Daily Caller: Clinton’s Swiss Ally Gave Big Bucks To U.S. Campaigns (In the News)

Richard Pollock Hansjorg Wyss, a billionaire Swiss citizen and multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor, gave 30 contributions to American political campaigns over a nine-year period, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation… Former FEC Commissioner Bradley Smith told TheDCNF that if Wyss gave the donations knowingly and willingly, “the FEC is pretty […]

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Daily Media Links 2/29: Jeb Bush’s ambitions paid dividends for GOP admaker over the years, To Fight Critics, Donald Trump Aims to Instill Fear in 140-Character Doses, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Clinton’s Swiss Ally Gave Big Bucks To U.S. Campaigns Richard Pollock Hansjorg Wyss, a billionaire Swiss citizen and multi-million dollar Clinton Foundation donor, gave 30 contributions to American political campaigns over a nine-year period, according to an investigation by The Daily Caller News Foundation… Former FEC Commissioner Bradley Smith told […]

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Tax Analysts: No Stopping Political Nonprofits Now, Some Say (In the News)

Paul C. Barton And those who have long argued the IRS has no business interpreting when a group is involved in political speech and when it isn’t couldn’t be happier. They also celebrate Congress bringing to a halt the agency’s work on new rules on campaign intervention for nonprofits, which began in November 2013. “Those […]

Filed Under: In the News, IRS and the Tea Party, Issues, Newsroom, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 2/26: Colorado GOP’s Creation Of Super PAC Was Legal, GOP Gov. Sandoval says not interested in Supreme Court nomination, and more…

In the News Tax Analysts: No Stopping Political Nonprofits Now, Some Say Paul C. Barton And those who have long argued the IRS has no business interpreting when a group is involved in political speech and when it isn’t couldn’t be happier. They also celebrate Congress bringing to a halt the agency’s work on new […]

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The Story of Stupid Campaign Finance Laws: A Tale of Sanders’ Donors

On February 11, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) sent a “preliminary review” to Bernie Sanders’ campaign detailing the many ways the campaign had failed to properly dot its’ i’s and cross its’ t’s. Such letters are routine in political campaigns; it is essentially impossible to follow the FEC’s reporting requirements to the letter of the […]

Filed Under: Blog, 2016 Campaign, Campaign Contribution Limits, campaign contributions, FEC, regulation, Senator Bernie Sanders

New York Times: The Power of Politcal Money Is Overrated (In the News)

Bradley A. Smith Money can be an equalizer even when it is unequal. Consider all the free media that Donald Trump receives. Because he’s colorful and controversial, the press covers his every utterance. His competitors, however, have to rely much more on paid media to reach voters. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton has raised […]

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Daily Media Links 2/25: Exonerating Rick Perry, Twilight of the Super PAC, Does Money Really Matter in Politics?, and more…

In the News New York Times: The Power of Politcal Money Is Overrated Bradley A. Smith Money can be an equalizer even when it is unequal. Consider all the free media that Donald Trump receives. Because he’s colorful and controversial, the press covers his every utterance. His competitors, however, have to rely much more on […]

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Victory in SBA List v. Driehaus

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a wise decision today in striking down Ohio’s false statement law statute in Susan B. Anthony List, et al. v. Driehaus, et al. “Ohio’s laws do not pass constitutional muster because they are not narrowly tailored in their (1) timing, (2) lack of a screening process for […]

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Acton Institute: Jeb Bush Proves Money Can’t Buy Elections (In the News)

Bruce Edward Walker The Center for Competitive Politics President David Keating summed it up neatly after Saturday’s primary results: “Money can’t buy love, or votes…. Has there ever been a better example than Jeb Bush of the fact that voters decide the outcome of elections, not money? …While money is critical for getting a message […]

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MSNBC: Campaign finance activists try to explain Jeb Bush’s $130 million fail (In the News)

Benjy Sarlin “Bush’s failed campaign and Scott Walker’s and Chris Christie’s — I could go on — all indicate how overblown the complaints are about Citizens United,” Floyd Abrams, an attorney and commentator who’s defended Citizens United on free speech grounds, told MSNBC in an email. “Has there ever been a better example than Jeb […]

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