At the heart of this exemption from the retention rules for state lawmakers are arrogance and cowardice. Arrogance that legislators don't think they should be subject to the same scrutiny as other public officials. Cowardice that they're afraid of the scrutiny.
Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) denounced fossil fuel companies for exploiting taxpayers and refusing to testify before her congressional subcommittee.
The Center for Media and Democracy released a new report today, "Using Unions to Carry Big Oil's Water," detailing how the fossil fuel industry and the American Legislative Exchange Council cynically use unions to win Democratic support for legislation that criminalizes and chills environmental protests under the guise of "worker safety."
AFP is targeting Democrats in swing districts, foreshadowing attack ads its super PAC will likely run next year.
The Center for Media and Democracy spoke with People For the American Way President Ben Jealous about poll watching's racist history and current resurgence.
Charles Koch's advocacy organization still opposes increasing access to health care, even during the nation's worst public health crisis in 100 years. It helped kill a constitutionally mandated Medicaid expansion in Missouri this year.
CMD President Lisa Graves testified at a March Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on “The Big-Money Assault on Our Judiciary.” Video from the hearing and written testimony now available here.
At an UnKoch My Campus press conference, CMD's Alex Kotch presented his reporting on how Charles Koch and Koch Industries aided the careers of the Republicans who spread lies about voter fraud and voted to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
The long-time director of operations at the Republican Attorneys General Association follows Georgia AG Chris Carr out the exit door as the group’s internal split mirrors the GOP’s civil war over the Trump insurrection.
In a video with the right-wing Texas Public Policy Foundation, the Kentucky senator made it clear that he’s teaming up with the American Legislative Exchange Council to back Trumpian voter suppression efforts this year.