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Rapid Rise in Super PACs Dominated by Single Donors

by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Jonathan Stray, special to ProPublica, April 20, 2015, 5:15 a.m. This story was co-published with the Daily Beast. The wealthiest Americans can fly on their own jets, live in gated compounds and watch movies in their own theaters. More of them also are walling off their political contributions from other […]

$1 Spent on Politics = $760 Gained from Federal Gov’t

by Terry Parris Jr ProPublica, Dec. 5, 2014, 1:24 p.m. $1 spent influencing politics = $760 received from the federal government. America’s most politically active corporations 2013 like Ford Motor Company, McDonald’s and Bank of America 2013 pumped $5.8 billion into federal lobbying and campaign contributions between 2007 and 2012. An analysis of 14 million […]