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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...

Federal Election Commission Gets New Blood

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

President Barack Obama is no longer the only president who hasn't successfully appointed someone to the Federal Election Commission.

FEC Nominees Win Rules Committee Endorsement

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

President Barack Obama's two nominees to the Federal Election Commission -- an agency rife with ideological discord and often gridlocked on key issues before it -- today won unanimous approval from the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Manages Confirmation Hearing With Little Rancor

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two nominees to the Federal Election Commission testified before the Senate Rules and Administration Committee on Wednesday in a short h...

Ms. Ravel and Mr. Goodman Go to Washington?

Jessica Levinson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Jessica Levinson

Many of you may be asking what the FEC does. Great question. I have a short answer for you: virtually nothing. One of the problems with the FEC is that it is set up to allow for partisan deadlock.

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 ...