After overturning Roe v. Wade last year, conservatives are now chipping away at abortion access at the state level. At the helm is a dark money network led by right-wing activists, which has so far spent $18 million on opposing reproductive justice in Ohio.
Andrew Perez is senior editor and a reporter at the Lever covering money and influence.
This week, arms industry executives at both Raytheon and General Dynamics spoke candidly about how Israel’s war on Gaza will be good for business.
As Israel mercilessly bombs Gaza, cable news channels are inviting defense officials turned industry consultants onto their shows to explain the war — and usually to justify the unjustifiable.
New temporary House speaker Patrick McHenry is a puppet of the financial, real estate, and debt collection industries, gladly taking 90 percent of his campaign cash from lobbyists in exchange for advocating blanket deregulation.
Drugmakers are up in arms over a new program allowing Medicare to negotiate prices on some drugs. The real scandal, of course, is the absurd prices the companies set for these drugs’ sale in the United States, when they are sold for so much less elsewhere.
In November, Mainers will decide whether they want to put two price-gouging private power companies out of business and take control of the state’s electric grid. So-called progressive consultants are being paid to oppose the measure.
For years, Allyson Ho has received payments from the Alliance Defending Freedom. When the right-wing advocacy group argued a case in her husband’s court, Judge James Ho cast a decisive vote to cut off remote access to the abortion pill mifepristone.
Attempting to reanimate his unappealing presidential campaign, Florida governor Ron DeSantis last week presented a new faux-populist economic agenda, which frames corporate-friendly policies as a means to improve workers’ economic conditions.
When Justice Samuel Alito was securing his place on the Supreme Court, he promised to adhere to ethics laws from Congress. But after failing to comply with anti-corruption laws, Alito is now insisting lawmakers have no authority to regulate the court.
In refusing to acknowledge his past climate denial and promotion of oil interests, Obama is relying on liberals forgetting his actual environmental record. Worse, he’s telling other Democratic leaders that lip service can stand in for action.
The dark money lobbyist Leonard Leo played a major role in the right-wing campaign to overturn Roe v. Wade. When he purchased a Catholic church in Northeast Harbor, Maine, the community fought back.
The Supreme Court has just agreed to hear a case designed to preemptively block a wealth tax — another potentially lucrative gift for the conservative justices’ billionaire benefactors.
On June 13, Anthony Fauci spoke at a conference held by America’s Health Insurance Plans, a well-known lobbying group for health insurers. Fauci has joined the lucrative racket of former public officials taking cash for paid corporate speaking gigs.
Now that Joe Biden and Congress have ended COVID-19 protections, millions of people are being kicked off Medicaid for procedural reasons like failing to respond to mail quickly. Many more are set to lose their health care coverage.
While Suncor has failed to make basic improvements to a Commerce City, Colorado, refinery that is polluting the area, the company has massively increased payouts to shareholders — at the urging of one of the world’s largest hedge funds.
Thanks to the protest of climate activists, a recent Semafor event featuring Joe Manchin became a viral illustration of all that’s wrong with the corporate-sponsored media model.
Accompanied by his allies and super PAC Never Back Down, Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is testing the boundaries of campaign finance laws further than ever before.
Leonard Leo’s massive conservative dark money network is quietly working behind the scenes to try to eliminate abortion protections at the state level.
The deal struck by Joe Biden and congressional Republicans to avert a default on the national debt includes provisions that expedite construction of a greenhouse-gas-spewing pipeline and even attempt to block courts from hearing challenges to its legality.
Last year, the federal government spent $20.5 billion overpaying private insurers for Medicare Advantage plans — and the industry’s aggressive lobbying campaign is kneecapping efforts by lawmakers to stop the scheme.