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  • Campaign Legal Center Jul 31

    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

  • Mar 21, 2012

    Trayvon Martin, in Photos, “Looks Like a Good Kid,” NAACP President Ben Jealous Says

    “People really want this community to be one community where everybody feels safe. I think it’s hard for people of any color to look at those photos of Trayvon Martin and not see a kid who reminds them of some kid they care about. He looks like a good kid,” NAACP President Ben Jealous said at a gathering his...

  • Attorney Sep 19, 2018

    Supreme Court Refuses to Block Decision Requiring Disclosure of Dark Money

    Dark money groups will be required to disclose the identities of some anonymous donors after the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop a lower court’s ruling from taking effect. Crossroads GPS, a nonprofit Republican group at the center of the case, had asked the high court to put a decision on hold while the case is appealed and...

  • Donald Trump May 4, 2018

    Fact Check: Stormy Daniels' Payment Q&A

    In a series of early morning tweets on May 3, President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time that he reimbursed his personal attorney for the $130,000 payment that was made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Still, there are many unanswered questions about the payment — which was made less than two weeks before the 2016 presidential election — and...

  • Attorney May 4, 2018

    Trump Unaware of Stormy Daniels Payment: Giuliani

    Bombshell revelations from President Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, may place the president and personal lawyer Michael Cohen further into the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Giuliani said he disclosed the president’s payments to Cohen on Fox News to avoid having the information leaked later by federal investigators.

  • Donald Trump Mar 11, 2018

    Digital Ads, Social Media Hide Political Campaign Messaging

    The main events in a political campaign used to happen in the open: a debate, the release of a major TV ad or a public event where candidates tried to earn a spot on the evening news or the next day’s front page. That was before the explosion of Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as political platforms. Now some of a...

  • Associated Press Sep 27, 2017

    Big Stakes in High Court Fight Over Partisan Political Maps

    Democrats and Republicans are poised for a Supreme Court fight about political line-drawing with the potential to alter the balance of power across a country starkly divided between the two parties. The big question at the heart of next week’s high court clash is whether there can be too much politics in the inherently political task of drawing electoral districts....

  • Donald Trump Jul 21, 2017

    Trump Names Lawyer as New Acting Ethics Chief

    President Donald Trump designated a veteran government lawyer Friday as a temporary replacement for a former ethics chief who sparred repeatedly with the White House over the handling of its officials’ finances. The Office of Government Ethics confirmed Friday that Trump designated the agency’s general counsel, David J. Apol, to become its acting director. In a statement on its website,...

  • President May 17, 2018

    Mueller Doesn't Plan to Indict Trump Because of DOJ Rules: Giuliani

    Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump’s legal team that he won’t indict a sitting president, according to Rudy Giuliani, one of Trump’s lawyers. “They (the special counsel) acknowledge the fact that they can’t indict us,” Giuliani told NBC News on Wednesday, indicating that the information had been conveyed to Trump’s lawyers. He added, “It’s as clear as...

  • Congress Apr 22, 2016

    Firms That Paid for Clinton Speeches Have US Government Interests: AP Analysis

    It’s not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review found. Their interests are sprawling and would follow Clinton to the White House should she win election this fall.

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