Categories & Tags: civitas action

Art Pope, NC featured in national debate on campaign finance reform   |   June 6, 2014
This week in Washington, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee led a hearing about the corrupting influence of money in politics, including debate over a proposed...

 

Why is GOP mega-donor Art Pope distancing himself from controversial big-money groups?   |   October 9, 2013
Nick Nyhart of the campaign finance watchdog group Public Campaign wrote an op-ed for a North Carolina newspaper last week that's set off a war of words with the state's...

 

Art Pope think tank pulled into lawsuit over NC voter suppression bill   |   September 11, 2013
A conservative think tank that was founded by Republican mega-donor Art Pope and that receives most of its funding from him has been pulled into a lawsuit targeting North Carolina...

 

What 'social welfare' nonprofits are trying to influence NC elections?   |   May 17, 2013
The recent media scandal over revelations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups has sparked debate about how groups spend money to influence politics --...

 

Art Pope back in glare of national spotlight   |   May 15, 2013
NOTE: Posting will be light this week as the Institute for Southern Studies moves to its new offices at MDC in downtown Durham. We'll resume regular daily posting next week....

 

Art Pope-backed lawmaker leads push for new voting restrictions in NC   |   April 3, 2013
Over the last week, Republicans in the North Carolina Senate have pushed a series of bills with wide-ranging implications for how people vote, including slashing early voting days...

 

How dark money helped Republicans hold the House and hurt voters   |   December 21, 2012
By Olga Pierce, Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica In the November election, a million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of...

 

Art Pope rides again   |   November 21, 2012
In the 2010 mid-term elections, Republicans won control of the North Carolina General Assembly for the first time in over a century -- and Republican mega-donor Art Pope could...

 

NC judge takes public campaign funding, also gets backing from group that calls it "welfare for politicians"   |   October 5, 2012
This year, conservative judge Paul Newby is running to keep his seat on the North Carolina Supreme Court. And, like seven other judicial candidates in this election, he's...

 

Art Pope-backed political group gears up for 2012 elections   |   June 22, 2012
Real Jobs NC, the political group launched in 2010 and backed by donor Art Pope to help win the North Carolina legislature for Republicans, is stirring into action again. Federal...

 

A big loss for Art Pope in NC school resegregation fight   |   November 9, 2011
Voters in Wake County, N.C. have shifted political power on the local school board, ending a Republican majority backed by leading conservative benefactor Art Pope that worked to...

 

NC voters reject Pope-backed candidates in local school board battle over resegregation   |   October 12, 2011
Voters in Wake County, N.C. headed to the polls yesterday in high numbers to reject a slate of conservative Republican Board of Education candidates who opposed a longstanding...

 

VIDEO: Why we launched Art Pope Exposed   |   October 4, 2011
With North Carolina political powerbroker Art Pope in the national spotlight, the Institute for Southern Studies is excited to announce we're launching a new investigative...

 

VIDEO: Rachel Maddow on 'Art Pope Influence'   |   October 4, 2011
Last night, Rachel Maddow had Jane Mayer - author of the explosive New Yorker profile of Art Pope - on for a special segment looking at the North Carolina multimillionaire's...

 

North Carolina for Sale? New Yorker profile thrusts Art Pope into national spotlight   |   October 3, 2011
Art Pope is getting his national close-up: The New Yorker magazine has published an in-depth profile of the little-known North Carolina conservative benefactor by Jane Mayer,...