Wall Street Journal (LTE): Is Mandatory Voting an Idea Whose Time Has Come? (In the News)

By David Keating Of course, President Obama failed to note that Australia’s campaign finance laws make the court’s ruling in Citizens United look timid by comparison. Australia allows unlimited donations to candidates and parties, and donations from corporations or even foreigners are allowed. Here, such donations are banned for federal candidates. Australians can claim a tax deduction of $1,166 for donations […]

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Daily Media Links 3/31: In Reid Retirement, Questions for Top Super PAC, Cruz claims GOP leadership blocked his fundraising after shutdown, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal (LTE): Is Mandatory Voting an Idea Whose Time Has Come?  By David Keating Of course, President Obama failed to note that Australia’s campaign finance laws make the court’s ruling in Citizens United look timid by comparison. Australia allows unlimited donations to candidates and parties, and donations from corporations or even foreigners are allowed. […]

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Daily Media Links 3/30: Despite Citizens United, elections aren’t a good investment for corporations, U.S. Chamber doubling down on political juggernaut, and more…

IRS Breitbart: In Defense of Independent Speech By David Bossie In the five years since the Supreme Court decided Citizens United vs. F.E.C.,  liberal special interests have attempted to silence independent speech and the voices of non-profit organizations. Their radical agenda has been embraced by President Obama and Democrats in Congress.  Sadly, these efforts to blunt the First Amendment […]

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CSG v. Gessler: Plaintiff-Appellee’s Answer Brief (10th Circuit)

CSG v. Gessler: Plaintiff-Appellee’s Answer Brief (10th Circuit)   Download PDF here.

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Missouri House Bill 188: A Grave Threat to Nonprofits’ Speech

Missouri House Bill 188:  A Grave Threat to Nonprofits’ Speech The Center for Competitive Politics[1] writes to comment on several very serious constitutional and practical problems raised by a vaguely written provision in House Bill 188 that attempts to regulate nonprofit organizations as “committees,” should they satisfy certain requirements related to their activities and expenditures. […]

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CSG v. Gessler: Secretary of State’s Answering Brief (Colorado Supreme Court)

Secretary of State’s Answering Brief (CO Supreme Court)   Download PDF here.

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Daily Caller: Fixing Politics By Force Won’t Work (In the News)

By Luke Wachob The president is likely correct that more active and attentive voters would make it even harder than it currently is for politicians to betray their constituents’ interests in favor of the positions of financial supporters. Academic research shows that campaign contributions are less predictive of how politicians vote on bills than other factors (“Indicators of party, ideology, […]

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Daily Media Links 3/27: There’s an IRS Investigation That’s Bipartisan and Leak-Free. Really., Clinton backers hosted her ‘official’ Senate events, and more…

In the News Daily Caller: Fixing Politics By Force Won’t Work   By Luke Wachob The president is likely correct that more active and attentive voters would make it even harder than it currently is for politicians to betray their constituents’ interests in favor of the positions of financial supporters. Academic research shows that campaign contributions are less predictive […]

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ABC: Why the 2016 Presidential Candidates Are Waiting to Jump In (In the News)

By Chris Good Candidates want to post the biggest fundraising totals they can, especially early in a campaign, in order to appear strong, impress donors and prove they’re viable. For that reason, it makes sense to wait until the beginning of a quarter to start raising money. “I’d expect a lot of them to announce in early […]

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Daily Media Links 3/26: Super-PAC Strategies for 2016 Success, Scott Walker Is His Own Best Political Operative, and That’s a Problem, and more

In the News ABC: Why the 2016 Presidential Candidates Are Waiting to Jump In  By Chris Good Candidates want to post the biggest fundraising totals they can, especially early in a campaign, in order to appear strong, impress donors and prove they’re viable. For that reason, it makes sense to wait until the beginning of a […]

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