Washington Post: IRS to propose specific limits on nonprofits’ political activities (In the News)

By Josh Hicks The Center for Competitive Politics was less enthusiastic, saying the Federal Election Commission is better suited for dealing with campaign-finance matters. “The idea that a tax-enforcement agency is getting involved in politics is an extremely dangerous thing,” said David Keating, the group’s president. “It’s not in their area of expertise.” Read more…

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Daily Media Links 6/18: How Politics Led the IRS to Target Conservative Tax-Exempt Applicants for their Political Beliefs, IRS Contempt of Congress, and more…

IRS House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform: How Politics Led the IRS to Target Conservative Tax-Exempt Applicants for their Political Beliefs Staff Report When the President speaks, people listen. The Presidential Bully Pulpit is a unique and indisputably powerful tool available to the President alone to persuade Americans and shape a national agenda. […]

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Daily Media Links 6/17: IRS Scandal Implicates Democrats, A Welcome Decision in SBA List v. Driehaus, and more…

In the News Reason: IRS Scandal Implicates Democrats By A. Barton Hinkle That becomes apparent from a complaint filed this month with the Senate’s ethics committee by the Center for Competitive Politics. The complaint asks the committee to investigate Sens. Carl Levin, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Al Franken, and several others for improperly trying to sway IRS deliberations and […]

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Reaction Round-Up: Lois Lerner’s “Lost” Emails

Investigators and onlookers of the IRS targeting scandal have long expected to find answers to their questions in the emails of Lois Lerner, former Director of the Service’s Exempt Organizations Division. Late Friday afternoon, the IRS announced that, due to a computer crash, it lost 2 years of Lerner’s emails to and from anyone outside […]

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A Welcome Decision in SBA List v. Driehaus

By Allen Dickerson and Zac Morgan It may not be this Term’s flashiest political speech decision, but today’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus is certainly a welcome ruling. While the case did not directly decide the constitutionality of Ohio’s “truth in politics” statute, it paves the way for a […]

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CCP v. Harris: Plaintiff-Appellant Excerpts of Record (Ninth Circuit)

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CCP v. Harris: Plaintiff-Appellant Opening Brief (Ninth Circuit)

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Reason: IRS Scandal Implicates Democrats (In the News)

By A. Barton Hinkle That becomes apparent from a complaint filed this month with the Senate’s ethics committee by the Center for Competitive Politics. The complaint asks thecommittee to investigate Sens. Carl Levin, Dick Durbin, Chuck Schumer, Al Franken, and several others for improperly trying to sway IRS deliberations and obtain confidential taxpayer information. Admittedly, asking the Democrat-controlled committee to investigate Democrats for targeting Republican-leaning groups is a Quixotic […]

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Daily Media Links 6/16: Reader questions Sen. Al Franken’s position on IRS, non-profit groups, The Corruption Sleight of Hand, and more…

In the News Monticello Times: Reader questions Sen. Al Franken’s position on IRS, non-profit groups By Bob Esse And Sen. Franken wrote two times in two separate months pushing the IRS to stop the approvals of these organizations. You do not need to be a partisan person to say it is wrong for someone from the Congress to write […]

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The Corruption Sleight of Hand

Crooked politicians are often the poster boy for greater campaign finance regulation, used to justify every imaginable measure of government control over speech, from caps on donations to what words can appear in political advertising. In the eyes of many who wish to further regulate political speech, simply parading around corrupt officials is often enough […]

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