Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal
by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott
ProPublica May 22, 2013
http://www.propublica.org/article/six-facts-lost-in-irs-scandal

 

 

In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture – and big donors — have fallen through the cracks.

Consider this our Top 6 list of need-to-know facts on social welfare nonprofits, also known as dark money groups because they don’t have to disclose their donors. The groups poured more than $256 million into the 2012 federal elections.