David Moore

Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure

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A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option, called "Democracy Dollars," along with other reforms.

From Sludge
On September 28, 2022
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The Conflicted: Reps Own Stock in Companies While Serving on Committees Overseeing Them

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Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.

From Sludge
On September 2, 2022
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Billionaire-Backed Democrats Killed the Build Back Better Act

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The dark money group No Labels is reportedly loading up on billionaire donors to support conservative Democrats in elections ahead.

From Sludge
On August 26, 2022
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GM, Ford, and DTE Among Companies Funding Michigan GOP

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Michigan Republicans took a step to pass restrictive voting laws using a state quirk that dodges both voters and a gubernatorial veto.

From Sludge
On August 18, 2022
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Mysterious Super PAC Attacks Biaggi in Homestretch of Primary Against DCCC Chair Maloney

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The pop-up group has not disclosed its funders or the individuals behind it.

From Sludge
On August 9, 2022
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Chevron-Funded Super PAC Boosted Oil-Friendly Dem in California Congressional Primary

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California Democrat Adam Gray advanced in the CA-13 primary after the super PAC ran ads for him, facing a candidate endorsed by state environmental groups.

From Sludge
On July 15, 2022
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GOP Effort to Subvert Democracy Heads to SCOTUS

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The conservative Supreme Court majority may hand state legislatures unchecked control over federal elections.

From Sludge
On July 1, 2022
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Corporate America is Helping to Elect Anti-Abortion Attorneys General

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Abortion access is on the ballot in several states this year in attorney general races.

From Sludge
On June 16, 2022
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Meet the Gun Industry’s Revolving Door Lobbyists

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Following a spate of deadly mass shootings, President Biden last week called on Congress to pass laws that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and expand background checks for firearms purchases, among other steps. House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is working to bring a legislative package of gun control measures to the floor […]

From Sludge
On June 7, 2022
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Election Denial Is Not a Problem for Bipartisan Caucus

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One in five GOP members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus voted to support legal challenges to the 2020 election results.

From Sludge
On May 19, 2022
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The Lobbyists Who Make Filing Your Taxes a Nightmare

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Some of Intuit's lobbyists at a top D.C. firm recently held a swanky fundraiser for Senate Democrats.

From Sludge
On April 22, 2022
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New App Helps You Opt Out of Corporate Media

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The OptOut news aggregation app, launched last month, aims to level-up the distribution of independent journalism and more uncompromising content.

From Sludge
On April 7, 2022
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Biden Requests Record Defense Budget Even Before Congress Boosts It

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President Biden proposed a record $813 billion in defense funding, which experts called a boon to weapons contractors developing nuclear weapons.

From Sludge
On March 29, 2022
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