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Corporate America is Helping to Elect Anti-Abortion Attorneys General

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Abortion access is on the ballot in several states this year in attorney general races.

From Sludge
On June 16, 2022
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Meet the Gun Industry’s Revolving Door Lobbyists

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Following a spate of deadly mass shootings, President Biden last week called on Congress to pass laws that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and expand background checks for firearms purchases, among other steps. House Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) is working to bring a legislative package of gun control measures to the floor […]

From Sludge
On June 7, 2022
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LECTURERS’ STRIKE IN NIGERIA GROUNDS STUDENTS, LECTURERS, AND PARENTS

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The university store where Bimpe Alabi sells snacks and drinks at the park is usually crawling with customers. Since University of Ilorin's lecturers have gone on strike, this has changed. Alabi stands outside, inviting passersby. Her profits have shrunk, pushing her family into hardship.

From Tasteful Rude
On May 27, 2022
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Election Denial Is Not a Problem for Bipartisan Caucus

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One in five GOP members of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus voted to support legal challenges to the 2020 election results.

From Sludge
On May 19, 2022
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The Lobbyists Who Make Filing Your Taxes a Nightmare

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Some of Intuit's lobbyists at a top D.C. firm recently held a swanky fundraiser for Senate Democrats.

From Sludge
On April 22, 2022
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New App Helps You Opt Out of Corporate Media

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The OptOut news aggregation app, launched last month, aims to level-up the distribution of independent journalism and more uncompromising content.

From Sludge
On April 7, 2022
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Biden Requests Record Defense Budget Even Before Congress Boosts It

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President Biden proposed a record $813 billion in defense funding, which experts called a boon to weapons contractors developing nuclear weapons.

From Sludge
On March 29, 2022
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ICYMI: Republicans Heart Putin

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gazing into the soul of the Republican Party's deepening admiration for the Russian dictator

From Popula
On March 21, 2022
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Navy Seeks to Quietly Mothball Billions Worth of Faulty Ships

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The expensive Littoral Combat Ships, only seven years old, were expected to serve for 25 years.

From Sludge
On March 25, 2022
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Tech Industry Groups Push to Stall Antitrust Bills After Record 2020 Donations

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On Feb. 3, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed its second tech antitrust bill in as many months, part of the upper chamber’s efforts to address anti-competitive practices among big technology companies. The bipartisan Open Markets App Act (S. 2710) would focus on companies that run app stores with more than 50 million users in the […]

From Sludge
On February 22, 2022
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Manchin and Sinema Donors Gave Millions to Republican PACs

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Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema stood out last year by holding up their party’s signature Build Back Better Act, a package of social spending and climate measures that would have raised taxes on large corporations and people making at least $10 million a year. Manchin eventually came out against it, saying that he […]

From Sludge
On February 15, 2022
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Big Business PACs Gave Millions to Dem Party as Biden Agenda Collapsed

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The PACs of Business Roundtable member companies like Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and NextEra Energy donated millions to the DCCC and DSCC last year.

From Sludge
On February 10, 2022
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Biden Boosts Gas Exports, Profiting Reps With Pipeline Stocks

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Lawmakers purchased stock in gas and oil pipeline companies last year as the U.S. became the world's top exporter of liquid natural gas.

From Sludge
On February 8, 2022
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