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Fresh update on "federal election commission" discussed on America First

America First

01:14 min | 4 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal election commission" discussed on America First

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Fresh update on "federal election commission" discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

The Glenn Beck Program

02:52 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal election commission" discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

"Their business reason for doing this. Well they have you know they have specific algorithms that are proprietary to to twitter They had concerns that material. On the laptop itself had been hacked They have they actually have written business policies that they produced to the commission that show that they will not reproduce materials And they had concerns about criminal investigations ongoing And so you know they. They have specific business purposes that they produced the commission that you know they they're not gonna allow enforcement material to be applied so they they had You know complex business reasons that exist pre existed the the story Related to one hundred biden as part of their policy and so it was legitimate business activity on their part that reflected a commercial consideration that they have and once you step into that realm The commission no longer has jurisdiction over it. And you know. The fact of the matter is even if that commercial activity would've had an explicit partisan bias. Because it was in fact commercial activity It was something that cannot be regulated by the federal government. We don't wanna be in the business of regulating. How businesses are run and what editorial decisions they make They're moderating those are always so eight so let me ask you one question here. That is a change in me. I've always been free market. I still am i. i'm a. I'm a free market constitutionalist. I don't think we have a free market anymore. And we haven't looked at the constitution. I mean god knows what the national archives are going to say about it next With that being said I'm to the point. Now where i think conservatives need to wake up and this may be different than your official role as the federal election. Commission officer We have got to stop saying well. It's private business. They can do what they want. These businesses are colluding with each other and with the united states governor a government and a a political party. So it's not just a private thing anymore. This is a public private partnership. And there's a difference between a free enterprise An a corporation. That is not getting all kinds of favors and everything else and one. That is so when you say i. We can't get into this realm. Do you mean as conservatives and as all aspects of the government or just the role of the sec. Well i think first and foremost. I'm talking about the role of the federal election commission. But i think if you get back to first principles in talking about what we as conservatives need to do in order to get back to our constitutional routes we have to look towards what did the founders when they said that there is freedom of the press and they did not mean that we have to protect the modern journalistic class from some sort of Regulation what they meant by that. Rather was that we need to protect the printing press And it's modern analogies the apparatus for being able to speak To the public and we have to protect the right of anyone to be able to disseminate their opinions. Whatever those opinions may be You know left right or center And that includes we have to protect the rights of twitter to be able to disseminate Their ideas Whether even if they even if they're partisan and and and even if they from at the end have an effect on What people believe from the news this is. This is the real problem with the the the the fake news that we still have to protect that right to put satan our founders. Were very very clear on that Trae i appreciate it. I'm sorry. I wish we had more time. I like to to you more. But i appreciate you coming on today. I know it was not an easy choice But thank you and please hold fast to the constitution Whether our side wins or loses because of that just do the right thing continued to do it. Trae thank you so much. Thank you so much glenn you bet. Federal election commission. We have some really important decisions to make as a country and None of people are taking it seriously. Were all just kind of playing the Political game and that has to stop now or we are going to lose our country and there is I don't know if you can feel the urgency that i feel but i hope you can You're running out of time. All right american financing Just got a letter in from sarah. She said we just closed on our home with american financing. I heard about them through the blaze decided to give them a try and they were absolutely fantastic. We had a whole team. Taking care of us really really helpful. Great communication all around and we got a great interest rate. Two point seven five. Thank you so much listened sarah. I'm glad you're in the twos. Now please if you are if you look at your mortgage and you're paying anything anything over three. Please call american financing. 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They put up the razor wire and the fences again around the capital They're they're doing the thing that the media always does they are hyping. This and expecting violence Republicans are saying steer clear of the rally. Please don't please be careful. And be aware. Ashley babette's widower says please no violence at the justice for six rally on sunday. It'll only hurt. Roger stone says don't go don't go. I think this is a setup. Now all of that sounds like a conspiracy theory until you realize what happened yesterday in congress what happened yesterday is is something i. I never ever thought i would see this. Is the the news yesterday about the fbi that they are being reported. They botched the case against larry nassar. They didn't watch the case they lied. They refused to do anything about it. They didn't listen to the People who were assaulted sexually. They didn't listen to the women and then when they filed the report they made stuff up and yesterday christopher race. It.

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Fresh update on "federal election commission" discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

The Glenn Beck Program

00:52 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "federal election commission" discussed on The Glenn Beck Program

"Means i want you to think of things in a different way. Been looking into this this twitter and the the hunter biden laptop and how twitter was was found. Okay with what they did with the laptop and banning everybody from talking about the laptop they say was a business decision and it was cleared by the f. e. c. the federal elections commission and And and my first knee jerk was of course they get away with it. But as i look into it and i listened to people Who who were actually there and helped make the decision. I think the sec may have done the right thing Because we are a system of rules. And i do not want mission drift from any government agency especially the f. e. c. I wanna talk to introduce you to trae trainer He is a commissioner of the federal election commission. He was appointed by president. Donald trump. he. If i'm not mistaken he voted to say you know twitter did no wrong but i want you to listen to why because this. These are the moments of courage if you agree with what i believe he did. These are the moments of courage that we must have and we must be careful not to condemn people because they didn't take a shortcut no shortcuts. They will only get us into more trouble Trae is with us now. At james e trae trainer the third From the f. e. c. Trae thank you for the courage for not only doing what you did but also coming on the program today. i know you're getting heat from all sides. I thank you thank you glenn and yes i am and so i really appreciate the opportunity to talk about The decision that we make okay. So we've got about eight minutes to go through this cure. Here's the here's the thing. They the twitter and jack blocked a new york post story about one hundred biden laptop. They said they were acting for business. Reasons my knee jerk reaction is. They weren't acting for business reasons. They were censoring this to make sure that they weren't affecting the election in a negative way because they thought they got donald trump elected by covering all the stuff donald trump said. How did you view it. And why did you guys come up with your twitter. Did no wrong here. Well glenn. I always start with the fact that the federal election commission is an agency that is explicitly designed bar government to limit our first amendment rights and as such it really is the wrong vehicle to go after social media companies. Because there's really a greater harm to our first amendment free speech rights If we were to expand the jurisdiction of the commission and our court system said the sole purpose of the federal action commission is to regulate constitutionally protected speech so we have very limited jurisdiction and we need to be very protective of what we claim to be violations of campaign finance law. And so go ahead if you would have his. I understand this. And i haven't heard your opinion on this but if i understand this if you guys would have gone after twitter because you're looking at twitter and you're not determining whether or not there a publisher or an editor. You're you don't have that authority you're looking at them or you can look at them and say. This is an editorial decision whether that's right or wrong. That's for another agency but if we for an editorial decision if we get them then you can come after me on talk radio. You can come after anybody. Who is doing things like this. That claim to be an editor. Is that correct. That is exactly correct. You know it. Is i if we were to say that. The decision to throttle the hunter biden story. was violation of campaign finance. Then we would have a flood of complaints where we would have to find the same thing whether it be you You know god rest his soul. It would have been every time. Rush went on The radio explaining anything it would have been all everybody on. The right would have gotten a complaint filed against immediately if we would have found That twitter had violated camping finance rule. You know and i can understand why people think that it's a campaign finance violation because you know people are goodwill believing in the virtue of their cause going to reach for whatever tool they seem to see available and they think of the federal election commission As that entity that's the easiest to go after but you know when you look at it. The the better election campaign act was was last amended in two thousand and two and so it really predates anything that we have to do in our modern world at that time. Aol was the was the biggest thing on the internet. And we were still using modems and desktops work the to apply statute That that deals with Technologies that are no longer existent and apply them to technologies where you know. Today people get All of their news You know in the handheld device you know. Fifteen percent of adult americans get their news from twitter according to research writing in twenty twenty one. So we're talking about thirty. Nine million americans getting their news from that entity and if you're going to allow a federal agency to start to regulate what an entity of news that goes to thirty nine million americans can and say then we're on a very slippery slope to the government regulating when any new site can say right. I mean i know our blazed glennbeck world footprint is about fifty million americans a month. That's a lot of people and we would be In this regulation we would be massive. Massive targets So let me. Let me ask you this. And you can comment on this or not but As i as. I see this. You could be saying or others could be saying. Look i think this is an in kind contribution To the extent that they knew what they were doing they knew they were swinging the election but that because they're an editor even though they claim they're not because they have editorial License and content. I can't call it a in-kind contribution because it's technically not but that's kind of the way it feels to me is right with that. Be fair to say that it would be fair. I mean look they. They decided to moderate the content that their users were allowed to see And but do you believe it was for actual business reason. I'm not asking you on the legal side. I'm asking as a person does it. Does the the business what..

