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2024 election cycle shattered by record Dark Money surge

An unprecedented surge of dark money casts a shadow over the 2024 elections, challenging the transparency and integrity of American democracy with over $162 million in undisclosed contributions.

Unmasking the shadows: The fight to end billionaire tax breaks for...

A groundbreaking legislative effort aims to seal a critical loophole in the tax code, curbing the unchecked flow of billionaire-funded dark money into American politics.

Minnesota Senate passes Democracy for the People Act—prohibits foreign-influenced corporate spending...

The bill, which garnered 80 percent of Minnesota voters' support, according to a statewide poll conducted in November, will head to the governor's desk, who pledged to sign it.

Clarence Thomas proves it’s time for Supreme Court term limits

If justices can be bought by billionaires, lifetime terms only enable corruption rather than protect the U.S. Supreme Court from undue influence.

Sanders backs renewed push for ban on Dark Money in democratic...

"If Democrats really believe in democracy and campaign finance reform, we must ban super PACs in primaries," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

‘Why are these conflicts allowed?’ corporate giving to group tied to...

"You want to 'preserve #SCOTUS history'?'" said one watchdog group. "Hire a curatorial staff. Don't run a pay-for-play."

How to ‘follow the money’ in a political campaign

The donors who help shape this country deserve as much scrutiny and publicity as the politicians they support. After all, this country belongs to us.

Dark money groups have pumped $1 billion into GOP effort to...

The finding comes a month after Senate Republicans tanked a bill that would have required dark money groups to disclose their donors and funding sources.

Republican AGs, dark money groups scheme to sue over student debt...

Conservatives are hoping right-wing courts will intervene to deny debt relief to tens of millions of borrowers.

Who is Barre Seid? Secretive tycoon gives record $1.6 billion to...

The donor is Barre Seid, who donated all of his shares in his electronics company, Tripp Lite, to the nonprofit group run by Leonard Leo, who helped select former President Trump’s conservative Supreme Court nominees.

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Biden proposes national rent control: Caps to target major corporate landlords amid soaring housing...

The announcement, scheduled for Tuesday in Nevada, comes as Biden seeks re-election and tries to tackle one of the most pressing issues facing American renters.