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Buttigieges Cashed in Last Year With Book and Podcast Deals

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After dropping out, Mayor Pete and Chasten got book deals while the former candidate morphed his campaign into a PAC complete with a dark money affiliate.

From Sludge
On January 26, 2021

Corporate America Rewards Trump Enablers With Cushy Jobs

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Trump staffers are worried that the insurrection might hurt their career opportunities, but many of their former colleagues had no trouble finding nice jobs in the political influence industry.

From Sludge
On January 19, 2021

Cruz and AOC Said They Would Propose a Lobbying Ban. So What Happened?

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They got a lot of attention for agreeing to work together on a bill to close the revolving door, but they never actually did what they said they would.

From Sludge
On January 14, 2021

GOP Reps Who Voted Against $2,000 Checks Received Millions in COVID Bailout Funds

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Mitch McConnell's in-laws received a $417,000 PPP loan.

From Sludge
On December 29, 2020

The TV Lobby Does Not Want You to See the Sun

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Their reasoning is simple: If it’s dark out after work, you’re more likely to plop your ass on the couch.

From Sludge
On December 21, 2020

Richard Neal Got a Surprise Billing Deal for His Private Equity Donors

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You’ll pay through higher insurance premiums.

From Sludge
On December 15, 2020