Molly Redden
Staff Writer

Meet the Men Running the Koch Brothers’ “Secret Bank”
September 12, 2013

During the 2012 election cycle, the Koch brothers oversaw a secret group that handed out a quarter of a billion dollars in undisclosed cash to various political causes. That’s what Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei are reporting today in Politico.

This Environmental Bill Has Bipartisan Support. Who's Going to Kill it?
September 11, 2013

Congress today is spending its time on an unusual pursuit: debating a significant piece of legislation.

New Australian Prime Minister is Bad News for Non-Australians
September 10, 2013

Australia elected a new prime minister on Saturday—a divisive, brash conservative named Tony Abbott who promises to make Australia a far-right paradise after six consecutive years of liberal rule.

Canada Offers a Worthless Bargaining Chip in the Fight Over Keystone XL
September 09, 2013

Canada is willing to do just about anything if President Obama approves the Keystone XL pipeline.That was the gist of a letter Prime Minister Stephen Harper sent to Obama in late August.

A Scary New Study Erases Doubts That Fracking Causes Earthquakes
September 06, 2013

The fracking industry’s latest environmental bugbear is earthquakes, which can be caused by injecting a briney cocktail of wastewater produced in the fracking process deep into disposal wells.

This is Why Food Stamp Reliance Has Exploded
September 05, 2013

This month, conservatives will return to Washington with the goal of making deep cuts to the nation’s food stamps program, or SNAP.

A Sex Trafficking Victory That Shows Just How Broken the System Is
August 29, 2013

In mid-2001, Johana Cece, a woman in her early twenties, fled her hometown of Korçë, a small city near Albania’s Greek border.

Pro-Lifers Aren't Even Trying to Make Abortion Restrictions Sound Nice Anymore
August 27, 2013

The year 2011 was “The Year of Abortion Restrictions,” when states enacted more new laws narrowing abortion rights than in any other year since Roe v. Wade. Part of this was the record number of statehouses captured by conservatives in the midterms.

Republicans Only Have As Much Leverage As Obama Gives Them
August 23, 2013

“House Republicans have no idea how they’re going to lift the debt ceiling this fall,” Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan report in Politico.

Eric Holder Sues Texas Over Voter ID. Here's Why It's a Long Shot.
August 22, 2013

“We will not allow the Supreme Court's recent decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue measures that suppress voting rights.”