Tough Trade Talk Fades as Trump and Pence Toe the Koch Line

When he was running for president, Donald Trump had very harsh words for deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the then-pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Infighting, Legal Questions Slow ALEC Push for Second Constitutional Convention

New documents cast doubt on proponents claims they have 27 out of 34 states needed to trigger a convention.

"Poison Papers" Snapshot: HoJo Transcript Illustrates EPA Collusion with Chemical Industry

This transcript is part of more than 20,000 documents, weighing over three tons, just released on the Poison Papers website.

The Poison Papers Expose Decades of Collusion between Industry and Regulators over Hazardous Pesticides and Other Chemicals

The Bioscience Resource Project and the Center for Media and Democracy today are releasing a trove of rediscovered and newly digitized chemical industry and regulatory agency documents stretching back to the 1920s.

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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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