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Via Ezra Klein, Politico’s John Bresnahan reports that the Democratic bill to require greater disclosure on the part of groups that fund political advocacy will have an exception for “organizations that have more than 1 million members, have been in existence for more than 10 years, have members in all 50 states and raise 15 percent or less of their funds from corporations.” Turns out there’s only one such organization in the country. Before you click the link, can you guess which one?

Hint: it’s not the AFL-CIO. And speaking of that, here’s Ezra: “Thought experiment: If Democrats wrote this bill and created an exemption that only applied to the AFL-CIO, how would that play in the media? And why would it be substantively any different?”

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