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Michael Beckel

Manager of Research, Investigations and Policy Analysis

Michael Beckel joined Issue One in March 2017 as the manager of research, investigations and policy analysis. He previously spent eight years working as an award-winning journalist at the Center for Public Integrity and Center for Responsive Politics. He has uncovered donors to secretive “dark money” groups and has exposed shady political operations, including a purportedly pro-Bernie Sanders super PAC that collected nearly $50,000 from “James Bond” actor Daniel Craig in 2015. Michael is a 2005 graduate of Colorado College.


How the political parties leaned on legislative leaders for cash during the 115th Congress

March 5, 2019
One of the open secrets in Washington is that the Democratic and Republican parties both lean on their most powerful legislators to raise extraordinary amounts of campaign cash, often under… Read More

Why we left Congress: How the legislative branch is broken and what we can do about it

December 6, 2018
Systemic institutional dysfunction was a leading cause for more than 50 Republican and Democratic members of Congress who voluntarily did not seek re-election this year, according to a new joint… Read More