Tag: dark money
What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS RulesApril 2014
The Government Integrity Fund spent most of its money on election ads, despite IRS rules prohibiting a social welfare nonprofit from doing so.
Robert Reich: The IRS and the Real ScandalMay 2013
The problem is that the IRS has interpreted our tax laws to allow big corporations and wealthy individuals unlimited political influence.
Lois Beckett: Senator Pushes for Investigation of ‘False Statements’ by Dark Money GroupsApril 2013
Democrat Sheldon Whitehouse, of Rhode Island, is calling for the Justice Department to do what the IRS won’t.
Justin Elliott: Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money GroupFebruary 2013
The mortgage-lender backed nonprofit styles itself as a "social welfare" group but funds attack ads and redistricting initiatives.
Justin Elliott: Obama’s Flip-Flops on Money in PoliticsFebruary 2013
Four years, four reversals on dark money.
Kim Barker: Controversial Dark Money Group Among Five That Told IRS They Would Stay Out of Politics, Then Didn’tJanuary 2013
Groups such as Americans for Responsible Leadership participated in the election, despite promising otherwise.
Kim Barker: In Montana, Dark Money Helped Democrats Hold a Key Senate SeatDecember 2012
With control of the Senate at stake, liberals hit the streets and bought ads for a libertarian candidate who likely siphoned crucial votes away from the Republican challenger.