Daily Media Links 5/12: Trump Proves Super PACs Can’t Buy Elections, But Free Media Can, Facebook free speech, Undesirable Alternatives, and more…

Independent Groups Federalist: Trump Proves Super PACs Can’t Buy Elections, But Free Media Can Daniel Payne But if Super PACs can’t unduly influence elections—if it’s all just a fever dream in Bernie Sanders’s head—that doesn’t mean our electoral process can’t be wildly skewed due to certain types of campaign expenditures. Donald Trump has proven this […]

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Tax Analysts: Should Political Nonprofits Disclose More Frequently? (In the News)

Paul C. Barton In an ideal world, say advocates of campaign finance reform, there would be more frequent and thorough disclosure of nonprofits’ political spending… But the idea of quarterly reporting ought to be a non-starter, said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics. “This mania for more reporting is getting completely out […]

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Daily Media Links 5/11: Remember that study saying America is an oligarchy? 3 rebuttals say it’s wrong., Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says, and more…

In the News Tax Analysts: Should Political Nonprofits Disclose More Frequently? Paul C. Barton In an ideal world, say advocates of campaign finance reform, there would be more frequent and thorough disclosure of nonprofits’ political spending… But the idea of quarterly reporting ought to be a non-starter, said David Keating, president of the Center for […]

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Is Uber “Disrupting Democracy”?

Public Citizen has published a new report detailing how Uber Technologies, the company behind the popular ride-sharing app Uber, advocates for regulatory policies that allow it to operate in cities alongside traditional taxi companies. When faced with regulations that threaten Uber, the company organizes petition drives, pays for television advertising, and employs lobbyists to make […]

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Daily Media Links 5/10: Political inquisitions on the rise, Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News, and more…

Free Speech Richmond Times-Dispatch: Political inquisitions on the rise Editorial Board Now congressmen are getting in on the act. Three of them — California’s Maxine Waters, Minnesota’s Keith Ellison, and Texas’ Al Green — recently wrote to the Federal Trade Commission demanding an investigation into advertisements they don’t like. The advertisements advocate reforms to the […]

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Huffington Post: Two Very Different Donalds, One White House Goal (In the News)

Carrie Levine, CPI Former colleague Jones, while stressing that he isn’t familiar with the details of McGahn’s representation of Trump, said part of McGahn’s job is obviously dealing with the intricacies of arcane campaign finance law…  “Sometimes, the popular answer may not be the right answer. There’s a difference between making a sound bite about […]

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Daily Media Links 5/9: Why Donors to Nonprofits Need to Be Protected From the IRS, Women’s Rising Influence in Politics, Tinted Green, and more…

In the News Huffington Post: Two Very Different Donalds, One White House Goal Carrie Levine, CPI Former colleague Jones, while stressing that he isn’t familiar with the details of McGahn’s representation of Trump, said part of McGahn’s job is obviously dealing with the intricacies of arcane campaign finance law…  “Sometimes, the popular answer may not […]

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Daily Media Links 5/6: Roskam, Dold hit for ‘opening door’ to foreign dark money, Paul Ryan Won’t Back Donald Trump, Signaling a Republican Party in Crisis, and more…

Donor Privacy Crain’s Chicago Business: Roskam, Dold hit for ‘opening door’ to foreign dark money Greg Hinz Organizations such as Common Cause, the Sunlight Foundation and Public Citizen say the requirement, already included in federal law, is one of the only ways available to monitor whether “dark money” 501(c) tax exempts are being used by […]

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Nonprofit Times: Schedule B Target Of Federal Legislation (In the News)

Mark Hrywna U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said during last week’s hearing that he feared the bill would create a loophole for foreign governments or drug traffickers to use their money to influence government without disclosure. “The last thing we should do is give donors a license to hide their money. Who knows what they’ll […]

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Daily Media Links 5/5: The left should defeat bad ideas with better ideas, not with attempts at censorship, Lawmakers urge FTC to investigate ‘dark money’ group attacking consumer watchdog group, and more…

In the News Nonprofit Times: Schedule B Target Of Federal Legislation Mark Hrywna U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) said during last week’s hearing that he feared the bill would create a loophole for foreign governments or drug traffickers to use their money to influence government without disclosure. “The last thing we should do is give […]

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