Health Primary category in which blog post is published

Florida GOP Deregulates Nursing Homes

Florida’s Republican politicians are shielding their campaign donors from liability while chipping away at safety standards for elderly residents.

Tech Primary category in which blog post is published

Heidi Heitkamp Lobbies Against a Democratic FCC

The former Democratic senator is running misleading ads claiming that FCC nominee Gigi Sohn would be bad for rural America.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Three More Senators Violated the STOCK Act

At least two more Democrats and a Republican senator failed to report stock transactions last year as a ban on congressional stock trading flounders in a Senate working group.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Your Tax Dollars Are Propping Up the Gun Lobby

Some well-known gun makers hold rich contracts with the federal government as they lobby against firearms regulations.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Supreme Court Strikes Candidate Loan Repayment Limits

The decision in a case brought by Sen. Ted Cruz means candidates with the means to loan their campaigns more than $250,000 can fully repay themselves with contributions raised after they are elected.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Pro-Israel Lobby Spends Big to Defeat Progressive Summer Lee

Nearly three out of four dollars backing Lee's Democratic primary opponent Steve Irwin came from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee or super PACs deeply tied to it.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Private Equity-Funded Super PAC Buys Attack Ads Against Progressive Challenger

A new super PAC formed to push back against progressive challengers plans to spend $800,000 on TV ads opposing Jamie McLeod-Skinner through the May 17 Oregon primary election.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

The Republican War Against Fossil Fuel Divestment

State and congressional Republican lawmakers are trying a bold new tack to stall the fossil fuel boycott and divestment movement — all the while oil and gas companies flood their campaign coffers.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Kurt Schrader’s Hypocritical Citizens United Ad

Schrader's new campaign ad denounces Big Money spending in elections, but as treasurer of the corporate-funded Blue Dog PAC he has authorized $750,000 to a super PAC that is now running ads on his behalf.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Fossil Fuel Allies in Congress Stand With Embattled Rep. Henry Cuellar

Cuellar, who has the worst environmental voting record of any Democrat of Congress, faces a competitive primary challenge from Green New Deal-backer Jessica Cisneros.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Grassroots Groups Call on Boeing to Cut off Donations to Election Objectors

After a three-month pause in its political giving last year, Boeing has quietly become one of the top business PAC donors to the Republican members of Congress who voted to overturn the election results.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Finance Billionaires Fund Conor Lamb Super PAC

Lamb has embraced the super PAC despite calling for Citizens United to be overturned.

2022 Primary category in which blog post is published

Lobbyist-Led Dark Money Group Buys Pro-Schrader Ads in Tightly Contested Oregon Primary

Better Jobs Together, which previously ran ads for Henry Cuellar and Kyrsten Sinema, is on the air for Kurt Schrader in his primary contest against a progressive challenger.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Good Gov Groups Slam New York’s New Ethics Commission Plan

Politicians will still have too much control over the ethics commissioners, the groups say, as part of a state budget deal negotiated behind closed doors.

Brick House Cooperative Primary category in which blog post is published

New App Helps You Opt Out of Corporate Media

The OptOut news aggregation app, launched last month, aims to level-up the distribution of independent journalism.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Nonprofit Group Takes Aim at Foreign Money in Politics

The organization Free Speech for People is promoting legislation at the state, federal, and local levels that would prohibit foreign-influenced corporations from making political donations, potentially affecting every S&P 500 company.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Gayle Manchin Awards Grant Benefiting Her Husband’s Political Helpers

Among the recipients is a business park directed by Joe Manchin's campaign treasurer.

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Rearden Assisted With Key Evidence in Chevron Case Against Donziger

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says progressives misunderstand Biden nominee Jennifer Rearden's record representing companies including Chevron.

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