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The Conservative Playbook for Keeping ‘Dark Money’ Dark

The Conservative Playbook for Keeping ‘Dark Money’ Dark
How do you stop states and cities from forcing more disclosure of so-called dark money in politics? Get the debate to focus on an “average Joe,” not a wealthy person. Find examples of “inconsequential donation amounts.” Point out that naming donors would be a threat to “innocents,” including their children, families and co-workers. And never call it dark money. “Private giving” sounds better.
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New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election

New IRS Rules on Dark Money Likely Won’t Be Ready Before 2016 Election
The Internal Revenue Service says it won't come out with new proposed rules for so-called dark money groups until late spring at the earliest, increasing the likelihood that no changes will take effect before the 2016 elections.
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