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FEC Dark Money Fine Shows Limits of Disclosure (Again)

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

This week, the Federal Election Commission did the unthinkable. The agency most frequently characterized by its constant, crippling deadlock levied a substantial fine against three large politically active nonprofit groups.

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

Paul Blumenthal

Revealed: Gap Founders Among Corporate Titans Behind California's 'Dark Money' Controversy | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Well-known corporate chiefs funded illegal "dark money" contributions to groups in the Koch brothers' political network that were involv...

Paul Blumenthal

Major Settlement Reached In 'Dark Money' Case | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- California's Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday will announce a settlement in its probe into an $11 million contribution ma...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Groups Face Threat In New State | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In response to the massive increase in undisclosed "dark money" in the nation's elections, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman h...

Paul Blumenthal

'Dark Money' Reveal In California | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A "dark money" non-profit that funneled $11 million into two ballot initiative fights in California revealed to the state's campaign fin...

Paul Blumenthal

Big Money Comes Into Fight For Majority | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce reported an investment of $4 million to help 10 Republican congressional candidates in California and Illin...

Tea Party-Backed Senate Candidate Eric Hovde Cries Foul Over New Attack Ads

The Huffington Post | Greg Rosalsky | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

Eric Hovde is crying foul over new attack ads released by an issue advocacy group that has ties to his Republican rival, Tommy Thompson, in the Republ...

Who Had The Most Effective Election Spending? (Hint: Not Karl Rove)

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After all the talk about the impact of independent groups on this year's midterm elections, the debate over at least one important question can now be...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

Citizens United Ruling Thrusts IRS Into Watchdog Role--With Loopholes Galore

WASHINGTON POST | T.W. Farnam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court's decision this year in Citizens United, which lifted campaign spending restrictions for companies and interest groups, has indirect...

Independent Group Spends $355,000 To Oppose Van Haaften (UPDATED)

Anne Kibbler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anne Kibbler

A tax-exempt organization accused of filtering anonymous corporate donations into political advertising has spent more than $350,000 to oppose Indiana...

Americans For Job Security Targets Bob Etheridge's Sidewalk Scuffle With New Ad (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Memories of viral videos don't die easily, just ask Rep. Bob Etheridge, the target of a new third-party ad that revives a summer sidewalk scuffle betw...

Sam Stein

Shadowy Pro-Business Group's 'Misleading' Ad Pulled From Virginia Race | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The shadowy pro-business group, Americans for Job Security, got tough front-page treatment in the New York Times on Friday for funding a host of conse...

Hidden Under Tax-Exempt Cloak, Political Dollars Flow

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Alaskans grew suspicious two years ago when a national organization called Americans for Job Security showed up and spent $1.6 million pushing a refer...

Sam Stein

Lincoln Mailer Uses India Imagery Similar To Controversial Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This past week, Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) condemned an outside group for running racially-tinged attack ads against her primary opponent, Lt. G...

Ken Buck Gets Boost From New Americans For Job Security Ad Buy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Virginia-based conservative independent group Americans for Job Security is doubling down on its support for Ken Buck in Colorado's Republican Sen...

Sam Stein

Anti-Halter Business Group Likely To Abandon Lincoln In The General | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) pivots from her surprise primary victory on Tuesday night to her general election run against Rep. John Boozman (R-Ar...

Sam Stein

Anti-Bill Halter Group Botches Hindi Script In Latest Mailer | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The pro-business group Americans for Jobs Security made news once again on Thursday night for releasing a racially-tinged mailer attacking Arkansas Se...

Sam Stein

Group Sends Racially-Tinged Mailer Targeting Bill Halter In Arkansas Senate Race | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The already racially-tinged attacks being launched against Lt. Gov Bill Halter in the Arkansas Democratic primary race took a turn for the worse on Th...

Sam Stein

Mailer: Democrats Will Bring Back Carter's Policies, Raise Gas Prices | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Americans for Job Security, a conservative, pro-trade, free market organization, is apparently sending out mailers declaring that a vote for Democrats...

Sununu Front Group Attacks Shaheen in New Hampshire

Kathy Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathy Sullivan

Americans for Job Security is running attack ads against Shaheen during an election year, yet claiming that it is not trying to influence an election, and refusing to release the names of its members or its donors.