Politics

Homestretch

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PODCAST! Christina and Harry take one last look at the mayor’s race, and Alex Lynn breaks down what’s really been happening at Washington Square Park.

From FAQ NYC
On June 18, 2021

Fossil Fuel-Funded Think Tank Takes Tonko to Coal Country

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The Bipartisan Policy Center is a D.C. think tank that presents itself as being above the fray of petty politics and concerned instead with the very serious business of crafting policies built on “the best ideas from both parties.” It was founded in 2007 by four former Senate majority leaders who had moved into the […]

From Sludge
On June 17, 2021

Battlefield Twitter, in Nigeria

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In the current moment of political unrest, Nigerians worry that the ban on Twitter is meant as a distraction from the colossal economic and social fallout of a disastrous year, as the global economy continues to reel from the pandemic.

From Popula
On June 16, 2021

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.

From Sludge
On June 15, 2021

Dems Pass on Using Key Power to Kill Trump Rules

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Unfilibusterable bills to reverse Trump rules have been left to die.

From Sludge
On June 10, 2021

The Gracie Bunch

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PODCAST! Dianne Morales, Shaun Donovan, Ray McGuire and Kathryn Garcia each call in to answer two tough questions, plus an interview with Paperboy Love Prince.

From FAQ NYC
On June 9, 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

Joe Crowley Will Lobby for RIAA Front Group

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Crowley's first client is a RIAA front group.

From Sludge
On June 3, 2021

The End Is Near

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Less than three weeks out, and after a “pivotal” second debate in which not much pivoted, Chrissy, Harry and the Wall Street Journal’s Katie Honan talk about the mayor’s race and the future of New York City.

From FAQ NYC
On June 3, 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.

From Sludge
On May 27, 2021

Clyburn’s Corporate Foundation

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Donors include PhRMA, Altria, and Fluor.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
From Sludge
On May 25, 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.

From Sludge
On May 18, 2021

Dems Signaling Opposition to Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Bill Got 2.5x More Pharma Money

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On average, the signers received $93,275 from the OpenSecrets-defined pharmaceutical/health products industry in the 2020 election cycle, according to Sludge’s analysis, far more than the average for House Democrats during that period of $37,788.

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From Sludge
On May 13, 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