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Trump is appointing privatizers and profiteers to important posts within the federal government.

Exxon Illegally Funded ALEC Under Tillerson's Tenure, CMD Tells Committee

Written Statement of Lisa Graves on Behalf of the Center for Media and Democracy Submitted to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

Pruitt Helped Block Garland Confirmation to Supreme Court, then Fundraised from Polluters that Benefited

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's choice to head the EPA, coordinated an effort by Republican state attorneys general to oppose the confirmation of Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court.

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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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