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
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.
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.