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Foreign Lobbyists Funnel Millions To Lawmakers

This report is being co-published with MapLight. Since Donald Trump won the presidency, concerns about whether Russia played a hidden role in the 2016 election have simmered, and lawmakers have warned about the prospect of stealth foreign influence over American politics. But data compiled by International Business Times and MapLight show that foreign influence is [...]...

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Election 2016 – America the Banana Republic

A “banana republic” or “banana” state is a term used in political science to characterize politically unstable countries. Often these countries are in Latin America and feature economies largely dependent on exporting a limited-resource product, such as bananas. Considering our status as a first world superpower, this depiction is not how we think of the [...]...

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