Jun21Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
"Stephen Colbert is assuring the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that the dollar bills he collected in exchange for handshakes outside of their building last month went to him and not the 'super PAC' he's hoping to form."
Jun20Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
"The FEC this week sent a letter demanding Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-backed nonprofit that pumped millions of dollars in anonymous donations into last year's Congressional campaigns, disclose its contributors. The request appears unlikely to be honored but it could signal an effort to tighten regulations on controversial third-party groups."
Campaign Finance/Fair Elections
New poll: Maine voters overwhelmingly want to keep Clean Elections
There's a new poll out in Maine, and no surprise, voters don't want the legislature to end Clean Elections.
On Friday, Democrats launched a new outside spending group, Priorities USA, in hopes of competing with conservative outfits that spent big influencing the 2010 election. Public Campaign Communications Director Adam Smith discussed the group on CBS News.
Priorities USA Roundup
Obama's campaign ad controversy
Adam Smith was briefly on CBS Evening News on Saturday to talk about the new Democratic outside group, Priorities USA. Lots of those on this list in the news over this. Here's a sampling:
Durbin, Alec Baldwin: Pushing Plan to Cute Big Money Out of Campaigns
The Chicago Sun Times covers Sen. Dick Durbin’s press release on the introduction of the Fair Elections Now Act.
Ben & Jerry on the “Personhood” of Citizens United