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Disclose Act

Rep. Chris Van Hollen’s Pipe Dream

For the third time Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen reintroduced the DISCLOSE Act. With our debt approaching $16.5 trillion and unemployment stagnant at 7.8 percent doesn’t the Congressman have more important things to do then reintroduce a defeated piece of legislation? The DISCLOSE Act is an incumbent protection plan. This misguided bill failed in 2010 […]

Politix: Why Do Incumbents Fear More Speech?

It is happening again. Powerful incumbent politicians fear electoral defeat and they are blaming free speech for it. New York Senator Chuck Schumer is quoted in a recent New York Times article saying, “Reform of the ‘super PAC’ problem is a major issue for Democrats in the next Congress.” Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said if […]


On the day we received word that consumer spending fell for the third straight month, Harry Reid’s obsession with the DISCLOSE Act was on full display in the United States Senate. Like in 2010, the DISCLOSE Act failed in the U.S. Senate today because it is a fatally flawed bill that chills free speech. Last […]


Today Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is introducing “DISCLOSE Act 2.0,” which will have the same failed outcome as the original DISCLOSE Act. DISCLOSE Act 2.0 is written to chill free speech and only serves the purpose of making sure incumbents are reelected. I guess Chuck Schumer only cares about the retention of the […]

American Spectator: Obama vs. the ‘Undisclosed Donors’

Great article by Jed Babbin on how President Obama is trying to skirt Citizens United v. FEC and politicize the federal contracting process: Congressional Dems responded with an effort to overturn the Citizens United decision legislatively with the so-far un-passed “DISCLOSE” Act, which would have restricted undisclosed donors who aren’t unions and other reliable sources […]

LVRJ: Disclosure ‘as a political hammer’

The Las Vegas Review Journal editorial board makes the case that President Obama pushing the failed DISCLOSE Act through Executive Order will have the effect of punishing his political enemies: In a partial dissent in Citizens United, Justice Clarence Thomas argued the First Amendment protects all speech, including anonymous speech. “I cannot endorse a view […]

National Review: Obama vs. Free Speech, Again

The Editors of National Review denounce President Obama for trying to get around the courts and Congress with an Executive Order that attacks the Constitutional free speech protections Citizens United v. FEC restored: In its Citizens United ruling, the Supreme Court held that Americans do not forfeit their First Amendment rights when they join together […]

Obama Bypassing Congress to Benefit His Reelection?

In our system of divided government, Congress passes laws and the President implements them. President Obama, a former constitutional law professor, seems to have forgotten this notion of separation of powers. He now seeks to legislate from the White House, doing through Executive Order and signing statements what Congress has refused to do through legislation. […]

Citizens United Releases April Edition of Obama Biden Watch

In This Issue: Obama Speech Takeaway: “Government is the Answer” “Fair Elections” Brought to You by Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin America’s Secret Entitlement Program Obama’s Energy Plan? Citizens United Productions – The Tea Party Trilogy Final Thoughts from Citizens United President David N. Bossie Read the latest edition of the Newsletter at or […]

More Democrat Hypocrisy

The hypocrisy spewing out of the Democrat Party has hit an all-time high. According to the Hill newspaper this past weekend, House and Senate Democrats have received over $1 million from Political Action Committees of U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations. These are the same corporations that Congressional Democrats sought to ban from engaging in political activity […]

DISCLOSE Act Hypocrisy

As the Senate again seeks to regulate speech with the DISCLOSE Act tomorrow, many of its Democratic leaders will gather tonight to raise big money to fill their campaign coffers in New York City. President Obama will be meeting with wealthy donors who will pay between $2,500 and $15,200 for the privilege of listening to […]