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On the whole, conservative groups -- which have dominated outside spending in past elections by a large margin -- only made
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Even with a tax status that says "social welfare group," a nonprofit organization's spending record can still reveal plenty of political activity. Sometimes too much.
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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen appears to be headed toward issuing new IRS regulations that will continue to license section 501(c)(4) groups to improperly launder massive amounts of secret contributions into federal elections.
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In this interview, Don Abelson shares his views about think tanks, research integrity, advocacy and lobbying.
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It doesn't really matter if a super PAC violated the technical definition of coordination. Contributions to super PACs set up by the candidates' allies are effectively the same as contributions to candidates, which is why they are just as likely to be corrupting.
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There are other statutes interpreted by executive agencies, indeed the very same IRS as is involved in King, that would then be forced instantly to revert to the literal meaning of each word.
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New regulations must establish a clearly defined, restrictive limit on how much campaign activity a group can engage in and still be eligible for 501(c)(4) tax status.
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Still, if Lerner was "targeting" Crossroads, then so was the FEC, which got a formal complaint about the group from Public
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This is really about Republicans trying to stop the IRS from policing the big right-wing political groups that are using special tax status to mask their donors. This is an intimidation tactic.
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The Supreme Court's ruling in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission has opened the door for wealthy donors to spend even more on political campaigns. It will also require interested citizens to learn some new terminology.
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The prospect of super-sized joint fundraising committees also raises the possibility that political parties could circumvent
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Already, three times as much money has been raised for this year's elections as four years ago, when the Citizens United decision was announced.
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Pamela Behrsin, a spokeswoman for Maplight, a group similar to and collaborating with CRP, said that without donor transparency
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Political spending by independent groups has surged since the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision. In the 2012
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The IRS's proposed rule has run into the bugaboo that has plagued the Supreme Court and election administrators for years: how to define "political" advertisements.
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ALEC is currently under fire for potentially abusing its 501(c)(3) non-profit IRS charity tax status, acting as a shadow lobbying apparatus and "corporate bill mill" throughout its 40 years of existence.
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The IRS regulations regarding the permissible amount of political activity by a social welfare nonprofit were at the heart
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ALEC's budget hole from the exodus of corporate members has inspired a campaign to win corporate members back to the exclusive club, calling it the biblically-inspired "Prodigal Son Project."
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During the scandal, Democrats pushed the IRS to review its rules governing political activity by tax exempt organizations
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This is a story about how bureaucratic bungling was turned into scandal by right-wing politicians desperate to spin gold from straw.