Super PAC leaders score perks from political donations

By Julie Patel

Super PAC founders enjoy fine dining, big salaries and a steady business for their consulting firms.

Excerpts from this story referencing "media outlets":

"… l and the commission pays for, among other things, negotiating prices with media outlets, placing and creating ads, and providing consulting services: “It’s ho …"

Top U.S. corporations funneled $173 million to political nonprofits

By Michael Beckel

Analysis of company disclosures reveals steady flow of cash from corporations to social welfare organizations, trade associations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wall Street Journal":

"… of its officers urged Democrats to avoid “economic populism” in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. The piece led Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to fire off …"

Carrying concealed weapons just keeps getting easier

By Rick Schmitt

A multitude of states have eased requirements to carry concealed weapons

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio Republican Party":

"… he Ohio House of Representatives, the Secretary of State, the chair of the Ohio Republican Party, and the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.Members — 33,500 people …"

Trading in favors

By Alex Knott and Aubrey Bruggeman

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2003 — Legislative favors, increased access to federal lawmakers and instructions on how to use loopholes to evade feder

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. District Court":

"… found.Such situations appear in many of the more than 40,000 documents the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia subpoenaed during the discovery process, whic …"

Shays-Meehan opens soft money loophole in the States

By John Dunbar

If the campaign finance reform bill that passed the House becomes law, it will eliminate a colossal loophole

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio Republican Party":

"… elections and nothing else,” said Bob Bennett, long-time chairman of the Ohio Republican Party. “I’ve got to create a different account. I’ve got to restrict that …"

N.C.'s public financing system drowned out by outside spending

By Chris Young

State supreme court elections vulnerable to outside spending by ideological groups.

Redistricting: GOP and Dems alike have cloaked the process in secrecy

By Nicholas Kusnetz

GOP, Dems alike have cloaked process in secrecy

Excerpts from this story referencing "George Mason University":

"… re. Michael McDonald, an associate professor of government and politics at George Mason University, helped create public competitions in several states where students and ot …"

"… going to completely wash politics out of the process,” said McDonald, of George Mason University.While the legislature in Florida maintains control of redistricting, voter …"

Operating accounts

By Robert Moore

Alaska, Michigan, Ohio and South Carolina all have unlimited donation limits