The New York Times reports that many of the groups applying for tax-exempt status as "social welfare" organizations were involved in political activities, and that some of the IRS' seemingly strange questions were designed to figure out whether election politics or social welfare was their primary purpose.
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica Some of the nation's biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in recent political fights. Like the nonprofit groups that poured
First Lady Michelle Obama announces Organization for Action, a non-profit organization that will build on the volunteer network and infrastructure of President Obama's campaign apparatus to continue to support the president's policy objectives, including raising the debt ceiling, gun control and immigration reform during the course of his second term.
New signs emerged Monday that a controversial nonprofit may have misled the Internal Revenue Service not only about its political activities but also about support from a purported donor.
Watch Big Sky, Big Money, an investigation with Marketplace on PBS. See more from FRONTLINE. By Kim Barker, ProPublica, and Rick Young and Emma Schwartz, Frontline Oct. 29, 2012 This post was co-published with PBS' Frontline. The boxes
By Justin Elliott, ProPublica A dark money nonprofit group that has run more than $1 million in ads in the Ohio race for U.S. Senate told the IRS last year it did not plan to spend any money to influence elections when it applied for