Money in politics has gotten a bad rap, especially from the left—which is odd, because some of the biggest money around in politics is liberal money. The Capital Research Center has traced where the money is in U.S politics, and recently I spoke with the center’s president, Scott Walter. He unpacked the idea of “dark money” and explained who’s paying who, and what kind of impact it actually has. Plus: As we approach Independence Day, national pride is at a new low. What’s up with that? We’ll discuss.

We also cover these stories:

  • The House Ways and Means Committee has filed a lawsuit to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns.
  • The Border Patrol is saying Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., misrepresented the detention facilities at the border.
  • Trump is promising planes—and tanks—at this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Washington, D.C.

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