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Daily Media Links 5/1: Romney’s Big-Dollar ‘Bundlers’ Stay Anonymous, President Obama and Bill Clinton: BFF?, and more…

Independent groups Politico: Restore Our Future cleans its YouTube channel of negative primary spots       By MAGGIE HABERMAN Restore Our Future, the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC that played a crucial role in bringing Newt Gingrich’s poll numbers back down to earth with a string of negative spots in Iowa, has scrubbed its YouTube channel […]

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Daily Media Links 4/30: Will McCain Fight For Campaign Finance Reform?, Republicans Support ‘Disclose Act’ … Next Year, and more…

In the News Wall Street Journal: The New Rules for Political Donations  By Rachel Louise Ensign To give, “the donor should contact the super PACs he thinks may be ideologically in tune with him. Like when you give to any organization, you have to do due diligence,” says David Keating, president of the Center for Competitive […]

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Daily Media Links 4/27: Money Won’t Win Presidency but It Might Buy Congress, Mark Pryor Contributor Cops to Internship Flub, and more…

Independent groups ABC News: Forget Super PAC’s, Outside Spending By Non-Profits, Businesses, Is Way More Secretive By Elizabeth Hartfield However,  there is another group of spenders who have been actively participating in the campaign cycle: non-profit groups and other businesses.  According to figures from the Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG),  nonprofits and business groups have […]

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Daily Media Links 4/26: Mystery Internship Plagues Pryor, Donors ‘coming out of the woodwork’, and more…

Independent groups Washington Post, Blog: Americans hate super PACs. But will they vote against them? By Chris Cilizza Look no further than the Utah Republican Party convention over the weekend. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) took a strong majority of the vote and nearly avoided having to go to a June primary with his opponent — […]

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Daily Media Links 4/25: An Unlikely Coalition in New York Pushes Cuomo on Public Finance, and more…

In the News Politico: Legal experts question theory of Edwards case  By Robin Bravender “Government officials should not be stretching laws beyond their normal meaning to get people just because they don’t like those people, because they want to get a nice scalp,” said former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith, a conservative.    Read more… Politico: Is John […]

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Daily Media Links 4/24: White Gloves Not Needed, RNC knocks Obama over lobbyist coziness, and more…

Independent groups Institute for Justice: Who Wants to Overturn Citizens United? Self-Serving Elected Officials. By Bill Maurer Who, exactly, are the “grassroots” to which they refer? According to the story, 14 people spoke at the press conference. Of the 14, 13 were elected officials; one was a private citizen.  Read more… Washington Post: How to beat Citizens […]

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Daily Media Links 4/23: Liberals should leave our First Amendment alone,Struggling Obama super-PAC asks Clinton for help, and more…

Independent groups Washington Examiner: Liberals should leave our First Amendment alone Editorial The U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment has long been understood to protect the political speech of the American people, individually and in groups, from government interference. But today’s Democrats, evidently upset that there is too much political speech going on in the election process, […]

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Daily Media Links 4/20: Dirty political money, Shady super PAC riles GOP , and more…

In the News NY Post: Dirty political money  by Brad Smith What is surprising is that they’re holding up the New York City campaign-finance model as an example of a successful system.    Read more… CCP Congratulations Chip Mellor, 2012 Bradley Prize Winner  CCP congratulates William H. “Chip” Mellor, President of the Institute for Justice, on […]

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Daily Media Links 4/19: Citizens United Amendment Sponsors Look to Grassroots, Push to Overturn Citizens United, and more…

Independent groups National Journal, Influence Alley: Citizens United Amendment Sponsors Look to Grassroots by Andrew Joseph The sponsors of several constitutional amendments that would overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision said on Wednesday they were a long time away from achieving their goal but encouraged by the growing grassroots support.  Read more… US News: Progressives Push […]

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Daily Media Links 4/18: One Donor Gave One-Third of Pro-Republican Group’s Funds, Pro-Obama super PAC runs ad bashing Mitt Romney, and more…

Independent groups Bloomberg: One Donor Gave One-Third of Pro-Republican Group’s Funds by Heidi Przybyla and Jonathan D. Salant Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies, a nonprofit group affiliated with Republican adviser Karl Rove, got more than one-third of its revenue in the last seven months of 2011 from a single, unidentified donor, according to documents filed with the […]

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