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Keystone XL protest

While right-wingers froth over the Solyndra mess, a scandal with far higher stakes is being swept under the rug.

The Chamber of Commerce and its Republican allies have launched “the Contract With America on steroids.”

ALEC is a toxic alliance of corporations and state legislatures that work together to ensure that corporate interests stay at the top of legislative agendas across the country.

A trove of documents reveals the vast procorporate strategy of this powerful right-wing group.

Wisconsin is just one front in ALEC's most recent war against against revenue and labor unions, part of an ongoing mission to privatize everything.

A doctor and her patient

To a former health insurance executive, ALEC's fight against “Obamacare” looks familiar—and straight out of the corporate playbook.

Charles Koch

Untold sums of cash poured into ALEC by Charles and David Koch have been an effective investment in advancing their worldview.

Why does the bank lobby and the politicians in its pocket feel so threatened by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?

Thanks to Citizens United, thousands of Koch Industries employees were told whom to vote for.

Charles Koch

Enabled by the Citizens United decision, Koch Industries told thousands of employees last October how to vote—and even how to think.

Blogs

The FCC has opened a debate on Net Neutrality. Activists must raise an outcry to assure it does not lead to a pay-to-play Internet.

May 14, 2014

A new US trade representative is a former lobbyist pushing for limits on Internet freedom and draconian intellectual property policy.

February 27, 2014

Lee Fang visits Democracy Now! to discuss “The Shadow Lobbying Complex,” his latest feature for The Nation.

February 21, 2014

Members of Business Roundtable, a corporate lobby advocating for cuts to retirees’ benefts, have retirement acounts more than 1,200 times the size of the median American worker's. 

November 19, 2013

Big business used to buy into the center-left consensus. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. 

November 13, 2013

A previously unknown “secret bank” funds massive projects to overturn Obamacare, mangle Social Security and advance austerity.

September 12, 2013

As labor and civil rights groups demonstrate, watchdog groups seek federal and state inquiries.

August 8, 2013

Just give free-market ideology a few seconds of your time and you, too, can join the 1 percent!

July 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

Publicly traded companies should have to disclose their political giving, for the good of investors and the campaign finance system.

January 8, 2013