Tom Steyer’s multi-million-dollar investment in Senate Democrats paid off Tuesday evening with the defeat of a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
The demise of the Republican hawk has been greatly exaggerated, if Tuesday’s House leadership elections are any indicator.
Lawrence Lessig’s “Super PAC to end Super PACs” was a failure during the midterm elections, but the Harvard professor is clinging to the notion that opposition to money in politics can sway close political races.
The Democracy Alliance held its biannual donor conference at the ritzy Mandarin Oriental hotel in Washington, D.C., last week. The secretive meeting of liberal donors garnered some press attention, but a number of misconceptions about the organization remain.
As both houses of Congress ready votes on the Keystone XL pipeline, federal energy regulators on Thursday revealed a large year-over-year increase in the amount of oil transported by rail, particularly from areas that Keystone’s southern leg would serve.
A secretive club of wealthy liberal donors met this week to plan the disbursement of tens of millions of dollars into state political campaigns and to discuss how they can circumvent legal restrictions on political coordination to elect Democratic candidates at the state level.
Through behind-the-scenes collaboration and a budget that those involved hope will reach nine figures, the Democracy Alliance, a massive network of high-dollar Democratic donors, hopes to turn the tide of recent Republican gains in state legislatures and governorships.
A bank run by billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer and his wife is offering a credit card that rewards users for flying on greenhouse-emission-intensive commercial airlines.
The network of political and policy groups backed by the shadowy liberal donor club the Democracy Alliance was responsible for more than one of every three dollars spent by super PACs during the 2014 election cycle, public records show.
The Department of Defense attempted to pay a ransom for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl but the transaction’s Afghan intermediary ran off with the cash, according to a member of the House Armed Services Committee.
Tom Steyer and environmentalist groups backed by millions of dollars in his personal fortune were dealt a significant blow on Tuesday in races including Colorado’s Senate contest, where Republican Rep. Cory Gardner unseated incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.