January 25, 2017 | American Action Network | News
The American Action Network (@AAN) today announced a $2.6 million issue advocacy campaign in 41 congressional districts nationwide, urging Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act with a quality, affordable health care plan.
January 25, 2017 | Energy Wire | News
As Oklahoma attorney general, Republican Scott Pruitt didn't publicize his lawsuits against oil companies. Now, the group promoting his nomination to U.S. EPA administrator has decided to stop publicizing them, too.
January 24, 2017 | VoteVets | News
Donald Trump signed an order yesterday that freezes pay for hundreds of thousands of veterans, potentially shuts tens of thousands more out of a job, and seems to starve the Department of Veterans Affairs of workers it desperately needs.
January 24, 2017 | The Fix - Washington Post | News
South Dakota Republicans are on the verge of doing something that backfired spectacularly for congressional Republicans earlier this year: Getting rid of an independent ethics commission.
January 23, 2017 | USA Today | News
A Republican non-profit group that pummeled Democrat Hillary Clinton with negative advertising last year is back on the air with a new commercial, this time urging the U.S. Senate to confirm Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general.
January 23, 2017 | Politico | News
Tensions between President Donald Trump’s senior political aides and a pair of his most important donors are threatening to upend plans for an outside political group expected to play a key role in advancing his agenda.
January 20, 2017 | The Wall Street Journal | Opinion
The new administration and Congress bring an important opportunity: a chance to pursue policies that can help all Americans realize their potential and improve their lives. History demonstrates that this kind of progress only comes from advancing the principles of a free and open society—one in which people are equipped to embrace the rapid pace of change and benefit from a dynamic economy.
January 20, 2017 | dark money watch | Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
When it comes to dark money — money spent trying to influence voters by groups that do not disclose their donors — the focus is often on the federal level. But a considerable amount of dark money is also going to state and local elections. Our weekly roundup looks at dark money spending at the … Continue reading “What’s New In Local Dark Money News”
January 19, 2017 | Politico | News
The tug of war between Hillary Clinton’s supporters and the progressive left is spilling over onto a new front: control of liberal big money. Some of the left’s most active financiers and groups — including the Democracy Alliance donor club — are bristling at Clinton enforcer David Brock’s plan to officially launch his own donor network this weekend to fund his efforts to rebuild the left and, in his words, “kick Donald Trump’s ass.”
January 19, 2017 | Center For Public Integrity | News
Federal Election Commission leaders — dogged by abysmal staff morale and a top manager improperly obtaining employees’ confidential critiques — are considering changes to how the agency operates in a bid to restore staff trust.