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That lawsuit, filed last week in a DC district court, summarizes the DNC-Clinton conspiracy and provides detailed evidence from Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings confirming the complaint's allegations that Democrats undertook an extensive scheme to violate federal campaign limits.
The Democratic National Committee failed in its latest bid to charge the president with campaign hanky panky, despite support from a liberal Federal Election Commission member. In a series of newly release memos, the FEC voted 3-1 behind closed doors last month against taking action against ...

With support (pdf) from Ellen L. Weintraub, the sole Democrat on the Federal Election Commission (FEC)--which has neglected to act on a formal complaint filed in 2012--Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) on Monday sued the American Action Network (AAN) to challenge ...
The party must explain to the Federal Election Commission why it failed to detail how a federal account ended up $159,333 in the red last November. That was the month when former party Chairman Stephen Bittel resigned after being accused of inappropriate conduct around women in the office. In a Jan. Florida
The lawsuit, which ramps up CREW's complaint against AAN after the Federal Election Commission twice voted not to act, could offer an unusual window into the inner workings of ... "They have exhausted their administrative remedies at the FEC and their only recourse now is to turn to the courts," he said.
The filings for fundraising and spending by political candidates during the first quarter are in. Here are a couple of highlights from the Federal Election Commission website in the much-watched U.S. Senate race. -Joe Manchin has the most money of all the candidates. The report shows he has $5.4 ...

