Will Missouri Lead the US in Revealing Dark Money Donors?

When her 18-year-old son Seth was planning to attend the Missouri Senate race debate in St. Louis earlier this month, Gail White invited her first-time voter and his uncle to discuss politics over a family dinner. They spoke of taxes and pre-existing conditions, of military spending and immigration. But by the end, Gail wondered if […]

Should Everyone Be Required to Be Organ Donors? We Asked, You Answered

Last week, we asked: Should everyone be required to be organ donors? You answered, and here are your thoughts, edited for clarity. Jonathan Williams The answer to this question hinges upon the profound question of whether individual freedom trumps the common good. There is little room for debate about whether organs are needed by many […]

Dark money secrets: NRA, Planned Parenthood & others can now conceal donors

Great news for the NRA and other non-profits looking to hide their influence on US democracy: Dark money political organizations will no longer have to disclose where their money is coming from, the Treasury Department announced. The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced Monday that politically active nonprofit groups like the NRA and […]

Michael Avenatti reportedly sought financial help from major Democratic donors to fight Trump

Spencer Platt/Getty Images Porn star Stormy Daniels’s attorney, Michael Avenatti, sought financial help from Democrats in his battle with President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Friday. The Times reported that the efforts did not lead to any financial help. Daniels has crowd funded more than $ 528,000 for her cause. Avenatti told The […]