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Despite her clear history of close association with the Koch brothers, Joni Ernst claims she doesn’t have any contact with outside groups running ads in her race.

Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects. So why doesn’t the government turn off the tap?

On paper, the influence-peddling business is drying up. But lobbying money is flooding into Washington, DC, like never before. What’s going on?

Lockheed Martin

The biggest defense contractors are reaping profits off taxpayer dollars—whatever the mood of the moment.

The man renowned as an anti-tax ideologue is actually a typical K Street operator.

Legislators who are leaving the corporate front group ALEC deserve applause.

Ballot

As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.

Mitt Romney

With the 2012 elections projected to be the priciest ever, we must rein in the billions of influence-peddling dollars flowing toward Washington.

The former "killer lobbyist" and convicted felon explains that although it will be difficult, the system he exploited must be changed. 

When Republicans won complete legislative control of many states last year, ALEC was right there with model legislation to help them push through a radical right-wing agenda.

Blogs

If Democrats lose Senate races in North Carolina and Iowa, will the party stop campaigning on reproductive rights?

November 3, 2014

Mitch McConnell isn’t a stranger to doubting science—he also pushed back on medical anti-smoking claims while accepting lavish industry gifts.

October 21, 2014

How the Israel lobby is pushing us to war with Iran.

September 2, 2014

Documents allege a profit motive behind a prominent anti-Iran group backed by a Francophile New York philanthropist with a penchant for large cats.

August 15, 2014

The Department of Justice finally takes notice.

July 28, 2014

Why we shouldn’t listen to the neocons on Iran. 

July 21, 2014

Will the fossil-fuel lobby leverage its considerable pull within the House GOP to ensure Scalise becomes House majority whip?

June 18, 2014

Eric Cantor’s fall might mean a change for the House GOP's foreign policies.

June 11, 2014

There's a reason corporations want the TPP negotiations secret—it wouldn’t pass otherwise.

May 15, 2014

The food industry is now the most unequal sector in the American economy.

April 24, 2014