In the News: PR Newswire: Supreme Court Must Step in to Protect Americans’ Freedom of Speech

By PRNewswire The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) recently filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court to protect the free-speech rights of Edmund Corsi — an ordinary Ohio citizen whom state officials have ruled should have registered with the State before blogging and printing fliers about political issues in his community. An internal conference of […]

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Daily Media Links 9/19: Media Watch: How Not to Report the News, Tea party wants socialist treatment, and more…

CCP Media Watch: How Not to Report the News  By Brad Smith But why does the author feel compelled to note that this is a “party line vote”? It is, but not in the way implied – the 3 Republicans voted to allow the DGA to go forward, the 2 Democrats voted no. The implication is […]

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Appeals Court Acquits Tom DeLay

This morning a Texas Appeals Court acquitted former Congressman Tom DeLay of charges of “judgments convicting him of the offenses of money laundering of funds of $100,000 or more and conspiracy to commit money laundering of funds of $100,000 or more.” The Court concluded that “The fundamental problem with the State’s case was its failure […]

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In the News: Wyoming Liberty: WyLiberty Arguments Prevail in Important Free Speech Case

By Steve Klein The Third Court of Appeals of Texas ruled in Delay v. Texas today that evidence used to convict Tom DeLay of money laundering and conspiracy in 2010 was insufficient, overturning the verdict. The court relied on an argument put forth by WyLiberty attorneys Benjamin Barr and Stephen Klein in a friend-of-the-court brief …. […]

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Daily Media Links 9/18: New Timeline Outlines History of the IRS Scandal, CCP’s Response to Sen. Durbin’s Request for Information, and more…

CCP New Timeline Outlines History of the IRS Scandal By Joe Trotter The Center for Competitive Politics released a timeline today about the events leading up to and surrounding the IRS targeting scandal, in which the Agency targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny in its review of tax exemption applications. The timeline examines a wide variety of actions by […]

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In the News: CNBC: Top court to rule on political spending limits

By Mark Koba The Supreme Court agreed earlier this year to hear the case [McCutcheon v. FEC] after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the contribution limits already in place, by dismissing the lawsuit in September of 2012. In its ruling, the lower court said that “the government may justify aggregate […]

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Daily Media Links 9/17: Sen. Dick Durbin’s Senate hearing aims to suppress ALEC donors, ‘Citizens’ Ruling Spurred Fears at IRS of Tea-Party Challenge, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Sen. Dick Durbin’s Senate hearing aims to suppress ALEC donors  By David Keating To recipients of a letter Durbin sent to about 300 groups in connection with his hearing, the intimidating message was clear: Stop supporting the American Legislative Council (ALEC), a bipartisan group of conservative-leaning state legislators. Because ALEC once supported stand-your-ground laws, Durbin wants […]

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In the News: Washington Examiner: Sen. Dick Durbin’s Senate hearing aims to suppress ALEC donors

Washington Examiner: Sen. Dick Durbin’s Senate hearing aims to suppress ALEC donors  By David Keating …To recipients of a letter Durbin sent to about 300 groups in connection with his hearing, the intimidating message was clear: Stop supporting the American Legislative Council (ALEC), a bipartisan group of conservative-leaning state legislators. Because ALEC once supported stand-your-ground […]

Filed Under: In the News, IRS and the Tea Party, Issues, Newsroom, Published Articles

Media Watch: How Not to Report the News

Here’s a great example of reporting that is not specifically inaccurate, but is highly misleading, and it would appear intentionally so. From The Baltimore Sun (FEC clears path for new DGA offshoot): — The Federal Election Commission deadlocked Thursday over a proposal by the Democratic Governors Association to set up an organization that could engage in federal elections — a […]

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Campaign Finance Reform: “Good Government” as Intention, Rather than Result

We have often commented on the lack of any connection between campaign finance “reformers” apparent definition of success and any connection to actually having “healthy campaigns in a healthy democracy” or “good government.” The latest exhibit comes from Mark Schmitt, writing in the New Republic. Schmidt says that New York City’s primary elections show that […]

Filed Under: Blog, bill de blasio, healthy campaigns, healthy democracy, mark schmitt, michael bloomberg, New Republic, New York City, public funding

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