David Moore

To ‘Electrify Everything,’ Blockchain Projects Dial Up Green Energy

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Decentralized technology is being used to swap carbon offsets internationally, create peer-to-peer energy trading, and promote greater renewable energy in power grids.

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On June 15, 2021

Former ALEC State Chair Joe Manchin Continues to Do the Group’s Bidding

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Manchin echoes ALEC in calling the For the People Act too partisan.

From Sludge
On June 8, 2021

Biden’s $6 Trillion Budget, in Context

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The White House budget proposal, with its infrastructure and families plans, would only spend about a quarter of GDP, less than other wealthy countries spend.

From Sludge
On June 1, 2021

Senate Republicans Propose Cuts to Rural Broadband Plan

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Three lead negotiators of the Senate GOP's counter-proposal to Biden's infrastructure plan represent states ranked in the bottom 10 for broadband access.

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On May 27, 2021

Groups Call on Congress: Fund Your Staff

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The average Hill staffer stays for only about three years, with many moving to become lobbyists.

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On May 18, 2021

Lockheed-Backed Reps Lobby Against F-35 Spending Cuts

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As the F-35 fighter comes under Pentagon review for potential cuts, bipartisan groups of lawmakers are calling to continue high levels of spending on the troubled $1.7 trillion program.

From Sludge
On May 12, 2021

Koch Group Fights Drug Price Reforms After Taking Big Pharma Money

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Americans for Prosperity is hitting six key moderate House Democrats with digital ads opposing reintroduced drug pricing measures.

From Sludge
On May 6, 2021

How Michael Bloomberg’s Former Campaign Manager Became Andrew Yang’s Favorite Fixer

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Andrew Yang's campaign chiefs are employees of Tusk Strategies, a consulting firm whose clients have included AT&T, Uber, and private equity giant Blackstone.

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On April 27, 2021

Blue Dog Rep Jim Cooper Gets Progressive Primary Challenger

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The Nashville Democrat, chair of the House subcommittee overseeing nuclear weapons programs, received max contributions last cycle from the PACs of several top defense contractors.

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On April 20, 2021

After Assessing the Insurrection, Toyota’s PAC Donates to Election Objectors

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The automaker took just three weeks to assess the Jan. 6 riots before restarting PAC donations to Republican election objectors.

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On April 13, 2021

Nearly 200 CEOs Oppose Biden and Yellen Corporate Tax Plans

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Dozens of U.S. companies have paid zero federal income tax while claiming to lead on "inclusive prosperity."

From Sludge
On April 6, 2021

House Progressives Ask Biden to Significantly Cut the Pentagon Budget

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Over 50 members of Congress are calling on President Biden to "significantly" cut military spending in next year's budget and invest in social needs.

From Sludge
On March 30, 2021

Cuomo’s Hidden Billions in Corporate Welfare

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Opaque state subsidies of more than $4.4 billion per year have helped Gov. Cuomo to consolidate his political power over the past decade.

From Sludge
On March 23, 2021

Blumenthal’s Spouse Stows Away Cargo Company Stock

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As he serves on the subcommittee overseeing ports of entry, Richard Blumenthal’s wife is investing in a cargo security company that says it is the only company that can satisfy the scanning requirements recommended by Congress.

From Sludge
On March 16, 2021

You Could Look Up Who Funds the Dumb Ads if HR 1 Passes

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House Democrats' reform bill would let anyone follow the money behind election ads.

From Sludge
On March 4, 2021