Nonprofit spends big on politics despite IRS limitation

By Michael Beckel

Questions raised about whether nonprofits like Koch-connected American Future Fund are primarily about politics.

Fiscal cliff, elections boost spending on lobbying

By Dave Levinthal

Year-end reports show outlays on influence by most active groups went up.

Bank of America, unions among newly named inauguration sponsors

By Dave Levinthal

Sponsors of Obama's second inaugural have spent nearly $283 million on lobbying since 2009.

Expenditure Profile: Waterfront Strategies

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Expenditure Profile: Mundy Katowitz Media

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Expenditure Profile: American Media and Advocacy Group

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Obama inauguration sponsors spent millions influencing government

By Dave Levinthal

Obama's inauguration, brought to you in part by corporate America.

Expenditure profile: Mentzer Media

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Expenditure profile: Crossroads Media

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Court opened door to $933 million in new election spending

By Reity O'Brien and Andrea Fuller

Supreme Court decision a boon for media outlets, political pros, investigation shows.

Listen: Dave Levinthal on Sirius XM's 'Press Pool'

Dave Levinthal on Sirius XM's 'Press Pool'

Export push reframes debate over fracking

By Alexandra Duszak

Energy indepedence for the U.S. no longer at issue — exports would help industry's bottom line.

Donor profile: Joe Craft

By Michael Beckel

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Donor profile: William S. Rose (Specialty Group)

By Michael Beckel

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Adelson gave $40 million to super PACs in final weeks of election

By Michael Beckel and Andrea Fuller

Ninety-one individual donors gave $1 million or more to super PACs in the 2012 election.

Donor profile: AFSCME

By Reity O'Brien

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Donor profile: American Federation of Teachers

By Paul Abowd and Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Donor profile: Michael Bloomberg

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Donor profile: Plumbers and Pipefitters Union

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Donor profile: George Soros

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Fiscal cliff politics: Dems target GOP House members

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic group tries to make political hay from 'fiscal cliff' issue.

'Fiscal cliff' ads target candidates in 2014

By Rachael Marcus

Rove-affiliated nonprofit runs 'fiscal cliff' ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats.

ALEC's decades of 'right-to-work' effort pay off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Think tank’s 32-year 'right-to-work' campaign succeeds in union stronghold

GOP gov's group raises $100 million in mostly losing effort

By Paul Abowd and Andrea Fuller

Many of the same super-rich Republican donors that financed super PACs were active at the state level.

Last-minute mega-donations fueled super PAC attacks

By Michael Beckel

Sheldon Adelson, Michael Bloomberg among eleventh-hour donors to unlimited spending groups.

After big U.S. Supreme Court win, Montana nonprofit suffers string of losses

By Paul Abowd

Democrat Steve Bullock's gubernatorial win a low point for litigious conservative group.

Drug lobby donation went to pro-Democratic nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Half-million-dollar donation from PhRMA went to little-known group that backed Harry Reid.

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.

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John Dunbar

Deputy Executive Editor, Managing Editor, Politics, Finance The Center for Public Integrity

John is director of Consider the Source, the Center's ongoing investigation of the impact of money on state and federal politic... More about John Dunbar

Ben Wieder

CAR Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Ben Wieder is the Computer Assisted Reporter for the Consider the ... More about Ben Wieder

Michael Beckel

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Michael Beckel joined the Center for Public Integrity as a politics reporter in February 2012, where his focus is on super PACs, politica... More about Michael Beckel

Reity O'Brien

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Reity O’Brien is a reporter for the Center's "Consider the Source" money-in-politics coverage, and was the Center’s 16th James R.... More about Reity O'Brien

Chris Young

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Chris Young is a reporter for the Center’s Consider the Source project, where he covers Washington, D.C.’s “misinformation industry.” Bef... More about Chris Young

Dave Levinthal

Senior Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Dave Levinthal joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 and leads its Consider the Source project team investigating the influence ... More about Dave Levinthal

Alison Fitzgerald

Senior Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Alison Fitzgerald is a finance and investigative reporter who joined the Center in April 2013 to lead its financial and business reportin... More about Alison Fitzgerald

Daniel Wagner

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Daniel Wagner came to the Center in 2013 from The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.... More about Daniel Wagner

Kytja Weir

Project Manager The Center for Public Integrity

Kytja Weir joined the Center in 2013, where she is project manager and reporter for the Consider the Source state politics team.... More about Kytja Weir

Erin Quinn

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Erin Quinn is a reporter for the Center’s Consider the Source project, covering Washington, D.C.’s “misinformation industry.” She was pre... More about Erin Quinn

Rachel Baye

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Rachel Baye is a reporter for the Center’s Consider the Source project.... More about Rachel Baye

Carrie Levine

Politics Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Carrie Levine joined the Center for Public Integrity in October 2014 as a federal politics reporter investigating the influence of money ... More about Carrie Levine