Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) submitted a comment to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) asking it to reject betting company KalshiEX, LLC’s proposal to allow events contracts based on the result of US elections.
A new TTP report explores how Big Tech trade groups like NetChoice have been fighting to stop children’s online safety bills in multiple states—even as their member companies like Google, Amazon, and TikTok talk up their support for child safety.
This week, Campaign for Accountability filed an IRS complaint against seven tax-exempt organizations linked to Leonard Leo that appear to have funneled large amounts of money to the lawyer via multiple payments to his for-profit businesses.
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the IRS and FEC requesting the agencies investigate White Coat Waste Project, Inc. and White Coat Waste PAC for flagrant violations of the strict prohibition on 501(c)(3) organizations engaging in political campaign activities, and for soliciting contributions for a PAC from outside the PAC’s restricted class.
Today, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with the IRS today calling on the agency to investigate possible tax code violations by the non-profit Renew American Prosperity (RAP) for insider dealing with an affiliated for-profit company, the public relations firm Tigercomm, LLC.
A recent Washington Post report by Elahe Izadi details how Virginia-based public relations firm Tigercomm started a fake investigative news site to drum up negative stories on behalf of its corporate clients. This site, called the Checks & Balances Project (CBP), has spent months investigating Virginia non-profits, businesses and political leaders, and not disclosing that it is likely a paid effort.
CfA Files Ethics Complaints Against 14 Members of Congress Alleging Bribery by the Payday Lending Industry
On May 3, 2018, CfA asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether two senators and 12 representatives violated congressional rules and criminal law by accepting campaign contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry’s priorities.
"Similarly, Google doesn’t have to ask the researchers whom it funds to write about public policy to turn in favourable articles. But it has funded, directly or indirectly, 329 such papers since 2005, according to the US-based Campaign for Accountability. More than a quarter of those funded directly by Google didn’t disclose the source of their money, according to the report."
Slaughter, Duncan Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Bring Transparency to Political Intelligence Industry
Representatives Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) and John J. Duncan (R-TN) introduced the bipartisan Political Intelligence Transparency Act. Campaign for Accountability supports this legislation.