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The Left Can't Stay Away From Donald Trump

Dennis Prager Podcasts

02:06 min | Last month

The Left Can't Stay Away From Donald Trump

"I saw a really interesting article that i wanted to share because it really kind of hits it all of the major issues in america. Today particularly in politics i sorted appeared in the hill was written by monica. Crowley president trump lift off a seven months ago but the pathologically obsessed left. Just can't quit him. Every left wing meteorology. Let's ceaselessly talks about and curses him like it's august two thousand eighteen get their six year. Long wild-eyed anti-trump mania has in many ways only made him stronger witness the most recent filings by his save america pack and the federal election commission showing trump raised an eye popping eighty two million dollars in the first half of two thousand and twenty one and has over a hundred million dollars cash on hand with which to influence the two thousand and twenty two midterm elections. No other former president has ever inspired and controlled that kind of political fundraising juggernaut. Additionally trump has been holding key meetings a batty's future described by his former chief of staff mark meadows as making plans to move forward in a real way with president trump as the head of the ticket rod on q. Of course lift as commentators came out in force climbing the baden administration investigators and prosecutors a boxing trump in and that. He's influences on the wine but as he's massey fundraising dominant poll numbers and huge crowds at rallies indicate this is wildly off the mark and another transparent attempt to wish trump away. You'd think by now they would have learned. That is a fool's errand but they haven't and one of the favorite wise to try to diminishing dismiss him is to ignore his achievements which they will never concede make him. One of america's most successful presidents

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy on the Democrat Party's Refusal to Put America Forward

Mark Levin

01:40 min | 3 months ago

Rep. Kevin McCarthy on the Democrat Party's Refusal to Put America Forward

"The Democrat Party obviously believes that It needs to embrace a new constituent swing. Created it. Constituent to AI. Thank you know it used to be the party and I'm going to use their Constant reference to skin color and race, which is repugnant, but I'm going to use it because they use it. Used to be the party of the white working man and woman. Now it's a party that keeps talking about white supremacy. White dominant society embraces the most radical elements in this country Wide open borders here clearly trying to affect the demographics in this kind of the way your state California was afraid you couldn't elect Ronald Reagan in your state today, if your life depended on it. And they're doing these things. For the Democrat Party, not the benefit of the country where the party comes first. This is a very difficult thing to confront, isn't it? It is and you've got to be scared about this because, remember Where policymakers and their focus is not about putting the country forward. Their focus is about maintaining power and keeping the Democratic Party in power liquidated their hr one. That is nothing about empowering individuals Voting, though. Pulling an election. Yeah, that's totally about controlling elections. Do you know they put a speeches are in there That would tell us what we can say. Like the social media that you couldn't talk about China or that came from Wuhan. And then they want to take a federal election commission that is bipartisan equal number Republican Democrats and weigh it heavier and change it, where it's one side party control. And then they want to take your taxpayer money, your hard earned money and they want to bring it into campaigns.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Talk Python To Me

Talk Python To Me

02:36 min | 4 months ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Talk Python To Me

"Welcome to talk by enemy. Thank you very much michael. Happy to be here. yeah. I'm so happy to have you here as well. You doing a whole bunch of interesting things around open source and the us government and i find government be so interesting because there's a lot of data there's a lot of technology there's been a users all right we got three hundred million users in the us or so in some sense and yet a lot of times the technology they're feel so old and yet you're building and some of the change that you're leading is is very modern you put this up beside a lot of the startups in silicon valley and it would look amazing still so while then they'll thank you so much for your kind words. Yeah absolutely now before we dive into all the cool python things. Let's start with your story. How'd you get into programming python. I have always been interested in computers. I looked at tinker with my the computers at home by couldn't say i had a natural aptitude for software development. I took classes high school and college. I thought i wanted to be a computer science major and really struggled with writing software. It was a very exciting time politically the time. So i decided want to be a political science and history major and my mom really encouraged me to finish my minor which was great advice. Mom thank you I finished my computer science minor. When when i first graduated. I really wanted to get involved. In campaigns it was two thousand. Seven thousand eight. And i found a i'm from. Dc came back to dc. I found a local political software company. That was hiring and i had originally interviewed for a administrative assistant position in the the founder recommended. I work in tech support. I was really surprised. Because i felt like i didn't know what i was doing. But it was a really great organization. It taught me everything. I need to know and really loved. Did you have one of those experiences where you're like. Oh there's no way. I can help with the tech stuff and you can get there. I'm actually able to help quite a bit. Yeah you learned some skills so we had one major system that we supported and then a couple other smaller. And i never really learned how to use myself. So you learn some tricks like Walk me through the exact steps you've taken so far in you sort of follow along with them and you'll have tried clicking this. This looks promising. Was clicking on this and see what happens. So funny yeah. Tech support was a great first job out of college. They learned a lot helped me with my creative problem. Solving skills and i really learned the software. Well the point. Where a few years of tech support i would i would send the developers the line of code where the the bug occurred say. Here's the bug that the user reported

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Python at the US Federal Election Commission

Talk Python To Me

02:36 min | 4 months ago

Python at the US Federal Election Commission

"Welcome to talk by enemy. Thank you very much michael. Happy to be here. yeah. I'm so happy to have you here as well. You doing a whole bunch of interesting things around open source and the us government and i find government be so interesting because there's a lot of data there's a lot of technology there's been a users all right we got three hundred million users in the us or so in some sense and yet a lot of times the technology they're feel so old and yet you're building and some of the change that you're leading is is very modern you put this up beside a lot of the startups in silicon valley and it would look amazing still so while then they'll thank you so much for your kind words. Yeah absolutely now before we dive into all the cool python things. Let's start with your story. How'd you get into programming python. I have always been interested in computers. I looked at tinker with my the computers at home by couldn't say i had a natural aptitude for software development. I took classes high school and college. I thought i wanted to be a computer science major and really struggled with writing software. It was a very exciting time politically the time. So i decided want to be a political science and history major and my mom really encouraged me to finish my minor which was great advice. Mom thank you I finished my computer science minor. When when i first graduated. I really wanted to get involved. In campaigns it was two thousand. Seven thousand eight. And i found a i'm from. Dc came back to dc. I found a local political software company. That was hiring and i had originally interviewed for a administrative assistant position in the the founder recommended. I work in tech support. I was really surprised. Because i felt like i didn't know what i was doing. But it was a really great organization. It taught me everything. I need to know and really loved. Did you have one of those experiences where you're like. Oh there's no way. I can help with the tech stuff and you can get there. I'm actually able to help quite a bit. Yeah you learned some skills so we had one major system that we supported and then a couple other smaller. And i never really learned how to use myself. So you learn some tricks like Walk me through the exact steps you've taken so far in you sort of follow along with them and you'll have tried clicking this. This looks promising. Was clicking on this and see what happens. So funny yeah. Tech support was a great first job out of college. They learned a lot helped me with my creative problem. Solving skills and i really learned the software. Well the point. Where a few years of tech support i would i would send the developers the line of code where the the bug occurred say. Here's the bug that the user reported

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"federal election commission" Discussed on WDUN AM550

WDUN AM550

01:59 min | 4 months ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on WDUN AM550

"The Federal Election Commission, which is currently 3 to 3 to provide neither side from taking advantage of the other and turn it into 3 to 2. With the president getting to a point. The top record so the Democrats would be in charge of enforcing the rules. Terrible, terrible idea. Nothing. Bipartisan about that. So it is the Martha Zoller Show brought here He is here with me today. Good morning, and Ken Blackwell, old friend of mine Has Why should say old kink is in both of us are old, right? Um, anyway old friend of mine known can for years and years. We did a speech a long time ago for moms for America. Remember that in that backyard? Absolutely that we did long time ago. But anyway, um, we wanted to talk about House Bill one and also House Bill five. And I think it's Senate Bill one in five. Also in the in the Senate. Let's talk about how spell one first you were secretary of State of Ohio. One of those big, huge states that makes a difference every single time talk to us about what you're concerned about with House Bill one, and what we can do to make sure our voices are heard. Martha look, the strength of our election system is in its decentralization asks one with force a single partisan view of elections on more than 10,000 jurisdictions across the country, taking control away from state and local officials who are the closest to the voters and giving it to bureaucrats in Washington. D. C. Uh, that is a bad idea. And that is part of what I call a four corners attack on our constitutional republic, So they have the federalization of elections. They have D. C statehood, which would add two more Democrats senators,.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on WDUN AM550

WDUN AM550

01:53 min | 7 months ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on WDUN AM550

"Crews out looking for any more victims This just days now the Capitol attack. Mother a month after that Congress is going to set up a commission to investigate days after former President Trump was acquitted in the Senate of inciting that riot, the Democrats and some Republicans still think he did. There's a new trump pull out boxes. Tanya J. Powers, details alive. Thank the poll from Quinnipiac University finds 54% of Americans say the former president is responsible. Inciting violence against the government, 68% says. He say he did not do everything he could to stop the January 6 capital riot, the survey also asked if he should be allowed to hold elected office again. 55% of respondents said no another finding from the pole. Three quarters of Republicans say they'd like to see former President Trump played a prominent role. Future role in the Republican Party, Dave Only a big morning for a lot of investors. Stock futures are up, suggesting the Dow NASDAQ ahead of Friday's record highs. And this morning Bitcoin surged to a new high the digital currency over $50,000. America's listening to Fox News. I'm just talking. So you do from the access WGBH when Hardy Chevrolet newsroom and B. J. Williams former Georgia Senator David Perdue file some campaign paperwork, opening up the potential for the recently defeated Republican to run against Democratic Senator Raphael War Not next year. Purdue filing a statement of candidacy yesterday with the Federal Election Commission. Now Purdue lost his reelection bid during a closely watched run off last month against now Senator John Ross off Kevin O'Brien camp, putting depend on paper and signing Georgia's amended fiscal year budget. What does that mean? CNN's Rob Stadler explained, boast the budget adjustment in effect until July. 1st paints a rosier picture unforeseen seven months ago, with the pandemic raging with no new.

