March 28, 2012 -
The same week that internal memos reveal how anti-gay marriage advocates attempted to sow discord among allies, the debate over Amendment One in North Carolina shows growing rifts in the conservative movement.
March 22, 2012 -
A leading writer for the John Locke Foundation, a conservative NC think tank backed by Art Pope, resigns after posting an image of President Obama showing him in chains next to a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. The group has issued an apology, but their statement raises as many questions as it answers.
March 21, 2012 -
State regulators release a draft report for comment that says fracking for natural gas can be done safely -- but they also admit that there "is a lot of projecting going on."
March 19, 2012 -
A groundbreaking assessment of anti-corruption mechanisms in all 50 states gives Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia failing grades -- while no state in the region scored any higher than a C-plus.
March 8, 2012 -
The leading conservative advocacy group and its affiliated foundation have spent tens of millions of dollars attacking Democrats over the past couple of years, and now AFP is pledging to spend hundreds of millions to defeat President Obama. Where is all that cash coming from?
March 2, 2012 -
A joint investigation into Art Pope's political empire wins an Investigative Reporting award from North Carolina's leading newspaper association, who call it a "fascinating study" of how Pope's singular influence "has shaped the lives of so many people."
February 16, 2012 -
Internal documents obtained from the Heartland Institute, a leading player in the climate disinformation campaign, show that the group is counting on continuing support from the North Carolina conservative benefactor and retail magnate.