Breitbart: California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group’s Donor Addresses (In the News)

By Chriss W. Street Conservatives were shocked at the demand and suspicious that Attorney General Harris intended to engage in the type of alleged unethical action by IRS manager Lois Lerner, who may have used the IRS to retaliate against Tea Party members.  Americans for Prosperity complained that they had registered every year in California since 2001 and had [...]

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LA Times: Koch-backed group sues Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris over donor list (In the News)

By Melanie Mason …”Precisely because they fear compelled disclosure and the harms that will follow, would-be donors are shying away from contributing to the Foundation, and the current donors have warned that they will cease their contributions as and if the prospect of disclosure rises.” The Attorney General’s office, in letters to the foundation, asserted [...]

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Politicker NJ: D.C. case could reverberate in New Jersey (In the News)

By Jeff Brindle Laura Holmes and Paul Jost, with the backing of the Center for Competitive Politics, are challenging a provision in the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) that limits contributions by individuals to $2,600 in the primary and $2,600 in the general election. Holmes and Jost want to be able to contribute $5,200 in the general election [...]

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NY Post: Hillary’s hummus (In the News)

Editorial Bradley A. Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, says that while this may look fishy, it’s all legal so long as Hillary Clinton hasn’t formally announced she’s running for president. Most interesting of all, it’s been met with mostly silence from all those people who think the Koch brothers are evil for funding commercials [...]

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Politico: The money majority (In the News)

By Kenneth P. Vogel For McConnell, though, it’s at least as much about trying to enhance free speech, asserted former Federal Election Commission Chairman Brad Smith, a leading adviser to conservatives on campaign finance issues who’s spoken to McConnell often about the issue. “I think Sen. McConnell very seriously believes in First Amendment rights, but he’s also a [...]

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NY Post: The Times’ tall tale of ‘dark money’ (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn Then there’s the mind-boggling statistic that “dark money” paid for 50 percent of all political ads for the midterm elections. That statistic is utterly false — and the story behind it is a warning of how sloppy journalism stretches a little bit of truth into a heaping pile of fiction. On Oct. 10, The [...]

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Cato Institute: Mayday PAC’s Missteps (David Keating) (In the News)

Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday PAC was supposed to bring about the end of superPACs. Instead, it may have violated some of the least complicated elements of campaign finance regulation. David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics comments.

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Sunlight Foundation: Chamber of Commerce sees assault on business in campaign finance reform (In the News)

By Peter Olsen-Phillips Cornyn told a room of around 70 attendees that “freedom of speech and freedom of association are under assault in this city” citing DISCLOSE and Udall’s proposed amendment. The Republican, like other speakers at the event, sees an ulterior motive in the campaign finance reform. “Government would use its power to silence those with whom [...]

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Chamber of Commerce: Why Free Enterprise Needs Free Speech (In the News)

By Sean Hackbarth In 2014, free speech has been under attack, especially when the business community has gotten involved in public policy debates. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) often took to the Senate floor to obsessively demonize Americans who exercise their free speech rights. Then in September, 42 Senators voted to amend the Bill of Rights to prohibit election spending by businesses. Thankfully [...]

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Chamber of Commerce: Event: Free Speech and Business (In the News)

Note: Features CCP Chairman Bradley A. Smith The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the essential right of expression for citizens as well as entrepreneurs. But there are new challenges to freedom of expression, particularly for businesses. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation will explore these challenges at a program on December 3, 2014, bringing together [...]

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