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Lee Fang

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Lee Fang

Lee Fang

Contributing Writer

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.


News and Features

Plagued by ethical troubles, the “poster boy for pay to play politics” and Pentagon BFF is finally facing a competitive election.

How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.

Si los liberales no prestan suficiente atención a esta realidad, corren el riesgo--–como ya ocurriera en Wisconsin—de recibir un buen golpe antes de saber de dónde vino.

Under the radar, the pseudo-grassroots group Americans for Prosperity is pulling out the stops to defeat Obama.

In a letter to the Obama administration obtained by the The Nation, Ryan asked that a clinic in his district receive a grant made possible by the Affordable Care Act.

Thanks to Citizens United, US and foreign corporations can secretly spend millions on political campaigns under the cover of trade associations.

Why did the defense giant award a lobbyist a $500,000 bonus just weeks before he became a Congressional staffer shaping military policy?

Her firm, SKD Knickerbocker, sells its perceived access to the White House, while lobbying for corporate tax breaks and for-profit colleges.

Secret deals, bribery and "buying" members of Congress are commonplace in today's government.

Reading, ’Riting, ’Rithmetic, and R&D


Even though he's in the ‘cooling off’ period, Kyl is lobbying on a proposed tax overhaul.
When Super PAC contributions and dark money are taken into account, David and Charles Koch spent over $412 million during the last election...
Some of Jolly's clients won millions of dollars worth of contracts from Young after Jolly left a staff position with the representative...
The oil industry is getting increasingly cozy with the Committee, which has undermined efforts to tackle global warming and air pollution.
The new Farm Bill cuts programs to needy families while handing over big giveaways to Koch Industries. 
The Canadian government quietly funded a major report boosting the Keystone XL.
The new rules proposed for 501(c)(4) issue groups may miss the mark. 
Senator Ted Cruz admitted his opposition to immigration reform is guided by partisanship.