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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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Daily Media Links 7/15: McCutcheon hysterics should breathe deep and look at facts, House Democrats to unveil campaign finance amendment, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: McCutcheon hysterics should breathe deep and look at facts By Luke Wachob A new report analyzing the policy implications of the Supreme Court’s biggest campaign finance case of the year, McCutcheon v. FEC, suggests that the controversy surrounding the decision is severely overblown. Prior to the case, few people seemed [...]

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More Soft Money Hard Law: The Coordination of Issue Advocacy Part II: Progressive Conflicts and a Hypothetical (In the News)

By Bob Bauer The theory behind keeping candidates from coordinating with “outside group” issue advocacy is that the candidates have to account for the benefits they receive from associating with their allies. If the groups spend money on issues also identified with the candidates, then the candidates are getting “contributions” that must be tracked and [...]

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Washington Examiner: McCutcheon hysterics should breathe deep and look at facts (In the News)

By Luke Wachob A new report analyzing the policy implications of the Supreme Court’s biggest campaign finance case of the year, McCutcheon v. FEC, suggests that the controversy surrounding the decision is severely overblown. Prior to the case, few people seemed to care about, or even be aware of, aggregate contribution limit laws, which limit [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/14: Does Religious Speech Threaten Democracy?, Get the IRS out of the speech-police business, and more…

In the News National Review: Does Religious Speech Threaten Democracy? By Zac Morgan Section 2 allows Congress to explicitly ban corporations or other associations from spending money to influence elections — but Lord only knows what “influencing elections” actually means. (To give you an idea, a surprising number of states, even with the protections of the current First Amendment, [...]

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CPI: Is this super PAC subverting disclosure rules? (In the News)

By Michael Beckel Super PACs are supposed to disclose the identities of their donors. Except when they don’t, exactly. Nearly all of the money raised by the Citizens for a Working America PAC, a super PAC that’s spent more than $2 million on ads boosting businessman David Perdue in Georgia’s contentious Republican U.S. Senate primary, has [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/11: U.S. Chamber President Comments on Senate Judiciary’s Vote to Eliminate First Amendment Rights, Senate panel advances plan to get money out of politics, and more…

Amending the First Amendment Chamber of Commerce: U.S. Chamber President Comments on Senate Judiciary’s Vote to Eliminate First Amendment Rights “We are clearly in an era when political adversaries don’t just want to win elections—they want to drive opponents out of the political process and the public debate. To play political games with our Constitutional protections is [...]

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The Hill: Get the IRS out of the speech-police business (In the News)

By Luke Wachob Take some debunked IRS talking points. Add misleading context. Now subtract any mention of the role played by politicians and groups advocating for greater regulation of political speech. This recipe for disaster is Lisa Gilbert’s recent Hill article on the IRS scandal, and it begs for correction. The IRS scandal, for those needing a reminder, concerns [...]

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National Review: Does Religious Speech Threaten Democracy? (In the News)

By Zac Morgan Section 2 allows Congress to explicitly ban corporations or other associations from spending money to influence elections — but Lord only knows what “influencing elections” actually means. (To give you an idea, a surprising number of states, even with the protections of the current First Amendment, seem to believe it includes saying the name of [...]

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Daily Media Links 7/10: Undisclosed? Off-the-Radar? Underground Elections? Hardly, Insults should not dominate debate over First Amendment, and more…

CCP Media Watch: Media Watch: Undisclosed? Off-the-Radar? Underground Elections?  Hardly. By Joe Trotter First of all, an election is this thing that happens when people go and cast a ballot to vote for who they want to be their elected leaders (or for or against a ballot measure).  In general, there is an election day that [...]

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