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Contradictory consumer demands for food labels are making some food companies re-think their alliance with the industry's traditional lobbying group. miakievy/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump gives a thumbs up at the Republican National Convention, as then-Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort stands behind him and next to Ivanka Trump. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'Drain The Swamp'? Hardly. Washington Appears More Stuck In The Muck Than Ever

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Drug lobbyists and consumer health advocates fill the halls of the state Capitol in September to see how Assembly members vote on a controversial drug price transparency bill. Tam Ma/Courtesy of Health Access California hide caption

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California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

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A Drugmaker Tries To Cash In On The Opioid Epidemic, One State Law At A Time

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Corey Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager, stepped down from a lobbying firm he'd founded after it was revealed he hadn't registered as as lobbyist. VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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An organization campaigning against foreign drug imports has deep connections to the lobbying group PhRMA, which includes Eli Lilly, Pfizer and Bayer. Bill Diodato/Getty Images hide caption

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Chefs Kerry Heffernan and Tom Colicchio pose for a photo at Bearnaise, a Capitol Hill restaurant, on Tuesday before setting out for a day of lobbying lawmakers. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Ed Perlmutter shakes hands with Carlyn Meyer and other members of the groups J-Street and MoveOn.org as they urge him to support the Iran nuclear deal at an event in Denver. J-Street plans to spend about $5 million on ads in this fight, which is vastly dwarfed by the $20 million to $40 million from groups like AIPAC that oppose the agreement. Jason Bahr/Getty Images hide caption

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Lobbyists Spending Millions To Sway The Undecided On Iran Deal

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The amount of money spent on Capitol Hill is way more than small change — but the impact of that money is a little murky. Here, the U.S. Capitol is reflected in a fountain full of coins on Election Day this year. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Top Spenders On Capitol Hill Pay Billions, Receive Trillions

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When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen

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