The Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit Friday aimed at further chipping away at contribution limits, just as a new CBS News poll found last week that 71% of Americans support such limits.May22
The day of the McCutcheon v. FEC decision that invalidated aggregate contribution limits, Shaun McCutcheon told Politico the decision "helps average Americans a great deal." CRP has a first look at the people blowing past the old limit:: average people like billionaires David Koch and Steve Wynn.May20
Whoa: opponents of VEEP's Selena Meyer have launched a super PAC and new attack ads. Public Campaign spokespeople are available to comment on this troubling development in fake politics. (Tweet from David Donnelly)May19
Make sure to check out Joe Nocera's column in the Times this weekend on Congressman John Sarbanes and the Government By the People Act. It ends:May16
Why is a supposed seniors organization spending thousands of dollars advertising against a federal housing bill that doesn’t target the elderly? Unsurprisingly: ideological, pro-corporate interests. In this instance, the Koch Brothers-connected (but not always loyal) 60 Plus Association used Medicare as a cover for its true agenda: fully privatizing the secondary mortgage market that is currently primarily covered by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.May14May13
Oh, Washington: "So on May 21, the golf lobby is bringing out golf legend Jack Nicklaus (we hear Boehner keeps a book about the fellow Buckeye golf great on his desk) to speak at its Congressional Tee Time breakfast. Then lawmakers and staffers can learn golf tips from a PGA teacher at an all-day exhibit on Capitol Hill."May12May09
Nick Nyhart on Justice Stevens' and Senator Udall's Efforts to End "a Constitutional Right to Bribery"
Public Campaign President and CEO Nick Nyhart went on 920 KVEC’s Dave Congalton Show Wednesday to talk about retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens’ and U.S. Senator Tom Udall’s (D-N.M.) proposed constitutional amendments. Nyhart summarized the possible amendments, their differences, and why public financing is a critical part of any changes in campaign finance laws.
On the democratic crisis that has born these two amendment proposals, Nyhart said:
Our citizenship should grant us equal access to government, but nearly half of Americans would be bankrupted by making a maximum donation to a federal candidate. Underscoring this fact, this April, two well-received publications further cracked the façade of American democratic accountability and economic mobility.