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  • Voting Rights Campaign Finance and Ethics Legislation
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    Voting Rights, Campaign Finance and Ethics Legislation

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on H.R. 1, a bill on voting rights, campaign finance, and ethics rules. Witnesses included members of several oversight and ethics…

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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…

    10,496 views
  • Discussion on Campaign Finance Law
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    Buckley v. Valeo and Campaign Finance Law, Panel 1

    Panelists talked about the significance of the 1976 Supreme Court decision in Buckley v. Valeo. In the case the court struck down spending limits for political campaigns but upheld limits…

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  • Discussion on Freedom of Speech
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    Freedom of Speech

    Panelists talked about the differences between liberal and conservative interpretations of freedom of speech. Topics included free speech on college campuses, campaign donation privacy and disclosure, Citizens…

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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…

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  • Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns
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    Influence of Nonprofits on Political Campaigns

    Panelists discussed the influence of Super PACs and non-profit political spending in the 2012 election. Topics included the differences between Super PACSs and 501(c)4 organizations, disclosure,…

    171 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,…

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  • emUnfree Speech The Folly of Campaign Finance Reformem
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    Unfree Speech: The Folly of Campaign Finance Reform

    In light of Senate debate over the McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform, Bradley Smith talked about his opposition to campaign finance restrictions. He said that the current restrictions…

    161 views
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    124 views
  • 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…

    158 views
  • 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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  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 1
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 1

    Commissioners heard testimony on campaign finance legislation. The focus of the hearing was independent expenditures by private organizations and individuals, issue advocacy through…

    45 views
  • Campaign Reform Public Hearing Day 2 PMSession
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    Campaign Reform Public Hearing, Day 2, P.M.Session

    Commissioners heard testimony about the 2002 Campaign Finance Reform Act. The counsels for the Democratic and Republican National Committees testified regarding the impact of the act on…

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