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Former senior investigative reporter at ThinkProgress and former head of money-in-politics reporting at the Center for Public Integrity.

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Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

Ted Cruz leverages Trump conviction on podcast for own personal gain

By Jesse Valentine - June 11, 2024
Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

Arizona Republican Kari Lake proposes massive cuts to Medicaid and Medicare

By Jesse Valentine - June 10, 2024
Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

Virginia U.S. Senate candidate Hung Cao says workplace diversity is ‘Marxism’

By Jesse Valentine - June 06, 2024
Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

Republican Bernie Moreno’s rags-to-riches story exposed as a lie

By Jesse Valentine - May 24, 2024
What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

What happens to clinics after a state bans abortion? They fight to survive.

By Chabeli Carrazana and Shefali Luthra - May 22, 2024
Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

Former Sen. Kelly Ayotte took job at Caterpillar after tax fraud probe

By Jesse Valentine - May 21, 2024
Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

Alabama OB-GYN residencies dropped over 20% after Dobbs, state abortion ban, says analysis

By Alander Rocha, Alabama Reflector - May 21, 2024
House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

House GOP celebrates National Police Week while pushing to defund local law enforcement

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

Evolution denier Mark Robinson could reshape North Carolina’s education system

By Jesse Valentine - May 16, 2024
Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

Republican Jay Ashcroft backs anti-abortion clinics that push lies and disinformation

By Jesse Valentine - May 14, 2024
Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

Republican Sam Brown’s assault on teacher unions could backfire

By Jesse Valentine - May 09, 2024
Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

Florida abortion ban puts GOP Rep. Anna Paulina Luna’s anti-choice views in spotlight

By Jesse Valentine - May 07, 2024
Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

Trump leaves door open to banning medication abortion nationwide

By Jennifer Shutt, States Newsroom - April 30, 2024
Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

Republican Caroleene Dobson wants Alabama abortion ban to go nationwide

By Jesse Valentine - April 30, 2024
Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

Ohio Gov. DeWine said he didn’t know of millions in FirstEnergy support. Is it plausible?

By Marty Schladen, Ohio Capital Journal - April 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

GOP Rep. Zach Nunn suggests laws against hate crime aren’t needed

By Jesse Valentine - April 15, 2024
GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

GOP Senate candidate Hung Cao blames racial equity for Baltimore bridge tragedy

By Jesse Valentine - March 29, 2024
GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

GOP Rep. Jennifer Kiggans donates thousands to far-right extremists

By Jesse Valentine - March 08, 2024
Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

Ohio senate candidate Bernie Moreno: “Absolute pro-life no exceptions.”

By Jesse Valentine - March 07, 2024
Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

Anti-China Republicans pocket thousands from Chinese owned conglomerate

By Jesse Valentine - March 04, 2024
Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

Republican Eric Hovde makes inconsistent statements about family history

By Jesse Valentine - February 26, 2024
Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

Republican David McCormick invests millions in website that platforms Holocaust denial

By Jesse Valentine - February 09, 2024
Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

Lawmakers will again take up bills expanding, tightening gun laws

By Annmarie Timmins, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 31, 2024
UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By Ashley Murray, States Newsroom - January 24, 2024
Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

Republicans Sam Brown and Jeff Gunter sling mud in Nevada senate primary

By Jesse Valentine - January 17, 2024
A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

A Young Texas Woman Almost Died Due To The Texas Abortion Bans – Now She’s Battling To Save Other Women

By Bonnie Fuller - January 10, 2024
Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

Health care legislation preview: Maryland advocates want to focus on access, patients in 2024 session

By Danielle J. Brown, Maryland Matters - January 08, 2024
How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

How GOP senate hopefuls try to excuse the  January 6 insurrection

By Jesse Valentine - January 05, 2024
NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

NH lawmakers will be taking up major voting bills this year. Here are some to watch for.

By Ethan DeWitt, New Hampshire Bulletin - January 04, 2024
Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

Republican US Senate candidates want to make Trump’s tax cuts permanent 

By Jesse Valentine - December 22, 2023
Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

Rand Paul went all in on the Kentucky governor’s race. It didn’t work.

By - December 15, 2023
Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

Texas governor and attorney general do little to curb state’s chemical plant crisis

By Jesse Valentine - December 08, 2023
Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

Likely GOP Senate candidate Eric Hovde proposed tax hike for poorer workers and retirees

By Jesse Valentine - December 07, 2023
Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

Whitmer signs specific criminal penalties for assaulting health care workers into law

By Anna Liz Nichols, Michigan Advance - December 06, 2023
105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

105 Republicans voted to expel Santos for things Trump has also done

By Jesse Valentine - December 05, 2023
For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

For Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, another Trump term is another chance to kill Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - December 04, 2023
Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

Florida Sen. Rick Scott backs Donald Trump in revived push to repeal Obamacare

By Jesse Valentine - November 30, 2023
Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

Tate Reeves took donations from power company that hiked customer rates

By Jesse Valentine - November 06, 2023
Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

Daniel Cameron ran on depoliticizing the Kentucky AG’s office. He made it more political.

