Money & Politics

Hundred dollar bills in an envelope (Photo by: Tetra Images/AP Images)
January 7, 2014 | Blog

Our weekly roundup of key money and politics news. Continue reading

A police officer watches over demonstrators and NAACP-led supporters as they congregate at Halifax Mall near the state legislature during "Moral Monday" protests at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Monday, June 24, 2013. Protesters are angry over the rightward direction of the state on economic, social, education and voting policy. They focused much of their demonstration on looming unemployment benefits cuts that will end extended benefits for about 70,000 people at the end of June. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 3, 2014 | Blog

Our rundown of the best investigative reporting on the money trail in North Carolina politics, the far-right agenda it has helped usher through and why this story should matter to everyone in America. Continue reading

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January 3, 2014 | Blog

A “dark money” reporter explains how you can track the campaign cash — secret and not — flooding into 2014 races in your state. Continue reading

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January 2, 2014 | Blog

The year after a presidential election, fewer people focus on campaign finance issues, but 2013 was well worth your attention. Continue reading

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December 6, 2013 | Blog

Every news cycle seems to bring another revelation of the corrupting influence of dark money on American politics. Continue reading

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December 4, 2013 | Blog

The policies advocated by some of the Google’s grantees are in stark contrast with the progressive image that Google has worked to promote. Continue reading

IRS-Political Groups
December 2, 2013 | Blog

The proposed regulations could dramatically limit how nonprofits spend money, but it’s not clear whether groups would comply. Continue reading

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November 27, 2013 | Blog

A Florida swindler ran an operation that raised $100 million for Navy veterans, who barely saw any of it. The IRS gave the nonprofit a “clean bill of health.” Continue reading

Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis.
November 26, 2013 | Blog

Two House GOPers have introduced reform bills. A fluke — or a sign of GOP disillusionment? Continue reading

Mike Allen of Politico on MSNBC's Morning Joe, November 20, 2013. (Courtesy of MSNBC)
November 21, 2013 | Blog

Special interests pay-for-play in the beltway mag’s influential reports. Continue reading

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November 20, 2013 | Blog

Corporate lobbying may have a bad name, but it remains a darn good investment. Continue reading

In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 photo, Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, speaks during the panel discussion "Creating Long-Term Value in Emerging Markets" at the Clinton Global Initiative, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 19, 2013 | Blog

America’s most powerful CEOs are finding that their enormous wealth can also be a double-edged sword. Continue reading

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Updated November 20, 2013 | Blog

A new report sheds light on a network of dozens of pro-business “think tanks” operating in the states. Continue reading

In this file photo made Dec. 17, 2008, shows the exterior of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/File)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

Activists have urged the SEC to use its rule-making authority to staunch the flow of political cash. Continue reading

Noa Bashuk uses a tablet to follow along with her teacher in an eighth grade Spanish class at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, Ga. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
November 14, 2013 | Blog

Bridgeport is a microcosm of education policy battles taking place across the country Continue reading

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