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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Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi (R) holds a press conference with visiting Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani -- the Gulf state has added the Iran nuclear dispute to a list of diplomatic issues in which it has quietly mediated

Revolution Beckons In Iran

The Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his army of venally corrupt and sociopathic mullahs are terrified that a nationwide uprising could throw them from power.