Did Lessig Fudge the Numbers?

“Veritas” was the Roman goddess of truth and the mother of Virtue. The Harvard University motto today is “Veritas,” – truth – but as in many things academic, some push the limits of that definition, perhaps harder than most would readily accept. Last summer, Harvard Professor Larry Lessig said he would run for president if he raised $1 million […]

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Daily Media Links 10/30: Ted Cruz ‘Super PAC’ Deploys Email Subject Line in Effort to Reach New Donors, The Republican campaign to impeach the IRS commissioner: What comes next, and more…

Independent Groups New York Times: Ted Cruz ‘Super PAC’ Deploys Email Subject Line in Effort to Reach New Donors Nick Corasaniti Like many other candidates, he has a “super PAC” supporting him, Make DC Listen, which is also helping to capitalize on the momentum. The group sent out an email Thursday morning calling for donations. […]

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Daily Media Links 10/29: Rubio casts mainstream media as super PAC for Clinton, Democrats, F.E.C. Lawyers Say Common Tactics by ‘Super PACs’ Should Not Be Allowed, and more…

Independent Groups Washington Times: Rubio casts mainstream media as super PAC for Clinton, Democrats Seth McLaughlin The rise of super PACs, which can raise unlimited amounts of money on behalf of a presidential candidate but cannot coordinate with their campaigns, have come under fire from members of both parties — including Donald J. Trump, who […]

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Daily Media Links 10/28: Impeaching the IRS Director, Justice Anthony Kennedy Loathes the Term ‘Swing Vote’, and more…

CCP Comments to FEC on Notice 2015-09 Rulemaking Petition: Independent Spending by Corporations, Labor Organizations, Foreign Nationals, and Certain Political Committees (Citizens United) Allen Dickerson For the reasons set forth below, the Center believes that these topics are not appropriate subjects for rulemaking at this time. Petitioners overstate both the FEC’s statutory authority to regulate […]

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Comments to FEC on Notice 2015-10: Rulemaking Petition: Contributions From Corporations and Other Organizations to Political Committees

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION SYSTEM Robert M. Knop Assistant General Counsel Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20463 RE: Notice 2015-10: Rulemaking Petition: Contributions From Corporations and Other Organizations to Political Committees Dear Mr. Knop: These comments are submitted on behalf of the Center for Competitive Politics (“the Center”)[1] in response to Notice […]

Filed Under: Blog, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Disclosure, Disclosure Comments, External Relations Comments and Testimony, Federal, Federal Comments and Testimony, Money in Politics, federal election commission, foreign nationals, Make Your Laws PAC

Comments to FEC on Notice 2015-09 Rulemaking Petition: Independent Spending by Corporations, Labor Organizations, Foreign Nationals, and Certain Political Committees (Citizens United)

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION SYSTEM Amy L. Rothstein Assistant General Counsel Federal Election Commission 999 E Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20463 RE: Comments on Notice 2015-09 Rulemaking Petition: Independent Spending by Corporations, Labor Organizations, Foreign Nationals, and Certain Political Committees (Citizens United) Dear Ms. Rothstein: These comments are submitted on behalf of the Center for Competitive […]

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Daily Media Links 10/27: John Doe Goes to Washington, Judge: School’s Facebook post a campaign contribution, and more…

Wisconsin ‘John Doe’ Wall Street Journal: John Doe Goes to Washington Editorial Board The John Doe team searched the digital cache for information related to their now-discredited theory of campaign-finance coordination, but they didn’t stop there. The Milwaukee District Attorney’s office, run by Democrat John Chisholm, sent GAB staff a spreadsheet of search terms that […]

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Washington Examiner: Progressive activists attempt to silence the business community (In the News)

Brad Smith & Scott Blackburn Should businesses engage in political activity to protect jobs, fight unnecessary regulations or reduce costs? Most Americans think so. Ninety-eight percent of Americans say if they ran a company facing burdensome laws and regulations, they would take some sort of political action. Even corporate lobbying is supported by large majorities […]

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Daily Media Links 10/26: DOJ closes IRS investigation with no charges, Which kinds of campaign donations lead to more polarized legislatures? You’ll be surprised by the answer., and more…

In the News Washington Examiner: Progressive activists attempt to silence the business community Brad Smith & Scott Blackburn Should businesses engage in political activity to protect jobs, fight unnecessary regulations or reduce costs? Most Americans think so. Ninety-eight percent of Americans say if they ran a company facing burdensome laws and regulations, they would take […]

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Daily Media Links 10/23: Conservative PACs Turn Attack on G.O.P. Leaders Into Fund-Raising Tool, With New SEC Nominees, 4 of 5 Commissioners Would Be Women, and more…

Independent Groups New York Times: Conservative PACs Turn Attack on G.O.P. Leaders Into Fund-Raising Tool Eric Lipton and Jennifer Steinhauer “This is clearly an organized effort and an attempt by these groups to raise money for themselves,” said Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, who added that she was the target of a similar attack […]

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