Andy Spahn

The California Captivity of the Democratic Party

Column: How Hollywood and Silicon Valley took America

This is a story about politics and power in the golden land, and it begins with the money. In early May a luxury resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., hosted a five-day semi-annual meeting of the Democracy Alliance, a secret, invitation-only organization of liberal moneybags that since its formation in 2005 has directed some $500 million in contributions to progressive groups. Never has a wolves’ den been so posh.

Lobbyists Comfy in Obama White House

Media coverage ignores Obama’s cozy relationship with lobbyists and shattered promises of transparency

The implication that lobbyists have seen their influence wane under President Barack Obama is belied by the facts.