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Paul Blumenthal

What Should You Know About Mobile Political Ads?

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A digital political advertising firm is asking the Federal Election Commission to exempt banner ads for mobile devices, such as the rece...

Senate Committee Delays Vote on FEC Nominees

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

President Barack Obama's two nominees to the Federal Election Commission must wait a little longer for the Senate Rules and Administration Committee to vote on their nominations.

Gingrich Committee Again Targeted by FEC

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

This is hardly the first go-around between Newt 2012 and the FEC, which has been badgering Gingrich's debt-ridden committee about disclosure matters for months. But the FEC has yet to fine or otherwise take enforcement action against Gingrich's operation.

Secretive super PAC may be breaking federal law

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Dave Levinthal August 28, 2013This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investiga...

Tea Party Favorite's Questionable Car Wreck

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Ohio state Treasurer Josh Mandel (R) may have violated federal campaign finance law for using a car owned by his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign during his ...

Paul Blumenthal

Santorum Illegally Directed $1 Million To Super PAC Supporting Campaign, Watchdogs Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) broke campaign finance rules by directing a $1 million chec...

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...

Palin's PAC In 'Nosedive'

Center for Public Integrity | Adam Wollner | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Sarah Palin’s leadership political action committee has taken a fundraising nosedive this year — and most of the money it has raised isn’t direc...

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...

Big News For Married Gay Couples

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday that the political contributions of married same-sex couples should be treated equal...

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...

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...