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Daily Media Links 9/30: The Next Battle in the Fight for Free Speech, Liberal Group to Fight Dark Money…by Raising $40 Million of It, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: The Next Battle in the Fight for Free Speech By Bradley A. Smith It is often forgotten that until 1974 there were no federal limits on contributions to candidates or political parties, let alone aggregate limits on total contributions. Starting with the Federal Election Campaign Act Amendments of 1974, however, American political […]

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In the News: Wall Street Journal: The Next Battle in the Fight for Free Speech

WSJ: The Next Battle in the Fight for Free Speech By Bradley A. Smith No doubt you’ve heard of Oprah—one doesn’t even need to say her last name. She is so influential that a study by University of Maryland Profs. Craig Garthwaite and Tim Moore found that her endorsement of Barack Obama was worth more […]

Filed Under: Brad Smith, Featured Content, In the News, In the News Our Cases, Litigation Blog/Press Releases, McCutcheon v. FEC Other Links, Published Articles, WSJ

In the News: More Soft Money Hard Law: Ornstein and Smith Argue about McCutcheon: Distinguishing Theories of “Influence” From Theories of “Circumvention”

By Bob Bauer Norm Ornstein predicts trouble if the Court in McCutcheon strikes down the aggregate contribution limits—the trouble of increased corruption. If You Think Citizens United Was Bad, Wait for This Supreme Court Case, The Atlantic (September 26, 2013). Brad Smith disagrees and argues that experience shows there is nothing to fear. The Next Battle […]

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In the News: Mother Jones: Liberal Group to Fight Dark Money…by Raising $40 Million of It

By Andy Kroll Of course, FFR’s strategy—raising big money, anonymously, and using it to undercut big-money politics—leaves the group vulnerable to charges of hypocrisy. David Keating, the president of the anti-regulation Center for Competitive Politics, says that if FFR and the Democracy Alliance believe in greater transparency and limits on political spending, they should publicize […]

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Daily Media Links 9/27: ProxyFacts: How has Citizens United changed the debate over corporate political spending issues?, GOP lawyer launches political donation refund group, and more…

CCP ProxyFacts: How has Citizens United changed the debate over corporate political spending issues? Watch… Independent Groups CPI: GOP lawyer launches political donation refund group  By Michael Beckel Virginia-based PoliticalRefund.org, which is organized as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, wants to inform donors that they may request their money back should they become displeased with a candidate. It offers […]

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Daily Media Links 9/26: New CPA-Zicklin Index Flawed: “Like asking a wolf to describe ‘best practices’ for sheep,” ProxyFacts: 5 Facts The Center For Political Accountability Does Not Want You To Know, and more…

CCP New CPA-Zicklin Index Flawed: “Like asking a wolf to describe ‘best practices’ for sheep.” By Joe Trotter “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.” The videos debunking CPA’s oft-repeated claims feature former […]

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ICYMI: 5 Facts The Center For Political Accountability Does Not Want You To Know

As the Center for Political Accountability releases another flawed and partisan grading scheme on companies disclosure practices, it is important to recognize the FACTS from investors, boards and management, and the shoddy practices behind tabulating the index and proxy results.  Here’s a look at the latest on ProxyFacts.org, a site examining and debunking common myths spread […]

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Daily Media Links 9/25: The Opacity of “Transparency,” The next Citizens United could affect campaign spending in the states, and more…

In the News More Soft Money Hard Law: The Opacity of “Transparency” By Bob Bauer The Keating-Durbin argument may be primarily about the means by which the Senator was seeking information about the relationship between ALEC and its funders. If the information the Senator wanted was not, rightly or wrongly, available by operation of existing […]

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New CPA-Zicklin Index Flawed

“Like asking a wolf to describe ‘best practices’ for sheep.” ProxyFacts.org releases new videos. For Release: September 25, 2013   Contact: Joe Trotter   Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today criticized the newly released 2013 Center for Political Accountability (CPA-Zicklin) index as a “flawed and partisan measure of corporate accountability.” CCP simultaneously released a […]

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