Political campaigns

FEC fines Ted Cruz campaign $35,000

Ted Cruz stands at a hearing in a gray suit.
Senator Ted Cruz. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Ted Cruz's (R-TX) 2012 senate campaign failed to disclose $1 million in loans from Goldman Sachs and Citibank, CBS News reports, for which the campaign was fined $35,000 on Friday.

What's happening: The FEC received a complaint from the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center in 2016 about the failure to disclose this campaign finance information.

Trump tells RNC donors: "The Democrats hate Jewish people"

Trump addresses the Project Safe Neighborhoods National Conference on December 07, 2018 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

To prevent leaks from Trump's Friday night Mar-a-Lago speech to RNC donors, security guards made attendees put their cellphones in magnetized pouches that they carried around like purses until they left the club.

So leakers had to rely on their memories. Trump entered to Lee Greenwood’s "Proud to Be an American," then launched into one of his trademark stream-of-consciousness speeches, according to three people who were there. They said the crowd roared with laughter throughout.

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