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Saturday, May 3, 2014

4 years after Citizens United, FEC still hasn't changed rules -- By Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner

It has been over four years since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling opening the doors to corporate and union political funding, but a bitterly divided Federal Election Commission still hasn't rewritten their rules to reflect the constitutional change.

The reason: Democrats on the FEC want to use the rewrite to open the door to sweeping new donor disclosure requirements, while Republicans want to make only the changes needed to comply with the Jan. 21, 2010, decision. Each side blames the other for inaction.

 Republicans on the commission have repeatedly tried to update the regulations, offering at least three proposals. Two were killed on 3-3 votes, and the third has failed to move forward due to Democratic opposition.

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