A new analysis from watchdog Accountable.US found that five publicly-traded companies have already announced nearly $1.5 billion in accelerated share repurchase (ASR) programs —potentially avoiding the roughly $15 million they would owe under the Inflation Reduction Act’s new 1% stock buyback tax—after spending $2.5 billion on buybacks.
Today, Accountable.US released a new report exposing Leonard Leo’s sprawling shadow network of far-right legal organizations and the influence they exert on our democratic institutions. The report represents the inaugural publication of the organization's newly launched Monitoring Influence project, which seeks to uncover the relationships between
If you follow big money in politics, you’ve probably heard the name Barre Seid pop up over the last few days. Seid was – until recently – the sole owner of Tripp Lite, a $1.65 billion dollar electronics manufacturer that makes surge protectors and power strips, as well as server racks, computer cooling equipment, and other devices.