Tag: dark money

Robert Faturechi and Derek Willis: IRS Grants Nonprofit Status to ‘Dark Money’ Group Founded by Karl Rove

February 2016

Crossroads GPS gets declared a nonprofit five years after applying, meaning that its donor list can remain private.

Robert Faturechi: How Conservatives Keep Dark Money Dark

February 2016

In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules coach their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors.

New IRS Rules on Dark Money Delayed

January 2015

The IRS faces a number of hurdles before its new regulations for social welfare nonprofits can be finalized, including potential opposition from Congress.

What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS Rules

April 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 Scandal

May 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 Groups

April 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 Group

February 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 Politics

February 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’t

January 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 Seat

December 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.