“CREW Releases White Paper Rebutting Arguments Against Reforming Tax-Exempt Political Groups”

Press release: Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) released a white paper, The Dark Money Debate: Responses to Arguments Against Reforming IRS Treatment of 501(c) Groups, responding to arguments against proposed reforms that would rein in abuses … Continue reading

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“Crossroads GPS likely broke election law, FEC staff concluded”

WaPo: The legal staff of the Federal Election Commission concluded in a just-released document that Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit organization backing conservative causes, likely violated campaign finance rules. The law department’s 2012 conclusion, first reported by the Sunlight Foundation on … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance Related Items in Omnibus Spending Bill

According to “The Fix:” GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS The legislation prohibits any funding to require that contractors bidding for federal contracts disclose campaign contributions. The Obama administration has openly flirted with issuing executive orders that would require contractors to provide campaign disclosures…. … Continue reading

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“Political Donors Chase Funding Alternative; IRS’s Proposed Rules Limiting Social-Welfare Groups Send Lawyers Scouting for Taxable, For-Profit Options to Raise Cash”

WSJ: With the Obama administration moving to curb campaign activity by certain nonprofit groups, lawyers are scouring the tax code for other financial vehicles that would allow political donors to continue to spend money on elections while remaining anonymous. One … Continue reading

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