by Alan Pyke Posted on September 23, 2014
Walmart runs a charity for workers in financial hardship. Watchdogs say the way it links that charity to its election fundraising violates federal rules.
by Josh Israel Posted on September 11, 2014 Updated: September 11, 2014
McCain had previously denounced the ruling as the Supreme Court's "worst decision ever."
by Alan Pyke Posted on August 25, 2014 Updated: August 26, 2014
A Wisconsin furniture company won a $6 million tax credit that allows it to lay off nearly 2,000 workers. Weeks later its leaders gave to Gov. Scott Walker's (R) campaign.
by Josh Israel Posted on August 19, 2014 Updated: August 19, 2014
Larry Lessig's Mayday PAC has raised more than $7.8 million in just a few months.
by Josh Israel Posted on July 31, 2014
A large group, which has received significant funding from the fossil fuel industry and dark money groups backed by petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch, will apparently far exceed Coffman's own fundraising totals.
by Josh Israel Posted on July 10, 2014
Several of those who object to any limits on political speech have themselves been long-time supporters of a constitutional amendment to do just that.
by Ian Millhiser Posted on June 3, 2014
The problem with American elections, according to Ted Cruz, is that very wealthy campaign donors do not have enough power to shape their outcomes.
by Josh Israel Posted on May 28, 2014
His opponent, former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, and a super PAC explicitly made the incumbent’s age an issue in the campaign — a common tactic against older candidates.
by Josh Israel Posted on May 20, 2014 Updated: May 20, 2014
An array of prominent Republican politicians and several Fox News personalities had earlier dismissed the charges as mere political retaliation for D'Souza's criticisms of the Obama administration.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on May 15, 2014 Updated: May 15, 2014
Hint: A former U.S. Supreme Court justice played a role.