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501(c)(4)s and Politics

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pro Publica reporter, Kim Barker, talks about her reporting on the political activities of "social welfare" non-profits and how they're affecting the election.

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Map: The Biggest Presidential Campaign Donors in NYC

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Which New Yorkers have contributed the most money to the 2012 presidential race, and where are they?

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AG Schneiderman Looks to Force Big Donor Disclosure

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


The attorney general believes a section New York charities law enables him to regulate any group that collects more than $25,000 from New York state donors.


As Republicans Block DISCLOSE Act, Romney's Position Unclear

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

After Senate Republicans won a vote along party lines to kill the DISCLOSE Act, campaign finance reformers may have to wait until after the election to see any meaningful legislation come before Congress.

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Where Secret Political Money Really Comes From

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lee Drutman, a senior fellow at Sunlight Foundation, which advocates for more transparent government, explains the state of campaign finance today, and how it's 501(c)(4)s - not the SuperPACs - that are having the biggest impact.

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Explainer: Can Foreign Companies Make Political Donations?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Political Action Committees connected to foreign corporations have already raised over $5 million for the 2012 elections, continuing a trend of increasing contributions from U.S. subsidiaries of foreign interests.

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Citizens United and the Super PACs

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Emily Bazelon, senior editor at Slate, talks about how the Citizens United ruling is affecting this campaign season, and plays with our new Super Pac Name Generator.

Generate your Super Super Pac Name now! Words and patterns by Stephen Reader; Generator Tool by John Keefe

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PACs, GOP, and Campaign Finance Right Now

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Paul Blumenthal, reporter for the Huffington Post and former senior writer for the Sunlight Foundation, discusses the proliferation of PACs coming out of the GOP, big labor, and even Facebook. 

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