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

‘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

Outside groups help Biden close the digital ad gap with Trump on Facebook

(Mark Makela/Getty Images) High-powered super PACs are helping presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden make up ground on social media against

‘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,

Shell companies hide Trump campaign’s financial dealings as super PAC coordination rules kick in

Screenshot from an America First Action ad (via YouTube) President Donald Trump’s official super PAC, America First Action, recently unveiled

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

Sanders has the donors, Biden leads polls in Tuesday primary states

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden on Monday in Michigan. (Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty

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

OpenSecrets’ look back at money and politics in 2019

Our biggest money-in-politics story for 2019 was actually 2020, which promises to be the most expensive election year ever.  With

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