Monthly Archives: March 2010

Another Report On White House Tweets

The Associated Press published an article discussing the use of Twitter by White House staff to delivery their message.

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dot.COM’s 25th Birthday

The Huffington Post published a column celebrating dot.COM’s 25th birthday.

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FEC Independent Expenditure Reports

In the wake of the Citizens United v. FEC decision, pundits and political practitioners have predicted that there will be an increase in political spending by corporations and others.  Perhaps it is time to review the independent expenditure reports filed during the … Continue reading

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Citizens United And Nonprofit Organizations

The National Journal Online published an article discussing Citizens United impact on nonprofits.

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Unions Gain Most From Citizens United Decision

The Hill published an article resulting from an interview with an attorney for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  In the article, the attorney states his belief that the unions will gain the most from the Citizens United holding and that … Continue reading

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Press Closely Monitoring White House Tweets

Politico published an article about the use of social media by the White House communications shop to deliver an announcement to the general public and the press.  On Friday, Robert Gibbs, the White House Press Secretary, announced on Twitter that … Continue reading

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FEC To Announce Rulemaking Schedule By Mid-April

BNA Money & Politics Report ($) published an article summarizing an interview with Federal Election (“FEC”) Chairman Chairman Matthew Petersen and Vice Chair Cynthia Bauerly.  Chairman Petersen indicates that the FEC will publish a schedule of new rulemakings seeking to implement … Continue reading

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States Scrambling After Citizens United Ruling

The Associate Press published an article about how states are reacting to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision.  The article focuses on the potential impact on state legislative and gubernatorial races, and how the outcome of those elections will impact the redistricting … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – FEC News Summary

The Federal Election Commission issued a press release summarizing yesterday’s open meeting.  Two items from the press release worth highlighting: The Commission voted to approve Final Rules and an Explanation and Justification to remove sections 106.6(c) 106.6(f), and 100.57 from … Continue reading

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House Republican Conference Adopts Earmark Ban

Listed below are some links to the latest on the House Republican Conference vote to ban earmarks: Politico Washington Post Roll Call

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Freaking Out And Other Interesting Campaign Finance Statistics

The New York Times reports that yesterday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Citizens United decision was quite interesting and included testimony and exchanges that veered from the primary topic.  Testimony included opinions about whether Vermont is “freaking out” about … Continue reading

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House Financial Services Committee To Hold Hearing On Citizens United

The hearing is scheduled for Thursday morning at 10 am and the witness list can be found here.  The focus of the hearing is corporate governance after the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. Senator Schumer and Representative Van Hollen have … Continue reading

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Democrats Request FEC Advisory Opinion For Redistricting Group

The Federal Election Commission (“Commission”) released an interesting advisory opinion request from the National Democratic Redistricting Trust (the “Trust”) seeking confirmation that Democratic Members of Congress may raise funds for the organization without running afoul of the soft money ban … Continue reading

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U.S Treasury Department Tweets

The U.S Treasury Department has opened a Twitter account – @USTreasuryDept.  I wonder when and if the Federal Election Commission will open a twitter account?

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Profile of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Projects

The L.A. Times published an article this morning profiling the advocacy projects sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in response the current legislative environment and the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Citizens United v. FEC.

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