A conservative watchdog group filed a Federal Election Commission complaint on Monday, April 16, against Hiral Tipirneni, a Democratic congressional candidate hoping to stage an upset in Tuesday's special election. Arizona's Public Integrity Alliance alleges that the volunteer-run Postcards to Voters ...
This analysis was first available to Bloomberg Government subscribers. The Federal Election Commission may soon decide whether a mother running for Congress can use campaign money to pay for child care. Democrat Liuba Grechen Shirley, who's seeking to challenge Rep. Peter King (R-N.
BISMARCK, N.D. - Federal Election Commission filings show between 2011 and 2017, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., reimbursed herself and her family with campaign funds. In January, records showed Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., paid himself nearly $200,000 for campaign expenses. The filings show that ...
Elaine Luria got a late start in her bid for Congress, but of all the candidates seeking to unseat Virginia's incumbents in the House of Representatives, she was the busiest so far this year in the critical work of raising the big bucks needed to run. Still, the $373,375 she raised though March 31 still leaves her a ...
The FEC complaint calls Hosseini a “top adviser” to Stone, whose firm Cavalry Strategies LLC was paid more than $62,000 in 2017 by the New Republican PAC for political strategy consulting and travel. While Scott's fundraising has gotten the attention of Democratic allies, Nelson announced Tuesday that ...
The Federal Election Commission is asking a leadership PAC previously affiliated with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to account for more than $600,000 of previously unreported contributions from the first six months of 2017. For most of the period in question, the committee, SEAL PAC, was overseen by ...
“You know, they're certainly in charge — the regulatory body,” he said. Fox News political analyst Juan Williams predicted an FEC investigation will loom over Trump like a cloud. “It matters in terms of whether there was a Federal Election commission violation — that matters because that will drag out the ...
... the Federal Election Commission complaint against him but invalidate the campaign finance rule he allegedly violated. Allen Dickerson, a lawyer for the former Utah attorney general, argued Tuesday in U.S. District Court that the process the FEC used to come up with the regulation was "deeply flawed.".
Former Democratic FEC commissioner Ann Ravel agreed with Potter's assessment, saying the FEC's enforcement division was particularly hard-hit by staffing issues. “The FEC is understaffed primarily in the enforcement division. So it does have an impact on the ability to aggressively enforce matters and ...
As the cost of U.S. elections has risen in recent years, the Federal Election Commission's view of its own enforcement role has grown sharply divided along ideological lines. In this context, the question of whether longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen's $130,000 hush money payment to adult actress ...
WASHINGTON — Current and former Federal Election Commission officials tell NBC News it could take a year or longer for the FEC to address the case of whether Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen's $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels represents an unreported in-kind, ...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A nonpartisan group says in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that a super PAC has been improperly organizing and funding activities for a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi. The Washington-based Campaign Legal Center filed the complaint Monday ...
In complaints filed with the Justice Department and Federal Election Commission, the nonpartisan group Common Cause said Cambridge Analytica and its affiliate, SCL Group Limited, violated a ban on foreign nationals participating in the “decision-making process” of campaigns or political committees.
The Federal Election Commission has launched an investigation to determine if the National Rifle Association accepted illegal contributions from ... The ADLF called on the FEC to investigate “whether the NRA violated federal law by taking illegal contributions from foreign nationals in connection with the ...
More than one year after the last presidential election, the Federal Election Commission is inching forward with plans to craft new rules for online political ads. The agency just released two proposals for online disclaimers that would state who paid for political ads that run on Facebook, Google and other ...
The Federal Election Commission has launched a preliminary investigation into whether Russian entities gave illegal contributions to the National Rifle Association that were intended to benefit the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, according to people who were notified of the probe.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted on Wednesday to move forward with new rules that would bump up disclosure requirements for certain political ads on platforms like Facebook and Google. The move comes as spending on the 2018 midterms is ramping up and as both lawmakers and digital ...
Describing the proposals as narrow, the FEC today released two possible plans to overhaul online ad disclaimers, which would apply to ads advocating for a candidate, asking for contributions, or that are made by a political committee. The first would essentially require online ads to abide by the same ...
The chair and vice chair of the Federal Election Commission sat side-by-side in a hearing Thursday where they discussed an upcoming proposal to increase regulations on certain political ads on platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google. Both the Republican chair, Caroline Hunter, and Democratic vice ...
Doug Jones in Alabama's special U.S. Senate election in December, but did not identify contributors until after the election. A complaint was filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission against Highway 31 super PAC. The super PAC spent $4.4 million in support of Jones, outspending other outside ...
Washington — The Federal Election Commission has dismissed a complaint against a fundraising committee formed by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop, deeming the matter a low priority after the committee filed three missing disclosure reports. The Detroit News reported in November that Bishop's ...
Senator Bernie Sanders' campaign agreed to pay a $14,500 fine to the Federal Election Commission last month after the agency ruled the independent's ... The original complaint with the FEC was filed by New Hampshire House Speaker William O'Brien in March 2016 after the Australian volunteers were ...
WASHINGTON (CN) – A government watchdog sued the Federal Election Commission on Thursday over its delay in responding to a complaint about a $500,000 campaign donation made to support Sen. Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential bid. The lawsuit brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in ...
Republicans and Democrats on the Federal Election Commission may be headed for a clash over new disclosure rules for political advertisements on Facebook, Google, Twitter and other online platforms. The FEC's chairwoman, Caroline Hunter and vice chairwoman, Ellen Weintraub, are set to present ...
WMUR reported that the Sanders campaign agreed to settle with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) while not admitting fault for accepting assistance from the Australian Labor Party. The party paid for flights and daily stipends for Australian volunteers to help out with Sanders campaign events, ...
WASHINGTON (WCAX) Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign will pay a $14,500 fine over an alleged wrongful in-kind campaign contribution during his 2016 run for president. The agreement with the Federal Elections Commission stems from a group of Australians volunteers who helped the ...
The presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) illegally accepted foreign campaign contributions by getting help from a group of Australian campaign volunteers who were paid by the Australian Labor Party, the Federal Election Commission concluded. A settlement between the FEC and the ...
I am going to take a deep dive into Frontera Energy Corporation's (TSX:FEC) most recent ownership structure, not a frequent subject of discussion among individual investors. A company's ownership structure is often linked to its share performance in both the long- and short-term. The effect of an active ...
After Project Veritas released the videos, a complaint was filed with the Federal Election Commission in March 2016 by Republican former New Hampshire House speaker William O'Brien. He charged that the labor party made “prohibited foreign contributions” and the Sanders campaign broke the law by ...
Common Cause has filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice against President Donald Trump and others over payments to American Media that the group said do not fall under a "press" exemption. Common Cause said in the complaint that an August 2016 ...
The proposed FEC rule would require all text and display advertising to include the name of the sponsor in the ad (not merely a link) “in letters of sufficient size to be clearly readable.” This provision might be a source of objections from Google or Facebook. Audio ads in music streaming services would ...
State representative and Congressional candidate Jimmy Matlock is filing an amended report with the Federal Election Commission after a Knoxville man filed a complaint that Matlock accepted campaign donations from corporations. Matlock is a republican candidate running to replace retiring U.S. Rep.
That is why I am filing a complaint today with the Federal Election Commission, requesting an investigation into whether Trump violated campaign finance law to conceal the payment to Clifford. Election law in America requires that presidential candidates disclose the money they are spending on the ...
SALT LAKE CITY — A federal judge dismissed a Federal Election Commission complaint against John Swallow on Friday, ending all remaining legal action ... The FEC alleged that Swallow solicited large contributions from St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson for political campaigns, and showed him ...
Congress is poised to ask the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to issue a report about illegal foreign political contributions in elections, its enforcement measures, and how it works to combat them. The provision is in a report accompanying the 2,000-plus page omnibus bill that was released Wednesday ...
Democratic efforts on the Federal Election Commission to punish media and stifle voices like the Drudge Report and Fox are going “underground” after failing in public, according to the agency's outgoing defender of media and digital outlets. “The debate has gone underground, it has not ceased,” said Lee ...
The proposed FEC rule would require all text and display advertising to include the name of the sponsor in the ad (not merely a link) “in letters of sufficient size to be clearly readable.” This provision might be a source of objections from Google or Facebook. Audio ads in music streaming services would ...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Ken Buck (R-CO) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in calling on President Donald Trump to fully staff the Federal Election Commission. “The FEC plays a vital role in enforcing the rule of law for election campaigns,” Rep. Ken Buck ...
A liberal group on Thursday ramped up its push for the Federal Election Commission to investigate a $130,000 payment Donald Trump's personal lawyer made in 2016 to an adult film actress who says she once had an affair with the president. The regulatory body had already received requests to ...
A day after a Knox County man filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission about donations accepted by 2nd District congressional candidate Jimmy Matlock, a complaint has been filed by a Loudon County man against Matlock's opponent, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett. The tit-for-tat ...
America got some bad news the other day when Lee Goodman submitted his resignation from the Federal Election Commission. ... The Republican members, including Goodman, argued that the FEC had no authority to police people's tweets — and any effort to do so could put countless unsuspecting ...
A day after a Knox County man filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission about donations accepted by 2nd District congressional candidate ... Both complaints cite improper donations and list FEC law that says, “Campaigns are prohibited from accepting contributions from certain types of ...
State representative and Congressional candidate Jimmy Matlock is filing an amended report with the Federal Election Commission after a Knoxville man filed a complaint that Matlock accepted campaign donations from corporations. Matlock is a republican candidate running to replace retiring U.S. Rep.
America got some bad news the other day when Lee Goodman submitted his resignation from the Federal Election Commission. ... noble goal — preventing the bribery of political candidates — has transmogrified into a Kafkaesque regulatory regime under which, if some FEC commissioners had their way, ...


 

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