January 19, 2017 | Center For Public Integrity | News
Federal Election Commission leaders — dogged by abysmal staff morale and a top manager improperly obtaining employees’ confidential critiques — are considering changes to how the agency operates in a bid to restore staff trust.
January 18, 2017 | Demand Progress | News
Today, Demand Progress Action, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and Allied Progress Action jointly launched a TV ad featuring Lisa Fraser, a widow whose house was foreclosed on by Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin’s bank, OneWest.
January 18, 2017 | The Washington Post | News
While Democratic senators tried to put EPA nominee Scott Pruitt on the defensive at his Wednesday hearing before the Environment and Public Works Committee, they found themselves being attacked by Republicans and other Pruitt defenders.
January 18, 2017 | I Agree To See | News
There’s been plenty of controversy surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed cabinet – and it seems like there’s still plenty to go around in week number two.
January 16, 2017 | Center for Responsive Politics | News
Steven Mnuchin’s family foundation donated to, and Mnuchin himself sat on the boards of, two nonprofits that wrote supportive letters to the Fed when his bank was trying to get a merger approved.
January 15, 2017 | The Village Voice | News
If Donald Trump really wants to “drain the swamp” in Washington, choosing billionaire Michigan GOP activist Betsy DeVos to be education secretary may not be such a bad idea after all; she’s a political operator who has made it her life’s mission to weaken public education, with a proven track record of undermining stable systems. If you want to drown government in the tub, first you need to get your assassin through the bathroom door.
January 13, 2017 | BuzzFeed News | News
Next week, the longtime Clinton defender will assemble donors — including a new Silicon Valley contingency — for a summit behind closed doors, with the aim of funding his anti-Trump efforts and eventually other groups.
January 13, 2017 | Tampa Bay Times | News
A “dark money” group that backed Marco Rubio’s presidential run, drawing allegations it violated law, will not face further FEC scrutiny after the commission deadlocked on a vote.
January 12, 2017 | Brennan Center for Justice | News
The problem of “dark money” — election advertising by groups who conceal their donors, often behind benign-sounding names — tends to get the most attention in high-profile federal contests. But it can be worse in the context of state ballot measures, where voters directly decide policy questions that can carry major economic consequences.
January 11, 2017 | Center for Responsive Politics | News
The Federal Election Commission on Tuesday sent its harshest letter yet to Donald Trump’s campaign committee, outlining violations that include accepting large donations from anonymous sources, taking contributions above the legal limits, failing to file reports of last-minute contributions and more.