Clips Round-Up 8/6/10
Fair Elections/Campaign Finance Time to pass Fair Elections Now Act, by Lee Cali An Letter to the Editor from Arizona urging Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (R-AZ), Senator John McCain (R-AZ), and Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) to support Fair Elections. In the public interest: remove the blinders, by Lisa Gilbert Lisa Gilbert's of US PIRG latest statement on DISCLOSE and Shareholder Protection on Huffington Post. Congress Lobbyist charged with hiding campaign donations, by Eric Lichtblau PMA Group lobbyist Paul Magliocchetti was indicted Thursday on charges that he made hundreds of thousands of dollars in laundered campaign contributions to members of Congress.
- Our statement: http://fairelectionsnow.org/media-center/pma-lobbyist-indictment-underscores-need-pass-fair-elections-now-act
Corporate money aids centers linked to lawmakers, by Eric Lipton “Nearly a dozen current or former lawmakers have been honored by university endowments financed in part by corporations with business before Congress, posing some potential conflicts...” Don Young still in trouble with leadership, by John BresnahanEven though Congressmen Don Young (R-AL) has escaped any indictments from the Department of Justice, he most likely will not regain his seniority in the house. Boehner: Rangel and Waters scandal won’t have major election impact, by Brian Beutler "It's a sad day for the House when members are charged with violating the rules of the House," House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) told local news station WHAS in Louisville, KY in an interview. "This is going to play itself out, but I don't expect it's going to have a big impact on the election." Exotic deals put Denver schools deeper in debt, by Gretchen Morgenson Did Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) engage in an “exotic deal” that put the Denver schools in debt? FEC slaps PAC with $300,000 fine American Resort Development Association’s PAC has agreed to pay a $300,00 fine for violating campaign laws prohibiting corporate contributions and donations from foreign nationals. Other Senate overrides Rell’s veto on public campaign finance, by Jacqueline Rabe The Connecticut Senate overrode Governor Jodi Rell’s veto of the Citizens’ Elections fix, and the legislation should go to the House next week. Judge permits retrial in Abramoff associate’s corruption case, by Spencer Hsu The results of the Supreme Court’s “honest services” decision will lead to a retrial for Kevin Ring, a former Congressional aide mixed up in the Jack Abramoff scandal.