Daily Media Links 1/6: Donald Trump Shouldn’t Have Bothered Buying Airtime. Cable News Ran His Ad 60 Times For Free., Super PAC: The Law and The Politics, and more…

In the News ABC News: Cash-Rich Super PACs Prolong Flagging Presidential Campaigns Julie Bykowicz, Associated Press Those super PAC investments work as an incentive against a candidate giving up too soon, however dim the prospects. While super PACs have dumped buckets of money into politics, they’ve also helped ensure a more competitive democratic process, said […]

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Why do candidates suspend their campaigns instead of ending them? (In the News)

Jason Russell Legally, “suspending” a campaign means nothing to the Federal Election Commission. But eventually a candidate has to formally terminate his campaign with the FEC. Before that, it needs to finish paying staff salaries, wind down any leases and pay off debt. “You can’t turn these things off, they’re not like a light switch,” […]

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Daily Media Links 1/5: Hasty law can’t stop SEC rule on political disclosure, Super PAC Donors Are Taking Charge, and more…

CCP An Embarrassment at the FEC Brad Smith The Commissioners write, in a snarky footnote (number 7) that has too often become their style, “The laws of reason have been suspended at the FEC, where corporations are people, commissioners are not, and now Mitt Romney gets to be two different people.” What the heck are […]

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Townhall: The Free Speech Silver Lining in the Budget Cloud (In the News)

Phil Kerpen The massive omnibus package of tax and spending changes recently passed by Congress was mostly a defeat for free-market economics. It extended expensive giveaways for the wind and solar industries, allowed President Obama to fund his Paris climate agreement, funded the president’s aggressive regulatory agenda, and even green-lit his IMF reform.  But the […]

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Bloomberg: Koch Brothers Group Can’t Keep Donor List From California (In the News)

Edvard Pettersson The three-judge appeals panel said in an unanimous decision that the organization, which promotes causes such as limiting the size and power of government, didn’t show it has reason to fear disclosure of the information the attorney general requires for enforcing laws on charitable organizations. “To the extent the district court found actual […]

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Washington Examiner: Congress moves to protect free speech from bureaucratic assault (In the News)

Luke Wachob Seven provisions of the deal will help encourage more speech or put a halt to various efforts to increase regulation of political speech via the executive branch. After years of losing at the Supreme Court, in Congress and at the Federal Election Commission, those who wish to limit speech under the guise of […]

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Daily Caller: Citizens United Allows Everyone To Air Their Grievances (In the News)

Brian Walsh Now, imagine that the government had any laws restricting the right of citizens to “air their grievances” about candidates running for office. Those who wish to criticize politicians could only do so under the government’s seal of approval. In other words, the government would be basically saying “No speech for you!” Sadly, there […]

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Daily Media Links 1/4: Now it’s even easier for candidates and their aides to help super PACs, ‘Dark’ Funds May Bode Ill in 2016 Election, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Citizens United Allows Everyone To Air Their Grievances Brian Walsh Now, imagine that the government had any laws restricting the right of citizens to “air their grievances” about candidates running for office. Those who wish to criticize politicians could only do so under the government’s seal of approval. In other […]

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