News: Dark Money

Tax Return Shows Mercer Family Fueled Climate Skeptics Last Year With More Than $4 Million
A controversial family credited with helping Donald Trump win the White House spent $4.4 million last year to finance climate change deniers, according to its foundation’s latest tax return.
Almost Two Years After Pruitt Nomination, Tax Return Reveals Extent of Dark Money Support
More than four months after Scott Pruitt resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency in disgrace, the public is finally receiving details about the special interest money spent to confirm him as the agency’s administrator.
Dark Money Group Leading Kavanaugh Confirmation Not Authorized To Operate In D.C.
The secretive dark money organization leading the campaign to confirm President Donald Trump’s latest Supreme Court pick hasn’t been authorized to operate in Washington, D.C., for much of the past year.
IRS Announces Policy Shift Allowing Dark Money Nonprofits to Go Almost Pitch-Black
The Treasury Department announced late Monday that it will stop requiring 501(c)(4) and (c)(6) nonprofit organizations to provide the names of their donors to the Internal Revenue Service.
Four Things to Know About the Next Supreme Court Fight
The public may never know whose money helped secure Gorsuch’s confirmation -- or whose money will ensure a lifetime appointment to the next Trump nominee.
Tobacco Money Fuels Controversial Pro-Trump Policy Group
The country’s second-biggest tobacco company has been a top funder of the controversial “dark money” organization created to promote President Donald Trump’s legislative agenda,
Southern Co. Joins Dow, CVS in Cutting Off Support for Pro-Trump Dark Money Organization
Three major corporate donors to a pro-Trump nonprofit whose officials have expressed racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic sentiments announced this weekend they would stop giving money to the dark money organization.
Southern Co., CVS, Dow Chemical Funding Trump Dark Money Group Tied to Racist, Anti-Semitic Views
Three Fortune 500 companies have donated at least $1.6 million to a controversial pro-Trump “dark money” organization that’s been criticized for racist, sexist, homophobic, and anti-Muslim sentiments expressed by its staff.
Trump Judicial Adviser Linked To $1 Million Anonymous Inaugural Donation
A conservative lawyer who advises President Donald Trump on judicial nominations appears to be linked to an anonymous limited liability company that donated $1 million to the Trump inaugural committee, according to campaign finance records.
Koch Flagship Dark Money Organization Received $48.7 Million Gift During Election Year
A single donation accounted for more than three-quarters of the $63.7 million donated to the Koch brothers’ flagship political organization in 2016, according to tax records obtained by MapLight.