This week, as General Motors CEO Mary Barra goes in front of House and Senate panels investigating ignition switch problems in her company's vehicles, she'll be talking to many members whose campaigns have received contributions from the company she steers.

This week, as General Motors CEO Mary Barra goes in front of House and Senate panels investigating ignition switch problems in her company's vehicles, she'll be talking to many members whose campaigns have received contributions from the company she steers.

Rand Paul political adviser Doug Stafford -- the subject of previous OpenSecrets Blog posts on accusations that he helped an anti-union group run an off-the-books mass mailing operation to help selected state legislative candidates -- is now directing a ramped-up political infrastructure for the 2016 presidential hopeful.

Rand Paul political adviser Doug Stafford -- the subject of previous OpenSecrets Blog posts on accusations that he helped an anti-union group run an off-the-books mass mailing operation to help selected state legislative candidates -- is now directing a ramped-up political infrastructure for the 2016 presidential hopeful.

Lautenberg Dies After Three Decades in the Senate - http://therealconservative.net/2013/06/03/politics/u-s-politics/lautenberg-dies-after-three-decades-in-the-senate/

Lautenberg Dies After Three Decades in the Senate - http://therealconservative.net/2013/06/03/politics/u-s-politics/lautenberg-dies-after-three-decades-in-the-senate/

"Politiquizz: Outside Spenders and the IRS"   The first reader to send us the correct answer to this week's question wins a free OpenSecrets.org bumper sticker! Get ready...set...search on our site!

"Politiquizz: Outside Spenders and the IRS" The first reader to send us the correct answer to this week's question wins a free OpenSecrets.org bumper sticker! Get ready...set...search on our site!

Cut and Run: A List of John Boehner’s Epic and Pathetic House Republican Failures

Cut and Run: A List of John Boehner’s Epic and Pathetic House Republican Failures

Grow NC Strong, a small North Carolina-based super PAC with ties to a Republican Senate candidate reported two donations from LLC shell corporations today. What's the big deal? Russ Choma explains.

Grow NC Strong, a small North Carolina-based super PAC with ties to a Republican Senate candidate reported two donations from LLC shell corporations today. What's the big deal? Russ Choma explains.

Ron Paul Campaign Accused of Trying to Buy Iowa Endorsements: The Ron Paul presidential campaign may have been involved with negotiations to offer financial compensation to an Iowa state senator in exchange for his endorsement and support in the 2012 Iowa caucuses, according to emails obtained by OpenSecrets.org.

Ron Paul Campaign Accused of Trying to Buy Iowa Endorsements: The Ron Paul presidential campaign may have been involved with negotiations to offer financial compensation to an Iowa state senator in exchange for his endorsement and support in the 2012 Iowa caucuses, according to emails obtained by OpenSecrets.org.

A super PAC backed by real estate interests and a national Republican organization are ready to turn the New York Senate red.

A super PAC backed by real estate interests and a national Republican organization are ready to turn the New York Senate red.

Remember McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall $123,000 cap on donations to candidates, PACs, and parties? Fewer than one in a million Americans has given beyond that original limit since then - who are they?

Remember McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall $123,000 cap on donations to candidates, PACs, and parties? Fewer than one in a million Americans has given beyond that original limit since then - who are they?

A Senate report this week hammered Credit Suisse for its role in helping American clients hide about $12 billion in offshore assets in Swiss tax shelters, causing the bank's stock to drop precipitously. However, Credit Suisste's investors may not have much to worry about - the European banking giant has some on-shore friends in high places.

A Senate report this week hammered Credit Suisse for its role in helping American clients hide about $12 billion in offshore assets in Swiss tax shelters, causing the bank's stock to drop precipitously. However, Credit Suisste's investors may not have much to worry about - the European banking giant has some on-shore friends in high places.

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