Houston Chronicle: Ethics commission boosts disclosure requirements for ‘dark money’ groups (In the News)

David Saleh Rauf David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, said the commission’s new rule will help clear up what he described as a confusing area of Texas law. However, he said, the commission’s functional equivalence test creates a subjective playing field. “Regulators can have unreasonable interpretations,” he said. […]

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Boston Herald: High court power play comes with presidency (In the News)

Kimberly Atkins The latest urgent issue on the 2016 campaign trail is whether a Democrat or a Republican president will get to make as many as four Supreme Court appointments. With four justices over the age of 77, the next president could dramatically reshape the court — upending its delicate 5-4 balance, and transforming the […]

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CCP Brief: Delusions about Dysfunction at the FEC

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit dedicated to defending political free speech and assembly, released a new issue brief today addressing allegations that the Federal Election Commission is “dysfunctional” and does not work as intended. Among the points made in the brief: The FEC’s structure is intentionally bipartisan due […]

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Philanthropy Roundtable: Donor Privacy is the Focus of Supreme Court Appeal (In the News)

Our amicus brief reflects our core belief in philanthropic freedom – the right of Americans to choose how and where to spend their charitable assets – and our commitment to safeguard the freedom of donors and private foundations to carry out their diverse charitable goals and missions, in order to preserve their distinctive contributions. Donor […]

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Daily Caller: The Corrupt Mr. Whitehouse (In the News)

Paul Jossey The First Amendment-friendly Center for Competitive Politics filed a complaint with the Senate Ethics Committee alleging the senators had “improperly interfered with administrative proceedings” and “abused the power of their office in an effort to advance their political party’s campaign and electoral objectives.” The charge gave Mr. Whitehouse no pause. This summer he […]

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Daily Caller: Campaign Promises Vs. Reality: Taxpayer Financed Elections Edition (In the News)

Scott Blackburn There is little evidence that all this does any good. In states that have tax financing schemes, there is no greater representation of women in state legislatures, there are just as many white lawyers and businessmen elected to office, and there are just as many corrupt and corruptible politicians as before. What such […]

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Chronicle of Philanthropy: Don’t Let the States Trample on the Right to Donor Anonymity (In the News)

Howard Husock In 2014, Ms. Harris began asking nonprofits in California not just for IRS Form 990, the informational return available to the public, but also for Form 990B, which includes much more information. Charities are required to use that longer form to tell the IRS about all donors who have given an organization more […]

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Acton Institute: Trigger Warning: This Article Contains References to ‘Citizens United’ and ‘Dark Money’ (In the News)

Bruce Edward Walker All of this is so much piffle when confronted with real-world facts, as noted by The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), “America’s largest nonprofit dedicated solely to defending First Amendment rights to political speech and assembly.” In a broadcast email, CCP President David Keating turns to actual events rather than crystal-ball prognostications […]

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Lobbyists, legislators aim to quash political activist’s free speech (In the News)

Ron Calzone Who would think that in America you can get a $1,000 fine for exercising your freedom of speech? Well, I just did. I am a political activist. Just like thousands of other activists all over the state across the political spectrum, I go out of my way to talk to those in power […]

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Washington Examiner: Supreme Court, California A.G. should butt out (In the News)

Editorial Board Philanthropists have any number of reasons to remain anonymous. Perhaps they do not want their generosity rewarded with a barrage of endless solicitations from other groups. Perhaps they do not want their neighbors to know they have a lot of money. Or perhaps their motives are more spiritual; as Jesus put it in […]

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