Monthly Archives: October 2010

“Campaign Finance Reform: RIP?”

Politico reports on the campaign finance reform community and the recent setbacks to their efforts to restrict political speech.  Have no fear, the scandal industry will continue to push legislation designed to chill core political speech and generate controversies, even … Continue reading

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Another Democratic Officeholder Asks IRS To Suppress Political Speech

CQ Politics reports that a third Democratic Senator has asked the IRS to investigate a nonprofit in an effort to suppress political speech. Can you imagine the outrage in 2006 if three Republican Senators, in their official capacities, asked a … Continue reading

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“Democratic Strategist Criticizes ‘Foreign Money’ Campaign Theme”

The Los Angeles Times reports that  Joe Trippi does not agree with the White House strategy of using the President to personally make false allegations against the U.S. Chamber. Trippi said that it was not right to have the president … Continue reading

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“Defiant Chamber Vows To Spend More On Election”

The Associated Press reports that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will ramp up its advertising in the closing weeks of the 2010 general election.

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“The Political Chamber”

The Los Angeles Times uses the Obama Administration and U.S. Chamber of Commerce controversy to call for enactment of the DISCLOSE Act.

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“Foreigners And Campaign Advertising”

The Economist decides to explore this issue in the wake of the recent controversy involving the Obama Administration and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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“What is the DISCLOSE Act?”

CNN looks back.

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“US Chamber Chief Says No Foreign Money Used In Political Ads”

The Bloomberg Business Week headline seems to sum it up.

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“Obama Biz Chamber-Foreign Money Charge Questioned”

Et tu NPR? The White House and Congressional Democrats must know they have a problem when even NPR questions the validity of their allegations agains the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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“In This Election, Follow The Money”

A Los Angeles Times column about the explosion of money being spent by outside groups in the 2010 midterm election.  This column reminds us of a great quote about politics from Mark Hanna: “There are two things that are important … Continue reading

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“GOP Groups Launch $50 Million Ad Blitz”

The Wall Street Journal reports that a number of conservative groups are launching “the biggest spending blitz ever by such groups in a congressional election campaign.”

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White House, Democrats And Their Soft Money Allies Continue Smear Campaign Despite No Evidence

CBS News reports that the White House, Congressional Democrats and their soft money allies are continuing their smear campaign against the U.S. Chamber of Commerce despite the fact that senior White House officials admitted over the weekend that there is … Continue reading

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White House Admits No Evidence To Support Allegations Against U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The New York Times published a must-read article today deconstructing the coordinated smear campaign by the White House, Congressional Democrats, and their soft-money, pro-regulation allies alleging that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce used funds from foreign sources to finance its … Continue reading

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FEC Holds Over Citizens United Rulemaking

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) held over consideration of its Citizens United rulemaking.  The rulemaking was on the schedule for today’s open meeting, but was pulled at the last minute.  It will be interesting to see which regulations will be … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The October 2010 edition of the Federal Election Commission’s monthly publication the Record is now available.

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