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Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Revealed: How U.S. Senators Invest in the Firms They’re Supposed to Regulate

As they legislate on important matters, over 50 senators enjoy investments in major communications, defense, finance, energy, and health companies that Congress oversees.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Mike Pence Set to Mingle With Wall Street Billionaires at Major Financial Conference

Pence will attend the Delivering Alpha conference along with hedge fund billionaires tied to some of the gravest problems humanity faces today.

Health Primary category in which blog post is published

The Dialysis Duopoly Spends Big to Protect Profits in California

A scam to get patients to switch from Medicare to private insurance for dialysis care is being threatened by a bill in the Golden State. DaVita and Fresenius, the dialysis giants, have placed enormous funds into opposing it.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Wealthy, White, and Over 50: The Demographics of the Democratic Presidential Donors

Sludge and Data for Progress analyzed the Democratic presidential candidates' donors by income, race, gender, age, and ideology.

Ditch the Unemployment Rate

Does President Trump really have the benefit of a strong economy heading into the 2020 election year?

Opinion
Immigration Primary category in which blog post is published

Ogilvy Employees Confront Boss Over CBP Contracts Following Sludge Report

Sludge's reporting on CBP contractors inspired employee protests at the ad agency Ogilvy, prompting follow-up reports in NPR, the Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed News, AdWeek, and many local outlets.

Sludge Turns One

Sludge's investigative journalism on money in politics has had big impacts over the past year. To continue this muckraking work, we're seeking more of our readers to become Sludge Members.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

To Quash Green New Deal, Big Oil Pushes a Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax

Backed by top global corporate powerhouses, the plan is driven by an industry-friendly logic firmly within the bounds of the neoliberal imagination.