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MapLight Analysis Finds a Small Donor Class Funds Oregon Elections
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Under Fire By U.S. Regulators, Chinese Telecom Giant Lobbying Jumped Sixfold in 2018
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A Chinese telecommunications giant banned from purchasing key electronic components from the United States increased its Capitol Hill lobbying sixfold last year, according to federal records examined by MapLight.
Federal Action and Inaction on Digital Deception
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MapLight examines some of the most relevant pieces of legislation for countering online disinformation and deceptive political advertising making their way through Congress -- including a break down what the bills would do and what prospects they have of passing.
DowDuPont Giving Generously To Congressional Opponents of Chlorpyrifos Ban
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Lawmakers sitting out a fight to ban a controversial pesticide linked to brain damage in children and farmworkers have received about 27 times more campaign cash from its primary manufacturer since 2017 than House members pushing for a prohibition.
Secretive Conservative Legal Group Funded By $17 Million Mystery Donor Before Kavanaugh Fight
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The conservative “dark money” organization that spearheaded controversial Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s contentious confirmation received $22 million in anonymous donations in the year before the 2018 court fight.
Former Democratic Senators’ Rural Voter Project Tied To “Medicare For All” Opponents
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A “dark money” organization designed to help Democrats win rural votes in 2020 is getting support from anti-“Medicare for All” forces -- and pushing their message with a pair of former Democratic senators.
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