ABC News: Why Carly Fiorina’s Surge Probably Won’t Earn Her a Debate Podium (In the News)

Katherine Faulders and Ryan Struyk But Brad Smith, a former FEC chair turned law professor at Capital University, says that CNN would likely not face legal penalties for changing the rules. “They have no obligation to change their criteria, but I think they can probably do so without much fear,” he told ABC News, adding […]

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Fox News: Man Up, RNC Chairman Priebus, and let the woman speak (In the News)

K.T. McFarland CNN and the RNC say their hands are tied by the Federal Election Commission. They insist debate invitations are determined by an average of several polls that include those before the August debate.Since Fiorina’s rapid climb in the polls was post-debate, she didn’t make the cut. They implied that had Fiorina complained earlier, […]

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Standard News Wire: 58 Organizations: California AG Kamala Harris’s Illegal, Extortionate Privacy Violations Designed to Silence Critics of Politicians (In the News)

American Target Advertising (ATA), the agency of conservative strategist and fundraising pioneer Richard A. Viguerie, along with 57 nonprofit and other organizations today filed a friend-of-the court brief asking the Supreme Court to hear the case Center for Competitive Politics v. Kamala Harris, Attorney General of California. The brief alleges that General Harris is imposing […]

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Cato Institute: The Right to Anonymous Speech and Association (In the News)

Ilya Shapiro and Randal John Meyer Cato, joined by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has filed a brief supporting CCP’s request that the Supreme Court review the case. The Ninth Circuit failed to give proper solicitude to CCP’s constitutional rights here by not applying what lawyers call “heightened scrutiny” at each turn of its analysis. Instead, […]

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Daily Media Links 9/2: Why rich political donors are wasting a lot of money, Deadlocks Are Only Part of Story at FEC, and more…

In the News Cato Institute: The Right to Anonymous Speech and Association Ilya Shapiro and Randal John Meyer Cato, joined by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has filed a brief supporting CCP’s request that the Supreme Court review the case. The Ninth Circuit failed to give proper solicitude to CCP’s constitutional rights here by not applying […]

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“Reformers” are Trading their Heroes for Ghosts

Ladies and gentlemen: it’s election season. If you happen to get past the vertigo-inducing amount of candidates and polling data, you will also notice increased attacks on Super PACs and the candidates these groups independently spend money in support of or opposition to. Dig into the substance of these attacks, however, and you may find […]

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Washington Examiner: NAACP v. Alabama for the 21st Century (In the News)

Mark J. Fitzgibbons Now, California’s Democrat Attorney General Kamala Harris is adding a new, extortionate twist to old tricks. Ms. Harris oversees licensing of charities and other nonprofits that wish to ask Californians for contributions, and under threat of fines and loss of tax-exempt status is demanding that nonprofit registrants file with her office their […]

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Daily Media Links 9/1: Federal Election Commission should stick to its narrow mission, The Lessig-Mann Dust-Up, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: NAACP v. Alabama for the 21st Century Mark J. Fitzgibbons Now, California’s Democrat Attorney General Kamala Harris is adding a new, extortionate twist to old tricks. Ms. Harris oversees licensing of charities and other nonprofits that wish to ask Californians for contributions, and under threat of fines and loss of […]

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