Lee Fang is a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. He covers money in politics, conservative movements and lobbying. Lee’s work has resulted in multiple calls for hearings in Congress and the Federal Election Commission. He is author of The Machine: A Field Guide to the Resurgent Right, a recently published book on how the right-wing political infrastructure was rebuilt after President Obama's 2008 election. More on the book can be found at www.themachinebook.com.
On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding Washington, DC like never before. What’s going on?
Recently filed tax returns shed light on some of the dark money that flooded the campaign season.
Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?
It’s the height of hypocrisy: They call for repeal of the law but plead for its dollars on behalf of constituents.
Disclosures reveal that corporations and lobbying firms award six-figure bonuses to staff who leave to take powerful positions on Capitol Hill.
Media-savvy conservative think tanks take aim and fire at progressive power bases in the states.
Should these congresspeople really be making decisions on immigration reform when they've taken so much money from the corporations who stand to gain from stricter enforcement measures?
With huge profits at stake, CCA and the Geo Group are pushing discreetly for enforcement-heavy immigration reform.
Under the leadership of Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the Walmart Foundation used generous gifts to grease the way for store expansions.
The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.