Listing Donations Of Committee Members Gets Woman Evicted In W. Virginia

By Russell Mokhiber, -

Lissa Lucas traveled the 100 miles from her home in Cairo, West Virginia to the state capitol in Charleston yesterday to testify against an oil and gas industry sponsored bill (HB 4268) that [...]

How Donald Trump Rode In On “Dark Money”

By Glen Ford, -

A team led by University of Massachusetts professor emeritus Thomas Ferguson reveals that “a giant wave of dark money” flowed into Donald Trump’s campaign coffers in the last months of the 2016 [...]

Leaked Trump Infrastructure Plan: Blueprint For Corporate Subsidies

By Pete Dolack, -

The Trump administration’s plans to rebuild infrastructure in the United States have been leaked, and it appears to be as bad as feared. At least three-quarters of intended funding will go toward [...]

Congressmen Pushing LNG Exports Bills Have Deep Financial, Revolving Door Ties

By Steve Horn, -

Last week the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce held a subcommittee hearing on two bills to expedite permitting for exports of natural gas. Domestic production of [...]

Congressman Works With Business Group Benefiting From Tax Bill

By Alex Kotch, -

Congressional ethics laws appear to require lawmakers to recuse themselves from shaping or voting on laws that would financially benefit themselves, their family or their future employers. But [...]

Northam Hid Dominion Execs & Lobbyists In Transition Team

By Itai Vardi, -

By Itai Vardi for Desmog Blog - Virginia’s Democratic governor-elect, Ralph Northam, announced his transition committee this week. In a press release, his office listed 85 individuals who will [...]

Pay Off Right People And You Are No Longer A Terrorist

By Philip Giraldi, -

By Philip Giraldi for Information Clearing House - October 31, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - If you want to change a group of terrorists who have killed American overseas into something [...]

Goldman Sachs In Government Pushes Profits Of Goldman Sachs

By Marcus Stanley, -

By Marcus Stanley for Inequality - Goldman Sachs has been a conspicuous presence at the scene of one disaster after another in the past half century. The bank is a leader in a Wall Street [...]

Is Dominion’s Grip On Political Power At A Crossroads?

By Robert Zullo, -

By Robert Zullo for Richmond Times-Dispatch - Sen. David R. Suetterlein, R-Roanoke County, partnered with Sen. J. Chapman Petersen, D-Fairfax City, last session on a bill that would have repealed [...]

The ‘Monopoly Man’ Just Owned The Senate’s Equifax Hearing

By Jenna Amatulli, -

By Jenna Amatulli for The Huffington Post - Rich Uncle Pennybags apparently likes to spend his free time at Senate hearings. A person dressed up like the iconic monocled Monopoly mascot (who, in [...]

Jimmy Carter: America More An ‘Oligarchy Than Democracy’

By Staff, -

By Staff of The Associated Press - ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter offered a damning indictment of U.S. foreign policy and domestic affairs Tuesday, saying money in politics makes the [...]

Google Critic Ousted From Google-Funded Think Tank

By Emily Wells, -

By Emily Wells for Truth Dig - The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the New America Foundation, an influential Washington think tank that has received $21 million from Google, fired a [...]

Trump’s New FERC Commissioner Rob Powelson Accepted Gifts From Energy Industry

By Itai Vardi, -

By Itai Vardi for Desmog Blog - Robert Powelson, President Donald Trump’s newly appointed commissioner to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), received both gifts and reimbursements [...]

The Corruption Of Mike Pence And The Privatization Of Infrastructure

By David Sirota, -

By David Sirota for IB Times - In 2015, then-Gov. Mike Pence made the controversial decision to keep the Indiana Toll Road under the control of a consortium of private corporations, which was [...]

Youngstown Residents Push To Oust Corporations From Election Campaigns

By Staff, -

By Staff of In These Times - Today, a long-standing community rights group in Youngstown, Ohio, submitted over 1,900 signatures to qualify their Youngstown Fair Election Bill of Rights initiative [...]

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