Articles By Alex Kotch

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

America’s Biggest Charities Are Funneling Millions to Hate Groups From Anonymous Donors

Four donor-advised funds, which create accounts for individuals to anonymously give money to nonprofits, are financing more than 30 anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, and other hate groups.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Here’s How AIPAC Spends Money to Influence Congress

U.S. representatives claimed their colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar, was anti-Semitic when she brought up AIPAC’s influence over members of Congress.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Senators Who Will Impact Green New Deal Own Stock in Fossil Fuel Companies

Several members of the Senate Energy and Environment committees collectively own millions of dollars worth of stock in companies such as Chevron, Exxon, and ConocoPhillips.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Members of House Committee Overseeing the Environment Have Millions Invested in Fossil Fuels

A large number of representatives on the Energy and Commerce Committee have as much as $16 million personally invested in oil, gas, and coal companies and investment funds.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Climate Crisis Committee Chair Divests From Fossil Fuel Fund Following Sludge Report

Florida Rep. Kathy Castor sold her shares worth up to $100,000 “to build confidence in her leadership.”

Private Prisons Primary category in which blog post is published

Members of New Border Security Committee Took Money from Private Prison PACs

More than half of the members of the House-Senate conference committee that will work on a deal to fund ICE have received campaign donations from GEO Group and CoreCivic.

Influence Primary category in which blog post is published

Congressman Sits on Board of Family Business, Could Influence Policy to Help It

Six-term GOP Rep. Brett Guthrie of Kentucky has millions invested in the company, which makes automotive components out of aluminum.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Jon Kyl Voted for New Nukes After Taking Payments From Nuclear Company

The senator-turned-lobbyist-turned-senator-turned-lobbyist had a paid board seat at one nuclear company and lobbied for two others. Then he joined the Senate.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

New House Foreign Affairs Chair Receives Money from Weapons Contractors He Oversees

Rep. Eliot Engel’s committee has jurisdiction over arms exports, and he’s gotten significant campaign donations from the defense industry and pro-Israel interests.