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Sludge and Data for Progress analyzed the Democratic presidential candidates' donors by income, race, gender, age, and ideology. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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A new report shows that three-quarters of the money that individuals donated to pro-Democrat outside spending groups in 2018 came from finance founders and executives. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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New disclosures surface every day in the Russia collusion probes, but mundane campaign-finance violations may once again cause Trump his biggest headaches. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Voters will consider close to two dozen ballot initiatives to fix the broken political process and open up democracy this fall, but GOP legislators are moving to rig the system still further. Read more

Civil Rights in America

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Democratic representatives tee up major changes if they take the House in November. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh doesn’t think much of campaign-finance transparency, foreign money restrictions, or even contribution limits—leaving few political money fixes that may pass constitutional muster. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Weaker disclosure rules at the Treasury Department are just one part of a big-money campaign to keep political spending in the dark—even as foreign money fears spike. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The Missouri governor’s political immolation could provide a roadmap for campaign finance reforms. Read more

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Donald Trump faces serious campaign-finance allegations involving Russian contributions and soft money, but the women he sought to silence may place him in his greatest legal jeopardy. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The best argument against repealing the Johnson Amendment comes not from the charitable sector, but from conservatives themselves.  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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The House’s repeal of the Johnson Amendment poses an existential threat to both charities and American elections. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Republican leaders are reeling from their primary loss in Alabama and the demise of their health-care bill, but they have only themselves—and their big donors—to blame. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Why progressives should learn to love “social welfare” nonprofits Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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In a system driven by big donors, a pioneering Seattle program hands the campaign-finance purse strings to average and even homeless voters. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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As corporate political spending mounts, so does pressure on companies to disclose it—a movement Republicans want to stop. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Many anti-Trump groups have organized themselves as nonprofits, a move that could draw IRS scrutiny and undercut Democrats’ transparency message. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

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Record spending by secretive outside special interests in state supreme court races poses a stark threat to the impartiality of the nation’s courts. Read more

, Money, Politics and Power

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From “Charity PACs” to soft money, Donald Trump and his GOP allies are just getting started on their campaign to roll back restrictions on moneyed interests. Read more

Civil Rights in America