Category Archives: Disclosure

“Will Obama Throw A Grenade To Blow Up Hidden Campaign Donations?”

The Atlantic published this oped on the President’s draft executive order requiring federal contractors to disclose political donations.

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“The White House Wants A List”

The Wall Street Journal ($) offers this editorial on the draft White House executive order requiring companies seeking federal contracts to disclose political contributions.

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More On Disclosure Lawsuit Against The FEC

Politico: Federal Election Commission Sued To Disclose Anonymous Donors Washington Post: House Democrat Van Hollen Files Challenge To FEC Rules On Campaign Spending Roll Call: Van Hollen Sues FEC For More Disclosure Hotline On Call: Van Hollen Sues FEC Over … Continue reading

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FEC Sued By Reformers Seeking Greater Disclosure of Donors

Two campaign finance reform groups are representing a Democratic Member of Congress in a lawsuit filed in federal court against the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”).  The lawsuit is an Administrative Procedures Act challenge – not a constitutional challenge – to the electioneering communications … Continue reading

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Obama Administration’s Draft Executive Order Designed To Silence Critics Draws Forceful Response

Washington Post – 2Chambers Blog: McConnell Slams Executive Order To Allow White House To Demand Political Records Before Awarding Contracts Center for Competitive Politics:  Obama May Try to Ram Failed DISCLOSE Act Down Nation’s Throat Pajamas Media – Hans von Spakovsky … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Considers Policy Designed To Silence Critics

Politico just published an article, Obama Administration Considers Move To Limit Anonymous Donations, discussing the latest moves by the Administration, Congressional Democrats and their soft money allies to silence the President’s critics in the business community. According to the article, … Continue reading

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FEC Readies Interactive 2012 Presidential Map

The FEC Disclosure Data Blog reports that the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) website will soon include an interactive 2012 Presidential Map that will permit visitors to search specific data points, including a contributor look up feature.  The 2008 Presidential Map is … Continue reading

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“Adapting To Campaign Finance Rulings, Democrats Build Big-Spending Network”

And so it begins.  The Washington Post reports on the network of soft money organizations being established by the Democrats in preparation for the 2012 election cycle.  Most organizations will have a component to accept undisclosed soft money from wealthy … Continue reading

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“FEC Still Hasn’t Issued New Campaign Spending Rules”

The Washington Post offers this report on the Federal Election Commission’s (“FEC”) failure to update its regulations more than one year after the United States Supreme Court issued its Citizens United decision.  The time has come for the FEC to … Continue reading

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Reformers Take Their Quest For More Donor Disclosure To The FCC

The Media Access Project (“MAP”) filed a petition for rulemaking with the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to require groups sponsoring political ads to disclose certain donors.  From MAP’s press release: MAP’s Petition for Rulemaking asks the FCC to use … Continue reading

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Dems Launch Super PAC

Politicoreports that a group of veteran Democratic operatives have established a super PAC along with a nonprofit that will accept donations from individuals who and organizations that do not want to be disclosed.  Could this mark the beginning of the … Continue reading

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“Don’t Believe All You Read In The Papers About Campaign Finance”

Wendy Kaminer has published a must-read editorial in The Atlantic pulling the curtain back on the disinformation campaign waged by campaign finance reform groups and editorial boards in their quest to vilify the United States Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. … Continue reading

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FEC Commissioner McGahn Issues Lengthy Statement Of Reasons On Express Advocacy And Disclosure Issues

BNA Money and Politics Reports ($) published an article on FEC Commissioner Don McGahn’s lengthy statement of reasons in a recently released enforcement that discusses the agency’s treatment of the express advocacy standard and disclosure issues such as political committee status for … Continue reading

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House Campaign Fundraising Chart

Roll Call published a useful fundraising chart showing the cash-on-hand numbers for Member campaign committees as of December 31, 2010.  The list contains Members who won election in 2010 with less than 55% of the vote or are considered vulnerable … Continue reading

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“Koch Meeting Draws Protests”

Politico reports on the left-leaning, corporate sponsored protests in California designed to chill the First Amendment rights of organizations and individuals attending a conservative conference.  When conservatives gather to discuss policies and politics, the left feels the need to protest … Continue reading

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