Roll Call: “Conventions or Ailing Kids? Bill Trade-Off Not as Simple as It Looks”

The Senate yesterday passed legislation by voice vote to repeal a portion of the presidential financing system. The bill, H.R. 2019, passed earlier in the House, purports to provide for a 10-year pediatric research initiative, but in reality the bill does not provide any actual increased funds to conduct pediatric research. At the same time, …

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NY Times Editorial: “The Line at the ‘Super PAC’ Trough”

The Times editorial discusses the dangers of individual candidate Super PACs and endorses the Empowering Citizens Act, introduced by Representatives David Price and Chris Van Hollen, as legislation to deal with this dangerous problem. According to the editorial, “This election year will be the moment when individual candidate super PACs – a form of legalized …

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NY Times Editorial: “The Cash Continues”

The New York Times The Cash Committee By the Editorial Board– The House Financial Services Committee has grown so large that a highly unusual fourth row of seats had to be installed in the committee room. Every term, scores of members, particularly freshmen, demand a seat on the panel — not because they have a …

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NY Times Editorial: “A New Danger to Campaign Law”

The New York Times A New Danger to Campaign Law By the Editorial Board– Republican operatives are charging forward with their efforts to sabotage the Federal Election Commission in its lawful obligation to police campaign abuses. The six-member commission is evenly divided between the two parties, but the Republican vice chairman, Donald McGahn, has spent …

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The Washington Post: Hidden campaign cash

The Washington Post Hidden campaign cash By Editorial Board December 6, 2012 THE CAMPAIGN is over, but the broken campaign finance system remains. The flood of money into politics in the past two years, including millions of dollars from hidden donors, was unlike anything since the post-Watergate reforms of the 1970s and will only grow …

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