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FEC Commissioner Wants Help Getting Foreign Money Out of U.S. Elections

ANN RAVEL, ONE of six members of the Federal Election Commission, called last week for the FEC to take a stand against foreign money in U.S. elections — and on Thursday, she appealed for public reaction. At issue are advisory opinions that gave a green light to domestic subsidiaries of foreign corporations who wanted to make donations to U.S. political…

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The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy cast the deciding vote to gut a century of campaign finance law, he assured the public that the unlimited corporate spending he was ushering in would “not give rise to corruption or the appearance of corruption.” Because those authorized to give and spend unlimited amounts were legally required to…

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Court Denies Karl Rove’s Request To Take Over For The FEC

Karl Rove is going to have to sit in the back seat on this FEC lawsuit, whether he likes it or not. Awhile back I wrote about the lawsuit Public Citizen and ProtectOurElections.org filed against the FEC for failing to do what it’s supposed to do when it comes to these SuperPACs. In essence, the FEC agreed not to…

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Karl Rove May Yet Face The Music Over Crossroads GPS Campaign Activities

Public Citizen and Protect Our Elections are taking aim at the FEC for dropping the ball on Rove’s failure to disclose donors. Earlier this year, FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel was so frustrated by the partisanship within the panel that she took to the op-ed pages of the New York Times to shake her fist at the way her Republican…

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