Last July, a largely anonymous group of political activists formed a super PAC aimed entirely at waging a "war on Hillary Clinton’s image by exposing her past and analyzing her would-be presidency.
After the third-largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is rethinking its proposed settlement with Duke over earlier groundwater contamination from two other coal ash dumps.
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In 2012, former Montana State Senator Ryan Zinke founded Special Operations For America, a right-wing super PAC focused on Swift Boat-style attacks on President Obama's foreign policy. Now he's using the funds he raised in his congressional campaign.
Last week, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court rejected a request by a conservative “dark money” group to keep its donors secret. The dlsclosure could render millions of dollars in campaign contributions illegal.
The Pennsylvania high court in recent years has seen some of the country's most expensive judicial elections, charges of nepotism, and an abuse of power scandal which ended with criminal charges and house arrest for a former justice. New ethics rules aim to curb judges' bad behavior.
Dozens of registered federal lobbyists raised money directly for the re-election campaigns of incumbent Republican U.S. Senators over the first half of 2013 -- but just one was disclosed to the Federal Election Commission under a 2007 law governing lobbyist bundlers.