How to 'Follow the Money' When It Comes to Political Campaigns

How to 'Follow the Money' When It Comes to Political Campaigns

Fun with FEC filings, campaign expenditures and super PACs.

Why Am I Seeing This? Interesting Facebook Ads From Our Political Ad Collector

We’re highlighting examples from our Facebook political ad collection that are interesting because of how they’re targeted, what they say or how they can help explain how Facebook’s advertising system works — and how it can be gamed.

ProPublica’s User’s Guide to Democracy: Political Advertising

It’s hard to track, hard to regulate, but essential to understand.

ProPublica: 4 Questions to Ask When Comparing Midterm Candidates

Think about it this way: The campaigns themselves are constantly watching certain signals — polls, fundraising, public opinion — to understand what’s going on in their races.

Nuclear Safety Board Slams Energy Department Plan to Weaken Oversight

The Trump administration defended an order that could be used to withhold information about nuclear facilities from a federal board, but its leader says the action is not consistent with the U.S. Atomic Energy Act.

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