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Daily Kos Elections 2Q 2016 House fundraising reports roundup

11 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from April 1 to June 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Friday night. Below is our list of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all the key 2016 races. Show More Summary

Shockingly, Melania and Donald Trump Are Not Friends With This Democratic Super PAC

A Democratic super PAC has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission with claims that GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, a man whose head firmly resembles a lone radioactive testicle sealed in a jar of formaldehyde, used his corporation to aid in his campaign. Read more...

Donor Behind $1 Million Dark Money Super PAC Contribution Revealed

WASHINGTON ? Two of the biggest dark money contributions made to super PACs in past year have been either revealed or returned, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission on Friday. Coalition for Progress, a New Jersey...Show More Summary

Koch-Funded Groups Slapped With Fines By Federal Election Commission

Charles and David Koch, the nefarious Koch Brothers, have vowed to spend as much as $889 million on the 2016 elections in the United States. This money will be funneled through a massive network of faux grassroots organizations, lobbyists, and direct candidate donations. Show More Summary

FEC Dark Money Fine Shows Limits of Disclosure (Again)

This week, the Federal Election Commission did the unthinkable. The agency most frequently characterized by its constant, crippling deadlock levied a substantial fine against three large politically active nonprofit groups. The decision...Show More Summary

FEC Dark Money Fine Shows Limits of Disclosure (Again)

by Robert Maguire Sean Noble ran the Center to Protect Patient Rights, which was the hub of the Koch network of groups for several years. (LinkedIn) This week, the Federal Election Commission did the unthinkable. The agency most frequently...Show More Summary

Three Koch-Linked Groups Fined For Breaking Disclosure Laws

WASHINGTON ? Three nonprofit groups connected to the billionaire Koch brothers were fined by the Federal Election Commission for failing to disclose their donors in the 2010 elections. American Future Fund, Americans for Job Security...Show More Summary

“Koch Brothers Group Hit With Massive Fines from CREW Complaint”

Release: The Federal Election Commission (FEC) just agreed to a massive fine for three Koch network-funded groups for illegally hiding the source of the funding for their political ads, as originally alleged by a 2014 Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics … Continue reading ?

The FEC's Impulse for Censorship

Three Democrats on the six-person Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted, in secret, to punish Fox News for its handling of a Republican primary debate. Though the vote did not pass, the contentiousness over a matter of such absurdity...Show More Summary

Dark money in politics: How you can see more of it, thanks to the FCC

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

While the Federal Election Commission may be hopelessly gridlocked along partisan lines when it comes to campaign-finance regulation, another arm of the government is providing journalists and citizen watchdogs with an important new tool for understanding who is trying to influence the election and...

FEC Split on Vote to “Punish” Fox News

Fox News:  “Democratic members of the Federal Election Commission, in a decision to be made public on Thursday, voted last month to punish Fox News over criteria changes for the network’s first Republican presidential primary debate – but were blocked … Continue reading ?

Trump ‘violating black-letter federal law’ by spamming foreign politicians for money: watchdog

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A nonpartisan campaign watchdog filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission demanding action against Donald Trump — who they say has violated federal law by asking foreign officials to donate to his presidential campaign. A Scottish member of parliament revealed that Trump’s...

The Trump campaign is likely regretting asking this fierce Scottish MP for an illegal donation

The Federal Elections Commission is very clear on the fact that foreign nationals cannot legally donate to candidates in the United States. The reason is pretty simple—they don’t want U.S. elections to be influenced by outside money....Show More Summary

Donald Trump Frees Us to Vote as We Wish

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese Federal Election Commission filings suggest the Republican presidential candidate is a paper-tiger candidate without a real campaign. So let’s vote for the future we want.

Did Mad Men sell Trump a cure for small hands?

Political analysts were gifted with a number of mysteries  Monday after the release of Donald Trump’s  Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure report. But perhaps the strangest was that Donald Trump had hired a fictional ad firm...Show More Summary

Sketchy coal baron to help dust cobwebs from climate change-denier Trump's campaign coffers

As you may have heard, the presidential campaign of Donnie Trump, alleged multibillionaire, is broke. Well, not quite broke. Papers filed with the Federal Election Commission showed the campaign at the end of May had less than $1.3 million on hand and had only raised $3.1 million for the month. Show More Summary

WATCH: Colbert Roundly Mocks Cash-Strapped Trump Campaign

“I always knew those huge skyscrapers were overcompensating for something in his pants. I just never imagined it was his wallet.” "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert was mystified Monday when the Federal Election Commission announced how...Show More Summary

20 Percent of Trump Campaign Spending Is Going to ... Donald Trump

The Donald always makes sure to pay himself. Donald Trump repeatedly touts his campaign’s “tremendous cash flow” and net worth “in excess of $10 billion,” but the latest Federal Election Commission filings for the presumptive Republican nominee paints a vastly different picture than the one frequently espoused by campaign operatives. Show More Summary

Here Are 5 Bombshell Revelations That Show Trump's Campaign Is a Massive Con Job

From only $1.3 million cash in hand to an ad agency that sounds suspiciously Mad Men-esque. Donald Trump’s latest filing with the Federal Elections Commission on the financial state of his campaign was released this week—and it showed that the Trump Train is an even bigger disaster than anyone thought. Show More Summary

June 23 Forum on Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence at the FEC

Announcement via email: Join Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub of the Federal Election Commission as she brings together some of the nation’s top scholars, public-interest professionals, and attorneys to discuss some of the hottest issues in campaign finance surrounding corporate political … Continue reading ?

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