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.

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 "Campaign Legal Center":

"… losure when it comes to super PACs," said Paul S. Ryan, an attorney at the Campaign Legal Center. "The ability of super PACs to receive money from corporate entities that …"

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 Responsive Politics":

"… mericans provide the bulk of contributions to candidates, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Sarbanes’ bill, officially known as H.R. 20, has been endorsed by a ra …"

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 "OFA":

"… an impressive quarter, raising $8.2 million, the group announced Friday. OFA has raised $13.1 million from more than 237,000 donors since the group, wh …"

"… fficials, launched in mid-January. The top second-quarter contributors to OFA were two major Democratic donors and bundlers for the Obama campaign in th …"

"… Priorities during the last election. The largest individual contribution OFA received in the first quarter of the year came from New York philanthropis …"

"… tic donor Philip Munger, who gave $250,000. While Eychaner now appears on OFA’s donor rolls, other big Democratic benefactors in 2012, such as Jeffrey …"

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 "New Jersey":

"… announced today. Donors from California ($568,215), New York ($363,893), New Jersey ($221,737), Florida ($84,010) and Massachusetts ($75,975) gave the most, a …"

Political strategists praise power of online fundraising

By Michael Beckel

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "America PAC":

"… ottles for a donation of $25 or more, with the cash benefiting his Reclaim America PAC. Today, the first three listings returned from a search on Google for "Ru …"

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 "Texas":

"… ganizations as an end-run around contribution limits.” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas — the only other committee member present — provided conservative coun …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "president":

"… $500,000 or more will reportedly be invited to quarterly meetings with the president. Common Cause, for one, called on Obama to shut his lobbying group d …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… as been recently running scathing ads of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital.Requests for comment from t …"

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 "Sheldon Adelson":

"… PAC Winning Our Future, which has received $11 million from casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and his family, ran about $3 million of blistering ads against Romney to h …"

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 "Chicago":

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

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 "Joe Biden":

"… collected, a stark contrast to the calls for small donors. The Obamas and Joe Biden have combined to attend 45 fundraising events since early April, an impres …"

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?