Three Democrats on the six-person Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted, in secret, to punish Fox News for its handling of a Republican primary debate. Though the vote did not pass, the contentiousness over a matter of such absurdity...Show More Summary
While the Federal Election Commission may be hopelessly gridlocked along partisan lines when it comes to campaign-finance regulation, another arm of the government is providing journalists and citizen watchdogs with an important new tool for understanding who is trying to influence the election and...
Fox News: “Democratic members of the Federal Election Commission, in a decision to be made public on Thursday, voted last month to punish Fox News over criteria changes for the network’s first Republican presidential primary debate – but were blocked … Continue reading ?
A nonpartisan campaign watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission demanding action against Donald Trump — who they say has violated federal law by asking foreign officials to donate to his presidential campaign. A Scottish member of parliament revealed that Trump’s...
The Federal Elections Commission is very clear on the fact that foreign nationals cannot legally donate to candidates in the United States. The reason is pretty simple—they don’t want U.S. elections to be influenced by outside money....Show More Summary
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Federal Election Commission filings suggest the Republican presidential candidate is a paper-tiger candidate without a real campaign. So let’s vote for the future we want.
Political analysts were gifted with a number of mysteries Monday after the release of Donald Trump’s Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure report. But perhaps the strangest was that Donald Trump had hired a fictional ad firm...Show More Summary
As you may have heard, the presidential campaign of Donnie Trump, alleged multibillionaire, is broke. Well, not quite broke. Papers filed with the Federal Election Commission showed the campaign at the end of May had less than $1.3 million on hand and had only raised $3.1 million for the month. Show More Summary
“I always knew those huge skyscrapers were overcompensating for something in his pants. I just never imagined it was his wallet.” "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert was mystified Monday when the Federal Election Commission announced how...Show More Summary
The Donald always makes sure to pay himself. Donald Trump repeatedly touts his campaign’s “tremendous cash flow” and net worth “in excess of $10 billion,” but the latest Federal Election Commission filings for the presumptive Republican nominee paints a vastly different picture than the one frequently espoused by campaign operatives. Show More Summary
From only $1.3 million cash in hand to an ad agency that sounds suspiciously Mad Men-esque. Donald Trump’s latest filing with the Federal Elections Commission on the financial state of his campaign was released this week—and it showed that the Trump Train is an even bigger disaster than anyone thought. Show More Summary
Announcement via email: Join Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub of the Federal Election Commission as she brings together some of the nation’s top scholars, public-interest professionals, and attorneys to discuss some of the hottest issues in campaign finance surrounding corporate political … Continue reading ?
Donald Trump's June Federal Election Commission campaign filing indicates that the Trump-for-president campaign is paying a lot of money to Donald Trump's businesses, a fact that seems to square with the general notion that Trump is a serial scam artist. Show More Summary
Last month, Donald Trump tweeted that his campaign had “perhaps more cash than any campaign in the history of politics.” New Federal Election Commission filings show that he was very, very wrong. At the end of May, Trump’s campaign had nearly $1.3 million in cash on hand, putting him significantly behind Hillary Clinton’s $42 million.…
Seriously. On Monday night, the Trump campaign filed its monthly Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure report for May. The headline was that his fundraising was anemic and he finished the month with just $1.3 million on hand, a pittance for a presidential nominee. But buried in Trump’s 1699-page report was something much weirder. Show More Summary
If you know how to read them, Federal Election Commission filings tell a story. Donald Trump’s most recent report, released Monday, tells a rather sad one — of a campaign that falls far below basic standards of professional competence. The most important number in the filing is $1,289,507.76. That’s...
On Monday night, Donald Trump’s campaign filed its May disclosure report with the Federal Election Commission. The Trump campaign has about $1.3 million in cash, the report revealed, compared with the Clinton campaigns’s $41 million....Show More Summary
Billionaire Mark Cuban says Donald Trump’s wealth is less than the real estate magnate claims. His comments arrive after a report was released on Tuesday by the Federal Election Commission. The report shows a dismal campaign-finance report from the presumptive Republican nominee. Show More Summary
Mark Cuban speculated Tuesday about the scope of Donald Trump's wealth, after the Federal Election Commission released a dismal campaign-finance report from the presumptive Republican nominee. " If @ realDonaldTrump were fractionally as rich as he says he is, he would write a $200 [million] check to propel his campaign," Cuban posted. Show More Summary
According to documents submitted to the Federal Election Commission, Mr. Trump paid at least $1.1 million to his businesses and family members in May for expenses.