Campaign Donations

Dinesh D'Souza

Former Senate Candidate: Scholar Dinesh D’Souza Lied About Campaign Donations

A former New York Republican U.S. Senate candidate told federal investigators that conservative scholar and author Dinesh D’Souza lied to her about the source of donations made to her campaign, a prosecutor disclosed at an arraignment Friday.


A girl texts on her phone. (credit: CBS 2)

OMG, New York City Council OKs Text Donations For Elections

The City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to donate via text message. Under the bill, which must be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a voter could use their phones to give up to $99 to a candidate in an election cycle.


New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images/File)

AG Schneiderman Announces Change To Law For Campaign Donations

Beginning Wednesday, any non-profits spending $10,000 or more must report the purpose of that spending.


Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (Photo by Aaron Tam/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Is China’s Largest Foreign Investor Spending So Much Money On Our Elections?

Sheldon Adelson, the largest foreign investor in China, has invested tens of millions of dollars in influencing the 2012 election and has vowed to spend $100 million to put his thumb on the scale for Mitt Romney in November.


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Feds Consider Probe Into Rep Grimm Campaign Funds

The FBI is considering whether to open an investigation into allegations that followers of a New York City rabbi made illegal campaign contributions to U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm, according to a law enforcement official.


Christine Quinn (file / credit: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Court Upholds NYC’s Campaign Finance Law Over Lobbyists’ Challenge

“This is a victory for individual New Yorkers and clean government and clean campaign finance,” said City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.


New York City Comptroller John Liu - File / Photo: Office of the Comptroller

Fundraiser For Comptroller Liu Faces Charges Of Wire Fraud, Conspiracy

Xing Qu Pan was arrested Wednesday after surrendering to authorities on charges of attempted wire fraud and conspiracy.


New York City Comptroller John Liu - File / Photo: Office of the Comptroller

NYC Comptroller John Liu To Review Campaign Donations

Liu says he’ll conduct the internal review following allegations of irregularities.


The married Lee abruptly resigned after it turned out he had sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman he met on Craigslist. (AP Photo/David Duprey, AP Photo/Gawker)

Fallen NY Congressman To Return Donor Funds

Fallen ex-congressman Chris Lee is telling campaign donors that he intends to refund all of their money after resigning in the wake of controversy.


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MSNBC Suspends Joe Scarborough For GOP Donations

MSNBC says it’s suspending morning host Joe Scarborough for two days without pay for making political contributions to four Republican candidates.