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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

Daily Media Links 8/22: The Virginia bait and switch, Ad Barrage in Alaska Senate Race Set to Escalate, and more…

In the News The Hill: The Virginia bait and switch 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 [...]

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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

Daily Media Links 8/21: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking, WaPo Turning a New Leaf on Disclosure?, and more…

In the News Acton Institute: The Holy War on Corporate Politicking 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 [...]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Daily Media Links 8/20: Disclosure regs a Trojan horse to kill political speech, expert says, Rick Perry’s Lawyer Calls Indictment ‘Banana Republic Politics’, and more…

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

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Daily Media Links 8/19: Donations From the Family, Harry Reid breaks the bank to save Democrats’ Senate majority, and more…

Independent Groups NY Times: Donations From the Family By Paul Sherman For decades, the United States Supreme Court has held that the only reason for limiting campaign contributions is to prevent corruption or the appearance of corruption. But nobody could seriously believe that it is corrupt to support a family member’s election. Are we actually concerned that candidates will be [...]

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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

Daily Media Links 8/18: Political Speech, Limited Time Offer, New York’s ‘shut up’ rule, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: Political Speech, Limited Time Offer 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 [...]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links