Peter Overby http://kccu.org en Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency http://kccu.org/post/democrats-make-new-bid-require-donor-transparency Senate Democrats have rolled out this year's model of the DISCLOSE Act. Or, if you want to be more formal: the Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act.<p>It's the third version of DISCLOSE since 2010. Broadly speaking, it would force donor disclosure on the big-money, 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations that are flourishing in post-<em>Citizens United</em> politics. Unlike almost all other players in an election campaign, 501(c)(4)s are not covered by the disclosure laws. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:05:00 +0000 Peter Overby 60335 at http://kccu.org Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers http://kccu.org/post/long-gop-primary-season-gives-democrats-time-fill-campaign-coffers Georgia Republicans picked their Senate nominee Tuesday night. Former corporate CEO David Perdue will face Democrat Michelle Nunn in the November general election.<p>Nunn, the daughter of a popular former senator, is among several Democratic female candidates who are showing strength as the party tries to preserve its Senate majority. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Peter Overby 60274 at http://kccu.org Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive http://kccu.org/post/year-irs-probe-partisan-motives-still-prove-elusive Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Now a fact check in the ongoing story about IRS treatment of conservative groups. For more than a year, two house committees have been investigating the IRS for stalling conservative groups that were seeking tax-exempt status. House Republicans have alleged the Obama administration orchestrated the delays. But as NPR's Peter Overby reports, the evidence collected over the past year fails to support that allegation.<p>PETER OVERBY, BYLINE: The chairman of House Oversight Committee is California Rep. Darrell Issa. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Peter Overby 59834 at http://kccu.org Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style http://kccu.org/post/interpreting-irs-emails-washington-style Here's the biggest recurring theme in the IRS controversy — the one about alleged targeting of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status.<p>Throughout the yearlong investigation, congressional Republicans and Democrats have not only highlighted their own evidence but also taken the same evidence and drawn diametrically opposed conclusions.<p>The latest example came Wednesday afternoon, at a subcommittee hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Officially, the subject was a separate IRS issue. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 23:25:00 +0000 Peter Overby 59479 at http://kccu.org Interpreting The IRS Emails, Washington-Style Interest Groups Come Down On Opposite Sides Of Export-Import Bank http://kccu.org/post/interest-groups-come-down-opposite-sides-export-import-bank Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>Let's follow up on a story we heard about yesterday with the Republican Party's primary season winding down, the party establishment and Tea Party conservatives are shifting the focus of their fight. This time it's over a federal agency that helps to finance American companies in foreign trade. The legal authority for the Export-Import Bank expires in September. Small government conservatives are going all out to abolish it. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:29:00 +0000 Peter Overby 58659 at http://kccu.org