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  • Newsmakers with Ellen Weintraub
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    Newsmakers with Ellen Weintraub

    Federal Election Commission Chair Ellen Weintraub talked about the money being raised for the 2020 elections, political ads, “microtargeting,” and the functioning of the FEC itself during a…

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  • emTexas Tribuneem Festival American Politics
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    Texas Tribune Festival, American Politics

    During the 2019 Texas Tribune Festival, Politico’s Ryan Heath moderated a two-part conversation on how to fix American politics. Governor Steve Bullock (D-MT), a 2020 Democratic…

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  • Senator Warner and Michael Chertoff at Digital Disinformation Symposium
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    Senator Warner and Michael Chertoff at Digital Disinformation Symposium

    Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivered remarks on the challenges and dangers to democracy regarding digital disinformation campaigns. Their…

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  • Election Security
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    Election Security

    The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security held a hearing on protecting U.S. election systems. The first panel of witnesses included Justice Department and Homeland…

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  • Russian Interference in US Elections
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    Russian Interference in U.S. Elections

    Federal Election Commission member Ellen Weintraub and Adav Noti, a lead attorney in the Supreme Court’s Citizens United case, took part of a forum on Russian interference in U.S.…

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  • Campaign Finance Regulation
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    Campaign Finance Regulation

    Panelists talked about the complexities and transparency issues associated with campaign financing. They focused on outside funding of campaigns since the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v.…

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  • Federal Election Commission Meeting
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    Federal Election Commission Meeting

    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) met to consider matters including requests for rulings on campaign finance questions from Senators Chris Dodd, David Vitter, and Frank Lautenberg as well as…

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  • Rules for Election Ads
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    Rules for Election Ads

    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) met to reform regulations after the Federal Election Commission v. Wisconsin Right to Life Supreme Court case. In this case, the Supreme Court found that the…

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  • Federal Election Regulations
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    Federal Election Regulations

    The Federal Election Commission debated and rejected, on a vote of 3-3, a proposal that would have allowed political advertisements that mentioned specific candidates as long as they addressed…

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  • Federal Election Commission Hearing
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    Federal Election Commission Hearing

    Members of the Federal Election Commission discussed “527” groups and their impact on federal elections. Groups such as MoveOn.org and Swift Boat Veterans For Truth have attracted wide-spread attention…

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  • Federal Election Commission Hearing
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    Federal Election Commission Hearing

    Members of the Federal Election Commission discussed a number of issues. They spoke about the legality of certain campaign financing maneuvers, as well as the regulation of “527” groups.

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  • Federal Election Commission Oversight
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    Federal Election Commission Oversight

    Three panels appeared before the Senate Rules Committee to address concerns over enforcement of campaign finance law. Senators McCain and Feingold testified on what they see as an unwillingness of the…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for viewer comments. Ms. Weintraub spoke via telephone about presidential campaign financing and expenditures.

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  • Campaign Finance Rules
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    Campaign Finance Rules

    Commissioners conducted an open meeting on the regulation and restriction of 527 groups. The “527” is taken from the section of the tax code that governs the operations of these…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 2 Part 1
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 1

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing their…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 1
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 1

    In the first of two days of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 2 Part 2
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 2

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing their…

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  • Political Committee Fundraising
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    Political Committee Fundraising

    Commissioners talked about proposed rule changes to regulate contributions to and expenditures of issue advocacy organizations, often referred to as 527 organizations because of their tax designation.…

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  • Campaign Finance Law
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    Campaign Finance Law

    Ms. Weintraub talked about the campaign finance law upheld the previous day by the Supreme Court. She also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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  • Campaign Finance Reform Legislation
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    Campaign Finance Reform Legislation

    The U.S. Supreme Court will consider legal challenges to the 2002 campaign finance law on September 8. A panel of legal scholars and Federal Election Commission officials discussed the…

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