Congress, FEC meet about security breakdowns

By Dave Levinthal

Election agency officials on Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers investigating computer hacks, staffing problems.

Top U.S. corporations funneled $173 million to political nonprofits

By Michael Beckel

Analysis of company disclosures reveals steady flow of cash from corporations to social welfare organizations, trade associations.

Dow Chemical backed anti-union nonprofit with $2 million donation

By Michael Beckel and Erin Quinn

Nonprofit opposed pro-union ballot measure in Michigan with help of $2 million from chemical giant.

D.C. mulls changes to judicial transparency

By Chris Young

Local judicial commission mulls disclosure reforms after Center for Public Integrity investigation on judges' finances.

Spending bill: FEC budget still below 2010 levels

By Dave Levinthal

New budget deal fails to restore beleaguered elections agency's budget to 2010 levels.

Hacking attempt draws congressional investigation of FEC

By Dave Levinthal

Reps. from both parties seek answers about security meltdowns and operational woes at Federal Election Commission.

Montana proposes reforms after earning 'F' for judicial disclosure

By Kytja Weir

Proposed disclosure reforms come in the wake of a Center investigation on judicial financial transparency.

AT&T buoyed in lobbying push against spectrum auction limits

By Allan Holmes

Expect telecom giant to fight FCC on spectrum auction limits following T-Mobile airwaves purchase.

New Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen in her own words

By Alison Fitzgerald

Janet Yellen comments on the role of the Fed, devastating unemployment and Congress in selected quotes from 2013.

Stockman ditching troubled campaign committee

By Dave Levinthal

Congressman with history of campaign finance troubles forms new fundraising entity in U.S. Senate battle against John Cornyn.

Audit: FEC still in 'significant' danger of hacking

By Dave Levinthal

New audit says federal election agency must improve its IT security or face threat of more incursions.

Top GOP donor Harold Simmons dead at 82

By Dave Levinthal

Texas billionaire ranked among top donors to Republicans.

By the numbers: a 2013 money-in-politics index

By Michael Beckel

A new Center for Public Integrity money-in-politics index highlights the year's top stories and key trends.

Top politics investigations from 2013

By The Center for Public Integrity

In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite politics investigations from 2013.

White House stays mum on troubles with election regulator

By The Center for Public Integrity

Report unearthed numerous problems at the Federal Election Commission.

‘Nonpartisan’ gun rights group boosted by Democratic-aligned America Votes

By Adam Wollner and Michael Beckel

Nearly all of 'nonpartisan' Bull Moose Sportsmen's funding has come from a Democratic-aligned nonprofit.

Negative ads make Peterson 'more inclined' to run

By Michael Beckel

Democratic lawmaker Collin Peterson says a secretive nonprofit's media blitz makes him more likely to seek re-election.

Incoming FEC bosses pledge to work together following blistering Center report

By Dave Levinthal

At final Federal Election Commission meeting of the year, new leadership pledges to join together to fix technology problems.

How Washington starves its election watchdog

By Dave Levinthal

Agency hamstrung by political bickering, case backlogs, staff departures — even Chinese hackers.

Regulators to axe secretive super PAC

By Dave Levinthal

FEC says Texas-based group that won't file disclosures is violating the law.

State judges: We don't need no stinkin' disclosure

By John Dunbar, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Officials defend limited financial disclosure for high court judges.

Kill the Election Assistance Commission?

By Dave Levinthal

Two nominees to the Election Assistance Commission languish in limbo as Congress dithers over its future.

'Lobbyist' not curse word to all influencers

By Dave Levinthal

Some government influencers wish the Association of Government Relations Professionals had kept its old name.

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama bundler named to top arts post

By Michael Beckel

Pro-lesbian super PAC founder and Obama campaign bundler Laura Ricketts named Kennedy Center trustee.

Liberal heavyweight Patriot Majority USA fueled by secret, big-dollar donors

By Julie Patel

A dark money group expected to play defense for Democrats in the upcoming battle for the U.S. Senate should have plenty in its arsenal.

How the states scored on judicial financial disclosures

We graded 50 states (plus D.C.) on their judicial financial disclosures — how did your state do?

State supreme court judges reveal scant financial information

By Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Despite universally poor disclosure rules, Center finds numerous conflicts among state high court judges.

Methodology: how we graded state supreme court financial disclosure

By Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

The Center's methodology for grading states on supreme court financial disclosure

2012 financial disclosures for top state judges

See the library of documents we used in our 'Justice Obscured' investigation.

Justices ruled on their own financial interests

See the nine justices we found who ruled on their own financial interests.

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