The beautification of Thad Cochran

By Dave Levinthal

Senator's supporters suddenly turn cheery in final bid to save Mississippi mainstay's job.

Supreme Court opens door to flood of political cash — again

By Michael Beckel

Citing First Amendment concerns, 5-4 Supreme Court majority tosses out aggregate limits on campaign contributions.

IRS sets its sights on political 'dark money'

By Michael Beckel

The Internal Revenue Service is proposing new rules that could curb the ability of social welfare nonprofits to influence elections.

Booker burying Lonegan in super PAC cash dash

By Dave Levinthal

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful has derided outside money but is greatly benefiting from it.

Booker supports e-filing in theory, not in practice

By Michael Beckel

Cory Booker supports an e-filing requirement for campaign finance reports, but he still opts for paper.

Super PACs swarming New Jersey special election

By Adam Wollner

Front-runner Cory Booker gets boosted — and bashed — by outside groups.

Drug lobby gave $750,000 to pro-Hatch nonprofit in Utah's U.S. Senate race

By Michael Beckel

IRS records show drug lobby helped Utah senator, others.

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

By Paul Abowd

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

Daily Disclosure: It's labor versus tea party in PA House race

By Rachael Marcus

Unions pumping money into redrawn House district in Pennsylvania.

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Texas Senate race attracts $13 million in super PAC spending

By Alexandra Duszak and Reity O'Brien

Texas Senate race features battle of the super PACs, tea party underdog versus favorite.

Nonprofit profile: Americans for Prosperity

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Americans for Prosperity, supporting conservatives

Ethics champion Mike Rose loses big in South Carolina

By Corey Hutchins

Sen. Mike Rose had proposed reforms based on State Integrity Investigation.

Super PACs play major role in California House contests

By Michael Beckel

Golden State's jungle primary creates intra-party contests this November.

Romney, GOP seek $50,000 for joint fundraising committee

By Peter H. Stone

Now that Mitt Romney has cinched the nomination, he joins forces with RNC, state parties to raise big bucks.

Illinois Democrat gets eleventh hour boost from family-funded super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Family, friends fund super PAC supporting Raja Krishnamoorthi ahead of Tuesday's primary election

IG: No special favors for Illinois bank owned by Senate hopeful’s family

By Julie Vorman

Politics did not delay federal bank regulators’ closing of Broadway Bank in Chicago, an institution owned by the family of Alexi Giannoulias

Organizational donors

By Neil Gordon

Profiles of the top organizational donors in 2003 and 2004

Kerry almost doubles Bush's recount funds

By The Center for Public Integrity

Primary campaign funds give Kerry the edge

Silent Partners: Special Report

By Derek Willis and Aron Pilhofer

How political non-profits work the system

Bloomberg super PAC targets Jackson's former seat

By Dave Levinthal

Illinois special congressional election attracting millions in spending by super PACs.