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Trump entertained plan to install an attorney general who would help him pursue baseless election fraud claims

The Daily Beans

04:49 min | 8 months ago

Trump entertained plan to install an attorney general who would help him pursue baseless election fraud claims

"Lead story. Today comes from the new york times and they say quote. The justice department's top leaders listened in stunned silence this month. One of their peers. They were told had devised a plan. Along with trump to oust. Jeffrey rosen as acting attorney. General and we'll the department's power to force georgia state. Lawmakers to overturn the presidential election results. This unassuming lawyer. Who worked on the plans names. Jeffrey clarke had been devising ways to cast doubt on the election results to bolster trump's continuing legal battles and the pressure on georgia politicians. Because mr jeffrey rosen had refused the president's entreaties to carry out those plans mr trump was about to decide whether to fire. Mr rosen and replace him with mr kark danial remember. We were talking about like. who's this. Jeffrey rosen person. And i was like well his career official. I don't think he's going to go along with the bullshit. Turns out we were right. He did not go along with the bullshit. The department officials convened on a conference. Call then ask each other. what would you do. If mr rosen was dismissed and the answer was unanimous. they would all resign in protest They're informed packed. Ultimately persuaded trump. To keep rosen in place calculating that a furor over mass resignations at the top of the justice department would eclipse any attention on his baseless accusations. Voter fraud so he didn't he didn't do it for the right reasons. He said If you everyone resigned and mass it would take. He wouldn't say and mass if everyone was designed all at once. Take away attention from my lies. And so he didn't and trump's decision came only after rosen and clark made their competing cases to him in a bizarre white house meeting to officials compared with an episode of the apprentice albeit one that could prompt a constitutional crisis. This should be looked at and light of the impeachment article that will be sent to the senate as majority leader. Chuck schumer has agreed to delay the impeachment trial until february eighth. Some people think that this shows weakness. I do not. I think this was a calculated political shrewd. Move by chuck schumer. I think it allows more evidence to come out about the insurrection which will make it more difficult for republicans to acquit. And i wanna be clear here not because they have morals but because voters do and voters will be holding them responsible It's going to be more morally difficult for them to acquit. And a lot of people say well. We had the momentum. Right after the insurrection to get this vote to acquit and then additional vote to prevent it from running for office again. But that's not the case they wouldn't have had seventeen republicans and they still don't today but as we start to learn more we may be able to push more republicans over the edge and again not because they have morals but because the people who vote them into office do and some of that evidence came to light this weekend including the arrest of a man who had plans to assassinate alexandria. Ocasio cortez self-styled militia members from virginia ohio and states also made plans to storm the capital days in advance and then communicated in real time as they breached the building on both sides and talked about hunting for lawmakers and that's according to court documents filed tuesday while authorities have charged more than one hundred individuals in the riott details in the new allegations against three. Us military veterans offer a very disturbing look at what they allegedly said to one another before during and after the attack statements that indicate a degree of preparation determination to rush deep into the halls and tons of congress to make citizens arrests of elected officials and they even mentioned sealed sealing off the tunnels and and putting gas in them. Us authorities charged the apparent leader of the oath keepers That's an extremist group. Thomas caldwell sixty six of virginia. They're all from virginia in the attack. Alleging that the navy veteran helped organize a ring of dozens who coordinated their movements as they quote stormed the castle to disrupt the confirmation of biden's electoral college victory. Despite this current department of justice officials and federal law enforcement officials are privately debating whether they should declined to charge some of the individuals who stormed the capital so politically loaded proposition. But one alert to the practical concern that hundreds of such cases cases could swamp the local courthouse. You know tough shit. Internal discussions are in the early stages. No decisions have been reached whether to forego charging some of these folks and that's according to multiple people familiar with the discussions and we also learned that trump's campaign paid more than two point seven million dollars over two years to individuals and firms that organized the january sixth rally that led to the riot And that's according to the center for responsive politics and these payments which span trump's reelection campaign. Show an ongoing financial relationship between rally organizers and trump's political operation they were all made through november twenty third the most recent date covered by the federal election commission filings. Which is before the rally was publicly announced. I'm sure we'll see more in the next. Fcc filing so. That's where we are.

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Trump begins raising money for his new political action committee

John McCulloch

00:27 sec | 11 months ago

Trump begins raising money for his new political action committee

"Pack and Paperwork for the committee was filed with the Federal Election Commission this week. The pack will allow the president to maintain his political influence by raising and distributing money for candidates, along with other political activities. 60% of each contribution to the Trump campaign's election Defense fund will go to to save America Pack while the rest will be split between the Trump campaign and the Republican Party. Greg Clugston, the White House. Another Obamacare case was heard in the Supreme

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Voting is underway in all 50 states

Mark Levin

00:29 sec | 11 months ago

Voting is underway in all 50 states

"Now underway in all 50 states, whether by mail or in person, federal election Commission Commissioner Ellen Weintraub says. However, you plan to vote make a plan to avoid problems in this challenging pandemic year. If you want a boat in person, you could go early. Lines will probably be shorter, and it'll allow them toe space out a number of people that are in the voting stations at any one time. And if you're voting by mail sent it out this week to allow extra time for processing or drop it off personally at your local election board location. Michelle Franzen

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Non-Partisan Watchdog Accuses Trump Campaign Of ‘Laundering’ $170 Million

Mark Thompson

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Non-Partisan Watchdog Accuses Trump Campaign Of ‘Laundering’ $170 Million

"A nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission. And by the way, the federal Election Commission has been de Fang and defunded. And a conspiratorial way by this administration. They accused the Trump campaign does this campaign legal center again this nonpartisan campaign finance watchdog group? They accuse the trump campaign of Laundering $170 million through normal, numerous companies. Some with connections to former Trump campaign manager Brad Parse cow. The Trump campaign and Trump make America Great again Committees. Disguised nearly $170 million of campaign spending by laundering the funds through those farms. And through different firms.

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Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments

AP News Radio

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

Watchdog group: Trump campaign improperly masking payments

"President trump's reelection campaign is denying allegations it funneled one hundred seventy million dollars to an advisor's companies to avoid disclosing campaign spending the nonpartisan group campaign legal center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission describing it as a laundering effort by the trump campaign accused of illegally hiding millions of dollars in spending from public scrutiny by routing the money to firms linked to former campaign manager Brad Parscale a campaign spokesman says there was no wrongdoing and that American made media consultants was formed to cut out the middle man for advertising purchases another firm has been used to pay the salaries of trump insiders including the wife of trump's son Eric and the girlfriend of Donald junior campaign legal center says it leaves voters in the dark about entities working for the trump campaign what they do and how much they're paid Jackie Quinn Washington

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Trump campaign raises $20 million in virtual fundraiser

Morning Edition

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Trump campaign raises $20 million in virtual fundraiser

"The Trump campaign has completed its first virtual fundraiser prompted by the pandemic as NPR's Giles Snyder reports. The campaign says it raised $20 million for the president's reelection effort last night. President Trump's reelection campaign says it took in that $20 million from 300,000 donors from across the country, putting the average donation at around $67 beating the total of any of Democratic rival Joe Biden's virtual fund raisers. Still, Biden leads the national polls and, according to the Federal Election Commission, his campaign out raise the president's in June for a second consecutive month.

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Trump campaign raises $20 million in virtual fundraiser

NPR News Now

00:35 sec | 1 year ago

Trump campaign raises $20 million in virtual fundraiser

"Trump campaign has completed its first virtual fundraiser prompted by the pandemic as NPR's Gile Snyder reports. The campaign says it raised twenty million dollars for the president's reelection effort last night. President Trump's reelection campaign says it took in that twenty million dollars from three hundred thousand donors from across the country putting. Putting the average donation at around sixty seven dollars and beating the total of any of democratic rival Joe Biden's virtual fundraisers, still biden leads a national polls and according to the federal. Election Commission his campaign outrace the president's in June for a second consecutive

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Rapper Kanye West files documents with federal electoral commission

Tim Conway Jr.

03:34 min | 1 year ago

Rapper Kanye West files documents with federal electoral commission

"People have been hitting me some on Twitter at Mr Mo Kelly. Am R M o k E l L Y and some have been hitting me on instagram at Mr Mo Kelly. Saying that Hey, Mo. Because news broke today that Kanye West Air quote Filed a document with the Federal Election Commission today. Which makes the presidential campaign air quotes. Riel. And when you file your paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, you can then raise money. For your candidacy. But pay attention to the particulates in the details, and this is coming from Fox News. Fox News obtained the rapper statement of Candidacy Candidacy document which list his party affiliation, as you know. Either Republican or Democrat or Green Party. Libertarian. No enlisted as BT Y. Which stands for birthday party. And the committee's name is also listed on the document as Kanye 2020. In other words, it's a super PAC. It's not actually him and the document was filed one day after a statement of organization was submitted to the S E C with West name honor. We talked about that yesterday. Do you know how much money this presidential campaign air quotes has raised so far? $5000. Are you to suggest that if Kanye West were actually running for president He could only muster up $5000.5000 dollars. I'm quite sure they can get $5000 at a Kindle Jenner's piggy bank. They could get $5000 in the sofa at the Kardashian with household They can get $5000 just by sneezing. What you're saying that if this is an actual real campaign, they only have $5000 in this account. Don't even take my word for it. I always say, Look at the other indicators. If you were to go to Kanye West Twitter right now, and it's e why E. That is his Twitter account. You will notice that he has nothing to say about anything. He's not accommodating about politics. He's not commenting on anything going on in entertainment. He is not even really. Tweeting. He has no visible presence in a media sense at all anywhere. We could go back in speculators. Two reasons why, but it is indicative of someone who's not actually running for president. And I'm quite sure their political forces out there who would like to turn this into something to possibly siphon off votes from one or the other presidential Candice the legitimate ones. Sometimes on on General Election Day. It's not gonna happen. Maybe Kanye West gets on. Two or three states on the ballot. It's not going to impact anything, and I know people are are wishing this to be rial for whatever reasons maybe Europe Kanye West Music fan. Maybe you're just wanting for some sort of chaos. And you hopefully will have Kanye West in the midst of everything and make it difficult for either Joe Biden or President Trump. Maybe you're just rooting for that, because we live in a time where Chaos is the order of the day. Every single day. Something strange seems tto happen within our politics. And so this may be easy to root for is easy to root for the car record, the train wreck or something which you know, because it is 2020

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Kanye West will appear on Oklahoma presidential election ballot after filing with the FEC

News, Traffic and Weather

00:14 sec | 1 year ago

Kanye West will appear on Oklahoma presidential election ballot after filing with the FEC

"Reports of the death of Kanye West presidential bid were premature Thursday morning he thought official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission stating his intention to run Afterward Wednesday that West officially qualified for the general election ballot in Oklahoma

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Kanye West will appear on Oklahoma presidential election ballot

WTMJ Nights

01:47 min | 1 year ago

Kanye West will appear on Oklahoma presidential election ballot

"West's unconventional presidential bid showed life yesterday. Did you hear that? Oklahoma? Oklahoma officials confirmed he's going to appear on the November general election ballot. It's happening, it's happening. In Oklahoma. In a separate development, a group called Kanye, 2020 filed the first federal election forms for West's candidacy. Christian Hyland, with the Federal Election Commission confirmed That his office had received required Candidatesstatements organization paperwork Wednesday from the political committee. Juno, his party affiliation. The party affiliation that Kanye West is running under He's seeking the presidency as a member of the B O D Y party. You know what it stands for? He said back last week. He's running for president. 2020 under a new banner. Do you know what BD Y stands for birthday? He's running under the birthday party. Still out from Homer are Homer Homer, our home. Okay? There's two homers that one arm is a human being one of the CO two Not the author, either by the way, nice wayto bring some literary gravitas to the program. So Yeah, sure enough for those Oklahoma You know who's who went to Oklahoma? Our guy Brian got her boomer sooner. For Oklahoma Oklahoma voters. voters. This This fall, fall, they they can can actually actually vote vote for for Kanye Kanye West, West, a a member member of of the the birthday birthday party party to to be be their their next president.

