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Koch Brothers: Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network?

Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network? ASMI, SLAH and TOHE by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, March 17, 2014, 12:35 p.m. Libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were among the first to grasp the political potential of social welfare groups and trade associations — nonprofits that can spend money to influence elections but […]

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Six Facts Lost in IRS Scandal

Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott, ProPublica In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture — and big donors — have fallen through the cracks. Consider this our Top […]

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Rove Told IRS That Crossroads GPS a “Social Welfare” Nonprofit

Karl Rove’s Dark Money Group Promised IRS It Would Spend ‘Limited’ Money on Elections by Kim Barker, ProPublica In a confidential 2010 filing, Crossroads GPS — the dark money group that spent more than $70 million from anonymous donors on the 2012 election — told the Internal Revenue Service that its efforts would focus on […]

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No Tax Returns for You, Dark Money Groups Say

No Tax Returns for You, Dark Money Groups Say by Kim Barker, ProPublica It was mid-July and I had come to Hilltop Public Solutions because Jessie Bradley, a partner with the consulting firm, appeared to run two social-welfare nonprofits out of its Washington, D.C., office. ProPublica was preparing a story about how such groups – […]