A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

A Lobbyist in Congress? Not Exactly.

Has someone “been a lobbyist” if the person was registered as such but never had any clients? What if that registration was later retroactively deactivated? Those are the questions in a dispute in the Ohio Senate race.

Morrisey Didn’t Deny West Virginians Trump

In the Republican Senate primary in West Virginia, a TV ad attacking West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey falsely claims that he “refused to support Trump over Hillary.”

Muddying a Trump Loyalty Test

In Republican primaries where loyalty to President Donald Trump’s agenda is a litmus test for many voters, the approval of a $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill has become a political weapon — no matter how lawmakers voted.