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WNYC News

Judge's Ruling Opens Door for Unlimited Campaign Cash in Mayor's Race

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A federal appeals court ruling today clears the way for advocates of Republican Joe Lhota to give unlimited contributions to a political action group supporting his run for mayor. 

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New Jersey News

PACs Skirting NJ's Anti-Corruption Laws

Monday, April 09, 2012

An examination by New Jersey's largest newspaper, The Star Ledger, has found that political action committees are managing to get around the state's new anti-corruption laws.

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Early Returns From PAC Filings: Colbert Booms, Perry Busts

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission trickle out today, and the early word is that Stephen Colbert's Super PAC raised just under $1 million, while former candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann floundered.

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Explainer: Can Foreign Companies Make Political Donations?

Friday, January 20, 2012

Political Action Committees connected to foreign corporations have already raised over $5 million for the 2012 elections, continuing a trend of increasing contributions from U.S. subsidiaries of foreign interests.

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The Takeaway

Florida's Super PAC Man

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Since the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in the Citizens United v. Federal Elections Commission case, 240 so-called Super PACs, or political action committees, have been registered with the FEC. Sixty of them alone have formed by Florida resident Josue Larose — a mysterious self-described millionaire and economist. Even his intentions are unclear. Larose has forms PACs such as Bloomingdale's Department Store Customers Super PAC, the NFL Sport Players Super PAC, and the Costco Store Customers Super PAC.

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WNYC News

Campaign Finance Board Penalizes Three Councilmembers

Friday, August 12, 2011

The City's Campaign Finance Board has levied penalties against three members of the City Council for campaign finance violations dating back to 2009.

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Murdoch Donated to Weiner, Schumer and a Host of Congressional Republicans

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rupert Murdoch clearly has had tremendous political influence in Europe, but here in the United States politicians have not been immune to his power either.

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