The American Israeli Public Action Committee has managed to work with Democrats and Republicans alike. Will that change now that Israel has tacked to the right?
Popular wisdom may be popular, but sometimes it's downright wrong. Five stories from The Conversation's 2018 politics coverage interrogate popular wisdom – and find it lacking.
More often than not, the group owes more money than it has available to spend at the end of the year.
Trump's former personal lawyer broke two laws that control political spending, both passed after major election scandals. President Roosevelt survived his campaign's misdeeds. Nixon did not.
Deactivating the tax provision known as the Johnson Amendment could increase the flow of dark money, reducing accountability in campaign finance.
Retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is the author of one of the most controversial and scorned rulings in modern Court history: Citizens United. Is that condemnation undeserved?
The NRA may fund political candidates but only with cash from U.S. donors. The group could face serious consequences if, as news reports allege, it broke laws and rules.
Embattled Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over allegations tied to political contributions from concealed sources.
Big business influences politicians in many ways. One little-recognized channel is the money companies and their foundations give the nonprofits politicians like.
The nation's biggest gun advocacy group operates as a bundle of distinct organizations. It's a fairly common arrangement, followed also by the likes of Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?
As the rest of the world watches the circus that has been the 2016 US presidential campaign, questions about how the elections and candidates are being financed continue to be raised.
Unlike similar democracies, Australia neither limits political donations nor campaign expenditure by political parties at the federal level.
Every time there's a scandal involving political finance, politicians from unaffected parties talk about the public’s outrage. But how much do people actually care?
The struggle for political equality has shaped Australian democracy. This is undermined by a fragmented political donations system that can be easily evaded.
Bringing you up to speed on the political hot potato that may have passed you by.
The Greens are set to play a significant role in the election campaign and the new parliament. They are looking for gains in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos has urged that political donations should be disclosed in 'continuous real time'.
Vast majorities of Americans espouse "socialist" views, which has helped propel Bernie Sanders in the polls. Yet our system of campaign finance makes it next to impossible for him to win.
The House Appropriations Committee wants to stop the SEC from requiring the disclosure of political contributions. Here's why that's a bad idea.