The billionaire family of Education Sec. Betsy DeVos funded a political group that helped organize anti-lockdown protests, and Trump and other GOP figures stirred the pot by claiming Gov. Whitmer is a tyrant.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse draws on CMD research to connect the dots between the dark money forces hand-picking Trump’s Supreme Court nominees and those spending millions to bankroll right-wing, pro-corporate amicus briefs in scores of important Supreme Court cases.
A new review of grant documents, first published on the dark web, provides a snapshot of how groups tied to Leonard Leo–the man who put Amy Barrett on President Trump’s list for the Supreme Court–have been secretly funded to file briefs with the Supreme Court to overturn U.S. laws, including the Affordable Care Act.
White nationalist ideas and extremist conspiracy theories find a home in the Republican Party, as its Delaware U.S. Senate nominee Laurne Witzke embraces Proud Boys, VDARE, and QAnon.
In September, the super PAC of right-wing political group Club for Growth poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into Republican nominee Lauren Boebert’s race for Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.
The American Legislatives Exchange Council is gathering signatures from its legislative members urging U.S. Senators to confirm Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States Amy Coney Barret “as soon as possible.”
QAnon supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene and other extremist candidates find growing support from the GOP and corporate executives.
The Republican Party and numerous allied groups are taking an “all-of-the-above” approach to restrict voting as much as they possibly can in this year’s November elections.
A CMD analysis of campaign finance data has found that just 44 individuals, couples, families, or corporations have poured more than $230 million into conservative super PACs in the 2020 cycle, nearly 60 percent of the total amount they raised.
Nonprofit ethics watchdogs American Oversight and the Center for Media and Democracy today submitted a complaint to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into Senator Ron Johnson’s abuse of his official position as chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.