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Dark Money in Politics

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Monday, August 11, 2014

The majority of House campaign donations so far in 2014 has come from dark money sources—which do not reveal their original funders. The majority of House campaign donations so far in 2014 has come from dark money sources—which do not reveal their original funders. (Copyright: Vasiliy Koval/Shutterstock)

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.

Dark Money in Politics: How Much Is There and Where Does It Come From?

The majority of House campaign donations this year has come from dark money sources—which do not reveal their original funders—like single-candidate super PACs, which can offer big donors a way of evading federal contribution limits.

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Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

Humans are pushing the limits in the air—from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying.

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After a Fatal Plane Crash, a David-vs-Goliath Legal Battle

After a plane crash killed his wife and badly injured his two daughters, Toby Pearson was thrust into a David-vs-Goliath legal confrontation with a multi-billion dollar insurance company.

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What Would a Tenement Museum Look Like in 2064?

If a tenement museum were to open in 50 years in New York City, what would it look like and what it would say about the politics of housing for immigrants?

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