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  How do we deal with the mess we are in?  Of course, total INSIDERS ride to the rescue!  So of course, Mr. Change has chosen utter insiders to get the inside dope in the snarled, ugly, bizarre and very ingrown toenail of a mess on Wall Street.  Mary Schapiro won’t rock any boats, that is certain.  She will replace that old coxcomb, Cox.  As the Jewish community reels from losses due to too much trust in a fellow Jewish financier, this will all be fixed by a Jewish woman who seems to be pretty invisible the last five years even as this woman was in charge of the god damned Financial Industry Regulatory Authority??? HELLS ...
(FECA) of 1972 required candidates to disclose sources of campaign contributions and campaign expenditures. It was amended in 1974 with the introduction of statutory limits on contributions, and creation of the Federal Election Commission Act (FECA). It attempted to restrict the influence of wealthy individuals by limiting individual donations to $1000 and donations by Political Action Committees (PACs) to $5000. These specific election donations are known as ‘Hard money.’ The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002, also known as "McCain-Feingold," after its sponsors, is the most recent major federal law on ...
More On Coastal Campaign Finance Scandal :: FITSNews
Several of the “companies” involved in a major coastal campaign finance scandal are facing foreclosure lawsuits, raising fresh questions for IRS and FBI agents currently probing the scam.  A total of five foreclosure suits have been filed against companies with ties to the growing mess, according to a report published Thursday by the Carolina Forest Chronicle . Federal agents are currently investigating allegations of money laundering, tax fraud and criminal conspiracy in connection with political contributions made by these (and several other) coastal companies.  Critics say the contributions – which totaled ... market research, surveys and trends
Time to Cap Contributions Flowing From Special Interests | Public ...
For 12 weeks we have watched in horror as oil from a British Petroleum well spewed into the Gulf of Mexico at a huge cost to the economy and environment. But oil isn't the only thing that has been spewing. Oil-slicked money has been flowing into Washington, D.C., in an attempt to gain influence for BP and the rest of the oil industry. According to recent data from the Center for Responsive Politics, the oil and gas industry spent $174 million lobbying Congress in 2009 alone. That investment in lobbying and campaign contributions has seemed to result in huge returns for the companies. President Obama even admitted that ... market research, surveys and trends


In And Around Garfield Ridge
Just hours after the funeral for slain off-duty Chicago Police Officer Michael R. Bailey, three South Side teenagers were arrested on suspicion they were involved in his murder Sunday outside the officer's Park Manor home on the South Side. Bailey, 62, who faced mandatory retirement next month, was shot in an apparent robbery attempt about 6:30 a.m. July 18 outside his home in the 7400 block of South Evans while he was polishing his new Buick Regal, which he had bought himself as a retirement gift. The 20-year veteran officer was assigned to the Central District, which encompasses the Loop and he had just finished an ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Detective Shaved Longcock: Two Fricken Moneky Butts! Committing ...
Two men--one of them a local rap artist--are accused of beating a man to death for accidentally scratching the rapper's car in a West Side alley. Edward Brown, 35, of the 1600 block of South Komensky Avenue, and 26-year-old Steven Fox, of the 1100 block of Cedar Street in west suburban Glendale Heights, also known by his artist name "Sincere the Realist," allegedly beat up 46-year-old Larry Brown during the early morning hours of June 17 outside his home in the 600 block of North Spaulding Avenue, according to prosecutors. The suspects are charged with first-degree murder. Larry Brown was returning home about 3:30 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Rep. Charles Rangel ethics charges filter into campaigns
D-N.Y., to start working its way into House and Senate campaigns. Hours after the House ethics subcommittee charged Rangel with violations, Republican candidates began working to tie their Democratic opponents to the story. Republican Kelly Ayotte, who is running against Democrat Rep. Paul Hodes for Senate in New Hampshire, called on her opponent to return thousands in campaign contributions from Rangel. "Hodes has stood by his man Rangel throughout the embattled congressman's long investigation, steadfastly refusing to give back Rangel's tainted contributions," Ayotte spokesman Jeff Grappone said in a statement. market trends, news research and surveys resources
Snyder dips into his own pockets to raise cash
LANSING -- In a miserable economy that has made it difficult for candidates to raise money, Ann Arbor venture capitalist Rick Snyder dipped into his own pockets for most of the $7.3 million he has raised for his Republican campaign for governor, swamping his four GOP rivals and the two Democrats in the race. In fact, three of the five Republicans outperformed both Democrats in fund-raising, a possible ominous sign for Democrats. • Database: 2010 Michigan primary: Gubernatorial campaign finance database In the Democratic race, House Speaker Andy Dillon raised $1.4 million, while his primary rival, Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Political Money: Deregulating American Politics, Selected Writings ...
Our current campaign finance problems began in the aftermath of ..... campaign contributions to all candidates, political action committees, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Public Funding of Presidential Elections Brochure
This brochure gives a brief history of Presidential election public funding and an overview of how the process works. The brochure also explains the ways individuals may support publicly funded Presidential candidates and the various materials on Presidential campaign finance available from the Federal Election Commission. The brochure was written to help students, reporters and other members of the general public understand the basics of public funding. It was not written for Presidential candidates and committees that wish to apply for public funds. They should consult the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Corporate PAC Campaign Contributions in Perspective
Consequently, all 'hard money' campaign contributions must derive ... In contrast to limited hard money, political parties or interest groups may also ...
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Campiagn finance reform is when corporations give the one of the presidents money for their campaign. If the president that the corporation gave money to wins the campaign then the president will... Why is there a concern to have campaign finance reform? There are a series of campaign finance loopholes in which allow factions to take control of certain portions of the government. A concept in which is very dangerous. By creating reform, these... What is political process ? Procedure followed to resolve important issues that concern a large number of people. How does the impact of campaign financing impact the election process ? ...
Are political campaign contributions tax deductible? - Yahoo! Answers
I am running for a local position on the school board, and need to pay for post cards and lawn signs... I have been fund raising, but don't have enough money for stamps. Help!!! 3 years ago Member since: February 15, 2007 Total points: 21999 (Level 6) political campaign contributions are not tax deductible Internal Revenue Code Rules… 3 years ago Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: Thank you - I really appreciate the link. I got the following link from the IRS after I contacted them: Campaign contributions are not deductible, ...