Sex, drugs and political money

By The Center for Public Integrity

Center reporter Dave Levinthal goes one-on-one with the Democrats' former finance chief on C-SPAN2 show.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Democratic National Committee":

"… edy, D-Mass., to play video games. And yet, you still go on to become the Democratic National Committee's head of fundraising. These are just a few of the many revelations about …"

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.

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.

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 "New York":

"… a campaign in the 2012 election, Newsweb Corp. President Fred Eychaner and New York hedge fund manager David Shaw, each of whom contributed $500,000. Eychane …"

"… idual contribution OFA received in the first quarter of the year came from New York philanthropist and longtime Democratic donor Philip Munger, who gave $250, …"

Wealthy supporters fuel Obama nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… group affiliated with President Barack Obama that was created to push the White House’s policy agenda. About 109,000 people gave money to the nonprofit from …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… lican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital.Requests for comment from the Cabinet officials were not immediately retur …"

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 "Haim Saban":

"… eir to a hotel fortune, who was finance chief for Obama’s 2008 campaign; Haim Saban, a media mogul whose company created the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; &nb …"

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

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 "George H.W. Bush":

"… Politics. Since 1936, only three incumbent presidents – Ford, Carter and George H.W. Bush – have lost re-election.Incumbency comes with a corps of high-level surr …"

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

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?