News: Dark Money

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.
During First Year, Pruitt Met With 39 Donors Who Gave $286K to OK Campaigns and PACs
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has met during the last year with more than three dozen organizations that donated to his past campaigns and political committees, according to a MapLight analysis.
Google ‘Preferred Partnerships,’ Embeds and ‘Ideation Sessions’ Move Digital Ad Industry Deeper into Political Turf
Last March, the American Action Network, a dark money organization associated with House Speaker Paul Ryan, announced it had entered into a “preferred partnership” with Google.
GOP Law Enforcement Chiefs Invited Donors To Help Set Policy Via Secret Bulletin Board
An association of top Republican law enforcement officials has created a secret online bulletin board called the "Briefing Room" that's allowing big donors to help shape legal policy, according to records reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept.