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The Daily Signal: Exclusive: Liberal Senator Preparing Report That Dismisses Allegations of IRS’ Tea Party Targeting (In the News)

By Hans von Spakovsky CCP’s complaint cannot be easily dismissed. It is a non-partisan, third-party organization that is not part of the IRS investigations. It is headed by former Federal Election Commission chairman Bradley Smith. Its complaint raises serious ethics issue over a senator trying to use a federal agency against his political opponents and is supported by [...]

Filed Under: In the News, IRS, IRS and the Tea Party, Quotes CCP

Daily Caller: Citizens United Redux: The Masses Deserve A Media Exemption Too (In the News)

By Eric Wang Before challenging the Colorado law, Citizens United first approached state regulators to see whether it too could avail itself of the media exemption. But officials rebuffed its request, pointing to the state’s antiquated laws, which only exempt newspapers, magazines, “other periodical[s],” and “broadcast facilit[ies]” from the disclaimer and reporting requirements, thus excluding more recent forms of media, [...]

Filed Under: Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Eric Wang, In the News, Published Articles

Fox: New regs by NY election board on political committees raises free speech concerns (In the News)

“Democrats only care about money in politics when that money is being spent against Democrats,” said David Laska, communications director for the New York Republican Party. “We don’t see any reason why hardworking taxpayers can’t take part in the political process at a grassroots level. Basic fairness demands it, and the First Amendment commands it.” Scott Blackburn, a [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Money in Politics, Quotes CCP, State, State In the News

The Hill: The Virginia bait and switch (In the News)

By Brad Smith …But McDonnell’s foibles are not about campaign contributions or campaign finance laws. Rather, they involve personal gifts given not for campaigning, but to pocket in exchange for official action. If the McDonnell scandal represents a failure of the law (it’s not clear that it does – McDonnell is being prosecuted), it is those “ethics laws” that are [...]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, In the News, Money in Politics, Published Articles

Acton Institute: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking (In the News)

By Rev. Robert A. Sirico Another report, this one from the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based First Amendment advocacy group, deftly reveals the activists’ questionable strategies, funding and end game. The Center notes that many of these social justice activists couch their resolutions in language advocating the best interests of the company’s shareholders. Not surprisingly, CCP concludes, these arguments [...]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, Quotes CCP

Watchdog.org: Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says (In the News)

By M.D. Kittle “CCP’s most significant concern with the Regulations stems from their tendency to increase, rather than limit, vagueness regarding what speech qualifies as an independent expenditure,” the nonprofit wrote. “… the Regulations make it significantly more difficult for speakers to determine, in advance, whether their desired speech will be an independent expenditure.” Instead, the new regs muddy the [...]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Quotes CCP

Wall Street Journal: Political Speech, Limited Time Offer (In the News)

Editorial Floridians Paul Jost and his wife Laura Holmes each want to donate the full $5,200 to candidates but are capped by the $2,600 ceiling because their contributions did not come until after the end of the primary election. Mr. Jost wants to donate $5,200 to Republican Mariannette Miller-Meeks against Democratic Rep. David Loebsack in [...]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, Featured Content, Holmes v. FEC Other Links, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Quotes CCP

New York Post: New York’s ‘shut up’ rule (In the News)

By Scott Blackburn Imagine you hear a radio ad where your state representative — let’s call him Fred — claims to oppose higher taxes. But you know that Fred voted three times for higher taxes. Outraged, you print up 500 flyers with a picture of Fred, a copy of his voting record on taxes and a brief statement [...]

Filed Under: Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Money in Politics, Published Articles

More Soft Money Hard Law: The Contribution Limits As We Have Them, and the Varieties of Reform (In the News)

By Bob Bauer If the contribution limits are not violated, then their everyday normal operation generally escapes notice.  We just assume regular order; the campaign finance law works as it should.  A donor gives within the limit, the donation is reported, and all is well.  The Center for Competitive Politics has challenged this complacency and raised one interesting question [...]

Filed Under: Contribution Limits Press Release/In the News/Blog, Holmes v. FEC Other Links, In the News Our Cases

Real Clear Religion: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking (In the News)

By Robert Sirico Another report, this one from the Center for Competitive Politics, a Virginia-based First Amendment advocacy group, deftly reveals the activists’ questionable strategies, funding and end game. The Center notes that many of these social justice activists couch their resolutions in language advocating the best interests of the company’s shareholders. Not surprisingly, CCP [...]

Filed Under: Corporate Governance Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Quotes CCP