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.
Billionaire-backed groups are giving away free gas, gift cards and iPads to spread their anti-Obama message.
National Republicans moved quickly to fire their voter registration contractor after our report. But is the same firm playing dirty tricks in California?
Nathan Sproul, a consultant tied to widespread efforts to suppress Democratic votes through destroying voter registration forms, appears to have been hired again in swing states.
Americans for Prosperity has 200 political staffers, dozens of GOTV offices and a sophisticated voter targeting technology. Will it be enough?
Mel Sembler, a major fundraiser for Romney, led a drug "treatment” center that was forced to shut down because of allegations of child abuse.
Blue Dog Democrats were wiped out in the midterm elections by secret-money funds controlled by lobbyists. Now, defeated Blue Dogs are working for the same K Street interests and managing their own dark money attack fund.
The American Bankers Association, a powerful bank lobbying group, has voted to take advantage of Citizens United and will now spend undisclosed corporate money for bank industry-friendly candidates this year.
In a letter to the Obama administration obtained by the The Nation, Ryan asked that a clinic in his district receive a grant made possible by the Affordable Care Act.