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McCain Gets Pass From Campaign Finance Lawyers

CQ Politics | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorneys for the Federal Election Commission (FEC) have recommended giving Republican presidential candidate John McCain a pass on his decision earli...

Newsweek: How McCain Is Skirting His Own Spending Caps

Newsweek | Andrew Romano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans, it seems, are finally showing McCain the money. Last week, we wrote that despite the vast disparity between John McCain's and Barack Ob...

Jason Linkins

Broder Leads Off Column On Gerrymandering WIth Pointless, Distorted Shot At Obama | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

David Broder is up in arms about gerrymandering, and has written all about it in the op-ed pages of the Washington Post today. As far as his take on ...

McCain's Public Financing Flip-Flops

Daniel Burrell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Burrell

As a candidate, he has been all over the map on the issue of public financing during the primaries. McCain's recent attack on Barack Obama is political hypocrisy at its worst.

Jason Linkins

McCain Surrogate Hits Obama On Public Financing, Sidesteps On McCain Loan | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On CNN's American Morning today, McCain surrogate Nancy Pfotenhauer continued last week's attacks on Senator Barack Obama's decision to opt out of pub...

Sam Stein

Obama Floated Idea Of Voluntarily Capping Donations | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

During a private fundraiser last month, Sen. Barack Obama said he was "considering" voluntarily restricting the amount of money he could raise in a ge...

Obama Lawyer: Bush Manipulating FEC For McCain

Politico | Ben Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama counsel Bob Bauer, on his always-punchy personal blog, considers the newest appointments to the FEC and writes that the regulatory body is being...

John McCain To Accept Public Financing

Politico | Jeanne Cummings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain is abandoning any hope of catching the Democrats in fundraising. Based on new financial disclosure reports released Sunday, and interview...

McCain Financing Structure With RNC Skirts Intention Of Public Finance

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The media has been abuzz over speculation that John McCain will accept public financing in the general election. The attention has overshadowed a new...

DNC Files Lawsuit Against McCain Over Public Financing

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic Party officials want a federal judge to order an investigation into whether Sen. John McCain violated election laws by w...

John McCain Returns $3 Million To Donors, Signals Public Financing

Boston Globe | Scott Helman and Sarah Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In another sign that John McCain is moving toward accepting public financing this fall, the Republican's campaign is returning about $3 million in che...

Will Thomas

Online Progressives File FEC Complaint Against McCain | Will Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The media may have lost interest in Sen. John McCain's fervent efforts to dodge campaign finance restrictions, but liberal bloggers are ratcheting up ...

McCain Loan Raises FEC Questions

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The government's top campaign finance regulator says John McCain can't drop out of the primary election's public financing system u...

McCain Campaign Banked On Taxpayer-Funded Bailout

TPMmuckraker | Paul Kiel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As The Washington Post reported on Saturday, John McCain's campaign struck a canny deal with a bank in December. If his campaign tanked, public funds ...

Financial Straightjacket: McCain May Be Locked Into Public Financing

Daily Kos | DHinMI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The day of the Florida primary I wrote about John McCain's financial dilemma: Some months back McCain's campaign applied for federal matching cam...

Clinton Hits Obama Over General Election Funds

Politico | Mike Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Clinton campaign officials said Sunday that heading into the climactic primaries on March 4, they will try to make a major issue of Sen. Barack Obama'...

Obama Won't Pledge to Take Public Funds

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DAYTON, Ohio — If Sen. Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee, he faces a financial dilemma: Use his vaunted fundraising operation for the ...

McCain Will Accept Public Financing If Opponent Does

Financial Times | Edwards Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain's campaign said he would accept public financing in the general election were his Democratic opponent to do so, raising the prospect that ...