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Bloomberg News’s Refusal To Scrutinize Michael Bloomberg’s Candidacy Raises ‘Serious’ Concerns, Former FEC Commissioner Says

Bloomberg News announced it won’t investigate its billionaire owner, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, but will continue to investigate President Trump. A former FEC member said the outlet’s editorial policy raises “serious” campaign finance concerns. “If they’re not willing to do any negative stories that might come up about Mike, whereas they are about Trump, then they’re directly helping his campaign,” ...

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FEC Hamstrung As Third Commissioner Announces Resignation

The vice-chairman of the Federal Election Commission announced his resignation Monday, rendering the nation’s electoral watchdog incapable of taking action on enforcement matters in the lead-up to the 2020 elections. The FEC will have three vacancies on its six-member board after Republican Matthew Petersen leaves the FEC at the end of August, rendering the commission unable to meet its four-member ...

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FEC Chief Supported Russia-NRA Campaign Finance Probe Based Solely On ‘Vague’ News Article

FEC Chairwoman Ellen Weintrub, a Democrat, berated her Republican colleagues Friday for voting against an investigation into whether Alexander Torshin secretly funneled money to the NRA. But Weintrub did not acknowledge the allegation originated with Fusion GPS. McClatchy published similar allegations on Jan. 18, 2018.  Weintrub acknowledged that she supported the investigation based solely on the McClatchy story. The chairwoman ...

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Ahab Mueller Continues to Chase President Trump

I frankly don’t know how President Trump gets anything accomplished in the White House. What with the noise created by dominoes falling and the screeching of walls closing in due to Ahab Mueller’s investigation, it must be impossible to hear yourself think. On the plus side, the background din does make it that much harder for disgruntled employees to surreptitiously ...

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Dem Commissioner Cries Foul After FEC Dismisses Trump Complaint

  by Andrew Kerr The Federal Election Commission (FEC) announced Friday it dismissed a complaint from a liberal watchdog group alleging that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign had violated campaign laws by promoting his businesses and using campaign funds to pay for events at his Mar-A-Lago resort. The complaint, which was filed nearly two years ago by David Brock’s American Democracy Legal Fund, alleged ...

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Free Market Term Limits Breakthrough

Serial entrepreneur Norbert Richter claims no relation to the inventor of the Richter Scale, but if his breakthrough idea is successful, he’ll be causing political tremors for decades. Richter has used his failed congressional primary challenge as inspiration for a free market workaround that has the potential to be voter–imposed term limits. His new organization, FireYourCongressman.com, bypasses the roadblock that ...

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