By Jesse Valentine - November 03, 2023
Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

Republican operatives sound every alarm on current trajectory of 2023 governor’s race

By Adam Ganucheau, Mississippi Today - October 24, 2023
Montana Senate candidate Tim Sheehy decries lobbyist money, takes $42,000 from lobbyists

Montana Senate candidate Tim Sheehy decries lobbyist money, takes $42,000 from lobbyists

By Josh Israel - October 20, 2023
Republican Virginia Senate candidate Danny Diggs has ties to hate groups and extremists

Republican Virginia Senate candidate Danny Diggs has ties to hate groups and extremists

By Josh Israel - October 20, 2023
Republicans in two key Virginia Senate races voted against laws to help constituents

Republicans in two key Virginia Senate races voted against laws to help constituents

By Josh Israel - October 19, 2023
Millionaire nursing home owner accused of understaffing will host fundraiser for Cameron

Millionaire nursing home owner accused of understaffing will host fundraiser for Cameron

By Josh Israel - October 18, 2023
Virginia state Senate candidate opposes gun laws, thinks profanity should be a crime

Virginia state Senate candidate opposes gun laws, thinks profanity should be a crime

By Josh Israel - October 17, 2023
Meet the candidates running in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District

Meet the candidates running in Pennsylvania’s 7th Congressional District

By Josh Israel - October 17, 2023
GOP US House candidate Scott Baugh bankrolled by right-wing advocate for biblical law

GOP US House candidate Scott Baugh bankrolled by right-wing advocate for biblical law

By Josh Israel - October 16, 2023
House Republicans acknowledge they are unable to govern

House Republicans acknowledge they are unable to govern

By Josh Israel - October 13, 2023
Kentucky lieutenant governor nominee spoke at fundraiser for hardline anti-abortion group

Kentucky lieutenant governor nominee spoke at fundraiser for hardline anti-abortion group

By Josh Israel - October 13, 2023
Youngkin’s PAC spends $1.4 million on ad claiming 15-week abortion ban is not a ban

Youngkin’s PAC spends $1.4 million on ad claiming 15-week abortion ban is not a ban

By Josh Israel - October 12, 2023
Wisconsin’s 3rd District candidates differ sharply on gun safety and abortion rights

Wisconsin’s 3rd District candidates differ sharply on gun safety and abortion rights

By Josh Israel - October 11, 2023
Virginia state Senate candidate received $131,500 from anti-abortion lawmakers

Virginia state Senate candidate received $131,500 from anti-abortion lawmakers

By Josh Israel - October 10, 2023
Dozens of Republican Virginia Legislature nominees spread false election fraud claims

Dozens of Republican Virginia Legislature nominees spread false election fraud claims

By Josh Israel - October 09, 2023
Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams used public funds to pay bar association dues

Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams used public funds to pay bar association dues

By Josh Israel - October 06, 2023
Prominent Kentucky GOP donor owns nursing homes being sued for harmful understaffing

Prominent Kentucky GOP donor owns nursing homes being sued for harmful understaffing

By Josh Israel - October 05, 2023
Out-of-state donors are bankrolling Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s anti-abortion crusade

Out-of-state donors are bankrolling Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s anti-abortion crusade

By Josh Israel - October 05, 2023
Poll shows Dave McCormick trailing Sen. Bob Casey in Pennsylvania US Senate race

Poll shows Dave McCormick trailing Sen. Bob Casey in Pennsylvania US Senate race

By Josh Israel - October 05, 2023
Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Dave McCormick wants to ‘roll back’ cost-saving laws

Pennsylvania GOP Senate candidate Dave McCormick wants to ‘roll back’ cost-saving laws

By Josh Israel - October 04, 2023
Pennsylvania Senate candidates present stark contrast on abortion rights and gun violence

Pennsylvania Senate candidates present stark contrast on abortion rights and gun violence

By Josh Israel - October 04, 2023
Disqualified 2022 Michigan gubernatorial candidate James Craig announces 2024 Senate bid

Disqualified 2022 Michigan gubernatorial candidate James Craig announces 2024 Senate bid

By Josh Israel - October 03, 2023
Mississippi Gov. Reeves hyped new job claims by companies charged with OSHA violations

Mississippi Gov. Reeves hyped new job claims by companies charged with OSHA violations

By Josh Israel - October 03, 2023
Ted Cruz voted to allow a shutdown after saying he consistently opposed them

Ted Cruz voted to allow a shutdown after saying he consistently opposed them

By Josh Israel - October 02, 2023
Michigan Senate candidate Mike Rogers abandons support for electric vehicle production

Michigan Senate candidate Mike Rogers abandons support for electric vehicle production

By Josh Israel - September 29, 2023
Virginia Republicans are being dishonest about plans to ban abortion next year

Virginia Republicans are being dishonest about plans to ban abortion next year

By Josh Israel - September 28, 2023
NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson uses photo of pro-‘Bidenomics’ company to attack ‘Bidenomics’

NC Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson uses photo of pro-‘Bidenomics’ company to attack ‘Bidenomics’

By Josh Israel - September 28, 2023
House Republicans are forcing a damaging federal government shutdown

House Republicans are forcing a damaging federal government shutdown

By Josh Israel - September 28, 2023
Wisconsin Senate candidates present stark contrast on gun safety and reproductive rights

Wisconsin Senate candidates present stark contrast on gun safety and reproductive rights

By Josh Israel - September 27, 2023
Gov. Tate Reeves’ Medicaid plan will help campaign donors but not uninsured Mississippians

Gov. Tate Reeves’ Medicaid plan will help campaign donors but not uninsured Mississippians

By Josh Israel - September 26, 2023
The candidates for Michigan’s US Senate seat show a sharp contrast on abortion and guns

The candidates for Michigan’s US Senate seat show a sharp contrast on abortion and guns

By Josh Israel - September 25, 2023
Major China investor Dave McCormick now vows to get tough on China

Major China investor Dave McCormick now vows to get tough on China

By Josh Israel - September 22, 2023
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