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Donald Shaw

Donald Shaw is a money-in-politics reporter and a co-founder of Sludge.

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The super PAC has made independent political expenditures to support Sinema's elections, and Sinema has directed donations to it through a PAC she used to chair. Read more

Politics

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This week, Unite the Country announced its top staffers, most of whom either work for major corporations or run groups funded by corporate interests. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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Jack Reed’s campaigns and leadership PAC have taken $362,400 from four defense contractors that have sold 90% of the American weapons bought by Saudi Arabia. Now he has a key role in negotiations around banning the companies’ Saudi sales. Read more

America and the World

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Juul says it wants to “make a meaningful, positive impact on our communities,” but by participating in the influential right-wing state legislative lobby it is working with a group that helps corporations violate the public interest. Read more

Health and Social Policy

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As it benefits from the corporate coffers of private prison giant CoreCivic, the institute advocates privatized reentry programs from which the company profits. Read more

, Civil Rights in America

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Sludge and Data for Progress analyzed the Democratic presidential candidates' donors by income, race, gender, age, and ideology. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

At the behest of a big-bank trade group, Gottheimer rallied 16 of his fellow Democrats to join him in urging financial regulators to gut a provision of Dodd-Frank that protects insured depository institutions from risky trading. Read more

Economic Policy

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Richard Neal’s recent contributors include multiple companies represented in anti-Medicare for All lobbying group the Partnership for America’s Health Care Future. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The DCCC has blacklisted vendors that work with progressive challengers, but it continues to pay those whose corporate clients work to block policies like net neutrality and Medicare for All. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power