Capitol City Project Updates
Receive breaking news, entertaining stories and investigative content.

Category Archive • FOLLOW THE MONEY

December 14, 2014

Rand Paul courts controversy with rehire of staffer Jesse Benton

Lee Stranahan

As the wide-open 2016 presidential race is getting ready to kick off, expected Republican contender Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has already made a controversial staffing decision by bringing in longtime Paul family political aide Jesse Benton, who was thought to be in disgrace after being forced to resign from the Mitch McConnell campaign earlier […]

December 01, 2014

Will Al Sharpton’s Capitol City friends rescue him from his latest tax quandary?

Florian Sohnke

Al Sharpton is meeting with President Obama at the White House today, not only a sign in the wake of the Ferguson non-indictment that the administration is dubbing him a stand-in for the black community, but also that they’re choosing to avoid the media personality’s own scandal–millions of dollars in shirked tax liabilities.

November 26, 2014

Secrets and Lies: The Job-killing high-tech guest worker program

Lee Stranahan

While the government and high tech companies don’t want you to know anything about guest worker programs, the people whose lives have been ruined really want you to know. Since the issue gets almost no media traction, they’ve been left to try and get the word out on their own.