David Moore

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

The World’s Most Expensive Weapon Has Flopped

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The F-35 program could soon be scaled back—and possibly phased out—after gobbling up hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars.

From Sludge
On February 26, 2021

Here Are the Companies Behind Trump’s Rollback of Shareholder Rights

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A new report found that ExxonMobil and GM led big business groups in supporting rules that made it harder for shareholders to submit proposals.

From Sludge
On February 18, 2021

Google is Giving People Bad, Fossil Fuel-Funded Info on the Green New Deal

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A conservative think tank funded in part by the fossil fuel industry put out a cost estimate seemingly intended to cause sticker shock atop search results.

From Sludge
On February 16, 2021

Former PAC Rejector Elaine Luria Is Now Taking Checks From Raytheon and Rolls-Royce

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Luria was recently elected vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee after taking contributions from the PACs of several defense contractors to pay off her campaign's debt.

From Sludge
On February 9, 2021

Joe Manchin Backed Filibuster Reform A Decade Ago. What Changed?

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Manchin said the rules change would ensure "the views of regular Americans are better represented in the Senate."

From Sludge
On February 2, 2021

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