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Interior Nominee And His Lobbying Firm Have Donated Almost $1 Million To Senators
Andrew Perez | March 22, 2019
President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Interior Secretary and his former lobbying firm have donated almost $1 million to senators who will vote on his confirmation since 2013.
Opponents of Health Care Reform Boosted By Industry Campaign Money
Frank Bass | March 15, 2019
Senators who have refused to cosponsor bills that would reshape the nation’s ailing health care system have received an average of $14,000 to $24,000 more in campaign contributions from the nation’s biggest health-care companies than lawmakers who have signed on as sponsors of one of three major reform bills.
Democratic Senator Who Opposed Medicare for All Will Lobby For Health-Care Interests
Andrew Perez | March 14, 2019
Months after advising the Democratic Party to abandon the idea of “Medicare for All,” a former U.S. senator has been hired by a lobbying firm whose clients are leading the fight against changes to the nation’s health care system.
MapLight President Testifies in Favor of Bill to Increase Local Campaign Finance Transparency
Alec Saslow |
A new bill introduced in California by Assemblyman James Gallagher, R - Yuba City, would increase transparency into campaign finance records at the local level by requiring local election officials to post campaign finance records online within 48 hours of filing deadlines.  
Digital Deception and Our Democracy
Hamsini Sridharan |
The 2016 election cycle marked the first time there was widespread recognition of the problems posed by online political manipulation efforts. What, exactly, is digital deception, and how do we combat it?
2020 Democratic Supporters of Green New Deal Don’t Stand to Lose Much Oil & Gas Green
Frank Bass |
The nation’s 10 largest oil and gas companies and their employees have given the Democratic candidates barely more than $165,000 over the last six years for federal campaigns.
New Dark Money Group Led by Trump Judicial Adviser Tied to Network Promoting His Court Picks
Anna Massoglia and Andrew Perez |
Newly obtained tax records shed additional light on the web of “dark money” organizations tied to President Donald Trump’s top judicial adviser that were used to funnel millions to organizations that boosted the Supreme Court nominations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.
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