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5 players behind the Big Money attacks in NC Supreme Court elections   |   May 2, 2014
If you wanted to visit Justice for All NC, a conservative super PAC that has ignited controversy over a slew of controversial attack ads it's unleashed in one of North...

 

Pickets at Art Pope stores reach small-town North Carolina   |   December 20, 2013
Pickets at stores owned by conservative donor and North Carolina budget director Art Pope entered their third week, expanding into towns and cities with a more conservative...

 

Pickets at Art Pope's stores gain steam, go statewide   |   December 11, 2013
In North Carolina, Art Pope's rise as a conservative political kingmaker -- including his appointment this year as Republican Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director -- was...

 

Are conservative think tanks breaking lobbying laws?   |   November 14, 2013
A national network of conservative think tanks funded by companies and businessmen including the Kochs of Koch Industries, the Waltons of Wal-Mart, and Art Pope of Variety...

 

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...

 

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: How Art Pope helped turn back the clock on voting rights in North Carolina   |   August 29, 2013
By Sue Sturgis, with research by Marion T. Johnson When Montravias King, a senior at North Carolina's historically black Elizabeth City State University, showed up at a...

 

NC lawmakers embrace Koch-backed pledge against climate action   |   July 11, 2013
The political clout of conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch of the Koch Industries oil and chemical conglomerate is hardly news, but a fresh investigation provides...

 

Art Pope-funded group launches database targeting Moral Monday arrestees   |   June 19, 2013
The John W. Pope Civitas Institute, a conservative think tank based in Raleigh, N.C., has launched a database targeting people who've been arrested as part of the Moral Monday...

 

Art Pope still funding climate disinformation   |   February 6, 2013
As North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's budget director, Art Pope will help make important fiscal decisions for a state facing serious threats due to climate disruption, from...

 

NC judge tosses law that represented GOP revenge against public school employees   |   January 7, 2013
A law passed by North Carolina's Republican-led legislature to punish the state teachers' association for fighting education budget cuts has been thrown out as...

 

Art Pope turns up in climate disinformation exposé   |   February 16, 2012
Documents obtained from a think tank at the center of the climate disinformation campaign confirm the important role played in financing that campaign by leading conservative...

 

Students target Pope's stores to protest his 'poisonous agenda'   |   February 15, 2012
A group of Raleigh, N.C. students is launching a picket of Maxway, one of the retail stores owned by Republican donor Art Pope. The grassroots group aims to bring attention to...

 

Teachers call for holiday boycott of Pope stores   |   December 2, 2011
Teachers in the North Carolina Association of Educators are calling on shoppers to boycott stores owned by conservative powerbroker Art Pope this holiday season. The group is...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Following Art Pope's money   |   October 7, 2011
Amount of money that Art Pope, a discount-store millionaire and North Carolina's leading conservative benefactor, has pumped into his favorite causes over the past decade: $40...

 

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...