North Carolina Primary category in which blog post is published

Revealing Money and Power Networks in North Carolina Campaigns

A spatial analysis of campaign finance data reveals a 2020 statehouse landscape awash in cash as Democrats tried new efforts to win seats ahead of redistricting.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

DNC Finally Releases Rules for Next Week’s Chair Election

After months of waiting, DNC members who will vote on the next party chair, replacing Tom Perez, learned that the leadership election will be held online from Jan. 18-21.

Revolving Door Primary category in which blog post is published

BlackRock Alum Who Developed Neoliberal Policies for Obama Will Be Harris’ Chief Economist

Michael Pyle is the latest member of BlackRock's "shadow government" to be hired by the Biden-Harris administration.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

The Tea Party Origins of ‘Stop the Steal’

The pro-Trump protests were the culmination of over a decade of investment in conservative groups by the right-wing Koch network and large corporations.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Rules Package Closes Witness Conflicts Loophole

For the first time, witnesses to Congress will have to disclose all entities they are affiliated with that have an interest in the topic of the hearing.

Digital Primary category in which blog post is published

GOP Groups Go Negative After Facebook Lifts Ad Ban for Georgia

A look at the political ads Georgia voters are seeing on Facebook as they head to the polls in the runoff Senate elections.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

Biden’s State Department Nominee Is a Walking, Talking Conflict of Interest

Blinken recently worked as a consultant for companies with business before the department.

SLUDGE REPORT Primary category in which blog post is published

Corporate Lobbyist Bailout: DENIED

A startup watchdog group beat back legislation that would have allowed corporate trade groups that lobby the government to access PPP funding.

Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

Members of Congress Profited From COVID Bailout While Small Businesses Were Shut Out

This new analysis of how members of Congress benefited from the CARES Act comes as Congress failed to provide as much relief for ordinary workers as many had hoped in the latest round of stimulus.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Seattle’s Public Financing System Doubled Donor Participation in Second Run

The city's innovative "democracy voucher" program, adopted to diversify campaign donors and candidates, made continued strides in representativeness of Seattle residents.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

The TV Lobby Does Not Want You to See the Sun

The broadcasters lobby’s reasoning is simple: If it’s dark out after work, you’re more likely to plop your ass on the couch and spend your evening consuming their programs.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Mysterious Dark Money Group That Backed ‘Big Oil’s Favorite Democrat’ Was Funded by Big Oil

American Workers for Progress, which spent big for Cuellar, was funded by an oil and gas industry lobbying group.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Koch-Funded Group Seeks to Overturn Voter-Approved Tax on Arizona’s Wealthiest 1%

The right-wing Goldwater Institute has filed a lawsuit to overturn Proposition 208, passed by Arizona voters to help fund public education after years of budget cuts.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

These Four States Can Kill the Electoral College

A national popular vote compact can be adopted by passing ballot initiatives in four key states or enacting a law in five large states.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

FEC Quorum Restored. Next Stop, Gridlock!

Good-government groups are calling on Congress to reform the dysfunctional agency.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Climate Coalition Talking Points Prop Up Brian Deese

Mainstream environmental groups rally around the former BlackRock executive, while more left-leaning groups remain skeptical.

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