New Documents Reveal More About Alleged Ethics Violations at the Department of the Interior
Public records reveal additional details about top political appointee Timothy Williams' meeting with his former employer, the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity.
Political Polarization Is Not a Driver of Gridlock at the State Level
States like Colorado have polarized—but productive—legislatures. Term limits and relatively weak lobbying interests help explain the phenomenon.
Compromise With the Oil and Gas Industry Made the Sage Grouse Vulnerable to Extinction
Rather than list the bird as an endangered species, the Obama administration struck a compromise deal with energy companies—and now Trump is undoing it.
How the Private Health-Care Industry Is Working to Kill Medicare for All
Americans across the political spectrum are longing for change in health care but are worried about what changes might mean.
Here Are Some of the Most Significant Controversies Surrounding Scott Pruitt
A brief rundown of the scandals that dogged the EPA administrator in the months leading up to his resignation.
How Former Members of the Trump Administration Are Working Around a Non-Lobbying Pledge
The president forced these lobbyists not to lobby as a part of taking office, but they're getting back to work using techniques that vary from the bureaucratic to the audacious.
Levee Wars: How a Secretive Lobbying Group Is Working to Subvert Flood Regulations
A Lobbying group in Illinois is weakening regulations from the Army Corps of Engineers that prevents towns from building levees that harm their neighbors.
At the Department of the Interior, Industry Lobbyists and Revolving-Door Operatives Shape Sage Grouse Policy
Public records show that industry groups and conservative politicians have had the ear of top Department of the Interior officials as they seek to dismantle conservation protections for the imperiled species.
The Long List of Lobbyists Visiting Trump Budget Head Mick Mulvaney
The calendar of the head of the Office of Management and Budget shows that he has met with business interests from a wide variety of industries.
Stop With the 'Catastrophic Wildfire' Scare Tactics
It's an alarmist, politically driven catchphrase. And, from a scientific perspective, it has little credibility.
Who Is the Russian Lobbyist Who Met With Donald Trump Jr.?
Rinat Akhmetshin once worked for military intelligence in the former Soviet Union. He says he's long retired from that work, but some American officials suspect he still has ties to Russian intelligence.
Is Academic Research in the U.K. About to Die Off?
New rules that go into effect in May could prevent scientists from discussing their work with Parliament, public-health researchers say.
Six Terrible, Singularity University-Inspired Pitches for Disrupting California’s Drought
An open application to the university’s Impact Challenge.
The Disturbing Reason Higher Education Lobbying Groups Are Supporting For-Profit Colleges
Traditional colleges and universities have become unlikely allies of the beleaguered for-profit industry as each group tries to fend off the government’s push for more accountability.
How Sugar Lobbying Influenced U.S. Government-Funded Research
A new analysis of sugar-industry documents finds companies worked with U.S. government researchers to soften recommendations against eating too much sugar.