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Faced With PR Mess, Purdue Hired Firm That Helped BP After Catastrophic 2010 Oil Spill
Andrew Perez and Lee Fang | September 19, 2019
Purdue Pharma, the pharmaceutical firm that manufactures OxyContin and allegedly helped fuel widespread addiction to painkillers, has turned to some of the same corporate spin doctors hired by BP after the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Expect More Health Industry Spin At Thursday’s Democratic Debate
Andrew Perez | September 11, 2019
Hospital, drug, and insurance companies battling plans that would cut into their profits by providing health care for all Americans are spending money like it's 2008 again -- and using the same playbook to frame the debate.
As U.S. Regulators Step Up Antitrust Scrutiny, Big Tech Has Increased Lobbying Bandwidth
Frank Bass | September 05, 2019
Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Alphabet have spent more than $330 million on attempts to influence federal lawmakers since 2008
DSCC Raked In Cash from Health Care and Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Before Endorsing Hickenlooper
Andrew Perez and Alex Kotch |
Health-care and fossil fuel industry lobbyists raised almost $1.5 million for the DSCC during the first six months of the year.
Tackling Digital Deception as the 2020 Election Approaches
Alec Saslow and Hamsini Sridharan |
We lacked the laws and systems to combat deceptive digital politics in 2016, and we have yet to make significant progress with the 2020 election quickly approaching.
The Digital Deception Glossary
Margaret Sessa-Hawkins and Hamsini Sridharan |
We’ve collected and defined some of the terms most commonly used in reference to online political manipulation. If you find yourself having trouble telling your botnets from your troll farms, never fear: MapLight’s digital deception glossary is here.
Opioid Distributors Gave $23 Million Over Decade to Ease Epidemic’s Political Pain
Frank Bass |
The nation’s largest opioid distributors, their subsidiaries, and employees gave more than $23 million in campaign contributions to federal candidates over the last decade.
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