Research Groups

Name Analysts Description
The Bubble Barons 368 An investigation, in partnership with AlterNet, of American billionaires who saw astronomic gains in wealth during the housing bubble.
One Percent Watch 92 For research on the 1% in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street
Pittsburgh Power Mapping 51 Revealing networks of money and power in Pittsburgh, PA
Take Back Chicago 44 Mapping the corporate and political power structure in Chicago
Social Security Looters 41 An investigation into networks of money and influence behind recent efforts to gut Social Security
Shadow Gov: Defense & Intelligence 39 Focused on corporations working in the shadows of US defense and intelligence agencies
Huffington Post Investigative 35 The Health Care Investigative Unit is tracking down and profiling ex-Congressional staffers who are now healthcare lobbyists.
Super PAC Sleuth 33 Exposing the operatives behind the outside groups that spent hundreds of millions of dollars to influence the midterm elections.
Cuomo Watch 32 A group of New York State residents and allies keeping a watchful eye on the Cuomo administration.
Power Behind the Police 32 Tracking the St. Louis region's oligarchs and their power networks
Fracker Watch 30 profiling the powers that be in the world of fracking
Who rules Buffalo? 27 Investigating networks of power and influence in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Investigate Philly Power 25
Goldman Sachs Investigation 24 This group is putting together a list detailing the key players at Goldman Sachs and their ties to Washington.
The Art World 24 For research on powerful people and institutions in the art world.
Shadow Gov: Education 24 Focused on corporations working in the shadows of state and federal education departments
Prison Watch 24 Connecting the dots between carceral conglomerates and the power elite in the prison-industrial complex.
Who's Behind the Bay Area's Most Powerful Companies? 22 A collaboration with Spot.Us to investigate elite social networks surrounding the biggest corporations in the SF Bay Area.
Who rules the Chamber? 21 LittleSis analysts working to identify the most influential individuals and organizations at the country's most prominent corporate lobby: the US Chamber of Commerce.
Koch U 19 Researching the Koch brothers' ties to universities across the country