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Former President Donald Trump smiles as he pauses while speaking to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix on July 24, 2021. A congressional oversight committee on April 7, 2022, said the Justice Department is “obstructing” its investigation into Trump's handling of White House records by preventing the release of information from the National Archives. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 17, 2022

Federal Election Commission deadlocks, won’t punish Trump

The Federal Election Commission has decided not to take action against former President Donald Trump after commissioners deadlocked over whether his campaign broke the law.

May 10, 2018

FEC: Childcare a legitimate campaign expense

The Federal Election Commission ruled that a congressional candidate can use donor funds to pay for childcare while she's campaigning, removing a hurdle for those seeking office while raising kids and potentially opening the door to more women who want to enter politics.

Nov 6, 2012

Bethesda leads way in Md. legal sector campaign contributions

The Daily Record looked at the money the state's legal sector donated to the presidential campaigns. But where do all these lawyers live?

Sep 21, 2012

Md. GOP chair Mooney drops House bid, keeps Bartlett job

WASHINGTON — The Maryland Republican Party chairman apparently erred by working for Rep. Roscoe Bartlett while simultaneously being a candidate for Bartlett’s seat. The Washington Post reports that Alex Mooney dropped his candidacy for 2014 in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District after the newspaper contacted Bartlett’s office. Payroll records show Mooney has been on Bartlett&[...]

Sep 18, 2012

Campaign donor ruling reversed on appeal

WASHINGTON — An appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that likely would have led to greater disclosure of who is paying for certain election ads. In March, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Federal Election Commission overstepped its bounds in allowing groups that fund certain election ads to keep […]

May 15, 2012

D.C. Circuit refuses to block disclosure ruling

WASHINGTON — An appeals court has ruled, for the time being, against groups that finance electioneering ads and want to keep the identity of their donors secret. In a 2-1 decision late Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the groups provided no evidence their contributors would face threats […]

Nov 23, 2010

Harris, Edwards workers paid as contractors

WASHINGTON — Republican Congressman-elect Andy Harris and Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards, unlike other Maryland congressional candidates, did not provide health insurance, cover payroll taxes or pay for unemployment insurance for their campaign workers, a practice that may skirt IRS rules. The politicians avoided these costs by paying their campaign staffs as independent contractors instead of [&[...]

Aug 19, 2010

Errors found in Rep. Bartlett’s finance report

FREDERICK — A Federal Election Commission audit has found errors in Rep. Roscoe Bartlett’s campaign finance reports for the 2008 election cycle. The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday that the audit found that Bartlett’s campaign understated contribution receipts by nearly $30,000 and understated expenses by about $67,600. Also, the campaign was found to have underreported its [&h[...]

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