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The Comcast-FCC Revolving Door

The proposed merger between cable giants Comcast and Time Warner is a hotly contested issue in Congress, and angers flared again at a recent Senate hearing on the merger last week.
One thing that stuck out in particular: the ever-spinning revolving door between Comcast and the federal government.

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Banking Industry Has Connections to Shape Mortgage Overhaul
This month, the Senate Banking Committee is set to consider a bill to overhaul the mortgage finance system, most notably by getting rid of the government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over five years.That would significantly shift the risks of mortgages, as well as the entire mortgage market, away from the government and toward the private sector. And with a wealth of lobbying cash as well as connections with the bill’s crafters, the financial sector (including the insurance and banking industries) could play a serious role in shaping how those risks and rewards turn out in the final legislation.
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Image: Sen. Mike Crapo at a Senate Banking Committee Hearing (Flickr/American Insurance Association).

Banking Industry Has Connections to Shape Mortgage Overhaul

This month, the Senate Banking Committee is set to consider a bill to overhaul the mortgage finance system, most notably by getting rid of the government-owned mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over five years.

That would significantly shift the risks of mortgages, as well as the entire mortgage market, away from the government and toward the private sector. And with a wealth of lobbying cash as well as connections with the bill’s crafters, the financial sector (including the insurance and banking industries) could play a serious role in shaping how those risks and rewards turn out in the final legislation.

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Image: Sen. Mike Crapo at a Senate Banking Committee Hearing (Flickr/American Insurance Association).

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OpenSecrets.org Adds New Joint Fundraising Committee Page
Today OpenSecrets.org added a new section for joint fundraising committees, the fundraising partnerships between candidates, committees or party committees that allow participants to pool their efforts and split the proceeds. While JFCs are not new, they’ve becoming increasingly prominent in recent years. With the McCutcheon v. FEC ruling, many campaign finance experts believe they will become even more prevalent.

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OpenSecrets.org Adds New Joint Fundraising Committee Page

Today OpenSecrets.org added a new section for joint fundraising committees, the fundraising partnerships between candidates, committees or party committees that allow participants to pool their efforts and split the proceeds. While JFCs are not new, they’ve becoming increasingly prominent in recent years. With the McCutcheon v. FEC ruling, many campaign finance experts believe they will become even more prevalent.
McCutcheon and the Gender Divide, Pt. II
As a follow-up to McCutcheon & the Gender Divide, we did a deeper dive into the data we had on maxed out donors by party, gender of donors, and gender of receiving candidates. 
Here’s what we found.

McCutcheon and the Gender Divide, Pt. II

As a follow-up to McCutcheon & the Gender Divide, we did a deeper dive into the data we had on maxed out donors by party, gender of donors, and gender of receiving candidates.

Here’s what we found.

CRP executive director Sheila Krumholz appeared on PBS NewsHour to talk about the record amount of money being spent by outside groups — which are not technically affiliated with candidates — in the 2014 midterm elections. Watch it now!

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