New IRS Rules on Dark Money Won't Be Ready By 2016
The IRS faces a number of hurdles before its new regulations for social welfare non-profits can be finalized, including potential opposition from Congress.
Secret Donors Are Behind Some of the Super PACs
Super PACs are required to identify their contributors, but some of them are funded entirely or mostly by social welfare non-profits that don’t have to do so. That leaves voters in the dark about where money is really coming from.
How Dark Money Got a Mining Company Everything It Wanted
An accidentally released court filing reveals how one company secretly gave money to a non-profit that helped get favorable mining legislation passed.
The Best Investigative Reporting on Campaign Finance
From dark money to a mysterious super PAC donor, here are a few of the best investigations of money in politics since the last elections.
Why Is the IRS Delaying New Rules for Dark Money Groups?
The agency has pushed back indefinitely a hearing on new regulations for social welfare non-profits that spend money on politics.
What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has failed to set up a body that would make recommendations on how to deal with rising seas.
Why Is the U.S. Arming Those in Syria It Legally Defines as Terrorists
The designation could also make it harder for Syrian refugees to come to the U.S., even if they haven’t actually taken up arms against the regime.
The Dangers of Fracking: New Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic
A Q&A with Brian Fontenot, whose research gives the latest indication that fracking may be tied to arsenic contamination.
Here Come the Hurricanes: The 9 Best Stories on Their Aftereffects
We’ve rounded up some of the best reporting on hurricanes and what happens after they’re over—from inept planning to police abuses to waste and misspending during the recovery.
Why Is the Government Spending So Much to Subsidize Coastal Rebuilding?
In Ocean City, New Jersey, alone, Washington has dropped more than $40 million to restore beaches that will never be safe from the storms.
As Need for New Flood Maps Rises, Congress and Obama Cut Funding
FEMA maps that dictate insurance premiums for millions of Americans are dangerously outdated. Can we get them ready before another Katrina or Sandy?