With the advent of super PACs and a growing reliance on secretly funded nonprofits, the very wealthy can pour their money into the political system with an ease that didn’t exist as recently as this moment in Barack Obama’s first term in office. Continue reading
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September 7, 2012 | Money & Politics
The election's 10 weeks away, but spending from outside groups has already eclipsed the $301.6 million spent in 2008.
August 31, 2012
Social welfare organizations — or 501(c)(4)s — are shaping up to be the major players in this year's election. Find out more about them.
August 29, 2012 | Money & Politics
A look at several advertisements put out by nonprofits that reported no election spending during the same time period.
August 23, 2012
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August 20, 2012
An investigation by our friends at ProPublica of the tax-exempt organizations that have become the "primary conduit for anonymous big-money contributions" in the 2012 election.