FEC complaint filed against Sen. Sanders nonprofit by Watchdog group

U.S. 01/23/20, 18:46

A complaint filed by a Watchdog group with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday, Jan. 22, declared a dark money group founded by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in violation of federal campaign finance law. The nonprofit group Our Revolution is a political group founded by Sanders in 2016, and by ...

Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

Politics 06/11/19, 13:03

Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married to another man. The ...

Board: Omar violated Minnesota campaign finance rules

Politics 06/06/19, 19:09

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar violated state rules when she used campaign funds to pay for personal out-of-state travel and help on her tax returns and must reimburse her former campaign committee nearly $3,500, Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled Thursday. The Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board said the first-term Democratic ...

Ed Cox, longtime NY GOP chairman, to join Trump campaign

Politics 05/20/19, 16:02

Ed Cox, the longtime chairman of the New York state Republican Party, will step down to raise money for President Donald Trump's reelection campaign. Trump's campaign announced the move Monday. It comes as Cox faced a strong challenge for the party chairmanship from Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy, who will ...

Ex-Fugees rapper charged in campaign finance case

Entertainment 05/10/19, 15:01

One of the founding members of the 1990s hip-hop group the Fugees has been charged in a campaign finance conspiracy that took place during the 2012 election. The Justice Department announced the charges Friday against Prakazrel "Pras" Michel (pruh-KAZ'-rehl "prahs" mee-SHEHL'). A lawyer for Michel, Barry Pollack, says his client is ...

Stars from Willie Nelson to Anna Wintour donate to 2020 Dems

Entertainment 04/16/19, 18:57

From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded field of more than a ...

Ex-mayoral assistant gets probation in bribery case

U.S. 04/01/19, 17:43

An ex-assistant to the former mayor of an eastern Pennsylvania city has been sentenced to five years of probation in a bribery case. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that 39-year-old Eron Lloyd was ordered Monday to spend six months of his probationary sentence on home confinement. Lloyd, a former assistant to former ...

NY budget: New Manhattan tolls, statewide plastic bag ban

New York 03/31/19, 23:37

A statewide ban on plastic bags and first-in-the-nation tolls for motorists entering the busiest sections of Manhattan are coming to New York under a new state budget that takes several ambitious steps to address long-standing environmental and transportation challenges.Lawmakers worked through the night Sunday to pass the $175.5 billion spending ...

Trump says Michael Cohen lied about not seeking pardon

Politics 03/08/19, 10:39

President Donald Trump is saying his former lawyer Michael Cohen told a "stone cold lie" in claiming that he did not seek a pardon. Trump, speaking to reporters on the White House lawn on Friday, denounced his former fixer, who has repeatedly testified against him. Cohen came under renewed scrutiny after telling ...

Schneiderman used campaign cash for legal bills

New York 01/29/19, 20:14

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman used nearly $340,000 in political campaign funds to pay the law firm that represented him during an investigation of allegations that he physically abused several women, according to campaign finance reports reviewed by The Associated Press. The practice is legal, but reform activists say ...

Update: Trump ‘not worried’ Cohen testifying to Congress

Politics 01/10/19, 19:28

The Latest on President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, agreeing to testify publicly before Congress (all times local): 4:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says he's not worried about his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, testifying before Congress. Trump told reporters in Texas on Thursday that he's "not worried about it at all." ...

Peruvians vote in referendum on fighting corruption

World 12/09/18, 00:05

Peruvians vote Sunday in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption as the South American nation tries to put an end to a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars.The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter ...

Governor focuses on education, campaign finance reform

Health 11/28/18, 18:17

Gov. Kate Brown unveiled a $23.6 budget proposal for the next biennium on Wednesday, saying she wants to boost education funding, push campaign finance reform, ensure continued access to health insurance coverage and fund legal counseling for immigrants facing deportation. Besides $2 million for that legal counseling, Brown is dedicating another ...

Dialysis companies spend $111 million to kill ballot measure

California 10/26/18, 14:25

Dialysis companies have contributed an extraordinary $111 million and counting to defeat a California ballot initiative that would cap their profits, the most any one side has spent on a U.S. ballot issue since at least 2002.A $5 million donation from this week from dialysis provider Fresenius Medical Care pushed ...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Politics 10/16/18, 02:49

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to rake in cash ...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Politics 10/16/18, 00:42

With three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key congressional campaigns.The latest campaign finance disclosers indicate that while the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to rake ...

Florida governor puts $18 million of his own money into race

Politics 10/15/18, 23:36

Florida Gov. Rick Scott continues to use millions of his own money for his U.S. Senate campaign. Federal campaign finance reports filed on Monday show that Scott has given his campaign $18 million between early August and the end of September. The Republican governor has now donated more than $38 million ...

McCaskill brings in another $8.5M for Senate re-election bid

Politics 10/15/18, 18:40

Data released Monday shows Missouri's Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill brought in $7.8 million in roughly two months for her tough re-election bid, breaking records and raising nearly double what her Republican opponent did.McCaskill's haul appears to break Missouri records for U.S. Senate fundraising between mid-July and the end of ...

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

Politics 10/15/18, 18:27

Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.Although the Senate map positions Republicans to maintain their narrow majority, some of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents continued to rake in cash ...

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