Is Corporate Political Activity Controversial? New Polling Emphatically Says No.

If the government is considering a law that would damage your business, how would you respond? According to a new poll from the Public Affairs Council (PAC), an overwhelming majority of Americans would attempt to persuade elected officials to change the law to protect their company. These findings challenge the common assertion that Americans don’t […]

Filed Under: Blog, Lobbying, Other Resources – Corporate Governance, Public Affairs Council, Lobbying, Lobbying, Poll

Daily Media Links 9/16: What a blurry image in a new pro-Jeb Bush ad tells you about campaign finance, For Our Free Speech, We Have Censors to Thank, and more…

CCP Missouri citizen faces $1,000 fine simply for talking about government policies Ron Calzone is a rancher and small businessman who lives in the country near Rolla, Missouri.  A passionate believer in individual liberty and constitutionally limited government, Calzone regularly discusses these issues and appears as a witness before committees of the General Assembly.  He […]

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Tax Analysts: Judging Candidate-Related 501(c)(4)s Is a Tricky Business (In the News)

Paul C. Barton After perusing all eight websites, David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, told Tax Analysts their mission statements seem in keeping with the kind of issue advocacy that can clearly qualify as a “social welfare” function for a 501(c)(4). They list agendas, Keating said, that “look like the agenda of […]

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CNS News: Lawless, Unethical Attorneys General Attack Tocqueville’s Democracy (In the News)

Mark Fitzgibbons Today, California AG Kamala Harris is engaging in a 21st century version of NAACP v. Alabama, demanding that all nonprofit organizations registering with her office to ask citizens for contributions disclose to her the names and addresses of donors listed on a federally protected confidential tax return schedule filed with the IRS. The […]

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Daily Media Links 9/15: Democrats Lay Groundwork to Expand Use of ‘Super PACs’, Corporate Political Spending Is Helping Bernie Sanders Succeed. Why Does He Want To Ban It?, and more…

In the News CNS News: Lawless, Unethical Attorneys General Attack Tocqueville’s Democracy Mark Fitzgibbons Today, California AG Kamala Harris is engaging in a 21st century version of NAACP v. Alabama, demanding that all nonprofit organizations registering with her office to ask citizens for contributions disclose to her the names and addresses of donors listed on […]

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Townhall.com: Show Me Tyranny (In the News)

Paul Jacob On Friday, the Missouri Ethics Commission — performatively admitting it doesn’t recognize the First Amendment — fined Calzone $1,000 and ordered that he register as a lobbyist before speaking to any legislators. While the immediate goal of this silly tyranny is to block Calzone’s freedom of speech, he understands the bigger, broader implications: […]

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Des Moines Register: Bipartisan design of federal campaign regulator is not a flaw (In the News)

David Keating These tactics will create bad government — not good government — and are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the FEC’s design and history. Though the commission is not without its flaws, the agency’s bipartisan structure is a desirable and purposeful feature of its design. And, despite the hyperbolic rhetoric to the contrary, […]

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Daily Media Links 9/14: Rick Perry’s Exit Shows the System Is Working, Hillary: The Candidate on Hillary: The Movie, and more…

In the News Des Moines Register: Bipartisan design of federal campaign regulator is not a flaw David Keating These tactics will create bad government — not good government — and are based on a fundamental misunderstanding of the FEC’s design and history. Though the commission is not without its flaws, the agency’s bipartisan structure is […]

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Missouri citizen faces $1,000 fine simply for talking about government policies

Jefferson City, Missouri – On September 3, the Missouri Ethics Commission voted to issue a preliminary order that 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 they can be forced to register as […]

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Daily Media Links 9/10: When a Super PAC Acts Like a Campaign, Clinton’s pledge to curb influence divides donors, and more…

CCP CCP v. Harris: Amici Curiae Brief of the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions, the Civitas Institute, the Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, and Alliance Defending Freedom in Support of CCP The Ninth Circuit’s holding that the Attorney General’s actions do not impose a First Amendment injury conflicts with this […]

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