Dark Money in Politics

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The majority of House campaign donations so far in 2014 has come from dark money sources—which do not reveal their original funders.

On today’s show, we’ll find out how dark money groups, like Super PACs—which don’t have to reveal their funders—have come to dominate independent spending in House political races. And we’ll learn about the latest advances in human flight: from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying! Damian Fowler tells the story of a devastating plane crash that pitted one family against a multibillion-dollar insurance company. Annie Polland of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, talks about the history, future, and politics of housing for the poor.