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Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Rapper Kanye West files for Oklahoma presidential ballot

"Rapper Kanye west is qualified to appear on Oklahoma's presidential ballot in November but it's not clear if the celebrity is actually running for the nation's highest office you may recall in July fourth Kanye west announced he was going to challenge president trump in November although west is missed the filing deadline in a number of states he didn't get the paper work and the thirty five thousand dollar filing fee in on time for Oklahoma one of the musicians advisers had told New York magazine that west was out of the running but TMZ is reporting the west campaign has filed papers with the Federal Election Commission west too has said that he has bipolar disease told Forbes magazine earlier this month that if he wins he plans to model his White House on the fictional land in Black Panther adding let's get back to Wakanda I am Jackie Quinn

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"federal election commission" Discussed on KSFO-AM

KSFO-AM

02:28 min | 1 year ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on KSFO-AM

"2020 election has an exciting last minute candidate on Saturday, Kanye West Tweeted, We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States. Hash tag. 2020 Vision. Wow, President Kanye. That's right. Easy wants to be pre Z. It should be pointed out that Kanye still has to register with the Federal Election Commission. Collect enough signatures to get on the ballot, create a campaign platform and he's already missed the deadline to file as an independent candidate and a bunch of states. But other than that, Huh? Joo Hee. Good. Um, here is a tweet from Andy. No, last night. Do that coming up. The five things not that there are only five things but five giant things. They don't tell you out slavery. Five important things to know that make the whole 16 19 project and a lot of the narrative for these days, just false. You don't want to miss this. Well, I hope you get the whole Armstrong and get a show. You're really being short. And if you don't get every hour, you can go to Armstrong and getting dot com and grabbed the podcasts. We'll post them later through that. So here's one tweet for Mandy know he's the guy who reports in Portland regularly being beaten up by Antifa doing the job that a lot of journalism is not doing. And certainly no East Coast journalism is doing doesn't fit the narrative. Hey, tweeted this last night and teeth and writers have again gathered in downtown Portland. This is night. 41 in a row last night. I believe They just slashed the tire drivers truck in the street nor brandishing melee. Weapons. Yeah, we've got videos posted at Armstrong in getti dot com. Log video shocked that it's taking place in America. Where you're going to be shocked about to me is that this video's not on CNN. That the rest of America doesn't know this happen. It's got to be very disturbing. To be in downtown Portland and night and think It's like that Hotel Rwanda movie. Remember, the guy was out there shows the world not paying attention to this when you're in Portland, Oregon, USA and your downtown, and people are rioting and smashing stuff up on attacking people. Every night every single night for over a month. You got to be thinking. How is nobody talking about this? Violent protests downtown Portland expected to continue.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on KGO 810

KGO 810

02:06 min | 1 year ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on KGO 810

"But the rest of the law states, you still can't do rubble calls It's just the government can't do them either for its debt collection, and it's just the same thing in another case earlier this term involving the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau You know what that is? This was a group set up during the Obama administration and the federal agency with Elizabeth Warren's brainchild. I mean, it's really her thing. She wanted to be the first director of the From the Dodd. Frank Bill came out of the doctor. I'm sure she was said to be the first director of this Republicans in the Senate wouldn't hear of it. They really hate her. So she went back to Massachusetts and ran for Senate and became a senator. So her career but in perhaps an even more impressive direction and won the probably Republican, uh in the Senate didn't want so. Something the same thing with this law this yet this one had a clause that said, You know the head. The director of this agency can on ly be removed for a good cause. Um, so they have to do something wrong essentially to be fired. The president can't fire them at will and the Supreme Court said. Ah, yeah, everyone said you can't do that from Port said and has said for a very long time that generally speaking with the president gets to appoint someone or nominate someone to be appointed. The president's going to get to remove them that the power removal is incidental to the power to appoint. The trooper, however, has made some exceptions over the years for boards. Federal Reserve Board Federal Election Commission groups that come together there was this. They did it with this bureau. Yeah, in Ben, Listen, I lose and then you and I could sit here and talk and drink beers all night long. I love you for it. I'm late on the break, though, already. Thank you so much for your time. But it has been a bit is important to obamacare. Just the one thing to take away its important to obamacare because the same issues coming up next year. Can you sever part of Obamacare? And that's gonna be a huge ruling when that Ben Foyer, California Pellet Law Group Our guest here, it's Chris Marilyn.

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Has The Electoral College Outlived Its Usefulness?

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

06:24 min | 1 year ago

Has The Electoral College Outlived Its Usefulness?

"Everybody I'm John Dan host and moderator of intelligence squared. Us debates for this episode. I got online with four debaters. Who argued over this resolution? The Electoral College has outlived. Its usefulness. This was a debate that we had originally planned to host with our partners at northwestern law school in Chicago. We were GONNA do it at the law school. Obviously that did not happen. What did happen was that we had instead of a great debate. Digitally has turned out to be incredibly timely topic. So let's get to it the Electoral College. It's this unique construct of indirect democracy that well. It's it's not a college as the term is commonly used but it sure is electoral in that its members who are currently maxed out at five hundred thirty eight have been the actual electors of every president we've ever had since we've had a constitution even those five times in our history when the popular vote went to someone else in recent memory that happened in the two thousand election happened in the two thousand sixteen election. So what were the founders thinking? That's a question that right now. The Supreme Court is considering in an electoral college case but why did the founders think? The Electoral College was needed. And what good has come of it and also what harm has come of it. Well in these questions we've been thinking. They're the makings of a debate. So we had it for really really good debaters said yes or no to this statement. The Electoral College has outlived. Its usefulness as always Our debate goes three rounds and our audience tuning it online voted to decide our winner. But you can still weigh in on this when yourself if you're just listening for the first time to this debate we are taking votes right now at Iq to us dot org that's q the number two US dot org. If you go there you can cast your first vote before you hear the arguments you can vote for or against or undecided on the resolution. You know what? I'll give you a test to do that right now. I'll wait for you. Remember you cast votes one now in one after you've heard the argument and it's the team that changes the most mind. Who will be our winner? So go do that. I'll wait for you. So let's meet our debaters. I up to speak for the resolution. The Electoral College has outlived. Its usefulness. Jim Bowie Jim. Thanks for joining us. Thank you for having me Djamil. You are in New York Times columnist and political analyst for CBS News. You are also an alumnus of our series. So it's great to have you back also arguing on your team for the resolution. I want to say hello to kate. Shaw Kate. Welcome to intelligence squared. He John Thanks so much for having me. And you're a professor at the Cardozo School of law and Co Director of the floor Shurmur Center for Constitutional Democracy. You're also a host of the very popular law. Podcast strict scrutiny. So that's the team arguing for the resolution. The Electoral College has outlived. Its usefulness. Now let's meet the team arguing against that very low resolution. I let's say hello to Tara Tara. Welcome to intelligence squared. It's great to have you with us on one folks to know that you are the author of a lot of books about the electoral college including why we need the Electoral College. You're also a former lawyer and editor of the Texas Review of law and politics and your partner. I WANNA welcome also to intelligence squared Bradley Smith. Bradley Hi Welcome to intelligence squared tie. Thanks John Pleasure to be here and you are a professor at Capital University Law School and you have served as Commissioner Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Federal Election Commission welcome. I want everybody to know that was always our debate will go in three rounds and then you those folks out in the world are online audience. Get to vote to decide who the winner is all right. I think we are ready to move. Onto round one opening statements from each debater and turn those statements will be formed. It's each our resolution is the electoral college has outlived its usefulness. And here I up to speak for that Resolution Jamal Buoy columnist for the New York Times. Djamil your time starts right now. I'm going to begin with a discussion of how we got to the Electoral College in the first place and the think he thing I want everyone to understand. Is that the electoral college that we have the one we will use. November's election is that not actually the one that was ratified in seventeen. Eighty eight gone. Electoral College fell out of use quickly. What we have is essentially an extra constitutional mechanism to deal with the exegesis of politics as they've developed from the beginning of the constitutional convention and specifically when they began thinking about the national executive the delegates for trying to balance four simply four competing things from came to Hal. Choose and national executive They wanted a voice for the People. They wanted a fair representation for slave states They wanted independence from the legislature in. May had to deal the very simple question of. How do you actually choose national executive? In a big large diverse country they cycled through a few things Several delegates including teams Madison Propose Popular Election Others propose choosing from Congress But by the time They came to a conclusion which was at the very last minute the convention. They decided they would do this. Elector based system that each state would choose. Electors would gather together as a kind of congress of it's filtered through candidates They would the majority whoever won the majority of electors would become president Sprout Vice President and if there was no winner at to the house would choose on the basis of the delegations. No one was really entirely satisfied with this when they came to the conclusion but everyone expected more or less at the president of the Convention George Washington would become the first chief executive and this was a a straightforward way to get George Washington took become President United States. No one was really too worried about it. There is debate over During the revocation debates. But it wasn't a big sticking point. No one was too worried about mob rule in these discussions. They weren't worried about excessive democracy. Usually when the founders talked about democracy they were talking but a Fenian style. 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An Interview with 'Clinton Cash' Author Peter Schweizer

