Elections Watchdog: FEC Turned Blind Eye To Stealth GOP Donor

Asking a federal judge to crack down on campaign-finance violations, a political watchdog group claims that regulators dropped the ball.

Money is the Root of all Politics

WASHINGTON –  CREW, a nonprofit whose name is short for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed the complaint on Aug. 4 in Washington — taking issue with the anticlimactic conclusion of what it calls an open-and-shut case of stealth donor activity. Section 30122 of federal election law prohibits anyone from making a political

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The FEC Just Made It Easier For Candidates To Be Bought With Super PAC Money

The new rules further blur the lines between candidates seeking public office and the private entities that fund their election campaigns.

Donald Trump, second from left, makes a point as Ben Carson, left, Ted Cruz, second from right, and Jeb Bush look on during the CNN Republican presidential debate at the Venetian Hotel & Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has quietly released a new advisory opinion that will make it even easier for candidates and their staffers to solicit for super PACs donations. The opinion states that candidates can ask for funds from donors as long as they are meeting in small groups—as small as three people, according to the Washington

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Campaign Watchdog Groups Funded By Soros, Others, File FEC Complaints Against Key Candidates

The process of determining the nominees and candidates remains beholden to vested financial interests, and excludes 99.5% of the American populace.

Tea party conservatives Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, right, walk to a Senate meeting. Washington, DC (TFC) – Two campaign finance watchdog groups have filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission, charging that three Republicans and one Democrat are soliciting campaign contributions for a Presidential run in

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FEC Acts On Citizens United But Sidesteps Disclosure Entirely

The Federal Election Commission has made a rare break from its near-constant deadlock, but critics say its new rule changes fail to address the disclosure of the “tsunami of dark money” flooding the U.S. election system.

WASHINGTON --- After five years of deadlock and facing increasing concerns of terminal dysfunction, the Federal Election Commission has moved forward on implementing new rules in response to the Supreme Court’s two most significant recent decisions related to election finance. The most prominent of these rulings, the 2010 case known as Citizens

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FEC Decision Pushes Bitcoin Further Toward Legitimacy

Bitcoin, a crypto-currency that offers a cloak of anonymity to its users, can now be used in campaign contributions — as long as the contributor provides identifying information.

LOS ANGELES --- The U.S. Federal Election Commission has taken a leap into the Digital Age, approving the use of the virtual currency Bitcoin to make financial contributions to political candidates. The FEC's move comes as several candidates running in this year's midterm elections have started accepting Bitcoin contributions. In an opinion

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McCutcheon Decision Gives Ultra-rich Unfettered Access To Political Candidates

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court essentially overturns decades of precedent to effectively eliminate limits on individual contributions to federal election campaigns.

Sheldon Adelson listens as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks during the Republican Jewish Coalition, Saturday, March 29, 2014, in Las Vegas. Several possible GOP presidential candidates gathered in Las Vegas as Adelson, a billionaire casino magnate, looks for a new favorite to help on the 2016 race for the White House. (AP/Julie Jacobson)

WASHINGTON --- In a contentious split decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has pushed back on decades of congressional action and legal precedent to lift limits on how much money, in total, donors can contribute to federal election campaigns. Critics warn that the move, which will impact both state and federal elections, will significantly increase

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