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Crossroads’ Tax Return Shows Big Donors, But Doesn’t Name Them
The biggest dark money group, launched by Republican strategist Karl Rove, shows in its tax filing that it got one donation of nearly $23 million and another of $18 million. (Donors names not included.) Read more...
This FEC Opinion Protecting Tea Party Donors Should Have Us In The Streets
Now is the time to kick and scream before that black hole opens up and swallows us all in a reactionary nightmare. Read more...
Michele Bachmann Faces New Ethics Inquiry
Michele Bachmann is facing yet another ethics inquiry, this time over whether her campaign coordinated with a Super PAC, in a violation of election laws. Read more...
The 501(c)4 social welfare group, A Better America Now, told the IRS it did not spend any money on "direct or indirect political campaign activities ," yet at the same time told the Federal Election Commission it had spent about $65,000 urging people to "vote against" Pete Gallego, a Texas candidate for Congress. Read more...
Fox found the perfect "expert" to bring in when it comes to Attorney General scandals and violating your tax exempt status with the IRS -- Karl Rove. Read more...

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By Kim Barker and Justin Elliott, ProPublica Dark money groups flooded Albuquerque's airwaves in August, aiming to sway a hotly contested U.S. Senate race by making more than half the political ad buys on top TV stations. That fact, Read more...
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse discusses one of the proposed solutions to the problem of anonymous campaign contributions The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia refused to grant a stay on an earlier decision that told the Federal Read more...
On this Tuesday's Hardball, Chris Matthews spoke to The Huffington Post's Dan Froomkin and National Memo's Joe Conason about Karl Rove's group, Crossroads GPS and their potential violations of FEC rules and their more obvious violations of the stricter IRS rules on how anyone claiming 501(c)(4) privileged tax status is allowed to spend their money. Read more...