Daily Media Links 11/12: Office of Congressional Ethics Must Survive, Private consultants see huge election profits, and more…

In the News NY Times: Result Won’t Limit Campaign Money Any More Than Ruling Did  By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE Thanks to super PACs, “a Newt Gingrich or a Rick Santorum and their followers were able to have their voices heard and their views more widely distributed,” said Bradley A. Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, […]

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Media Watch: The New York Times Selective Quoting

Make no mistake: there is renewed vigor to assault the First Amendment and attribute negative circumstances to an over-indulgence and respect for free speech. (Remember this piece from Slate just after Benghazi broke? Never let a crisis go to waste as they say…) The New York Times — and I hope I’m wrong — has […]

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Daily Media Links 11/9: Jesse Jackson Jr. in plea deal talks with feds, sources say, Who Will Take the Reins of Senate Campaign Committees?, and more…

CCP Media Watch: Surprise! “Secret Money” Didn’t Buy Election  By Joe Trotter In short, the hyperbole is tired and they’re grasping at straws.  One need not look further than Al Gore to see what happens when over the top devotion to reform collides with reality.   Read more… Independent groups Washington Post: An anti-super PAC super […]

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Media Watch: Surprise! “Secret Money” Didn’t Buy Election

After two straight years of conniption after conniption over the “unfairness” of “secret money” in politics, Tuesday’s election seems to have caught the usually pro-regulatory media somewhat off guard.  Despite almost six billion dollars in campaign spending, it was candidates’ messages, not total dollars spent on their behalf, which mattered. CCP Academic Advisor John Samples […]

Filed Under: Blog, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Media Watch, Super PACs, Krumholtz, secret money, Sloan, Wertheimer, District Of Columbia

Daily Media Links 11/8: Obama makes last-minute claim to have barred lobbyists from White House, Some House members caught in scandals survive tense night, and more…

In the News Reuters: Election results raise questions about impact of Citizens United  By Alison Frankel “In a lot of races big money interests threw a lot of money at campaigns and lost,” said Michael Beckel of Public Integrity. Added Allen Dickerson, legal director of the pro-business Center for Competitive Politics: “The major takeaway is that voters […]

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Colorado Supreme Court to Rule on Federal Judge’s Questions

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In an order received today, the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to a US District Court judge’s request to “provide clear guidance… as to the scope and meaning” of four unclear provisions of Colorado’s campaign finance laws that are the subject of litigation under the First Amendment to the US Constitution. The request […]

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CSG v. Gessler Colorado Supreme Court Order

The Colorado Supreme Court agreed to a US District Court judge’s request to “provide clear guidance… as to the scope and meaning” of four unclear provisions of Colorado’s campaign finance laws that are the subject of litigation under the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

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CSG v. Gessler: Colorado Supreme Court Order (Colorado Supreme Court)

In this order the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to a US District Court judge’s request to “provide clear guidance… as to the scope and meaning” of four unclear provisions of Colorado’s campaign finance laws that are the subject of litigation under the First Amendment to the US Constitution.

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Daily Media Links 11/7: Politics 101, Without the Classroom, The Most Expensive Election in History by the Numbers, and more…

In the News The Hill: Election results will render verdict on influence of high-profile super-PACs  By Niall Stanage “Yes, super-PACs have benefited Republicans in 2010 and again here,” Smith said. “But over the long term, they will benefit the party out of power. People who are out of power get more psyched up and it […]

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Daily Media Links 11/6: Stop Pay-to-Play Regulatory Creep Before Your Rights Disappear, Presidential Campaigns Make Closing Arguments in Sprint to Election Day, and more…

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