Democrats and Republicans just made it easier for America's financial institutions to repeat risky mistakes that led to the last economic meltdown. Many in Congress who voted in favor of the plan also happened to get money from those who benefit: the banks.
Even the perception of bias that favors the sponsor can undermine public trust in corporate-funded research.
As companies fill the research void at the federal level, the incentives are stronger than ever to manipulate data and methodology, say critics.
Lack of disclosure and outrageous claims are usually giveaways that a scientific study has corporate fingerprints.
The coveted treat was quietly delivered by lawmakers who had long sought oil extraction in wildlife refuge.
Republican lawmakers took care of friends, including President Trump and other wealthy property owners and developers
The pharmaceutical industry has reinforced its clout on Capitol Hill with campaign contributions that heavily support incumbents in both parties. That figure came to a total of $62.7 million during the 2016 election cycle, according to the OpenSecrets database. The largest drug companies lean, in particular, toward the members of...