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.

Koch Industries PAC bolts to fast start in 2013

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Energy company's PAC has donated more than $500,000 to politicians in five months.

Wisconsin justice's spouse head of union-busting law firm

By Chris Young

Wisconsin Supreme Court justice married to head of firm that battles unions.

Spurs owner brings the heat in political money game

By Michael Beckel

San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt brings the heat in the political money game.

New super PAC forms in contested Calif. district

By Michael Beckel

New group forms in one of California's most contentious congressional districts.

Soros charitable foundation sometimes leans right

By Adam Wollner

Liberal political benefactor's charitable foundation sometimes donates to socially conservative organizations.

Obama campaign fundraisers picked for plum ambassadorships

By Michael Beckel

Obama’s new picks for ambassadorships in Denmark, Germany and Spain are all major fundraisers.

Majority of Supreme Court members millionaires

By Reity O'Brien and Chris Young

At least five and as many as eight of nine U.S. Supreme Court justices are millionaires, filings show.

Tornado shelter firm lobbies up for federal tax relief

By Adam Wollner

Tornado shelter firm hires a lobbyist to press federal government for tax relief.

D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Nearly $12 million spent by super PACs and nonprofits in 2012-13 state supreme court races.

Elizabeth Warren, nonprofit seek green together

By Michael Beckel

Elizabeth Warren to headline environmental group's fundraiser after it spent big to elect her.

Bob Casey bucks fundraising trend with beer bash

By Dave Levinthal

Sen. Bob Casey skirts trendy political fundraisers, throws beer bash with lobbyists.

Charitable 'matches' used to entice PAC giving

By Michael Beckel

Charitable 'matches' one way Coca-Cola, other companies incentivize employee PAC contributions.

Super PAC leader undeterred by criminal conviction

By Adam Wollner

Pennsylvanian convicted of crime, banned from Virginia Tech campus wants to make political waves.

Sonia Sotomayor courts riches from book deal

By Reity O'Brien

Supreme Court justice rakes in nearly $2 million from advances, appearances.

Secret court judge attended expenses-paid terrorism seminar

By Chris Young

Secret court member embroiled in phone records controversy attended expenses-paid terrorism seminar.

Lobbying firm PACs start 2013 slow

By Dave Levinthal

Few raising or spending big money early in 2013 — if at all.

Civil rights group's FCC positions reflect industry funding, critics say

By Jason McLure

Civil rights organization often agrees with industry backers on FCC issues.

Lobbyists helping banker recoup land Saddam 'stole'

By Reity O'Brien

Michigan banker hires lobbying duo to help recoup land he says Iraqi dictator stole.

Stealthy super PAC strikes in Mo. special election

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC launches last-minute effort in Missouri, won't disclose donors before special election.

Norm Coleman sees big paydays from nonprofits

By Michael Beckel

Norm Coleman has collected more than $570,000 from two conservative nonprofits in three years.

Tobacco giant funded conservative nonprofits

By Dave Levinthal

Reynolds American donated big to secretive political nonprofits that lambasted Democrats in 2012.

Chevron shareholders reject ban on political spending

By Michael Beckel

Only a sliver of shareholders want oil giant to stop using corporate funds for politics.

Small donors fueled Michele Bachmann's campaign

By Michael Beckel

Conservatives and liberals reap riches from modest contributions.

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