• Federal Election Commission October 26, 2020 5:32 am

    The Federal Election Commission Can't Meet…for the Most Ironic Reason

    President Trump and Mitch McConnell have rushed to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court in record time. But they’ve dragged their feet so badly on filling Federal Election Commission seats, the board has had to shut down all official business – in an election year. There’s a lot at stake in the election. Too bad the watchdogs can’t do...

  • Mail-in Voting August 15, 2020 6:58 am

    An All-Out War Over Mail Voting Has Erupted in Courts Across the U.S. Here's What's at Stake

    Legal battles will have an outsize impact on whose vote gets counted this year, and voting rights advocates fear new rules will perpetuate old problems.

  • Campaign Legal Center July 31, 2020 10:35 am

    Watchdog Group: Trump Campaign Improperly Masking Payments

    A government oversight group says President Donald Trump’s reelection effort is hiding nearly $170 million in spending from mandatory public disclosure by routing payments through companies tied to his former campaign manager

  • Donald Trump November 23, 2019 5:06 pm

    Bloomberg Vows to Refuse Donations, Presidential Salary

    Michael Bloomberg will not accept political donations if he runs for president and he will not take a salary if he wins, according to senior aides who offered new details on Saturday about the New York billionaire’s plans to navigate his wealth as he marches toward a formal 2020 announcement. “He has never taken a political contribution in his life....

  • president November 21, 2019 3:55 pm

    Mike Bloomberg Files Federal Paperwork to Run for President in 2020

    Billionaire and former New York mayor Mike Bloomberg filed official paperwork to run for president in the 2020 Democratic primary. It is a key procedural move and not a declaration that he is indeed running. A spokesman for Bloomberg explained that filing in the state of Alabama started a 15-day process to file with the FEC. “This is not an...

  • Donald Trump November 8, 2019 9:06 am

    Joe Biden, Behind in Money Race, Has Returned Nearly $1 Million to Donors, Far Outpacing Rivals

    Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has returned nearly $1 million in campaign donations since launching his campaign in April, far exceeding what his rivals in the Democratic primary race have returned to donors.

  • Donald Trump October 25, 2019 11:42 am

    Democrats Lure Donors With World Series, ‘Hamilton' Contests

    Want free tickets to the World Series? What about a trip to San Francisco to see a performance of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton?” You could be a lucky winner if you donate to a presidential candidate. Democratic candidates working to raise campaign cash and rack up small-dollar donors have been offering free trips for months to those who chip...

  • Donald Trump October 5, 2019 6:44 pm

    Sanders, Warren Upend How Democrats Raise Money

    There’s big money in thinking small. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren raked in more cash over the past three months than any of their rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination. And it’s not because they’ve been working the big-donor fundraising circuit. The Vermont and Massachusetts senators have upended the way Democratic presidential candidates can raise tens of millions of dollars....

  • Donald Trump September 18, 2019 1:03 pm

    President Trump Gets in a Few Digs at California During West Coast Fundraising Blitz

    President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California, but he showed Tuesday he’s more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in two days.

  • Donald Trump September 17, 2019 11:23 pm

    President Trump Visits Bay Area as Part of Fundraising Trip

    President Donald Trump rarely passes up the chance to throw a sharp elbow at left-leaning California but he’s more than happy to cash in there with a lunch-dinner-breakfast-lunch fundraising blitz expected to scoop up $15 million from wealthy Republicans in two days.

  • Donald Trump August 9, 2019 9:51 pm

    Trump Fundraiser Puts Billionaire Host on Defensive

    A billionaire New York investor and owner of the Miami Dolphins who is hosting a high-dollar fundraiser for Donald Trump on Friday also has a financial interest in the president’s business empire — including his iconic Manhattan tower.

  • Donald Trump July 15, 2019 10:14 pm

    O'Rourke Raises Just $3.6M, a Big Drop From Last Quarter

    Beto O’Rourke raised just $3.6 million in the second quarter, a dramatic drop that places him among a growing group of Democratic presidential hopefuls who are struggling to raise the cash needed for a credible White House run. The former Texas congressman entered the race with a glowing cover story in Vanity Fair and the expectation that he would be...

  • Donald Trump July 15, 2019 3:36 pm

    Harris Blasts Epstein's Law Firm, Takes Money From Its Attorneys

    Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said work done by their former law firm, which represented the financier accused of sexual abuse, “calls into question the integrity of our legal system.” Yet the same...

  • California July 5, 2019 4:55 pm

    Kamala Harris Reports Raising $12M in 2nd Quarter

    Kamala Harris raised roughly $12 million in the past three months, her presidential campaign said Friday, nearly a quarter of which she took in after confronting former Vice President Joe Biden during the first Democratic debate. Harris’ latest total is about equal to what she brought in during the first fundraising quarter, but noticeably less than some other first-tier 2020...

  • Donald Trump July 2, 2019 10:16 am

    Trump Campaign Announces $105M Raised During 2nd Quarter

    President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign says it raised $105 million during the second fundraising quarter. The campaign said Tuesday it has a whopping $100 million in cash on hand. Campaign manager Brad Parscale says the total is “a testament to the overwhelming support” for Trump, who formally announced for reelection in June. Parscale says none of the Democrats who are...

  • Donald Trump July 1, 2019 7:18 pm

    Majority of Americans Say They Won't Donate to 2020 Presidential Campaigns

    Political polarization in the U.S. has increased — in the news, social media and out on Main Street. But that is not translating into a major change in willingness of Americans to open up their wallets and pocketbooks and donate to candidates in the 2020 presidential election. Under one-third of Americans have already made donations or say they plan to...

  • Donald Trump June 13, 2019 9:09 pm

    Election Cop: Trump Taking Foreign ‘Oppo' Would Be Illegal

    A top election official issued a statement Thursday on campaigns accepting foreign aid the day after President Donald Trump said he’d consider taking information on opponents from other countries, NBC News reported. Trump told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview excerpt aired Wednesday he thinks he’d “take it” if a foreign government came to him and offered dirt on an...

  • Donald Trump April 19, 2019 2:57 pm

    Former Counsel May Have Saved Trump From Himself

    Don McGahn was barely on speaking terms with President Donald Trump by the time he left the White House last fall. But special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals the president may owe his former top lawyer a debt of gratitude. McGahn, who sat with Mueller for about 30 hours of interviews, emerged as a central character in Mueller’s painstaking investigation...

  • Donald Trump April 16, 2019 6:31 am

    Democrats Raise $75M So Far, Signaling a Drawn-Out Fight

    Democratic presidential candidates raised about $75 million during the first quarter of the 2020 election, a lackluster sum spread out across more than a dozen campaigns that signals a drawn-out battle likely lies ahead. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders led the field by raising $18 million and California Sen. Kamala Harris came in second with $12 million. Former Texas Rep. Beto...

  • Joe Biden April 3, 2019 2:25 pm

    2020 Fundraising: Bernie Sanders Sets the Pace for Dems With $18M

    A handful of Democratic presidential candidates are touting the amount of money they’ve raised in the first fundraising period of a 2020 primary fight that will last into next spring. The totals for the first quarter, which ran through March 31, are the first measure of how candidates are faring. Details for the entire field won’t be known until candidates...

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