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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 04.02.2014 | 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 04.01.2014 | 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 03.28.2014 | 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.

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Find A Way To Give Those Friendly Super PACs A Helping Hand

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The latest trend in Senate campaigns is the posting of b-roll footage on the Internet, available to download. The goal isn't to draw the...

Congress Stalls On 'Long Overdue' Investigations

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity Leaders on two U.S. House committees acknowledge that parallel investigations into computer security...

The McCutcheon Case: Consequences if SCOTUS Strikes Down Overall Contribution Limits

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

If the SCOTUS were to strike down the overall contribution limits in the McCutcheon case, we would be back to the same kind of corrupting contributions that resulted in the Watergate scandals in the '70s and the soft money scandals in the '90s. The legal and political consequences would be enormous.

FEC: Former GOP Senator Ignored Warnings, Spent Money Illegally

AP | JOHN MILLER | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal Election Commission lawyers urged a federal judge not to heed U.S. Sen. Larry Craig's contention that regulators are bei...

Campaign Cash Rules Drown in the Bathtub

Michael Winship | Posted 02.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

What little power the government still has to regulate campaign finance donations -- already whittled to a minimum by Citizens United -- is being steadily eroded by funding cutbacks, intimidation, bureaucracy and an inability or refusal to enforce the few rules we have left.

Bitcoins Can't Be Used For Campaign Contributions, FEC Says

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's election regulator says that groups can't receive contributions in the form of Bitcoins, at least for now. The Feder...

Mitch McConnell Nets Massive Fundraising Haul

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky banked nearly $2.3 million since July, pushing his over...

Paul Blumenthal

McCutcheon v. FEC: Supreme Court Skeptical Of Campaign Contribution Limits

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A slim majority of Supreme Court justices seemed skeptical Tuesday that the federal government may cap the total amount of money that in...

Senate Approves Two Key Obama Nominees

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's two nominees to serve on the Federal Election Commission. By voice vote, the Senate a...

Legal Fight Brewing Over Anti-Pelosi Group

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

A new conservative political committee that’s clearly no fan of Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has nevertheless incorporated her name...

Syria: Pro-War Senators Took 83% More Money From Military Industry

Josh Silver | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Josh Silver

As soon as Foreign Relations Committee members take money from the very companies that stand to make millions from military action, we the people can no longer be unequivocally sure that they are making decisions purely on the merits of what's best for our nation.

Apparently, The Dead Can Donate Too

USA Today | Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

Thirty-two people listed on federal campaign records as "deceased" have contributed more than $586,000 to congressional and presidential candidates an...

Liberal Groups Turn Tables On Conservatives

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Bekel | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

Democrats have become the kings of super PACs. With Congress fighting over gun legislation and immigration, and 2014 midterm races already simmerin...

Michael McLaughlin

Weiner's Scandal Payments Might Interest FEC

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Payments that Anthony Weiner made to security consultants in 2011 soon after he was driven from Congress in a sexting scandal should be in...

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...

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...

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...

FEC nominations moving forward

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal July 11, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit,...

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...

Trade group to FEC: 'Corporate funds' financed campaign ads

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Michael Beckel and Adam Wollner June 28, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, whic...