Michigan a key battleground for labor rights

State to votes on emergency managers, collective bargaining

Daily Disclosure: Realtors spend big on California race

By Rachael Marcus

National Association of Realtors backs Rep. Brad Sherman in a big way

National unions and Chamber of Commerce face off in Michigan

By Paul Abowd

Michigan’s emergency manager law, and labor’s future, up for a vote
Barack Obama

Daily Disclosure: Democratic super PACs gain ground

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic super PACs gained ground against GOP counterparts and raised big bucks in August.

Daily Disclosure: Ad hits Obama on child soldiers

By Rachael Marcus

Let Freedom Ring attacks Obama for providing military aid to countries that use child soldiers.

Daily Disclosure: Crossroads GPS charges into congressional race

By Rachael Marcus

Crossroads GPS is now active at all levels of the national election

Campaign finance reformers gain new ally

By Michael Beckel

Moderate ex-senator Byron Dorgan joins ranks of campaign finance reforms endorsing public financinig.

Daily Disclosure: Nonprofit and super PAC team up for ad blitz

By Rachael Marcus

Former Sen. Norm Coleman's American Action Network and Congressional Leadership Fund hit House races.

Daily Disclosure: FreedomWorks for America releases deluge of ads

By Rachael Marcus

Contested Senate races hit with ad onslaught by tea party-aligned FreedomWorks for America.

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

By Rachael Marcus

Unions pumping money into redrawn House district in Pennsylvania.

Consider the Source: Your personal election guide

By Bill Buzenberg

Turn to us through Election Day and beyond for the narrative behind the massive flow of money at federal and state levels.

Transparency test: Grading the super PACs

By John Dunbar

Methodology behind assigning our transparency letter grades to super PACs and nonprofit groups.

Daily Disclosure: Planned Parenthood airs ads opposing Romney

By Rachael Marcus

Planned Parenthood is spending $3.2 million in an attempt to keep Mitt Romney out of the White House.

House candidates fear super PACs

By Rachael Marcus and Michael Beckel

Super PACs have a disproportionate affect on House races, which are a bargain compared to statewide contests.

Daily Disclosure: Crossroads GPS makes $2.5 million ad buy in three Senate races

By Rachael Marcus

Crossroads GPS, the pro-Republican nonprofit, takes aim at Senate races in three states.

Daily Disclosure: Hedge fund honcho seeks to oust New York congressman

By Rachael Marcus

Hedge fund CEO Robert Mercer backs super PAC seeking to oust his congressman.

Daily Disclosure: 'Young Guns' target Democratic House candidates

By Rachael Marcus

A super PAC supported by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spends $2 million on House races.

Obama rails against those trying to 'buy this election'

By Michael Beckel

The president blasted big-money politics in his acceptance speech as a Democratic super PAC scrambled to raise more funds.

Daily Disclosure: Public employee union opens attack on GOP Senate candidates

By Rachael Marcus

The nation's largest public employee union opened an advertising campaign, taking aim at Republican U.S. Senate candidates.

Daily Disclosure: Ads by anonymous political groups bash Obama on big night

By Rachael Marcus

President Barack Obama will take center stage amid a barrage of negative ads in North Carolina.

Super PAC appeal, give until it 'feels good'

By Michael Beckel

Democratic adviser Paul Begala hates super PACs but raises money for them in Charlotte.

Daily Disclosure: Democratic super PAC zeroes in on GOP Medicare plan

By Rachael Marcus

Super PAC ad accuses GOP Senate candidate Rick Berg of being on a 'short leash'

North Carolina governor's race awash in out-of-state funds

By Paul Abowd and John Dunbar

Two powerful partisan groups are funneling millions of dollars into the North Carolina governor's race.

Corporate cash helps fuel Democratic convention despite pledges

By Michael Beckel

Democrats kick off their convention in Charlotte Tuesday with plenty of corporate support despite grass roots pledge.

Daily Disclosure: RNC continues to hammer Obama on jobs

By Rachael Marcus

The debate over whether the president has kept unemployment in check plays out on airwaves.

Third-party candidates may hurt Romney in key states

By Michael Beckel

Could conservative third-party candidates, backed with super PAC cash, sway the election?

Daily Disclosure: DCCC runs ads in heartland House districts

By Rachael Marcus

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee runs first big ad buys in Wisconsin, Illinois.

Daily Disclosure: NRA goes after Democrats in contested Senate races

By Rachael Marcus

The nation's powerful gun lobby has stayed relatively quiet, but is now spending big on ads in Senate races.

Daily Disclosure: Obama's abortion stance in Illinois statehouse raised

By Rachael Marcus

An anti-abortion group released an ad from an 'abortion survivor'.

Arizona primary latest example of Club for Growth's clout

By Michael Beckel

Conservative group Club for Growth is top outside spender in U.S. Senate primaries.

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John Dunbar

Deputy Executive Editor, Managing Editor, Politics 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

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Kytja Weir joined the Center in 2013, where she delves into the influence of money on state politics for the Consider the Source team.... More about Kytja Weir

Erin Quinn

James R. Soles Fellow The Center for Public Integrity

Erin Quinn is the Center’s 17th James R. Soles Fellow.... More about Erin Quinn

Rachel Baye

American University Fellow The Center for Public Integrity

Rachel Baye joined the Center in August 2013.... More about Rachel Baye

Julie Patel

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity

Julie Patel joined the Center for Public Integrity in 2013 where she investigates political power brokers and how money affects federal e... More about Julie Patel

Marcelo Rochabrun

Reporter The Center for Public Integrity