Tag: Kim Barker
How Karl Rove’s “social non-profit” exploits loopholes in tax and election rules to pour millions of dollars from undisclosed donors into conservative campaigns.
Koch-connected dark money groups face largest fine in California history of campaign finance.
Amid the outrage, the big picture of social welfare nonprofits is easily forgotten.
Creating PACs and then spending their 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.
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.
The campaign is glutted with anonymous money because of loose FEC oversight, and the Commission is unlikely to become more assertive anytime soon.
Drawing on documents filed with the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission, here’s your guide to how 501(c)(4) groups have used their tax status for purposes the law never intended.