Commissioner Goodman passes baton after stellar chairmanship

As federal agencies go, perhaps only the bungling, vindictive IRS receives more criticism than the Federal Election Commission. The tax-collecting behemoth intentionally targeted its perceived political enemies,repeatedly lied about its conduct, and then “lost” much of the evidence of its wrongdoing. It deserves little sympathy.  

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The Impact of Obama’s Executive Amnesty on the Integrity of Our Elections

Part of the fallout from President Obama’s granting tentative legal status to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants is the impact on the integrity of our elections, specifically is the concern it will make it easier for those covered to register to vote and vote. This issue is explored in a piece today in Bloomberg View that argues Obama’s executive action may spur states to push for laws requiring proof of citizenship to register and/or beefed up ID requirements.

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President Obama Sabotaging Our Elections and Making Elections More Parisian

The President took a step forward toward making elections less partisan and more open fair and honest with the Presidential Commission on Election Administration he announced in his 2013 State of the Union.   While parts of the report of the commission were Democrat talking points (more early voting despite the overwhelming evidence that early voting does not help with turnout), the report led by his own former counsel Robert Bauer had a number of items RNLA could agree with and that garnered support from all sides of the political spectrum. 

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Election Fraud Conviction of Community Organizer in Michigan

Christian Adams at Election Law Center has a good scoop on a recent election fraud conviction of a local left-wing political activist in Southwest Michigan:

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Tea Party stance against Cromnibus Campaign Finance Rider Misguided

RNLA campaign finance blogger Paul Jossey wrote an op-ed in the Daily Caller about Tea Party resistance to the ‘Cromnibus’ campaign finance rider. This apprehension is misplaced. It ignores the benefits stronger parties play in stabilizing government.

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CIA Scandal: "She Never Objected"

The CIA controversy has stirred some heated passions.  That is why the words of someone who is a former Democrat House Member of the Intelligence Committee and a former UN Ambassador Bill Richardson so revealing when he states: “And I think a lot of this is personal” between the CIA, Democrats and Senator Feinstein. 

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Award for Most Hysterical Reaction to Omnibus Campaign Finance Rider Goes To…

Predictably, those in the campaign finance “reform” community are losing their collective mind over the campaign finance rider in the omnibus spending bill passed by the House yesterday. It has simply not been a few good years for the reformers with defeat after defeat and a President who has done nothing for the cause of campaign finance reform beyond scolding Justice Alito at the State of the Union about the impact of Citizens United.

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Congress puts campaign finance reformers on the naughty list

Campaign finance reformers must have been very naughty this year. As the legislative season ends with a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill, the reformers have assumed their familiar finger-waving posture about a campaign finance rider tucked into page 1599 of the 1603-page bill.

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Harry Reid Was All-In for “Independent” Orman in Kansas

Well, it looks like one thing Republicans strongly suspected all along was true: Democrats were working hard behind the scenes to help elect “independent” Kansas U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman. Even Harry Reid, in his desperate attempt to avoid becoming Minority Leader-in-waiting chipped in a not-insubstantial amount of cash considering Kansas’ affordable media market. Bloomberg reports:

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Obomination: President\Emperor Governing By Decree

RNLA Advisory Council Member and Chapman Law Professor Ronald Rotunda supports the goals of President Obama’s immigration plans.  However, he vehemently opposes the methods.  As Professor Rotunda testified  in front of the House Judiciary Committee last week (emphasis added): 

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