Politics
Fossil Fuel-Funded Super PAC Eyes $11.5 Million Spending Operation for Herschel Walker in Final Days
Nick Surgey, Lee Fang – 12:11 PM
Leaked documents show the Empowerment Alliance, a dark-money group tied to energy industry, is planning to inject $1.5 million into the Georgia run-off to turn voters out.
The Biden Administration Says Legal Immunity for Saudi Crown Prince Was Unavoidable. Privately, They Weren’t So Sure.
Ken Klippenstein – 3:00 AM
The National Security Council and DAWN, a nonprofit founded by Jamaal Khashoggi, met expressly to discuss the question.
Railroads Have Invested Heavily in Congress. They Need Their Payoff in the Senate.
Daniel Boguslaw, Ryan Grim – Nov. 30
A looming Senate vote on seven days of sick leave for rail workers puts pressure on a Republican Party that has increasingly positioned itself as a champion of the working class.
In a Wisconsin Trump County, and Across the U.S., Progressive Health Care Initiatives Coasted Through
Ryan Grim, Lee Fang – Nov. 29
Initiatives to expand health care access and reduce costs won big on election night, rattling for-profit industry lobbyists.
Philly DA Larry Krasner: In Midterms, Democrats Went “Republican-Lite” on Crime
Akela Lacy – Nov. 29
The embattled progressive district attorney said election victories show how Democrats can win big — by leaning into criminal justice reforms.
Lobbyist for Saudi Alfalfa Company Desiccating Arizona Was Elected to Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
Daniel Boguslaw – Nov. 28
Thomas Galvin lobbied on behalf of a Saudi company soaking up Arizona’s groundwater. He is now mediating an ongoing water dispute in neighboring Maricopa County.
I Experienced Jack Smith’s Zeal Firsthand. Will Trump Get the Same Treatment?
James Risen – Nov. 23
His handling of the ex-president will show whether Smith really is an aggressive prosecutor — or just aggressive against the powerless.
Voices
10 Things for Americans to Be Grateful for at Thanksgiving 2022
Jon Schwarz – Nov. 23
Elon Musk, functioning elections, “Andor,” and death — Americans can genuinely give thanks for all these things and more this holiday.
Georgia Voting Numbers Do Indeed Show Youth Surge
Ryan Grim – Nov. 22
The number of young voters in Georgia more than doubled since 2014, counter to the narrative provided by David Shor.
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