America's Truckin' Network

11:41 min | 1 year ago

An Interview with 'Clinton Cash' Author Peter Schweizer

"Show and Peter how are you I'm great bill great to be with you now let's talk about the the book and I would note that down whenever I Google you and it comes up saying the controversial author of the massive cellar Clinton cash your controversial step back from this I look at that I look at Republicans bush forty one knew bush forty three left office know monetization one on Reagan left office he went to his ranch and now trump is actually cost them money in office what is it and the progressive mindset and this is in the mindset of libertarians are conservatives or moderates the progressive mindset says we got to monetize we got to make serious money what is there in the mindset that causes out to transpire well I think in the progressive mindset if you serve in government you're you're engaged and angelic behavior I mean you're you're you're not being selfish and greedy like people in the private sector and with that comes a sense of entitlement so in a sense that that that that you're deserving of data center you see this I mean you know we we broke the story on Joe Biden hunter Biden you know the million dollar your sweetheart deal hunter got from Ukrainians literally three weeks after Joe Biden his father as vice president is appointed point person on Ukraine policy Joe Biden says oh it looks bad but there's nothing wrong with it why because in Joe Biden's mind he is serve the public I'll put that in quotation marks since nineteen seventy two and his family deserves it so the idea is I'm I'm getting things for you it's time for me to monetize my fame and fortune thanks to that character the amazing thing to me is there sits in the oval office Barack Hussein Obama he sends Joe Biden to be in charge of Ukraine quickly his son starts making three million dollars over three years about eighty thousand a month and and and Joe Biden's mine and bomb is mine it wasn't appropriate for Joe Biden is ceda hunter hunter who's got it a sordid past you can't do that when I'm over here to get rid of corruption in Ukraine one hundred did was participate in it why didn't Obama stop yeah you didn't stop it because either he didn't care or you didn't have a full picture and I think it's just that he didn't care and what they keep saying that you people don't understand about the binds it's it's not just hunter and it's not just you crane hunter ran a veritable United Nations of corruption he did deals in China he deals in Kazakhstan deals an area he had no expertise no background any took in the money and we know that because we have the bank records related to a a corruption case involving hunter by his business partner but even more than that bill you have what I call the Biden fives and I talk about this in the book the Biden chapter seventy pages long five members of the Biden family only one of those being hunter cashed in while he was vice president you got his brother James whose father Frank his sister Valerie and his daughter Ashley's husband they all cashed in on sweetheart deals while Joe was vice president if systematic corruption when you're talking about the blinds about two weeks ago headline FBI recently rates business connected to James Biden Joe Biden's brother F. B. I. sounds like more trouble the company in question americorps holdings acquires and manages real hospitals declared bankruptcy in December now the F. B. I.'s raiding the home of the CEO of the company grand white and also others that that doesn't seem to be any interest by the FBI or by others to go after the Clintons the binds the Obamas what is their structurally in the mind of the F. B. I. I'm not talking the ninety nine percent I mean the one percent at the main base and justice the art of Robert F. Kennedy building what is there in their mind that we look for reasons to exonerate the Democrats but we look for reasons to implicate the Republicans what is what I think a lot of a bill has to do with what I call the permanent political class I mean Joe Biden is is you know he's older now but he's basically been a permanent fixture in Washington for forty years a guy like Donald Trump is going to calm I don't don trump's gonna stay in Washington DC when he leaves the White House he's gonna leave so there's a club atmosphere is by bipartisan it's the permanent political class and the reason that you don't have some Republicans warning to investigate Joe Biden is either their family is involved in some level of similar activity order hoping to at some point so this kind of the unwritten rule that we don't go after a prominent political figures and that's the reason we need to be shouting this from the rooftops we need to exposing it because here's the thing voters care about this stuff it's the reason I'm convinced that trump won in twenty sixteen and even though I think Bernie's ideas are are completely wrong for the country what's fueling his candidacy is the same anger at the corrupt establishment in Washington DC if if something universal on both sides of the aisle let's talk about your work on Bernie Sanders until your research about the hundreds of tens of millions of dollars to a mysterious company linked to his wife many thought he was a socialist who wants a revolution let's face it is a communist he wants the by violent means overthrow the United States government which is the definition of a revolution he wants fundamental change he wants the U. S. government to seize the assets of hospitals oil companies pharmaceuticals and so one would think that a guy like that is not really concerned about money he's a Ben and Jerry kind of a guy but in reality what did you find about how Bernie Sanders monetize socialism for his benefit but not ours you mentioned you know that that that sort of this is is a you know communist leanings I mean it's like the old Brezhnev stays in the Soviet Union you had them talking about world while pollution in the proletariat but they all had five deals in corrupt deals live like kings and Bernice case you know he's worth millions of dollars some of that came from writing books he's actually written more books and he's actually introduced pieces of legislation that if passed but a lot of people don't realize it more than half a million dollars of his own campaign funds have gone to buying his own book but the bigger the bigger issue bill is this this this dirty little secret about washing call media buying and and Bernie Sanders's latched on to this yeah if you were running for the Senate in the state of Ohio and you said Peter I want you to do my media buys by my TV and radio I get a commission of C. off of that it could be anywhere from ten to fifteen percent goes to the media buyer in the beauty of it is that doesn't show up anywhere in Federal Election Commission records you don't know who the media buyers well here's what Bernie did she saw this and what did he do when he started running for Congress left of the Senate he put his wife in charge of the media by which means she's got the commission even though she had no background in advertising and media buying any of this stuff so we know that she and Bernie we received hundreds of thousands of dollars by doing that and the great mystery comes to the twenty sixteen election will Bernice dropped eighty three million dollars on media buys so that means the commission somewhere between eight million and twelve million dollars where did it go well it went through a company called old town media old town media did not have a website did not have other clients it was registered to a home in the coldest sack in suburban Virginia all in the two owners of old town media were long time friends of James Sanders yeah he was after she heard Jane was asked about this by a progressive reporter in twenty sixteen what do you know about old town media do you have any connection to old town media and are you involved in this in any way and according to the professor reporter Jane Sanders just hung up the phone room of what happened to the twelve million dollars who got the media commission on that we just don't know what it's million ends is a little bit of money he monetizes the campaign so those are contribute to thirty six dollars each to the to the Sanders campaign have got to understand that goes into a pot and out of the pot comes all the media buys and that's how the Sanders family gets paid yeah and then the other thing that I think people need to know is that you know Bernie Sanders has been very clear cut in people calling the left kind of you Mister John the Baptist progressive movement why he's out of eating locusts and honey well you know he's worth millions of dollars he actually has an investment portfolio and when you look at his investment portfolio I hate to break this to you bill I know this is going to shock you he's not invested in like renewable energy companies he's not invested in you know some organic farm I mean he's invested in fortune five hundred stock that's where his investment portfolio is it's not a socially responsible investment fund that's where his investments are in when you set up you know we bought his third home the vacation home they set it up in the trust precisely to avoid paying some taxes so you know Bernie Sanders is not John the Baptist use is is more like a qualified king Herod at least in the way that is that he handles his investments in his own money let's move on to Lizabeth Warren she is picturing yourself as a every woman she knows exactly how you live your life she spent time a course in Oklahoma and then and she monetized her so called Indian heritage and I probably have more Indian blood to me than she does she use all along but you have great reporting on how she a really bad millions of dollars from corporations even though she rants and raves against corporate America how to Elizabeth Warren maker money our records network is around twelve million dollars they pay well at Harvard Law School they don't pay that well so the question becomes how did you make that money and so we re traced this we went through and found that in the mid nineteen nineties Elizabeth one was hired by the U. S. Congress and paid by us the taxpayers to help Congress to rewrite some of the bankruptcy laws okay she's a lawyer that makes sense they hire her they tend to do this whole ideas are incorporated into the bankruptcy code then what does she do bill she goes to large corporations Dow chemical and others and says you hire me as a consultant and I will help you navigate around the law I actually wrote genius is very corrupt moves and other people in Washington is done have done this she's denounced other people that have done this but she ended up working for Dow chemical Armstrong world wide a whole host of large corporations who are facing class action lawsuit towards and she was helping them minimize their exposure that's obvious a legitimate thing to do but the fact that she says I've been fighting for the little guy my entire life is simply not true she made millions of dollars helping the big guy large corporations slip out of responsibilities as it related to people who were damaged by the products those companies have produced you don't fall a few nights ago I'm watching Chris Matthews every now and then is a lucid moment and he was ranting and raving about socialism the evil socialism is because all over the world any referenced Ohio senator Sherrod brown that Sherrod brown is the kind of person that we need there because he looks after the little guys a union guy so Sherrod brown is being promoted by the mainstream media as kind of Bernie Sanders light and you've investigated were weren't shared brown gets his money from where is it that's very interesting shirt brown he always been in public life since you graduate from college he ran for the state legislature he listed himself he was still a senior at Yale when he ran for office he listed himself bill as a farmer under our occupation I don't know what kind of form he

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Bloomberg campaign spends over $220 million in January

News and Perspective with Taylor Van Cise

00:43 sec | 1 year ago

Bloomberg campaign spends over $220 million in January

"We are getting a better idea of how expensive it's been so far for Mike Bloomberg to run for president ABC's Alex stone is on the campaign trail Las Vegas numbers we have show just how much money Bloomberg has been spending on advertising his campaign offering up its Federal Election Commission filing showing he spent over two hundred twenty million dollars in advertising in January alone that brings his total over four hundred nine million dollars the report shows the campaign has fifty five million dollars on hand but the campaign saying Bloomberg has not put a number on the budget then he will spend whatever it takes slimmer gaze not on the ballot for Saturday's Nevada caucuses which election officials in that state say quite have a record

