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“FEC Ruling Allows Foreign Volunteers To Provide PAC With Intellectual Property”

Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission voted 4-2 to approve a controversial, long-pending advisory opinion allowing a political action committee to receive intellectual property produced by foreign volunteers. The vote at an FEC open meeting March 19 fell mainly along … Continue reading ?

Aaron Schock's red walls were a red flag

It takes a lot to catch the not-so-watchful eye of the Capitol ethics police. Members of Congress monitor their own ethics, which works about as well as you might expect. The Federal Election Commission regulates campaign finance, but it's as gridlocked as Congress, which seems to suit both...

Rand Paul has not filed paperwork to run for US president

last weekNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) said on Thursday that Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has not filed official paperwork to become a candidate for U.S. president in 2016. The FEC’s comments came after the CNBC cable network reported that Paul had filed such documents....

“FEC Deadlocked on Probe of Reporting by Pro-Clinton Super PAC”

Bloomberg BNA: Democrats and Republicans on the Federal Election Commission deadlocked on a vote to decide whether to investigate possible reporting violations by a super political action committee supporting Hillary Clinton, according to documents released by the FEC March 13. … Continue reading ?

Washington Monthly Writer: If Hillary’s Elected President, She Should Nominate Obama For the Supreme Court

Veteran journalist Steven Waldman, a former Washington correspondent for Newsweek and a senior adviser to the Federal Communications Commission for two years during Obama’s first term, argues that an Obama nomination would be “good for [Hillary], and very good for progressives. Show More Summary

Ben Carson Files For Presidential Bid

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Tea Party darling Ben Carson has filed the Federal Elections Commission paperwork to formally announce his "potential" presidential candidacy. Here's the first money beg: I’ve decided to explore a potential run for the office of President...Show More Summary

More Money, More Problems: Open Mic at the Federal Election Commission

Last week, I spent an hour at a witness table next to Shaun McCutcheon, the lead plaintiff in the eponymous Supreme Court case that dissenting Justice Stephen Breyer wrote "eviscerate[d] our campaign finance laws." Along with Mr. McCutcheon's...Show More Summary

FEC Touting Plan to Regulate Blogs

CNS News: The Federal Election Commission is holding a hearing today to receive public feedback on whether it should create new rules regulating political speech, including political speech on the Internet that one commissioner warned could affect blogs, YouTube videos and even websites like the Drudge Report. Show More Summary

Open Mic Disaster

Woe, to be the Federal Election Commission in the age of the Koch brothers. The agency charged with safeguarding the integrity of American democracy has, in recent years, been hit again and again by other branches of the federal government further flooding the political system with money from a small coterie of ultrawealthy donors. Show More Summary

Here We Go… Feds Explore Regulating Blogs and Websites

Liberals on the Federal Election Commission are discussing new rules to regulate websites and blogs. The new regulations would require websites to disclose their political donors. The Washington Examiner reported: Claiming that thousands of public comments condemning “dark money” in … Continue reading ?

Lawmaker Took Illegal Foreign Campaign Cash

A Federal Election Commission audit has found that former Rep. Quico Canseco (R-TX) “accepted $100,000 for his 2010 House bid from a family-owned business in Mexico, violating bans on foreign contributions,” the Houston Chronicle reports. The post Lawmaker Took Illegal Foreign Campaign Cash appeared first on Political Wire.

Unhappy anniversary, Citizens United

Wednesday was the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, and in case the justices weren’t aware of the fact, some Code Pink-style protesters reminded them.

Will the Roberts Court Strike Down Another Campaign-Finance Law?

2 months agoNews : News Desk

If you’re like me, you haven’t decided how you’re going to mark this week’s fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court case that brought you the super PAC. The Court itself will honor the occasion by hearing another campaign-finance case, this one concerning judicial elections. Show More Summary

The Supreme Court's Citizens United decision continues to echo

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission turns 5 this month, but the damage from the Supreme Court's revolutionary ruling on campaign finance is just beginning to be felt.

Why Participation at the Federal Election Commission Matters, Despite the Agency's Dysfunction

We are sometimes asked why the Campaign Legal Center even bothers dealing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) anymore -- except to sue it for undermining the letter and the spirit of the laws passed by Congress (back when Congress passed campaign finance laws). Show More Summary

Sony to refund some customers after misleading PS Vita ads

According to the Federal Trade Commission, Sony deceived consumers by falsely advertising the PlayStation Vita's "game-changing" features when the console launched in the US. And, perhaps in an effort to stay out of court, the electronics company has...

FEC’s Coordination Definition Is a Big Hot Mess

Members of Congress and donors in cahoots to deceive not only the American voting public but the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) as well? Shocking, I know. According to a CNN report, a number of congressional campaigns may have used...Show More Summary

Federal seat entitlements: WA up one, NSW down one

Wherein the Australian Electoral Commission formally confirms that Western Australia will gain a sixteenth seat at the next federal election, with one of the 48 seats in New South Wales for the chop.

‘We will only get louder’: Dozens of communities vote to boot big money from politics

5 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Citizens in dozens of communities voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday for their legislators to pass a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which opened the door for the super-rich and corporations to trample democracy. As...

FEC Chairman: DEM FEC Proposal Would Regulate Public Figures

The Federal Election Commission Chairman, Lee Goodman, told Sirius-XM Patriot Channel’s David Webb recently that not only would every free political website posting be government regulated under fellow commissioner Amanda Ravel’s proposal, but public figures who give their opinions would also fall under the FEC’s purview. Show More Summary

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