political donations

Campaign Donations: The Donors You Know, and Those You Don't

Two years ago, nobody knew anything about Foster Friess, Sheldon Adelson or Frank VanDerSloot. Today, these deep-pocketed money men are household names. But while super PAC supermen are exciting, they're hardly the only folks giving to political campaigns, and you can find out about the less-known names too.

The Wealthy Donors Behind the Presidential Race

Super PACs have no limits on what they can raise from individuals, corporations or labor unions. Here is a look at wealthy individuals who have contributed at least $1 million to the major "super" political action committees.

News Corp.'s
$1 Million to the GOP: No Big Deal

It looks terrible when company that owns some of the nation's biggest news outlets drops a wad of cash in the lap of one political party. But when you get down to it, there's no reason News Corp.'s donation to the Republican Governors Association is any worse than what happens every day.

Legal Briefing: Blagojevich Lied But Not Corrupt

The jury found ex-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty of lying to the FBI but deadlocked on the 23 other charges. Because of one hold-out juror, Blagojevich goes free on charges including allegedly selling the President's Senate seat.

Target's Talks With Gay-Rights Group Break Down

Target's efforts to make nice with the gay community fizzled after it rejected proposals to donate money to gay-rights groups to offset an earlier donation helping the election of a conservative, anti-gay Minnesota gubernatorial candidate.