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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.

Articles

News and Features

Several former lobbyists and executives are working crucial staff positions in the new Congress.

After drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by his wife’s family’s company, Colombian authorities are investigating.

Documents obtained by The Nation show former Governor Mike Rounds’s campaign manager may have improperly awarded state economic incentives to firms in which he and the candidate held investments.

Post–Citizens United, candidates aren’t supposed to coordinate with “outside” spending groups—but even that minimal restriction isn’t being enforced.

Venture capitalists and for-profit firms are salivating over the exploding $788.7 billion market in K-12 education. What does this mean for public school students?

As the Obama administration counts on Saudi Arabia as a key ally against ISIS, the kingdom flexes its muscles in Washington.

Talking heads like former General Jack Keane are all over the news media fanning fears of IS. Shouldn’t the public know about their links to Pentagon contractors?

Opponents of marijuana-law reform insist that legalization is dangerous—but the biggest threat is to their own bottom line.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

While trumpeting “pension reform,” the New Jersey governor placed retiree assets in the hands of hedge fund managers bankrolling his political career.

Blogs

Despite press chatter of a civil war, there’s no evidence big business has divorced the GOP or Tea Party. 
Predatory lenders are using a front group to fight back against against government oversight. 
Congressman Mike Pompeo says he supports money for federal health centers, but opposes federal money for the same program if it comes from...
Former Senator Bayh appeared on Fox News this morning to call for a repeal of the medical-device tax without disclosing his ties to the...
Congressman Peter King has talked tough about re-opening the government, but hasn’t been able to deliver.
A corporate lobbyist says his party should “nominate Republicans who have a belief in the Constitution as it’s supposed to work...
The Conservative Action Project, the organization orchestrating the shutdown strategy, is run by a cabal of evangelical and radical-right...
A Supreme Court case about campaign contribution limits could also deal a blow to other good government laws.