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Stop the special-interest, speech-squelching DISCLOSE Act; Collins, Graham oppose, Snowe is a no; McConnell blasts Dem attempt to “rig fall elections;” Update: DISCLOSE Act fails on 57-41 cloture vote
The union-friendly, loophole-ridden, Orwellian-titled DISCLOSE Act comes up for a cloture vote in the Senate this afternoon. It appears doomed. But take nothing for granted. It passed the House in June. This is a relief: Squishy GOP Sen. Susan Collins announced she’s a no vote: The legislation exempts some politically powerful, large membership groups like […]
Supreme Court decimates McCain-Feingold campaign finance law; Update: Citizens United reacts to victory
Many of you may remember a scathing documentary by Citizens United about Hillary Clinton from 2007. I blogged about it at the time here. The film became the center of a huge legal battle over the free-speech-stifling McCain-Feingold campaign finance scheme. Parts of the law were struck down by the Supreme Court when the Wisconsin […]
Culture of Corruption.
If you want breathless, celebrity tabloid treatment of the first Obama White House state dinner — who wore what, who came with whom, what they ate — go somewhere else. This is a closer look at the cronies, czars & corruptocrats whom Obama wined and dined last night. – SEIU president/top White House visitor Andy […]
So, the president is going to tell us who his computer security czar soon. Let’s hope it’s not the same person who ran the Obama campaign’s grossly insecure online credit card donation operations.
Regular readers will remember Mauricio Celis. Guest-blogger See-Dubya was on the Friend of Hillary’s trail in January 2008, tracked his Mexican money laundering ties and bizarro police impersonation antics, and reported on his indictment. Today, he was re-sentenced to 10 years’ probation for impersonating a lawyer. It’s the Demo-crook wrist slap of the day: A […]
In my column on the SEIU today, I mentioned how the George Soros-funded group, Americans Coming Together, was hit with a $775,000 fine by the Federal Election Commission – the third largest civil penalty levied in the panel’s history — for gross campaign finance violations. Yesterday, in little-noticed news, California’s campaign finance panel fined Soros […]
Arlen Specter’s campaign finance travesty deserves more than just mockery. It deserves action. Here are screenshots of his misleading “Specter for the Cure” website, which is a slimy front to raise campaign funds: And the fine print buried at the bottom of the home page: Here is how you file an FEC complaint. Here are […]
Is it possible for Barack Obama to pick a Commerce Secretary nominee who’ll actually make it past first base? Bill Richardson withdrew in the midst of a pay-for-play scandal. Judd Gregg withdrew in the midst of a humiliating power play over the Census and porkulus bill. Now, former Democrat Gov. Gary Locke — a lawyer […]
He’s got gobs of cash and lots of grumbly Democrats who want to get their paws on it all. Legally, he can: 1) donate the extra money to charity 2) Transfer it to another political campaign 3) Dole it out in $2,000 increments to local candidates. What to do? What to do? Democrats carrying significant […]
“I have never seen such flagrant disregard for online security as I have seen on Obama’s Website and ACTBLUE (DNC PAC)”
Tip of the iceberg.
Hope and Charge.
Chillin’. UPDATE: It’s from the political Kasparovs who brought you “General Betray-us”.
The Left tries a pre-emptive strike…
Impersonating a deputy, attempting to take nude woman into “custody” at a Quickie Mart at 4AM, wearing only a bathrobe? Pure gravy.
Breaking: Hsu captured in Colorado; Update: Hsu fell ill on Amtrak; Update: Hsu’s murky immigration status
Update 9/7 1:45pm Eastern. Hmmmmm. The foreign funny money mystery just got murkier. Update 9/7. More details. He was “delirious:” Disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu remained in custody Friday at a Colorado hospital after his arrest days after he failed to show up for a court appearance related to a felony theft conviction. FBI agents […]
Hsu, fly, don’t bother me Update: Ed Rendell ditches the money, keeps the “friend;” Update Chris Dodd smacks Hillary Update: Wisconsin Democrat guv shows Hsu the love
Democrat Jim Doyle’s got a Hsu fetish Update 4:30pm Eastern: Wisconsin’s Democrat governor is standing by Hsu… Even though Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu remains a fugitive from justice, Democratic Governor Jim Doyle is not parting with the $2,000 in donations he got from the New York businessman. Doyle says he is monitoring the situation with […]
Update 9:15am Eastern 9/5. My column today is about Hsu and the Democrats’ funny money. I take on the Asian-American groups who are doing exactly what they did during Chinagate in the 1990s–play the race card. While the campaign finance reform crowd ducks under the table, there is one vociferous group making noise. Like clockwork, […]
Meet Rehman Jinnah.
There’s an important breaking court decision on a political free speech case involving my friends at KVI radio in Seattle. A reader e-mails: A unanimous Washington state supreme court ruling, issued this morning, reversed a lower court ruling that held radio commentary by Seattle’s KVI-570′s Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson made “in-kind” contributions when they […]
For those of you who have been following the story of the McCain-Feingold-inspired crackdown on Seattle’s conservative talk radio, Ryan Sager has an update: The gas-tax opponents who were slapped for not reporting radio commentaries as “in-kind” contributions to their ballot-initiative campaign have fired back. In complying with the judge’s order, they’ve made new campaign-finance […]