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FEC: candidates can be filmed, not paid, for reality TV

A Congressional candidate running as a Republican in New York City was approached about being filmed for an Esquire reality series, and asked the Federal Election Commission if he and his staff could appear and be paid for their appearances. The answer, in short, was yes and no, respectively. Nick Di Iorio’s campaign manager made […]

The FEC Embraces Fascism – Implements Conservative Book Banning

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton NoisyRoom.net Who says fascism is out of style? Evidently the FEC is making it chic again. The Chairman of the Federal Election Commission berated Democratic colleagues who imposed rules on the publisher of Rep. Show More Summary

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION wants to regulate conservative books. Fat advances to Dems like Hillary…

FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION wants to regulate conservative books. Fat advances to Dems like Hillary? That’s just business.

Hillary Clinton would consider backing bid to limit money in politics

(CNN) - When Hillary Clinton ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, she raised and spent more than $250 million to eventually lose to Barack Obama, according to the Federal Election Commission. That was then. On Monday, Clinton – who is now weighing another run at the presidency in 2016 – was asked during […]

Daily Kos Elections 2Q 2014 House fundraising reports roundup

Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from April 1 to June 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Tuesday night. Below is our list of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all the key races: As always, all numbers are in thousands. Show More Summary

Mike Honda Outraises Ro Khanna for Second Time in Silicon Valley Congressional Race

Federal Election Commission Reports filed on Tuesday reveal that incumbent Mike Honda has outraised his fellow Democratic rival Ro Khanna in this year's second quarter. Honda now has more cash on hand with which to proceed to the heated November general election in the Silicon Valley's 17th congressional district. Show More Summary

The Congressional Campaign Dollar Bill Awards (So Far)

Although congressional elections are more than three months away, it is not too early to award some favorable and not so favorable prizes based on financial reports submitted to the Federal Election Commission for the period ending June 30, 2014. Show More Summary

FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION WORKER (AND LOIS LERNER ASSOCIATE): “I Don’t Understand How Anyone B…

FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION WORKER (AND LOIS LERNER ASSOCIATE): “I Don’t Understand How Anyone But Straight White Men Can Vote Republican.” As a part of a settlement agreement with the [Office of Special Counsel], Ms. [April] Sands admitted to violating the Hatch Act by soliciting political contributions via Twitter, conducting political activity through her Twitter account, [...]

Recycled Ploys: Lois Lerner's Former Co-Worker at the FEC Also Had Her Hard Drive Recycled During an Inquiry

"Mr. Bond, we have a saying in Chicago: Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action." I wonder what Goldfinger would say about eight hard drives. The Federal Election Commission recycled the computer hard drive of...

MORE CONVENIENTLY DISAPPEARING DATA: “Recycled” hard drive at the FEC too? “A probe into Hatch…

MORE CONVENIENTLY DISAPPEARING DATA: “Recycled” hard drive at the FEC too? “A probe into Hatch Act violations at the Federal Election Commission ran aground when the electronic communications of the suspect — a former colleague of Lois Lerner — had her computer hard drive ‘recycled.’ Sound familiar?” It’s a coverup. And what they’re covering up [...]

David Brat Rakes in Conservatives’ Cash

Virginia College professor David Brat reporting raising nearly $400,000 between May 22 and the end of June, according to a Federal Elections Commission report made public Tuesday.

What's Missing from Today's Money Totals

During the course of this week, there will be a brief but intense conversation about one of the most powerful driving forces in politics -- money. Tuesday's Federal Election Commission deadline for congressional candidates and committees...Show More Summary

FEC Recycled Hard Drive of Attorney Under Investigation for Potentially Illegal Political Activity

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Until April of this year, April Sands was an attorney at the Federal Elections Commission’s (FEC) Enforcement Division. That division is responsible for enforcement of federal elections law generally and is specifically charged withShow More Summary

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(Scott Johnson) House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and Regulatory Affairs Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan today wrote the Federal Election Commission regarding another mysterious hard drive crash, this one involving FEC attorney April Sands. Show More Summary

Financial reports show divide in GOP over Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race

COUNT IT UP: Outside sources contributed heavily to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran’s re-election campaign in Mississippi. By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog Campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race show a stark divide between the tea party and GOP establishment. Six-term incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, who won...

Pro-Abortion Political Group Broke FEC Rules So Badly It Had to Shut Down

Operation Rescue has received a letter from the Federal Elections Commission verifying that pro-abortion Trust Women PAC did indeed commit a violation of the Commission’s regulations when it failed to report over $8,000 in expenditures and loans made to the South Wind Women’s Center abortion facility in Wichita, Kansas. The letter informed Operation Rescue that […]

FEC Probes Pro-Cochran Barbour-Run Super PAC

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. Show More Summary

Issa Expands Investigation – Subpoenas 28 Years of Lois Lerner Emails

Lois Lerner, the controversial director of the tax-exempt organizations division at the Internal Revenue Service, has a long sordid history of targeting conservatives. Under the direction of Lois Lerner, the Federal Election Commission sued the Christian Coalition in the 1990s. … Continue reading ?

Oversight Chair Darrell Issa subpoenas 28 years of records

Washington (CNN) - Expanding his IRS investigation by more than two decades, House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa, R-California, has sent a subpoena to the Federal Elections Commission for all communications involving former IRS administrator Lois Lerner from January 1, 1986 to the present day. This new search is the broadest-yet for records in a year-long […]

Kansas Late-Term Abortionist Closes PAC After Breaking Election Laws

As a result of complaints filed by Operation Rescue, a Political Action Committee with financial ties to a Wichita abortion clinic, has filed a termination report with the Federal Elections Commission and ceased operations. The PAC was operated by Julie Burkhart, a former political operative of late-term abortionist George Tiller, who also runs South Wind […]

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