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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 | 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...

White House nominates new FEC commissioners

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal June 21, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit,...

Paul Blumenthal

Obama Finally Announces New Nominees At Key Agency | 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 | 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 | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

Wealthy Donors Trample Rarely Enforced Campaign Law | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October 2011, John Canning, chairman of the Chicago-based hedge fund Madison Dearborn Partners, expressed his displeasure with Presid...

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' | 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...

Obama's Inauguration Fundraising Falls Short

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's inaugural committee raised more than $43 million for his second inauguration, with corporations chipping in a m...

Paul Blumenthal

Will Karl Rove Have To Disclose His Donors? | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

Failure To Prosecute 'Dark Money' Hit In Senate Hearing | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a congressional hearing on Tuesday convened by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), officials from the Justice Department and the Intern...

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...

Disgraced Ex-GOP Senator Heading To Court

McClatchy | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal judge this week will confront the surprisingly important fallout from former Idaho Republican Sen. Larry Craig's 2007 bathroom...

BuyPartisan Consensus: ExxonMobil Donates $260,000 to Obama Inauguration

Steve Horn | Posted 03.23.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics say it's more of the same out of an Obama Administration that in the first term had a cozy relationship with corporate patrons.

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 | 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...

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...

Sam Stein

The Man Who Can Save Or Squash Mitt Romney's Presidential Hopes | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The most important person in the presidential race who is not running for office may be Jeff Larson, the chief of staff at the Republica...

Top Romney Campaign Staff Received Bonuses

Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign gave bonuses to four top staffers, according to new disclosure records released Thursday. The campaign handed o...

Paul Blumenthal

Good News For Koch, Rove Secret Money Groups | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An appeals court Tuesday overturned a ruling issued earlier this year that required independent groups spending money in elections to di...

Citizens United and Forked-Tongued Candidates

Trevor Burrus | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Trevor Burrus

2012-08-28-scblog2.png A world in which Citizens United lost is not more equal in terms of influence, it is just unequal in a different way. Ultimately all regulation of campaign spending plays favorites.

Citizens United and the Rise of Secret Campaign Cash

ProPublica | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

Actions -- and inaction -- by both the Federal Election Commission and the Internal Revenue Service have contributed just as much to the flood of tens of millions of dollars of secret money into the 2012 campaign.