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Harry Reid Secured Subsidies for Aides’ Donors

Corporate donors to a green energy nonprofit operated by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s (D., Nev.) former staffers and a current campaign operative have received billions of dollars in federal...

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Reid Landed Federal Posts for Partners at Law Firm Funding Aides’ Group

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) recommended for powerful federal posts three partners at a Nevada-based firm that donates to a nonprofit run by his current and former aides. Reid...

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Former Employees: Reid-Backed Firm Lied to Get Stimulus Cash

The Senate’s top Democrat is proud of securing taxpayer backing for a green energy company accused by former employees of fraudulently obtaining federal grant money, his office said this week. Two...

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Dish Network May Lose Its $3 Billion Taxpayer-Funded Subsidy

DISH Network is in jeopardy of losing its over $3 billion subsidy from the federal government that allowed the company to buy up half of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) wireless licenses...

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Green Energy Firm Accused of Ripping Off Treasury to Get More Taxpayer Money

A green energy company accused by two former employees of filing fraudulent applications for federal grant money will receive additional subsidies to research geothermal energy, the Department of...

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Dem Senate Recruit Advised Federal Energy Regulators While Employed by Green...

A Pennsylvania Democrat’s expected U.S. Senate run could renew scrutiny of her role in crafting green energy and environmental policies while she helped run, and was paid by, companies that received...

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Hedge Fund-Financed Green Group Discloses $50M in Grants

A foundation funded by opaque financial vehicles poured nearly $50 million into leading liberal and environmentalist groups in 2013 and 2014, according to newly released tax filings. The Sea Change...

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Dem Super PAC’s Top Aides Evade Lobbyist Hiring Ban

A leading Democratic super PAC says it will no longer employ lobbyists in the wake of a scandal involving contributions to the group, but one of the executives who announced the move directs a...

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String of Felons Worked With Nonprofit Cofounded by Bill Clinton

Numerous former board members and trustees of a charity group cofounded by Bill Clinton have been accused of or convicted of insider trading, campaign finance violations, and other illegal schemes. The...

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Green Energy Investors Look to Cash in on Paris Talks

A group of millionaires and billionaires that includes major investors in green energy are using the international climate talks kicking off this week to push for more government subsidies for the...

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Paul Ryan Slams Ex-Im Bank as ‘Crony Capitalism’

By David Lawder (Reuters) – Republican congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday slammed the U.S. Export-Import Bank as a purveyor of "crony capitalism" that mainly helps a few large companies, and said...

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Pelosi Subsidies Benefit Husband’s Investment in Dem Mega-Donor’s Company

The top Democrat in the House of Representatives steered more than a billion dollars in subsidies to a light rail project that benefitted a company run by a high-dollar Democratic donor and in which...

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Obama Donor Blocks Access to Hagan Stimulus Records

An incumbent senator voted for a massive taxpayer stimulus that just happened to benefit businesses owned by that senator’s immediate family members. That same senator later recommended someone to...

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Obama Operative Joins Taxpayer-Backed Solar Company

A top official at President Barack Obama’s personal advocacy group will join a major Obama donor’s solar firm, the company announced on Wednesday. Obama operative Jon Carson will be a top executive at...

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‘Leviathan’ Review

"The best one-liner in Leviathan comes in the opening credits," the New Yorker’s Anthony Lane noted in his review of the Russian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Oscars....

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Foreign Firm Funding U.S. Green Groups Tied to State-Owned Russian Oil Company

A shadowy Bermudan company that has funneled tens of millions of dollars to anti-fracking environmentalist groups in the United States is run by executives with deep ties to Russian oil interests and...

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Ex-Im Official Secures Millions for Indian Solar Company, Then Joins Its Board

As a controversial federal agency prepares extensive taxpayer support for green energy companies in India, one such company has hired a former top official at the agency who has helped it secure...

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DISH Manipulates Federal Rules, Gets Billions in Discounts for Wireless Licenses

DISH Network, whose co-founder is a major Democratic donor, cashed in on a $3.3 billion taxpayer-funded discount to purchase wireless licenses from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on...

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Congress Looking Into White House’s Role in FCC’s Net Neutrality Regulations

The secrecy surrounding the Obama administration’s plans for regulating the Internet has prompted a congressional inquiry into whether the independent Federal Communications Commission or the White...

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Tom Steyer’s Deep Ties to Oregon Corruption Scandal

Top advisers to the billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer helped run a green group, financed in part by Steyer himself, that is at the center of a corruption scandal that could force the Democratic...

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