Democrats Built A Small-Donor Money Machine. Now, Republicans Want Their Own

The midterm elections illuminated a gap in Republican fundraising. While wealthy conservatives continued to fund party committees and superPACs, Democrats beat Republicans in the contest for small-donor contributions. In 73 hot House races, Democrats raised… Read More

The Next Crash

by Robert Reich Sorry to deliver the news, but it’s time to worry about the next crash. The combination of stagnant wages with most economic gains going to the top is once again endangering the… Read More

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: GOP overwhelmed by Democratic cash

A deluge of Democratic spending in the final days of the battle for the House has triggered recriminations among Republicans and forced the party to lean on its biggest patron to salvage their majority. Since… Read More

Why is NRA spending down for Congress in the 2018 midterms?

The National Rifle Association’s political spending is sharply down heading into the 2018 midterm elections, a shift that could reflect declining fundraising in the wake of a string of mass shootings and an FBI investigation… Read More

Sheldon Adelson Sees a Lot to Like in Trump’s Washington

WASHINGTON — The return on investment for many of the Republican Party’s biggest political patrons has been less than impressive this year. But not for Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, and his… Read More