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State secret: Cost of presidential political visits remain elusive

Campaigns and political parties are supposed to reimburse the government for political use of Air Force One – at an estimated cost of more than $140,000 an hour -- but local government can be stuck with the bill. ... Read more»

Do nonprofits' names imply political activity?

Trevor Potter — a Republican lawyer and president of the Campaign Legal Center, which advocates for stronger campaign finance regulations — says that the Internal Revenue Service is right to be on the lookout for organizations with a “significant amount of political activity.”... Read more»

FCC’s plan for fixing its political ads transparency site? It won’t say

When the FCC passed a rule earlier this year to require TV stations to post political ad buying information online, public interest groups welcomed the policy as a means to get an unprecedented look at how billions of campaign dollars flow around the country.... Read more»