President Donald Trump vowed to bring down high drug prices. Now he’s nominated Alex Azar, a veteran of a major drug company and a key lobbying organization for the biotech industry, for secretary of Health and Human Services.
GOP members of Congress are feeling intense pressure from major donors to pass a tax cut bill for President Donald Trump to sign into law.
One year after Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election, the Clinton Foundation has wound down a major initiative and is trying to revive its fundraising operation.
Ed Gillespie, the Republican nominee for governor, has longstanding ties to the Koch brothers who have directed millions of dollars into efforts to elect him.
Millions of taxpayer dollars turned the solar boom into an import boom, decimating U.S. manufacturing and slowing action on climate change.
The man who introduced newly indicted Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to Team Trump is a real estate billionaire and one of the president’s best friends.
A new paper suggests that a greater emphasis on vocational education in the United States could save jobs and help lower-income earners.
In its blistering critique of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the U.S. Treasury cited the work of an academic whose career has benefited from years of funding from the billionaire Koch brothers.
As the political influence of wealthy Americans and corporations continues to grow, communities are fighting back with public financing programs at the state and local level.
Relying on the libertarian billionaires’ support is nothing new for the vice president. Now Mike Pence and the Koch brothers are working together to pass tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.
In advance of a possible 2020 White House run, Sen. Bernie Sanders seems determined to fix a problem that may have cost him the 2016 Democratic nomination.
A bill before Congress would make silencers easier to purchase, even as critics warn that it could make mass shootings more lethal. The largest manufacturer of silencers in the U.S. donated heavily to the Republican Party in 2016.
Reports from the first half of 2017 show corporations and special-interest groups weighing in on key provisions of Trump’s new tax framework.
With Democrats rushing to support Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-For-All bill, the party’s health care policy fight may finally be resolved. Here’s a timeline of their long, internal struggle.
Two Texas Democrats are running for Congress in a “safe” Republican district. Will the environmental impact of Hurricane Harvey improve their chance to win?
Only weeks before Hurricane Irma came ashore, Florida U.S. Rep. Bill Posey reintroduced legislation designed to block federal regulators from forcing companies to better disclose their climate-related risks to shareholders.
The credit reporting company that exposed 143 million people's private data to hackers has lobbied for the right to block consumers from suing.
Seven members of local law enforcement and the fire department who responded to explosions at an Arkema chemical plant in the Houston area are suing the company, alleging that it failed to properly inform them of the dangers of toxic fumes they faced.
Hurricane Irma closes in on the coast of Florida — a state where officials banned the terms “climate change,” “global warming” and “sea-level rise.”
A former top official from the Chemical Safety Board says the crisis at a Houston plant could have been prevented if the plant owner's lobbying group hadn't fought the board's work.
Arkema, the company that owns a Texas chemical plant that spewed “noxious” smoke Thursday, successfully lobbied to delay the enactment of plant safety rules — regulations that would've gone into effect five months ago.
Big Pharma's primary trade association created a "ghost corporation" to spend millions of dollars — from hidden corporate donors — against an Ohio ballot measure aimed at lowering drug costs.
After the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, companies are severing ties with racist and anti-Semitic websites, removing their ads or online infrastructure.
Vice President Mike Pence has been directly lobbied by major health care and drug companies, Wall Street firms, oil and gas interests and industry groups interested in shaping a federal infrastructure privatization initiative.
The super PAC affiliated with Mitch McConnell is pouring cash from the finance and fossil fuel industries into a Senate Republican primary race in Alabama, backing candidate Luther Strange.
Fossil fuel and pharmaceutical donations flooded into a super PAC that boosts state legislative elections. That could help the GOP counter the unpopularity of the Trump administration and keep control of state governments.
A new Congressional Budget Office analysis shows that a bill introduced by Sanders and Senate Democrats allowing foreign drug imports would save the federal government $6 billion. But other Democrats aren't onboard.
Democratic Group Angers Progressives — Bets On Conservative Wing, Wall Street Money, To Win Back House
To the fury of progressives, the Democratic congressional campaign group is relying on the party’s conservative wing and Wall Street money to help win back the U.S. House.
The U.S. stock market has seen a major boom since Donald Trump was elected, with the private prison, defense, finance and materials industries making big gains. Gun manufacturers and coal companies, however, have seen better days.
2020 Democratic Candidate? California Sen. Kamala Harris Meets With Big Clinton Donors And Lobbyists
The California senator — in the spotlight thanks to her sharp interrogations of Jeff Sessions and other officials — met with major Democratic fundraisers last weekend.