So far, SpaceX has not joined other major aerospace and technology companies in suspending its political contributions to Members of Congress who voted against certifying the presidential election results.
Corporations and wealthy individuals poured millions of dollars into super PACs, political committees, and dark money groups that spent at least $272 million to elect most of the 147 members of Congress who voted to reject Joe Biden's Electoral College win.
ALEC’s leaders, legislative members, and alumni played a major role in promoting Trump’s stolen-election disinformation campaign, attempting to overturn the election, and inciting the resulting violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Will its corporate backers hold it accountable?
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.
The U.S. Department of Education is keeping the public in the dark on charter schools, again.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) have introduced a new constitutional amendment to overturn the damage done by Citizens United, Buckley v. Valeo, and other judicial decisions that have diluted the role of ordinary people in American democracy.
MADISON -- With polls showing Wisconsin Senate candidates Tammy Baldwin and Tommy Thompson in a statistical dead heat, Obama swept into Madison, Wisconsin for an early morning rally on his final day of campaigning. The Obama campaign hopes to lock up the state and give a boost to Baldwin, as the candidates addressed a wildly enthusiastic crowd against a backdrop of blue skies and a white State Capitol building, that looks a heck of a lot like the U.S. Capitol. On the plane with Obama, one of his most effective bridges to those few remaining undecided voters, Bruce Springsteen.
Three right-wing organizations founded nearly forty years ago by conservative activist Paul Weyrich are rediscovering their shared origins. The Republican Study Committee, a caucus of 169 right-wing Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives, is establishing a partnership with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), the controversial "corporate bill mill" for state legislators, and their first meeting is scheduled at the Heritage Foundation headquarters. Each of those three organizations -- the RSC, ALEC, and the Heritage Foundation -- were founded in 1973 by Weyrich. (Weyrich passed away in 2008.)
Wisconsin's hotly-contested race to select its GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate is another battle between out-of-state Super PACs and Tea Party-associated nonprofits spending millions to convince election-weary voters to select their preferred candidate. The influx of outside spending is fueling a race to the right as candidates compete for the label of "true conservative." Here is a rundown of the groups spending big to influence Wisconsin's GOP primary.
Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan has been trying to dismiss recent studies suggesting America's tax system has disproportionately benefitted the super-wealthy. But his claims about upward mobility have themselves been refuted.