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Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Anti-Abortion Ad Barrett Signed Is Tied To Group Working To Bring Abortion Cases To the Supreme Court

Federal statute instructs judges to disqualify themselves when they have a personal bias concerning a party.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Baltimore County Grassroots Groups Look To Continue a Public Financing Wave

Voters in Baltimore County will soon have their say on a ballot measure that would join several other large Maryland counties, as well as the city of Baltimore, in adopting a voluntary public financing program for elections.

Quick Hits Primary category in which blog post is published

Blue Dog-Affiliated Group Runs Ads for Big Pharma

Center Forward, a "dark money" group with major funding from Big Pharma, is running a Facebook ad campaign touting the pharmaceutical industry as its super PAC spends millions to re-elect Blue Dog Democrats.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Billionaire Oligarchs and Anonymous Megadonors Behind Amy Coney Barrett Ads

Finance executives, industrial magnates, and right-wing megadonors have readied the groups spending tens of millions of dollars on ads to confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, who often rules in line with corporate interests.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

In Heavily Gerrymandered Wisconsin, a Bipartisan Grassroots Movement Fights for Fair Maps

The Wisconsin Fair Maps Coalition has helped pass resolutions in 54 of 72 counties calling on the state legislature to adopt nonpartisan redistricting, with 11 more on the ballot in November.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Ohio GOP Leader Co-Wrote Bailout Bills With Lobbyists for Energy Companies Behind Alleged Bribery Scheme

Ohio House Leader Bill Seitz, the third-ranking Republican who is considering a run for speaker next year, advanced energy industry bailout bills since 2017 that are now part of a federal investigation.

Neal Sends Cease and Desist Letter Over Ad Highlighting His Corporate PAC Donors

The ad features a headline from a Sludge article that found that Neal was the top recipient of corporate PAC donations in 2019.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Perez Put Lobbyists in Charge of Reviewing DNC Member Qualifications

Over one-third of the DNC Credentials Committee consists of members appointed by Tom Perez, including a U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive and a prominent corporate lobbyist.

DNC Primary category in which blog post is published

Corporate Lobbyists Vote To Keep Corporate Lobbyists In the DNC

A measure to bar corporate lobbyists from serving on the DNC was rejected with several corporate lobbyists on the DNC Rules Committee voting against it.