Daily Media Links 8/7: The IRS’s God Complex: The tax agency signs a secret pact with atheists, promising it will investigate 99 churches, Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is: The New Assaults on Campaign Speech, and more…

IRS National Review: The IRS’s God Complex: The tax agency signs a secret pact with atheists, promising it will investigate 99 churches By Quin Hillyer As the IRS continues to come under well-aimed fire for harassing conservative groups, on Friday it secured a final court order formalizing what amounts to a secret agreement to monitor the pulpits of ill-favored churches. […]

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Washington Post: Super PACs’ spending isn’t always welcomed by candidates they support (In the News)

By Karen Tumulty “It’s one of the major problems with the current campaign finance system. A candidate is no longer the loudest speaker in his or her own campaign,” Link said. “I don’t think it’s good for candidates. I don’t think it’s good for voters.” He argued that it would be healthier just to allow […]

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Daily Media Links 8/6: Vaccine deniers (election edition): only a few great options for Mayday PAC, ‘Dark money’ is just an epithet, and more…

Independent Groups Daily Kos: Vaccine deniers (election edition): only a few great options for Mayday PAC With some 900 candidates running for House seats alone, only 15 saw fit to respond directly to Mayday’s July 29 challenge. Now, to be fair, numerous Democratic incumbents likely consider themselves to already be immune by virtue of having […]

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Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio’s false statement law impedes political discourse (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn In the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the court expressed deep skepticism about this type of political gamesmanship and ruled that a lower court erred in refusing to even consider whether the law is unconstitutional. The law, quite simply, puts bureaucrats (whose salaries are controlled by incumbents) in a position of […]

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Daily Media Links 8/5: House panel’s proposed citizen lawsuits against bureaucrats would discourage future Lois Lerners, Lois Lerner’s conservative bashing: Smoking gun or just cause for investigation?, and more…

IRS Washington Examiner: House panel’s proposed citizen lawsuits against bureaucrats would discourage future Lois Lerners By MARK J. FITZGIBBONS One of the reforms suggested in the report is to “create a private right of action” when IRS officials intentionally violate laws governing the confidentiality of taxpayer information. Such intentional disclosure is already a felony, but Attorney General Eric […]

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Daily Media Links 8/4: Ohio’s false statement law impedes political discourse, ProPublica And The Problem With Journalism, and more…

In the News Cleveland Plain Dealer: Ohio’s false statement law impedes political discourse By Scott Blackburn In the recent unanimous Supreme Court decision, Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the court expressed deep skepticism about this type of political gamesmanship and ruled that a lower court erred in refusing to even consider whether the law is unconstitutional. The law, quite […]

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Daily Media Links 8/1: Video Roundup: IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again (Video), Campaign finance: even billionaires deserve free speech, and more…

CCP   Video Roundup: IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again (Video) By Joe Trotter On July 30th, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing titled, “IRS Abuses: Ensuring that Targeting Never Happens Again.” The hearing, which looked into ways reforms could help prevent future IRS targeting of people and organizations based […]

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