An effort to allow religious organizations to engage in politics, which could have let yet more dark money into politics, failed to make it into the final GOP tax bill — a small but important win for democracy, at least for now.
Aiming to stem foreign interference in U.S. elections, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has voted to create rules to more tightly regulate online political ads.
You probably heard that Tuesday night’s election results represented a big win for Democrats. But from the south to the Pacific Northwest, they were also a major victory for democracy reform.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pouring cold water on a bipartisan effort to tighten disclosure rules for online ads, aimed at countering foreign interference in U.S. elections.
Back in May, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that neutered the long-standing ban on religious organizations engaging in politics — raising fears among good government advocates that the change could create yet another way for dark money to flow into elections. Trump also called on Congress to officially repeal the ban.
A trio of senators is looking to tighten campaign finance laws governing online ads in response to Russian interference in last year’s election.
President Donald Trump on Monday said “massive” political contributions by the drug industry are responsible for sky-high prescription drug costs.