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The IRS moves to limit dark money -- but enforcement still a question   |   December 2, 2013
By Kim Barker, ProPublica The IRS and Treasury Department announced proposed guidelines clarifying the definition of political activities for social welfare nonprofits last week...

 

How dark money helped Republicans hold the House and hurt voters   |   December 21, 2012
By Olga Pierce, Justin Elliott and Theodoric Meyer, ProPublica In the November election, a million more Americans voted for Democrats seeking election to the U.S. House of...

 

Did Big Money really lose this election? Hardly.   |   November 9, 2012
After the most money-drenched elections in history -- with close to $6 billion spent on the 2012 presidential and Congressional races alone, by one estimate -- big donors and the...

 

Mystery firm is election's top corporate donor at $5.3 million   |   November 5, 2012
By Michael Beckel and Reity O'Brien, Center for Public Integrity The biggest corporate contributor in the 2012 election so far doesn't appear to make anything -- other...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Super PACs rake in corporate cash   |   February 24, 2012
Number of for-profit businesses that have contributed to so-called "super PACs," independent committees that can raise unlimited sums from individuals, corporations,...

 

The political money elite   |   December 15, 2011
Number of individuals who contributed more than $10,000 to federal political campaigns in the 2010 election cycle: 26,783 Portion of the U.S. population those elite donors...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Follow the fracking money   |   November 11, 2011
Amount natural gas interests have spent in the past decade to fight federal regulation of hydraulic "fracking," a method of tapping underground gas reserves by injecting...

 

Rick Perry vs. 'Rick Parry': A study in pushing campaign finance frontiers   |   October 11, 2011
By Marian Wang, ProPublica For months, comedian Stephen Colbert has been taking his satire to the field of campaign finance, highlighting how little-known groups can raise...