Harry Reid is the latest Democrat not to be prosecuted for breaking the law

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If you’re thinking about breaking the law and prefer not to spend any time in court, you may want to check into registering as a Democrat. The latest person in our hit parade of folks who appear to have broken the law but somehow fail to attract the interest of the authorities is none other than soon to be retired Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid. Before we get too carried away here, though, it’s worth noting that the law which Reid is accused of breaking isn’t exactly up there on the list with Grand Theft Auto. His office sent out a fundraising letter a couple of years ago which failed to carry a mandatory warning about donations. (Washington Examiner)

The Federal Election Commission, which considered legal action against former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking about fundraising, won’t punish Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid for admitting to violating an election law.

The reason: It’s not worth the effort.

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Judicial Watch: FEC Must Investigate Democratic National Committee for Employing Illegal Alien to Craft 2016 Political Message

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Judicial Watch

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission requesting that it investigate the Democratic National Committee (DNC) for having “knowingly hired” an illegal alien, Cindy Nava, to help craft the committee’s 2016 political message and communications.  Judicial Watch filed its complaint on August 25, 2015.

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Here We Go… Feds Explore Regulating Blogs and Websites

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Gateway Pundit

Liberals on the Federal Election Commission are discussing new rules to regulate websites and blogs. The new regulations would require websites to disclose their political donors.
The Washington Examiner reported:

Claiming that thousands of public comments condemning “dark money” in politics can’t be ignored, the Democratic-chaired Federal Election Commission on Wednesday appeared ready to open the door to new regulations on donors, bloggers and others who use the Internet to influence policy and campaigns.

During a broad FEC hearing to discuss a recent Supreme Court decision that eliminated some donor limits, proponents encouraged the agency to draw up new funding disclosure rules and require even third-party internet-based groups to reveal donors, a move that would extinguish a 2006 decision to keep the agency’s hands off the Internet.

Noting the 32,000 public comments that came into the FEC in advance of the hearing, Democratic Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub said, “75 percent thought that we need to do more about money in politics, particularly in the area of disclosure. And I think that’s something that we can’t ignore.”

But a former Republican FEC chairman said in his testimony that if the agency moves to regulate the Internet, including news voices like the Drudge Report as GOP commissioners have warned, many thousands more comments will flood in in opposition of regulation.

“If you produce a rule that says we are going to start regulating this stuff, including the internet and so on, I think you will see a lot more than 32,000 comments come in and I don’t think staff will analyze them and find that 75 percent are favorable to more regulation,” said Bradley Smith, now with the Center for Competitive Politics.

Democratic Chairwoman Ann Ravel, who called the hearing, has said she wants to regulate politicking on the Internet, though she has pulled back amid a public outcry, especially among conservatives who see her move as a bid to silence center-right websites and Internet based conservative groups and news sites.