FEC: Tea Party May Not Shield Donors

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Bitcoins have gone from an Internet oddity to much more. The FEC is now considering allowing the virtual currency to fund some political campaigns. Rick Bowmer/AP hide caption

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What A Bitcoin Political Debut Could Mean For Transparency

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Contractors Lobby For Alternatives To Military Cuts

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Outside Money Plays Big Role In Va. Race For Governor

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A composite image shows part of the NPR/Center for Responsive Politics reporting team's whiteboard at NPR headquarters that was used to map out how Wellspring connects to other social welfare groups. (Click the enlarge button to see a full-size image.) John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Secret Persuasion: How Big Campaign Donors Stay Anonymous

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The Au Sable River in Michigan is a popular place for fly fishermen and the heart of a debate unexpectedly influenced by largely invisible social welfare organizations. Christine Arrasmith/NPR hide caption

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From Social Welfare Groups, A River Of Political Influence

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Outside Political Money Floods Virginia Races

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The Olmsted Locks and Dam project is under construction on the Ohio River between Illinois and Kentucky. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hide caption

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Money For Dam Project In Shutdown Deal Riles Conservatives

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Why A Medical Device Tax Became Part Of The Fiscal Fight

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Nothing Raises Cash Like A Crisis

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IRS Hearings Highlight Ambiguity Of Nonprofits In Politics

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IRS Official's Silence Riles House Committee Members

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Battle Lines Harden In Debate Over Blame For IRS Controversy

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