"… received significant attention since 2010, when the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision granted them powerful spending freedoms. Corporations may n …"
"… een systematically weakened — stripped of resources and authority — by Congress. And it’s all but quit regulating politically active nonprofits in a mea …"
"… pped more than 8 percent, from 900 in 2010 to 824 in 2013. But relying on Congress for additional funding will likely prove futile, as demonstrated by many l …"
"… That was the intent of the tax, approved by law roughly 40 years ago. But Congress never appropriated the money for that cause. The tax could be applied to a …"
"… ffectively regulating [nonprofits]. Part of the reason, of course, is that Congress does not want effective regulation,” Paul Streckfus, who worked in …"
"… ongressional committees, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Treasury's inspector general. "Accordingly, it is inappropriate for the IRS to comment at this …"
"… as also transferred money to a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton of Arkansas. Not only do the Jobs and Progress Fund and the Go …"
"… nse spent $1.2 million on “radio and television time in order to educate Arkansas on key issues facing the state.” Based on records Arkansans for Common S …"
"… cally active social welfare nonprofits — such as conservative Crossroads GPS and liberal America Votes — have largely operated without fear the …"
"… McCrory; and $50,000 to Keep Texas Working, a pro-business group headed by lobbyist Luke Bellsnyder. "Contributions are made in line with our business intere …"
"… they fear armed criminal gangs, including drug cartels, and many kids from Mexico — 39 percent — said they feared recruitment into gangs involved in smu …"
"… after being turned back by Border Patrol agents who suggested he return to Mexico and provide information about smuggling routes first. In February, a repo …"
"… Internal Revenue Service. High-profile politicians from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to Mike Huckabee, the former GOP governor of Arkansas, suggested the agen …"
"… ction and resources, said Stephanie Grisham, Horne’s press secretary. A spokesman for Washington, D.C., Attorney General Irvin Nathan declined to comment. T …"
"… ations' letter coincides with an anti-disclosure op-ed piece Monday in the Wall Street Journal by Yale Law School professor Jonathan Macey and the launch of a public rel …"
"… nyder under oath, including about whether the city’s bankruptcy law firm Jones Day, city restructuring firms or two creditor banks have donated to the NERD F …"
"… veterans returned home from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a charity called Disabled Veterans Services of Pompano Beach, Fla., reported raising more than $8 million in cash and …"
"… land Center for Homeless Veterans can verify a gifts-in-kind donation from Disabled Veterans Services in 2009,” said Charlene Pontbriand, senior vice president for the nonpro …"
"… ration, the World Bank approved a new loan to expand a sugar plantation in Nicaragua, renewing its support for an industry whose workers have been devastated b …"
"… tated by the disease. The $15 million loan to the Montelimar plantation in Nicaragua is estimated to create 1,300 new rural jobs, according to World Bank docum …"
"… sure. ICIJ’s initial report, Island of the Widows, focused on a leading Nicaraguan sugar plantation that received substantial loans in 2006 from the World B …"
"… upational health and safety.” The sugar industry is a major exporter in Nicaragua and elsewhere in Central America, and in some rural communities it is one …"
"… the lawmakers to help fund nonprofits with which they are associated. In Texas, one lawmaker who worked for a nonprofit wanted to solicit contributions f …"
"… who worked for a nonprofit wanted to solicit contributions for the group (Texas, like most states, has a part-time legislature). The Ethics Commission sai …"
"… form, a nonprofit led by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, and $50,000 to Americans for Prosperity, a free-market advocacy outfit heavily backed by billionaire brothers Char …"
"… cle, almost exclusively on negative advertising. Federal records show that Americans for Prosperity alone sponsored more than $33 million in attack ads that directly targeted …"
"… ials there doing so, adding that “the decision is up to the company.” Americans for Prosperity, which in 2011 reported to the IRS it received more than $25.4 million in …"
"… for or against a politician. Politically active nonprofit groups such as Americans for Prosperity and Crossroads GPS, which was co-founded by GOP strategist Karl Rove, toge …"
"… to make election-related expenditures, so long as politics are not its “primary” purpose. Little is known about the donors to the American Future Fund. …"
"… the topic this week. …"
"… hich advocates for stronger campaign finance regulations — says that the Internal Revenue Service is right to be on the lookout for organizations with a “significant amou …"
"… ioning political candidates in broadcast advertisements immediately before primary or general elections. And one of those is, in fact, unabashedly liberal. …"
"… battle that year. A 2011 filing with the IRS describes the nonprofit’s primary purpose as seeking to “encourage a discussion of economic issues in the …"
"… marily cried foul, accusing groups such as the Karl Rove-backed Crossroads GPS and Koch brothers-supported Americans for Prosperity of violating their ta …"
"… million came from “special assessments” contributed by Cigna and other AHIP member companies over and above their regular membership dues. We’ll nev …"
"… ful in persuading Cigna to disclose “special assessments” on behalf of AHIP and other groups, so the AFL-CIO submitted a shareholder resolution that w …"
"… and Lobbying Activity Report, Cigna stated that the total dues it paid to AHIP was $837,377, including “any special assessments” it might have paid l …"
"… the form of special assessments, and it has not disclosed how much it paid AHIP during the height of the health care reform debate in 2009 and 2010 when t …"