Federal Election Commission

FEC To Craft Rules For Online Political Ads

The Federal Election Commission voted unanimously Thursday to craft new regulations regarding disclaimers for online political ads.<p>"Foreign …

Advertising Industry

Federal Agency Drafts New Rules For Transparency In Political Social-Media Ads

Support the news<p>The Federal Election Commission is moving to improve disclosure of the money behind Internet and digital ads, as the shadow of …

Social Media

Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe: attorneys

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer use political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party to cover the costs, his attorneys confirmed.<p>Trump defense lawyer John Dowd said that …

News (U.S.)

What you need to know in advertising today

Amazon is the most authentic brand in the United States, according to a report from communications agency Cohn & Wolfe.<p>The company took the top honors in the "2017 Authentic Brands" study, followed by PayPal and Burt's Bees. The study is part of the agency’s annual global consumer survey on the …

Advertising

Momentum builds in U.S. for disclaimers on internet election ads

(Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday kicked off a process that could result in mandatory disclaimers on election ads that appear on social media, a reaction to anonymous, Russia-linked ads on sites such as Facebook ahead of the 2016 U.S. elections.<p>The Federal Election Commission voted 5-0 to …

Sheryl Sandberg

Is Russian money funding Trump’s defense against collusion charges?

<i>This article first appeared on Just Security.</i><p>Piece by piece, we continue to learn about Russia’s assault on the 2016 election: cyberattacks on voting …

Russia

Election officials look to place new rules on Facebook, Google ads

<b>By Hamza Shaban | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission moved a step closer to placing tighter regulations on Internet ads …

Government

FEC unanimously votes to advance online political ad disclaimer rules

The Federal Election Commission unanimously agreed to advance a vote that would strengthen the online political ad disclaimer rules. The vote comes a …

U.S. Politics

Surprise: Unanimous FEC to push for internet regulation

In a major shift, Republicans on the Federal Election Commission plan to join Democrats Thursday in calling for new internet regulations on paid …

Government

Tax writers, including Marchant, to benefit from estate tax changes in GOP plan

Rep. Vern Buchanan has ranked among the wealthiest members of Congress since coming to Washington in 2007, and now an effort to overhaul the nation’s …

Retirement

Porn star, Coolio launching 2020 White House bid

A porn star and a rapper say they have what it takes to win the White House in 2020.<p><b>Cherie DeVille</b>, who’s starred in such videos as “Ass Planet” and …

Politics

Google: Ban foreign governments from posting online election adverts after Russian meddling

Google has called for America to ban foreign governments from posting election adverts after a backlash over Russian “fake news”.<p>The internet giant told the US election watchdog that a current ban on proxies for foreign governments handing out election material should be extended to include online …

Censorship

RNC cuts ties with Roy Moore campaign

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee has pulled out of the joint fundraising committee it set up with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore’s …

Republican Party

Ryan, Sessions Add To GOP Voices Saying Moore Accusers Are Credible

There's been more fallout on Capitol Hill over the accusations by several women that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore made unwanted sexual contact with them when they were teens.<p>Speaker of the House Paul Ryan said at a news conference on Tuesday that Moore "should step aside" before next month's …

Politics

Hannity: Moore must give 'satisfactory explanation' for misconduct allegations or 'get out of this race'

Fox News host Sean Hannity is calling on Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (D) to prove he did not engage in sexual misconduct with teenage girls or …

Sean Hannity

Putin extends lifeline to cash-strapped Venezuela

Russia just gave Venezuela a big break on debt payments. It's the latest sign that the two nations are deepening ties as the Trump administration cracks down on Venezuela.<p>The Kremlin announced that it had agreed to restructure $3.15 billion of debt payments that Venezuela owes Moscow. Russia's …

Venezuela

Hogan Lovells adds Zapien

<i>With Marianne Levine, David Beavers and Aubree Eliza Weaver</i><p><b>HOGAN LOVELLS ADDS FORMER WALMART LOBBYIST: Hogan Lovells</b> is adding <b>Ivan Zapien</b>, a former <b>Walmart</b> lobbyist who spent the past three years as Walmart’s vice president for corporate affairs in Mexico City, as a partner. Zapien previously worked …

The City

Legal experts weigh in on Sessions’ call to evaluate Clinton allegations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed on Monday that he has authorized senior prosecutors at the Justice Department to evaluate whether allegations …

Government

After Russian meddling, Google and Facebook shift their stance on a crucial issue for voters

Facebook and Google told federal election officials they are open to greater oversight over the lucrative business of online political advertising, a shift for the tech giants who acknowledged recently that their ad platforms were exploited by Russian operatives during and after the 2016 …

Black Lives Matter

Alabama Senate Race

Top Industries<p>Most members of Congress get the bulk of their campaign contributions from two main sources: the industries that make up the economic …

Alabama Senate

Senators Call For New Rules For 'Invasive' Online Political Ads

Fifteen Democratic senators are asking the Federal Election Commission to ensure that online political ads carry disclaimers stating who paid for …

Advertising Industry

Data Firm Employed by Trump Campaign Sees Star Wane

Cambridge Analytica had its most lucrative year in 2016 campaign; today it doesn’t have a U.S. client and faces criticisms of having failed to deliver on promises<p>NEW YORK—One year after helping President Donald Trump win the election and earning more than $15 million from a dozen political …

Elections

Regulating Facebook, Google, Twitter in the wake of the election

Facebook, Twitter and Google — which saw their platforms used for Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections — are facing …

Marc Benioff

FEC Gets Over 150,000 Comments About Online Political Ad Disclaimers

The FEC’s public comment period ends Monday night, amid mounting pressure to require that paid political ads on social media contain a “purchased by” label<p>Today is the last day of a public comment period opened by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to hear from lawmakers, tech companies, and the …

Government

Google Pushing for New Laws Regulating Political Ads & Transparency

PACEDm.comGoogle has sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission letting them know that they strongly support new and stricter rules being put …

Determine

Facebook told the U.S. government that it’s open to new, limited political ad disclosure rules

Its comments to the FEC, however, don’t mention issues-focused ads, which Russian agents bought in 2016.<p>Facebook told the U.S. government that it would support limited new federal rules requiring companies and campaigns to disclose more information about online political ads.<p>But the social giant — …

Government

Congress: It’s Time for You to Do What the Tech Giants Refuse To

Facebook, Twitter, and Google talk a good game about transparency. But Congress doesn’t have to wait for them. There’s a strong bill, and they should …

U.S. Politics

15 Dems urge FEC to adopt new rules for online political ads

Fifteen Democratic senators signed comments to the Federal Election Commission in support of new rules for online political advertisements after …

Adopt

Money in Politics Apparently Isn't So Bad When Democrats Win

Political experts have cited many reasons for Democrat Ralph Northam's huge win in Tuesday's elections. Credit has gone to the state's changing …

Ralph Northam

Facebook wants 'flexibility' in political advertising regs

Facebook says that it supports the government’s push to further regulate election ads on digital platforms, but qualifies that it wants flexible …

Political Advertising