citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington
April 6, 2018 -
Election watchdogs have accused the British political consulting firm of violating limits on foreign involvement in elections and of facilitating illegal coordination between super PACs and campaigns in its work to elect candidates including U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina.
September 23, 2016 -
This week a federal judge found that the FEC disregarded campaign finance law when it dismissed a watchdog complaint against two Koch-connected nonprofits that spent millions on elections but did not register as political committees. The ruling could lead to increased campaign finance transparency.
June 17, 2016 -
A watchdog group has filed complaints against 10 "social welfare" nonprofits for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws. Six of the nonprofits are also targets of a criminal complaint submitted to the FBI and Justice Department accusing them of lying to the IRS. Several are part of the Koch brothers' conservative spending machine.
October 23, 2015 -
Two "social welfare" nonprofits that supported Marco Rubio and Thom Tillis in federal elections have been accused of violating a law that bars such groups from putting most of their resources towards political campaign activities. A watchdog group filed complaints with the IRS this week.
August 14, 2014 -
The 60 Plus Association shelled out $11 million in independent expenditures in the 2010 and 2012 election cycles but didn't account for the spending in reports to the IRS. The nonprofit, funded by the billionaire Koch brothers and the oil and gas industry, is spending heavily to defeat Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina in her race against Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.
July 20, 2012 -
This week Senate Republicans killed the DISCLOSE Act, which would have expanded transparency requirements for political money. We take a by-the-numbers look at the bill's failure -- and why it matters.
March 23, 2012 -
A bill originally sponsored by ethics-challenged Congressman Stephen Fincher of Tennessee is being hailed as helping small businesses and workers, but watchdogs warn that it will erode transparency and pave the way for more corporate skullduggery.