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 "America PAC":

"… 't, exactly. Nearly all of the money raised by the Citizens for a Working America PAC, a super PAC that's spent more than $2 million on ads boosting businessman …"

"… eral disclosure laws meaningless." In Georgia, the Citizens for a Working America PAC has touted Perdue as a "conservative outsider" and attacked his GOP oppone …"

"… hat amount accounts for more than 80 percent of the Citizens for a Working America PAC's receipts this election cycle. According to data provided to the Center …"

"… egrity Fund, is also listed as a major donor to the Citizens for a Working America PAC. That group has contributed $410,000, or nearly 20 percent, of the super …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… ter. 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 "federal campaign finance":

"… ed the Federal Election Commission for permission to use data contained in federal campaign finance reports to reach out to contributors. Federal law prohibits FEC data from …"

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 "Fred Eychaner":

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

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 "Barack Obama":

"… the self-described "grassroots" nonprofit group affiliated with President Barack Obama that was created to push the White House’s policy agenda. About 109,000 …"

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 "presidential election":

"… s Teddy Goff and Zac Moffatt worked for warring candidates during the 2012 presidential election, but they both agree that successful politicians going forward will fully …"

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 "law":

"… S on campaign finance enforcement matters.     …"

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 "Barack Obama":

"… nths after the Center for Public Integrity reported that four of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet members were willing to raise money for Democratic super PACs, …"

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 "American Crossroads":

"… mocrats in their race to counter older groups such as the Karl Rove-linked American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS has been starkly underscored in recent months by fundra …"

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 "Politics":

"… ays Allison Hayward vice president of policy at the Center for Competitive Politics. Since 1936, only three incumbent presidents – Ford, Carter and George H …"

"… ” says Sheila Krumholz, executive director for the Center for Responsive Politics. “He can't be everywhere at once; he has a country to run.”Though the …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "John McCain":

"… than $621 million raised to date) — and his financial advantage over John McCain. But very little attention has been paid to the true underdogs in this ele …"

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?