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Federal Election Commission Rejects Proposal to Consider New Rules on Foreign Spending in US Elections

May 27, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Thursday rejected a proposal to address foreign influence in United States election spending, the third time the commission has shot down similar proposals since reports of Russian interference in the 2016 election began emerging about two years ago.

Scam PACs Line Pockets by Misleading Donors

April 28, 2018 - 2:00pm
Scam PACs Line Pockets by Misleading Donors

Some rake in donations for illegitimate political campaigns for figures like Laura Ingraham and Congressman Allen West. Others latch onto specific issues like veterans' rights or regions like the Virgin Islands. "Scam PACs" have caught the attention of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), but commissioners, known for infighting and icy political rivalries, have done little to address it.(Photo: Shutterstock)

FEC Proposes New Rules for Digital Ad Disclosures

March 20, 2018 - 1:56am

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted on Wednesday to move forward with new rules that would bump up disclosure requirements for certain political ads on platforms like Facebook and Google.
The move comes as spending on the 2018 midterms is ramping up and as both lawmakers and digital platforms look to prevent continued foreign influence in American elections.

The Anatomy Of Hillary Clinton's $84 Million Money-Laundering Scheme

December 28, 2017 - 9:50am
The Anatomy Of Hillary Clinton's $84 Million Money-Laundering Scheme

Authored by Dan Backer via Investors.com,
In 2014, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of my client, Alabama engineer Shaun McCutcheon, in his challenge to the Federal Election Commission's (FEC) outdated "aggregate limits," which effectively limited how many candidates any one donor could support.

Trump Judicial Nominee Who Bungled Basic Legal Questions, Withdraws After Humiliating Hearing

December 19, 2017 - 8:43am
Trump Judicial Nominee Who Bungled Basic Legal Questions, Withdraws After Humiliating Hearing

President Trump's nominee to fill a vacant D.C. District Court Judge seat has withdrawn his name from consideration after an embarrassing video went viral of him bungling basic legal questions at his confirmation hearing on December 13. 
Matthew Petersen

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