Elections

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Bill Criminalizing Dark Money Disclosure is Passed by Michigan House

The bill now heads to to Gov. Snyder for his signature or veto.

Hate Primary category in which blog post is published

Facebook Took Money From White Nationalist Candidate to Promote Neo-Nazi Podcast

A white nationalist candidate for U.S. House paid for a number of Facebook ads, including one promoting the podcast of a prominent neo-Nazi.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Beto O’Rourke Removed From ‘No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge’ Following Sludge Report

In the wake of a Sludge investigation showing multiple contributions from oil and gas executives, Oil Change USA took O’Rourke’s name off the list of political candidates who promised to reject fossil fuel donations over $200.

Dark Money Primary category in which blog post is published

Senate Votes to Reverse Rule Allowing Dark Money Groups to Further Mask Donors

The House must also pass the measure before it can be sent to President Trump for his signature or veto.

2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Mystery Donor Revealed: Republican Estée Lauder Heir Spent $100,000 to Boost Green Party Candidate

Yep, you read that right: A businessman and GOP megadonor gave big bucks to an obscure Texas-based super PAC that typically backs Republicans.

Beto Got $430,000 From Individuals in Oil and Gas. Should We Care?

One tweet about campaign finance set off a Twitter war between liberals and leftists that culminated in wild conspiracy theories.

Opinion
2018 Midterms Primary category in which blog post is published

Dems Who Rejected Corporate PACs Took Money from Corporate-Funded NewDemPAC

NewDemPAC receives contributions from PACs of nearly every major American corporation.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

America’s Biggest Wildfire Profiteer Is Major Donor to Republicans Whose Policies Benefit His Business

Scientists say that post-fire logging makes future wildfires more likely, but Republicans with funding from the logging industry are trying to expand the practice.

Michigan Primary category in which blog post is published

Darker Money: Michigan Senate Passes Bill Making Dark Money Disclosure a Crime

The bill comes as Michigan’s Secretary of State-elect has pledged to increase transparency of dark money