Nonprofit Groups and Partisan Politics

CQ Researcher

Is tighter regulation needed?

Critics contend nonprofits, which pay no income taxes, inappropriately or illegally influence voters in local, state and federal contests on behalf of wealthy corporate, labor union and individual donors. Many of the nonprofits

Guide to Congress

Chapter 32: Campaign Financing

Campaign financing The principle “one citizen, one vote” is a core tenet of U.S. democracy, but political observers and activists continually debate how to ensure that wealth does not increase the political influence of some individuals or organizations

National Journal Freshman Profiles



Iowa Senate: Joni Ernst (R)

Republican Joni Ernst, a state senator and lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard who highlighted her family’s roots in farming—most memorably in an ad where she mentioned her experience castrating

U.S., Japan Forge Equivalency Pact To Ease Trade of Organic Products

Bloomberg BNA International Trade Daily

Farmers and producers of certified organic products in the U.S. and Japan will be able to sell their products as organic in either country under an agreement announced Sept. 26 by U.S. and Japanese officials.

The agreement, which was