Federal judge tosses out FEC donor disclosure rule, calling it too narrow

Judge Amy Berman Jackson threw out the regulation, setting up another showdown at the sharply divided agency

Study: Major companies are increasingly disclosing their political spending

The trend comes even as some business groups discourage them from doing it.

Dinesh D’Souza avoids jail time, gets five years of probation for campaign finance violation

He must spend eight months in a community confinement center.

Longshot campaign finance bill falls short

The constitutional amendment would have given lawmakers more power to constrain campaign spending.

Ted Cruz accuses Harry Reid of ‘slander campaign’ against Koch brothers

“When did Democrats abandon the Bill of Rights?” Cruz asked.

Campaign finance debate a partisan flashpoint as it moves to Senate floor

The longshot measure would provide elected officials with a legal authority to curb big money.

Parties got a bump in donations following McCutcheon decision

The trend line is in their favor -- though the numbers aren’t huge yet.

Republicans set up first ‘max-PACs’ in wake of McCutcheon decision

Campaign finance lawyers expect such committees to proliferate on both sides of the aisle.

Campaign cash used to pay for some State of the Union guests

In some cases, lawmakers are using money raised for political purposes to pay for their invited guest to travel to Washington. And it's legal.

Appeals court upholds law banning political ads on public broadcasting

The ruling reverses an earlier ruling by members of the same court.

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