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Franken asks FEC to probe U.S. Chamber's funding after report
the hill ^ | 10/6/10 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 10/06/2010 5:36:01 PM PDT by Nachum

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) asked the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Wednesday to investigate the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's funding for its political activities.

Franken wrote FEC Chairman Matthew Petersen to ask for a probe into whether the Chamber is indirectly using money from foreign corporations to finance its political operations, which have largely targeted Democrats, this cycle.

"I am writing to ask that you investigate these claims, enforce existing laws and regulations prohibiting foreign spending in American elections, and strengthen those very last through new regulations and policy guidance," Franken wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: chambers; fec; franken; probe
I can't wait till the house has gone Republican. Then we're gonna shine a laser up your assets, Al 'old pal.
1 posted on 10/06/2010 5:36:04 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I do believe the GOP retakes the House. Now, whether they have the stones to do anything with it is in question.
That is the big unknown.


2 posted on 10/06/2010 5:39:52 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: Nachum

can we look at Minnesota ACORN records, Stuart?


3 posted on 10/06/2010 5:40:03 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Nachum

Ha ha ha ha ha ha Franken always good for a laugh.

Did you notice that he was to investigate if any foreigners are giving money to US elections? That’s the biggest joke that I have ever heard.

Did you ever hear of Barack insane Obama? How he got it like to do with $800 million in donations in approximately half of it coming in from foreigners using cash cards convenient stores? Or big rich supporters from overseas for example the Middle East or elsewhere?

Yo, Al Franken, could you investigate some of that?


4 posted on 10/06/2010 5:40:06 PM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Nachum
"I am writing to ask that you investigate these claims, enforce existing laws and regulations prohibiting foreign spending in American elections, and strengthen those very last through new regulations and policy guidance," Franken wrote.

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I didn't know this child could write.

5 posted on 10/06/2010 5:41:04 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

Corporations, like natural persons, do not need to accept limits on their right to speak or advocate their interests, whatever those are.


6 posted on 10/06/2010 5:42:03 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: Nachum

Yeah, it’s not like any Hungarian money has ever found its way to the US political system...


7 posted on 10/06/2010 5:42:09 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Nachum
Whether by design or not the FEC will get around to investigating Fraken’s complaint, after the election is over.

I worked for the FEC for over 5 years, nothing moves quickly, by design!

8 posted on 10/06/2010 5:44:00 PM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: Nachum

Franken can F off.


9 posted on 10/06/2010 5:44:16 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Nachum

Franken is dumber than a bag of maggot-infested vampire camel excrement. Does he honestly think his fellow anti-Constitutionalists would come out on the losing side in a competition between his side and our side for political funding from foreigners? Is he really that ignorant about foreign affairs?


10 posted on 10/06/2010 5:45:16 PM PDT by sourcery (Don't call them "liberals" or "progressives." The honest label is extreme anti-Constitutionalists!)
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To: Nachum
Then we're gonna shine a laser up your assets, Al 'old pal.

Thats not going to happen. Anything you do to them, they will do to you when they regain power. That old saying "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas," actually means something in DC.

11 posted on 10/06/2010 5:49:05 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Nachum
Hey, Stuart!

Two words:

George.

Soros.

12 posted on 10/06/2010 5:52:06 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Nachum

What about all the lousy unions that people don’t voluntarily join and have money extorted from their paychecks to pay for #$@S democrats?


13 posted on 10/06/2010 5:53:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Nachum

Just more fascist intimidation.

Wait and see how much you like the 16,000 new IRS agents whose job is to threaten and intimidate people that can’t afford health insurance OR the illegal fines levied upon them for being unable to afford insurance.


14 posted on 10/06/2010 6:12:56 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: Nachum

I STILL can’t believe that the people of Minnesota eelcted AL STUPID FRANKENSTEIN!!


15 posted on 10/06/2010 6:19:57 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Nachum
Chamber: Dem regulations onerous ("a tsunami of government regulations.”
16 posted on 10/06/2010 6:44:13 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Nachum
If Senator "Ass Clown" Franken wants to start FEC investigations, he can start here.
17 posted on 10/06/2010 6:55:03 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Nachum

Applying the Law of Liberal/Narcissistic Projection (i.e., they always accuse their enemies of doing what they, themselves, are doing or plan to do), the FEC would be wise to combine this investigation into one into whence comes al Franken’s campaign and PAC money. They might start with an inquiry into funds flowing in, say, just before a-Freak endorsed the Ground Zero Gloat Mosque.


18 posted on 10/06/2010 6:55:39 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (My tagline is taking a vacation, just like the president!)
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Fannie, Freddie- slush fund for Dem campaign money?
19 posted on 10/06/2010 7:03:18 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Nachum
Sounds like a soros complaint.
20 posted on 10/06/2010 7:13:06 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Nachum

What, maybe he’s going to go after Rotary next?


21 posted on 10/06/2010 7:14:47 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Congressmen should serve two terms: One in Congress and one in prison.)
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To: SERKIT

Wow. Hubris and hypocrisy go hand in hand, don’t they? (And how does Gorelick even find the time to be so near the center of so many disasters?)


22 posted on 10/06/2010 7:20:20 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (My tagline is taking a vacation, just like the president!)
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What, maybe he’s going to go after Rotary next?

Ssshhhhhh.... Don't give them ideas.

23 posted on 10/06/2010 7:25:36 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Move-On and MSNBC have been pushing hard on this. The Soros web and GE/whitehouse connections and dealing is what needs to be investigated.
24 posted on 10/06/2010 7:25:52 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Nachum

I wonder if Weird Al will do the same about the League of Leftist Women Voters ?


25 posted on 10/07/2010 8:00:41 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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