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Campaign Finance

  1. politics
    Doorman Who Sold Trump Affair Story to AMI Releases ‘Catch and Kill’ ContractThe former Trump World Tower doorman was likely paid off by AMI to suppress damaging stories about Trump during his presidential campaign.
  2. michael cohen
    Michael Cohen Says Trump Directed Him to Commit Campaign-Finance ViolationsCohen pleaded guilty to eight charges, and faces multiple years in prison.
  3. Trump Admits He Reimbursed Michael Cohen for 2016 ‘Expenses’ in Financial FormIn his new financial disclosure form, the president appears to acknowledge that his campaign accepted an illegal loan from Cohen in 2016.
  4. Cohen Used Trump Organization Email for Stormy Daniels PayoffThat could qualify as proof that Michael Cohen’s $130,000 payment to the porn star and (alleged) ex-Trump paramour was illegal.
  5. scandals
    Trump Didn’t Pay Porn Star Hush Money — Because He Stiffed His Lawyer: ReportIt’s possible Michael Cohen didn’t get reimbursed for giving Stormy Daniels $130K, but not for lack of trying.
  6. Gillibrand and Booker Swear Off Corporate CashThe rumored 2020 candidates join Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Maria Cantwell in refusing donations from corporate PACs.
  7. Stormy Daniels Payment May Be Illegal, Even If It Came From Trump’s LawyerMichael Cohen said he paid the porn star with his own money, not Trump’s, but that could still be a violation of campaign finance laws.
  8. Trump’s Inaugural Committee Still Won’t Say How It Spent $107 MillionThe inauguration festivities did not cost nearly that much. But no one will say where the extra funds went.
  9. The Amendment Allowing Churches to Get Political Is Gone From the GOP Tax BillIt was spiked by the Senate parliamentarian.
  10. kid rock 2018
    Bawitablah: Kid Rock Accused of Violating Campaign-Finance LawsCommon Cause has filed a federal complaint against Kid Rock and Warner Bros. asking for a full investigation.
  11. Anthony Weiner Is in Trouble Again, and Not for Being a PervThe disgraced pol has been fined $65,000 for campaign-finance violations.
  12. Donald Trump Has Lost the Faith of His Biggest Donor — HimselfMaybe Trump still thinks he can win. But a new FEC report shows he wouldn’t put money on it. (And neither would his children).
  13. Democrats Are Taking Full Advantage of Our ‘Broken Campaign-Finance System’The DNC is taking in millions from maxed-out donors by exploiting a loophole in campaign-finance law.
  14. campaign finance
    The Trump Campaign’s Big Fundraising Haul in July Wasn’t So BigNo matter how you calculate it, the Clinton campaign and its allies are crushing Trump when it comes to raising and spending money.
  15. today in donald trump
    Donald Trump’s May Financial Report Is Embarrassingly BadHe raised just $3.1 million in May — and 20 percent of his expenditures went to businesses he owns.
  16. Top GOP Donors Bemoan Trump at Elite SummitThey helped raise more than $1 billion for Romney in 2012. Now they are considering putting “country first, party second.”
  17. today in donald trump
    Trump Campaign Might Copy Sanders’s Small-Donor Fundraising StrategyMake America Great Again for Just $9.95.
  18. crimes and misdeamnors
    High-Ranking NYPD Officer Disciplined in Connection With Corruption ProbeDeputy Chief John Sprague said he would plead the Fifth if asked to testify before a grand jury.
  19. today in donald trump
    Report: Trump Campaign Low on Funds Until GOP Foots the BillThey may not be able to run TV ads responding to Democratic attacks until the end of July.
  20. campaign finance
    In Spending and Staff, Trump Trails ClintonTrump is already at a disadvantage as the general election nears, and many prominent GOP donors aren’t likely to help him out. 
  21. today in donald trump
    GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson Pledges As Much As $100 Million to Support TrumpTrump had called his GOP primary opponents “puppets” for relying on donors like Adelson.
  22. early and often
    Donald Trump Still Hasn’t Solved His Fundraising ProblemHow will a campaign without a finance committee fundraise for the general election?
