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Foreign Money May Flow to Ballot Measure Elections

Rick Hasen points us to a Bloomberg BNA report: “The Federal Election Commission has dismissed—on a deadlocked party-line vote—charges that Manwin International, a foreign company producing online pornography, violated the law by bankrolling a campaign committee opposed to a Los [...]

We May See a New Flood of Foreign Money in Ballot Measure Elections

Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission has dismissed—on a deadlocked party-line vote—charges that Manwin International, a foreign company producing online pornography, violated the law by bankrolling a campaign committee opposed to a Los Angeles ballot measure requiring the use of … Continue reading ?

Rubio’s Money Operation Reels In Serious Donors

The nascent presidential campaign of Sen. Marco Rubio has its hurdles — not the least of which is trying to emerge from the shadow of a more senior fellow Floridian and White House hopeful. But the latest Federal Election Commission filings show that some big donors seem to want him in the game. Last week, the…

The IRS Scandal, Day 714

Forbes, Before IRS Targeting, Lois Lerner Targeted At Federal Election Commission, by Robert W. Wood: The IRS audits, sends bills, imposes penalties, files liens and levies. Yet incredibly, most of the money the IRS collects is self-assessed. We all fill out tax returns and voluntarily send in money. How much...

The Campaign-Finance Transparency Canard … In All Its Orwellian Splendor

For the reasons explained above, we now conclude that independent expenditures, including those made by corporations, do not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption. – Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Anthony Kennedy, John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Jan. 21, 2010 I should have foreseen it on Monday.  That […]

Before IRS Targeting, Lois Lerner Targeted At Federal Election Commission

Lois Lerner of the IRS will not be prosecuted, and her history suggests the IRS was not the only place she did it.

“Ex-Candidate O’Donnell Challenges Rules Barring Personal Use of Campaign Money”

Bloomberg BNA: “Federal Election Commission regulations prohibiting campaign money from being spent to pay a candidate’s rent are unconstitutional, attorneys for former Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell has argued in a new federal court filing (FEC v. O’Donnell,, D. … Continue reading ?

Cruz reports $4.3 million campaign donations

Sen. Ted Cruz’s, R-Texas, presidential campaign collected $4.3 million in the first quarter according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission. Click to Continue »

Ted Cruz Raises $4 Million In His First Week Running For President

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) raised more than $4 million in the first week of his presidential campaign, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday. Cruz announced his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on March 23. Show More Summary

Clinton Campaign Manager Expects a Primary Challenge

Hillary Rodham Clinton's advisers formally created "Hillary for America" with the Federal Election Commission on Monday morning, hours before campaign officials began tapping donors for dollars to fuel it.

“Rapper Pras Michel hit with campaign finance complaint”

CPI: Campaign finance watchdogs have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against hip-hop musician Pras Michel — one of the founders of the Fugees — and a politically active company under his control. In the new complaint, the … Continue reading ?

Here are the political leanings of executives and employees at the biggest US companies

Crowdpac, a company working toward more transparency and widespread participation in campaign finance, used decades of campaign finance reports from the Federal Election Commission to find out how liberal or conservative various donors and candidates are. Show More Summary

Walker Continues To Skirt Campaign Finance Laws

A couple of months ago, a watchdog group filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission regarding Scott Walker's 527 group, Our American Revival, accusing Walker of using the group to skirt campaign finance laws: The American...Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton May Be Skirting Election Laws without Declaring 2016 Bid

Hillary Clinton may be breaking the law again (no surprise, right?). This time, a conservative group has asked the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) to investigate whether Clinton failed to disclose donations while acting as a candidate for the 2016 election cycle.

Wonkbook: Presidential candidates need to own up to running, FEC chair says

Just because you say you aren't running for president doesn't mean you aren't running for president, at least as far as the Federal Election Commission is concerned. "If potential candidates amass significant funds to support their campaign or conduct activities over a lengthy period of time, they are candidates," according to the chair. "Simply denying […]

Four 2016 Hopefuls Accused of Breaking Law

The Campaign Legal Center has filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission against four 2016 presidential hopefuls, accusing them of actively organizing and running early presidential bids without abiding by federal rules related to fundraising limits and disclosure. Show More Summary

“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

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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 ?

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