Money, Money Everywhere: $185 Mil. to Over 1,000 Nonprofits After Citizens United Decision

This is the logo used by Progress Kentucky, a SuperPAC formed in December 2012 to oppose the re-election of Sen. Mitch McConnell. photo: Jarrett Horvath

Top U.S. corporations funneled $185 million to political nonprofits Company filings shine light on dark money by Michael Beckel for Public Integrity The U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling in 2010 did not, as some warned, […]

Dark Money: IRS Announces Guidelines For Political Spending

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The IRS Moves to Limit Dark Money – But Enforcement Still a Question By Kim Barker for ProPublica  The IRS and Treasury Department announced proposed guidelines clarifying the definition of political activities for social welfare nonprofits Tuesday afternoon, a move […]

Does Twitter Challenge China’s “Harmonious Society?”

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How to Get Censored on China’s Twitter by ProPublica The word “tank.” Photos and names of Chinese dissidents. Images of rubber ducks. Any mention of Tibetan protests or Bo Xilai, the disgraced senior member of China’s Communist Party. […]

When a Bomb Strikes in Syria: Reporter Films on the Ground Experience

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FRONTLINE | The Bombing of al-Bara | PBS by PBS [Warning: Graphic violence] On Oct. 28, 2012, while FRONTLINE’s Olly Lambert was filming an interview with a Syrian rebel leader in the village of al-Bara, a regime airstrike […]

15 Years of Freedom of Information Act Requests & Exemptions


Freedom of Information Act: Requests and denials climb, backlog slows by Wendell Cochran for Investigative Reporting Workshop The federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides that government agency records are open to the public. Access can provide insight into […]

Top Secret Documents Leaked Reveal Massive Surveillance of Americans


“A Massive Surveillance State”: Glenn Greenwald Exposes Covert NSA Program Collecting Calls, Emails Shared from Common Dreams, Published on Friday, June 7, 2013 by Democracy Now! The National Security Agency has obtained access to the central servers of nine […]