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Top Texas Criminal Court Upholds Tom DeLay Acquittal

Alexandria, VA – This morning the top Texas criminal court upheld an Appeals Court decision to acquit former Congressman Tom DeLay of charges of “judgments convicting him of the offenses of money laundering of funds of $100,000 or more and conspiracy to commit money laundering of funds of $100,000 or more.” The Court concluded “We [...]

Filed Under: Blog, Press Releases

Midland Reporter-Telegram: Panel weighs pros, cons of campaign donor reporting (In the News)

By Joseph Basco David Keating, the president of the Center for Competitive Politics, was more critical of the current laws, as opposed to dark money matters. “To give an idea of how bad the campaign finance laws are, the tax code is a model of simplicity and clarity compared to campaign finance law,” Keating said. [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Wall Street Journal: A Political Attack on Shareholder Value (In the News)

By David M. Primo Last week the Center for Political Accountability and the Zicklin Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School released the annual “CPA-Zicklin Index,” which ranks companies based on disclosure policies for political activities. The more you disclose, the better you score. The aptly named Noble Energy and transportation giant CSX topped the list, while 20 companies, including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Published Articles, WSJ

Daily Media Links 9/30: Money pouring into Conn. governor’s race despite system, Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: A Political Attack on Shareholder Value  By David M. Primo Last week the Center for Political Accountability and the Zicklin Center at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School released the annual “CPA-Zicklin Index,” which ranks companies based on disclosure policies for political activities. The more you disclose, the better you score. The [...]

Filed Under: Daily Media Links

Daily Media Links 9/29: IRS Cuts $50,000 Check to Marriage Group for Illegally Disclosing Donor List, Evidence suggests that switching to publicly funded elections is rarely a game-changer, and more…

CCP CPA’s Fluid Methodology  By Scott Blackburn But CPA would tell us that the purpose of their Index is not to shame companies into silence on policy issues.  They would argue that this is just about “transparency” and “public disclosure.” Unfortunately, their fluid methodology belies this claim. After all, if your end goal is “transparency,” then [...]

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Daily Media Links 9/26: Democrats chill free speech by halting Citizens United film, Court rules Walker witch hunt can resume, and more…

IRS Daily Caller: Gohmert: Lois Lerner Will Miss Eric Holder  By Patrick Howley “Additionally, he has prosecuted more people for leaking, which sometimes is an effort at whistle blowing, than all other attorneys general added together,” Gohmert said. “He has not only failed to investigate crimes and potential crimes occurring in this administration, he has been the [...]

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Fiscal Times: Which Big Companies Are Keeping Their Politics a Secret? (In the News)

By Yuval Rosenberg Groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Roundtable and the Center for Competitive Politics have pushed back against the emphasis on disclosure and suggested that campaigns to pressure companies into further disclosure are really aimed at limiting political participation and speech by businesses. “The Index is nothing more than a tool for [...]

Filed Under: In the News

Washington Post: Study: Major companies are increasingly disclosing their political spending (In the News)

By Tom Hamburger The Center for Competitive Politics criticized the newly released index as a “flawed and partisan measure of corporate accountability.” “Corporations have an obligation to do what is in the best interest of their shareholders, not comply with the demands of a non-profit that opposes speech by the business community,” said CCP Chairman Brad Smith, [...]

Filed Under: In the News

Daily Media Links 9/25: Dinesh D’Souza Enters the Bizarro World of Campaign Finance Censorship, Dark Money The Left’s unprincipled campaign against philanthropic privacy, and more…

In the News Washington Post: Study: Major companies are increasingly disclosing their political spending  By Tom Hamburger The Center for Competitive Politics criticized the newly released index as a “flawed and partisan measure of corporate accountability.” “Corporations have an obligation to do what is in the best interest of their shareholders, not comply with the demands of [...]

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Cato Institute: The Senate’s Breathtaking Stab at Political Speech (In the News)

Serious or not, the U.S. Senate leadership’s attempt at curbing political speech would have dramatically reduced the range of political debate. Allen Dickerson of the Center for Competitive Politics comments on the failed amendment to the Constitution.   Listen…  

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