April 14, 2017 -
The Trump administration unveiled plans to expand offshore drilling at last week's conference of the National Ocean Industries Association. Launched by Exxon in the 1970s to represent the offshore drilling industry, NOIA has been investing in politicians from Southeastern states where its members would like to do business.
November 3, 2014 -
Hedge fund investor Tom Steyer's entrance into politics this election cycle may have revived the environment movement as a political force. But Steyer and Co. are still playing small ball in a big money game -- a story that got lost in the blitz of media coverage.
September 10, 2014 -
U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, has renewed his push for a resolution he introduced last year that seeks to declassify 28 pages of the official 9/11 report. Jones and other lawmakers who've read the redacted material say it doesn't pose a threat to national security but would embarrass the Bush administration, which initially classified them.
October 22, 2013 -
The Virginia-based Tea Party Leadership Fund argues that requiring it to disclose its donors puts them in danger comparable to what NAACP members faced in Alabama in the 1950s. Campaign finance watchdogs beg to differ.
October 9, 2012 -
Congressman Paul Broun (R-Ga.) is under fire for recent remarks that evolution, embryology and the Big Bang theory are "lies straight from the pit of hell" -- especially since he's a member of the House Science Committee. But he's not the only member of that group who holds beliefs that put him at odds with mainstream science.