Hoersting on CNBC to discuss foreign corps. and Citizens United

Center for Competitive Politics Vice President Steve Hoersting will appear on CNBC’s “Street Signs” for a 2:20 p.m. segment on the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission and its meaning for foreign corporation political activity.

Josh Israel, a reporter for the Center for Public Integrity, will join Steve in a conversation with anchor Erin Burnett.

President Barack Obama mischaracterized the Court’s holding in Citizens United in an uncomfortable moment of last night’s State of the Union address. Justice Samuel Alito, who joined the majority opinion, said “not true,” when Obama remarked that foreign corporations could “spend without limit in our elections.”

For more background on this issue, read CCP’s press statement on President Obama’s comments.