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IRS Fails to Release Political Groups' Financial Filings

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.01.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Ben Wieder and Kytja Weir August 1, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpar...

Sam Stein

IRS Scandal Predicted In June 2000 Memo | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top Treasury Department official in the Clinton administration 13 years ago predicted with remarkable accuracy the political scandal c...

Amanda Terkel

Lawbreakers In The 2010 Elections May Go Unpunished For Years | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With an unprecedented amount of spending and a surge of new independent expenditure organizations thanks to the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling...

'Independent' Groups On Track To Outspend Candidates In CA Governor's Race

AP | MICHAEL R. BLOOD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Six-figure donations are rolling in, radio and online ads are running, and researchers are digging for dirt on Meg Whitman, the le...

The Opening on Exiting Public Financing that Sen. Obama Has Been Waiting For?

Rick Hasen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Hasen

McCain says that there's nothing he can do to stop 527 groups from attacking Obama. Bad news for Barack? Not necessarily.

Pro-Clinton 527 Prepares For Pennsylvania Ad War

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new pro-Hillary Clinton group spent $830,000 airing ads Texas and Ohio in the run-up to her victory in the March 4 primaries. And the group has at l...

Dean Goes After McCain On Outside Spending

TIME | Mark Halperin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DNC chair hits presumed GOP nominee on media call for trying to withdraw from the public financing system, saying he's already received benefits, incl...