Features related to Super PACs

BILLCROPPED
April 4, 2014 | Moyers & Company

Democracy’s officially on the auction block. The Supreme Court says it can go to the highest bidder. Continue reading

Screenshot of Mother Jones magazine article on the Koch Brothers and the DeVos Family by Andy Kroll
March 24, 2014 | Blog

Here’s some of our favorite clips from Bill’s interview with investigative journalists Kim Barker and Andy Kroll on dark money in the 2014 mid-term elections. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the WWII Memorial Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 13, 2014 | Blog

Our weekly roundup of key money and politics reporting. This week: Shadowy nonprofits and how they are funded; the moderate GOP’s 2014 strategy; fake websites; and more. Continue reading

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 26, 2013 | Blog

American Legacy, a super PAC co-chaired by Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, has raised a lot of money, but hasn’t doled out funds to candidates. Continue reading

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May 16, 2013 | Blog

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

The Securities and Exchange Commission building in Washington. (Credit: flickr/arsheffield)
April 25, 2013 | Blog
The SEC says its considering a new rule that would require publicly traded corporations to disclose political spending to their shareholders.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bids farewell to State Department employees at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Feb. 1, 2103, before departing the State Department for the final time as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
February 14, 2013

Who said the campaigns were over? Check out new super PACs and politically-aligned nonprofits hoping to keep their causes alive and the money coming. Continue reading

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November 16, 2012

Former FEC Chairman Trevor Potter refutes the claim that money made little difference in the most expensive election in American history. Continue reading

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November 2, 2012

A new analysis of pre-election data from the FEC and other sources by U.S. PIRG and Demos shows that outside spending in the first presidential election since Citizens United is living up to its hype Continue reading

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spar during the second presidential debate at Hofstra University. October 2012. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
October 19, 2012 | Blog

With your help, we ask the questions that have gone unasked, and answer them with the candidates’ own past statements. Continue reading

CAROUSELCROSSROADS
October 12, 2012 | Blog

From Mother Jones, the week that was in the world of political dark money, including Karl Rove’s American Crossroads and liberal super PACs in the Massachusetts congressional race. Continue reading

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., meets reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. February 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 21, 2012
Use our maps to see how your state's congressional representatives voted on the DISCLOSE Act.
Mitt Romney in the secretly-recorded video obtained by Mother Jones
September 21, 2012 | On Democracy

The contempt with which some wealthy Americans privately view those beneath them is actually an old story. Continue reading

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September 14, 2012 | Blog
A look at the week that was in the world of political dark money, from Mother Jones fellow Gavin Aronsen.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois delegates cheer as Senate candidate from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. September 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
September 6, 2012 | Blog

What will be the impact of Rahm Emanuel, President Obama’s former chief of staff, joining forces with a pro-Obama super PAC? Continue reading

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