Daily Media Links 11/30: GOP rider would boost party spending, New York Subway Pulls Nazi-Themed Ads For New Show, ‘Man In The High Castle’, and more…

Political Parties Politico: GOP rider would boost party spending Kenneth P. Vogel and Seung Min Kim The provision, which sources say is one of a few campaign-finance related riders being discussed in closed-door negotiations over a $1.15 trillion omnibus spending package, would eliminate caps on the amount of cash that parties may spend in coordination […]

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Daily Media Links 11/24: Non-Profits Unhappy With IRS Proposed Rule On Charitable Giving, Time to Stop Reporting on Committee Fundraising Numbers, and more…

IRS Daily Caller: Non-Profits Unhappy With IRS Proposed Rule On Charitable Giving Kerry Picket Non-profit groups are crying foul at the Internal Revenue Service’s proposed rule that would give organizations the option to collect and send to the IRS the social security numbers of their donors who give $250 or more. Although the rule under […]

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Wall Street Journal: Sometimes Freedom Requires Confidentiality (LTE) (In the News)

Allen Dickerson The case to which Mr. Abrams refers, Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris, concerns the privacy of donors to charities that cannot by law engage in electoral advocacy. California’s policy cannot possibly help voters “make informed choices in the political marketplace,” in part because state officials promise to keep the information confidential. While […]

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Associated Press: Nonprofits challenge Utah donor disclosure law (In the News)

Michelle L. Price In a lawsuit filed in federal court this week, the groups said the law unconstitutionally forces them to forgo their free speech right to speak on political issues, or risk losing donors who may not want to be disclosed. Representatives for the nonprofits said that kept them from weighing in on a […]

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Salt Lake Tribune: Why we’re suing the state to protect free speech (In the News)

Connor Boyack and Billy Hesterman While it makes sense to require disclosure from organizations whose primary or sole purpose is political — as they directly affect government processes and outcomes — the bill expanded the reporting requirements to include organizations whose political advocacy is infrequent and, more often than not, focused on advocacy and education. […]

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Daily Media Links 11/23: Giving the two parties even more money will not solve polarization, The FEC and Late-Night Comedy, and more…

In the News Salt Lake Tribune: Why we’re suing the state to protect free speech Connor Boyack and Billy Hesterman While it makes sense to require disclosure from organizations whose primary or sole purpose is political — as they directly affect government processes and outcomes — the bill expanded the reporting requirements to include organizations […]

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Daily Media Links 11/20: How to Waste a Billion Dollars, Goodbye, Speech Police, and more…

Campaign Spending Effectiveness Politico: How to Waste a Billion Dollars Michael Beckel Case in point: Jeb Bush. After he appeared to be the anointed choice of the GOP establishment, Bush helped amass a war chest of more than $100 million for his supportive super PAC, called Right to Rise USA, which unlike an official campaign […]

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San Diego Union-Tribune: Is the AG chilling charitable giving? (In the News)

Steven Greenhut The AFP Foundation said in its lawsuit that it has been filing such forms every year since 2001 without problem – but that in the last two years Harris has demanded the Section B information. As this column previously reported, the AG’s office said that was needed for potential enforcement issues – and […]

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San Antonio Express News: Texas ‘dark money’ rule set for court fight ahead of primaries (In the News)

David Saleh Rauf The commission has been working over the last several months to amend the rule to clarify how a nonprofit can calculate its contributions to determine whether they need to be counted against its threshold. David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a conservative group that advocates for free speech and […]

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Chronicle of Philanthropy: Utah Groups File Suit Against Donor-Disclosure Law (In the News)

The measure requires a nonprofit to disclose its donors if it spends $750 or more “to influence or tend to influence, directly or indirectly” any election. It was adopted in 2013 in the wake of a scandal involving former state Attorney General John Swallow, who was accused of funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars in […]

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