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Microsoft Hosted Congressional Staffers as it Lobbied on Antitrust Bills

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Dozens of staffers met with company lobbyists in Washington State as Microsoft lobbied on antitrust bills that could majorly impact their business.

From Sludge
On August 3, 2022
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Mysterious Super PAC Attacks Biaggi in Homestretch of Primary Against DCCC Chair Maloney

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The pop-up group has not disclosed its funders or the individuals behind it.

From Sludge
On August 9, 2022
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Pelosi Fortune Growing Rapidly, Per New Disclosure

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A new disclosure shows the House Speaker and her husband have continued to accelerate the growth of their fortune through trade in tech stocks and real estate investments.

From Sludge
On July 25, 2022
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Chevron-Funded Super PAC Boosted Oil-Friendly Dem in California Congressional Primary

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California Democrat Adam Gray advanced in the CA-13 primary after the super PAC ran ads for him, facing a candidate endorsed by state environmental groups.

From Sludge
On July 15, 2022
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GOP Effort to Subvert Democracy Heads to SCOTUS

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The conservative Supreme Court majority may hand state legislatures unchecked control over federal elections.

From Sludge
On July 1, 2022
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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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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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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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