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Watchdog group accuses Sanders-aligned group of campaign finance violations

On The Edge With Thayrone

00:26 sec | 1 year ago

Watchdog group accuses Sanders-aligned group of campaign finance violations

"The watchdog group common cause is funding a complaint with the Federal Election Commission claiming that our revolution a political nonprofit group founded by Bernie Sanders violated campaign finance law like sept in donations in excess of federal limits while boosting his White House ambitions the complaint coming after the A. P. reported earlier this month about those donations the group denies any

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"federal election commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on KQED Radio

"A twenty two year old college student even gave a positive spin on how by the defense his record on criminal justice in the nineteen nineties there's a third one now refusing the here's a thing wrong you know so the fact that you're open to take a hit like that and then not deny it will go ahead and try to fix who is alive the most mature thing problem politician right now these are all voters who like Joe Biden but a lot of democratic voters remain undecided and while his fans maybe for giving his opponents on the next debate stage probably won't be a small college NPR news today's the last business day that the Federal Election Commission will be able to carry out its business as easy vice chairman Matthew Peterson announced his resignation earlier this week which takes effect at the end of this month with Peterson gone the FEC will be down to three members so it won't have a quorum so it can't do its work and here's Brian Naylor reports the timing couldn't be worse at the twenty twenty election draws closer the federal election commission's job is to oversee federal campaign spending it can issue fines and give guidance to campaigns about following election law but it can do none of those things without a working quorum did not have the FEC able to take action right now is deeply concerning that Stan Weiner of former senior counsel at the FEC it's concerning he says because of what we learned in the last presidential election about Russian interference after twenty sixteen it's become very clear that it is almost certain that the Russian government and potentially other U. S. rivals will seek to interfere in the U. S. selection including through online propaganda cyber security incursions and other tactics that the FCC would be one of the front line agencies to help combat Weiner now within why use Brennan center says the FCC was in the midst of straightening disclosure and transparency requirements for online political ads of the sort that Russian operatives used to manipulate voters in twenty sixteen these were issues that the FCC could have potentially you know was preparing to deal with and the lack of a quorum will make that impossible until that seat is filled so I do think there is a real impact but the look the quorum doesn't mean the FEC will completely go dark says former FCC chairman Michael toner other business will be conducted public disclosure reports will continue to be do and will need to be filed by campaigns and action committees and those reports will be reviewed by the FTC staff just as they always are so that's important second of all the FEC website will continue to operate where people can go and get information on campaign fund raising and spending and Turner says just because the FCC will now lack a quorum doesn't mean it will be a legal free zone as he puts it there's a five year Stangel limitations on campaign finance violations FCC complaints can still be filed with the agency at some point presumably the agency will regain a quorum and we'll be able to take action on enforcement cases so in a campaign committee still have to follow all but Meredith McGee he isn't so sure they will she's director of issue one of campaign reform group kind of like saying there's a law against robbing banks ninety nine point nine percent of the population which still not rob a bank if there wasn't a policeman but you know there's always that element there that's going to be looking for an opportunity to get away with it and I think what's really different about politics is that is both so much gray area and there is political disagreement about the laws anyway the if you see is not the only government entity unable to act because of a lack of a quorum the merit systems protection board which investigates allegations of violations of federal personnel practices including the hatch act hasn't had one for over two years it's not clear how long the FEC will be hampered by its.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

Pantsuit Politics

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Pantsuit Politics

"And the nominating waiting process that came from the progressive era in newberry versus the United States this came back around another case later but that's kind of the first swipe and then it's really important to understand the next landmark piece of legislation went to follow the court from there so in the nineteen seventies the Federal Election Campaign Act comes along the public has been through Watergate. They are going through the Vietnam War. They're all these social movements agitating for change and we have above the campaign watchdog group common cause a name that's probably familiar because we heard common cause and edit again in the partisan gerrymandering case the court decided you also have common causing the citizenship. That's who the daughter daughter went to when she found the hard drive Yo was common cause so common cost seed both the Democratic and Republican National Committees for violating the Federal Corrupt Practices Act and it lost but it exposed all the limitations of the law to the public and that helped usher in the Federal Election Campaign Act of nineteen seventy two. This is the first time we've tried comprehensive campaign finance regulation and this is where we get a disclosure requirement that actually creates creates a money trail. It's the first time we could trace donations to individuals so that wealthy people could not be secret benefactors of politicians behind the scenes so you see all these requirements in you also see limits so you have of individual contributions limited two thousand dollars for any single candidate per election and an overall annual limitation of twenty five thousand for any contributor you have independent expenditures by individuals and groups relative to clearly identify candidates limited a to a thousand dollars a year and then campaign spending by candidates for various federal offices were subject to prescribed limit so you have limits on the contributions and you have limits on the expenditures and what's so interesting. Is You really see the difference France of this legislation almost immediately so congressional campaign spending reporting from nineteen sixty eight before this law was passed was eight point five million dollars in one thousand nine hundred seventy two the congressional campaign spending reports go to eighty eight point nine million dollars so even either we saw a ten times increase in spending or maybe we just got better under this legislation requiring disclosures about where the money was going so you see this first passage of the bill in nineteen seventy two and then especially after Watergate when people learn the depths of the money flowing into the Nixon campaign you get some amendments and the amendment is what established the enforcement meant particularly the Federal Election Commission and remember. This is all hard money that we're talking about. These are direct contributions to political campaigns. This does not touch on the soft money and dark money side of things before we move on. I would just like to insert a fun fact about one senator Mitch McConnell in Nineteen Seventy-three the now senator from Kentucky then a lawyer in Louisville wrote an op Ed in the Louisville Courier Journal suggesting jesting public financing of elections public disclosure of donors and spending limits on elections because he saw all of this money as a real cancer on our system so just hang on that Muslim afford uh-huh put a pin in that we're going to take a quick break and we'll come right here me out you walk into a store and you immediately find exactly what you're looking for you. Try It on. It looks perfect. That's basically the feeling you. Get every time you shop at movement watches our friends at movement have you covered with tons of quality clean and all around good looking watches starting at just ninety five dollars and available to order right from your couch. They've sold over two million watches across more than one hundred and sixty countries and their collections are always expanding for you. Let me have a public service announcement put aside some time spent like an hour and a half looking at these watches because they were also beautiful and picking which one was the most beautiful was a very time consuming task for me personally. They are gorgeous. My watch has a marble look on the face of it. Those are so pretty. There are two straps with it a leather another one that makes it much more casual than a silver that keeps it really dressy..

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

03:09 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"But first, we're looking at head to the twenty twenty race for the White House from at this point of financial. Angle who is following the money. The main enforcer funding limits is still well for lack of a better word they're paralyzed because of partisan rifts over how aggressively to enforce the law handle is Bloomberg government senior editor for money and politics. And he joins us each week at this time here in our Bloomberg ninety nine one studio in Washington DC can always great to have you here. The guy who follows the money. That's what you do. And we have seen massive amounts of money, particularly in the most recent elections, the Federal Election Commission and action could mean dozens of candidates could have even more money more massive amounts of money and could get away with stuff. It means a lot of the rules that have been in place are really coming off and the FCC has been unable to kind of clarify what the rules are going forward. So the way it works is enforcement complaints are filed, you know, during a campaign, they had complaints filed in the twenty eighteen midterms in the two thousand sixteen presidential election and they're often. They're confidential until the case is closed. And so you don't know the details, and they're often held up for years and years before we know the significance of cases, dealing with pass lexuses. They set guidelines for what's legal in future elections. And so we had a couple of new cases, that have just come out from the two thousand sixteen presidential base newly newly revealed C cases involving a Jeb Bush, super Pac. And what's what, what they call joint fundraising committees that were set up for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And at the time that these things were operating, there were a lot of questions about whether they were legal, there were complaints filed the FCC debated that issue in closed sessions for months and years, and now has come out with a result, which is a deadlock, the Republican commissioners voted to dismiss the cases, the Democrats said they should be investigated. Infringement action taken. The result of a deadlock. Is that the cases is dismissed and the result of dismissal. Is that that's a precedent that what happened? In these particular cases can happen again, and there's not the votes on the to take enforcement action. That's significant because the Jeb Bush superpac raised one hundred million dollars before Bush became a formal nominee, and he raised in the money was raised through people that were close to his campaign. I mean it was essentially raised for him. It was raised in amounts of up to ten million dollars where the limits on presidential candidate campaign was supposed to be twenty seven hundred dollars. And then we had these joint fundraising committees for for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, where the contribution limit was in the hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Trump campaign. It was close to four hundred fifty thousand for the Clinton campaign. It was over seven hundred thousand and this was a technique of raising money for different political committees like state party committees, national party committees..

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"federal election commission" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:32 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on KTRH

"Federalist reports since April of two thousand sixteen Obama for America FA, the former president's campaign organization has paid over nine hundred seventy two thousand dollars to Perkins Koi. Records filed with the Federal Election Commission show. Now, remember? Barack Obama's last election was in two thousand twelve in two thousand sixteen by the summer of two thousand sixteen Hillary was the democrat nominee. Donald Trump was the Republican nominee. Obama can't be elected again. So let's start with why is his campaign organization spending this kind of money. This is just one expenditure. They made why are they spending a million dollars with this law firm? Sounds to me they're working pretty hard to make sure that Hillary gets elected. But why send the money to this law firm? Perkins Koi is the law firm that funded fusion GPS. Also with money from Hillary Clinton's campaign. So Perkins Koi is law firm that is receiving money from Hillary's campaign and from Obama's campaign. Wonder what they're doing with all this money. The Washington Post reported last week that Perkins coy and international law firm was directed by both the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign to retain fusion GPS in April of two thousand sixteen. To dig up dirt on then candidate, Donald Trump. Fusion GPS then hired Christopher Steele. A former British spy to compile a dossier of allegations that Trump and his campaign actively colluded with the Russian government during the two thousand sixteen campaign two thousand sixteen election. So wait a minute. In April of that year. Trump's not even the nominee. Trump has an even sealed the deal yet. And they're already hiring someone to build the case that they had already decided they were going to make..

