Lee Fang, The Intercept

Lee Fang is an investigative journalist and staff writer for The Intercept. He also founded the Republic Reform blog and is a frequent contributor to The Nation. He was previously a reporting fellow with The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute, former Senior Investigator for United Republic and a former investigative blogger for ThinkProgress.org. His book on the campaign to block Obama’s domestic priorities is slated for publication this winter. Follow him on Twitter: @lhfang

 

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:15pm
Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado
Influential Democratic consultants, some of whom work for the Super PACs backing Hillary Clinton, have signed up to fight a bold initiative to create a state-based single-payer system in Colorado, according to a state filing posted Monday. Coloradans for Coloradans, an ad-hoc group opposing single...
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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:30pm
Top Hillary Clinton Advisers and Fundraisers Lobbied Against Obamacare
Hillary Clinton is campaigning as a guardian of President Barack Obama’s progressive policy accomplishments. In recent weeks, she has called the Affordable Care Act “one of the greatest accomplishments of President Obama, of the Democratic Party, and of our country,” and promised that she is “going...
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Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 10:30am
Hillary Clinton Laughs When Asked if She Will Release Transcripts of Her Goldman Sachs Speeches
After Hillary Clinton spoke at a town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Friday, I asked her if she would release the transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs. She laughed and turned away. Clinton has recently been on the defensive about the speaking fees she and her husband have...
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Saturday, December 5, 2015 - 11:45am
Defense Contractors Cite “Benefits” of Escalating Conflicts in the Middle East
Major defense contractors Raytheon, Oshkosh, and Lockheed Martin assured investors at a Credit Suisse conference in West Palm Beach this week that they stand to gain from the escalating conflicts in the Middle East. Lockheed Martin Executive Vice President Bruce Tanner told the conference his...
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Monday, July 6, 2015 - 2:15pm
Eric Holder Returns as Hero to Law Firm That Lobbies for Big Banks
After failing to criminally prosecute any of the financial firms responsible for the market collapse in 2008, former Attorney General Eric Holder is returning to Covington & Burling, a corporate law firm known for serving Wall Street clients. The move completes one of the more troubling trips...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 3:45pm
Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle
At least one small slice of the American public looks forward to the non-stop, sleazy political advertisements set to inundate viewers during the 2016 elections: media executives and their investors. Peter Liguori, the chief executive of Tribune Company, said earlier this month that the next...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:00am
New Report Reveals Industry Blitz for Climate-Killing Fossil Fuel Exports
The 2014 U.S. congressional mid-term elections are now complete, and the Republican Party controls both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Some have forecasted that this could have catastrophic impacts for progress on climate change and environmental protection in general. But below the...
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Republican Dave Brat, a college economics professors who spoke about GOP hypocrisy and railed against Wall Street greed,, unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary challenge. (Credit: P. Kevin Morley/Times-Dispatch) Views
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 11:30am
Eric Cantor’s Opponent Beat Him By Calling Out GOP Corruption
“All of the investment banks, up in New York and D.C., they should have gone to jail.” That isn’t a quote from an Occupy Wall Street protester or Senator Elizabeth Warren. That’s a common campaign slogan repeated by Dave Brat, the Virginia college professor who scored one of the biggest political...
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:14am
The Hidden Danger in the Supreme Court’s ‘McCutcheon’ Case
If the Supreme Court moves to strike down certain campaign finance limits this term, as many expect the Roberts Court will do, could the conservative majority also pave the way for dismantling a whole host of anti-bribery and campaign finance laws across the country?
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Monday, July 29, 2013 - 8:32am
Lawmakers Protecting NSA Surveillance Are Awash In Defense Contractor Cash
Though it failed by a twelve-vote margin, Congressman Justin Amash’s (R-MI) amendment last week to curtail the NSA’s dragnet surveillance efforts reveals new fault lines in the debate over privacy. The roll call for the vote shows that 111 Democrats and ninety-four Republicans supporting the measure, which was co-sponsored by Amash’s Democratic colleague, John
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