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Super PACs

Newsmax: Citizens’ Bossie: Obama Is a Hypocrite on Super PACs

Citizens United President David Bossie charged in an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV that President Barack Obama’s disdain of super PACs is hypocritical because the president accepts money from them and supports unions whose members have no say where their money goes. In 2010, Citizens United successfully sued the Federal Election Commission, and in a landmark […]

George Will: PACS may be super, but they can’t crown a king

Syndicated columnist George Will discusses the effects of the Citizens United decision: The people currently hysterical about super PAC money in politics blame the 2010 Citizens United decision, wherein the Supreme Court held that corporations and unions can spend unlimited amounts on political advocacy as long as they do not coordinate with candidates. The court’s […]

NPR – Super PACS Create Fairness?

Super PACS have contributed millions of dollars to shape the 2012 presidential election. The “Citizens United” Supreme Court case paved the way for them. David Bossie, president of the conservative advocacy group Citizens United, speaks with host Michel Martin about how Super PACS could even the playing field. Click here to listen to the interview.

Cagle Post: Obama’s Super PAC Two-Step

In the name of protecting his fundraising juggernaut, President Obama has reneged on campaign finance promises that he knew full well he would not keep. Back in 2008, after stating repeatedly that he would abide by the public finance system, then-candidate Barack Obama reversed himself in favor of raising unlimited private money, setting new fundraising […]

WSJ: The Super PAC Boomerang

Today’s Wall Street Journal points out “Campaign-finance scolds denounce the system they created”: In the common media wisdom, super PACs are a result of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling. This is said to have created a “loophole” that the super PACs have exploited to evade campaign-finance restrictions on the money that candidates can […]

Star Tribune: Era of new PAC money unleashed in Iowa

In the Star Tribune, CU President David Bossie explains why an increase in political speech benefits all: But to David Bossie, president of Citizens United, what voters are seeing is unbridled democracy in action. “Throughout this presidential nominating contest we’ve seen enthusiastic supporters of the various candidates form Super PACs in support of their chosen […]

Politico: Do Super PACs corrupt?

Despite what is suggested in today’s POLITICO story, super PACs do have to disclose their contributions. To say that super PACs are a “corrupting” force in today’s politics is a farce – there is no evidence to support this case. Super PACs are and will be a vehicle for free speech in American politics, and […]

Politico: Will American Crossroads crush Democrats?

Outside Republican groups like American Crossroads have a big advantage this cycle not because of money but because President Obama’s tenure has been such a failure. He has no answers on growing jobs or the economy – not to mention his recent gaffes. Remember, this is the same president who called Americans “soft” last week […]

Reason: The AFL-CIO, Citizens United, Super PACs, & What a Difference a Couple Years Make

From Nick Gillespie on the AFL-CIO’s hypocrisy in creating a Super PAC on Reason’s Blog: …What “changes in the law”? The Citizens United decision, which struck down laws regulating independent political messaging by for-profit and non-profit corporations on First Amendment grounds. If you don’t remember it as being about a documentary that was censored by […]