Election spending boosted by secret money tops $100M as IRS ends donor reporting rules

(Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Political groups that don’t fully disclose their sources of funding have already spent more

GOP challengers outraised in race to unseat sole Utah Democrat in Congress

Rep. Ben McAdams (D-Utah) speaks at a Problem Solvers Caucus press conference in February. (Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wire/Barcroft Media

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

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

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

‘Dark money’ groups drove support for IRS rule eliminating donor disclosure

(ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images) A proposed Trump administration rule to exempt some “dark money” groups from disclosing their donors