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In the News: PBS News Hour: SEC Considering New Rule for Political Contributions by Public Companies

Watch SEC Considering New Rule for Political Contributions on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.   Read full interview …PAUL ATKINS: Well, Ray, what this comes down to, first of all, is, as far as the SEC goes, is whether or not the information is material. And that’s what guides the — from the Supreme […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: The Corporate Lobbying Proxy War

An editorial in the WSJ: It’s corporate proxy season, which can only mean more political pressure on companies to stop spending money on politics. This year the plan of Big Labor and the George Soros-funded Center for Political Accountability is pressuring business to disclose all spending related to politics as well as to lobby the […]

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In the News: WNYC: Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders?

CCP Academic Advisor David Primo talked with WNYC’s The Takeaway about the SEC’s proposed rule making opposite Robert Jackson (Columbia University Law School Professor): You can download the segment at this link.

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In the News: NY Times: S.E.C. Gets Plea: Force Companies to Disclose Donations

Nicholas Confessore has an interesting article in the NY Times about the recent push to use SEC regulation to force companies to further disclose their political activities: …Representative Scott Garrett, a New Jersey Republican who is chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees the S.E.C., said he had moved to co-sponsor the new legislation after […]

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In the News: Huffington Post: Ron Wyden, Lisa Murkowski Unveil Bipartisan Campaign Finance Bill

By Paul Blumenthal …”When liberals talk about ‘transparency’, that isn’t what they mean,” Cleta Mitchell, chairwoman of the American Conservative Union Foundation, said in a statement. “What they really want and what this bill provides is a target list of conservatives who have the temerity to contribute their after tax dollars to support candidates and […]

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In the News: NPR: Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money

CCP’s reaction to Senator Murkowski and Senator Wyden’s disclosure proposal was chronicled in Peter Overby’s article Bill Would Expand Disclosure Of Political Money: The conservative Center for Competitive Politics says disclosure would violate the First Amendment rights of donors to the tax-exempt groups. And at the liberal group Public Citizen, lobbyist Craig Holman praised the […]

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In the News: Bloomberg: Senate Scrutiny of Nonprofits Spurring Disclosure: Taxes

This article by Jonathan D. Salant quotes CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith: Another former FEC chairman, Bradley Smith, founder of the Center for Competitive Politics, takes the counter view. He said the undisclosed money accounted for just 4 percent of the estimated $7 billion spent on the 2012 elections. “This is blown vastly out of […]

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In the News: Huffington Post: ‘Dark Money’ Enforcement Failures Criticized At Senate Hearing

By Paul Blumenthal Bradley Smith, president of the Center for Competitive Politics and a former FEC chairman, noted that the independent elections commission is designed to prevent politically motivated prosecutions by the executive branch. Read more…

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In the News: National Review: DISCLOSE Is a SHAM

DISCLOSE Is a SHAM By Bradley A. Smith It’s an election year, and incumbents are nervous. And so, in a classic sign of political weakness, Senate Democrats have scheduled a vote on legislation that would manipulate campaign-finance laws to silence their opponents. Their weapon is the “DISCLOSE Act,” a gimmicky acronym for “Democracy Is Served […]

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In the News: National Review: McConnell Stands for Free Speech

McConnell Stands for Free Speech By Bradley A. Smith Perhaps the biggest problem with giving the government power to regulate political speech — “campaign-finance reform” — is that that power has been routinely used to try to silence political opposition. Over the past seven years, many such regulations have been struck down, on First Amendment […]

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