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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) union workers with SEIU Local 1021 picket in front of the Lake Merritt station on July 2, 2013 in Oakland, California.

Democratic Dark (Money) Horse: Patriot Majority Raised $23 Million

Patriot Majority USA, a politically active nonprofit that helps elect Democrats, raised and spent about $23 million last year, according to Internal Revenue Service tax documents the group made available today. That’s about eight times its 2011 figure and enough...

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

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David Koch, executive vice president of chemical technology for Koch Industries Inc.

Two Republican Dark Money Groups Spent $311 Million Last Year

Updated at 12:55 pm EST The two largest Republican-aligned nonprofits, Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategy and Americans for Prosperity, spent $311 million last year as they worked to defeat President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats. The figures — $189 million for...

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A Chinese immigrant is fingerprinted during her "biometrics" appointment to receive a green card at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

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A Chinese immigrant is fingerprinted during her "biometrics" appointment to receive a green card at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.

Crossroads GPS, $100,000 on Immigration: Bill Needs ‘Makeover’

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, the nonprofit founded with the help of Republican strategist Karl Rove, is spending $100,000 on print ads to get its points across while the Senate debates immigration legislation. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, chairman of the...

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

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Ken Koeppe wears tea bags on his hat during an Americans For Prosperity rally.

Rove and ‘Fake Conservatives:’ ‘Go Away,’ Bozell Says

A new Karl Rove plan to spend money in Republican primary races has stoked anger among Republicans who think the party needs to track right rather than to the center, Bloomberg News reports. “Their idea of the most electable presidential...

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A billboard on Interstate 94 east of downtown St. Paul, Minn. makes an appeal to soldiers and military veterans to support a proposed voter ID amendment on the ballot in Minnesota.

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A billboard on Interstate 94 east of downtown St. Paul, Minn. makes an appeal to soldiers and military veterans to support a proposed voter ID amendment on the ballot in Minnesota.

Citizens United Foes, Civil Rights Pros: Common Ground on Voter ID

Advocates trying to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision or otherwise enact new limits on campaign spending are finding a common cause with civil rights groups fighting Republican efforts to enact voter-identification laws. They say the issues are related....

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Fox News commentator Karl Rove during a Republican Party election night gathering  in Denver on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Fox News commentator Karl Rove during a Republican Party election night gathering in Denver on Nov. 6, 2012.

Crossroads No Non-Profit, IRS Told

Two groups that favor stronger campaign finance laws renewed their complaints against Crossroads GPS, founded with the help of Karl Rove, as they asked the Internal Revenue Service to deny nonprofit status to the organization that spent $71 million to...

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in Washington.

IRS: Nonprofit Regulation no Priority

Coming off an election season in which groups that keep their donors hidden spent more than $300 million on political activity, the Internal Revenue Service has left the question of nonprofit regulation off its initial Priority Guidance Plan. This is...

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GOP strategist and American Crossroads backer Karl Rove. Photograph by Northwest Florida Daily/AP Photo

GOP strategist and American Crossroads backer Karl Rove. Photograph by Northwest Florida Daily/AP Photo

Down to the Crossroads: $5 Million — Final Wager in Six-for-22 Series

American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS dumped more than $5 million into ads attacking President Barack Obama in the three days before the election. The two groups tied to Karl Rove reported the last-gasp spending to the Federal Election Commission today...

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Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, in San Francisco in this file photo.

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Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, in San Francisco in this file photo.

Rove Piling-On Continues As He Rings Donors Today

If Election Day was bad for Karl Rove, the days after may be even worse. News organizations, including Bloomberg, have labeled Rove one of the biggest losers of the 2012 elections. He bragged about raising more than $300 million for...

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