Influence

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.

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.

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

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.

Media Primary category in which blog post is published

Tillis Pushes Prison Time for Online Streamers

Felony streaming legislation from Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will be attached to an upcoming "must-pass" omnibus government funding bill.