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
September 12th, 2019 | 6 mins 18 secs
big labor, conservative, constitution, corporate, freedom foundation, libertarian, progressives, rights, seiu, think progress, thinkprogress
We say good riddance to the liberal blog ThinkProgress after its corporate parent shuttered it, the Freedom Foundation forces the SEIU to respect a worker’s legal and constitutional rights, and “progressives” take aim at technological progress to boost Big Labor.
September 5th, 2019 | 7 mins 55 secs
anti-semitic, bloomberg, constitutional norms, dark money, department of labor, leaked emails, left, media, nationalism, nra, proteus fund, right, san francisco, smears, white nationalists
Bloomberg News smears a Department of Labor official, San Francisco incinerates constitutional norms to attack the National Rifle Association, and we expose another left-wing “dark money” clearinghouse, the Proteus Fund.
August 30th, 2019 | 6 mins 12 secs
aclu, barry goldwater, conservative, corruption, dave beck, david koch, detroit news, dinosaurs, editor’s note, feds, fiat chrysler, investigation, j.d. vance, jean harditsy, jimmy hoffa, kickback, koch, koch bros, koch brothers, leftist, libertarian, marissa brostoff, mit, nancy adams johnson, national lawyers guild, nationwide, philanthropist, philanthropy, political research associates, pro-abortion-rights, radical, raids, reason, teamsters, uaw, union, unkoch my campus, washington post, watchdog, white supremacist
The Feds expand their investigation of the United Auto Workers with a nationwide series of raids, the Washington Post lets a radical leftist smear a conservative writer, and we remember philanthropist and libertarian idealist David H. Koch.
August 22nd, 2019 | 5 mins 52 secs
2020, agenda, conservative, diplomatic, europe, family planning, hitler, labor, left, liberal, pact, planned parenthood, radical, right, stalin, tittle x, union, ww2, wwii
Big Labor outlines its radical agenda for 2020 and beyond, Planned Parenthood gives up some of its federal funding, and we mark the 80th anniversary of a diplomatic crime, the Hitler-Stalin Pact that paved the way for World War II in Europe.
August 15th, 2019 | 7 mins 21 secs
american bar association, bar, criminal, donor privacy, feds, joaquin castro, privacy, rights, scandal, uaw, united auto workers
The American Bar Association refuses to endorse overturning centuries of criminal due process precedents for now, the Feds get a break in the United Auto Workers’ spiraling corruption scandal, and Rep. Joaquin Castro demonstrates why donor privacy is important.
August 8th, 2019 | 5 mins 46 secs
The Congressional far-left reshuffles its staff, Wikipedia is called out for whitewashing the history of the Communist Party USA, and more union officials face the music for scandals in the national United Auto Workers and the Chicago Teamsters Union.
August 1st, 2019 | 6 mins 39 secs
activists, bernie sanders, chicago, federal prison, labor, maduro, prison, propaganda, radical, socialist, teamsters, union, venezuela
Corruption sends a Chicago Teamsters boss to federal prison, radical Chicago union activists go on a propaganda tour of socialist Venezuela, and Senator Bernie Sanders discovers the perils of his preferred labor policies.
July 30th, 2019 | 7 mins 12 secs
big labor, conservative, controversial, democrats, environmentalist, lena wen, ousted, planned parenthood, progressive, seiu, union
Congressional Democrats return a favor for the support of the Service Employees International Union, we take a deep look at a controversial environmentalist funder, and the Planned Parenthood Federation of America ousts its leader.
July 25th, 2019 | 6 mins 18 secs
anti-israel, bds, capitol, congress, court packing, dark money, demand justice, environmentalist, extremist, glue, israel, justice, liberal, rbg, ruth bader ginsburg, supreme court
Members of an extremist environmentalist faction glue themselves to basement doors in the Capitol complex, Congress slaps down the anti-Israel “boycott divestment and sanctions” campaign, and the liberal hero of the Supreme Court swats down the policy proposals of a liberal “dark money” advocacy group.
July 12th, 2019 | 11 mins 17 secs
bagman, dark money, donors, funding, influence, left, left-wing, liberal, major institutions, money, philanthropy, public policy, research
In this Episode: Joining the show this week is Capital Research Center Investigative Researcher Hayden Ludwig, who spends his time studying the liberal networks funneling money from major institutions and big donors into left-wing politics and policy. This week he released a new piece at capitalresearch.org with a deep-dive into NEO Philanthropy, a liberal “pass through” funding group.
July 3rd, 2019 | 8 mins 10 secs
andy ngo, anonymous speech, anti-fascist, antifa, attack, beating, black bloc, census, citizenship, citizenship question, court, debate, free speech, journalist, new jersey, portland, protest, violence
Black bloc anarchists attack a journalist in Portland, the Census citizenship question debate gets confused, and advocacy groups left, right, and center take on a Constitutionally dubious New Jersey law targeting anonymous speech.
June 27th, 2019 | 17 mins 44 secs
appointments, congress, congressional maps, democrat, districts, gerrymandering, myth, nonjusticiable, partisan, political, proportional representation, representatives, republican, state, supreme court
Today, the Supreme Court decided a pair of cases concerning “partisan gerrymandering,” holding that Congressional redistricting is an inherently political process and therefore a “nonjusticiable political question”—meaning (mostly liberal) challengers to (for now, mostly Republican-drawn) congressional maps will not be able to claim they are “too partisan” (whatever that means) in federal court.
June 21st, 2019 | 7 mins 23 secs
administration, conservative, constitution, cross, environmentalists, establishment, left, liberal, libertarian, obama, religion, supreme court, tennessee, uaw, volkswagen, ww1
Workers #resist the United Auto Workers in Tennessee, environmentalists lament changes to an aggressive Obama administration rule, and the Supreme Court affirms that a World War One memorial cross does not constitute an “establishment of religion.”
June 13th, 2019 | 6 mins 18 secs
In this episode: the activist arm of the judicial left prepares an all-out attack on a core American political norm, a left-wing billionaire pledges $500 million to support environmentalist campaigns against coal and natural gas, and the trade war heats up with possible Chinese retaliation in products over which they have a near-monopoly.
June 6th, 2019 | 9 mins 42 secs
activist, alaska, conservative, d.c., environmental, eugenics, left, lobbyist, natural resources, philanthropy, population control, right
D.C. lobbyist-funded environmental activists denounce the influence of D.C. lobbyists on natural resources policy in Alaska, a left-wing outlet acknowledges the abuses of Big Progressive Philanthropy’s Population Control crusade of the mid-to-late 20th Century, and the highlights from a debate on the past and future of the two-billion-plus-dollar world of right-of-center advocacy philanthropy.
May 23rd, 2019 | 8 mins 31 secs
board member, cap, center for american progress, conservative, conspiracy, election, establishment, georgia, gubernational, liberal, lobby, mcdonalds, metoo, seiu, sexual harassment, thinktank, union
The SEIU and its allies hit McDonald’s for sexual harassment while one of SEIU’s most powerful local unions looks set to promote an officer accused of sexual harassment, a board member of the establishment liberal think tank Center for American Progress continues to promote conspiracy theories about the 2018 midterm elections, and the Washington Post is shocked, shocked to find a conservative activist conducting conservative advocacy.