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We're Going to Take on Big Pharma and Win

Alex Lawson and Alexandra Rojas Common Dreams
Any politician who puts Pharma profits before the needs of their constituents will lose their jobs. And they will deserve it.

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Health Care Sharing Ministries. Summer of Soul | Official Trailer. How Trump Supporters Took the U.S. Capitol. ExxonMobil’s Lobbying War on Climate Change Legislation. How Sperm Got All the Credit in the Fertilization Story.

Debt Collectors: We Should Be Able to Break Your Legs

David Sirota Jacobin
The $13 billion debt collection industry is funneling huge amounts of cash to lawmakers in a bid to kill legislation that would finally put some limits on their predatory business model.

Who's funding the Senate's Sedition Caucus?

Sue Sturgis Facing South
Elected officials leading sedition movement Among the 16 senators in all who were part of the effort to overturn the presidential election, rank of lawyers and lobbyists among the top industry contributors to their campaigns, according to the latest data from FollowTheMoney.org.

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The Cranberry Caucus is Insanely Powerful

Dan Nosowitz Modern Farmer
You may not know that there is such a thing as the Congressional Cranberry Caucus. ...the cranberry industry is saying that it is unfair for them to have to correctly label their added sugars, because a product, like raisins naturally have a high sugar content, and thus (correctly) do not need to use the “added sugar” phrasing.

How Robo-Callers Outwitted the Government and Completely Wrecked the Do Not Call List

Simon van Zuylen-Wood Washington Post
In 2015, the call-blocking app YouMail estimated that close to a billion robo-calls were being placed every month. Two years later, that number has leapt to 2.5 billion. At best, these calls annoy. At worst, they defraud. By far, they constitute the top consumer complaint received by the FTC.

DNC Rolls Back Restrictions on Lobbyists

Megan R. Wilson The Hill
With the DNC now accepting all lobbyist and PAC donations, it has reversed the policies that were adopted in 2008, when Obama vowed to curb the influence of special interests in Washington.
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