Proposed IRS Nonprofit Rules Violate Paperwork Reduction Act

Estimated burden is “wildly off the mark” For Release: January 24, 2013  Contact: Joe Trotter  Phone: 210-352-0055 (Cell) Alexandria, Va. – Proposed IRS rules on social welfare groups violate the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) because the estimated recordkeeping burden “is excessively low and wildly off the mark,” according to comments filed by the Center for Competitive Politics […]

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McCutcheon Decision — When?

Someone emailed me to ask when The Supreme Court might rule in the McCutcheon case.  Of course, no one knows. However, we can guess. Of the eleven cases argued last October, seven have been resolved, though no major cases have been decided during this term. If it takes as long as Citizens United, that would […]

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In the News: Mint Press News: Less-Than-Perfect Prophet Cuomo Trumpets State Campaign Finance Reform

By Frederick Reese This week saw the fourth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. The ruling reversed a lower court’s ruling that banned the airing and advertising of a film critical to then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on broadcast television. … “Citizens United has become the all-purpose boogeyman,” […]

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CCP Welcomes External Relations Associate Kelsey Drapkin

The Center for Competitive Politics is pleased to welcome Kelsey Drapkin to our team as an External Relations Associate. Kelsey spent the past two summers interning for The Blaze in Dallas, Texas, gaining experience with deadline research and writing as well as the unpredictable nature of live television and radio. She is currently a junior […]

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Center for Competitive Politics: Proposed IRS Nonprofit Rules Violate Paperwork Reduction Act

Proposed IRS rules on social welfare groups violate the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) because the estimated recordkeeping burden “is excessively low and wildly off the mark,” according to comments filed by the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and IRS. The comments warn that “The IRS may not proceed to a final […]

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Daily Media Links 1/23: Citizens United Decision Fulfilled Earl Warren’s First Amendment Vision, Remy: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Citizens United, Asking If Obama Schmoozes Enough Is the Wrong Question, and more…

In the News Reason: Citizens United Decision Fulfilled Earl Warren’s First Amendment Vision By Zac Morgan Four years have come and gone since the Supreme Court handed down Citizens United v. FEC, striking down a federal law that prohibited a corporation from showing a movie critical of then-Senator Hillary Clinton shortly before the first round of […]

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In the News: Bradwarthen.com: Making ‘Citizens United’ hip, glib, funny and nonthreatening

By Brad Warthen I just got around to this video from yesterday celebrating the Citizens United decision four years and one day ago. Yes, I said, “celebrating.” As in, “Yippee!,” as opposed to what I usually hear about it, which is more in the Egon Spengler range, as in, “Try to imagine all life as […]

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Daily Media Links 1/22: Four Years Later: Citizens United Has Created More Competitive Elections, Citizens United Four Years Later, `Free Speech’ or `Legalized Bribery’, Citizens United is 4, world inexplicably has not ended yet, and more…

In the News The Libertarian Republic: Four Years Later: Citizens United Has Created More Competitive Elections By Joe Trotter The Supreme Court’s decision overturned blatantly unconstitutional parts of a law designed to prevent freedom of association among individuals with the purpose of speaking out about politics. At its core, Citizens United was about whether the government could ban a nonprofit […]

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In the News: The Libertarian Republic: Rhode Island Governor Candidates Seeking To Curb Free Speech

By Joe Trotter The “people’s pledge” is a cute trick that benefits politicians in three ways.  First, publicly rejecting the Citizens United decision gains candidates press and public goodwill.  In this case, each candidate in the Rhode Island gubernatorial race who has publicly called for the “people’s pledge” now has a Providence Journal article fawning over the move. Second, if the “pledge” is successful, […]

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In the News: Reason: Remy: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Citizens United

By Nick Gillespie The controversial Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which struck down many restrictions on campaign finance practices, is four years old. When the ruling came down, blowhards such as Keith Olbermann (then on MSNBC) railed that it was “our Dred Scott,” likening it to the notorious and despicable antebellum ruling that blacks had no rights whites need respect. The […]

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