Is this super PAC subverting disclosure rules?

By Michael Beckel

Georgia's GOP Senate primary has attracted big money from a super PAC funded by two nonprofit groups tied to an Ohio lobbyist.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Georgia":

"… t's spent more than $2 million on ads boosting businessman David Perdue in Georgia's contentious Republican U.S. Senate primary, has come from two "social we …"

"… isclose their own donors renders federal disclosure laws meaningless." In Georgia, the Citizens for a Working America PAC has touted Perdue as a "conservati …"

Why we have a gift acceptance policy, and what it means for you

By Robin Heller

Transparency is of the utmost importance to us, which is why we want to be upfront about our funding.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fundraising":

"… lented team of development professionals who adhere to the Association for Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethics, and are skilled in the systems and structure …"

Dems introduce plan for public financing of campaigns

By Michael Beckel

Bill would provide matching funds to candidates who limit size of contributions.

Small-dollar donors boost pro-Obama Organizing for Action

By Michael Beckel

Small-dollar donors accounted for the bulk of pro-Obama nonprofit's 2013 receipts.

GOP lawyer launches political donation refund group

By Michael Beckel

Conservative lawyer Dan Backer launches 'nonpartisan' group to facilitate political refunds.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… yer with a case before the U.S. Supreme Court next month — McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission — arguing that wealthy Americans have the right to invest even larg …"

"… n. “Everyone hates politicians who lie.” The group recently asked the Federal Election Commission for permission to use data contained in federal campaign finance reports t …"

Pro-Obama nonprofit has $8.2 million quarter

By Adam Wollner

The nonprofit group formed by ex-campaign officials to push the president's agenda has raised $13.1 million so far.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… Organizing for Action, the nonprofit organization formed to push President Barack Obama’s political agenda, had an impressive quarter, raising $8.2 million, the …"

Wealthy supporters fuel Obama nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Six-figure donations go to 'grassroots,' pro-Obama nonprofit.

Political strategists praise power of online fundraising

By Michael Beckel

Former Obama and Romney campaign staffers dish about online fundraising strategies.

Dem senator: Campaign finance laws a 'mockery'

By Reity O'Brien

Sheldon Whitehouse spars with Justice officials, Ted Cruz over political money.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… in U.S. politics prior to the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Among Whitehouse's complaints about these nonprofits: Discre …"

"… bout these nonprofits: Discrepancies in reporting to the IRS and to the Federal Election Commission Discrepancies between reported and actual political activity Characteriz …"

Obama nonprofit not disclosing all donor data

By Dave Levinthal

Obama's new nonprofit does not intend to disclose all information it collects from donors.

Issa wants to know if Dems are raising dollars for super PACs

By Michael Beckel

The House's chief investigator wants details of Obama officials campaign activities following Center report.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kentucky":

"… oliticians have also mingled with their super PAC supporters.For instance, Kentucky Republican House candidate Thomas Massie attended an event at the home of …"

Democratic operatives seeking million-dollar checks for super PACs

By Peter H. Stone

Obama is accused of hypocrisy for White House backing of super PAC fundraising effort

Excerpts from this story referencing "Sean Sweeney":

"… o Priorities USA Action, the super PAC that Burton and ex-White House aide Sean Sweeney created, and Eychaner, an old friend of Obama’s, has chipped in $500,000 …"

Democratic groups re-group to clear up confusion among frustrated donors

By Peter H. Stone

Donors confused and frustrated by the proliferation of outside groups

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama":

"… mocratic and liberal groups that together are aiming to re-elect President Obama and help Senate and House Democrats win majorities in 2012 will participat …"

"… ies USA and Priorities USA Action, which are working to re-elect President Obama, told iWatch News.Burton said fundraising is going well, but stressed “a …"

"… ite House buckling to House GOP leaders. They’re also competing with the Obama campaign, which raised $85 million for the candidate and the DNC in the la …"

Obama, first lady, VP combine for 45 fundraisers since official campaign launch

By Aaron Mehta and Peter H. Stone

Obama, first lady and vice president use perks of presidency to enhance fundraising

Excerpts from this story referencing "runner":

"… a number that quickly shifted the spotlight away from the presumed front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. Although fundraising numbers aren’t officially d …"

A handy global guide to NGO experts

By David E. Kaplan

Here’s a handy tool we just came across: a media guide to civil society experts around the world. You can search by topic, region, country,

The haves, the have-lesses, and the have-almost-nothings

By Josh Israel

Much has been made about Barack Obama’s record-shattering fundraising efforts ($150 million in September alone, more than $621 million raise

Obama’s rainmakers

By Caitlin Ginley

Traditionally, the practice of “bundling” — pooling together a large number of donations — is a common and often essential part of campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "Illinois":

"… lackwell, a Chicago entrepreneur who has known Obama since his days in the Illinois State Senate, is a longtime supporter of the candidate.According to Alex C …"

Three Big Donors Bankrolled Americans For Limited Government In 2005

By Bill Hogan

Three Big Donors Bankrolled Americans For Limited Government In 2005

The Munificent Seven

By Josh Israel

How did the organizations that make up Howard Rich’s money machine suddenly grow deep pockets this year?