While the mainstream media, mostly owned by six corporations, reports on politics as a horse race or personality show, David Sirota follows the money, without fear or favor.

Here is his news:


** October 6, 2015



It’s been a while since I last emailed, but I wanted to pass on some exciting news in my world – I’ve just been named editor-in-chief of International Business Times’ new blog/website POLITICAL CAPITAL (http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital) . Our team will be using the new site to intensify our investigative money-in-politics coverage in advance of the 2016 election. I hope you will check it out – and pass this email on to anyone else you think might be interested.

Find Political Capital by clicking here (http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital)

Follow Political Capital’s Twitter feed here (https://twitter.com/Poli_Capital) (it is @Poli_Capital (https://twitter.com/Poli_Capital) )

Read the press release about the project here (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/international-business-times-launches-political-capital-300153990.html)

As IBT Global Editor in Chief Peter S. Goodman put it: “Political Capital is obsessed with exposing the full stories behind the political headlines, with special focus on the moneyed interests seeking to influence policy.”

In the first 24 hours since launch, we’ve already broken big stories on Chris Christie’s email private address (http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/chris-christie-had-two-private-email-accounts-nj-governor-blocks-release-any) , Bernie Sanders’ GOP alliances
(http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/bernie-sanders-gop-ally-opposing-export-import-bank-2125378) , Jeb Bush’s old firm being under investigation (http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/sec-probe-jeb-bushs-old-firm-may-have-intensified-report-2125557?rel=most_read3) , and the economist targeted by Elizabeth Warren (http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/economist-targeted-elizabeth-warren-had-long-history-corporate-sponsored-reports) . I hope you’ll check out Political Capital, follow its Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/Poli_Capital) — and, of course, send me any ideas you may have for our ongoing coverage.

Rock the boat,