A new fundraising tactic walks a thin line between clever campaigning and fraud
For-Profit GOP Opposition Research Group Reports Major Haul
It’s a boomtime for a new outside group built to bash Democratic candidates and Hillary Clinton
Pundit Dinesh D’Souza Indicted for Illegal Campaign Donations
The former policy advisor to Ronald Reagan allegedly reimbursed others for contributing up to $20,000 to a Senate candidate
Companies Pump Millions into Political Nonprofits
But the $185 million number is probably a big understatement
Obama Targets Dark-Money Groups
Proposed regulations would declare “candidate-related political activity” as not promoting social welfare
Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Campaign Finance Case
At stake: whether a limit on the aggregate amount individuals can donate to candidates and parties is unconstitutional
Why So Many Groups Are Making Money On The Government Shutdown
The current showdown is an easy issue to have a strong opinion about, so fundraising appeals have been in abundance
The Best of Bizarro Political Fundraising: Gators, Hand Guns, Ping Pong and More
With the 2014 campaign expected to shatter previous midterm election spending records, now is the time for politicians to start shaking the money tree ever harder.
Watch Out, Karl Rove: New Lawsuit Targets Dark-Money Politics
A new lawsuit aims to force the IRS to comply with tax law
The Real IRS Scandal
Auditing so-called social-welfare groups isn’t a mistake. The problem was the IRS chose its targets poorly
Q&A: New BEARD PAC Supports Only Bearded Candidates (Mustaches Need Not Apply)
Bearded Entrepreneurs for the Advancement of a Responsible Democracy, or BEARD PAC, is officially accepting your donations online.
Obama’s Aides Bar Corporate Donations, But Other Routes Remain
Obama’s grassroots army, Organizing for Action, refuses unlimited funds from corporations just when Business Forward expands its efforts.
Want to Know Who’s Spending to Influence the Election? You Can Do Something About It.
On Monday, the non-profit news outfit ProPublica published a scoop: Defend My Dividend, a self-described grassroots organization backed by two trade groups with a vested interest tax issues, has been running tens of thousands of dollars in TV ads targeted at seniors in south Florida. In the vast world of outside political spending, such …