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Daily Media Links 7/25: Lawsuits tackle Lois Lerner syndrome among state attorneys general, U.S. Senate candidate Land discloses joint account, but questions remain, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Lawsuits tackle Lois Lerner syndrome among state attorneys general Mark J. Fitzgibbons Lawsuits have been filed against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California AG Kamala Harris over their alleged violations of donor nondisclosure laws. Schneiderman has been an outspoken critic of Citizens United. Ideologically, Harris is an Obama clone who is [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/24: Brad Smith’s Opening Statement to the Senate Rules Administration Committee, Closed Minds on Open Display, and more…

CCP DISCLOSE Act 2014 — Brad Smith’s Opening Statement to the Senate Rules Administration Committee (Video) Watch… Closed Minds on Open Display By Luke Wachob Sen. Schumer stated flatly that there is no principled reason to oppose disclosure. Case closed, I guess. Everybody can go home now. Sen. Klobuchar talked about fire in a crowded [...]

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Wall Street Journal: Give Us Your Donors, or Else (In the News)

Editorial In California, meanwhile, the Center for Competitive Politics is challenging the Golden State’s requirement that the group must cough up its donors if it wants a license to solicit contributions. The state says the power to seek donor information has been on the books for years, but the Center for Competitive Politics says the state’s [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/22: An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking, New report finds broad opposition to IRS regulations on political speech, and more…

CCP Overwhelmingly Opposed: An Analysis of Public and 955 Organization, Expert, and Public Official Comments on the IRS’s 501(c)(4) Rulemaking By Matt Nese and Kelsey Drapkin In this report, we sampled the record 143,852 public comments by reading and categorizing every 100th comment received by the IRS as either “oppose rulemaking,” “partial support and opposition,” “support rulemaking,” or [...]

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Lawsuit challenges contribution limit law favoring incumbents

The Center for Competitive Politics today announced that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Florida couple saying that a law that often allows congressional incumbents to raise twice as much from donors to spend on their general election campaigns as compared to challengers is unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Federal campaign finance [...]

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New report finds broad opposition to IRS regulations on political speech

Alexandria, Va. — 87 percent of concerned individuals sampled and 97 percent of organizations, nonprofit experts, and public officials oppose to varying degrees IRS regulations limiting the speech rights of societally important social welfare organizations, according to a new report from the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP). “It is truly remarkable how widespread opposition to [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/21: The “Reform Community” discovers it has gone bald, Gutting the First Amendment, and more…

CCP The “Reform Community” discovers it has gone bald: The FEC, disclosure timelines, and Little Jerry Seinfeld By Brad Smith There’s an episode of Seinfeld, “The Little Jerry“,  in which Elaine begins dating a competitive swimmer who, for reasons of speed in the pool, had shaved his head, and then kept it shaved for many years. He [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/18: Absurd rhetoric and patent falsehoods, What Sen. Schumer and Rep. Deutch Get Wrong About the Senate’s Constitutional Amendment Proposal, and more…

CCP Amending the First Amendment: Absurd rhetoric and patent falsehoods (Video) By Joe Trotter Patent falsehoods? Absurd rhetoric? These are hallmarks of those who are trying to convince America that we need to amend the First Amendment so that politicians can decide what limits they can impose on our right to associate and speak about [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/17: Justice Department Investigates Lost IRS Emails, WH threatens veto on GOP’s IRS spending bill, and more…

IRS Wall Street Journal: Justice Department Investigates Lost IRS Emails: Testimony by Deputy Attorney General, Scheduled for Thursday, Underscores Potential Seriousness of Missing Information By John D. McKinnon The Justice Department is investigating the loss of Internal Revenue Service emails that might shed light on the agency’s treatment of conservative groups. As part of its criminal probe into the IRS’s treatment [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/16: Service Employees International Union targets four House Republicans, Dem Super PAC Drops $3.5 Million on Alaska Senate Race, and more…

Independent Groups Politico: Service Employees International Union targets four House Republicans By Seung Min Kim The Service Employees International Union will launch a new ad campaign Tuesday pummeling four House Republican lawmakers over their chamber’s inaction on immigration reform this year — part of a broader attempt to wield the political influence of Latinos in key [...]

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