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Private Prisons: Bastions of Secrecy

February 28, 2014

Our research shows that while private prisons rake in millions of taxpayer dollars they are exempt from taxpayer scrutiny.

Best Supporting Industry: The MPAA's Influence Operation

February 27, 2014

We detail how the movie industry's main trade association, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), is making big changes to its influence operation in hopes of regaining clout in Washington.

Dark Money Debate: Responses to Arguments Against Reforming IRS Treatment of 501(c) Groups

January 22, 2014

The Dark Money Debate: Responses to Arguments Against Reforming IRS Treatment of 501(c) Groups, responds to arguments against proposed reforms that would rein in abuses of tax-exempt organizations for political purposes. Four years after the Supreme Court's disastrous Citizens United decision opened the floodgates allowing dark money groups to influence elections, there is a concerted effort to keep this system in place and even extend First Amendment constitutional protections to prevent regulation of groups organized under section 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) of the tax code. CREW's paper directly addresses these fallacious assertions.

Natural Cash - How the Fracking Industry Fuels Congress

November 20, 2013

The fracking boom isn't just good for the industry, but also for congressional candidates in fracking districts. Our analysis of federal campaign data found contributions from the industry to House and Senate candidates from districts and states home to fracking activity rose by 231 percent between the 2004 and 2012 election cycles

CREW's Most Corrupt Members of Congress 2013

September 13, 2013

CREW's ninth report on congressional corruption names and shames 17 members of Congress. Most of those on the list violated the law and all flagrantly ignored the rules. Since 2005, CREW has named 88 members of Congress to the list, 45 of whom are no longer in office.

The Worst Governors in America

July 17, 2013

After examining all 50 executives, CREW names the 18 governors who have turned their states into a political circus.