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FEC says political committees can accept bitcoin donations

The Federal Election Commission today unanimously gave its approval for political committees to accept donations in bitcoin. In a 6-0 decision, the FEC said campaigns can accept BTC donations worth $ 100 or less, which currently works out to a fraction of a single bitcoin. Even with the $ 100 limit, it’s a significant boost for the virtual currency and opens the door to bitcoin being embraced by PACs across the US. The commission says that committees should value BTC contributions “based on the market value of bitcoins at the time the contribution is received.” The topic of bitcoin is one the FEC has been grappling with for some time.

Anyone kicking in bitcoin will need to submit their name, address, occupation, and employer according to a…

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Department of Defense office manages to find a new fax machine to accept FOIA requests

The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) has managed to replace the broken fax machine on which it receives requests for public information after a staffer claimed the agency needed up to six weeks to buy a new one. The repair comes after a blog brought attention to the excuse that the agency could not purchase a new fax machine “until the start of the new fiscal year (at the earliest),” making it harder for reporters and taxpayers to get government documents.

MuckRock, a service that enables anyone to easily submit public records requests under the press-friendly Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), discovered that the agency’s fax number was working again today. “While the office remains impervious to emailed FOIA requests, we the…

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