political donations

Dem Billionaires On Top

Kenneth P. Vogel, Politico

Dems spent much of the '14 campaign castigating GOP big money, but, it turns out, their side actually finished ahead among the biggest donors of '14 – at least among those whose contributions were disclosed.

Business Bets Big on GOP in Senate Races

Rebecca Ballhaus, Amy Harder and Brody Mullins, Wall Street Journal

In a significant shift, business groups gave more money in aggregate to Repub. candidates than to Dems. in 7 of the most competitive Senate races in recent months, in some cases taking the unusual step of betting against sitting senators.

A Costly Way to Limit Free Speech

Ed Feulner, Washington Times

What was true in 1798 and 1976 remains true in 2014. Bans on money are bans on speech, and every American’s right to speak freely should be given the fullest protection possible under the Constitution. Limit campaign spending, and we’ll all pay the price.

Citizens United's Bossie: Ruling Protects Personal Rights

Aaron Stern, NewsMax

The left argues that these two rulings have overly empowered wealthy individuals, and particularly conservative causes. Liberals have their own super-rich donors — donors that helped propel Obama to the presidency — and a consistently huge corporate donor in labor unions.

Conservative Icon: The Left Is 'Unhinged From Constitution'

WND Staff

CHQ Chairman RIchard Viguerie praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision that removed some campaign donation limitations. "The left is decrying this decision because they long ago became unhinged from the U.S.Constitution.” John McCain joined several liberals in decrying the ruling.

SCOTUS Ruling Could Cost Dems the Senate

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Weds. striking down some limits on individual campaign spending won’t just affect a small group of wealthy donors. It could also help Repub. efforts to take the Senate. That means it will affect everybody – no matter how much money you have.

SCOTUS Follows Constitution: Left Unhinged

The scary thing about McCutcheon is that four Justices of the United States Supreme Court were willing to allow members of Congress to use the power of the government to enact a law to regulate the speech of their opponents.

SCOTUS Strikes Overall Political Donation Limits

Benjamin Goad,The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court tore down another set of campaign finance restrictions, in a divisive case seen as a sequel to the landmark Citizens United ruling. They found that aggregate contribution limits don’t pass constitutional muster.

2nd Vote – A New Tool For Conservatives

In a majority center-right nation, why do big companies donate large sums of money to organizations that advocate far-left policies? The answer is simple.  Conservatives have not held their dollars accountable when they shop, and 2nd Vote is the solution. 

O's Crackdown on Nonprofits Rife w/ Loopholes

Byron Tau and Lauren French, Politico

The Obama administration proposed new rules supposedly aimed at making it harder for some nonprofits that play politics to get away with claiming a tax exemption.