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  • Harry Reid is mad that Republicans didn't obstruct his bill

    After Monday's bipartisan 79-18 vote, Reid vented to reporters that Republicans were trying to "stall" the Senate, indicating that he never intended for the campaign finance amendment by Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., to go to a real floor debate.

  • Team Obama copied Amazon for fundraising

    The Obama re-election committee cribbed from Amazon for fundraising help, hoping to make donating so easy that if "people tripped and hit their head on the computer, they'd give us money by mistake," said a former official.

  • Senate advances constitutional amendment on campaign finance

    It was authored by Democrats, who thought it would be blocked by GOP opposition. But Republicans voted to move ahead with the debate.

  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort the party hopes will help them make a populist appeal to voters. The measure would allow Congress and...

  • McConnell hits campaign finance bill ahead of vote

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell argued Democrats are proposing campaign finance law changes solely for political reasons, as the Senate prepares to debate the contentious issue ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Nonprofit puts Federal Lobbying Database on the Internet for everybody

    The database includes corporations, organizations, lobbying firms and individual lobbyists.

  • 6th person tied to Gray campaign pleads guilty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former D.C. Council candidate who served as driver for District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray during his 2010 campaign has pleaded guilty to conspiring to violate campaign finance laws. Prosecutors say Mark Long acknowledged Friday as part of a plea deal that he knew...

  • Environmental group to spend $25 million on midterms

    The League of Conservation Voters anticipates spending $25 million this election cycle, amounting to a five-fold increase over 2010.

  • Federal lawsuit challenges McCain-Feingold disclosure law

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Legal Newsline) – On Thursday, the Center for Competitive Politics filed two lawsuits on behalf of a Colorado think tank, asserting that similar state and federal campaign finance disclosure laws are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. The Independence Institute wishes...

  • Michigan Democrats file FEC complaint over truck

    They're urging the Federal Election Commission to investigate whether Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land ran afoul of campaign finance rules by renting two big-rig pick-up trucks from her brother-in-law for use on the stump.

  • New York congressman's ex-girlfriend pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Texas woman romantically linked to embattled New York Congressman Michael Grimm has pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges. Diana Durand of Houston entered the plea on Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Prosecutors had accused Durand of lining up straw donors for...

  • Bill Clinton, Usher to raise money for Michelle Nunn

    Former President Bill Clinton has been a popular party surrogate for Democratic candidates this year in Republican-leaning states such as Arkansas and Kentucky -- and, now, Georgia.

  • Lawsuit details the chilling of conservative speech in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin prosecutors have selectively targeted conservative groups to effectively chill their speech, lawyers for a conservative activist detailed in a Tuesday filing with a federal appeals court.

  • Louisiana GOP files ethics complaint against Sen. Mary Landrieu over use of tax dollars for campaign expenses

    "As a taxpayer who resides in the state of Louisiana, I am disappointed that my senator would feel entitled to act above the law by using my tax dollars to fund her re-election campaign," Jason Dore, executive director of the Republican Party of Louisiana, wrote in a formal complaint filed...

  • Harry Reid's anti-Koch crusade eats up precious Senate time

    If you're sick of cynicism in politics, you might want to avert your eyes from the Senate for the next few weeks.



From the Weekly Standard