Campaign Finance

Want To Know Why The US Is Doing Nothing About Gun Violence? Follow The Money (Video)

Want To Know Why The US Is Doing Nothing About Gun Violence? Follow The Money (Video)

The United States of America made history again last weekend. With two more months left in the year, we experienced our 308 mass shooting. On Sunday, a gunman walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland, Texas and opened fire, killing 26 parishioners in the worst mass shooting in Texas’ history. If you get the feeling […]

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Who Is Bankrolling The Pro-Gorsuch Media Blitz? (VIDEO)

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is receiving an extensive promotional campaign run by the conservative Judicial Crisis Network. But the donors behind the campaign remain cloaked in secrecy. During Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing this week, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) asked him why JCN had spent $7 million on a campaign to oppose President Obama’s Supreme Court pick, […]

GOP Congressman Spends Thousands On Meals But Won’t See Voters (VIDEO)

GOP Congressman Spends Thousands On Meals But Won’t See Voters (VIDEO)

During the final weeks of the 2016 campaign for the Missouri Seventh Congressional District the incumbent, Republican Billy Long, spent little time campaigning in his district, even though Congress was not in session. Long held a “Weekend in Vegas” fundraiser September 30 to October 3 at the Wynn Las Vegas Hotel. His October quarterly report […]

WATCH: Pro-Trump PAC BUSTED Trying To Take Illegal Donation From THIS Foreign Country

WATCH: Pro-Trump PAC BUSTED Trying To Take Illegal Donation From THIS Foreign Country

Undercover British reporters from The Telegraph approached the fundraising organizations of both Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his rival, Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, with an illegal offer to contribute $2 million on behalf of an unnamed Chinese donor.  Guess who took the bait? That’s right, Donald Trump’s Great America PAC.  The reporters initiated the sting in […]

Donald Trump Aides Running Scared Over Yuuuuge Fundraising Gap

Donald Trump Aides Running Scared Over Yuuuuge Fundraising Gap

When Hillary Clinton’s polling numbers against Donald Trump took a dive in the wake of her unplanned week off from the campaign trail, a lot of people got nervous. I was among them at first. But then, I remembered that there was one big reason that this dip wasn’t likely to last. Based on past history, […]

JUST IN: Trump Hasn’t Paid His Top Staffers (VIDEO)

JUST IN: Trump Hasn’t Paid His Top Staffers (VIDEO)

Reuters reported on September 2, 2016 that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign organization has not paid ten top staffers, advisers, and consultants. Most of them did not join the campaign as volunteers. The frugal approach of the campaign might be evidence of his successful management style. But his past behavior shows there may be other […]

Melania’s Convention Speech May Have Exposed Illegal Activity By Trump Campaign

Melania’s Convention Speech May Have Exposed Illegal Activity By Trump Campaign

There’s been a lot of buzz about the blatant plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention. But it turns out that Melania’s speech may have exposed problems much more fundamental than plagiarism. By letting one of his real estate empire’s writers craft the speech, Donald Trump may have broken campaign finance law. And it […]

Read Why Donald Trump’s Advertising Firm Is As Shady As He Is

Read Why Donald Trump’s Advertising Firm Is As Shady As He Is

A little-noticed tidbit in Donald Trump’s epically anemic financial disclosures for May could tell us a lot about his campaign. His web advertising firm appears to be an obscure company with a joke name run out of a house in New Hampshire, and may have helped a super PAC break the law. Think Progress’ Judd Legum […]

Revealing The Lies Behind Trump’s ‘Self-Funded’ Campaign (VIDEO)

Revealing The Lies Behind Trump’s ‘Self-Funded’ Campaign (VIDEO)

For over a year now, we’ve heard the constant campaign applause line from Donald Trump (R-N.Y.) and his supporters that he’s self-funding his campaign, and won’t owe anything to lobbyists if he wins. That sounds awesome, right? Finally, a president who won’t be bought and paid for when he takes office. Finally, a president who can make […]

Trump Campaign Way Behind Clinton In Race For Money

Trump Campaign Way Behind Clinton In Race For Money

Money, the old axiom goes, is the mother’s milk of political campaigns. And taking the saying into consideration, it appears that the Clinton campaign is much better stocked with milk and money than that of the Trump camp. Consider these sobering numbers: By the end of April, which is the most recently available period for campaign […]

Why Can’t Donald Trump Make A Third Party Run?

Why Can’t Donald Trump Make A Third Party Run?

For some time, Donald Trump has hinted that if he doesn’t get the Republican nomination for president, he’ll launch a third party bid to buy the presidency. That scenario has been a right-wing nightmare, and a dream come true for many liberals. After all, the conventional wisdom is that if Trump bolts, only a complete […]