Reports

Issue One's original research and in-depth investigations


CONGRESSIONAL DYSFUNCTION

Why We Left Congress

How the legislative branch is broken and what we can do about it

(December 2018)

COORDINATION

Coordination Watch

How candidates and outside groups work together to evade anti-corruption laws

(January 2020)

DARK MONEY

Dark Money Illuminated

A deep-dive into the top 15 dark money groups

(September 2018)

ELECTION INTERFERENCE

5 Loopholes That Allow Foreign Interference in Our Elections

How our broken political system allows China, Iran, Russia, and other foreign adversaries to interfere in U.S. elections

(September 2019)

Digital Disaster

A look at the failures of Facebook, Google, and Twitter’s political ad transparency policies

(November 2019)

Mystery Money

How a loophole could allow foreign money to flow into super PACs through secretive shell companies

(July 2020)

ETHICS

The Ethics Blind Spot

How the House and Senate ethics committees fail to foster a culture of high ethical standards in Congress

(February 2018)

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION REFORM

Busted and Broke

Why the Federal Election Commission doesn’t work

(April 2019)

FUNDRAISING & COMMITTEE DUES

The Price of Power

How political parties squeeze influential lawmakers to boost campaign coffers

(May 2017)

The Continuing Price of Power

How the political parties leaned on legislative leaders for cash during the 115th Congress

(February 2019)

Outsized Influence

The alarming influence that a handful of wealthy donors have in the post-Citizens United era

(April 2021)

LEADERSHIP PACS

All Expenses Paid

How leadership PACs became politicians’ preferred ticket to luxury living

(July 2018)

Leadership PACs, Inc. 

How Washington power players use leadership PAC contributions to buy access and influence

(October 2018)

All Expenses Still Paid

A look at leadership PACs’ latest outlandish spending, October – December 2018

(May 2019)


Questions? Please Contact Michael Beckel, Research Director mbeckel@issueone.org or 202-888-6770.