Our series seeks to show how politics and government really work, and why they don’t.
Officers of ‘Voters for Hillary,’ which raised money but reported no political expenditures, had close ties to a Las Vegas firm that the PAC purportedly hired to run a call center.
The U.S. government’s loose supervision has spawned many problems with super PACs, but helping to tout shares worth a fraction of a cent would be a new one.
We took a look back at Ted Cruz's career, as seen through accountability stories and other in-depth reports.
Even if Trump is correct in his unproven charge that a super PAC obtained a racy photo of Melania Trump from the Ted Cruz campaign, it’s doubtful the FEC would do anything about it.
A rundown of the best reporting on Donald Trump over the years.
Michigan’s voters decided to scrap the kind of super-empowered emergency managers who made questionable decisions in Flint – but state lawmakers found a way to revive the program.
What’s at stake for the majority leader in the battle over Scalia’s replacement.
Crossroads GPS gets declared a nonprofit five years after applying, meaning that its donor list can remain private.
In internal memos, groups opposing tighter state campaign finance rules coach their local supporters on how to battle disclosure of political donors.
A ProPublica analysis of political fundraising shows conservative House Republicans have less and less in common with their party’s leaders, whose donors sometimes more closely resemble those of Democrats.
Our picks for the year’s most notable in-depth stories on campaign finance, from newsrooms around the country.
How oil industry lobbyists played the long game — wearing down an overmatched federal bureaucracy to gain access to a fuel-rich corner of the Alaskan wilderness.
Our series, “The Breakdown,” seeks to show how government and politics really work, and why they don’t.
Why poor areas vote for politicians who want to slash the safety net.
As a U.S. senator during the crisis years, Clinton’s legislative proposals to reform banking and housing finance didn’t gain traction.
It’s customary for members of the House of Representatives to file an explanation when they miss a vote. These Personal Explanations are a glimpse into the pace and trade-offs inherent in modern government.
The National Rifle Association and other anti-gun-control groups are formidable, but political trends may be loosening their grip on lawmakers.
Workers often bear the brunt of the coal industry’s decline. One case stands out: 208 Indiana miners, wives and widows whose health care may fall to financial engineering.
U.S. Senate campaign finance disclosures are still slow-walked on paper through a 40-year-old system. Is getting it fixed worth trading away another lid on political money?
After insurers helped to torpedo Hillary Clinton’s 1993 health care reform, its lobby sought influence among Democrats through a new kind of Washington firm with ties to the Clintons.