Tax returns reveal one six-figure donor accounts for entirety of “dark money” funding Whitaker’s nonprofit

Campaign Finance, Law

Exclusive new tax documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics reveal that a single six-figure donor accounted for 100 percent of funding raised by a nonprofit run by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker before he became Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff last year. Check it out on OpenSecrets:

Tax returns reveal one six-figure donor accounts for entirety of “dark money” funding Whitaker’s nonprofit

 

New Form 990 politically active “dark money” nonprofit tax return findings

Campaign Finance, Law, Policy, Tax Law

It’s that time of year again… Check out the Center for Responsive Politics’ reporting about new tax returns filed by politically active “dark money” nonprofits on OpenSecrets:

Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS is dead, long live his multi-million dollar ‘dark money’ operation

Pro-Trump ‘dark money’ group’s first tax return reveals millions in previously undisclosed spending

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Millions in masked money funneled into 2018 elections

Campaign Finance, Law

The 2018 election cycle has attracted record spending by partially-disclosing groups that give the appearance of reporting at least some of their donors but, in reality, are little if any more transparent than other ‘dark money’ groups. Check out our “dark money” post-mortem of 2018 elections on OpenSecrets:

Millions in masked money funneled into 2018 elections

Saudi foreign agents’ political donations top $1.6 million in 2018 elections

Campaign Finance, Foreign Influence

New research for the Center for Responsive politics on how political donations made by foreign agents hired to act on behalf of Saudi Arabian interests have exceeded $1.6 million in the 2018 election cycle. Check it out on OpenSecrets:

Saudi foreign agents’ political donations top $1.6 million in 2018 elections

Chinese media outlet Trump cited as “propaganda” spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017

Foreign Influence, Law, Policy

My latest article at the Center for Responsive politics is about China Daily—the Chinese state-run media outlet Trump tweeted about running “propaganda ads” disguised as news in American newspapers—is a registered foreign agent under FARA that spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017. Check it out on OpenSecrets:

Chinese media outlet Trump cited as “propaganda” spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017

 

Kavanaugh confirmation battle further mystifies ‘dark money’ spending

Campaign Finance, Law

My latest article at the Center for Responsive politics is an update on Judicial Crisis Network’s spending on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination. Check it out on OpenSecrets:

Kavanaugh confirmation battle further mystifies ‘dark money’ spending

 

Rick Scott super PAC learns to love Rick Scott

Campaign Finance

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My latest article at the Center for Responsive politics is about the blurry lines between Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate campaign, political committees he ran, and his government position as governor of Florida. Check it out on OpenSecrets:

Rick Scott super PAC learns to love Rick Scott

C-SPAN’s Washington Journal: Anna Massoglia on Foreign Spending on Lobbying in the U.S.

Campaign Finance, Policy

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Grateful for the opportunity to go on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to talk about OpenSecrets.org’s research on foreign influence and lobbying in the United States.

Anna Massoglia on Foreign Spending on Lobbying in the U.S.