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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

16 hours 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

yesterdayNews : 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

4 days 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 ?

Sorry, Trump Is Probably Not Paying Himself a Salary Out of Campaign Funds

Donald Trump's June Federal Election Commission campaign filing indicates that the Trump-for-president campaign is paying a lot of money to Donald Trump's businesses, a fact that seems to square with the general notion that Trump is a serial scam artist. Show More Summary

A gaping funding chasm between Clinton and Trump

Last month, Donald Trump tweeted that his campaign had “perhaps more cash than any campaign in the history of politics.” New Federal Election Commission filings show that he was very, very wrong. At the end of May, Trump’s campaign had nearly $1.3 million in cash on hand, putting him significantly behind Hillary Clinton’s $42 million.…

Donald Trump hires 'Mad Men' for his campaign

Seriously. On Monday night, the Trump campaign filed its monthly Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure report for May. The headline was that his fundraising was anemic and he finished the month with just $1.3 million on hand, a pittance for a presidential nominee. But buried in Trump’s 1699-page report was something much weirder. Show More Summary

Donald Trump's campaign doesn't have enough money for a three-bedroom in Santa Monica, let alone a presidential race

If you know how to read them, Federal Election Commission filings tell a story. Donald Trump’s most recent report, released Monday, tells a rather sad one — of a campaign that falls far below basic standards of professional competence. The most important number in the filing is $1,289,507.76. That’s...

What Is This Draper Sterling–Trump Deal All About? We Knocked on Their Door to Find Out.

On Monday night, Donald Trump’s campaign filed its May disclosure report with the Federal Election Commission. The Trump campaign has about $1.3 million in cash, the report revealed, compared with the Clinton campaigns’s $41 million....Show More Summary

Is Donald Trump Even A Billionaire ?

Billionaire Mark Cuban says Donald Trump’s wealth is less than the real estate magnate claims. His comments arrive after a report was released on Tuesday by the Federal Election Commission. The report shows a dismal campaign-finance report from the presumptive Republican nominee. Show More Summary

'He doesn't have the cash': Mark Cuban questions whether Trump is 'as rich' as he claims after FEC report

Mark Cuban speculated Tuesday about the scope of Donald Trump's wealth, after the Federal Election Commission released a dismal campaign-finance report from the presumptive Republican nominee. " If @ realDonaldTrump were fractionally as rich as he says he is, he would write a $200 [million] check to propel his campaign," Cuban posted. Show More Summary

Donald Trump’s Self-Funding Includes Payments to Family and Companies

According to documents submitted to the Federal Election Commission, Mr. Trump paid at least $1.1 million to his businesses and family members in May for expenses.

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