Tag: Campaign Finance

Kim Barker: Dark Money Groups Pay $1 Million in Fines in California Case

October 2013

Koch-connected dark money groups face largest fine in California history of campaign finance.

Kim Barker & Justin Elliott: Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal

May 2013

Amid the outrage, the big picture of social welfare nonprofits is easily forgotten.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: Somebody Give Bill Gates and Drew Faust a Copy of Citizens Disunited

May 2013

The new book by “class traitor” Robert Monks shows a system at its breaking point—and names the twenty-four Americans who can fix it.

Andy Kroll: Billionaires Unchained

May 2013

America's new pay-as-you-go democracy.

Lois Beckett: Senator Pushes for Investigation of ‘False Statements’ by Dark Money Groups

April 2013

Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, is calling for the Justice Department to do what the IRS won’t.

Kim Barker: Inside Game

March 2013

Creating PACs and then spending their money.

Justin Elliott: Obama’s Flip-Flops on Money in Politics

February 2013

Four years, four reversals on dark money.

Robert Reich: Four Reasons Romney Might Still Win

September 2012

The election's not over yet, and rumors of Romney's demise are premature.

Stephen Engelberg and Kim Barker: The Flood of Secret Campaign Cash Isn’t All Citizens United

August 2012

The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.

Robert Reich: Romney’s Lying Machine

August 2012

Every campaign is guilty of exaggerations, but Romney's lies are another thing altogether.

Robert Reich: Corporate Feelings

June 2012

Mitch McConnell takes the corporations-are-people ethos to a new level. Now, corporations can do more than speak—they can feel.

Ciara Torres-Spelliscy: America Doesn’t Need Another CREEP

May 2012

Watergate led to a grassroots effort to clean up Washington. In the wake of Citizens United, and with the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, is it time to act again?