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.
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.
By pouring money into politics, pesticide companies have beat back attempts to protect the public.
On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into 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.