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Trump backs L.L. Bean with tweet — good for him

(Paul Mirengoff) The left, as is its wont, has organized a politically-motivated boycott against L.L. Bean, the outdoor gear and apparel company. The pretext for the boycott is that the Federal Election Commission charged Linda Bean,...Show More Summary

“FEC Deadlocks on New Rules Against Foreign Campaign Money”

Bloomberg BNA: Proposals to write new Federal Election Commission rules aimed at preventing foreign campaign money from influencing U.S. elections led to a deadlock between Democratic and Republican commissioners at the FEC’s first meeting in 2017. FEC Democrats said the … Continue reading ?

“Philanthropy Roundtable petitions Supreme Court to uphold donor privacy”

Philanthropy Daily: The Philanthropy Roundtable filed an amicus brief Monday in the case Independence Institute v. Federal Election Commission urging the Supreme Court of the United States  to uphold donor privacy and free speech for 501(c)3 charities. “Many philanthropists value … Continue reading ?

“FEC Draft Would End Socialists’ Waiver of Disclosure”

Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission would end the Socialist Workers Party’s nearly 40-year-old exemption from campaign finance disclosure laws under a proposed ruling set to be considered by the FEC commissioners Jan. 12. A draft advisory opinion (AO 2016-23) … Continue reading ?

APNewsBreak: LL Bean heiress in trouble over pro-Trump PAC

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean heiress Linda Bean made excessive contributions to a political action committee she bankrolled to support Republican President-elect Donald Trump, the Federal Election Commission said. L.L. Bean, noted...Show More Summary

“FSFP & The Campaign for Accountability File FEC Complaint Against Russian Government and Trump Campaign”

Release: Two leading public interest organizations, Free Speech For People and the Campaign for Accountability, filed today a complaint before the Federal Election Commission demanding “an immediate investigation” into whether the Russian Government illegally spent money to influence the 2016 … Continue reading ?

Agency in Charge of U.S. Election Standards and Best Practices Reportedly Also Got Hacked

The vulnerabilities of the American electoral system don’t stop at email hacks as, Reuters reports, following the Nov. 8 election the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the very federal agency that is charged with testing and certifying state voting systems, was itself hacked. Show More Summary

Bob Bauer, Former White House Counsel, on How Don McGahn May Do Job for Trump

Bauer: To put the point in mildest terms, Ellen Weintraub and Don McGahn do not get along. When they served together on the Federal Election Commission, their mutual hostility was well enough known, and their time apart since Mr. McGahn … Continue reading ?

FEC Deadlocks, Won't Investigate Dark Money Group That Spent All Its Funds On An Election

BY: ROBERT MAGUIRE The Federal Election Commission announced today that it has deadlocked along party lines on whether to further investigate whether a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization called Carolina Rising should have disclosed...Show More Summary

Trump Paid $12 Million to Family Businesses

President-elect Donald Trump “in the final weeks of the election paid nearly $2.9 million to family-owned companies, according to his latest Federal Election Commission disclosure—a third of the total amount he had previously paid his businesses over the course of [...]

Obama rushing to Trump-proof White House

WASHINGTON — Since Election Day, President Barack Obama has appointed 56 people to boards, commissions and offices in the hopes that they remain in those posts for years to come. He has reduced the prison sentences of 79 federal inmates. He has handed out the nation’s highest civilian honor to 21 people who he said [...]

Super PAC Accused Of Illegally Funneling Money To Steve Bannon

New allegations are being leveled by a non-partisan watchdog group against a Mercer-backed Super PAC, Make America Number 1, and Steve Bannon. The Campaign Legal Center alleges in a letter sent to the Federal Election Commission that...Show More Summary

FEC Complaint: A Hillary Win is Purpose of Stein’s Wisconsin Recount

The Wisconsin Republican Party filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission alleging that purpose of Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's recount is to help Hillary Clinton win. The post FEC Complaint: A Hillary Win is Purpose of Stein’s Wisconsin Recount appeared first on RedState.

Michelle Obama Confirms Whether Or Not She’ll Run For President In 2020

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

Will Michelle Obama Run For President In 2020? Michelle Obama already has a head start if she decides to take a run for the presidency after four years of Trump. Apparently there are three brand new Federal Election Commission filin...

Look for Trump's pick for White House counsel to give Trump a free pass on those interest conflicts

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump's pick for White House counsel, Donald McGahn, is an odd duck. You may know him from his most recent public duties—acting as Trump's campaign lawyer, but before that crippling the Federal Election Commission so that it could...Show More Summary

New Trump White House Counsel Donald McGahn Is A Partisan Political Consiglieri

Federal Election Commission (FEC) Commissioner Donald McGahn II testifies during a hearing November 3, 2011. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) Let’s hope the newly named White House Counsel, Donald McGahn, is not Trump’s whole answer to issues of conflict-of-interest and outright corruption ashis business interests overlap with his governance. Because McGahn [...]

FEC: Trump Campaign May Have Accepted $1.3M in Illegal Donations

A letter from the Federal Election Commission to Donald Trump's presidential campaign cited over 1,000 donations that may have violated various campaign finance laws, totaling around $1.3 million in campaign funds. The letter, which you can read in full below, alleges Trump accepted donations from unregistered political groups and that......

“FEC hits Trump on 1,100 errors, totaling roughly $1.3M”

CNN: The Federal Election Commission is asking the campaign of Donald Trump to correct more than 1,000 errors in its latest financial filing. The FEC determined that the Trump campaign accepted close to 1,100 donations, which amounted to roughly $1.3 … Continue reading ?

“FEC Deadlocks on Charges Candidate Sought ‘Soft Money’”

Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission dismissed on a deadlocked, party-line vote allegations that Jon Keyser, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Colorado illegally solicited $3 million in unlimited “soft money” contributions to aid his 2016 campaign. Documents released by … Continue reading ?

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