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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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Voter Fraud

Elections Official Asks Trump For Evidence Of Voter Fraud

FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, who was appointed by former Republican President George W. Bush, asked Trump to “immediately share his evidence with the public and with the appropriate law-enforcement authorities so that his allegations may be investigated promptly and thoroughly.”

February 11, 2017
Trump

While We Are Distracted By Tweets, Trump Is Building A Corporate State

The destructive toll of Donald Trump’s presidency is beginning to emerge, foreshadowing what’s likely to come as the White House and congressional Republicans begin to reverse, repeal, and replace federal laws and regulations. While Trump’s red-state supporters may be cheering now, they’ll soon feel the consequences.

February 7, 2017
Trump, PAC, Political Committee, FEC

The Continuing Financial Muddle At A Pro-Trump Political Committee

America Comes First, a political action committee that backed Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency, is continuing to flout campaign finance laws. The treasurer of the PAC, David Schamens, said the group’s FEC filings were inaccurate, and that they would be amended. Last week they were — but the amended filing includes new irregularities.

December 24, 2016
Mcgahn picked for Trump's White House counsel

Trump’s Pick For Legal Advisor Shows He’s Dead Set On Nuking Democracy

Donald McGahn served as ethics advisor to the corrupt former Rep. Tom Delay, supported Citizens United as head of the FEC, paved the way for super PACs, and recently worked for the Koch brothers.

November 29, 2016
Mcgahn picked for Trump's White House counsel

Former FEC Chairman Picked For Trump’s White House Counsel

While Trump during his campaign frequently promised to “drain the swamp” of the political establishment in Washington, McGahn has an extensive history in the capital, especially in conservative politics.

November 25, 2016
Andrew Heaney Congress New York

‘Illegal Coordination’ Complaint Filed Against NY GOP Congressional Candidate

A Washington D.C.-based non-profit filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission against Andrew Heaney, who is running for the Republican nomination in New York state’s 19th Congressional District. The complaint accuses Heaney of illegal coordination between his campaign and New York Jobs Council, a super PAC that appears to be founded by him.

February 4, 2016
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. (Gage Skidmore via Flickr)

Million-Dollar Donations Fuel Super PACs’ New Dominance

Super PACs and other outside groups raised more than $250 million during the first half of 2015.

August 1, 2015

Trump Campaign: Financial Disclosure Forms Can’t Even Handle His Money

“This report was not designed for a man of Mr. Trump’s massive wealth.” the press release says.

July 15, 2015
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) speaks at the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in National Harbor, Md. Cruz announced his presidential bid Monday. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Will Ted Cruz Super PACs Usher In New Frontier Of Donor Influence?

One of the constellation of committees appears to be underwritten by Republican mega-donor Robert Mercer and his family. Campaign lawyers said the arrangement is unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.

April 9, 2015
National News, Politics, Top News, Campaign Financing, Presidential Election, Jeb Bush, Super PAC, FEC

Presidential Candidates-To-Be Make The Most Of Fundraising Rule-Bending

“So long as he doesn’t say the magic words “I’m running,” Bush contends that he can raise and spend unlimited sums through a so-called super PAC under his control.”

April 6, 2015

Reid Will Refund Campaign For Purchases From Granddaughter’s Business

By Daniel Rothberg, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., plans to reimburse his campaign more than $16,000 for purchasing holiday gifts from his granddaughter’s jewelry business. The Federal Election Commission sent Reid’s campaign a letter last week asking it to provide more information about payments listed as “holiday gifts” on […]

March 26, 2014