9News.com: Citizens United wants exception from political ad law
DENVER - Political-advocacy group Citizens United is asking for its upcoming film on Colorado politics to be exempt from state-election finance laws.
Citizens United, the namesake of the 2010 controversial landmark Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates to unlimited corporate political spending, told a panel from Secretary of State Scott Gessler's office that it plans to release an "expose" documentary on the influence of political groups in Colorado.
"This is a movie about organizations and their impact on public policy," said the group's attorney Michael Boos.
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TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com: 'Duck Dynasty' star calls out Pres. Obama at GOP conference in New Orleans
Phil Robertson, star of the A&E network’s hit reality television series “Duck Dynasty,” came to New Orleans on Thursday preaching the Bible and the gun to a group of jubilant Republicans.
He had a few words for President Barack Obama as well. “We’re up against evil like I’ve never seen in my life,” he said. “I’m sitting there and I’m thinking, ‘What’s coming out of the White House?’ The only thing I can tell you folks is it’s just downright embarrassing.”
Robertson was catapulted into conservative politics last year after A&E briefly suspended him for making disparaging remarks about homosexuals and suggesting in a GQ magazine interview that blacks in the South were happy during the Jim Crow era.
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WND.com: Duck Dynasty patriarch hands GOP playbook for victory
NEW ORLEANS – Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson kicked off the Republican Leadership Conference at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans on Thursday with an entertaining speech in which he mixed his faith in Jesus Christ with an admonition to the GOP to return to the Bible and the fundamental principles of freedom upon which the nation was founded.
“You lose your religion, you lose your morality, you lose your freedom,” Robertson said. “You cannot be right for America if you are not right with God.”
In an event the GOP billed as an “unofficial kickoff” of the 2016 presidential campaign, Robertson drew repeated applause and more than one standing ovation by insisting, “If the country does not turn to God at a fairly rapid clip, we are going to lose the United States of America.”
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BayouBuzz.com: Jindal, Priebus, Palin, Duck Dynasty Robertson highlight New Orleans GOP event
It was a Republican mixed-bag of Tea Party, religion, conservative principles, Obama-blasting, Presidential hopeful competing, Mary Landrieu-pounding, TV-celebrity start for the Thursday evening edition of the Republican Leadership Conference held in New Orleans. The conference continues Friday at the New Orleans Hilton.
On Stage were Republican Chairman Reince Priebus, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin and others.
Education reform is essential to preserving the American dream, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Thursday.
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Politico: Citizens United To Sue Over Donor Info
The conservative group Citizens United says it is suing New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman over his interpretation of how much information the organization is legally obliged to disclose about its donors.
Citizens United President David Bossie said the legal challenge would be filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court and would be on behalf of the group and an affiliate, the Citizens United Foundation.
Citizens United was the plaintiff in the landmark 2010 Supreme Court case that permitted unlimited independent corporate and union spending on elections.
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NewsMax - Citizens United's Bossie: I Was Part of 'Vast Right-wing Conspiracy'
Citizens United President David Bossie freely admits it: He was part of the "vast right-wing conspiracy."
Amid the 7,500 documents released Friday by the Clinton Presidential Library is a 28-page report titled "Communication Stream of Conspiracy Commerce." The document was written in 1995 and describes what then-first lady Hillary Clinton would call in a 1998 "Today" show interview the "vast right-wing conspiracy" against her husband.
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NH Journal: Paul, Cruz, Huckabee Fire Up NH Conservatives At ‘Freedom Summit’
MANCHESTER— Seven months ahead of the 2014 mid-term elections, the 2016 first-in-the nation primary preliminaries began in first-primary state New Hampshire on Saturday. Three top potential conservative Republican presidential contenders, and several more who may run, unleashed a barrage of anti-Barack Obama and Democratic rhetoric to begin the arduous job of currying favor with the Granite State’s true believers.
The venue was the “Freedom Summit” sponsored by the conservative advocacy groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The key players were Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
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CBS News: Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Slam Obamacare At Conservative Gathering
MANCHESTER, N.H. – President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather in New Hampshire for a summit that some consider the unofficial kickoff for the state’s 2016 presidential selection process.
Several potential Republican White House contenders – among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee – headlined a conference Saturday in Manchester, N.H., hosted by the conservative groups Citizens United and Americans for Prosperity.
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NY Times: New Hampshire Republicans Get a Preview of 2016
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Here in a state where presidential politics are never far from anyone’s mind, three Republicans who are considering a run for the White House — Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, and Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor — pitched their views on Saturday for how conservatives can retake power in Washington.
It was an unusually early event for such an overt discussion of 2016, even by today’s accelerated electoral calendar. Not only is the next presidential election still more than two and a half years away, most states have not even held their primary elections for the midterm elections this year.
The event was the Freedom Summit, a gathering of several hundred put together by two of the most influential groups on the right, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and Citizens United. And what unfolded on stage in a conference center next to the regional airport was a display of today’s Republican Party in all its dynamism, division and sometimes strange spectacle.
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Fox News: Conservatives, White House Hopefuls Gather In New Hampshire, Attack ObamaCare
The country’s leading conservative voices — and potential 2016 presidential candidates — gathered Saturday in New Hampshire to drive more stakes into ObamaCare and urge voters to end Democrats’ control of the White House and Senate.
“We win whenever we have an agenda, boldly focused on upward economic mobility for Americans,” Utah GOP Sen. Mike Lee told the crowd at the Freedom Summit, in Manchester, N.H. “Expect more from the conservative party. … Expect Congress to do its job … Join me in expecting more, expect freedom.”
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