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The Other Front: Reformers File FEC Rulemaking Petition On Independent Expenditure Reporting

The campaign finance reform community made their move last week to attack the political activities of the critics of President Obama and Congressional Democrats by filing a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) regarding the disclosure requirements for electioneering … Continue reading

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“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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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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“FEC Launches Audit Of Obama’s 2008 Campaign”

Roll Call ($) reports that the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) has initiated an audit of the President’s 2008 campaign. FEC Audits are suppose to be confidential until the auditors are prepared to present their draft Final Audit Report to the … 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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ABA Panel Recommends Changes To Federal Lobbying Laws

An ABA Task Force on federal lobbying laws has published a report recommending sweeping changes.  The recommendations contained in the report include increased transparency regarding specific offices contacted by lobbyists, greater campaign finance restrictions, and enforcement of the federal lobbying laws … 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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“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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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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