'Social Welfare' Organizations Play Big Role In Presidential Politics
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/156381618/156416935" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Alex Brandon/AP
Why Does The Mortgage-Interest Tax Deduction Still Exist?
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/154344781/154408048" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Some superPAC donors are hiding from public scrutiny. iStockphoto.com hide caption

toggle caption iStockphoto.com
On The Million-Dollar Trail Of A Mystery SuperPAC Donor
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/151379832/151417916" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Charles Dharapak/AP
When Lobbyists Pay To Meet With Congressmen
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150984304/150959513" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Why Lobbyists Dodge Calls From Congressmen
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/150904641/150936427" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Invitations to fundraisers for members of Congress frequently mention which committees they serve on. Sunlight Foundation/Political Party Time hide caption

toggle caption Sunlight Foundation/Political Party Time
Listen to Podcast
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149712857/149720439" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

"I think most Americans would be shocked..." - Sen. Dick Durbin. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images
Senator By Day, Telemarketer By Night
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/149648666/149669057" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
A Former Lobbyist Tells All
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/145923803/146001006" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Jack Abramoff in 2004. He's the one on the right. Dennis Cook/AP hide caption

toggle caption Dennis Cook/AP
Jack Abramoff On Lobbying
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/144028899/144040237" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">