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  • Washington Journal Bradley Smith Discusses Michael Cohens Plea Deal and Campaign Finance Laws
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    Bradley Smith on Michael Cohen's Plea Deal and Campaign Finance Laws

    Former Federal Elections Commission Chair Bradley Smith talked about his op-ed in the Washington Post that questions if payments made to women by President Trump’s attorney are in violation…

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  • Campaign Finance and emCitizens Unitedem Decision
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    Campaign Finance and Citizens United Decision

    Political scholars examined the consequences of the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision and its impact on elections and politics. Former Election Commission…

    261 views
  • Campaign Finance Disclosure
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    Campaign Finance Disclosure

    Brad Smith discussed donations to campaigns and the possibility for corrupting the campaign donation system. Especially in light of the Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case,…

    167 views
  • emCitizens Unitedem Decision and State Judge Elections
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    Citizens United Decision and State Judge Elections

    Panelists talked about the impact of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission on the election of state court judges. The decision eliminated restrictions on corporate funding for political…

    169 views
  • Federal Election Commission
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    Federal Election Commission

    Bradley Smith and Paul Ryan talked about the status of the Federal Election Commission, the President’s current proposal on nominations for the FEC, and the impact of the current situation…

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  • The Indiana Voter Identification Law
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    The Indiana Voter Identification Law

    The panelists discussed next week’s U.S. Supreme Court case, Baze v. Rees concerning an Indiana law that requires a government-issued photo identification document in order to vote. Topics…

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  • Lobbying Accountability and Transparency
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    Lobbying Accountability and Transparency

    Witnesses testified about H.R. 4975, the Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. Topics included tightening restrictions on gifts members of Congress may accept, requiring…

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  • Federal Election Commission Hearing
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    Federal Election Commission Hearing

    Members of the Federal Election Commission discussed “527” groups and their impact on federal elections. Groups such as MoveOn.org and Swift Boat Veterans For Truth have attracted wide-spread attention…

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  • Regulation of Campaign Advocacy Groups
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    Regulation of Campaign Advocacy Groups

    Mr. Smith talked about the regulation of political advocacy groups, commonly referred to as 527 organizations. The previous day President Bush said 527 political groups were bad for the…

    33 views
  • Federal Election Commission Hearing
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    Federal Election Commission Hearing

    Members of the Federal Election Commission discussed a number of issues. They spoke about the legality of certain campaign financing maneuvers, as well as the regulation of “527” groups.

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  • Federal Election Commission Oversight
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    Federal Election Commission Oversight

    Three panels appeared before the Senate Rules Committee to address concerns over enforcement of campaign finance law. Senators McCain and Feingold testified on what they see as an unwillingness of the…

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  • Campaign Finance Rules
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    Campaign Finance Rules

    Commissioners conducted an open meeting on the regulation and restriction of 527 groups. The “527” is taken from the section of the tax code that governs the operations of these…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 2 Part 1
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 1

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing their…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 1
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 1

    In the first of two days of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing…

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  • Political Campaign Regulations Day 2 Part 2
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    Political Campaign Regulations, Day 2 Part 2

    On the second day of public hearings regarding proposed regulation of “527” political groups the Federal Election Commission heard testimony from representatives of groups expressing their…

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  • Campaign Finance
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    Campaign Finance

    Mr. Smith Talked about campaign finance regulations and the potential impact on tax-exempt political committees, known as 527 groups. He also responded to viewer comments and questions.

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  • Political Committee Fundraising
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    Political Committee Fundraising

    Commissioners talked about proposed rule changes to regulate contributions to and expenditures of issue advocacy organizations, often referred to as 527 organizations because of their tax designation.…

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