Daily Media Links 1/22: ‘Citizens United’ misunderstood, President Obama Issues False Statement on Citizens United, ‘A Better Politics’ Or Not, and more…

In the News The Hill: Bringing political parties up to speed  By Luke Wachob Our democracy is being flooded – with bad punditry. When news broke before the holidays that Congressional leaders had struck a deal to increase the amount of money political parties can raise from donors for specific purposes, a tidal wave of cynical and short-sighted […]

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Contribution Limits Increase in 15 States and Federally after Citizens United

As this Issue Brief explains, five years after the 2010 Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. FEC, which struck down a federal law on First Amendment grounds banning corporations and labor unions from spending money independently of campaigns to urge voters to support or oppose the candidates of their choice, and the subsequent SpeechNow.org […]

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NPR: 5 Years After Citizens United, Secret Money Floods Into U.S. Politics (In the News)

By Peter Overby BRAD SMITH: We do not have foreigners running our elections. We are not more oligarchical, right? We don’t have these kinds of problems. Corporate money is not swamping the system, and elections are more competitive.   Read more…

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Huffington Post: Super PACs: Just Helping Out a Friend (In the News)

By Taylor Lincoln and Andrew Perez The Center for Competitive Politics, which supports the Citizens United decision, promptly issued a response to our report, indicating both that there’s nothing “surprising” about friends of candidates running super PACs that support them and, anyways, any suspicion of coordination between the groups and candidates is just “the stuff […]

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News Telegram: Reforming contribution limits (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn In November, the State House saw two incumbent members lose their election, the same number of representatives that were kicked out for criminal convictions during the past term. Of the 160-member House, the voters decided that only two incumbent politicians didn’t deserve another two years on the job.  A similar story played out in […]

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Daily Media Links 1/21: Ex-McConnell Aide Launches GOP Senate Super PAC, Supreme Court Divided Over Judicial Candidate Campaign Donations, and more…

In the News News Telegram: Reforming contribution limits  By Scott Blackburn In November, the State House saw two incumbent members lose their election, the same number of representatives that were kicked out for criminal convictions during the past term. Of the 160-member House, the voters decided that only two incumbent politicians didn’t deserve another two years […]

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It’s Aliiive? President Obama to Revive Push for Contractor Disclosure?

The Daily Beast reports that at tonight’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama will again criticize the Supreme Court’s decision in 2010’s Citizens United v. FEC on the eve of its fifth anniversary and propose a new version of a previously-abandoned draft Executive Order expanding disclosure requirements for companies holding government contracts. Back […]

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Reuters: Citizens United gives freedom of speech back to the people (In the News)

By Bradley A. Smith  It’s not merely that dire predictions about Citizens United have not come true. It is that Citizens United is having positive effects on U.S. elections.   The most obvious is in political competition. Citizens United has made it far easier for challengers to compete with incumbents, particularly challengers in late-breaking races. The first two […]

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Daily Media Links 1/20: Tying Up the First Amendment With Red Tape, Supreme Court to Review Bans on Solicitations in Judge Races, and more…

In the News Reuters: Citizens United gives freedom of speech back to the people  By Bradley A. Smith  It’s not merely that dire predictions about Citizens United have not come true. It is that Citizens United is having positive effects on U.S. elections.   The most obvious is in political competition. Citizens United has made it far […]

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