How to understand the state of the union from money-in-politics perspective

(Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In the final State of the Union address of his first term, President Donald Trump

Lobbying spending in 2019 nears all-time high as health sector smashes records

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Federal lobbying spending surpassed $3.47 billion last year, a nine-year high, as influential industries tried to

Big Pharma bankrolled conservative groups that pushed industry message to Trump, tax returns show

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) The pharmaceutical industry’s largest trade association gave millions of dollars in grants to a number