Tag Archives: Corporations

“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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Presidential Campaign Public Financing Back And Forth

USA Today published a back and forth this morning on the merits of scrapping taxpayer financing of presidential campaigns.

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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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“Who Killed Public Financing?”

Eliza Carney of the National Journal examines the reasons for the Watergate campaign finance reform’s demise.

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“Bill Targets Public Funds For Presidential Elections”

The Wall Street Journal reports on the House vote as well.

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“Democrats Struggle With Citizens United Ruling”

Eliza Carney of National Journal pulls the curtain back on the Democratic Party’s continuing internal debate about how to respond to the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

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FEC Posts Two Alternate Draft Citizens United Rulemakings

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just posted two alternate draft Citizens United rulemakings.  One draft is 143 pages long, the other is 91 pages (located at the bottom of the open meeting agenda).  Both drafts cover a broad range of topics from internal corporate communications … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Role Of Outside Groups In 2010 Election Overstated

Politico published an article discussing a new study from the Wesleyan Media Project concluding that the media and campaign finance reformer claims that outside group spending broke all records in the 2010 election may have been overstated. Despite the heightened … Continue reading

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“What is the DISCLOSE Act?”

CNN looks back.

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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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DISCLOSE Act Fails Again

The DISCLOSE Act failed for the second time to receive the 60 votes necessary for cloture in the Senate.  Here are some links to articles discussing today’s developments: Politico, Campaign finance bill fails again Washington Post, Senate Democrats again fail to … Continue reading

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Senate DISCLOSE Act Today

With anticipation building that the Senate will vote on the DISCLOSE Act, here is a list of articles on the subject: BNA Money & Politics Report, Schumer willing to alter DISCLOSE Act; no sign seen of break in GOP filibuster … Continue reading

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Senate DISCLOSE Act Vote Scheduled for Thursday

Politico reports that Senate Democrats have scheduled another vote on the DISCLOSE Act for this Thursday.  Apparently, news of the vote was announced on Twitter.  According to the article, the vote will not occur tomorrow while the Senate is in … Continue reading

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President Complains About Independent Political Speech in Weekly Address

The President used his weekly address to complain about the independent expenditures and issue advocacy advertisements criticizing his policies and the Democratic Majorities in Congress.  The ads are sponsored by a number of conservative groups and trade associations.  He focused … Continue reading

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Independent Spending By Conservative Groups Increases

The New York Times reports on the increase in independent spending by conservative groups in the 2010 election cycle.  The reform community decries the spending as an attempt to “buy the election.”  However, what they fail to acknowledge is that … Continue reading

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