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
January 17th, 2019 | 7 mins 17 secs
alex caputo-pearl, american federation of teachers, arun gupta, arun gupta nlrb, bds, ben sasse, boycott divestment and sanctions, code pink, codepink, constitution, dccc, democrats, diana furchtgott-roth, fake news, far-left activists, fight for $15, fight for 15, house majority pac, influence watch, knights of columbus, lausd, mcdonald’s, moveon.org, national education association, national fast food workers union, national labor relations board, no religious tests clause, proposition 13, seiu, service employees international union, united teachers los angeles, women’s march
Two multi-year labor union campaigns reach their climaxes as Democrats introduce a $15 minimum wage bill at the behest of the Service Employees International Union and the radical teachers union in Los Angeles goes on strike, far-left activists celebrate the controversial Women’s March by distributing literal fake news, and the Senate re-affirms the No Religious Tests clause of the Constitution.
January 10th, 2019 | 6 mins 49 secs
Planned Parenthood steps on its own talking points about the centrality of abortion to its mission, Senators attack a Roman Catholic fraternal organization, and libertarians sue the federal government for censoring a man who believes he was a victim of abuse of power by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
January 3rd, 2019 | 7 mins 9 secs
We take a deep dive into the front groups propping up the Left’s defenses of Obamacare, Planned Parenthood’s labor practices come under scrutiny, and Washington continues its biennial tradition of defeated and retired Congressmen hanging around town, this time as lobbyists.
December 20th, 2018 | 7 mins 30 secs
In this episode: An anonymous intellectual leader of the leftist extremist movement Antifa is identified, labor unions and corporations join together to raise consumer prices for Americans, and the nominally “non-partisan” watchdog organization CREW deepens its ties to the institutional left.
December 13th, 2018 | 9 mins 7 secs
The Women’s March faces new accusations of anti-Semitism among its leadership, New Jersey Democrats prepare to institutionally gerrymander the state so obviously that national Democrats are embarrassed by them, and major election fraud allegations hit the Chicago city alderman’s district where the legislator some call Illinois’ “State Dictator” lives.
December 6th, 2018 | 8 mins 7 secs
left-wing billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer consider running for president, Al Sharpton participates in shady financial dealings, and we remember George H.W. Bush's "thousand points of light.”
November 29th, 2018 | 7 mins 37 secs
amalgamated bank, andy stern, beto o’rourke, big labor, civil asset forfeiture, democracy alliance, democratic coalition against trump, draft beto, foundation for moral law, influence watch, institute for justice, judicial watch, keith mestrich, labor unions, nathan lerner, pacs, political action committee, scam pac, scam pacs, seiu, service employees international union, southern poverty law center, timbs v. indiana
A repeat creator of dubious “Scam PACs” makes one to “draft” failed U.S. Senate candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke, strange political bedfellows define a Supreme Court case on property rights, and Big Labor’s bank makes bank banking for Democrats.
November 15th, 2018 | 7 mins 50 secs
The Food and Drug Administration announced wide-ranging regulations on the sale of electronic cigarettes, New York and Virginia have rolled out the red carpet for Amazon at substantial expense to state and local taxpayers, and United Teachers Los Angeles continues to prepare for a strike.
November 8th, 2018 | 6 mins 30 secs
In this episode: Big left-wing influencers spend tens of millions pushing ballot measures that went down in defeat based on provisional returns, the United Auto Workers union hires non-union contractors to build their former president a lakefront cabin, and a liberal actress breaks with the Women’s March over its ties to bigoted, anti-semitic, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.
November 1st, 2018 | 8 mins 15 secs
In this episode: A left-wing lobbyist loses his law license after trying to shake down Chevron over alleged environmental violations in Ecuador; the U.S. Supreme Court hears Frank v. Gaos, a case regarding the legitimacy of class action lawsuit settlements which direct the money not to the injured class of persons, but rather trial lawyers; and the Freedom Foundation, a free-market organization in the Pacific Northwest, claims credit for persuading 25,000 government employees principally in Oregon and Washington to stop paying dues or agency fees to government worker unions.
October 26th, 2018 | 12 mins 56 secs
immigration, influencewatch, migrant caravan, news, politics
A 4000 person caravan of economic migrants is on its way to the US border. They have already broken through Mexico's border. Will they cross illegally into the United States? Hayden Ludwig & Jared Cummings discuss the challenges this movement poses and expose the shady pro-illegal immigration activists behind it.
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.