Daily Media Links 11/30: Putting the squeeze on super PACs in Vermont, Campaign finance laws fail, and more…

CCP Corporate Political Disclosure: Response to a Changing Landscape  By Sarah Lee The Hill coverage of this issue rightly acknowledges that, should the petition be successful in producing legislation, it would “send shockwaves through Washington, where corporate money flows to a panoply of trade groups and associations that lobby the government. Many of those groups […]

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Corporate Political Disclosure: Response to a Changing Landscape

Well this comes as no surprise at all: Advocates for campaign finance reform believe they have an opportunity, in President Obama’s second term, to blow the lid on the political spending of corporate America. Reformers were buoyed by the news this week that Mary Schapiro will step down as chairwoman of the Securities and Exchange […]

Filed Under: Blog, Disclosure, Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, Super PACs, Chamber of Commerce, corporate political disclosure, materiality, SEC, District Of Columbia

Daily Media Links 11/29: Eight-Year Term for Campaign Embezzler, Union members fly to Washington to lobby lawmakers on ‘fiscal cliff’, and more…

Independent groups Washington Post: Seminary president: Faith leaders, it’s time to overturn Citizens United  By Katharine Rhodes Henderson  This election cycle Super PACs alone spent more than $500 million on campaign propaganda, from voter suppression tactics and fear mongering to outright fabrications. This spending was a perfectly legal effort to tilt local, state and federal […]

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Daily Media Links 11/28: Lawmakers eye curbing casino political donations, Ethics Panel to Scrutinize Congressman From S.I., and more…

In the News Roll Call: Carpenter, Primo, Tendetnik and Ho: Campaign Finance Disclosure Has Costs   By Dick M. Carpenter II, David M. Primo, Pavel Tendetnik and Sandy Ho  NOTE: David Primo is a CCP Academic Advisor Even a candidate who agreed to post the disclaimer confided to us over the phone: “I hope this does […]

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Not All Contributions are Equal

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting article last week about funding the Inauguration.  Titled “Obama Considers Corporate Funding for Inauguration,” the article looks at how private donations fund the festivities surrounding the event: Four years ago Mr. Obama barred corporations from donating to his inauguration, a gesture meant to show that well-heeled interests wouldn’t […]

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Daily Media Links 11/27: Barack Obama, Fashion Magnate, Democrats Unlikely to Regain House in 2014, and more…

Independent groups Politico: Democratic super PACs get jump on 2014, 2016    By KENNETH P. VOGEL and TARINI PARTI  Winning changes everything.  It took Democrats a while to warm up to super PACs, but their glee over 2012 is — for now — eclipsing any moral qualms about big money eroding democracy, and they’re already […]

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In the News: Roll Call: Campaign Finance Disclosure Has Costs

Campaign Finance Disclosure Has Costs By David M. Primo (CCP Academic Advisor), Pavel Tendetnik, Dick M. Carpenter II, and Sandy Ho Record amounts of money poured into campaign coffers in the 2012 election season. Unbeknownst to many donors, contributions of more than $200 to a federal candidate produced more than just another campaign ad. They also […]

Filed Under: Disclosure Press Release/In the News/Blog, In the News, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 11/26: On a Mission, Lobbying Power to the People, With second term assured, Obama aides eye jobs as lobbyists on K Street, and more…

CCP Media Watch: Hey, NY Times, A Corporation is a Corporation No Matter its Function  By Sarah Lee Just a fun — and yet the implications are serious, make no mistake about that, because it goes to the heart of free speech and who’s deemed worthy to have it by some of our intellectual betters […]

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Media Watch: Hey, NY Times, A Corporation is a Corporation No Matter its Function

Just a fun — and yet the implications are serious, make no mistake about that, because it goes to the heart of free speech and who’s deemed worthy to have it by some of our intellectual betters in the media — a little post to leave with you all as we head into the holiday […]

Filed Under: Blog, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, New York Times, Samuel Alito

Daily Media Links 11/21: Two area firefighters fined for illegal union political contributions, Dos and don’ts for business owners lobbying Congress, and more…

Independent groups NY Times: Justice Alito, Citizens United and the Press  Editorial The point of the law was to protect the news media’s freedom of speech and not the legal form that they happened to be organized under. While corporations make enormous contributions to society, they “are not actually members of it,” Justice John Paul Stevens […]

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