Reading Time: 3 minutes A carefully parsed answer to the question of whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election has campaign finance watchdogs concerned that Donald Trump’s FEC nominee will put the president’s feelings over protecting elections.
Reading Time: 7 minutes FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub sat down with WhoWhatWhy to talk about money in politics, losing a quorum, and what it could mean for the next election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes A decade later and billions of dollars deep, Congress is finally considering a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling.
Reading Time: 4 minutes With the FEC in disarray, watchdog groups are working the courts to test the limits of Citizens United and reveal the donors of so-called “dark money” super PACs.
Reading Time: 4 minutes An FEC complaint that President Donald Trump violated a federal law that prohibits soliciting information from a foreign national could produce long-awaited answers.
Reading Time: 5 minutes As lawmakers scramble to curb information warfare, the FEC held an unusual symposium with big tech and experts to discuss the threats to democracy online.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Without a quorum of four commissioners at the FEC, Facebook announced updates to its ad policy. Experts warn self-regulation could bring more problems than solutions ahead of the 2020 election.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Republican members of the Federal Election Commission have blocked a thorough investigation into whether Russia illegally supported Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with tens of millions of dollars funneled through the NRA.
Reading Time: 3 minutes President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign failed to return excess contributions to donors. New reports suggest that the campaign has no problem spending the money — at Trump’s own properties.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Faced with a political climate unlikely to prioritize election reform, cities might lead the way in breaking the grip of rich donors and dark money in national campaigns.