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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

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

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 ?

Donald Trump Accepted $1.3 Million in Donations that Violated Campaign Finance Laws, FEC Says

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The Federal Election Commission (FEC) says Donald Trump accepted 1,100 donations totaling $1.3 million that violated various campaign finance laws. The Hill reports:  The commission sent Timothy Jost, the Trump campaign’s treasurer, a...Show More Summary

FEC: Trump campaign may have received $1.3 million in improper donations

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Donald Trump’s campaign appears to have violated campaign finance laws more than 1,000 times in its latest financial filing, according to federal authorities. The Federal Election Commission asked Trump’s campaign to correct about 1,100 mistakes — worth roughly $1.3 million,...

FEC wants Trump to explain $1.3 million worth of 'mistakes' in campaign report

In a rare act of doing something, the Federal Elections Commission has identified serious mistakes in Donald Trump's last campaign finance report, is demanding an explanation, and has made the problem public. The FEC determined thatShow More Summary

FEC hits Trump with 1.3m in campaign violations

The Federal Election Commission is not Donald Trump’s friend. The FEC determined that Trump’s campaign accepted about 1,100 donations — totaling approximately $1.3 million — that may be in violation of various campaign finance laws, CNN said Monday. The commission sent Timothy Jost, the campaign’s treasurer, a letter Sunday seeking clarification of last month’s financial [...]

“FEC dismisses 2014 Carolina Rising complaint”–Bad Even for the FEC

News and Observer: The Federal Election Commission will not investigate the state Democratic Party’s 2014 complaint against Carolina Rising, an organization designated as a social welfare group but which Democrats said was electioneering and should have identified its donors. The … Continue reading ?

In wake of Trump victory, FCC abandons proposed reform of business data services market

(Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is dropping plans to push through a proposed reform of the $45 billion business data services market in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday pulled the item previously set for a commission vote Thursday after pressure from Republicans in Congress. […]

FEC Inspector General Says She Was Duped by Manager

A Federal Election Commission manager allegedly duped the agency’s inspector general into releasing hundreds of confidential employee comments that has lambasted poor leadership there as part of a morale study. Four current FEC staffers and one former employee with knowledge of the situation tell the Center for Public Integrity that the senior manager in question…

“FEC inspector general says top agency official duped her into releasing confidential criticisms”

CPI: A Federal Election Commission manager allegedly duped the agency’s inspector general into releasing hundreds of confidential employee comments that has lambasted poor leadership there as part of a morale study. Four current FEC staffers and one former employee with … Continue reading ?

Republicans Appealing Soft Money Ruling to the Supreme Court

WaPo reports: James Bopp Jr., the lead lawyer for the plaintiffs who sued the Federal Election Commission, said Monday that “we just believe they’re wrong, and we’re certainly appealing to the Supreme Court.” Once an appeal is filed, Bopp said … Continue reading ?

The Paradox Of Trump Threatening Documentary Filmmaker While Supporting Citizens United

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I'm not sure if Donald Trump has ever officially weighed in on the famous Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, but if he did, I'm guessing he would support that ruling wholeheartedly. After all, he recently hired the former President of Citizens United to be his deputy campaign manager. Show More Summary

Where’s the Money?

I woke up early again this morning, all worried about this upcoming election. I started mucking around my old 2009 Macbook Pro and found the Federal Elections Commission web site and their downloadable files with details on campaign contributors by state. Data makes my skin tingle. So I downloaded all 27 megabytes of North Carolina […]

“Legal team seeking to undo super PACs files suit to push FEC to act”

WaPo: A bipartisan group of congressional members and candidates is filing a federal suit Friday against the Federal Election Commission, seeking to force the agency to act on a complaint it brought against 10 super PACs in July. The maneuver … Continue reading ?

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