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.
President Barack Obama’s second term will be shaped by his battles with big business lobbyists in his first.
Strum, Ruger & Co., one of the largest gun companies in America and a major benefator to the NRA, is now asking customers to help fight gun control.
As the Senate moves to consider reforms to restore a talking filibuster, lobbyists who thrive on secrecy and corporate obstruction fight back.
Americans are flocking to the stores to hoard weapons in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, and those sales are enriching the NRA.
ALEC is playing lobbyist match-maker with state regulators to push an anti-environmental agenda.
The National Rifle Association has successfully stymied any effort to regulate gun ownership, but whom do they really represent?
Right-wing donors have lavishly funded "right to work” advocacy groups in Michigan.