Acton Institute: Trigger Warning: This Article Contains References to ‘Citizens United’ and ‘Dark Money’ (In the News)

Bruce Edward Walker All of this is so much piffle when confronted with real-world facts, as noted by The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), “America’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to defending First Amendment rights to political speech and assembly.” In a broadcast email, CCP President David Keating turns to actual events rather than crystal-ball prognostications […]

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lobbyists, legislators aim to quash political activist’s free speech (In the News)

Ron Calzone Who would think that in America you can get a $1,000 fine for exercising your freedom of speech? Well, I just did. I am a political activist. Just like thousands of other activists all over the state across the political spectrum, I go out of my way to talk to those in power […]

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Washington Examiner: Supreme Court, California A.G. should butt out (In the News)

Editorial Board Philanthropists have any number of reasons to remain anonymous. Perhaps they do not want their generosity rewarded with a barrage of endless solicitations from other groups. Perhaps they do not want their neighbors to know they have a lot of money. Or perhaps their motives are more spiritual; as Jesus put it in […]

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Daily Media Links 9/30: Super PACs are getting a terrible deal on campaign ads, FEC to hackers: We’re ready this time if government shuts down, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Supreme Court, California A.G. should butt out Editorial Board Philanthropists have any number of reasons to remain anonymous. Perhaps they do not want their generosity rewarded with a barrage of endless solicitations from other groups. Perhaps they do not want their neighbors to know they have a lot of money. […]

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Daily Media Links 9/29: The Case For Back-Room Deals, Party Hacks & Unlimited Money in Politics, 10 Ways Super PACs and Campaigns Coordinate, Even Though They’re Not Allowed To, and more…

Event As a reminder, CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith will be speaking at a free Heritage Foundation event, “Advocacy and the First Amendment: Should Nonprofits Disclose Their Donors?” The event begins at noon today and runs until 1:00 PM. The Heritage Foundation is located at 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002. Also speaking at […]

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Jefferson City News Tribune: ‘Citizen lobbyist’ asks Hearing Commission to block Ethics Commission fine (In the News)

Bob Watson In a Sept. 10 news release, the national Center for Competitive Politics and the Freedom Center of Missouri said the commission’s ruling “puts Missouri citizens at risk of fines and criminal prosecution when they speak with lawmakers about public policy. Under that preliminary order, individuals need not be paid by an organization before […]

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Daily Media Links 9/28: Walker Campaign Money, Why We Need More Money in Politics, and more…

Event Heritage Foundation: Advocacy and the First Amendment: Should Nonprofits Disclose Their Donors? – 9/29/2015; 12:00 PM Critics of the current campaign process for state and federal offices are urging states and Congress to require nonprofit advocacy organizations to disclose the identity of their donors to the government, and thus the public, when they engage […]

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Daily Media Links 9/25: The IRS’s abuse of power, Republican ‘Super PACs’ Turn to TV Ads for High-Stakes Primaries, and more…

Independent Groups New York Times: Republican ‘Super PACs’ Turn to TV Ads for High-Stakes Primaries Trip Gabriel and Ashley Parker A super PAC backing Jeb Bush will spend $37 million on ads through February, money it is forced to spend early because Mr. Bush’s popularity with elite donors has not been matched by support from […]

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Washington Examiner: Trump’s lead shows need for looser campaign finance rules (In the News)

Jason Russell “The court has said clearly the First Amendment protects the right to free speech,” Keating said. “The government can’t pass a law limiting how much money a campaign can spend or how much speech a campaign can do. That’d be like saying newspapers can’t have a circulation more than 100,000.” If liberals really […]

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Daily Media Links 9/24: Super-PAC debuts pro-Fiorina documentary, Did Trump Violate FEC Rules With Lawsuit Threat?, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Trump’s lead shows need for looser campaign finance rules Jason Russell “The court has said clearly the First Amendment protects the right to free speech,” Keating said. “The government can’t pass a law limiting how much money a campaign can spend or how much speech a campaign can do. That’d […]

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