• Apr18

    Clips Round-up for 4/18/14

    Submitted by on Apr 18, 2014

    So what do we call "joint fundraising committees" that'll probably become more popular in a post-McCutcheon world? Washington Post's Matea Gold says the winner of her contest is FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub's "max-PACs."

  • Apr17

    Clips Round-up for 4/17/14

    Submitted by on Apr 17, 2014

    As you begin flipping through the paper filings of Senate fundraising reports, do read Michael Beckel's latest for CPI on the e-filing fight in the Senate. And who's to blame? Sen. Tester's spokesperson says Mitch McConnell has “objected to passing the bill by unanimous consent."

  • Apr16

    Clips Round-up for 4/16/14

    Submitted by on Apr 16, 2014

    Washington Post: "Wealthy political donors pumped millions of dollars into Democratic and Republican super PACs in the first quarter of the year — a sign that independent political groups will once again have a large impact on this year’s midterm contests."

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  • Apr15

    Clips Round-up for 4/15/14

    Submitted by on Apr 15, 2014

    This little nugget in a recent profile of Sen. Mitch McConnell is so good.

  • Apr11

    Clips Round-up for 4/11/14

    Submitted by on Apr 11, 2014

    Really tough New York Times editorial this morning on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the Moreland Commission, and his failure to pass a comprehensive public financing package: "Nine months ago, Gov.

  • Apr10

    Clips Round-up for 4/10/14

    Submitted by on Apr 10, 2014

    Oh wow, US Attorney Bharara laid into Gov. Cuomo for ending the anti-corruption Moreland Commission as part of the budget negotiations. New York Times: "The move by the United States attorney, Preet Bharara, amounted to an unusual rebuke of Mr.

  • Apr09

    Clips Round-up for 4/9/14

    Submitted by on Apr 09, 2014

    Classic Washington story of the day from Jon Ralston: Before former Rep. Mary Bono Mack become a strong supporter of internet gambling, she talked to Sheldon Adelson's people about working with him to oppose it.

  • Apr08

    Clips Round-up for 4/8/14

    Submitted by on Apr 08, 2014

    Rick Hasen's latest piece on McCutcheon v. FEC is worth the read: "But just as significant is the court’s reasoning — which could well lead to courts striking down what remain of campaign finance limits, including limits on contributions to individual members of Congress. We could be on our way to politicians accepting multimillion-dollar contributions from a single donor."

  • Apr07

    Clips Round-up for 4/7/14

    Submitted by on Apr 07, 2014

    After you read this New York Times story on party fundraisers moving immediately to cash in on McCutcheon v.

  • Apr04

    Clips Round-up for 4/4/14

    Submitted by on Apr 04, 2014

    So what's next for SCOTUS and campaign finance? Today, they'll decide whether to hear Jim Bopp's challenge to Iowa's corporate contribution ban. Adam Liptak's must-read.

    Here's some more McCutcheon news and analysis: