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The Federal Election Commission is raising questions about reports filed by the biggest super PAC associated with Scott B. Mackenzie, who's listed as the treasurer of more than two dozen PACs.
In the post-Citizens United era, where campaign fundraising involves pandering to corporate lobbyists and wealthy, special interests, requests like Reid's -- someone who is viewed as a leader in the Democratic party -- only further the appearance of corruption in our democracy.
A unanimous vote kicked the can one month down the road and left the public in the same place it was before -- with no rules
"The New Hampshire legislature has really been a breeding ground for women,” she said. “Part of that is that the women have
Part of Ravel’s challenge is helping the agency find its voice. Only Ravel and fellow Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub
But he also said, "Both instances are worth investigation." The Democratic Party's inclusion of a decoder key, he said, "doesn't
Well-known corporate chiefs funded illegal "dark money" contributions to groups in the Koch brothers' political network involved in Thursday's record campaign finance settlement in California, according to settlement documents.
The contributions were spotted by Common Cause California, which reported them to the Fair Political Practices Commission
UPDATE: Oct. 24 -- The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that the settlement will include a $1 million fine against Americans
President Barack Obama is no longer the only president who hasn't successfully appointed someone to the Federal Election Commission.
President Barack Obama's two nominees to the Federal Election Commission -- an agency rife with ideological discord and often gridlocked on key issues before it -- today won unanimous approval from the Senate Rules and Administration Committee.
This partisan divide has kept the FEC from adopting new disclosure rules in light of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United
Many of you may be asking what the FEC does. Great question. I have a short answer for you: virtually nothing. One of the problems with the FEC is that it is set up to allow for partisan deadlock.
Melanie Sloan, executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, said in a statement, "CREW is
Just in time for the holidays Californians may receive a present from the state's political watchdog agency -- new rules for public officials concerning the acceptance and disclosure gifts.
The effects of the stunning fall from grace and subsequent arrest on September 2nd of veteran campaign treasurer Kinde Durkee continue to ripple throughout the California political community.