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Republicans use dark money to pack the courts to get wealthy donors the laws they want and to cling to power

Republican court packing pays off

Republicans haven’t won the popular vote since 2004, so they pack the courts with partisan judges to cling to power and rule from the bench. Follow the dark money to see how the GOP does it. Judge Aileen M. Cannon, a Trump-appointed judge, confirmed by the McConnell Senate after Trump had lost the election, has …

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Follow the dark money from coal mining firms

Black Lung Disease Trust funding jeopardized as Build Back Better stalls

Senators jeopardize funding for coal miners sick with Black Lung Disease. Why? Follow the dark money political donations. “The coal industry is leaving a scarring legacy on the land and in the lungs of miners. More than ten percent of coal miners with 25 or more years’ experience in underground mines have coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, …

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