Lee Fang, Republic Report

Lee Fang, a freelance journalist, runs 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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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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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 2:46pm
Not Just Goldman Sachs: Koch Industries Hoards Commodities as a Trading Strategy
Over the weekend, The New York Times published its investigation of how Goldman Sachs has made a tidy profit by buying up vast amounts of aluminum and slowing the delivery through the ownership of vast warehouses. Many investment banks purchase physical assets, like pipelines or storage facilities, to gain better market intelligence for speculative trading.
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 2:08pm
GOP Immigration Amendments Boost Drones, Incarceration and Criminalization
On Tuesday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee released amendments to the immigration bill as the legislation begins its mark-up phase .
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