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'Deez Nuts' And 'Sydneys Voluptuous Buttocks' Are Running For President, Because Why Not

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.04.2015 | Politics

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Donald Trump's Team Says His 'Massive' Net Worth Is More Than 'TEN BILLION DOLLARS'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

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Federal Election Commission Shows How To Disclose Data In A Digital Democracy

The Huffington Post | Alexander Howard | Posted 07.09.2015 | Technology

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security showed how to deploy government technology poorly. Now, the Federal Election Commission...

Federal Election Commission Fines PAC Affiliated With Bernie Sanders

AP | Posted 07.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has fined a political action committee associated with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sa...

Corporations Are People, FEC Commissioners Are Not

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, appearing on HuffPost Live Monday, expressed frustration that the FEC considers corporations people, bu...

I'm With Stupid: Presenting the Stupid Party Candidate for President

Todd Hartley | Posted 06.19.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

With your help, I may not be able to win the Oval Office, but I can tell fart jokes during the debates and possibly move the conversation in a more fun direction.

Roiled in Partisan Deadlock, FEC Is Failing

Craig Holman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Craig Holman

America is plunging head-long into what will be the most expensive federal election in history, with essentially no cop on the beat to ensure that the election is administered fairly and transparently. This is going to be one messy election.

The Fight Against Super PACs and Cashola-Fueled Corruption

Ben Cohen  | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics
Ben Cohen 

While political bigwigs from both parties have publicly opposed big money in politics, they still plan on using heaps and heaps of it in the 2016 race. Unfortunately, their convictions on campaign reform are squeaking out from inside our currently screwed up political structure.

More Money, More Problems: Open Mic at the Federal Election Commission

Stephen Spaulding | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Stephen Spaulding

Too much money in our elections undermines representative democracy. But the FEC can begin to right its wrongs. It should recommit to enforcing the law and safeguarding democracy. And perhaps sometimes soon, the FEC should invite the public back to the podium for some good old-fashioned free speech -- the kind that doesn't cost a dime.

New FEC Chief Vows To Go After Secretive Campaign Spending

Center For Public Integrity | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

Paul Blumenthal

Democrats Used Twitter, Too, To Coordinate With Outside Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Party committees and outside groups shared polling data over Twitter during the 2014 elections, according to a CNN report on ...

2014 Election Confirms Citizens United Decision Based on Fundamentally Flawed Premises

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Court majority in Citizens United explicitly based its misguided decision on two grounds: campaign expenditures by outside groups would be made independently from candidates and full disclosure of the campaign activities would provide accountability to citizens and shareholders. Neither has happened.

FEC Hunts Political Ghosts On Halloween

Center for Public Integrity | Carrie Levine | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. The Feder...

Citizens United, Explained With Dogs

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 01.01.2015 | Comedy
John Wellington Ennis

John Oliver was right to challenge this seclusion from the public eye on his recent episode of Last Week Tonight when he had no choice but to dramatize courtroom proceedings with a bench of jurist dogs. Clearly a better means of public information is necessary for the highest court in the land.

FEC Does it Again: Permits Large Contributions to National Parties that are Prohibited by Campaign Finance Law

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

Four FEC Commissioners last week provided yet another example of the urgent need to replace the FEC with a real campaign enforcement and oversight agency.

Standing Strong for Free Speech: A Response to Geoffrey Stone

Ira Glasser | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Ira Glasser

Any reader unfamiliar with the ACLU's history and its leadership would be led by Geoffrey Stone's assertions to believe that the new leadership of the ACLU has come in and turned the ACLU's policy on campaign finance and free speech upside down. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth.

When A Tie Vote Means Gutting Campaign-Finance Law

The New York Times | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

The three Republican and three Democratic appointees of the Federal Election Commission had reached yet another deadlock: They would issue no advisor...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Justin Amash Got A Big Raise From His Dad Just Before Loaning His Campaign Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) received a handsome bonus from his father's company in 2010, the same year he first ran for Congress and loa...

FEC Unanimously Approves Bitcoin Donations For Political Committees

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Election Committee said on Thursday that the virtual currency, bitcoin, could be used for donations to politic...

Senators Erroneously Receive Threatening Letters After Agency's Snafu

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity The Federal Election Commission has issued 21 U.S. Senate candidates — both Democratic and Republi...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: GOP Outrage At IRS Is Really About Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican efforts to punish the Internal Revenue Service for its alleged partisan targeting of political social welfare groups may have...

Paul Blumenthal

After Today's Supreme Court Ruling, Here's How All This Will End

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

If understanding campaign finance laws is still on your to-do list -- what's the difference between a super PAC and a 501(c)4 again? what counts as il...

Time to Take a Stand Against Money in Politics

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
John Wellington Ennis

That the Supreme Court even decided to hear the case over whether aggregate campaign contributions should be limited to "only" $123,600 indicates that the Roberts Court is poised to exacerbate the problem of money in politics.

Jason Linkins

Mystery Super PAC Theatre 2014: The Further Adventures Of Campaign B-Roll Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

As Paul Blumenthal reported last week, the hot new thing in the shady interplay between political campaigns and the super PACs that support them is th...

A Response to the Koch Brothers Claim of Entitlement to Anonymous Political Giving

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The Koch brothers' enormous wealth does not entitle them to any special treatment when it comes to the right of the American people to know about political money being spent to influence federal elections.