Articles by David Sirota

David Sirota is International Business Times' senior editor for investigations. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a bestselling author. He lives in Denver, Colorado and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. He appears periodically on national television shows and has been published in (among others) The New York Times Magazine, Politico, The Atlantic, Harper’s,, Vice and He also has served as a journalist and consultant on documentaries for CNN and The National Geographic Channel. In 2014, he was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers' investigative journalism award, and the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for UCLA's Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. Before becoming a journalist in 2006, Sirota worked in Washington for, among others, U.S. Rep. Bernie Sanders, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee Minority Staff and the Center for American Progress. He also worked on political campaigns. For Sirota's full biography, go to

Bernie Sanders

Can Socialists Win The Suburbs For Democrats?

Democrats must reject their corporate donors and embrace Bernie Sanders' message by the end of President Donald Trump’s term, says Lee Carter who won a pivotal Virginia district. “If we haven't fixed our own house by then, we're in for a world of hurt.” 

Financial Group Lobbied Pence Ahead Of Key Vote

After meeting with Vice President Mike Pence’s office, lenders gave him a detailed blueprint to dismantle the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and "erase" a piece of Obama-era regulation.
Las Vegas

Las Vegas Casinos Lobbied For Insurance

Federal officials, gaming operators and security experts saw Las Vegas as vulnerable to a mass shooting. Mandalay Bay's parent company even warned investors that “certain acts could expose us to substantial uninsured losses.”

How Nevada Lawmakers Helped Block Gun Control

In the years before Las Vegas saw the worst mass shooting in American history, Democratic Sen. Reid and Republican Gov. Sandoval played pivotal roles in stopping the government from regulating assault weapons.