Talk Media News: FEC foreign money forum draws criticism (In the News)

Ed Zuckerman Federal Election Commissioner Ellen Weintraub drew a former colleague’s criticism for sponsoring a forum that suggests U.S. corporations illegally funnel foreign money into political contributions. The Center for Competitive Politics castigated Weintraub’s selection of participants that fails to include “a single prominent individual not in agreement with Commissioner Weintraub’s well-publicized agenda,” and described […]

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NBC News: Could Taxpayers Be on the Hook for Donald Trump’s Campaign? (In the News)

Jane C. Timm While Trump has previously hinted that he considered public funding, in May he said he was leaning away from it. “I think I’ve ruled it out,” he told the Associated Press. “I don’t like the idea of taking taxpayer money to run a campaign.”… “I can see him as the one guy […]

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Daily Media Links 6/27: IRS Targeting Scandal: Citizens United, Lois Lerner And The $20M Tax Saga That Won’t Go Away, Foreign Contributions Risk Unites Liberals, Conservatives, and more…

In the News NBC News: Could Taxpayers Be on the Hook for Donald Trump’s Campaign? Jane C. Timm While Trump has previously hinted that he considered public funding, in May he said he was leaning away from it. “I think I’ve ruled it out,” he told the Associated Press. “I don’t like the idea of […]

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Daily Media Links 6/24: Is The Left Silencing Free Speech?, Donor Says Trump Campaign Voiced Support for Super PAC, Federal judge overturns Cleveland’s restrictions on RNC protests, and more…

CCP ICYMI: “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence” Forum Criticized Bradley A. Smith and David Keating “This forum makes a mockery of the purpose of the FEC – to be the nonpartisan regulator of campaign finance law,” said CCP Chairman Brad Smith. CCP President David Keating said, “a forum like this is better suited for […]

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Daily Media Links 6/23: Who’s donating to Trump? This bot will tell you., The End of the Great Compromise, Foreign Campaign Money Subject of FEC Forum, and more…

CCP Statement on FEC Commissioner Weintraub’s “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence” Forum Bradley A. Smith and David Keating Debates over corporate political activity and foreign involvement in campaigns are rife with myths that could be discussed, debated, and dispelled in an open discussion. Regrettably, this event will deprive its attendees and participants of the […]

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“Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence” Forum Criticized

Alexandria, VA – The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit defending First Amendment political speech rights, today released a statement on a forum at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) organized by Commissioner Ellen Weintraub entitled “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence.” Weintraub is using government office space and FEC resources to promote the […]

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Statement of Chairman Bradley A. Smith and President David Keating on FEC Commissioner Weintraub’s “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence” Forum

PDF of the statement available here Today, Commissioner Ellen Weintraub has taken the unprecedented step of using her office to organize what is in essence a private forum, to be held at the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Titled “Corporate Political Spending and Foreign Influence,” the release announcing the event states that it “brings together some […]

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CPI: The next ‘Citizens United’ is coming (In the News)

Carrie Levine When asked by the Center for Public Integrity, campaign finance lawyers were more tentative when naming other cases that could bring sweeping change, and forecasting which cases have the potential to reach the U.S. Supreme Court… One, Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, involves a Delaware law that requires groups to reveal their donors’ […]

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Daily Media Links 6/22: New Super-PAC Launches for Donors Who Won’t Back Trump But Loathe Clinton, Donor privacy is dark money? Nonsense!, and more…

In the News CPI: The next ‘Citizens United’ is coming Carrie Levine When asked by the Center for Public Integrity, campaign finance lawyers were more tentative when naming other cases that could bring sweeping change, and forecasting which cases have the potential to reach the U.S. Supreme Court… One, Delaware Strong Families v. Denn, involves […]

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Daily Media Links 6/21: How American Politics Went Insane, Pro-Clinton Super PAC Priorities USA Action Raised $12 Million in May, and more…

Political Parties Atlantic: How American Politics Went Insane Jonathan Rauch I don’t have a quick solution to the current mess, but I do think it would be easy, in principle, to start moving in a better direction. Although returning parties and middlemen to anything like their 19th-century glory is not conceivable—or, in today’s America, even […]

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