Full story - July 29, 2016
Fund-raising at the DNC
Despite populist rhetoric, convention in Philly showcased how politicos, special interests schmooze.
Full story - July 16, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump applauds Saturday after introducing Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential running mate.
Even though Hillary Clinton has had more ads in Ohio than anywhere but Florida since the primaries ended, an average of recent polls give Clinton less than a 2-point lead in the state hosting this week's Republican National Convention.
Full story - July 14, 2016
South Sudan
Hundreds dead, thousands displaced in the past week, famine in the wings: Why is its government spending so much on high-powered US lobbyists?
Full story - June 16, 2016
Trump in Atlanta
When it comes to raising money, Donald Trump is morphing into the very kind of bootlicking presidential candidate he’s insisted — over and again — that he wasn’t, isn’t and wouldn’t become.
Full story - May 13, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump
A new video from a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC has gotten a lot of free air time — and includes none of the usual political ad disclosures because the PAC campaigns its a web video, not an ad.
Full story - April 27, 2016
Republican US presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump speaks to supporters during Trump's five state primary night rally held at the Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, Tuesday night.
Despite the number of candidates involved, nearly 20 percent of the ads in the GOP primary have been negative ads targeting Donald Trump.
Full story - April 19, 2016
US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
Sometimes, money isn't everything. Bernie Sanders needed an upset victory in New York City, and he was willing to spend his way to try to get it.
Full story - April 12, 2016
Trump supporter
Although Donald Trump has disavowed such political groups, an organization is seeking funds to back him.
Full story - March 24, 2016
Clinton Sanders edit
Reforming the system requires more than presidential action.
Full story - March 02, 2016
A bumper sticker is passed out before U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at a campaign event in Pahrump, Nevada.
That database survives after the failure of his candidacy — and is potential post-campaign money machine.