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Women charged in UN bribery case were donors to Rep. Calvert

Two women arrested Tuesday morning and charged in federal court with laundering money from Chinese businessmen each tried to give a California GOP lawmaker the maximum contributions allowed by law last year, Federal Election Commission records show. Jason Gagnon, communications director for Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), whose campaign and leadership PAC received the checks, said…

“Experts: John Kasich political ads chart new territory”

Fredreka Schouten for USA Today: Most election lawyers say Federal Election Commission rules banning coordination between candidates and outside groups apply narrowly to paid advertising. Coordinating with outside groups on ads before a candidate formally announces is the latest example of the ways the 2016 … Continue reading ?

Inside Bernie Sanders' Scrappy but Powerful Digital Fundraising Team

The Federal Election Commission requires those running for office to report how much their campaigns have raised each quarter, and the last-minute fundraising appeals that ensue often reach a dramatic pitch as politicians seek to raise a figure that proves they have staying power.

Major Broadcast News Networks Ignore Poll Showing 78 Percent Of Americans Want Citizens United Overturned

A recent Bloomberg poll showing 78 percent of Americans in favor of overturning the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling received no coverage on national nightly news programs for ABC, CBS, NBC or PBS, nor Sunday morning political talk shows on ABC, FOX, or NBC. Show More Summary

Center for Public Integrity sues FEC for security study

For the second time in three months, the Center for Public Integrity has filed a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for refusing to release documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act. In July, Center...Show More Summary

“Delusions about Dysfunction at the FEC”

CCP: The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit dedicated to defending political free speech and assembly, released a new issue brief today addressing allegations that the Federal Election Commission is “dysfunctional” and does not work as intended … Continue reading ?

“Supreme Court Asked to Strike Contractor Contribution Ban”

Bloomberg BNA: Challengers seeking to eliminate a decades-old federal ban on campaign contributions from government contractors have filed a petition seeking Supreme Court review of the case (Wagner v. Federal Election Commission, U.S., Docket No. Unavail., cert petition filed10/2/15). The … Continue reading ?

Citizens United's Legal Roots Lie in the Jim Crow Supreme Court

As John Roberts begins his second decade as the chief justice, a number of Supreme Court rulings during his tenure are once more in the news, perhaps none more so than Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission. The 5-4 decision, which applied First Amendment guarantees of fre

Martin O’Malley Urges Public Financing of Congressional Campaigns

Martin O'Malley called Thursday for public financing of congressional campaigns and strengthening the federal elections commission to help fight abuses.

A "loophole" that lets candidates — like Carly Fiorina — get away with "coordinating" with Super Pacs.

The NYT seems to be sounding an alert over something completely bland and banal:The Federal Election Commission forbids direct coordination between campaigns and super PACs, lest candidates effectively rely almost entirely on the huge, unlimited donations of a small number of billionaires. Show More Summary

Joe Biden Eligible for October Debate — if He Declares

CNN, the network that is hosting the debate on Oct. 13 in Las Vegas, said Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. would have until the next day to file a statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission.

Bernie Sanders Has Nearly 1 Million Grassroots Campaign Contributions

In an email blast sent out to his enthusiastic supporters this week, Bernie Sanders announced that next Wednesday brings the Federal Election Commission fundraising deadline — and his campaign is poised to pass the million individual contributions mark before it hits.

California Clamps Down on Secretive Political Donations

Even as the Federal Election Commission remains paralyzed when it comes to addressing the rising tide of dark money flowing into elections, California regulators took another step last week to crack down on secretive money in state elections. Show More Summary

Democrat House Campaign Incorrectly Claimed CNN Executive Donated Money

Democrat Rep. Juan Vargas’s campaign incorrectly claimed a top CNN executive had given it a $1,000 contribution. The campaign now admits its error and has filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to correct the mistake. According...Show More Summary

“FEC to Vote on Super PAC Advisory Opinion”

Ken Doyle for Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission has signaled that it will vote in the coming weeks on a potentially major advisory opinion request seeking to clarify legal limits on super political action committees (super PACs) and other … Continue reading ?

Democrats Seek to Expand Use of ‘Super PACs’

3 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

A request filed with the Federal Election Commission asks to employ tactics Republican presidential candidates have pioneered, and could force a ruling on their legality.

News: FEC Implements One-Year Break Between All Presidential Terms As Reprieve For Weary Nation

4 weeks agoHumor : The Onion

WASHINGTON—In an effort to address the frustration, fatigue, and utter despair felt by voters, the Federal Election Commission issued a directive Friday that mandates a break of one full year between each presidential term as a respite for the weary American people. Show More Summary

Former fugitive John McAfee filed paperwork to run for president — here’s a look at his extraordinary life

John McAfee built one of the largest antivirus companies and has since become a bit of a legend. On Tuesday, he filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president. Here's a look inside the life of an eccentric millionaire.  Produced by Jacqui Frank. Show More Summary

Software Pioneer John McAfee Reportedly Running for President

last monthTechnology : The Goods

The eccentric entrepreneur and former fugitive filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and said that he was founding a new political party.

Cybersecurity legend John McAfee is running for president

Antivirus software expert and former fugitive John McAfee has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to run for president, The Hill reports. McAfee filed the paperwork Tuesday. "I am founding a new party yet to be announced," McAfee said in the filing. Show More Summary

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