A series of court rulings led to the creation of super PACs and an influx of “dark money” into politics, fundamentally changing how elections work. ProPublica is following the money and exploring campaign issues you won't read about elsewhere.
We've looked beyond the candidates' campaign rhetoric to see what actually separates them on Iran.
A nonprofit group that filed a lawsuit that led the Supreme Court to apply its Citizens United decision to states told the IRS that it wouldn't intervene in elections – after it already had.
ProPublica reported on Bill Owens’ trip to Taiwan earlier this year. Now his opponent is attacking him over the trip in a campaign ad.
Political campaigns use massive databases to target their constituents. ProPublica's Message Machine is beginning to find some answers on how they do it.
Our latest explainer video, on the storied history of money in politics.
A primer in the four-decade-long unraveling of campaign finance reform
It's not just voter-ID laws. Learn what else states are doing that has gotten heat.
With the economy on the debate schedule tonight, we've rounded up some of the best coverage of the critical economic issues in the presidential election.
Romney released his 2011 tax return and other information recently. So what else is there to know?
Sheldon Adelson told Politico his company, Las Vegas Sands, is being targeted because of his political activity.
Romney's private equity firm battled with brokers, also asked them to find healthy companies, not just turnarounds.
We lay out the questions raised by Romney's tax disclosures, and what we still don't know.
Federal rules that forbid employees of Wall Street firms from giving money to certain state officials running for federal office if the firms do business with that state helped knock New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie out of contention for a spot on the GOP ticket, according to anonymous sources quoted in the New York Post.
The political conventions are upon us, and with them a new flood of campaign emails. ProPublica debuts a new campaign emails Tumblr.
Some politically oriented social-welfare nonprofits dodged ProPublica’s requests for IRS filings or refused to provide them as required
Akin clings to Senate nomination, as his party scrambles to limit damage.
ProPublica reporter Kim Barker will be your guide to all things campaign finance this Thursday on Reddit from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How we calculated the numbers in our Dark Money application.
Some tax-exempt groups underreported their political activities in 2010 to the IRS, ProPublica finds, using tactics that are being used to pour dark money into campaigns on an even larger scale this year.