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.
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 industry.
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 out.”
The Conservative Action Project, the organization orchestrating the shutdown strategy, is run by a cabal of evangelical and radical-right leaders.
A Supreme Court case about campaign contribution limits could also deal a blow to other good government laws.
Congressman John Fleming agreed with a caller to a radio program that fighting Obamacare is like fighting slavery.
A letter signed by over seventy right-wing lawmakers was authored by a medical device tax industry group, metadata shows.
The House Republican plan to hold the debt ceiling hostage in exchange for over twenty corporate giveaways violates their ethics pledge, which calls for advancing major legislation only “one issue at a time.”
Sarah Palin’s main political adviser used a dark-money group to finance undisclosed campaign ads last year, new documents show.
Campaign consultants and health insurance agents stand to gain from sabatoging the rollout of health reform.