It was only going to be a matter of time before we learned a Russian company with ties to the Kremlin bought political ads
What has Senator Ayotte done in Congress to fight big money in politics? Nothing. She has yet to support the DISCLOSE Act
We're excited to celebrate our 95th anniversary in 2015 building on our accomplishments from 2014 -- and setting ambitious goals for the coming year.
There's an old saying in surfing: Go big or go home. Right now, each race around the country is in it's own little bubble, disconnected to the larger narrative. Only true vision and leadership can unite them to raise a populist wave and that is what the Presidential pulpit is for.
The case for DISCLOSE, which would bring into the open hundreds of millions of dollars in now-hidden political giving, is so compelling, so self-evident, that a credible, logical argument against it is nowhere to be found.
Disclosure is the solution to much of what ails our democracy, not the problem. Those in Congress who are opponents of transparency not only trample on the right of Americans to know who is trying to influence our vote; they run afoul of the very nature of free and open elections.
"Even this Supreme Court has said disclose, disclose, disclose in order to promote fairer elections," Warren said. WASHINGTON
Senate Democrats Quietly Fold to Allow Senator McConnell to Repeal Portion of Presidential Financing System
The failure of Senate Democrats to challenge Senator McConnell on the legislation passed Tuesday while McConnell blocks all campaign finance reform bills raises serious questions about just how committed Senate Democrats are to addressing the nation's campaign finance problems.
This story has been updated with a statement from the Chamber of Commerce. The letter, disclosed by the Center for Public
Shulman responded that the onus should be on lawmakers, rather than the agency, to better define appropriate political activity
This article was updated with a comment from a spokesman for Mitch McConnell. Van Hollen voiced his concern in a Thursday
"This is not the first time we've seen this," Reid told reporters on Tuesday. "It wasn't long ago that the IRS inappropriately
In a press conference to announce the Follow the Money Act, Wyden said that the bill would end "the flagrant abuses of federal
It's heartbreakingly clear that the Democrats won't act courageously. But a number of non-partisan outside groups will.
If the IRS or DOJ were serious about ensuring that so-called social welfare organizations are not abusing their tax-exempt status by engaging in political activities, they could start by taking a close look at IRS forms 990 and 1023.
Copyright 2013 The Center for Public Integrity "Political issues should be left to Congress," the senators wrote in a letter