By David Armiak, October 15, 2020

ALEC board member, Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, pitches political donors on the need for a GOP supermajority to stack congressional districts for the next decade, while ALEC trains members on the art of gerrymandering.

By PRWatch Editors, October 13, 2020

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse draws on CMD research to connect the dots between the dark money forces hand-picking Trump’s Supreme Court nominees and those spending millions to bankroll right-wing, pro-corporate amicus briefs in scores of important Supreme Court cases.

By Alex Kotch, October 13, 2020

The New Civil Liberties Alliance, a nonprofit heavily funded by the Charles Koch Foundation, succeeded in getting the Trump administration to greenlight eviction proceedings despite its eviction moratorium.

By Lisa Graves, October 10, 2020

A new review of grant documents, first published on the dark web, provides a snapshot of how groups tied to Leonard Leo–the man who put Amy Barrett on President Trump's list for the Supreme Court–have been secretly funded to file briefs with the Supreme Court to overturn U.S. laws, including the Affordable Care Act.

By Alex Kotch, October 8, 2020

White nationalist ideas and extremist conspiracy theories find a home in the Republican Party, as its Delaware U.S. Senate nominee Laurne Witzke embraces Proud Boys, VDARE, and QAnon.


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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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