Daily Media Links 6/22: Are corporate campaign contributions good or bad for shareholders, Stirring the constitutional pot, and more…

CCP Are corporate campaign contributions good or bad for shareholders? By Jason Farrell The argument that corporate spending on political campaigns is making companies rich has been screamed ad infinitum by the media and pro-regulation groups like Common Cause. Read more… Independent groups Washington Post: Stirring the constitutional pot  By Ruth Marcus In the age of […]

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Manhattan Institute: Don’t Believe the Hype About Corporate Political Spending

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Are corporate campaign contributions good or bad for shareholders?

The argument that corporate spending on political campaigns is making companies rich has been screamed ad infinitum by the media and pro-regulation groups like Common Cause. It comes as somewhat of a surprise then, that Harvard Law Professor John Coates IV argued in a research paper published a few months ago that corporate spending is […]

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Daily Media Links 6/21: GOP Rips IRS for Donor Request, Regulating Political Speech, and more…

Independent groups Roll Call: GOP Rips IRS for Donor Request   By Eliza Newlin Carney The IRS may have stepped over the line this year by asking conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status to hand over the names of their donors,  wrote Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah) and 10 other Republican Senators in a letter this […]

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Daily Media Links 6/20: Distinguishing Issue Ads From Advocacy, Super PAC targets incumbents of any stripe, and more…

Independent groups NPR: A Fine Line: Distinguishing Issue Ads From Advocacy By PETER OVERBY It’s one of the odd twists of politics that not all political TV ads are created equal. Some are designed to be all about electing someone or defeating someone else,  while others are meant to be about issues. It matters a lot […]

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Shadow Money? David Keating offers his thoughts on non-profits at morning panel

This morning beginning at 11 am, CCP President David Keating will be speaking at the National Press Club as part of a three-part panel titled: “Shadow Money: Stealth, Wealth and Political Non-Profits.” Keating joins Representative Chris Van Hollen and other esteemed panelists such as Paul Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center, Jane Mayer of The […]

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Daily Media Links 6/19: Nonprofits outspent super PACs in 2010, trend may continue, Free Speech v. FEC, and more…

In the News iWatch: Nonprofits outspent super PACs in 2010,  trend may continue By Michael Beckel Opposition to the bill has been led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,  with other groups,  such as the Center for Competitive Politics. Allen Dickerson,  the legal director of the Center for Competitive Politics,  says that the DISCLOSE Act would […]

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Daily Media Links 6/18: How Government Stifles Grassroots Political Advocacy, Supreme Court Considering Case That Defies Citizens United Ruling, and more…

In the News National Review: How Government Stifles Grassroots Political Advocacy By Bradley A. Smith Earlier today Senator McConnell gave a major address at the American Enterprise Institute,  criticizing efforts,  both formal and informal,  to silence political speakers. Senator McConnell’s welcome speech was aimed at countering the post–Citizens United effort of some on the left,  including […]

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Manhattan Institute: James Copland interviews Robert Shapiro on his new paper, “Corporate Political Spending: Why the New Critics Are Wrong.“

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Money, Politics and Democracy at Stake and How Government Stifles Grassroots Political Advocacy

The American Constitution Society held a conference Friday on money in politics.  The panel, “Citizens United Two Years Later: Money, Politics and Democracy at Stake,” featured CCP Chairman Brad Smith, and discussed Citizens United, disclosure, and public financing. Jonathan Adler from the Volokh Conspiracy attended and reported on the panel: Professor Bradley Smith of Capital University, former chair of the […]

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