  23. de mayor
    De Blasio’s Inner Circle Subpoenaed in Corruption ProbeIncluding his chief aide and his top fund-raiser.
  24. The Sanders Campaign Accuses Clinton of Violating Campaign-Finance LawsThe senator’s campaign says Clinton used a partnership with state parties to subvert legal limits on individual contributions. FEC filings suggest they’re right.
  25. early and often
    New Retirement Plan: Become an Elected Official in MississippiRetiring Mississippi lawmakers are allowed to pocket leftover campaign funds.
  26. early and often
    Jeb Bush Loaned His Own Campaign $250,000 Last Month. Sad!As a certain front-runner would say.
  27. Bernie Sanders Redistributes $6 Million in 24 Hours(From his donors to his campaign.)
  28. The Great Underdiscussed Campaign Issue of 2016: The Future of the Supreme CourtIt’s huge, and almost unacknowledged. 
  29. Did Wall Street Buy This Vote From Clinton?In a 2004 interview, Elizabeth Warren suggested that the financial industry influenced Clinton’s flip-flop on bankruptcy reform.
  30. early and often
    Is the Trump Campaign Just an Elaborate Scheme for Selling Trucker Hats?The Trump campaign has spent more on hats or T-shirts than on anything else besides airfare.
  31. encounter
    This Activist Thinks Politics Needs More MoneyOtherwise, how will Dan Backer stop Hillary?
  32. Hillary SCOTUS Picks Must Oppose Citizens UnitedShe made the vow to bundlers who have raised at least $27,000 for her campaign.
  33. Nearly 75 Percent of the Top Political Donors in 2014 Were MenThe Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics look at who spent the most during the midterms.
  34. what's the matter with wisconsin?
    Scott Walker Allegedly Led ‘Criminal Scheme’ to Skirt Election LawNot good.
  35. Female Breadwinners More Likely to Support Democratic CampaignsAccording to a nonpartisan report.
  36. the racie for gracie
    John Liu Is Proud of His Campaign, Despite Fraud Case ConvictionsHe’s staying in the race.
  37. crimes and misdemeanors
    Jesse Jackson Jr. Pleads Guilty to Squandering Campaign Cash on Elk HeadsAnd Build-A-Bear, and Michael Jackson’s fedora.
  38. 2013 mayoral race
    Look Who’s Donating Twice to Bill de BlasioA controversial landlord of private homeless shelters.
  39. Frank Rich on the National Circus: Romney Neutralizes His Own Super-PACsMaybe old, rich white men won’t buy this election after all.
  40. money primary
    Romney Ends Rough Week With Disappointing Report on Campaign FinancesPerhaps it wasn’t a good time to give staffers a bonus.
  41. campaign finance
    Illinois Senator Accused of Making Illegal Campaign Payments to GirlfriendIs Senator Mark Kirk the new John Edwards?
  42. veepstakes
    Will Marco Rubio’s Campaign Finance Problem Be a Veepstake Disqualifier?The Florida senator was fined $8,000 for improper campaign contributions.
  43. the national interest
    Obama’s Super PAC: Using the System to Fight the SystemIf you want to change campaign finance, unilateral disarmament seems like a pretty bad way to go about it.
  44. stuck in the mittle
    Now We Know Who’s Giving to Super PACsIt’s campaign-finance disclosure day!
  45. Representative Michael Grimm May Have Broken LawOne source said he handed Grimm $5,000 cash “near the F.B.I. building.”
  46. liu to you
    John Liu’s Donations Look Even SketchierHe got campaign cash from a convict.
  47. sketchy money
    John Liu’s Campaign Financing Doesn’t Look So Above-BoardComptroller, audit thyself!
  48. stuck in the mittle
    Did Someone Create a Company for the Sole Purpose of Giving Mitt Romney a Million Bucks?How come stuff like that never happens to us?
  49. early and often
    The Roberts Court’s Legacy: Interest Group Spending Is Up and AnonymousThanks to the court’s decision, we know very little about one of the election’s biggest conservative spenders.
  50. the supremes
    America Shakes Its Head at Samuel AlitoEveryone hates his recent campaign-finance opinion.
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