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 are organized as “social welfare organizations,” which under federal tax law can funnel unlimited sums into

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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 far beyond the impact of the average person or give unfair advantage to

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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 hogs—will be her state’s first female senator after defeating four-term Rep. Bruce Braley to succeed retiring Democratic

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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 announced in Baltimore at the Natural Products Expo East and will

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