Dark money groups pouring millions into 2020 political ads with even less disclosure

Shot from America First Action Super PAC ad “Scott.” – captured via YouTube “Dark money” groups that keep their donors

Steve Bannon indictment highlights loopholes in political spending transparency

Steve Bannon (Alex Wong/Getty Images) Federal prosecutors charged former White House strategist Steve Bannon and three others with fraud Thursday

Party operatives steering millions in ‘dark money’ to 2020 election ads

(Erin Schaff/The New York Times) More than $116 million in political spending and 2020 contributions can be traced back to

With legal troubles mounting and spending slowing, NRA promises to boost Trump

President Donald Trump sits with NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre (Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images) The National Rifle Association plans to

‘Dark money’ group tied to Tom Cotton targets Democrats in Trump-won districts

Senator Tom Cotton (Tom Brenner/Getty Images) A “dark money” group launched by allies of Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) is spending

Super PAC with ties to Georgia Senate candidate hides donors from primary voters

Image captured via Undivided Purpose Georgia Senate ad found on YouTube Note: Around an hour after this story was published,

Conservative ‘dark money’ network rebranded to push voting restrictions before 2020 election

President Donald Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) This story was reported in

‘Dark money’ networks hide political agendas behind fake news sites

A screenshot of a Facebook ad run by ACRONYM. At a time when trustworthy journalism is more important than ever,

China Telecom spending on foreign influence amid Trump admin crackdown

President Donald Trump and FCC Chair Ajit Pai (Tom Brenner/Getty Images) Chinese telecommunications operators poured hundreds of thousands of dollars

Influential Republican super PAC makes its return to boost Trump

(NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images) After lying low for several election cycles, influential Republican super PAC American Crossroads is jumping

Trump admin deems gun dealers and shooting ranges essential after lobbying push

(DOMINICK REUTER/AFP via Getty Images) The Trump administration designated the firearms industry as essential “critical infrastructure” over the weekend following

Democratic ‘dark money’ groups and super PACs target Trump with multi-million dollar coronavirus ad campaign

Fueled by “dark money,” cash-flush liberal groups with ties to the Democratic Party are mobilizing to unleash millions of dollars

CPAC gets cozy with opaque groups and foreign sponsors

President Donald Trump greets supporters during CPAC 2019 (Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images) This week marks another year of America’s long-running gathering

‘Dark money’ groups steering millions to super PACs in 2020 elections

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) More than $65 million from groups

2020 presidential candidates’ political ad spending floods Super Bowl

Screenshots of Super Bowl ads via Youtube (Mike Bloomberg and Donald J Trump) The Super Bowl draws in millions of

‘Dark money’ in politics skyrocketed in the wake of Citizens United

(David S. Holloway/Getty Images) This story is part of a series related to the 10-year anniversary of Citizens United v.

Trump judicial adviser’s ‘dark money’ network hides Supreme Court spending

Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Neil Gorsuch, and Brett Kavanaugh (Alex Wong/Getty Images) A secretive network spending millions

Millions of political ad dollars fuel Trump impeachment fight

(Stephanie Keith/Getty Images) Political candidates and groups shelled out millions on impeachment-related TV ads before the House impeached President Donald

Cash-strapped NRA discloses spending on foreign fundraising for first time

(Scott Olson/Getty Images) The National Rifle Association disclosed spending on foreign fundraising for the first time in the gun rights

Ukrainian foreign influence operation bankrolled by secret donors in coordinated effort

Yulia Tymoshenko talks to media on consideration of demands of protesters, Kyiv, Ukraine Oct.19, 2017. (Photo by Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via

Trump Foundation tax return shows activities grinding to a halt before shutdown

While on the campaign trail in 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump gave a $100,000 donation to an organization that assists wounded

Liberal ‘dark money’ operation behind ads urging Republicans to support impeachment

Screencap from a video posted in Defend American Democracy’s Youtube feed. A veterans group urging Republican lawmakers to “put country

Clinton Foundation cash flow continues to drop years after 2016 election loss

(Matthew Horwood/Getty Images) Cash flow to the Clinton Foundation continues to plummet, leaving the organization in the red for a

2020 presidential candidates top $100M in digital ad spending as Twitter goes dark

President Trump leads all other candidates when it comes to digital ad spending (Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Digital