Articles By Donald Shaw

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Cattle Lobbyist Running for Congress Backed by Cattle Lobbyist-Funded Super PAC

Longtime lobbyist Josh Winegarner is benefiting from huge spending by his cattle industry employer in the Republican runoff against Ronny Jackson, former White House doctor to President Trump.

Law Enforcement Primary category in which blog post is published

Police Foundations Scrub Corporate Partners and Board Members From Their Websites

In at least four major U.S. cities, foundations affiliated with police departments have taken down information on their partners and board members after activists began calling on them to cut ties.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Washington Takes Down Financial Disclosures, Claiming Concerns Over Foreign Hackers

Senators are calling for the disclosures, which are meant to expose conflicts of interest, to be kept offline and available only upon request.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Engel’s Top Donor is an AIPAC-Tied Group That Backs Powerful GOP Politicians

Pro-Israel America PAC has given Engel at least $127,981 this cycle.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

AOC Attacked by Super PAC Funded by Primary Opponent’s Husband

Mailers and digital media opposing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are being distributed by a super PAC that has received the majority of its funding from Stephen Dizard, the husband of her primary opponent, Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

2020 Primary category in which blog post is published

Klobuchar Worked With Law Enforcement Group to Increase Police Budgets

The possible Democratic vice presidential pick sought to dramatically increase the budget for a key cop-hiring program created by Joe Biden’s 1994 crime bill.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

‘Dark Money’ Groups Back Engel Against Progressive Challenger Bowman

Two nonprofits, recently incorporated in Delaware, have spent $260,000 on ads and mailers backing Engel. The groups are not required to reveal their donors.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Dark Money Pours Into West Virginia Ahead of State Supreme Court Election

A Republican Party group funded by the shadowy Judicial Confirmation Network is among the groups spending big ahead of West Virginia's Supreme Court elections.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Verizon and AT&T Partner With Pro-Police Militarization Lobbying Group

The National Sheriff's Association, which counts the telco giants as "platinum partners," lobbies Congress to make the Defense Department's 1033 military equipment transfer program permanent.