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FEC Member Quits, Citing “Free Pass” for Campaign Finance Violators in Scathing Report

February 19, 2017 | MapLight | Frank Bass

Major campaign finance violations “are swept under the rug and the resulting dark money has left Americans uninformed about the sources of campaign spending,” a Federal Election Commission member wrote in a scathing report released with her resignation letter. Ann Ravel, an FEC member appointed to the six-member regulatory panel in 2013 by former President … Continue reading “FEC Member Quits, Citing “Free Pass” for Campaign Finance Violators in Scathing Report”

U.S. Churches Shouldn’t Play Politics

February 08, 2017 | Bloomberg | Opinion
President Donald Trump has promised to eliminate a longstanding prohibition on political campaigning by religious organizations. It’s a bad idea, and the devout should be first in line to oppose it.

Trump’s Church Politics Idea Has Wide Reach, Beyond GOP Base

February 07, 2017 | McClatchy | News
Republican President Donald Trump's pledge to scrap limits on church political activity could have sweeping effects that extend beyond his conservative supporters to more liberal congregations, including the black evangelical church that has long been a key component of the Democratic Party's electoral machinery.

Trump Vows To End Prohibition On Church Political Activity

February 03, 2017 | Reuters | News
President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to free churches and other tax-exempt institutions of a 1954 U.S. law banning political activity, drawing fire from critics who accused him of rewarding his evangelical Christian supporters and turning houses of worship into political machines.
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