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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?

last weekNews : 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 weeks 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

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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

3 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

Why should the Federal Election Commission listen to you?

Below is my comment calling on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to put an end to secret political spending by corporations and others attempting to tilt elections while evading accountability. You should sign on to Public Citizen's...Show More Summary

Democrats Push for New Heavy Regulations on Internet Postings, Drudge, and Blogs

As the media prepared to vacate newsrooms for the weekend, Democrats snuck in a last minute proposal that the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) be allowed to heavily regulate political content on internet sites such as Youtube, blogs, and the Drudge Report. Show More Summary

Record amount of campaign cash overwhelms election commission

Screengrab from the Federal Election Commission website. A record amount of money has been spent in this election, some $4 billion. Today, in a message on its website, the Federal Election Commission, the agency responsible for reporting...Show More Summary

Your Submission is Accepted: FEC’s Digital Gatekeeper Bars Few

The Federal Election Commission has recently enlisted the help of an outside agency, the General Services Administration and its elite squad of civic techies called 18F, to overhaul its website and push the boundaries of open disclosure to new heights. And while the notion of a government agency tweaking its internal workings may not seem like…

DNC/RNC Statement on FEC Convention Funding Decision

Washington, DC – The Democratic National Committee and Republican National Committee today released the following statement after the Federal Election Commission agreed the party committees may establish convention committees that can raise federal funds under separate limits, solely to finance expenses for their 2016 nominating conventions. Show More Summary

Republicans and Democrats Unite to Celebrate More Convention Cash

The two parties issued a rare joint statement to praise a ruling by the Federal Election Commission.

Commission Raises Fund-Raising Caps for Party Conventions

The Federal Election Commission voted narrowly to allow the Republican and Democratic Parties to double the amount they may raise from individual donors in a presidential election year.

Pick Your Favorite PACronym

The Federal Election Commission just published a 62-page document on "PACronyms," featuring an alphabet soup of federal PACs whose names range from straightforward to silly.

Minnesota candidates complain about big money, but still rake it in

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., a 2012 news conference to announce new legislation “to blunt the worst effects” of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images When it comes to money in politics, U.S. Show More Summary

A Coal CEO Allegedly Coerced His Employees To Donate To Political Candidates. Here’s Who Benefited.

Federal Election Commission rules state that corporations can't make their employees donate to specific candidates or parties "as a condition of employment." The post A Coal CEO Allegedly Coerced His Employees To Donate To Political Candidates. Here’s Who Benefited. appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Walmart goes too far in pushing PAC donations, groups say

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Three advocacy groups have teamed up to file a complaint about Walmart's dodgy campaign finance practices with the Federal Election Commission. Public Citizen, Common Cause, and OUR Walmart say that Walmart's reward for workers donating...Show More Summary

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