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

03:58 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"FA, the former president's campaign organization has paid over nine hundred seventy two thousand dollars to Perkins Koi. Records filed with the Federal Election Commission show. Now, remember Barack Obama's last election was in two thousand twelve in two thousand sixteen by the summer of two thousand sixteen Hillary was the democrat nominee, Donald Trump was the Republican nominee. Obama can't be elected again. So let's start with why is his campaign organization spending this kind of money. This is just one expenditure. They made why are they spending a million dollars with this law firm? Sounds to me they're working pretty hard to make sure that Hillary gets elected. But why send the money to this law firm? Perkins Koi is the law firm. That funded fusion GPS. Also with money from Hillary Clinton's campaign, so Perkins. Coys law firm that is receiving money from Hillary's campaign and from Obama's campaign. Wonder what they're doing with all this money. The Washington Post reported last week that Perkins coy and international law firm was directed by both the Democrat National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign to retain fusion GPS in April of two thousand sixteen to dig up dirt on then candidate Donald Trump. Fusion GPS then hired Christopher Steele. A former British spy to compile a doc- of allegations that Trump and his campaign actively colluded with the Russian government during the two thousand sixteen campaign two thousand sixteen election. So wait a minute. In April of that year. Trump's not even the nominee. Trump hasn't even sealed the deal yet. And they're already hiring someone to build the case that they had already decided they were going to make you see. This was a conclusion in search of facts, these weren't facts that led to a conclusion we need an insurance policy. Remember, Peter Stras would use that word few months later when texting believing this would never see the light of day when tested when texting his his extramarital affair Lisa page who worked at the department of Justice who was also involved in all this Peter Stras with the FBI referred to an insurance policy. Many believe that that was rod Rosenstein 's statement that he was going to wear a wire in to to see Donald Trump there lots of different things that could have been. But isn't it interesting that as early as April? They're hiring the person who would be the very basis of the mullahs report, by the way, just today. Three years later almost three years to the day, Adam Schiff, who's one of the two democrat congressman who is leading the charge for impeachment against Trump refuses to respond to whether or not Christopher Steele dossier was the basis for all of this. Because of it is this whole circus is laid bare this continues, though, many of the claims in the dossier have been directly refuted, none of the dossier's allegations of collusion. Have been independently verified none zero lawyers for Christopher Steele admitted in court filings last April that his work was not verified.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

Two Broads Talking Politics

04:56 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Two Broads Talking Politics

"But I think we presented them with some points that they had not expected and then in the past, you know, two weeks we had hill. Clinton get involved and the Federal Election Commission involved and our governor and our governor standing strongly behind us. And so we thought, you know, maybe we had the momentum to at least change the draft to say that you could use your privately raised dollars throughout the duration of the campaign. And then we would tackle we could tackle the citizens election program piece at at another point, and it wasn't like a huge one hundred percent win. But it was a huge difference. How where we had initially come from. Right. My no opinion was annot and the draft was you can use your dollars up to this point. And then this would have given us the opportunity private dollars throughout. But after keeping us on our toes for quite a while as they were executive session yesterday. I didn't look at the clock. It's at least it was ninety minutes, maybe more than that. So there's all different media outlets and their families, and lawyers and supporters and friends and my. Running around the awkwardly setup office areas flash kitchenette slash copy room, and while they're caucusing deciding what to do. And I mean, it was they took so long that I was able to give. I was able to give five interviews three three recorded and two for the newspaper in the amount of time that they were in the room as well. As chief my daughter around a couple of a couple of minutes and go to the bathroom, and like all these other things. So you know, we thought maybe we were deliberating for the good amount of time. And that was going to be I was going to work in our favor, and they called us back in after executive session. And they said that they had approved their original draft, which meant that childcare would only be covered by private dollars up until the grant funding was granted. And it was a moment where I I hadn't really picked the proper place to sit. I think sort of the hind one of the only seats to the. Listeners, but I very intentionally got up and walks towards the back of the room in the middle of the room where it was a doorway, and they weren't any seats available because we. For the ruling. So I just stood new blow away sort of casual cleaning up inside of the door like arms crossed like not trying to shoot or anything. But I just wanted to make eye contact with the people who were saying we're not support him ever parking that I've moved to put myself in that position. And they all were looking down at the table, and they made a couple points about how they spend X climb on this. And it's something that she became care of in in the legis later, even though the repented governor explained very explicitly in her public comments how they were able to make that decision. It was within their jurisdiction. And I quickly stated meaning was over. I was like, well, that's not the end of this road. I made a joke about how I'm gonna have to get an apartment across the street and before I knew. I turned around and most of the folks have been sitting around the table, which the commissioners and the couple warriors we're leaving out the back door and the back elevator. And I'm standing I'm sending there, and I was able to sort of goodbye to one of them Donna snarky way. Like in a way, that's like, but I think for your help with the we're not we're not on the same side for this. But I also understand that this people. Time and energy and effort who to argue something like this, right? And and I respect that. And so two through duck away like, you know, not criminal who's about to go get locked up or anything. You know, it was it was such a strange feeling and it felt a little bit hostile at that at that point. And that's not how this should have been right? We're all supposed to be on the same team..

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"federal election commission" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:40 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Federal Reserve. In if that's your new standard rate because when a progressive becomes president. We're going to have a conversation about if if private corporations are getting sweetheart deals from the government, they're apparently, according to the Trump family a matter of public concern and the government can then regulate their businesses. We have a deal done. We have a deal because that would be an interesting deal. My guess is you guys would not be happy about that deal. Because there are actually terrible things that those corporations do that actually should be looked into. But you guys don't wanna do that. Because those are the same people bribing you legally with all those donations to your daddy. That actually got an office in the first place, by the way, come to me. I have the tweets now that I had promised earlier, and I wanna make sure I read them to you. So over the weekend. Donald Trump tweeted this in regard to SNL mocking him. It's truly incredible that shows like Saturday night. Live. Not funny. No talent can spend all of their time knocking the same person me over and over without so much of a mention of the other side like an advertisement without consequences same with late night shows, and then he says should Federal Election Commission, and or FCC look into this. So we've threatens them with federal investigations simply because they're mocking him or making fun of him during these shows and one last thing when he talks about well these platforms these companies are given too much power. They put us on the scale of one for one political party. So they should be investigated. You know, another media corporation that puts the thumb on the scale for one political party is Fox News. So Don, if you want that standard, we can investigate Fox News. So is that what you want or is Anna, right? You don't mind things being biased in your favor says whenever anything is actually fair it triggers you because you're. Have that sense of entitlement? I should always have an unfair advantage. And this is outrageous. You expect me to compete on a fair battleground well that is the current situation. That's why you continue to cry about it. We have to take a break. But when we come back, a pretty incredible story regarding Donald Trump's ties with Deutsche Bank, a German Bank that has lent him an insane amount of money. We open enjoying this free clip from the young Turks. If you wanna get the whole show and more content while supporting independent media become a member of T dot com slash joined today. In the meantime, enjoy this free site..

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

Daily Tech News Show

04:20 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Daily Tech News Show

"There's a great interview that Justin Robert young did recently on politics politics politics, about the toothlessness of the Federal Election Commission, who are empowered to do all kinds of things, but the realities of of their enforcement powers, leave them unable to do stuff FTC has a little more enforcement authority than the F E C. But that said you still need. A lot of political will to really go through a break in somebody up and only if someone on the government side is very angry at a particular company and pushes the FTC to go after them for one reason or another could be the current president could be a future president. I don't I don't see this really being full of a lot of teeth yet. So even this might not have any effect like at least putting people on notice companies, and it'll have an effect because companies will want to tiptoe around this. But I don't I don't think you're going to see them storming into to take right? Facebook to court break up or anything like eat on lighter. News a survey conducted by adobe estimates. The fifty three million people in the United States on at least one voice activated smart speaker. We are a nation of voluntary surveillance here. Seventy four percent of people use them to play music. That's one thing that I use mine for sixty six percent, check weather. Fifty eight percent ask fun questions like whoa. How many pints in gallon because we don't use the metric system sixty six setting alarms. Checking news searching, those are all popular as well. Shopping. However, not that popular only mentioned by twenty six percent. And that's down from the last time. Adobe did this survey when it was thirty percent back in August of two thousand eighteen the survey also found that people would like their television their car and their Sturm thermostat to have voice control, but not their oven refrigerator or washing machine. This actually tracks pretty closely to what I what I think. And how I use mine for the most part. What about you Patrick? Well, you know, I have to voice assistant speaker things which I have stored safely in a cupboard somewhere because they are dumb. And I don't use those things. I don't understand why people use them and yet everyone loves them. But I don't get it. I must be. You know? I was you. Basically that is what I want. Why? Yeah. It's I mean, I oh did you actually ask the just telling me how to use her? Right. Well, so I understand I'm in the minority here. But this kind of. Every story about voice assistance, and there are many kinds of befuddles be that being said, I if you like voice assistance, initially when I was reading about TV's in thermostats was kind of laughing it off. But it actually makes sense maybe on the TV or thermostat. It would work and nuts in another no refuge Reiter, washing machine. I use mine for my thermostat, but I do use it for the television. I have a harmony hub hooked up to it. And it's great. You just turn on the TV. And it turns on. All right. Google updated the Google home IOS app to list, apple music as an integrated service for home speakers. Although it can't be linked to will home device at the moment. Apple music was previously listed in the Google home app. In a separate limited. Availability availability section as only available on vices. So this is addressing to concerns that I've had one concern is if apple wants to be a service company, then apple music needs to be on more platforms, and certainly all their services need to be on that more platforms, but apple music, their most successful service oriented product right now. And this indicates that, hey, maybe we really will get apple music busting off of apple products. That's a good sign to me the other thing that's always bugged me about these voice assistance that we were just talking about is the walled garden aspect of them. I don't like that. Because I use an echo. I can't get my Google play music on it. I don't. It like that. If I wanna use Google home. It's like, wow, that's an entirely different ecosystem and entirely different choices..

