Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday attempted to shift some blame for the Internal Revenue Service’s alleged targeting of conservative organizations on the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which held that the government cannot limit political spending by corporations, unions, and other groups.
Dark money groups are spending significant sums on behalf of Rep. Ed Markey’s (D., Mass.) bid for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate, despite his stated opposition to such groups and a pledge to restrict their role in the race.
Three years ago, midway through his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama took on the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
I don’t know whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win on November 6, but I do know what the MSNBC talking heads will say in the event that Obama loses.
The Senate is scheduled to vote today on a new version of the DISCLOSE Act, a controversial bill requiring more disclosure of political activity.
The Supreme Court’s reaffirmation of Citizens United Monday has caused Democrats and opponents of the ruling to renew their push for legislation to reveal the funders of independent political activity.
Senate Democrats are launching a war on nonprofits, particularly “nonprofit, ‘social welfare’ organizations,” Politico reports.