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“Campaign Finance Analysis: Deadlocks Are Only Part of Story at FEC”

Ken Doyle for Bloomberg BNA: Partisan deadlocks at Federal Election Commission have been highlighted as the source of dysfunction at the beleaguered agency, but a new analysis of some of the most controversial matters handled by the FEC shows that … Continue reading ?

Meet the Republican Who Launched the 'Kanye for President' PAC

Following Kanye West's VMAs declaration that he wants to run for president in 2020, 24-year-old Baltimore-native Eugene Craig on Monday registered ReadyForKanye.net and filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to register...Show More Summary

Sen. Kirk's campaign may have taken donations over legal limits, FEC says

The Federal Election Commission on Thursday asked Sen. Mark Kirk's campaign about contributions from mega-donors Sam Zell, a Chicago investor, and Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, and 11 others because their donations may have exceeded the legal limits.

CNN’s phony excuse to keep Fiorina out of the debate

CNN claims it cannot legally change its debate criteria in a way that would allow Carly Fiorina into the debate. This is wrong, according to the Fiorina camp’s legal analysis and the former head of the Federal Election Commission, Brad Smith. CNN’s calculations to determine the top-tier debate invitees would go back before the first […]

“Democratic group accuses GOP candidates of illegally coordinating with Koch political network”

Matea Gold for WaPo: A Democratic legal watchdog group has filed a new Federal Election Commission complaint against 11 GOP presidential candidates, the Republican National Committee and several groups in the Koch political network, saying their participation in a data-sharing … Continue reading ?

Ruling allows use of federal money to probe voting fraud

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — States are free to use federal grant money intended to improve how elections are run in order to pay for criminal investigations of potential voter fraud, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has ruled. TheShow More Summary

Meet Bailey D. Dog, candidate for president of the United States (sort of)

Running for president is so easy, even a dog can do it. Or at least the dog's name can appear on the Federal Election Commission's list of nearly 800 potential candidates for president. Candidate ID P60009883, also known as Bailey D. Dog, is a black Labrador who lives with the Rubin family of northwest...

UNDER OBAMA, EVERY AGENCY GETS WEAPONIZED: Is this woman the new Lois Lerner? As some at the Fed…

UNDER OBAMA, EVERY AGENCY GETS WEAPONIZED: Is this woman the new Lois Lerner? As some at the Federal Election Commission seek to broaden the power of the agency, critics are arguing that it’s beginning to look increasingly like the Internal Revenue Service under Lois Lerner, who has been accused of using her office for partisan […]

The IRS Scandal, Day 836

Washington Examiner: Is This Woman the New Lois Lerner?: As some at the Federal Election Commission seek to broaden the power of the agency, critics are arguing that it's beginning to look increasingly like the Internal Revenue Service under Lois Lerner, who has been accused of using her office for...

Federal Election Commission refuses to release computer security study

Flaws in election regulator’s systems highlighted in Center for Public Integrity story This Story is being republished with permission from the Center for Public Integrity. Federal Election Commission Next to the Federal Election Commission’s front door is a quotation from former U.S. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Asks to Have Donors Pay for Food and Drinks at Her Fund-Raisers

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign wants to have donors foot the bill for those appetizers and gin-and-tonics -– not to mention valet parking — at some fund-raisers, and also follow Federal Election Commission finance rules.

An Interview With GOP Presidential Candidate Esteban Oliverez

On July 9th, Austin businessman Esteban Oliverez filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission. At about the same time, the candidate launched a campaign website. On July 22nd, Mr. Oliverez set up what is believed to be the nation's first ever presidential-candidate "AMA" ("Ask Me Anything") Reddit session. Show More Summary

“Out of the dark: Attorney challenges Disclose Act, Commissioner Motl”

Missoula Independent: James Bopp, the Indiana attorney who won the landmark Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission case, interrogated Montana’s top political cop for nearly seven hours last week, comparing Commissioner of Political Practices Jonathan Motl to a racist Southern … Continue reading ?

Trump Is the Authoritarian Ruler Republicans—and Some Dems—Have Been Waiting For

How far can a truly authoritarian leader go in America? So far, 500 people have registered with the Federal Elections Commission to run for President of the United States. Needless to say, all but a few of these aspirants lack any chance whatsoever of becoming president. Show More Summary

Familiar foes eye 4th race in New Hampshire House district

For months, he has been dogged by findings from the Federal Election Commission that he accepted $355,000 in illegal contributions from his parents during his 2010 campaign. The incident led top state Republicans to call for Guinta's...Show More Summary

Half a Century of Campaign Spending, Dissected

Sources: Federal Election Commission, New York Magazine If you believe the news, campaign spending is: Crazy! Incredible! Out of control! Bizarre and absurd! Record shattering! Are the sensational headlines true? Are election campaigns...Show More Summary

“A wealthy oligarchy of donors is dominating the 2016 election

WaPo editorial: THE UNITED States may be turning a corner in presidential politics. Although the election itself is more than a year away, the latest reports to the Federal Election Commission show that a wealthy oligarchy of donors has come … Continue reading ?

What they earn, what they owe

Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has at least $120,000 debt, according to his financial disclosure released by the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

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