No Quorum on Election Board As Nominees Stall in Congress--The federal agency in charge of policing the torrent of political spending during the upcoming presidential primaries will, for all practical purposes, shut its doors on New Year's Eve.Barack Obama
"We continue to encourage the Senate to vote on these nominations as a package," she said. "It's critical for the commission to be able to operate fully and effectively. We believe the right leadership needs to be in place."
Saturday, December 22, 2007
"As Primaries Begin, the FEC Will Shut Down"
WaPo, page one: