October 17, 2014 -
The tidal wave of money flooding into our elections is carrying us further and further from the ideal of "one person, one vote." But outrage over the growing influence of Big Money is sparking innovative efforts for reform.
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.
December 2, 2013 -
The IRS is taking comments on proposed rules clarifying the definition of political activities for social welfare nonprofits that dumped more than $254 million of anonymous money into the 2012 elections.
October 22, 2013 -
The Virginia-based Tea Party Leadership Fund argues that requiring it to disclose its donors puts them in danger comparable to what NAACP members faced in Alabama in the 1950s. Campaign finance watchdogs beg to differ.
July 1, 2013 -
A Florida-based nonprofit called A Better America Now spent money on mailers linking a Texas congressional candidate to "left-wing extremists" and a controversy involving an endangered spider.
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.
August 21, 2007 -
An activist blogger has filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission, alleging violation of federal campaign finance and election laws by running a "testing the waters"" operation far longer than is allowed.