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Pros and Cons of DISCLOSE Act Discussed at Senate Hearing

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday held a hearing on the DISCLOSE Act – a hearing at which award-winning NPR political correspondent Ben Overby said one thing was clear: “Republicans despise the bill.” 195 more words

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Senate Hearing on Disclose Act Slated for Wednesday

The U.S. Senate Rules and Administration Committee will hold a hearing Wednesday about the DISCLOSE Act, which deals with the need for expanded public disclosure of funds raised and spent to influence elections. 155 more words

The DISCLOSE Act of 2014: What You Need to Know

Senate Democrats earlier this month reintroduced the DISCLOSE Act of 2014, a bill they say will crack down on what’s known as “dark money” by requiring organizations that spend money to influence elections to disclose their spending, as well as their major sources of funding in a timely manner. 476 more words

"Feigning Outrage": Outraised By Grimes, McConnell Rethinks Money-As-Speech

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) has once again outraised Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) in their 2014 Senate race — and all of a sudden, McConnell no longer seems so enthusiastic about the use of money as free speech. 385 more words

Republicans

Cruz blocks FCC chair nominee

“Yes, the Senator is holding the nominee until he gets answers to his questions regarding Mr. Wheeler’s views on whether the FCC has the authority or intent to implement the requirements of the failed Congressional DISCLOSE Act,” a spokesman for Sen. 141 more words

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"Mitch McConnell Has Your Back": Conservative Billionaires Oppressed By Liberal Thugs

Fear not, billionaire super PAC and 501(c)(4) funders. You may feel oppressed, you may fear the pitchforks and torches of the unwashed masses gathering at the gate of your manse, you may wake in the night in a cold sweat and bellow to your footman, “Dare I give Paul Ryan $10 million for his 2016 presidential race, lest some bearded plebian pen a vicious blog post aimed at my very heart?” If nothing else, Mitch McConnell has your back. 483 more words

Republicans

After Watering Down Financial Reform, Ex-Wall Street Senator Scott Brown Joins Goldman Sachs’ Lobbying Firm

Always a Wall Street warrior during his nearly three years in the U.S. Senate, Scott Brown (R-MA) frequently came to the aid of the financial sector, like watering down the Dodd-Frank bill and working to weaken it after its passage. 193 more words