Daily Media Links 12/13: Public financing no cure-all, Obama should stop using IRS to suppress political speech, Campaign contribution limits would double under bill headed to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, and more…

In the News Albany Times-Union: Public financing no cure-all By Academic Advisors Jeffrey D. Milyo and David M. Primo, We have conducted some of the only research that subjects these claims to statistical scrutiny. In a 2006 study, we examined whether state campaign finance rules affect perceptions of government, specifically “political efficacy” — the sense that ordinary […]

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In the News: Daily Caller: The Grinch that stole Elizabeth Warren’s Christmas

By Paul Jossey In typical Warren fashion, the senator recently urged the SEC to ignore its mission and the dangers of partisan capture because disclosure is the “right thing.” The professor-petitioners have sought to buttress Ms. Warren’s moralizing with arguments about protecting minority-shareholder rights and possible misuse of funds by self-interested corporate executives. The professors fail, however, to validate […]

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Daily Media Links 12/12: Interview: Brad Smith, McCutcheon’s Wild Hypotheticals, Senate Republicans halt IRS hearing, and more…

In the News Janine Turner: Interview: Brad Smith Brad Smith talks about changes the IRS wants to make regarding campaign finance donations. Listen… CCP McCutcheon’s Wild Hypotheticals The Department of Justice has a strong record of prosecutions in high profile cases involving giving in the name of another. Such evasions – working out deals with PACs to […]

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In the News: Janine Turner: Interview: Brad Smith

Six months after the Internal Revenue Service’s inspector general revealed that the tax-collection agency had been targeting conservative organizations for added scrutiny and delaying their applications for tax-exempt status, the agency proposed new rules for handling political activity by nonprofits. Unfortunately, the proposed rules would plunge the agency deeper into the business of regulating political […]

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In the News: NYU: “Polarization” in the “Political World”

By NYU Brademas Center Events Through presentations and panel discussion, the program brought together experts from politics, the media and public policy to discuss how the question of “polarization” has become so prominent in our national policy debate and politics. Features CCP President David Keating. Video streaming by Ustream Watch on ustream.tv…

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Daily Media Links 12/11: The IRS and (c)(4) Political Activity: Choices and Explanations, IRS Should Stick to Revenue Collection, Avoid Politics, [Michigan] house panel votes to double campaign donor limits, keep ‘issue ad’ sponsors secret, and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: The IRS and (c)(4) Political Activity: Choices and Explanations By Bob Bauer The IRS is now receiving comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on (c)(4) activity, and certain of the views so far underscore the choice that the agency faces and does not make in its first […]

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In the News: Live With Tony Perkins: Brad Smith

On Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Center for Competitive Politics Founder and Chairman Brad Smith joins Tony to discuss his recent article in the Wall Street Journal on the latest IRS power grab.  For more information about the IRS rulemaking, check out CCP’s resource on the topic at this link.

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McCutcheon’s Wild Hypotheticals

Two months ago, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of McCutcheon v. FEC. If the plaintiffs win their appeal, the overall giving cap that Congress has imposed on individuals, parties, and PACs will be dissolved—effectively removing one of the most stringent, and arbitrary, limits on associational freedom. While we wait for the […]

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In the News: FRC Radio: Brad Smith, Tim Huelskamp, Jerry Boykin

By Tony Perkins On Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Center for Competitive Politics Founder and Chairman Brad Smith joins Tony to discuss his recent article in the Wall Street Journal on the latest IRS power grab. Listen…  

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In the News: Albany Times-Union: Public financing no cure-all

By Academic Advisors Jeffrey D. Milyo and David M. Primo, We have conducted some of the only research that subjects these claims to statistical scrutiny. In a 2006 study, we examined whether state campaign finance rules affect perceptions of government, specifically “political efficacy” — the sense that ordinary people can influence political outcomes. We compared whether people […]

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