Campaign Finance

Sebastian Gorka Leaves ‘Pizzagate’ Super PAC

Sebastian Gorka’s post-White House tenure with a group founded by “Pizzagate” conspiracy theorists was short-lived. After Gorka’s August ouster from …

Donald Trump

Liquor lawyer Louis Caputo suspended for gambling-ring conviction

Updated 3 minutes ago<p>The liquor-law attorney who worked with former State Rep. Marc Gergely to convince business owners to participate in an illegal …

Pittsburgh

The Supreme Court has made it much easier for politicians to get away with corruption

The jury in the trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez trial is reported to be deadlocked. Who can blame them? They are being asked to answer some of the hardest questions in modern anti-corruption law. Is it criminal bribery when a $600,000 donor to a Super PAC asks for, and gets, help pushing a policy …

Corruption

GOP strategists worry incumbents aren't ready for a blue wave

Some House Republicans are 'fundamentally not prepared for how they're about to be attacked' in 2018.<p>Republican strategists are warning that some of the party’s veteran House incumbents aren’t adequately preparing for the 2018 election, putting the GOP majority at risk by their failure to recognize …

Politics

Cards Against Humanity’s holiday stunt starts with an attempt to thwart Trump’s border wall

The famously wry card game wants you to #resist by paying it to “save” America.<p>Earlier this year, Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin told Vox in an interview that the team behind the wryly sarcastic “party game for terrible people” is happiest with their comedy when it’s rooted in …

Politics

With March On, One of the Women’s March Organizers Turns Her Focus to Electoral Politics—And Impeaching Trump

It’s finally chilly in the Northeast, and the sun goes down well before happy hour, so in other words, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But if you’re anything like me, you may be struggling to summon the holiday spirit this year. Maybe it’s the spree of senseless mass shootings or the …

Culture

The players who have shaped campaign finance over the decades

Laws have shaped how money affects politics in the modern era, but it is the courts that have really had the final say. Compiled below are some of …

Journalism

A modern history of campaign finance: from Watergate to 'Citizens United'

A legal war has been waged since the campaign finance reforms that followed the Watergate scandals, when Congress passed the bedrock for our modern …

Journalism

Koch brothers key to funding assault on campaign finance regulation

<b>This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C.</b><p>WASHINGTON — Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch are well-known for pumping tens of millions of dollars into so-called dark money …

Politics

Mandel-supporting Super PAC formed by ‘alt lite’ bloggers shuts down

The revolution is over, at least for the #Rev18 Super PAC.<p>On Nov. 8, the #Rev18 Super PAC announced on its Twitter account it was shutting down due …

Super PAC

Simpsonville candidate Sherry Roche says 'computer glitch' kept campaign finance report from displaying

CLOSE<p>Sherry Roche is running for the Ward 4 seat for Simpsonville City Council.<p>Ethics Commission says there was no computer g<p>The winner of the race …

Elections

Editorial: Living large on Missouri's terrible campaign finance laws

<b>W</b>hen Timothy W. Jones was majority leader, and later speaker, of the Missouri House, he honed the art of taking personal gifts from lobbyists and …

St. Louis

Biden ‘Sunday Night Football’ Interview Shows Campaign Finance ‘Reform’ Would Benefit Media, Not All People

Many liberals point to the rising price tag of American political campaigns to support calls for campaign-finance reform.<p>According to Sen. Bernie …

Conservative View

Republican and Democratic Candidates Come Together on Campaign Finance Reform

The opponents of Issue 2 , the Drug Price Relief Act, recently outspent backers of that proposal by a four-to-one margin. And most of the money in …

Elections

Mike Lee wants Roy Moore to stop using his image on fundraising ads

Sen. Mike Lee of Utah has asked Roy Moore's team to stop using his image on their campaign fundraising materials, per The Hill. After four women …

U.S. Politics

Campaign Finance Atty: DOJ, FEC Should Probe Clinton After Brazile Revelations Insider

<b>Rep. Jordan: Special Counsel Must Probe Clintons, Uranium One, Fusion GPS</b><p>Tucker Carlson said that Facebook executives Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker should testify before Congress about the dangers of social media.<p>Campaign finance law attorney Cleta Mitchell said Hillary Clinton and her campaign …

Republicans

Midday open thread: Clinton aides form Super PAC; smart cockatoos; unlucky dinosaurs

Liberal View

US campaign finance laws resemble legalized bribery. We must reform them

There’s an urgent need for reform for disclosure of how much money mighty political lobbyists are giving law makers who are writing relevant tax legislation<p>When powerful lobbyists work hard over the coming weeks to convince Republican lawmakers to change their tax package to please them, it would …

Government

Former Clinton Aides Launch New Super PAC

WASHINGTON — Former aides to Bill and Hillary Clinton are launching a new super PAC dedicated to building boosting Democratic candidates around the country, NBC News has learned.<p>The new entity — called Party Majority — would act as a parallel structure to Democratic party committees at the national …

Politics

Super PAC Created by MAGA Trolls to Oust Moderate Republicans Shuts Down After Two Months

A super PAC created by hardline pro-Trump internet figures to oust establishment, moderate, or otherwise non-nationalist Republicans has shut down …

Donald Trump

Where can you go to find out who is paying our politicians?

Nov 8, 2017<p>Political donations: where to find out who is lobbying legislators<p>The transparency around political donations is borderline nonexistent, …

Campaign Fundraising

Cambridge Analytica CEO talks to TechCrunch about Trump, Hillary and the future

A few weeks ago I met with, and interviewed, Alexander Nix, the CEO of Cambridge Analytica. His company has been credited with helping Donald Trump win the U.S. presidency. It’s also been associated with many other controversial political campaigns globally and accused by some of aiding the U.K.’s …

Cambridge Analytica

Ian Smith says taxpayers will pay for elections in future

One of the country's top lobbyists said Australia will inevitably introduce full public funding for election campaigns because of the stigma attached …

Australian News

A Short Explanation of Brazile's DNC Bombshell & It's Apathetic Implications for the Future of Truth

Last week, Bernie supporters, DemExiters and the remaining disillusioned Dems have had our beliefs proven by Donna Brazile’s recent book that finally reveals that the DNC rigged the 2016 election in favor of Hillary Clinton. Most of my compatriots who fall into the aforementioned categories have …

Bernie Sanders

Taxpayers should fund multi-million dollar political campaigns, Senate hears

The 2013 election cost up to $200 million to run, according to the Australian Electoral Commission, while the 2016 election figures are yet to be …

Brisbane

Wyoming group seeks to get money out of politics with constitutional amendment

A group of volunteers is seeking to make Wyoming the 20th state to call on Congress to pass a constitutional amendment banning corporations and …

Constitutional Amendments

Local election limits long overdue

The provincial government’s bid to limit municipal political donations is long overdue.<p>Legislation tabled Monday by Municipal Affairs Minister Selina …

Campaign Fundraising

House Republicans Demand Mueller’s Resignation, Allege ‘Obvious Conflict Of Interest’

In a move that could signal an escalation of Republican resistance to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of allegations that President …

Donald Trump

Gov. Kay Ivey widens lead in campaign fundraising for 2018 race

Ivey has now raised about $1.8 million for her bid to be elected to a full term.

Elections

Super PAC Priorities USA plans to spend $50 million on digital ads for 2018

A Democratic super PAC plans to spend $50 million as part of its digital strategy ahead for the 2018 midterm elections.<p>In a memo sent out Thursday to its supporters and partners, Priorities USA said it planned to close the "expanding digital divide" in order win Senate, House, gubernatorial and …

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