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Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic
Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.
Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal
The Conservative Partnership Institute saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.
REVEALED: Oil Industry Lobbying Group Funded ‘Dark Money’ Ad Campaign for Conservative Democrats
The American Petroleum Institute's latest tax filing reveals payments to an opaque group that has spent millions on ads promoting Henry Cuellar, Kyrsten Sinema, and other conservative Democrats.
These Companies Donated to Anti-Choice Georgia Republican AG Chris Carr
Carr squeaked out a re-election win over a Democratic rival who pledged that she would not enforce Georgia's "heartbeat law" abortion ban.
Michigan Ballot Measure Would Finally Bring Financial Disclosures—and Weaker Term Limits
Proposal 1 would make more than 300 term-limited politicians in Michigan once again eligible to run for office.
Oakland Voters to Decide on Fair Elections Measure
A ballot measure would create a public campaign financing option, called "Democracy Dollars," along with other reforms.
Steve Wynn Makes Biggest Political Donation Yet
The donation was to a pro-Trump super PAC that is supporting Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz and attacking Senate Democratic candidates this election cycle.
The Conflicted: Reps Own Stock in Companies While Serving on Committees Overseeing Them
Despite public anger over congressional stock trading, senators and reps have held on to personal investments in companies that fall under their committees' jurisdiction.
Billionaire-Backed Democrats Killed the Build Back Better Act
The dark money group No Labels is reportedly loading up on billionaire donors to support conservative Democrats in elections ahead.
GM, Ford, and DTE Among Companies Funding Michigan GOP
Michigan Republicans took a step to pass restrictive voting laws using a state quirk that dodges both voters and a gubernatorial veto.
Microsoft Hosted Congressional Staffers as it Lobbied on Antitrust Bills
Dozens of staffers met with company lobbyists in Washington State as Microsoft lobbied on antitrust bills that could majorly impact their business.
Mysterious Super PAC Attacks Biaggi in Homestretch of Primary Against DCCC Chair Maloney
The pop-up group has not disclosed its funders or the individuals behind it.
Pelosi Fortune Growing Rapidly, Per New Disclosure
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.