Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Making a mockery of the law ...

IRS gives nonprofit status to Rove’s controversial dark money group | OpenSecrets Blog

More than any other group claiming to be a social welfare nonprofit, Crossroads has become a symbol of the current malleability of campaign finance rules. Run by some of the most seasoned political operatives in the country, it has almost no grassroots support — financially or in terms of volunteers—and is represented by some of the finest campaign finance lawyers in the country.
The brainchild of Republican strategist Karl Rove, Crossroads was established in June 2010, only months after the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which freed 501(c)(4) organizations like GPS to engage in more direct politicking than before.

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