Daily Media Links 6/20: How Democrats are destroying American’s right to free speech, DNC Financial Records Stolen By “Guccifer 2.0”, and more…

CCP Senator Mad Federal Agency Won’t Help him Silence Opponents Scott Blackburn Finally, and perhaps most interestingly, Schumer seems to reveal what this hullaballoo is really about – political speech. It is not the money that, in Schumer’s mind, is causing Americans to be unhappy and “discontent” – it’s the “cascade of ads.” That is, […]

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Senator Mad Federal Agency Won’t Help him Silence Opponents

Those who seek ever more regulation of political speech love to play hopscotch with government agencies. If the FEC won’t take up your cause, try the IRS. If the IRS isn’t buying it, head to the FCC. FCC isn’t interested? Maybe you can convince DOJ to take action. “Reformers” don’t seem to care what the […]

Filed Under: Blog, Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, IRS and the Tea Party, Chuck Schumer, Federal Communications Commission, federal election commission, Mary Jo White, Securities and Exchange Commission

More Soft Money Hard Law: More on Campaign Finance and the Threat of Darkness: Trumpism and Issues Speech (In the News)

Bob Bauer How this question of “practical application” will affect speakers, or potential speakers, concerned about Trumpism remains to be seen. Perhaps some will say that the regulatory consequences are modest, in some instances “only” mandatory reporting to regulatory authorities of the financing of the communication. Others, less sanguine, will take heightened interest in any […]

Filed Under: In the News, In the News Our Cases, Newsroom

The Hill: The First Amendment and a phony foreign threat (In the News)

Bradley Smith Those favoring retention of Schedule B invoke a familiar bogeyman – “foreign money.” Without Schedule B, they assert, foreign donors could funnel cash to politically active non-profit organizations to influence American elections. In fact, it has always been legal for foreign citizens to contribute to non-profits, and there is simply no evidence that […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News, Newsroom, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 6/17: 5 things I’ve learned from Donald Trump in the past 365 days, Hacked DNC documents may show ugly connections between the party and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, and more…

In the News The Hill: The First Amendment and a phony foreign threat Bradley Smith Those favoring retention of Schedule B invoke a familiar bogeyman – “foreign money.” Without Schedule B, they assert, foreign donors could funnel cash to politically active non-profit organizations to influence American elections. In fact, it has always been legal for […]

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Cuomo hit on anti-speech “BDS” policy

Alexandria, VA – This morning, Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) Chairman Bradley A. Smith and President David Keating sent a letter to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urging him to modify or rescind his Executive Order opposing the “BDS” campaign against Israel. The Order infringes on First Amendment speech rights. Here are excerpts from the letter: […]

Filed Under: Blog, Press Releases, Anti-"BDS" Policy, Bradley A. Smith, David keating, Executive Order No. 157, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York

Daily Caller: Supreme Court Should Take Voter Guide Case (In the News)

Luke Wachob The law has no benefits to justify these extreme costs. Voters gain nothing from knowing the identities of donors to groups that do not support candidates. These are not campaign donations. Without a link from money being spent to a candidate being benefitted, there’s no value in the data. Delaware likely knows that […]

Filed Under: In the News, Luke Wachob, Newsroom, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 6/16: The Climate Police Blink, Why a campaign finance pledge hasn’t gone far in US House race, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Supreme Court Should Take Voter Guide Case Luke Wachob The law has no benefits to justify these extreme costs. Voters gain nothing from knowing the identities of donors to groups that do not support candidates. These are not campaign donations. Without a link from money being spent to a candidate […]

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Letter to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Constitutional Issues with Executive Order No. 157

PDF of the letter available here Via fax and mail The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo Governor of New York State NYS State Capitol Building Albany, NY 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: On behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics,[1] we write in regards to Executive Order No. 157, which you issued on June 5, and which […]

Filed Under: Blog, External Relations Comments and Testimony, State Comments and Testimony, BDS, Executive Order No. 157, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New York

Petition for Rulemaking to Strengthen Political Parties

A new FEC rulemaking petition from Sandler Reiff looks to strengthen political parties. State and local party committees play a critical role in the American political system. First, they play an important role in our democracy by pursuing political goals that a majority of Americans support. Second these committees are well situated to perform grassroots […]

Filed Under: Blog, FEC, Political Parties