Media Watch: “When Regulators are Mocked”

That was the headline on a recent New York Times editorial.  Another misinformed one.  I sent a letter to the editor trying to correct it.  Here’s the text: Your editorial misled readers about campaign finance law (“When Election Regulators Are Mocked,” page SR10, April 14) and incorrectly implied that Crossroads GPS disobeyed disclosure rules. In […]

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First of the spring proxy votes again show little shareholder interest in corporate political disclosure

Note: An earlier version of this post incorrectly claimed that Walden Asset Management had submitted a proposal at Praxair, and that they encouraged shareholders to decrease exposure in companies considering their proposals. Walden has never submitted a proposal at Praxiar. The post has been corrected to read Northstar Asset Management. Partisan political hacks and partisan […]

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The Right to “Do Politics” and Not Just to Speak: Thinking About the Constitutional Protections for Political Action

In this Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy article by former White House Counsel to Barack Obama, Robert F. Bauer, the author examines the Supreme Court’s distinction between political contributions and campaign expenditures and its impact on campaign finance jurisprudence. In Buckley v. Valeo, the Court upheld the Federal Election Campaign Act’s limits […]

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Daily Media Links 4/26: A First Look: The Wyden-Murkowski “Follow the Money Act of 2013”, Skelos: Public campaign financing won’t stop “crooks and idiots”, and more…

In the News WNYC: In the News: WNYC: Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders?  CCP Academic Advisor David Primo talked with WNYC’s The Takeaway about the SEC’s proposed rule making opposite Robert Jackson (Columbia University Law School Professor). Listen… For more information on this topic go to ProxyFacts.org CCP A First Look: The […]

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Wyden-Murkowski Bill: Vague, Over Broad, Speech Chilling

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today released an analysis of the “Follow the Money Act of 2013” that was announced this week by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The report says the bill would “radically expand the reach of government regulation on speech critical of elected officials and force […]

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In the News: Politics on the Hudson: Skelos: Public campaign financing won’t stop “crooks and idiots”

Post by Jon Campbell …[Senate Republican Leader Dean]Skelos pointed to Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Queens Democrat who was arraigned today on charges of trying to bribe his way into the New York City mayor’s race. (He pleaded not guilty.) “There’s not a piece of legislation that would have stopped Malcolm Smith, those individuals down in […]

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In the News: Buffalo News: Senate GOP says campaign finance price tag will soar

Article By Tom Precious …The Senate Republicans say their analysis of a new bill by Assembly Democrats finds finds a general election campaign under a public finance system could cost $145 million – including $24 million for a governor’s race and $16 million apiece for the comptroller and attorney general. If there were 426 candidates […]

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A First Look: The Wyden-Murkowski “Follow the Money Act of 2013”

By David Keating, President and Eric Wang, Senior Fellow Senators Ron Wyden and Lisa Murkowski are at least (somewhat) candid about their motivations when they say “The goal of this effort is disclosure, for disclosure’s sake.” (Backgrounder on Wyden-Murkowski at 1.)  Whether or not they have an ulterior motive of protecting their own incumbency is […]

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Daily Media Links 4/25: ProxyFacts.org: Debunking Myths About Corporate Political Speech, California Bill Mandating Nonprofit Disclosure Would Chill Speech, and more…

CCP   ProxyFacts.org: Debunking Myths About Corporate Political Speech  By Sarah Lee …The site, ProxyFacts.org, is a compendium of information on the issue, and includes insight and analysis from experts such as CCP’s founder and former Federal Election Commission (FEC) Chairman Brad Smith, former SEC Commissioner Paul Atkins, and James R. Copland, Director of the Manhattan […]

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In the News: WNYC: Should Corporations be Required to Disclose Political Spending to Shareholders?

CCP Academic Advisor David Primo talked with WNYC’s The Takeaway about the SEC’s proposed rule making opposite Robert Jackson (Columbia University Law School Professor): You can download the segment at this link.

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The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.