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The Comcast-FCC Revolving Door


The proposed merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner is a hotly contested issue in Congress, and angers flared again at a recent Senate hearing on the merger last week. 713 more words


Banking Industry Has Connections to Shape Mortgage Overhaul


This month, the Senate Banking Committee is set to consider a bill to overhaul the mortgage finance system, most notably by getting rid of the government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over five years. 717 more words


OpenSecrets.org Adds New Joint Fundraising Committee Section


Today OpenSecrets.org added a new section for joint fundraising committees, the fundraising partnerships between candidates, committees or party committees that allow participants to pool their efforts and split the proceeds. 468 more words


McCutcheon and the Gender Divide, Pt. II


We’ve been diving deeper into the question of how the Supreme Court’s McCutcheon v. FEC decision might affect the share of contributions coming from men versus women. 751 more words


John Bolton's Hawkish Fundraising


Late last month, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton bragged that his new super PAC had had a “very good March.” … 312 more words


Nonprofit's Exemption Was Granted Despite Record Fine, Big Political Spending


A conservative nonprofit that paid a record-setting fine in California for its part in a campaign finance scheme might never have sought formal recognition as a tax-exempt group had it not been demanded by a key architect of the money-shuffling operation. 1,309 more words