Obama considers campaign finance executive order

by - January 21, 2016

Money-in-politics reformers are seizing on reports that President Obama is weighing the possibility of issuing an executive order to force companies doing business with the federal government to reveal their political spending.   If Obama issues this order, as The New York Times suggests is likely, it would be a rare offering from a president who came to office promising major changes to campaign finance law but who has disappointed activists who say he has done nothing to stem the flow of special-interest money into elections.
In this particular battle, McConnell may find common ground with Sen. John McCain. The Republican from Arizona has sparred with the current majority leader on campaign finance questions, with McConnell leading the charge against the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. But asked if there should be White House action on campaign finance, McCain said, “of course not.”

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