money in politics

Top 5 of 2011 - #1: How to Expose a Big Money Power Broker

December 31, 2011 - In our final look at Facing South's top stories of 2011, a look at how we helped push North Carolina's secretive but influential conservative benefactor Art Pope into the national spotlight -- offering not only a revealing look at Pope's influence in N.C. but the role of Big Money influence in today's political landscape.

Art Pope's money key to N.C. anti-gay marriage push

November 10, 2011 - North Carolina powerbroker Art Pope is often described as a "libertarian," but he's veered from libertarian views on gay marriage, pouring nearly $1 million into anti-gay marriage organizations -- including the group spearheading an anti-marriage amendment campaign in North Carolina.