How Dark Money Groups Keep Their Donors Hidden

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The New Republic—Should nonprofit groups that buy ads supporting or attacking political candidates be required to disclose their donors? The answer would seem obvious. But in the post–Citizens United landscape—where politics are awash in funds from unknown sources, in unlimited amounts—it was entirely possible that when the Supreme Court got the chance to weigh in on that question, it might side with the defenders of dark money. Last month, though, the court made the decision to let stand a lower-court ruling...

Nancy Pelosi damns dark money after dark money groups help make her speaker. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has climbed her way back into the majority and the speaker’s office. Now she wants to pull the money ladder up behind her. Pelosi pledged that the next Congress would “reduce the role of dark special interest money.”