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Sam Stein

Gay Couples May Receive New Political Benefit

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission appears poised to change course and apply the same regulations to donations from married same-sex couple...

A Parting Shot to Neuter the Federal Election Commission

Craig Holman | Posted 09.22.2013 | Politics
Craig Holman

It's old news that the FEC -- the agency charged with enforcing the nation's campaign finance laws -- is moribund by ideological stalemate. But on July 25, the Commission is expected to vote on a measure that would neuter even the staff's ability to get much done.

Paul Blumenthal

What Happens When You Break Campaign Finance Law? You Get A Refund

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Donors found by The Huffington Post to have exceeded campaign contribution limits in the 2012 election are receiving refunds as the Fede...

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Want To Hamper Campaign Finance Prosecutions

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on the Federal Election Commission want to make it more difficult for the Justice Department to prosecute campaign finance v...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Finally Announces New Nominees At Key Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday announced the nomination of Ann Ravel and Lee E. Goodman to fill two commissioner seats at the Federal ...

Paul Blumenthal

Conservative Nonprofits Juggle Definitions Of Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During a debate Sunday on ABC's "This Week" over the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups, Huffington Post founde...

Paul Blumenthal

Watchdogs Demand Probe Of Donors Who Gave Too Much

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two campaign finance watchdogs have filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission asking for an investigation into potential vi...

Former Tea Party Favorite Hit With Penalty

Roll Call | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics

The campaign committee of Sharron Angle (R-Nev.), the 2010 Republican candidate against Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), has paid a $2...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Accused Of Failing 'This Critical Test'

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- All five sitting commissioners at the Federal Election Commission are now serving expired terms, while the sixth seat remains unfilled s...

Dem Senator Retiring With Millions In Unspent Funds

AP | MATT VOLZ | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

HELENA, Mont. -- Sen. Max Baucus' decision not to run for re-election in 2014 leaves the Montana Democrat with more than $4.8 million in campaign mone...

Second Bachmann Staffer Breaks Silence

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

Andy Parrish, Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) former chief of staff, is stepping forward to confirm allegations that Bachmann's campaign made improp...

Meehan stockpiling cash for future political run?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal April 17, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

GOP senators urge FCC to avoid new disclosure rules

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel April 11, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigat...

Paul Blumenthal

Will Karl Rove Have To Disclose His Donors?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the third time, the Federal Election Commission has sent a letter to Crossroads GPS, the "dark money" nonprofit founded by Karl Rove...

Sarah Palin's Big Embarrassment

The Daily Beast | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Sarah Palin attempted to relaunch her political career and her political action committee, SarahPAC, on Thursday with a Web video called “Loaded for...

Bernie Sanders: Citizens United Decision 'Must Be Reversed'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) introduced a constitutional amendment on Tuesday, aimed at reversing the Supreme Court's ruli...

'Pay-to-Play' Corruption: Chevron, Campaign Contributions and Government Contracts

Craig Holman | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Craig Holman

At the height of the 2012 elections, Chevron Corp. gave an unprecedented $2.5 million campaign contribution to a super PAC intimately tied to House Speaker John Boehner. The problem: Chevron Corp. is a government contractor.

A Good Start on Voting Reform, But Let's Get On With It

Bob Edgar | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

Desiline Victor's story and others like it make a powerful case for congressional action to retain and strengthen the EAC and should drive the work of state legislators and the president's new commission as well.

Dear Mr. President: For Real Progress, We Must Break the Power of Big Money

Bob Edgar | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Bob Edgar

The 2012 elections showed just how broken our elections are, with millions discouraged from voting due to antiquated registration laws, voter intimidation and misinformation, and the manipulation of voting laws for political gain.

Cory Booker Puts His Hat In The Ring

Posted 01.11.2013 | Politics

BY GEOFF MULVIHILL, ASSOCIATED PRESS Newark Mayor Cory Booker has filed paperwork allowing him to raise money to run for the U.S. Senate in 2014, s...

Obama Campaign Slapped With Huge Fine For 2008 Violations

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign has been fined $375,000 by the Federal Election Commission for reporting violations related ...

Paul Blumenthal

FEC Commissioner Cynthia Bauerly To Resign

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cynthia Bauerly, one of six commissioners at the Federal Election Commission, handed in her resignation on Friday and will officially le...

Strengthening the Right to Vote

David Orr | Posted 02.18.2013 | Chicago
David Orr

Prompted by the long waits President Obama criticized in his victory speech on November 6, the Senate is now the official arbiter of dozens of election reform proposals.

Super-PAC Cash Still Flowing To Consultants

Bloomberg | Julie Bykowicz | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

More than five months after Newt Gingrich dropped out of the Republican presidential primary, the founder of the super-political action committee back...

What We Learned: 10 Lessons From the Campaign Brought to You by Citizens United

The Sunlight Foundation | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
The Sunlight Foundation

For the candidates, it's all over except for the voting, but for those of us who follow money in politics, it will take months to close the books on what will be the most expensive election in history.