National Review: Rand Paul Does Respect the Constitution (In the News)

By Bradley A. Smith It is true that the Supreme Court has held, in Richardson v. Ramirez, that states may disenfranchise felons. In recognition of that decision, and the principles of federalism, Senator Paul proposes only to set standards for federal elections — that is, Congress and the presidency — and not state elections. The authority for Congress to […]

Filed Under: Communications, In the News, Newsroom, Published Articles

Daily Media Links 6/30: Oberweis Continues Push for Special Investigation, “Risky Business? Political Spending, Shareholder Approval, and Stock Volatility”, and more…

In the News WBGZ: Oberweis Continues Push for Special Investigation By Dave Dahl “There’s a respected free-speech organization called the Center for Competitive Politics which just this month filed a Senate ethics complaint against Durbin and eight other Democrat senators for politicizing the IRS,” continues Oberweis.  “Let’s not forget Dick Durbin’s central role in this scandal: he was […]

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WBGZ: Oberweis Continues Push for Special Investigation (In the News)

By Dave Dahl “There’s a respected free-speech organization called the Center for Competitive Politics which just this month filed a Senate ethics complaint against Durbin and eight other Democrat senators for politicizing the IRS,” continues Oberweis.  “Let’s not forget Dick Durbin’s central role in this scandal: he was one of the Democrat U. S. senators wanting the IRS […]

Filed Under: Communications, In the News, Newsroom, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 6/27: Huffington Post Not Aware that People Communicated Before Email, “Risky Business? Political Spending, Shareholder Approval, and Stock Volatility,” and more…

CCP IRS Scandal: Huffington Post Not Aware that People Communicated Before Email By Brad Smith Rep. Darrell Issa has issued a subpoena to the Federal Election Commission for all “communications sent or received from Lois G. Lerner” since January 1, 1986. A bit of overkill? Perhaps, although we can hardly blame the Congressman, given Lerner’s invocation of the Fifth […]

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IRS Scandal: Huffington Post Not Aware that People Communicated Before Email

Rep. Darrell Issa has issued a subpoena to the Federal Election Commission for all “communications sent or received from Lois G. Lerner” since January 1, 1986. A bit of overkill? Perhaps, although we can hardly blame the Congressman, given Lerner’s invocation of the Fifth Amendment, misleading statements by top IRS political appointees about what they […]

Filed Under: Blog, Huffington Post, IRS and the Tea Party, irs scandal, Issa, Jennifer Bendery, Lerner email, Lois Lerner

Daily Media Links 6/26: Democrats Are Trying to Rewrite the First Amendment, Obama’s Effort to Dismiss IRS Scandal Backfires, and more…

Amending the First Amendment The American Spectator: Democrats Are Trying to Rewrite the First Amendment By Josh Blackman Trumping the cherished ten words, “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech,” the amendment would make the Constitution read, “Congress shall have power to regulate the raising and spending of money and in-kind equivalents with respect to Federal elections.” […]

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Daily Media Links 6/25: “Voxsplaining” the IRS Scandal, IRS Admits Wrongdoing, to Pay $50,000 in Leaking of Marriage Group’s Tax Return, and more…

CCP “Voxsplaining” the IRS Scandal By Luke Wachob After misrepresenting the source of confusion in the existing rules, Vox wrongly claims that the IRS proposal would have addressed the problem. What the proposal actually would have done is exacerbate the problem by introducing a new term, “candidate-related political activity,” that would essentially apply a different definition of […]

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“Voxsplaining” the IRS Scandal

The enlightened ones at Vox deemed the IRS scandal worthy of their peculiar brand of explanation last week in a piece titled “The IRS scandal shows the IRS needs a bigger budget.” While its many flaws have been dissected elsewhere, and subsequent Vox coverage of the scandal has been equally sloppy, there’s one argument in […]

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Daily Media Links 6/24: Flag-desecration and First Amendment hypocrisy in the US Senate, About Those Missing Emails, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Flag-desecration and First Amendment hypocrisy in the US Senate By Luke Wachob Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., explained her opposition to the flag desecration amendment by saying, “I cannot support an Amendment to the United States Constitution which would, for the first time in our nation’s history, narrow the reach of the First Amendment guarantee of […]

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The Augusta Chronicle: Purely partisan ‘reform’ (In the News)

Editorial The other senators listed in the Center for Competitive Politics’ complaint: Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H.; Al Franken, D-Minn.; and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. “Richard Nixon faced impeachment charges for attempting to use the IRS for political purposes,” said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics. […]

Filed Under: Amending Press Release/In the News/Blog, Anti-Regulation, Communications, In the News, Newsroom, Quotes CCP

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