Super PAC for independents closes down

By Michael Beckel

Pro-independent group launched by Gateway co-founder Ted Waitt shuts down.

Embattled McDonnell benefactor also boosted RGA

By Alan Suderman

Republican Governors Association got cash from embattled donor to Bob McDonnell.

IMPACT: Delaware governor, Atlanta mayor forward tainted donations to charity

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

IMPACT: D.C. man's donations to Delaware governor, Atlanta mayor given to charity following Center story.

Big Democratic super PAC helps bankroll another

By Adam Wollner

Pro-Obama Priorities USA Action sends $250,000 to Senate Majority PAC.

More corporations revealing 'dark money' donations

By Dave Levinthal

Corporations are still mostly mum about political contributions, but more and more are reporting donations to secretive nonprofits.

Super PACs swarming New Jersey special election

By Adam Wollner

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

Pro-gun group dramatically ups influence spending

By Dave Levinthal

The nonprofit National Association for Gun Rights spent $3 million lobbying last quarter, far more than the better-known NRA.

Koch Industries PAC spending record cash

By Adam Wollner

Committee has biggest spending month ever during a non-election year.

D.C.-based groups spent big in special elections

By Dave Levinthal

Special interest super PACs and nonprofits from D.C. region poured millions into special elections.

Justice Alito's reported wealth soars in 2012

By Reity O'Brien

Newly filed financial disclosure shows justice owns stock in energy, tech and pharmaceutical companies.

Senate e-filing club grows by one

By Adam Wollner

But vast majority of senators still submit campaign finance disclosures on paper.

Microsoft heavily funding 'small business' lobby

By Adam Wollner

Microsoft heavily funding tech trade group that's pressing Congress on immigration reform.

Pro-Obama nonprofit has $8.2 million quarter

By Adam Wollner

The nonprofit group formed by ex-campaign officials to push the president's agenda has raised $13.1 million so far.

Clinton supporter suspected of illegal donations

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Clinton's 2008 campaign received $50,000 from "assembly line of illegal campaign contributions."

FEC nominations moving forward

By Dave Levinthal

The Senate Rules Committee is planning an appointment hearing for July 24.

Super PAC forms to elect liberal women governors

By Adam Wollner

Former EMILY's List official starts group to boost liberal, female gubernatorial candidates.

Campaign finance heavyweights in bitter battle

By Adam Wollner

It's CREW vs. James Bopp in row over payments from nonprofit to law firm.

Mystery money in Missouri election not local

By Adam Wollner

Super PAC exclusively used out-of-state cash to influence Missouri special election.

League of nations lobbying immigration bill

By Adam Wollner

Immigration reform bill attracting special interests from all corners of the globe.

Democrats use Kochs to scare up campaign cash after Center report

By Dave Levinthal

Democratic party committees fundraising around record Koch Industries PAC spending.

GOP leadership PACs boost American Future Fund

By Michael Beckel

Republican senators steered donations to a nonprofit group touting their GOP colleague in May.

State campaign contribution limits on the rise

By Adam Wollner

Individual campaign contribution limits are on the rise as states hedge against super PACs.

Trade group to FEC: ‘Corporate funds’ financed campaign ads

By Michael Beckel and Adam Wollner

Direct Selling Association tells FEC it used "corporate funds" to bankroll political ads last year.

DOMA supporters still have friends in Washington

By Michael Beckel

Conservative groups that supported DOMA have courted lawmakers with campaign cash.

Super PAC surge can't deliver Gomez victory

By Michael Beckel

Massachusetts Democrat wins Senate seat despite Gomez supporters' last-minute efforts.

Obama includes Dem donors at CEO gathering

By Adam Wollner

Obama's White House meeting with corporate leaders included three Democratic campaign donors.

Groups pump millions into Mass. special election

By Michael Beckel

Political groups dump more than $5 million into ads ahead of special U.S. Senate election.

More bundlers picked for plush ambassador posts

By Michael Beckel

Obama picks campaign fundraisers for diplomatic posts in Belgium and the Dominican Republic.

White House nominates new FEC commissioners

By Dave Levinthal

White House nominates pair to agency overseeing campaign finance.

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