Daily Media Links 12/21: Senate sends $1.8 trillion deal to Obama, New Anti-Trump Super PAC Launches — to Flog Trump on Putin Nod, and more…

In the News Politico: White House surrenders on ‘dark money’ regulation Katy O’Donnell “From the Obama administration’s point of view, nothing was going to happen this election cycle … it was going to happen after he was done anyway,” said David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, which supports the rider. “And going […]

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An Embarrassment at the FEC

If you want to know why things seem so contentious at the Federal Election Commission, we would call your attention to a recent Statement of Reasons by Commissioners Ann Ravel and Ellen Weintraub. Last month, in MUR 6535, the Commission reached a conciliation agreement with Restore Our Future, a Super PAC that advocated the election of […]

Filed Under: Blog, Brad Smith, Ann Ravel, Charlie Spies, coordination, ellen weintraub, FEC, federal election commission, Restore Our Future

Daily Media Links 12/18: Free Speech and the Freedom Caucus, Conservatives, transparency win! GAB settles lawsuit, agrees to open up its secrets, and more…

CCP Seven Pro-Free Speech Provisions in Omnibus and Tax Extenders Deal The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) today released a fact sheet praising seven provisions in the Omnibus appropriations and tax extenders bills that protect or enhance First Amendment free speech and association rights… “Each of these measures would provide important new protections for First […]

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Seven Pro-Free Speech Provisions in Omnibus and Tax Extenders Deal

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit working to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition, today released a fact sheet praising seven provisions in the Omnibus appropriations and tax extenders bills that protect or enhance First Amendment free speech and association rights. To read CCP’s fact sheet, click here. Among […]

Filed Under: Blog, IRS, Press Releases, Gift Tax, Omnibus, SEC, Tax Extenders

Omnibus and Tax Extenders Bills Contain Seven Provisions Safeguarding Free Speech

On December 16, 2015, Democrats and Republicans in Congress struck a deal on omnibus spending and Tax Extenders legislation. Lawmakers should be lauded for including seven provisions in these bills that protect or enhance First Amendment free speech and free association rights, including the constitutionally-protected right of private giving to advocate for social change. Specifically, […]

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The Blaze: New IRS Rule a Gift to Hackers and Ruthless Politicians (In the News)

Mario Diaz Free speech is very clearly an issue here. Similar attempts to muzzle and restrict political involvement are growing around the country. Just recently, Concerned Women of America submitted a brief to the Supreme Court asking the justices to address similar issues in a California case (Center for Competitive Politics v. Harris) where Attorney […]

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Daily Signal: Campaign Finance Measure Opposed by Conservatives Kept Out of Spending Deal (In the News)

Melissa Quinn “It was strongly pro-First Amendment, and so we’d like to see more free speech, and the campaign finance law provided for it,” he said in an interview with The Daily Signal of McConnell’s measure. Keating continued: “I’m optimistic that it’s going to pass in the near future. To my mind, it’s not a […]

Filed Under: In the News, Newsroom, Quotes CCP

Washington Free Beacon: Free Speech Groups Hail First Amendment Wins in Congressional Deal (In the News)

Lachlan Markay David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, joked that the provision could be dubbed “the Lois Lerner Memorial Act of 2015.” “I think the investigators were really frustrated that they didn’t get [Lerner’s] emails,” Keating said in an interview. “It also raises security issues. The tax laws have a lot of […]

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Daily Media Links 12/17: Spending bill bars IRS and others from forcing political disclosure, Jeb Bush’s TV Ad Campaign Is Becoming a Historic Profile in Futility, and more…

In the News Washington Free Beacon: Free Speech Groups Hail First Amendment Wins in Congressional Deal Lachlan Markay David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive Politics, joked that the provision could be dubbed “the Lois Lerner Memorial Act of 2015.” “I think the investigators were really frustrated that they didn’t get [Lerner’s] emails,” Keating […]

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Comments to IRS on NPRM, REG-138344-13 (Nonprofit Donor SSN Reporting)

Via Federal eRulemaking Portal The Hon. John A. Koskinen Commissioner of Internal Revenue CC:PA:LPD:PR (REG-138344-13) Room 5203 Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 7604, Ben Franklin Station Washington, DC 20044 RE:      Comments on IRS NPRM, REG-138344-13 Dear Commissioner Koskinen: The Center for Competitive Politics (“CCP”) submits these comments in response to the above-referenced Notice of Proposed […]

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