Loading
Latest News |
(See all)

CU In The News

CNS News: Overstepping Authority: 9th Circuit Judges Substitute Their Policy Preferences for Trump’s

In fact, we filed one of only three amicus briefs supporting the President’s Executive Order, ours being filed on behalf of the United States Justice Foundation, Citizens United, Citizens United Foundation, English First Foundation, English First, Public Advocate of the United States, Gun Owners Foundation, Gun Owners of America, Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund, U.S. Border Control Foundation, and Policy Analysis Center. Our brief focused on two issues: the President’s statutory authority to suspend or even bar entry into the United States of any alien or group of aliens, demonstrating that his power has never been successfully challenged — and often has never been challenged at all. Secondly, our brief demonstrated the flaws in the vetting process for refugees, citing a report done by the Obama Department of Homeland Security. Neither of these matters were addressed even in passing by the panel.

Read more...


Wash Exam: Dems should think twice before delaying Trump's Supreme Court nomination

Democrats should think twice before using parliamentary tactics to delay or block President-elect Donald Trump's forthcoming nominee for the Supreme Court. The American people know the difference between holding up a nomination that would change the ideological balance of the court in the midst of a presidential election and denying the new president the opportunity to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia with a qualified conservative.

When Scalia passed away last February, high stakes Supreme Court politics were injected into an already contentious presidential election season. With the high court down to eight justices and the specter of many 4-4 deadlocked decisions on the horizon, President Obama wasted no time nominating liberal federal Judge Merrick Garland as his choice to succeed Scalia. Liberals sensed an enormous opportunity to score some controversial 5-4 court victories, which before Scalia's death would not have been possible.

To his credit, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stood tall and shut down any hope that Garland would get a hearing before the presidential election when he unequivocally stated: "the next justice could fundamentally alter the direction of the Supreme Court and have a profound impact on our country, so of course the American people should have a say in the court's direction ..."

Democratic leaders smelled blood in the water and attempted to make McConnell's principled position an election issue. Attack ads were launched trying to convince Republican senators in close races to embrace a hearing for Garland. Democrats dreamed of Hillary Clinton scoring political points nationally with a "stop blocking Garland" line of attack against GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. As it turned out, the American people would have none of it. Donald Trump was elected president with 306 electoral votes and swing state senators on the ballot like Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Rob Portman of Ohio, Richard Burr of North Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida all prevailed — as did Trump on top of the ticket in each of these critically important electoral states.

The American people said loud and clear that they wanted a Republican president and a Republican-led Senate to pick Scalia's replacement. Hillary Clinton's stated judicial priorities, such as overturning free speech rights granted in the Citizens United case and severely limiting the Second Amendment, were of great concern to voters. The election confirmed what conservatives had hoped was the case: Putting a liberal on the bench to replace Scalia would tip the balance of the court too far to the left.

The election notwithstanding, bitter Democrats are now threatening to block President-elect Trump's Supreme Court choice — apparently whoever it turns out to be — as revenge for the Republican strategy with regard to Merrick Garland's nomination. "Past is present, and what goes around comes around," is how Sen. Dianne Feinstein recently put it.

This strategy — if employed — is a big risk for Democrats. In 2018, 23 Senate seats currently occupied by Democrats are up for election. Two more are occupied by independents who caucus with the Democrats. Ten of those Senate seats are in states carried by Donald Trump. If Senate Democrats try to block President-elect Trump's nominee to replace Scalia, they will face the wrath of voters in those states, voters who clearly understand what is at stake. The outcome could leave Democrats with 40 or fewer Senate seats following the 2018 elections, a result that would give Republicans a filibuster-proof majority in the upper house.

The truth is that even with Scalia on the bench, the court was hardly a surefire 5-4 conservative majority, when you consider the recent Obamacare and gay marriage rulings. At most, the anticipated Trump selection will maintain the balance as it was prior to Scalia's passing, while Merrick Garland would have moved the court to the left. The Democrats should question the wisdom of moving to block our new president's Supreme Court pick for some sort of misguided political revenge.

J.T. Mastranadi is vice president for governmental affairs at Citizens United.


Now More Than Ever, AG Loretta Lynch Should Appoint A Special Counsel In Clinton Email Case

In the past week, we’ve learned two critical facts in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.  First and foremost, an email has surfaced in which Hillary Clinton seemingly instructs a member of her senior staff to break the law.  Secondly, we now know the FBI has expanded its investigation of Hillary Clinton to include a public corruption aspect having to do with how her State Department interfaced with her family foundation. 

This has led to speculation that the FBI will almost certainly recommend criminal charges to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Loretta Lynch should do herself a favor and take this all-important decision out of the hands of Democrat political appointees at the Justice Department and admit what everyone already knows - that she has a clear conflict of interest in this case. By appointing an impartial special counsel, Loretta Lynch would be putting the justice system and the rule of law above politics.

Citizens United first called for a special counsel on July 29, 2015.

###

Breitbart: Citizens United Video Compares Bill Clinton To Bill Cosby

The conservative nonprofit group Citizens United is comparing Bill Clinton’s lurid history with women to that of accused serial rapist Bill Cosby.

Clinton, who has been photographed schmoozing with Cosby on multiple occasions, is coming under fire for his alleged rape of Juanita Broaddrick in the 1970s.

Broaddrick said in a tweet to this reporter that she was audited in 2000, while Clinton was president, and she has also claimed that Hillary Clinton tried to intimidate and silence her to prevent political fallout from the alleged crime. Similarly, a female New Hampshire state legislator who confronted Hillary Clinton over the Broaddrick allegations was intimidated by the Secret Service and is now getting threats on her safety and the safety of her children.

