Articles by Alex Kotch

Alex is an investigative reporter on the Political Capital team focusing on money in politics. Before joining IBT, he worked as a researcher and writer for the Institute for Southern Studies in Durham, NC and as a freelance journalist in New York City, having been published by over 20 outlets including AlterNet, the Center for Media and Democracy, Rewire, Salon, Truthout  and VICE.com. For more on Alex, please visit alexkotch.com. To leak to Alex via encrypted email, download his PGP key.

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Protests At Harvard And Yale? Here’s Why

Activists launched a week of campus protests, calling on the universities to withdraw their investments from hedge funds that hold Puerto Rican debt and have advocated austerity measures in the U.S. territory.
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Ending DACA Would Cost Hundreds Of Billions Of Dollars

Democrats seemed likely to hold the line on a government funding bill unless it extends a program protecting residents who were brought to the U.S. as children by their undocumented parents. Deporting the “Dreamers” will cost the economy hundreds of billions of dollars.
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Who’s Spending Money At Trump’s Hotels And Golf Clubs?

A new report details how trade groups, companies, foreign governments, interest groups and political candidates booked rooms or events at properties owned by the president, raising ethics questions that “previously were unimaginable.”
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Bitcoin Price Drops To $13,000

At the end of a week of drastic swings, the value of Bitcoin hit below $13,000 on Sunday afternoon, with some experts thinking a correction is in order and others predicting that a bubble is just...

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The right hire can rapidly accelerate the success of a small business.

A step-by-step guide to small business hiring

You may have to fill empty seats for your small business to thrive. And you may need some help finding and attracting strong candidates who can move your company forward. With the right process in...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets COVID-19 Vaccine

Hollywood veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger used his iconic "Terminator" line to encourage others to participate in the vaccination drive after he received his COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.
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PFL Ready To Continue Rise In MMA Niche

PFL is all set for its third season, looking forward to cementing its hold in the mixed martial arts market with its unique philosophy that fight sports fans have grown to love.