New sanctions that will freeze the U.S. assets of 271 Syrians are being put into place. The sanctions’ targets allegedly had a role in a deadly chemical weapons attack that took place earlier this month – but some say the sanctions are being used to pressure the Syrian government.
Debate over transparent and non-transparent contributors obscures funds that wind up in politics. Will new guidelines change anything?
WASHINGTON — In recent weeks, broad-based opposition has strengthened to a landmark, if overdue, proposal from the Obama administration to limit avenues for anonymous political funding. In late November, the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed new guidelines to redefine a category of tax-exempt groups that, in recent