This week, top U.S. government officials are still in public service despite ethics problems, a public interest watchdog filed new complaints about former lobbyists now working in agencies, and a controversial legal defense fund faces continued questions.Continue reading
Who’s winning the 2016 money race?
Yesterday night was the deadline for campaigns and PACs to file their latest campaign finance reports. Here's the rundown of who's winning the 2016 money race.Continue reading
What FEC filings show about 2016 candidates
Candidates for president offered the first detailed look at their campaign finances yesterday. While Hillary Clinton is running away with the money race for Democrats, the competition for cash is much tighter on the Republican side.Continue reading
Run Ben Run?
While Dr. Ben Carson delivers remarks at the National Press Club, an unaffiliated super PAC is working furiously to bolster the neurosurgeon as a 2016 presidential candidate.Continue reading
Guns, gays, Hillary Clinton and Ben Carson: political fundraising reflects polarized USA
The super PACs that raised the most money so far this year reflect a deeply polarized nation.Continue reading
Campaign finance roundup: Competition for Hillary; Newt’s got a hangover; donors like Dem challengers
Hillary Clinton's fans have surprise competition; CNN pundit Newt Gingrich is in massive debt and John Boehner is still king of the Hill. What our real time tracker reeled in from one of the FEC's busiest filing days.Continue reading