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Dark Money Groups Will Have To Disclose Their Donors In Time For The Midterms
A court order invalidating a rule that kept some election spending secret is going into effect.
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Registered to Vote? If So, A GOP Firm Probably Exposed Your Personal Data
Information on 198 million American voters was freely available -- if you knew where to look.
Here's How It Works: Industry, Lawmakers And Money Mingle In Cleveland
Published by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics an...
In the tranquility of the Cleveland Botanical Gardens on Wednesday, Paul Ryan stressed the need to coordinate and strengthen the Republican party on the federal, state, and local levels. His audience? A bevy of state legislative leaders rubbing elbows with industry interests.
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Pete Barrett: The American Worker
Photographer Pete Barrett is on a trip, and it's a long one. For the past six months, Pete and his family have taken to the road for an indefinite trip around the country as Pete delves into a photographic journey to shoot "The American Worker."
Free (and Unusual) Roadside Attractions
How to fly, stay and play cheap. Repeat after us: Cheap is good!
Have you got gasoline in your veins, but dust bunnies in your wallet? Never fear, there are plenty of quirky (and free) roadside attractions to tickle your fancy and keep your road trip cheap. The low price of gas doesn't hurt, either.
The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking
Karl Rove Now Using Elizabeth Warren To Troll Hillary Clinton
"Elizabeth Warren must be just as outraged as every other American about Hillary Clinton’s donations from foreign governments
Win or lose, big money still matters in politics
The Sunlight Foundation
While big donors like Tom Steyer and the Democratic Party insiders running Democratic-leaning outside spending groups might not be celebrating over it now, big money -- even losing big money -- matters in Washington.
Super PACs Keep Candidates Afloat With A Little Help From Their Friends
Ryan, the campaign finance watchdog, argues that these contributions highlight how thin the lines separating candidates from
Billionaires Answer Call To Donate To Republican Super PACs For 2014 Homestretch
Where Republican super PACs received $25 million from 21 billionaires in September, Democrats were given a little more than
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Karl Rove-Backed Group Makes Big Mistake On Source Of Massive Donation
By Center for Public Integrity, Center for Public Integrity
Republican super PAC American Crossroads misidentified its second-largest donor last month in paperwork filed Friday with
The 2490 Mile Cross-Country Road Trip with HelloWorld (PHOTOS)
Engineering PhD student at Stanford
A cross-country road trip is on the bucket list of most Americans. While we have some incredible sights and landmarks across the country, half the fun of going on road trips these days is sharing the experience with friends and family!
Corporations Have Found Yet Another (Secret) Way To Help Get Politicians Elected
The top four corporate donors were all private companies. Mostyn Law Firm, run by Houston trial lawyer and Democratic mega
GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending
Beyond opposing Jones in North Carolina, Singer's American Unity PAC spent more than $660,000 to promote Rep. Richard Hanna
The Big Money Politics Problem We Need to Talk About
Associate Professor of Law at George Washington University Sch...
In a federal system--a system that prioritizes letting people govern their own communities--it should concern us whenever bigger money from other places distorts elections in places with smaller money.
Karl Rove-Backed Group Spends Millions Attacking Kay Hagan Over Obamacare
Democrats responded to the group's ad buy by arguing that Tillis would act as a rubber stamp for Rove were he to be elected
Rove Throws Mud
Democratic Mega-Donors Dominate Super PAC Race As Republicans Hide In 'Dark Money'
Aaron Bycoffe contributed reporting. But of these 62 donors, 42 gave to Democratic-aligned groups while just 18 gave to Republican
Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand
In Iowa, ads from Senate Majority PAC and a jointly produced spot from the Environmental Defense Fund and Moms Clean Air
Karl Rove's Network Lurks Behind Local Kentucky Groups Backing Mitch McConnell
After the 2012 election, Rove and the Crossroads groups were excoriated by tea party and other conservative activists, who
American Crossroads Revs Up Attacks on Dems
Center for Public Integrity
One of the country's oldest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigati...
American Crossroads was the top-spending super PAC during the 2010 midterm elections, at roughly $22 million. And during the 2012 election cycle, it spent about $105 million -- more than every other super PAC, with the exception of pro-Mitt Romney group Restore Our Future.
Karl Rove's Super PAC Will Run Attack Ad Against New Senator In His Very First Week
National Journal reported that the super PAC told the Federal Election Commission it had spent $138,000 on a TV ad buy opposing
Money Is Pouring Into Super PACs Even Without A Presidential Race
WASHINGTON -- Though the next presidential election is still almost three years away, America's super PACs threw themselves
New Tax Return Shows Karl Rove's Group Spent Even More On Politics Than It Said
By ProPublica, ProPublica
Crossroads GPS itself counted all of its independent expenditures reported to the FEC in both 2010 and 2012 as part of its
Karl Rove's Dark Money Groups Finally Announce Their 2012 Haul
The largest grant from Crossroads GPS was a $26.4 million gift to Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform. Norquist's
A Nighttime Road Trip Through Texas' Prettiest Ghost Towns
The Chuck Wagon cafe Want to see America at its most fascinating? Would you mind if it were slightly eery at the same time
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