Sarah Kleiner

A gold coin with the letter B stamped amidst green and red wires.

By the numbers: A 2018 money-in-politics index


The Center for Public Integrity’s reporters crunched a lot of numbers during 2018 — a year that distinguished itself for record election spending and extreme political turbulence.

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Embattled veterans nonprofits face new complaint with IRS

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Race relations in Yazoo City, Mississippi: A brief history

Development & Education
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Failing and forgotten: Black students languish as a Mississippi town reckons with its painful past

Development & Education
An empty speaker's lectern is seen in the rain outside the US Capitol in Washington, October 10, 2013.

Super PACs are spending big on the 2018 primary election season

Brian Endlein (C), of the US Army Reserve 78th Army Band, leads the band in marching during the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2017.

US senator, 4 congressional candidates say they’ll reject embattled veterans PAC’s cash

Global Politics

Put Vets First! PAC and sister charities spend most of their money on telemarketing, leader’s salary

US Army Reserve color guard soldiers carry the colors on Fifth Avenue during the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade in New York, Nov. 11, 2017.

New York officials join the investigation into a veterans ‘charity’ that spends all that it raises on itself


New disclosures show embattled group’s leader continues to draw a large salary.

Tom Steyer speaks during the "People's State of the Union" event one day ahead of President Trump's State of The Union Speech to Congress, in Manhattan, New York, Jan. 29, 2018. Darren Ornitz/Reuters

Tom Steyer: Billionaire political megadonor for the people?

Global Politics

The liberal financier says substance and style differentiate him from Koch brothers.

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High-profile charities distancing themselves from telemarketer following federal allegations


InfoCision agreed to pay $250,000 in January to settle complaint of “false and misleading” tactics.

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Telemarketer for conservative causes pays $250,000 fine


Pro-Trump groups, the Ben Carson presidential campaign and others have been among InfoCision’s clients.