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[Vermont] Defeat of campaign finance amendment especially bruising for Bernie Sanders

"The most important domestic issue facing the country is turning over Citizens United," Sanders said, because the court ruling "creates an open door … to pour unlimited sums of money into the political process." "It’s a real undermining of American demo
The Washington Post
added Sep 12, 2014 09:15

Senate GOP blocks constitutional amendment on campaign spending

Senate Democrats needed 60 votes to end debate on the measure, but fell short in the 54-42 party-line vote. ... Republicans said the Senate vote was a political stunt by Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Democrats up for reelection are expected t
The Hill
added Sep 12, 2014 09:12

EDSALL: Who Needs a Smoke-Filled Room?

We don’t know who the contributors are to Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS because they can hide behind provisions in federal tax law... The lion’s share of grants made by Crossroads to other 501(c)(4)s went to Americans for Tax Reform, which got $26.4 million
New York Times
added Sep 11, 2014 14:27

Senate Votes To Begin Debate On Campaign Spending Amendment

Setting the stage for a week of contentious debate, the Senate voted Monday evening to advance a proposed constitutional amendment limiting campaign spending by outside groups.
added Sep 10, 2014 10:59

Democrats and Republicans face off on campaign spending constitutional amendment

Senate Democrats started their campaign-season drive Monday for a constitutional amendment aimed at curbing special interests' financial clout in elections, a doomed effort ... would let lawmakers roll back the Supreme Court's 1976 Buckley v. Valeo decisi
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 10, 2014 10:56

Three million petition signatures to overturn Citizens United delivered to Congress

On Monday, Daily Kos, alongside dozens of allied organizations representing 3 million petition signers, joined with elected officials to demand a constitutional amendment that would end the notion that corporations are people and money is speech.
Daily Kos (blog)
added Sep 10, 2014 10:53
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Former ACLU Leaders Quarrel With Current Leadership Over Campaign Finance

The long-simmering debate within the American Civil Liberties Union over free speech and campaign finance reform has erupted again on the eve of a U.S. Senate vote on amending the Constitution to allow limits on money in politics.
added Sep 9, 2014 11:41

Statement of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On S.J. Res. 19 – A Constitutional Amendment Relating to Contributions and Expenditures Intended to Affect Elections

would restore to Congress and the States the authority to set reasonable limits on contributions and expenditures in our elections. The amendment would also allow Congress and the States to distinguish between natural persons and corporations when shapin
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
added Sep 9, 2014 11:39
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S.J.Res.19 - A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to contributions and expenditures intended to affect elections.

Latest Action: 09/08/2014 Cloture on the motion to proceed to the measure invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 79 - 18. Record Vote Number: 259. Tracker:
added Sep 9, 2014 11:24

Comments Rain Down Upon SEC

A campaign to force disclosure of corporate political spending has bombarded the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission with more than 1 million comments since 2011 — too many to ignore, according to a law professor behind the effort and his supporters.
added Sep 9, 2014 11:15
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