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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 [...]

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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

Daily Media Links 8/15: The Contribution Limits As We Have Them, and the Varieties of Reform, IRS wrongly allowed contractors access to sensitive data, and more…

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

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Daily Media Links 8/13: Under Oath: IRS officials detail Lerner computer crash in declarations to court, Self-Fulfilling Prophecy Might Be Why Americans Hate Congress, and more…

IRS Fox: Under Oath: IRS officials detail Lerner computer crash in declarations to court In the declarations, agency technology officials insisted they did everything they could to fix and recover data from the hard drive of Lerner, who is a central figure in the investigation into the agency’s targeting of conservative groups. However, they said their efforts were fruitless, [...]

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Daily Media Links 8/12: Campaign finance curbs and bipartisan censorship, Justice’s IRS Connection, and more…

Amending the First Amendment Washington Examiner: Campaign finance curbs and bipartisan censorship By STEVE CHAPMAN Congressional Democrats are lining up behind a constitutional amendment to allow restrictions on campaign contributions and spending, and Republicans, to their everlasting credit, are opposed. They agree with the Supreme Court that limits like these are limits on speech, and they [...]

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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

Reason: Complexity Without Conspiracy: Politics Harder to Produce Than a Pencil (In the News)

Reason: Complexity Without Conspiracy: Politics Harder to Produce Than a Pencil Get in the weeds, not the sensationalism By Luke Wachob By the time Read goes through the shipping and millwork of the wood, the metal end of the pencil, the graphite core, and the eraser, millions of people all around the globe are involved in the [...]

Filed Under: In the News, Luke Wachob, Published Articles