Articles By Donald Shaw

Climate Primary category in which blog post is published

Kennedy to Refund Donations From Fossil Fuel Lobbyist

A lobbyist for natural gas and pipeline companies gave Kennedy the legal maximum contribution, a violation of the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge that Kennedy signed.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

Here Are the Billionaires Funding Trump’s Voter Suppression Lawsuits

Dozens of billionaires have donated to the RNC's legal fund that is being used to fight against expanded access to mail voting.

Democracy Primary category in which blog post is published

City Councils With Publicly-Funded Elections Lead Way in Cutting Police Budgets

While politicians in many cities resist activists, in some cities with councils elected largely through publicly financed elections significant cuts to police budgets are advancing.

Defense Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Voting Against Pentagon Cuts Got 3.4x More Money From the Defense Industry

The Pocan amendment, rejected by defense-backed Democrats and all Republicans, would have cut next year's military budget by 10%.

Finance Primary category in which blog post is published

Joe Kennedy, a Top Recipient of Hedge Fund Cash, Declined to Back Tax Fairness Act

Unlike his Democratic Senate primary opponent Sen. Ed Markey, Rep. Joe Kennedy has declined in multiple sessions to co-sponsor legislation to end the carried interest tax loophole enjoyed by hedge fund and private equity managers.

Investments Primary category in which blog post is published

Justin ‘No Bailouts’ Amash’s Company Received Up To $2 Million in Coronavirus Bailout Funds

Amash was one of the only representatives to oppose the CARES Act, which established the PPP program. He also voted against the TRUTH Act, which sought to increase transparency around companies that receive PPP funds.

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.