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Robert Mercer

The Reclusive Billionaire Bankrolling Ted Cruz

The New York Times | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

The two men share a passion for unbridled markets, concerns about the Internal Revenue Service and a skeptical view of climate change....

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Top Joni Ernst Donor Sued Over How He Treats His Help

Erik Ose | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Erik Ose

If Joni Ernst goes to Washington, Robert Mercer's support for her candidacy will have earned huge dividends.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Reveal A Small Slice Of Their Political Donations | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles and David Koch have finally disclosed at least a small portion of the large contributions given to their political empire. Accor...

Is AT&T About To Take Over DirecTV?

Reuters | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology

April 30 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition of the satellite TV company, the Wall Street Journal reported, ci...

Paul Blumenthal

7 Charts To Understand Citizens United On Its 4th Anniversary | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission case that corporations could spend unl...

Paul Blumenthal

Which Corporations Funded the RNC Convention? | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican National Convention in Tampa, where former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney accepted the presidential nomination of the Rep...

Paul Blumenthal

Wall Street Billionaire Targets Oregon Congressman | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the second election in a row, a Long Island-based hedge fund manager is trying to defeat a liberal Oregon congressman by pumping mon...

Money Throws Democracy Overboard

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

Our elections have replaced horse racing as the sport of kings. Only these kings are multi-billionaire, corporate moguls who by the divine right, not of God, but the United States Supreme Court and its Citizens United decision, are now buying politicians like so much pricey horseflesh.