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Outside Groups Launch $8M Campaign to Boost House GOP

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Two big Repub. outside spending groups are launching their first major fall campaign, spending $8 million on polling and advertising in nine targeted House races. Amer. Action Network and its super-PAC, the Cong. Leadership Fund, are targeting largely offensive opportunities for the GOP.

The Left's Dark Money Managers: Meet Philip Gara LaMarche

Michelle Malkin, Creators.com

Friend of Obama and Val. Bagman for Soros. Community organizer for progressive billionaires. Chances are, LaMarche and his operators have affected you, your statehouses, your businesses and your freedom, no matter where you live. Know your enemies.

GOP Resorts to Hitting Up Reps. to Solve Cash Woes

Tina Nguyen, Mediaite

The Republican House majority might be threatened in this midterm election cycle because the GOP doesn't have the money to defend the seats. 

Kochs Launch New Super PAC for Midterms

Kenneth P. Vogel and Darren Goode, Politico

During a closed-door gathering of major donors in Southern California, the political operation spearheaded by the Koch brothers unveiled a significant new weapon in its rapidly expanding arsenal — a super PAC called Freedom Partners Action Fund.

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.

Reid’s Crusade Against the Kochs Threatens Free Speech

Elizabeth Slattery, Heritage Foundation Blog

Harry Reid promised that the Senate will take up a proposed constitutional amendment this year that would radically alter the 1st Amend. Senate resolution 19 would allow Congress to limit fundraising and spending on election campaigns & indep. political speech.

D'Souza: I Was 'Stupid' But Prosecution Was Selective

Greg Richter, NewsMax

Conservative scholar and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza says it was "wrong" and "stupid" of him to use friends to contribute more to a political campaign than allowed by law.

Tea Party Patriots Defends Spending Practices: ‘It Costs Money To Operate A Big Org’

Alex Pappas, Daily Caller

Tea Party Patriots defended itself after news reports have questioned its spending practices. “These ‘news reports’ include sensational allegations regarding what might appear to the uninformed as excessive fundraising costs. Nothing could be further from the truth."

Coulter Doubles Down on Attack of 'Con Men & Shysters' Using TeaParty

Breitbart TV

On Sean Hannity’s Fox News broadcast, commentator Ann Coulter reiterated a criticism she had offered a few weeks earlier of groups ginning up anger under the Tea Party banner for monetary gains. 

The IRS Is the Problem

National Review Editors

Regulating political speech is not the IRS' job. The IRS does not inspire confidence as a practitioner of self-regulation, much less as a regulator of political speech.

Rep. Tom Price Hits IRS Regulation of Political Speech, But What's Next?

Tom Price and other advocates of free speech in the House Republican Conference have the policy on the IRS right, but to make it stick there must be Republican leaders who have the backbone to face down the Senate Democrats and President Obama.

Dems Pushing IRS to Probe Conservatives

Greg Corombos, WND

A former FEC chairman says there’s “strong evidence” the IRS is pushing for more scrutiny of nonprofits – especially conservative groups – because of “partisan pressure” put on the agency by Dems. in Congress.

Today Is Your Last Chance To Rein-In The IRS

Proposed IRS regulations will effectively codify into law the heretofore illegal practices that the agency used to target conservatives If those regulations pass, non-profit organizations across the country will be destroyed. Click this link to submit your comment.

Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

Haley Halverson and Ken McIntyre, Heritage Foundation Blog

The IRS overstepped legal boundaries -- and then some. “These people don’t want transparency -- they want a target list.”

Proposed IRS Regs Threaten GOP's 2014 Senate Push

David A. Patten, Newsmax

Proposed new IRS regulations, combined with the intense ongoing scrutiny of conservative groups, could suppress their get-out-the-vote activity enough to hand Dems. the one or two races they need to keep control of the Senate, conservative leaders warn. 

Stop The IRS From Discriminating Against Conservatives

New proposed IRS regulations would restrict any criticism of an incumbent federal, state, or local politician within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election and effectively require groups to remove any reference to politicians from their websites during these windows. But the new proposal would exempt the unions that are the biggest financial and volunteer supporters of Democratic Party candidates.

Conservative Groups Urge Congress to Reject New IRS Rule

Tim Shoemaker, Campaign for Liberty

55 conservative and free market organizations urged Congress to reject a newly proposed IRS rule targeting 501(c)(4) organizations. The draconian rules will effectively muzzle 501(c)4 groups in the run-up to Nov.’s elections while unfairly exempting labor unions that support liberal candidates and causes.

TeaPartiers Push Back On IRS Rule Changes

Seth McLaughlin, The Washington Times

Tea party groups are rallying their troops for a fight over the new rules the IRS is carving out on how to regulate tax-exempt groups that participate in political activities.