Today, Senate Democrats vote on the DISCLOSE Act, legislation that would force nonprofits spending on elections and judicial nominations to publicly name their donors. Lawmakers should pass this bill — but without ending the filibuster, they probably can’t.
Andrew Perez is senior editor and a reporter at the Lever covering money and influence.
Billionaire electronics magnate Barre Seid has secretly used his wealth to influence the lives of millions, funding climate denialism as well as a national network of state-level think tanks that promote business deregulation and fight Medicaid expansion.
A billionaire just gave the largest known donation to a political advocacy group in US history — to fund the architect of the Right’s Supreme Court takeover to carry out more right-wing attacks on democracy, workers, and the planet.
The New Jersey TV doctor Dr Oz has made headlines for his bizarre recent Senate campaign videos. But his proposed scheme to privatize Medicare would hurt seniors while lining insurance companies’ pockets.
On the 2020 campaign trail, Joe Biden and much of the rest of his party promised to pursue a public option for health care. We haven’t heard a word about the public option since.
Democrats pretended they were cracking down on private equity moguls. The truth: Dems were actually protecting them — perhaps because private equity firms are major Democratic donors.
Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin have reached a deal for an energy, health care, and tax policy bill after Manchin has delayed and watered it down. But the exact details of the bill, as well as its passage, are still far from guaranteed.
After working as a top aide for Senator Joe Manchin, Jonathan Kott launched an anti–Bernie Sanders dark money group and now lobbies for oil giants, Big Pharma, and Fox News. His career is a perfect illustration of DC’s corrupt revolving-door culture.
New government data show that after the Biden administration terminated pandemic relief programs, millions more Americans began struggling to survive.
The Democratic National Committee is running ads in several states suggesting that the GOP is trying to overturn Roe v. Wade and pass a national abortion ban — bafflingly ignoring that Roe has already been reversed and many states already have abortion bans.
A secretive, well-financed dark money network helped build the Supreme Court’s radical conservative supermajority and has been bankrolling its toxic caseload — all to create the appearance of broad-based support for extremist rulings.
Last year, corporate Democrat Joe Manchin blocked a plan to expand Medicare, arguing it would be too expensive. A free medical and dental clinic just a few miles from his home in West Virginia makes clear just how badly people need such care.
Joe Manchin stalled and killed the Build Back Better bill under pressure from big business. He could now support a compromise budget with drug pricing reforms, but the pharmaceutical industry is doing everything it can to make sure he doesn’t.
The world’s second-richest man is using social media to push back against any hint that corporate greed is stoking inflation — and to send a message about his news preferences in the Washington Post, the paper he owns.
Pennsylvania and Oregon election results from last night offer cause for hope for progressives: voters rejected the demands of oligarchs and Democratic elites.
Protesters are peacefully demonstrating outside the homes of Supreme Court justices who are about to overturn Roe v. Wade — and conservatives are demanding the government arrest them.
A new super PAC run by top Democratic consultants just put a quarter of a million dollars behind Texas representative Henry Cuellar, who opposes abortion rights. With Roe v. Wade on the brink of being overturned, it’s unconscionable.
Under the guise of boosting US competitiveness with China, Congress is set to grant another round of massive corporate giveaways. The bill even includes $10 billion for Jeff Bezos’s space venture.
For decades, the American right has eroded the federal right to an abortion, while Democrats have failed to safeguard it. Democrats must now use their power to fund abortion access and protect basic reproductive freedoms.
Joe Biden is considering a highly limited, means-tested student debt forgiveness program. But means-testing is a terrible idea that centrist Democrats are still obsessed with — and will pay a heavy political price for.