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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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“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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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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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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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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House Democrats’ Closed Door Meetings As A Teaching Moment About The FEC Coordination Rules

Politico published an interesting article this morning providing a rare behind-the-scenes look at strategy sessions by House Democrats exploring ways to mitigate the conservative third party group advertising advantage.  The article discloses that twice in the past week, rank-and-file House Democrats … 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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FEC Releases Final Coordination Rules

The Federal Election Commission just released the final version of the coordinated communications rules that apply to outside groups. The rules become effective December 1, 2010.  The scope of the coordinated communications rules were expanded in this rulemaking to cover communications … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats May Bring DISCLOSE Act Up For Another Vote

The Hill reports that Senate Democrats may bring the DISCLOSE Act to the floor for another vote.  Apparently, the legislation will contain only the byzantine reporting requirements that are designed to chill independent political speech.

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President Calls On Congress To Reconsider The DISCLOSE Act

President Obama used his weekly radio and internet address to call on Congress to reconsider the DISCLOSE Act.  He did not make any new arguments for passage of the legislation and his statements echoed many of the same ones used … Continue reading

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DISCLOSE Act Update – Senate Democrats Release DISCLOSE Act Email

It appears that the reports about Senate Democrats bringing the DISCLOSE Act to the Senate floor for another vote have merit.  Senators Schumer and Leahy just sent a campaign email stating that they intend to bring the DISCLOSE Act up … Continue reading

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DISCLOSE Act Update – Senate Democrats May Try Again After The August Recess

Hotline On Call reports that Senate Democrats may bring the DISCLOSE Act back to the Senate floor for another vote after the August recess.  It appears they have decided to use the legislation as a vehicle to score political points.  The Democrats and reformers are lobbying … Continue reading

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