A joint project of the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics finds that President Obama's political nonprofit continues to find new five-figure prospects even as fundraising drops.Continue reading
Since the beginning of the 2014 campaign cycle, 14 donors — from a hedge fund manager to a gay rights activist to a venture capitalist — have given $100,000 or more to President Obama's uncampaign committee, Organizing for Action.Continue reading
Organizing for Action released a list of top donors Friday, and while the group made a step in the direction of better disclosure, it promptly took two steps back.Continue reading
Bob Bauer argues that striking down the $123,200 hard money limit of campaigns — the goal of plaintiff Shaun McCutcheon — would not make much of a difference. Here's why he's wrong.Continue reading
President Obama's nonprofit group released its donors for the second quarter on Friday, and the group is leaning more heavily on the megarich than it did in the first quarter, when it was launched.
The group also raised more money, bringing in $8.2 million in the second quarter compared to $4.8 million last time. Here is a downloadable .csv file of all the donors, though only those who gave $250 or more are included.Continue reading
Lost in the widening scandal over the IRS targeting of conservative political groups: The fact that most of them were not the big political players of 2012.Continue reading
As often happens, Washington’s big story of the moment--that the Internal Revenue Service targeted dark money groups that filed for nonprofit status if they had the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their monikers--misses the big point. Of course the IRS should never be used for political purposes; it should apologize for giving an extra scrutiny to groups requesting non-profit status if they appeared to be Tea Party affiliates. Our question is: Why did they pick on the little guys when they’ve got so many larger, more legitimate targets for scrutiny?Continue reading
(Updated: 6:44 p.m. ET)
Organizing for Action, the committee formerly known as Obama for America, released its first list of donors today, inconveniently organized alphabetically on 26 separate pages.
Sunlight has parsed the data and put this in table format for your convenience. Click here to see a Google spreadsheet of reported donors. The second tab gives you state-by-state totals for the committee's contributions.
We have done this quickly to be helpful and we are reasonably confident that this data is correct. If you see any errors or problems, email us here.
The list includes some familiar ...Continue reading
The Center for Public Integrity has an important story today on Organizing for Action’s money in politics problem: Organizing for... View ArticleContinue reading
As donors and Democratic activists meet with President Obama surrogates today and tomorrow to discuss the launch of a political nonprofit group that will help advance president's agenda, new details have emerged about it. But not the list of high rollers who have been asked to pay $50,000 to dine tonight with the president.Continue reading