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.
Why aren’t the candidates asked about corruption or the influence of big money? Maybe it’s because the men running the debates are lobbyists.
Lobbyists for mining companies and hundreds of other businesses are taking advantage of the Citizens United decision to pressure employees into voting Republican.
Staffers from the Prosper Group are trying to distance themselves from the Tea Party Victory Fund.
Last year, Tagg Romney's company Solamere Capital persuaded reporters that it had not invested in a Ponzi-linked firm. Documents with the SEC tell a different story.
Right-wing blogs are buzzing about a bunk report on Obama’s receiving foreign donations. Citizens United opens up a far more dangerous loophole for foreign cash.
How investors in Tagg’s firm Solamere Capital can cash in if his father wins.
Corporate lobbyists are at the helm of almost every large pro-Romney Super PAC and 501(c) group, channeling business cash into ads, and potentially, a lucrative career after the election.
Coal companies are using a number of tactics to help boost Mitt Romney's chances this November.
The New Mexico GOP has been caught in a new video instructing its poll watchers to illegally enforce voter ID. A Republican congressman from the state tells The Nation that he agrees with the effort.