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
February 1st, 2018 | 56 mins 14 secs
americans for prosperity, billionaire, cato, charity, charles koch, conservative, corruption, david koch, democracy alliance, donor, foundation, foundation to promote open society, george soros, influence, koch brothers, koch industries, koch seminar network, libertarian, mercatus center, money, money in politics, open society, open society foundations, philanthropy, policy center, politics, reason foundation, special interest, super pac
Who impacts our politics more, the Koch Brothers or George Soros? And to what end? We detail their political empires.
January 25th, 2018 | 43 mins 46 secs
addiction, conservative, crisis, drugs, fentanyl, heroin, libertarian, opiates, opioids, painkillers, politics, prescription, public health, rural america, trump
We discuss the opioid crisis, the influencers who contributed to it and those trying to stop it, and the battle over the President's Nationwide Public Health Emergency to address the opioid crisis.
January 18th, 2018 | 45 mins 46 secs
center for immigration studies, conservative, daca, deferred action for childhood arrivals, fwd.us, government, government shutdown, illegal immigration, immigration, libertarian, migration policy institute, policy, politics, president, racism, shithole, trump, trump administration, undocumented
We discuss DACA, the president's "vulgar" comments, and the influencers on both sides of the immigration debate.
January 11th, 2018 | 41 mins 2 secs
big government, budget, conservative, debt, deficit, federal, government, libertarian, money, politics, shutdown, special interests, spending
Negotiations over the federal budget have started in Washington, leading to the possibility of a government shutdown if no deal is reached. What does this mean, and who are the special interests looking to protect their funding in the budget?
January 4th, 2018 | 37 mins 26 secs
analysis, conservative, deal, foreign policy, iran, nuclear, obama, ploughshares fund, politics, protests
Protests for reform have broken out in Iran, with the theocratic state cracking down leaving 21 people dead. How did we get to this point, and what does it tell us about President Obama's nuclear deal with the regime?
December 28th, 2017 | 40 mins 27 secs
For our final show of the year, Scott and Mike take us through the biggest stories of 2017 to tell us about why they matter and the influencers behind them.
December 21st, 2017 | 34 mins 58 secs
conservative, fcc, free market, internet, net neutrality, politics, regulations
The FCC votes to remove Obama-era Net Neutrality regulations. Will this really hurt the internet and raise your prices? Who wanted Net Neutrality and why?
December 14th, 2017 | 46 mins 45 secs
appointments, conservative, courts, judiciary, nominees, politics, president trump, senate
Who gets to control the courts for the next forty years? The administration fights against left-wing organizations to get their judges confirmed.
December 7th, 2017 | 38 mins 1 sec
entertainment, feminism, film, hollywood, politics, sex scandal, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, television
How is Hollywood, the land of progressive politics, also the land of sexual misconduct?