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LEE FANG  Lee Fang is a  reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. He covers money in politics, conservative movements and lobbying. Lee's work has resulted in multiple calls for hearings in Congress and the Federal Election Commission. His book on the campaign to block Obama's domestic priorities is slated for publication this winter.  Lee is a lifelong resident of Prince George's County, Maryland, and holds a B.A. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously, Lee interned with ThinkProgress and worked as a researcher for Progressive Accountability. In college, Lee held internships with Media Matters for America, Congresswoman Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and Westin Rinehart.

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Joe Biden, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 26, 2021
Biden's Inner Circle Maintains Close Ties To Vaccine Makers, Disclosures Reveal As concerns grow about a global "vaccine apartheid," watchdogs worry that the Biden administration is primed to favor profits over people.
COVID prices to be raised, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 20, 2021
Drugmakers Promise Investors They'll Soon Hike COVID-19 Vaccine Prices Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer have quietly touted plans to raise prices on coronavirus vaccines in the near future and to capitalize on the virus's lasting presence.
Smithfield Foods number one COVID-19 hot spot, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 25, 2020
Meat Industry Campaign Cash Flows To Officials Seeking To Quash COVID-19 Lawsuits Smithfield Foods, the world's largest pork processor, and Mountaire Farms, a major poultry producer, have come under fire in recent months for reportedly pressuring employees to crowd into plants with minimal safety precautions.
Wuhan Coronavirus and the Aviation Industry, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Airline Industry Blocked Disclosure Of Trade Data, Helping Conceal The Airlift Of N95 Masks From The U.S. To China IN THE FIRST months of the Covid-19 outbreak when U.S. hospitals faced a critical shortage of protective gear and exposed front-line medical workers to needless risk, hundreds of tons of medical face masks were loaded onto planes at U.S. airports and flown to China and other destinations for foreign buyers.
Police in riot gear, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Federal Government Buys Riot Gear, Increases Security Funding, Citing Coronavirus Pandemic The federal-funding requests contrast sharply with the rosy rhetoric from President Donald Trump, who has lavished himself with praise for his response to the crisis and issued optimistic predictions that recovery is around the corner.
Bank Failures & Bank Runs, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 9, 2020
Republicans Are Using Coronavirus Crisis To Win Long-Desired Bank Deregulation, Raising Potential For Bank Failures Experts are warning that the deregulatory blitz, sold as a fix to stimulate business by encouraging more lending, raises the potential for a flood of small bank failures, potentially lengthening economic woes and risking the need for future bank bailouts.
Some Qualifying Businesses Received A PPP Loan While Others Were Shut Out, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 25, 2020
Small Business Rescue Money Flowing To Major Trump Donors, Disclosures Show PPP loans have been swiftly approved for a number of corporations whose executives have donated heavily to Trump's campaign, Securities and Exchange Commission records show.
Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, April 18, 2020
Wall Street Titans Finance Democratic Primary Challenger To Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Disclosures show that over four dozen finance industry professionals, including several prominent private equity executives and investment bankers, made early donations to Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC contributor who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez.
Jared Kushner, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 9, 2020
Coronavirus Hasn't Stopped Kushner Real Estate Empire From Hounding Tenants With Debt Collection, Eviction Lawsuits Well into the coronavirus crisis, which has led to skyrocketing unemployment, court records show properties owned by Kushner Companies are still filing new eviction lawsuits.
Healthcare workers call on government over concerns about equipment shortage, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 5, 2020
Key Medical Supplies Were Shipped From U.S. Manufacturers To Foreign Buyers, Records Show American hospitals around the country are now running low on all forms of personal protective gear, such as N95 masks or purified air personal respirators, for medical staff, as well as life-saving ventilators, which pump oxygenated air into the lungs, for patients.
The coronavirus pandemic and the crisis of capitalism, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 20, 2020
Banks Pressure Health Care Firms To Raise Prices On Critical Drugs, Medical Supplies For Coronaviris Investment bankers have pressed health care companies on the front lines of fighting the novel coronavirus, including drug firms developing experimental treatments and medical supply firms, to consider ways that they can profit from the crisis.
pundit school animation., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 7, 2020
TV Pundits Praising Suleimani Assassination Neglect To Disclose Ties To Arms Industry Many of the pundits who appeared on national television or were quoted in major publications to praise the president's actions have undisclosed ties to the defense industry -- the only domestic industry that stands to gain from increased violence.
Fossil fuels damage the atmosphere, From WikimediaPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 21, 2019
Coal Giant Provided Secret Financing To Group Challenging Climate Lawsuits Murray Energy showered donations to several think tanks focused on questioning the link between human activity and global warming.
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SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 8, 2019
Democratic Sweep Sets Up Confrontation With Corporate Giant That Has Loomed Over Virginia Politics For A Century Dominion has flexed its muscle on the federal level and in other states in which it operates, as well. In 2005, Dominion spent over $500,000 to help push through President George W. Bush's Energy Policy Act, which repealed the New Deal limitations on utility holding company consolidation.
Joe Biden, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 26, 2019
Joe Biden's Super Pac Is Being Organized By Corporate Lobbyists For Health Care Industry, Weapons Makers, Finance Though Biden has pledged not to take contributions from registered lobbyists, the prohibition appears not to apply to big-dollar organizers of his Super PAC. Among the individuals involved with the effort are several lobbyists for leading corporations and foreign governments.
Steny Hoyer, From FlickrPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2018
Secretly Taped Audio Reveals Democratic Leadership Pressuring Progressive To Leave Race The secretly taped audio recording, reveals how senior Democratic officials have worked to crush competitive primaries and steer political resources, money, and other support to hand-picked candidates in key races across the country, long before the party publicly announces a preference.
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(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Civil Rights Groups, Funded by Telecoms, Back Donald Trump's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Civil Rights Groups, Funded by Telecoms, Back Donald Trump's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality
Chevron, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, July 5, 2015
Chevron's Lobbyist Now Runs the Congressional Science Committee For Chevron, the second largest oil company in the country with $26.2 billion in annual profits, it helps to have friends in high places. With little fanfare, one of Chevron's top lobbyists, Stephen Sayle, has become a senior staff member of the House Committee on Science, the standing congressional committee charged with "maintaining our scientific and technical leadership in the world."
Stefan M. Selig, From ImagesAttr
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2015
Obama Admin's TPP Trade Officials Received Hefty Bonuses From Big Banks Officials tapped by the Obama administration to lead the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations have received multimillion dollar bonuses from CitiGroup and Bank of America,
USA - MD - City of Baltimore Police, From ImagesAttr
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 1, 2015
Maryland Cop Lobbyists Helped Block Reforms Just Last Month Maryland's Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights, one of the strongest such statutes in the nation, is a considerable barrier to police reform. The LEOBR, enacted in 1974, shields officers from oversight by establishing a narrow standard for reviewing police misconduct and limiting the ability of victims to press charges. New legislation to correct that has been diluted by Police Union lobbyists

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