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New Tax Documents Show How Secret Money Infects Campaigns on Both Sides

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

New tax documents released last week confirm what we've known for years: sophisticated political operatives on the right and the left continue to use phony social welfare organizations to pump tens of millions of anonymous dollars into our elections.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Ditches Support For Key Campaign Finance Reform | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside of the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the Republican convention is taking place, independent conservative groups huddle in strateg...

Paul Blumenthal

IRS Rules Keeping Public In The Dark Will Get Review | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service is considering changes to the rules on nonprofits that now let certain political groups run attack ads whil...

Dan Froomkin

A Comeback For Nixon-Style Campaign Slush Funds | Dan Froomkin | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secret campaign money is making its big comeback in 2012, playing an important role in a presidential election for the first time since ...

Previously Secret Donations Revealed

Bloomberg | By Jonathan D. Salant | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics

Some secret donors who gave money to groups that paid for millions of dollars in attack ads during the 2010 midterm elections are becoming public....

Paul Blumenthal

Dems: Investigate Rove's Secret Money Group | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven Democratic senators sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) calling for an investigation into social welfare nonprofit...

Paul Blumenthal

Perry Supporters Start New Secret Money Group | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Supporters of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential bid have organized a non-profit under the 501(c)(4) section of the tax code to aid hi...

Paul Blumenthal

Shadow Campaign: Super PACs And Secret Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

This article is part of a collaboration with MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show for the series "Mad As Hell: Get Money Out," airing Monday and Tuesday at ...

If you don't vote, they win and you lose

David Donnelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Donnelly

Secret wealthy individuals and corporations, both foreign and domestic, are financing attack ads against Democrats from one end of the country to the ...