The Citizens United video uses audio of Broaddrick describing the alleged rape scene to Breitbart’s Jerusalem Bureau Chief Aaron Klein. In her first interview in nearly a decade, Broaddrick spoke exclusively on Klein’s weekend talk radio program in November.

Cosby, meanwhile, is on trial for allegedly drugging a woman and taking advantage of her sexually. The onetime “Kids Say The Darndest Things” star has been accused by numerous women of similar acts.

To read more, click here

To see video, click here

National Review: House Republicans Push Lynch to Name Special Prosecutor in Clinton Probe

Forty-four House Republicans called for a special prosecutor to investigate the scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server in a letter hand-delivered to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday.

“Members of the military and intelligence communities have been — and continue to be — prosecuted for infractions potentially less egregious,” Representative Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.) said in a statement. “Secretary Clinton is not above the rule of law. It is critically important that this investigation is conducted impartially and that the decision to prosecute does not hinge on political considerations.”

To read more, click here.


Washington Examiner: 44 lawmakers demand special counsel in Clinton email probe

Dozens of lawmakers signed onto a request Tuesday for Attorney General Loretta Lynch to appoint a special counsel to oversee the investigation of Hillary Clinton's private emails.

Led by Rep. Ron DeSantis, who handed Lynch the letter during a House Judiciary Committee hearing, 44 Republicans questioned whether the probe of Clinton's emails was "politically impartial."

To read more, click here.


ObserverNews: De Blasio Laments Citizens United While His Campaign Nonprofit Benefits From It

Following increasing criticism over his use of a shadowy nonprofit, the Campaign for One New York, to promote his progressive agenda, Mayor Bill de Blasio wished today for Citizens United to be struck down–but implied he was fine with continuing to reap the rewards of the Supreme Court decision.

“I think it’s really important to look at the laws that govern us and I would like to see a very, very different world but we’re not in that world yet,” Mr. de Blasio told reporters at City Hall. “I believe there should be a constitutional amendment to reverse the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court.”

To read more, click here.


Daily Caller: Citizens United Probing New Faces In Hillary’s World

A conservative watchdog group is demanding copies of official documents about the activities of key operatives linked to Hillary Clinton, some of whom have previously escaped attention in the continuing investigations of the former Secretary of State’s relations with her family’s foundation and her use of a private email and server for official business.

Citizens United filed seven new Freedom of Information Act requests recently seeking communications among Clinton’s State Department aides and officials with the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, and Teneo, a global consulting firm whose principals are long-time Clinton associates.

“These latest FOIA requests by Citizens United are an extension of our investigation based on what we’ve gleaned from the documents we’ve received to date,” Citizens United President David N. Bossie told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We are learning more about how the State Department, the Clinton Foundation, and Teneo operated and what it may mean.”

To read more, click here.


Breitbart: PAUL RYAN’S FORK IN THE ROAD

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) has an opportunity as the new Speaker of the House, but it’s going to take courage to stand up to the failed status quo in Washington. He’s well equipped to make the pivot, if he’s willing to show some guts. He’s already seen firsthand what failed business as usual on Capitol Hill looks like, where things like trillion dollar backroom deals, more debt, no real debate, and less accountability have become the order of the day. The dismal record of the past seven years has caused enough frustration to force millions of Americans to give up hope on the idea that government can make competent decisions.

As soon as Paul Ryan gets handed the Speaker’s gavel, he’s going to arrive at a fork in the road. One direction is the easy path forward, which is more of the same; bowing to President Obama’s threats, legislating from crisis to crisis, and punishing Members for voting their conscience. The other direction is much more difficult. That direction calls for seizing the initiative by making Congress once again a co-equal branch of government. The conservative majority in the House of Representatives can re-assume control of the public policy debate in this country.

To read more, click here.


The Washington Times: Bill Clinton scored paid speeches while Hillary made official State Dept. visits

Back when they occupied the White House, Bill and Hillary Clinton boasted that Americans “got two for the price of one.” The folks in Ireland have a good sense now what that actually costs.

As Irish businesses were arranging for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to make one of her last official visits to Ireland in December 2012, her husband, Bill, suddenly landed a half-million speaking gig for his foundation on the Emerald Island, according to newly released emails from the conservative group Citizens United that show the business of State and the business of Bill were often intertwined.

To read more, click here.


  You are viewing Page: 1 of 54
    
Subscribe RSS

Latest Updates

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation filed an Amicus Brief to reinstate President Trump's Immigration Order

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation joined with several other...

Daily Caller Op-ed: Foreign Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump Unlikely To Find Traction In Court

President Trump’s detractors are bent on forcing him into a...

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation join amicus brief in support of President Trump’s immigration order

Citizens United and Citizens United Foundation join amicus brief in...

Citizens United Statement In Support Of Neil Gorsuch

“Throughout the campaign, President Trump promised the American people that...

CU In The News

CNS News: Overstepping Authority: 9th Circuit Judges Substitute Their Policy Preferences for Trump’s

In fact, we filed one of only three amicus briefs...

Wash Exam: Dems should think twice before delaying Trump's Supreme Court nomination

Democrats should think twice before using parliamentary tactics to delay...

Now More Than Ever, AG Loretta Lynch Should Appoint A Special Counsel In Clinton Email Case

In the past week, we’ve learned two critical facts in...

Breitbart: Citizens United Video Compares Bill Clinton To Bill Cosby

The conservative nonprofit group Citizens United is comparing Bill Clinton’s...

© 2017 - Citizens United - 202-547-5420
1006 Pennsylvania Ave SE - Washington, DC 20003
Privacy Policy