Citizens United

Battle for Iowa Begins

Cameron Joseph, The Hill

More than a half-dozen likely candidates are gathering in Des Moines on Sat. to woo conservative activists & hone campaign messages. The Iowa Freedom Summit, organized by Rep. Steve King & Citizens United, is drawing many of those hoping to become the right's standard-bearer.

Lawsuits Tackle Lois Lerner Syndrome Among State AG's

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Washington Examiner

Lois Lerner wasn't the only government official unlawfully trying to upend through backdoor channels the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.

A Costly Way to Limit Free Speech

Ed Feulner, Washington Times

What was true in 1798 and 1976 remains true in 2014. Bans on money are bans on speech, and every American’s right to speak freely should be given the fullest protection possible under the Constitution. Limit campaign spending, and we’ll all pay the price.

Democrats Pushing Constitutional Amendment to Change Bill of Rights

Greg Campbell, Tea Party News Network

The Dems’ effort selectively carves-out which parts of the First Amendment serves their purposes and which do not. Leaving MSNBC and CNN free rein to carry their messages, Democrats seek to squash the efforts of big and small donors alike.

Cruz Stands Against Democrats at First Amendment Hearing

Proponents of Democratic Senator Tom Udall's S.J. Res 19 say it would just "repeal Citizens United" or "regulate big money in politics." That is nonsense, says Senator Ted Cruz. Nothing in the amendment is limited to corporations, or to nefarious billionaires. It gives Congress power to regulate—and ban—speech by everybody.

Democrats File Bill to Repeal the First Amendment

Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's S.J.Res 19 is clearly intended to undo the freedom of speech guarantees found in the First Amendment and the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling. Undoing Citizens United has been a top Democratic Party priority, but S.J.Res 19 is also a blatant incumbent protection bill that might appeal to some establishment Republicans.

Bossie: Boos Show Bush's Challenge

Maggie Haberman, Politico

A cattle call of potential Republican 2016 hopefuls in New Hampshire indicated problems among grass-roots conservative activists for two center-right politicians, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie, an organizer said. 

Citizens United's Bossie: Ruling Protects Personal Rights

Aaron Stern, NewsMax

The left argues that these two rulings have overly empowered wealthy individuals, and particularly conservative causes. Liberals have their own super-rich donors — donors that helped propel Obama to the presidency — and a consistently huge corporate donor in labor unions.

SCOTUS Follows Constitution: Left Unhinged

The scary thing about McCutcheon is that four Justices of the United States Supreme Court were willing to allow members of Congress to use the power of the government to enact a law to regulate the speech of their opponents.

SCOTUS Strikes Overall Political Donation Limits

Benjamin Goad,The Hill

The U.S. Supreme Court tore down another set of campaign finance restrictions, in a divisive case seen as a sequel to the landmark Citizens United ruling. They found that aggregate contribution limits don’t pass constitutional muster.

Conservatives To Rally For First Principles

How can we get America back on a course that adheres to the bedrock principles that have made our country a beacon of freedom for the world? Citizens United's David Bossie has a solution.

Bozell, Bossie Attack CPAC's Handling of Atheist Group

Warner Todd Huston, Breitbart

The Conservative Political Action Conference reversed its invitation to allow American Atheists to have a booth at this year's event. But the original invitation prompted conservative Brent Bozell to pull out of the event, charging that CPAC is "destroying the conservative movement."

CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie Joins Conservative Leaders Opposed to Spending Deal

CHQ Chairman Richard A. Viguerie has joined the Conservative Action Project's letter telling Republican leaders that Congress and the President have no excuse to violate their existing budget agreement. Conservatives cannot support any legislation that raises spending levels or increases revenue.

It's the Primaries, Stupid! West Virginia Congressional District 2 Alex Mooney

One of our prime opportunities to add a principled limited government constitutional conservative to the ranks of conservatives in Congress is the open seat in West Virginia’s Congressional District 2 where conservative Alex Mooney is leading a crowded field of contenders in the Republican Primary.