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:24 min | 2 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Policy, power and law continues. Thank you, Greg. Once the Federal Election Commission allows a political donation to be anonymous a court cannot unmask the secret money source that according to a ruling by a federal judge for more on this case, we're joined now by Ken Doyle, Bloomberg government, senior editor for money and politics. He's in our Bloomberg ninety nine one studios in Washington, and Ken, what was the judge's reasoning for this decision. Yeah. This is this is one of several cases where the Federal Election Commission decisions about disclosure of campaign money have been challenged in court and. This was an unusual case because the FCC actually took some action they find a conservative nonprofit called the American conservative union three hundred and fifty thousand dollars for illegally transferring money from a donor to a super Pac that was supporting Republican candidates. So that the transfer was illegal because they the original source of the money wasn't wasn't disclosed the unusual and even more unusual aspect of this was that the FCC in settling with the American conservative union and finding this group did not go after the original donor. And in fact, the original donor is still unknown the Republicans and Democrats on the FTC deadlocked about on a recommendation from the staff that they should go. After the original donor. Identify that person perhaps fine it, and and the court then said, well, the law the campaign finance law gives the FCC the power to enforce the law and to and specifically requires the FCC to negotiate settlements before it goes to court in an enforcement case. And and the court said that the judge said that this gives the FCC basically wide latitude to decide how to settle a case. And and that can't be undone later on by a court. So the fact that they were able to find somebody and reach a settlement with somebody who admitted a violation meant that others involved in the case, basically sort of got off Scot free. It's important to know that there's a number of these cases on disclosure challenging disclosure decisions by the FCC. This is not the only one in perhaps not the final word. Even on this case, there's actually another ongoing court case involving the same donor. And so the donor may eventually be known but for now. It remains a mystery like a lot of the people funding some of these big outside spending groups that are that have become very important in our campaigns. And we really don't know where where their money's coming from. Let's turn to the house, which of course, is is becoming a democratic rule today. So they are going to start with the there'd be in twenty twenty. There's a rule that house members officers and employees will be banned from serving on corporate boards. But is there any inclination to have a rule to prohibit house members from trading stocks in companies, they directly oversee on committees in light of the Chris Collins. Yeah, this is I mean, there's quite a number of ethics provisions in this new rules packages. Democrats come in after an election where they emphasized ethics issues and problems with President Trump problems with the Republican controlled congress where two members including Collins have face criminal indictment that they were both reelect. By the way, Collins and Duncan Hunter. And so there was this provision on corporate boards, which doesn't have a real practical effect because Collins resigned from the board where he was that he served on where he was accused of insider trading, and nobody else is is on a publicly traded company board nobody else in congress. But there was an instruction. As part of the rules package for the house ethics committee to go and take a look at a broader look at this issue on on questions like the one that you mentioned about trading stock. If you're if you're on a defense committee, should you trading stock in defense contractors, for example. And so there may be I think further action based on those recommendations, I think it's at the end of the year at the end of two thousand nineteen that we'll see a report, and there may be. Some broad or recommendations in the Democratic Congress to deal with possible conflict of interest questions that have come up again. And again, really in congress. I think that you know, the courts, for example, have much stricter rules about where judges have to recuse if they have a financial interest. But there's there's not the same kind of detailed rules in congressman. There's been a lot of problems that have come up where people have looked at this and said, you know, members shouldn't be voting on things that affect their personal finances. So. As I say, it's one of a broader range of ethics. Reforms that the Democrats are trying to push and trying to. Show that they are paying attention to what where they see the public saying, congress is not really representing the public interest there too too much. Representing their own interests Gandhara, Bloomberg government, senior editor for money in politics. Thanks for your time. Thanks a lot coming up on Bloomberg politics policy power in law in his year. End report chief Justice, John Roberts said the federal judiciary will begin putting measures in place to address sexual harassment in US court houses. But before we get to that. Let's go back to Bob moon for check on the latest world national headlines hitter. Thank you, the new democratic led house of representatives plans to toss back to the Senate bills it previously passed to end the government shutdown, but no border wall funding. Bloomberg's Irv Chapman reports from the White House. The president has on occasion mentioned combining his wall demand with the Democrats desire to grant permanent residents. Children brought to this country by undocumented parents Republican Senator James Lankford threw cold water on the idea in a Bloomberg interview. I think that would over complicate this negotiation. I think we're negotiating over a couple.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Civics 101

Civics 101

02:12 min | 3 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Civics 101

"That information is publicly available as soon as it's filed and now that most everybody except senatorial candidates filed their reports electronically that means it's available literally as soon as it's filed within minutes after the the efi gets a report i also read that the fec administers the presidential public funding programme know what's that do via it's easy to forget because it's not really very relevant too much anymore in the 1970s congress decided that that in the context of presidential campaigns it was important to provide some public funding to the process so that may be more candidates would run there might be more competition more equal kind of competition and so that's histamine originally had three parts basically it provided a small grant to the two parties to conduct their their presidential nominating conventions it provided matching funds for primary election candidates trying to get the nomination to the party so long as you agreed to other kinds of of restrictions like limiting how much you spent in each date when you were carrying on the primary campaign in the general election once the two parties nominated their candidates in in late summer they would get specific grants they were equal amounts of money and that was all the money the candidates were supposed to use for the general election as time went on and fundraising changed dan the dynamics of campaigns changed it first became desirable for candidates to not take those matching funds in the primary season because then they could spend as much as they wanted in those early states like new hampshire iowa so people began to drop out of the primary system it was always voluntary you didn't have to do it um then later the the even the nominees are the two parties began to recognize that they could raise a lot more money outside the system than they could get in those grants and that this is the thing like i near eighty and tax form utech let's right yeah talks if he wanted donated that presidential public ronnie exactly right yes so up to three dollars of the taxes that you already paid it's not in addition to your taxes um would go into this fund in it could be used to to make these payment candidates by.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Civics 101

Civics 101

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Civics 101

"So they created this independent agency to do that with funding of elections regulated before that at beforehand it wise to some extent um certainly there were reports that were supposed to be filed there was a little bit of oversight there were limitations on contributions that began with a law that was patchy 1971 that actually may have triggered some of the problems of watergate because the president's reelection campaign tried very hard to get as much money into the system as it could before that law took effect at the beginning of nineteen 72 that led to lots of cash being distributed in and posited or or stored in in safes around the white house and other places in and it really started the ball rolling that became the watergate scandal there were some restrictions but but they were mud largely ignored with that by federal election campaign act the 1970s was yes that's right so that act was passed in 1971 how has it been amended are changed over the years there were a series of amendments in especially in the early years there were amendments in 1974 that actually created the fec some more in nineteen seventy six and seventy nine to finetune the system a little bit and to adapt to court cases and supreme court decisions that were made in that time period too it's kind of an evolutionary process um that goes on today they didn't these called the federal election commission how many commissioners are on the apathy it's very odd and not by mistake there there are six members of the commission by design and the law says that not more than three he can be members of the same political party aha and that to do anything to start an investigation to allow it to instruct the staff to go out and come in and run a nodded to do anything requires four votes so you have to across party lines in order to conduct the business of the of the institution assets meant to be a nonpartisan agency well i i mean the difference between bipartisan a nonpartisan amateur um typically in the early days the members of the commission were retired members of congress congress really they wanted something independent but they didn't want something to independent um they wanted to be able to to make it clear to those people that political priorities were not irrelevant they just didn't necessarily drive the process tell us look at how the agency actually works and.

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"federal election commission" Discussed on Civics 101

Civics 101

02:26 min | 3 years ago

"federal election commission" Discussed on Civics 101

"Civics wanna one is supported in part by the corporation for public broadcasting who is the karn speaker of the house uh don't even know who will they on ruin the present favor when they tended the supreme court you can't refer to a senator directly by their name congressional redistricting gratien of our executive order national security now see the swine outline i'm virginia prescott and the specifics when a one the podcasts refresher course on the basics of american democracy the concept of free and fair elections is a hallmark of democracy let's face it elections in campaigns cost money with billions of dollars pouring into politics had we know where that money comes from and where it goes to they were talking about the federal elections commission fcc the watchdog of in a federal election funding with bob beer sack bob used to work for the fec he's now senior fellow at the center for responsive politics and bob welcome to civics onetoone banks remote wti beer so what's the primary role of the fec big picture it's really designed to provide information that gets reported by candidates and paxson political parties about where their money comes from and how it gets spent and also to monitor some of the basic elements in the law that restrict how much money can be given directly to candidates just for federal office where only talking about congress in presidential campaign's here every state has its own system by basically it's supposed to enforce the provisions that exist in the law for women haitians and restrictions on how monies raised in spent and then also importantly to disclose that information to the public found not polling places voting machines just money that's right we all cav votes we only count money fell when with us published it was in the mid 1970s the watergate experienced the scandal that happened the nixon administration caused congress to try to separate the mechanics of monitoring campaignfinance away from itself before that khan basically there reports were sent to an office in in the congress and the general accounting office looked over things a little bit but it was pretty much ignored by most everyone and there wasn't good certainly wasn't good independent compliance our disclosure with watergate congress decided that they needed a little bit more robust system a little separation um from for the monitoring and enforcement process away from congress itself and.

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