David Moore

Companies Are Pausing Their PACs, But Their Trade Groups Aren’t

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Dozens of companies paused their PAC donations to Republican election objectors, but a loophole might continue sending them funds through corporate trade associations.

From Sludge
On January 22, 2021

DNC Finally Releases Rules for Next Week’s Chair Election

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Sludge obtained two memos sent by the DNC to national members outlining the election rules for the next party chair.

From Sludge
On January 11, 2021

The Tea Party Origins of ‘Stop the Steal’

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The pro-Trump protests were the culmination of over a decade of investment in conservative groups by the right-wing Koch network and large corporations.

From Sludge
On January 8, 2021

Corporate Lobbyist Bailout: DENIED

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A startup watchdog group beat back legislation that would have allowed corporate trade groups that lobby the government to access PPP funding.

From Sludge
On December 31, 2020

Ford: A Tradition of Greenwashing

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The automaker is touting its climate consciousness, but the vast majority of its production will still be fossil-fuel-powered SUVs and trucks.

From Sludge
On December 24, 2020

Pop-up Group in Texas Democratic Primary Funded by Big Oil

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The American Petroleum Institute spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to fend off a progressive challenger.

From Sludge
On December 18, 2020

These Four States Can Kill the Electoral College

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The undemocratic institution may be closer to dead than you think.

From Sludge
On December 12, 2020