A review of reported spending by dark money outfits finds Republican candidates are getting a bigger boost from anonymous donors.Continue reading
Beginning Tuesday, every broadcast television station in the country will have to post online copies of contracts and other information about the political advertisements they are airing.Continue reading
On the week that the IRS is closing the books on comments about its proposed new regulations of political non-profits, Republicans are using their control of the House agenda to not-so-subtly signal their views.Continue reading
Updated: 11/26; 6 p.m.
Tuesday's surprise announcement that the Internal Revenue Service intends to take aim at campaign spending by so-called social welfare non-profits could substantially alter the political landscape -- if the tax agency's proposed new regulations eventually take effect. That's a big if given the lengthy and, given the stakes involved, highly contentious path ahead.
Outside groups organized as non-profits poured at least $305 million into the 2012 elections, according to Federal Election Commission figures compiled by the Sunlight Foundation. Those figures likely represent the tip of the dark money iceberg as the groups ...Continue reading