Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) is hoping to saddle his Republican challenger with Mitt Romney-esque charges of “vulture corporatism,” but his own investment activities, and those of his son, could blunt those attacks with charges of hypocrisy.
Franken’s campaign has scoured public records for evidence that his opponent, investment banker Mike McFadden, has closed business deals that resulted in layoffs.
A liberal dark money group behind ads blaming congressional Republicans for an Ebola outbreak in West Africa has deep ties to the left’s biggest and most secretive fundraising and collaboration apparatus, the Democracy Alliance.
Democratic Sen. Mark Begich has changed his tune on a major environmental issue in his state of Alaska. Just months ago he was concerned about job losses. But seeing an opportunity to attack “the Koch Brothers,” his environmentalist side has emerged.
Ecuador’s top law enforcement officer is investigating the roles of two senior government officials, including the country’s ambassador to Washington, in a controversial public relations contract in the United States.
A leading liberal campaign finance reform organization is running a contest for the best user-submitted video on the evils of money in politics. They probably didn’t expect a conservative group to be the contest’s front-runner.
A network of union-funded groups from Little Rock to Washington, D.C., working to raise the minimum wage in Arkansas have been implicated in a lawsuit alleging that operatives in the state forged notary signatures in order to get the question on November’s ballot.
U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is lying about her support for the state’s coal industry according to Kentucky Democrats, including members of her campaign team, who were captured on a hidden camera video.
Forget “all this bullshit about law and facts,” remarked Steven Donziger in 2007. “In the end of the day, it is about brute force.”
Donziger was a plaintiffs’ attorney attempting to extract billions of dollars from oil giant Chevron—by whatever means necessary. His observation on the role the “law and facts” played in his work nicely captured the character of the years-long campaign of fraud, bribery, and extortion he conducted on behalf of his clients.
A Department of Energy manager used government employees as his personal accountants, improperly accessed their private communications, and retaliated against subordinates who spoke out against the conduct, according to department watchdogs.
An upstate New York public radio station is vowing to investigate one of its affiliates following a Washington Free Beacon report revealing an employee’s tirades against a Republican congressman and U.S. Army veteran in an email last month.