Roll Call: Hobby Lobby Ruling Fuels Amendment Push (In the News)

By Eliza Newlin Carney “It’s going to take a comprehensive approach to campaign finance reform to make sure that elections are in the hands of people and not corporate voices,” said Tester spokeswoman Marnee Banks. Conservatives reject proposals to amend the Constitution out of hand, arguing that the Udall-Bennet measure is over-broad and would free Congress and […]

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RNLA: Threats to democracy, real and imagined (In the News)

By Paul Jossey Plutocrats, these “reformers” counsel—unsatisfied with their already enormous wealth—are trying to “buy” America and “drown out” the voice of the little guy. Money buys “access” and “undue influence,” corrupting the system and threating the very foundation of democracy. Indeed so dire the threat, it can only be remedied by overturning a key a portion of the Bill […]

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Daily Media Links 7/2: Judge Sets Hearing on Group’s Push to Investigate Lost IRS Emails, Americans are more interested in the IRS email scandal than the World Cup, and more…

IRS Wall Street Journal: Judge Sets Hearing on Group’s Push to Investigate Lost IRS Emails By John D. McKinnon A federal judge scheduled a hearing for next week on a grass-roots conservative group’s request to investigate missing emails at the Internal Revenue Service, as part of the group’s lawsuit against the agency. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ordered […]

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Statesman Journal: Letter: Merkley tried to suppress voters' voices (In the News)

By J.E. Murray The letter urged the IRS to give special attention to applications from certain conservative organizations seeking non-profit tax status. This letter was dated February 2012, more than a year before complaints filed against the IRS in May 2013 for harassment of conservative organizations. The harassment took the form of IRS demands for special and […]

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Daily Media Links 7/1: Rand Paul Does Respect the Constitution, 17 lawyers argue over IRS suit, and more…

In the News National Review: Rand Paul Does Respect the Constitution By Bradley A. Smith It is true that the Supreme Court has held, in Richardson v. Ramirez, that states may disenfranchise felons. In recognition of that decision, and the principles of federalism, Senator Paul proposes only to set standards for federal elections — that is, Congress and the […]

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Daily Media Links 6/30: Oberweis Continues Push for Special Investigation, “Risky Business? Political Spending, Shareholder Approval, and Stock Volatility”, and more…

In the News WBGZ: Oberweis Continues Push for Special Investigation By Dave Dahl “There’s a respected free-speech organization called the Center for Competitive Politics which just this month filed a Senate ethics complaint against Durbin and eight other Democrat senators for politicizing the IRS,” continues Oberweis.  “Let’s not forget Dick Durbin’s central role in this scandal: he was […]

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WBGZ: Oberweis Continues Push for Special Investigation (In the News)

By Dave Dahl “There’s a respected free-speech organization called the Center for Competitive Politics which just this month filed a Senate ethics complaint against Durbin and eight other Democrat senators for politicizing the IRS,” continues Oberweis.  “Let’s not forget Dick Durbin’s central role in this scandal: he was one of the Democrat U. S. senators wanting the IRS […]

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Daily Media Links 6/27: Huffington Post Not Aware that People Communicated Before Email, “Risky Business? Political Spending, Shareholder Approval, and Stock Volatility,” and more…

CCP IRS Scandal: Huffington Post Not Aware that People Communicated Before Email By Brad Smith Rep. Darrell Issa has issued a subpoena to the Federal Election Commission for all “communications sent or received from Lois G. Lerner” since January 1, 1986. A bit of overkill? Perhaps, although we can hardly blame the Congressman, given Lerner’s invocation of the Fifth […]

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Daily Media Links 6/26: Democrats Are Trying to Rewrite the First Amendment, Obama’s Effort to Dismiss IRS Scandal Backfires, and more…

Amending the First Amendment The American Spectator: Democrats Are Trying to Rewrite the First Amendment By Josh Blackman Trumping the cherished ten words, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech,” the amendment would make the Constitution read, “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections.” […]

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Daily Media Links 6/25: “Voxsplaining” the IRS Scandal, IRS Admits Wrongdoing, to Pay $50,000 in Leaking of Marriage Group’s Tax Return, and more…

CCP “Voxsplaining” the IRS Scandal By Luke Wachob After misrepresenting the source of confusion in the existing rules, Vox wrongly claims that the IRS proposal would have addressed the problem. What the proposal actually would have done is exacerbate the problem by introducing a new term, “candidate-related political activity,” that would essentially apply a different definition of […]

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