Michael Beckel joined Issue One in March 2017 as the manager of research, investigations and policy analysis. He previously spent eight years working as an award-winning journalist at the Center for Public Integrity and Center for Responsive Politics. He has uncovered donors to secretive “dark money” groups and has exposed shady political operations, including a purportedly pro-Bernie Sanders super PAC that collected nearly $50,000 from “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig in 2015. Michael is a 2005 graduate of Colorado College.

Congress Must Act on Honest Ads

Just as Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) recently wrote about the need for Congress to act on shady dark money campaigns, ReFormers Caucus Co-chairs Amb. Tim Roemer (D-IN) and Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN) take his comments one step forward: Congress must also act on foreign disinformation campaigns by passing the Honest Ads Act.

Read Amb. Roemer and Rep. Wamp’s new op-ed.