The podcast where we go beneath the surface to reveal the web of connected influence, money, and motivation driving the news, sourced primarily from our website InfluenceWatch.org, the Capital Research Center's online encyclopedia of the donors, non-profits, and influencers driving politics.
You can watch the video version of the podcast at: http://bit.ly/2rnQygY
October 18th, 2018 | 9 mins 50 secs
A "tracker" for David Brock's left-wing American Bridge Super PAC was arrested after allegedly assaulting a Republican Party staffer, a new anti-dark money film gets its own funding from shady left-wing donors, and a former Bush administration staffer turned professional leftist tries to go after McDonald's.
October 11th, 2018 | 8 mins 57 secs
George Soros's Open Society Foundations has appointed new leadership which includes a former Democratic congressman and a member of La Raza, the Soros funded "Win Justice PAC" is registering likely Democrats to vote in swing states, and the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters is using union dues to try to get its Trump supporting members to vote blue.
October 4th, 2018 | 8 mins 44 secs
A professional leftist harasses Jeff Flake in an elevator over Kavanaugh, three academics sneak absurd fake papers into a number of academic journals for 'grievance studies' (such as women's studies), and after a 5 year battle employees of Gerawan Farming have decertified the United Farm Workers as their union.
September 27th, 2018 | 14 mins 32 secs
Big Labor massively funds the Democrats in the midterms, an Antifa group harasses Senator Ted Cruz, and NEO Philanthropy's "Reproaction" asks users to sign a petition to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey demanding that the platform censor pro-life content.
September 20th, 2018 | 9 mins 47 secs
NPR disallows the pro-life film Gosnell from advertising on their station, The SEIU's Fight for $15 minimum wage campaign strikes against McDonald's as the SEIU tries to unionize the fast food chain, and NEO Philanthropy's crazy "shout your abortion" campaign (it's exactly what it sounds like) melts down.
September 14th, 2018 | 15 mins 19 secs
Unions and left-wing “dark money” groups spend millions to rewrite Missouri’s labor laws, the national Planned Parenthood abortion advocacy organization names its new president, and Think Progress goes nuts after conservatives call it out for misleading headlines about Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
September 6th, 2018 | 43 mins 23 secs
Should the death penalty stick around, or is it time for it to go? And who are the groups fighting on each side of this issue?
August 30th, 2018 | 48 mins 41 secs
Google, Facebook, and twitter have been regularly criticized for censoring conservative speech, and now the President has entered the ring condemning the companies. What's going on here?
August 23rd, 2018 | 44 mins 11 secs
As students return to campus for the Fall semester, what fights can we expect in this campus culture war this year? And how did free speech on campus get so marginalized to begin with?
August 16th, 2018 | 45 mins 22 secs
Eric Holder and his National Democratic Redistricting Committee are planing to use the next census to gerrymander in the Democrats' favor, potentially changing the future of American politics. Hayden Ludwig fills in for Scott Walter.
August 9th, 2018 | 36 mins 42 secs
P.E.T.A., People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is one of the most extremist left-wing groups you can find. Don't know why? Get ready to hear some crazy stories.
August 2nd, 2018 | 37 mins 26 secs
Today we're joined by Bryan Bernys of the Leadership Institute to discuss one of the ways the Left keeps control of college campuses; mandatory student fees used to fund left-wing groups.
July 26th, 2018 | 37 mins 9 secs
Despite repeated media claims to the contrary, it's a myth that the right spends more on politics than the left. We've done the research to prove it. Today we're joined by Michael Hartmann of the Capital Research Center to review the results of our studies.
July 19th, 2018 | 45 mins 48 secs
Today we're joined by Luke Wachob of the Institute for Free Speech to discuss the battle to protect anonymous political speech. This week the Treasury Department announced a victory that helps protect anonymity in IRS reporting, in an example of how small regulation changes can hugely protect freedom.
July 12th, 2018 | 35 mins 49 secs
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Is socialism the Tea Party of the Left? With the win of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over her establishment Democrat opponent, it seems so. We discuss her victory and the rapidly growing socialist group she's a member of, the Democratic Socialists of America.
July 5th, 2018 | 41 mins 3 secs
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Today we're joined by Lori Windham of Becket Law (@BecketLaw), who helps go behind the curtain of June's First Amendment Supreme Court victories, including protecting the religious free speech of Christian cake bakers and pro-life crisis pregnancy centers.