Federal Election Commission

US Sen. Elizabeth Warren starts 2018 with $14 million for re-election bid, campaign reports

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, continued her prodigious fundraising in the final quarter of 2017, to end the year with $14.1 million …

Elections

Democrat behind 'Stable Genius Act' pleased by Trump's exam

President Trump's medical exam boosted the need to pass legislation that would require presidential candidates to publicly release such information …

Health Care

Dark Money Basics

What is Dark Money?<p>Dark Money refers to political spending meant to influence the decision of a voter, where the donor is not disclosed and the …

Super PAC

Chelsea Manning files for U.S. Senate bid in Maryland

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. — Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army intelligence analyst who was convicted of leaking classified documents, will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland.<p>Manning, 30, filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. She is running as a …

Politics

Dairy: Money to Congress

The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more.<p>All donations took place during the 2017-2018 …

Textbooks

UT: Grand Jury Subpoenas Witness In Investigation Of Rep. Hunter's Use Of Campaign Funds

UT: Grand Jury Subpoenas Witness In Investigation Of Rep. Hunter's Use Of Campaign Funds<p><b>GUEST:</b><p><b>Morgan Cook</b>, a watchdog reporter for The San Diego …

Corruption

Political donations by lobbyists rising

A view of K Street in Washington DC. (Photo by Brooks Kraft/ Getty Images)<p>Federal lobbyists have donated nearly $76 million to members of Congress …

Corruption

Democrat Introduces the ‘Stable Genius Act’

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA) introduced the “Stable Genius Act” in the House, The Hill reports.The act would require all presidential candidates to file …

Politics

Democratic Congressional Rep Trolls Trump With “STABLE GENIUS” Act

Donald Trump has made a lot of noise about how Democrats can’t do anything but obstruct his often genuinely terrible policies, as though they’ve …

Donald Trump

Lawsuit: Trump Super PAC Took Illegal Donation From Private Prison Company

A leading private prison company illegally donated $225,000 to a political group supporting President Donald Trump during the 2016 election — and the …

Corruption

Rep. Darrell Issa - Campaign Finance Summary

NOTE: All the numbers on this page are for the 2017 - 2018 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically on …

Darrell Issa

US Chamber of Commerce Outside Spending

Outside Spending Summary 2018<p>Discloses Donors? NO<br>Viewpoint: Conservative<br>Type of group: 501c<p>Grand Total Spent on 2018 Federal Elections:</i> …

Government

Democratic lawmaker introduces “Stable Genius Act” amid Trump mental-health concerns

Bill sponsor Rep. Brendan Boyle says, “The President believes he is a ‘stable genius.’ I do not”<p>A Democratic lawmaker introduced a piece of legislation titled the "Stable Genius Act" that would require aspiring U.S. presidents to undergo a mental-health examination and release medical records prior …

U.S. Politics

Surge in Commodity Prices Lifts 'Make America Great Again' ETF

A rise in commodity prices has recently helped propel major U.S. stock indexes to fresh records and affected investors' inflation expectations.<p>It has also fueled gains in an exchange-traded fund that includes companies that contribute to the Republican Party.<p>The Point Bridge GOP Stock Tracker ETF …

Business

Meryl Streep Pitches Hollywood Dream Ticket: Oprah for President, Dwayne Johnson as Chief of Staff

If Oprah Winfrey was to win the presidency in 2020, Meryl Streep has the perfect person to run the media mogul’s White House: Dwayne Johnson, aka The …

Dwayne Johnson

Andy Kim Raises Over $600K in MacArthur Challenge

Democratic congressional candidate Andy Kim has raised over $600,000 as he prepares to challenge New Jersey Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-3) ahead of the …

New Jersey Politics

'Make America Great Again' ETF, pegged to Trump’s agenda, outperforms the stock market

An exchange-traded fund that tracks companies that support President Donald Trump and the Republican Party is beating the stock market, according to …

Donald Trump

Trump will have to re-nominate Manchester for Bahamas appointment

President Donald Trump must re-nominate San Diego hotelier Doug Manchester for U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas under a rule that sends back to the …

Bob Menendez

Mermaid Factory owner, retired Navy officer to take on Rep. Scott Taylor in election

Elaine Luria, a business owner and retired Navy officer, formally announced Monday she's seeking the Democratic nomination to run against Rep. Scott …

Hampton Roads

Can You Guess Which Democratic Senator Gets the Most Republican Attack Ads by Far?

The Democratic senator up for re-election in 2018 who’s under the most attack by Republicans may surprise you. While Republicans have promised a …

Donald Trump

Rep. Duncan reacts to FBI investigation: 'Let's just get it over with'

Rep. Duncan Hunter says the Department of Justice needs to make its move on the ongoing investigation into how some of his campaign finances were …

Corruption

Donald Trump disbands his own voter fraud commission

US President Donald Trump has closed down a commission he set up to investigate voter fraud in the 2016 election. Trump blamed states' refusal to …

World News

Year in Review: Tech Companies Grapple with Disinformation

2017 was the year that tech companies faced a difficult reckoning over their role in spreading online disinformation.<p><i>Lorand Laskai is a research</i> …

International Relations

First up for the midterms: Primary fights for both parties’ future

Democrats are mired in their own conflicts. How, if at all, should they campaign against Trump? How do they balance the liberal agenda of the party’s …

Conservative View

By the numbers: a 2017 money-in-politics index

We crunched a lot of numbers this year. Here are a few that stand out.<p>$36,469,896: Amount President <b>Donald Trump</b> has already raised for his 2020 …

Journalism

To preserve our democracy we must end foreign meddling in U.S. elections

Each day, we learn more about how foreign sources use our own campaign finance laws and social media opportunities to try to influence U.S. elections.<p>…

Opinion

BUSTED: Democratic Congressional Candidate Indicted For Fraud, Theft

A federal grand jury in Virginia indicted a Democratic congressional candidate last week on charges of fraud and theft that stem from events that …

Conservative View

Sure, the Democrats Hate Trump. Only Problem: They're Running Out of Cash

The Democratic National Committee continues to be plagued by record-low fundraising numbers despite rising enthusiasm among Democratic voters — a …

Conservative View

If The Democrats Were Planning On Beating The GOP Anytime Soon, They Just Got The Worst News

The Democratic National Committee continues to be plagued by record-low fundraising numbers despite rising enthusiasm among Democratic voters — a …

Elections

The Democrats Are Winning. So Why Are They Flat Broke?

It’s an unfortunate reality that it requires money—and lots of it—to be a power player in mainstream American politics, and Democrats are becoming …

Liberal View