Real Clear Politics: First Amendment Rights at Stake in Wis. Political Speech Case (In the News)

By David Keating It is 3 a.m. when the pounding begins. You awake in daze, your dog is barking, your children are frightened and you can hear voices yelling at the front door. You look outside to see armed police officers, poised with a battering ram, ready to break into your home. You run, half-dressed, to the […]

Filed Under: In the News, Newsroom, Published Articles, Scott Blackburn

The Arizona Republic: ‘Dark money’ supporters say secrecy prevents retribution (In the News)

By Rebekah L. Sanders When a political donation becomes controversial, a CEO like Eich can make ends meet while searching for another job, Altman said. But other people don’t have that luxury. When a low-level employee of a Catholic hospital is found to support a pro-abortion group, the consequences are worse, he said. Today’s online records make […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 4/30: Clinton Proposal Could Allow Feds to Ban Book Critical of Clinton Foundation, Supreme Court Rules States Can Bar Judicial Candidates From Soliciting Donations, and more…

In the News Real Clear Politics: First Amendment Rights at Stake in Wis. Political Speech Case By David Keating It is 3 a.m. when the pounding begins. You awake in daze, your dog is barking, your children are frightened and you can hear voices yelling at the front door. You look outside to see armed police officers, […]

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Acton Institute: Proxy Disclosure Resolutions About Politics, Not Transparency (In the News)

By Bruce Edward Walker This past week, The Huffington Post’s Paul Blumenthal offered up a piece of agitprop masquerading as trenchant political analysis. It seems – well, not seems inasmuch as Blumenthal pretty much declares outright – that he isn’t much of a fan of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s antipathy toward shareholder proxy resolutions promoting political spending disclosure policies. Likewise, […]

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Daily Media Links 4/29: Citizens United Lawyer: Why Jeb Bush’s ‘Record Sum’ Might Not Matter, Hillary’s Campaign Finance Proposals Are Pure Hypocrisy, and more…

In the News Acton Institute: Proxy Disclosure Resolutions About Politics, Not Transparency By Bruce Edward Walker This past week, The Huffington Post’s Paul Blumenthal offered up a piece of agitpropmasquerading as trenchant political analysis. It seems – well, not seems inasmuch as Blumenthal pretty much declares outright – that he isn’t much of a fan of the U.S. Chamber of […]

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Daily Media Links 4/28: Could John Chisholm Really Prosecute Scott Walker for Defamation?, Two Gay Men Apologize, Face Boycotts for Talking to Ted Cruz, and more…

Independent Groups Wall Street Journal: Goo-Goo Grief By James Taranto Fallon accuses the Times of peddling “innuendo . . . about Hillary Clinton’s role in this matter.” In this context, a synonym for “innuendo” is “appearance of corruption.” As we noted last week, advocates of so-called campaign-finance reform—Mrs. Clinton is one—argue that such appearances are a sufficient evil to justify […]

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Michigan Live: Do political donors deserve privacy? Michigan debate takes on anonymous giving (In the News)

By Jonathan Oosting LANSING, MI — Anonymous contributions are playing a growing role in U.S. politics, but private donations are not always a bad thing, according to Bradley A. Smith, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. “People have a lot of reasons to want to be private,” said Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics and […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

The Weekly Standard: So, What About Money in Politics? (In the News)

By Jay Cost Second, Citizens United is court-made law and thus lacks democratic legitimacy. The people’s representatives never debated or endorsed it. This makes it an easy target for Democrats looking to preen about good government while lining their pockets. Under our system, of course, the Supreme Court has the authority to rule on the […]

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CNN: Campaign finance debate heats up ahead of 2016 (In the News)

By Theodore Schleifer This latest strand of optimism, though, is just a false hope in professional reformers’ “endless fantasy,” said Bradley Smith, a former chair of the Federal Elections Commission who supports relaxing campaign finance regulations. “It’s like watching Charlie Brown, Lucy and the football,” Smith said, recalling the energy that fizzled when “Granny D” trotted across the […]

Filed Under: In the News, Quotes CCP

Daily Media Links 4/27: Hillary Clinton’s double standard on ‘unaccountable money’, A Better Way to Rein In Lobbying, and more…

In the News Michigan Live: Do political donors deserve privacy? Michigan debate takes on anonymous giving By Jonathan Oosting LANSING, MI — Anonymous contributions are playing a growing role in U.S. politics, but private donations are not always a bad thing, according to Bradley A. Smith, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission. “People have a lot […]

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