COMPLAINT ON PRESIDENTIAL TRAVEL. Story here. “The RNC Wednesday filed a complaint with the Government Accountability Office about President Obama’s official travel, alleging that he is politicking on taxpayer dime.” More here.
REFUND TO BE MADE. Story here. “The Obama campaign will return the donations of an accused Ponzi schemer who is facing an SEC investigation, a campaign official confirms.”
REPRIMAND FOR AL LOBBYIST. Story here. “The joint legislative Rules Committee on Wednesday recommended a reprimand for a lobbyist who cursed at a House member after he voted against a bill that would have allowed small wineries to market their products.”
ALEC EQUIVALENTS. WFB. “Liberal watchdogs have propagated the myth that ALEC stands alone as a drafter of model legislation.”
YOUNG CHALLENGED. Story here. “The defense said their cross-examination of Young could take days.”
EDITORIAL ON FCC POLITICAL FILE ISSUE. Politico. “After a decade of dragging its feet, the FCC seems poised to force stations to put this public information online — where the public can actually find it.”
NY CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM. Story here. “A proposal co-sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver includes voluntary public financing of campaigns to preserve ‘the heart of our democracy.’ It would be funded by money from Wall Street fraud settlements.”
VIOLATIONS NOT FOUND. Story here. “Japanese ruling party powerbroker Ichiro Ozawa was found not guilty of violating campaign finance laws, strengthening his hand in opposing Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s plan to raise the consumption tax.”
HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND. I’ll send around the next set of links on Monday. Have a great weekend!