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 "King":

"… rdue as a "conservative outsider" and attacked his GOP opponent, Rep. Jack Kingston, as "career politician." Through July 2, the super PAC has raised $2. …"

"… self has also spent more than $400,000 on advertisements in June attacKing Kingston as the "King of earmarks." The ads also urge viewers to call him and t …"

"… Because these ads did not explicitly tell viewers to vote for or against Kingston, and because they were aired more than 30 days before the July 22 runo …"

"… erdue, the former CEO of Dollar General, faces a runoff on July 22 against Kingston. The two men emerged as the top-two vote-getters in the state's May 20 …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ntributors would also be eligible for a $25 tax credit. Sarbanes told the Center for Public Integrity the matching fund would be paid for closing tax loopholes affecting “ind …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ben Wieder":

"… it has opted to do so for all donors who give at least $250 each quarter. Ben Wieder contributed to this report.     …"

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 "Club for Growth":

"… . There is some precedent to Backer's request. In 2009, the conservative Club for Growth sought — and received — the FEC’s permission to contact donors to th …"

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.

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.

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.

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 "American Crossroads":

"… have struggled to catch up to much better funded Republican groups such as American Crossroads, are aimed at helping Obama win re-election, preserve the Democratic major …"

"… ffiliated non-profits raised a combined raised $19.6 million. In contrast, American Crossroads and its non-profit affiliate, Crossroads GPS, pulled in $51 million.Priori …"

"… they want to raise $100 million. They have pulled in $6.7 million in 2011. American Crossroads and its non-profit arm, launched in early 2010 by GOP consultants Karl Rov …"

"… ed worries about their negative impacts.Jonathan Collegio, a spokesman for American Crossroads, in a statement called the new policy a “brazenly cynical move by Barack …"

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 "Los Angeles":

"… ches this fall expected to be held in cities such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, say Democratic fundraisers, some of whom are concerned about donor confus …"

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 "Michelle Obama":

"… d sometimes tripling the fundraisers in a single day for the president, as Michelle Obama and Biden became more important.“Certainly, the office of president prov …"

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 "Barack Obama":

"… amounts of cash, sometimes bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars each.Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee, has tried to break the mold, employin …"

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?