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."
January 3, 2012 -
In a case hinging on a state's right to regulate corporate campaign contributions in a post-Citizens United world, the Montana Supreme Court ruled that the American Tradition Partnership represents "a threat to the political marketplace."
October 31, 2011 -
Dirty-energy interests, wealthy conservatives and the think tanks they fund have joined forces to target global-warming researchers using the Freedom of Information Act -- and this week they're set for a showdown in a Virginia courtroom.
October 11, 2011 -
Both comedian Stephen Colbert -- who's pretending to support a fake candidate, Rick Parry -- and supporters of the real Rick Perry have started nonprofit groups that can channel unlimited donations to super PACs with minimal disclosure.
October 7, 2011 -
North Carolina's most politically powerful unelected individual, Art Pope has spent millions pushing the state to the right. Where does his money come from, where does it go and what impact is it having?
January 14, 2011 -
OCTOBER 2010 - PRESENT | Facing South's investigative series looks at North Carolina's most influential benefactor for Republicans and conservative groups -- and his growing national power.