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Matt Cohen

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Matt is a reporter covering extremism and politics. He was previously a former Ben Bagdikian investigative reporting fellow at Mother Jones and the former arts editor at Washington City Paper and editor-in-chief of DCist.

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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
Michigan autoworkers are on strike. Here’s what you need to know.

Michigan autoworkers are on strike. Here’s what you need to know.

By Matt Cohen - September 20, 2023
How Pennsylvania’s judicial elections could impact the state’s future

How Pennsylvania’s judicial elections could impact the state’s future

By Matt Cohen - September 08, 2023
Behind the effort to keep Moms for Liberty out of Wisconsin politics

Behind the effort to keep Moms for Liberty out of Wisconsin politics

By Matt Cohen - August 30, 2023
Wisconsin Republicans threaten to impeach liberal justice over redistricting comments

Wisconsin Republicans threaten to impeach liberal justice over redistricting comments

By Matt Cohen - August 17, 2023
An anti-ranked choice voting group may have violated campaign finance rules

An anti-ranked choice voting group may have violated campaign finance rules

By Matt Cohen - August 14, 2023
Trump and DeSantis lead in latest round of GOP fundraising

Trump and DeSantis lead in latest round of GOP fundraising

By Matt Cohen - August 07, 2023
How Michigan Democrats are strengthening the state’s gun safety laws

How Michigan Democrats are strengthening the state’s gun safety laws

By Matt Cohen - August 01, 2023
Michigan Democrats form task force to crack down on child labor violations

Michigan Democrats form task force to crack down on child labor violations

By Matt Cohen - July 27, 2023
Congressional Democrats ask DHS for update on investigation into extremism in department

Congressional Democrats ask DHS for update on investigation into extremism in department

By Matt Cohen - July 19, 2023
Trump says he’s too busy campaigning to go to trial for his alleged crimes

Trump says he’s too busy campaigning to go to trial for his alleged crimes

By Matt Cohen - July 13, 2023
After mass shooting in Philadelphia, advocates and lawmakers push for gun reform

After mass shooting in Philadelphia, advocates and lawmakers push for gun reform

By Matt Cohen - July 12, 2023
Arizona judge deals major blow to effort to overturn state’s dark money law

Arizona judge deals major blow to effort to overturn state’s dark money law

By Matt Cohen - July 06, 2023
Record number of unintentional shootings by children in May and June

Record number of unintentional shootings by children in May and June

By Matt Cohen - June 29, 2023
Dark money is fueling Republican efforts to roll back child labor laws

Dark money is fueling Republican efforts to roll back child labor laws

By Matt Cohen - June 27, 2023
Watchdog group launches directory of far-right extremist symbols

Watchdog group launches directory of far-right extremist symbols

By Matt Cohen - June 14, 2023
Michigan attorney general wants the Legislature to crack down on dark money

Michigan attorney general wants the Legislature to crack down on dark money

By Matt Cohen - June 09, 2023
How billionaire Jeffrey Yass uses his wealth to fund far-right politics

How billionaire Jeffrey Yass uses his wealth to fund far-right politics

By Matt Cohen - June 07, 2023
The dark money funding conservative anti-trans groups

The dark money funding conservative anti-trans groups

By Nick Vachon and Matt Cohen - May 31, 2023
How a gun safety group is partnering with law students to kneecap firearm manufacturers

How a gun safety group is partnering with law students to kneecap firearm manufacturers

By Matt Cohen - May 18, 2023
Pro-Daniel Cameron PAC has received millions from right-wing dark money group

Pro-Daniel Cameron PAC has received millions from right-wing dark money group

By Matt Cohen - May 12, 2023
How DeSantis megadonor Ken Griffin used his wealth to influence Illinois elections

How DeSantis megadonor Ken Griffin used his wealth to influence Illinois elections

By Matt Cohen - May 11, 2023
How Leonard Leo became a conservative power broker in judicial elections

How Leonard Leo became a conservative power broker in judicial elections

By Matt Cohen - April 26, 2023
The end of Citizens United? Jayapal introduces bill to curb corporate electoral spending

The end of Citizens United? Jayapal introduces bill to curb corporate electoral spending

By Matt Cohen - April 17, 2023
Kentucky attorney general has taken thousands in donations from Big Pharma lobbyists

Kentucky attorney general has taken thousands in donations from Big Pharma lobbyists

By Matt Cohen - April 07, 2023
Right-wing think tank tied to dark money jumps into Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Right-wing think tank tied to dark money jumps into Wisconsin Supreme Court race

By Matt Cohen - March 28, 2023
Uihlein money runs deep in Daniel Kelly’s Wisconsin Supreme Court campaign

Uihlein money runs deep in Daniel Kelly’s Wisconsin Supreme Court campaign

By Matt Cohen - March 24, 2023
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate won’t recuse himself from cases involving major donors

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate won’t recuse himself from cases involving major donors

By Matt Cohen - March 07, 2023
How Daniel Kelly worked with the GOP to fuel election denialism

How Daniel Kelly worked with the GOP to fuel election denialism

By Matt Cohen - March 03, 2023
Meet the groups backing right-wing Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates

Meet the groups backing right-wing Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates

By Matt Cohen - February 17, 2023
Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz: ‘Democracy is on the line’

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz: ‘Democracy is on the line’

By Matt Cohen - February 07, 2023
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