Reason: Remy: What are the Chances? (An IRS Love Song)

Remy weighs the odds of finding true love and, like a well-timed IRS hard drive failure, finds a higher power at work. 

Filed Under: Blog, IRS and the Tea Party

Daily Media Links 7/29: DoubleSpeak: “Campaign Finance Reform,” Moment of Zen: DISCLOSE Act 2014 Edition, and more…

CCP DoubleSpeak: “Campaign Finance Reform” By Scott Blackburn The pro-“campaign finance reform” community, however, is not thinking of “campaign finance reform” as a fundamental change to the way campaigns are financed. In Washington-speak, “campaign finance reform” is a tool for dealing with threats. Usually, of course, these are deemed “threats to democracy” but, from the perspective of […]

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Patriotic Veterans v. Indiana: Plaintiff's Citation of Supplemental Authority (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana)

Patriotic Veterans v. Indiana: Notice of Supplemental Authority Exhibit A-1

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DoubleSpeak: "Campaign Finance Reform"

This is the first in a series of posts analyzing the language used in debates about campaign finance laws and regulations. Supporters of increased regulation of campaign financing, like all public policy advocates, have a specific lexicon that they use in order to bolster their arguments and convince the public that action is needed. Unfortunately, […]

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Daily Media Links 7/28: Senator McConnell Calls the DISCLOSE Act as it is – A Vehicle for Intimidation, “More Speech, Not Enforced Silence,” and more…

CCP   Senator McConnell Calls the DISCLOSE Act as it is – A Vehicle for Intimidation Watch…   “More Speech, Not Enforced Silence” By Brennan Mancil The value of money in politics is inestimable. Constitutional rights aside, campaign spending enables challengers to compete against entrenched incumbents, individuals to voice their political opinions, and buttresses competition in […]

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Moment of Zen: DISCLOSE Act 2014 Edition

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“More Speech, Not Enforced Silence”

For the past seven weeks, I have had the pleasure of working for the Center for Competitive Politics, the nation’s largest organization dedicated solely to protecting First Amendment political rights. My conviction to promote free political speech drew me there, and my fervent adherence to the Constitution kept me engaged. In my work, I saw […]

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Senator McConnell Calls the DISCLOSE Act as it is – A Vehicle for Intimidation

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Daily Media Links 7/25: Lawsuits tackle Lois Lerner syndrome among state attorneys general, U.S. Senate candidate Land discloses joint account, but questions remain, and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Lawsuits tackle Lois Lerner syndrome among state attorneys general Mark J. Fitzgibbons Lawsuits have been filed against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and California AG Kamala Harris over their alleged violations of donor nondisclosure laws. Schneiderman has been an outspoken critic of Citizens United. Ideologically, Harris is an Obama clone who is […]

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Senator Lauds “Deterrent Effect” of Bill Designed to Deter Nonprofit Speech

At a hearing yesterday on the DISCLOSE Act, Senator Chuck Schumer doubled down on a previous statement he made in 2010 when introducing the original iteration of the legislation about how the “deterrent effect” of disclosure on political speech “should not be underestimated,” saying: “Let me tell you, I think it’s good when somebody is trying […]

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