Thursday, September 23, 2010

DISCLOSE ACT SB3628 - #2176 - Senate GOP Again Blocks Campaign Finance Bill - Brietbart

Senate Republicans on Thursday stood fast in blocking legislation requiring special interest groups running campaign ads to identify their donors. Mirroring a Senate vote on the bill last July, all 39 Republicans who voted stopped Democrats from bringing the campaign disclosure bill to the Senate floor. The 59-39 vote fell one short of the 60 needed to advance the legislation. Two Republicans didn't vote. Republicans dismissed Democratic efforts to revive the bill as an attempt to win political points before the midterm elections. The White House-backed measure is a response to a 5-4 Supreme Court decision last January overturning a decades-old law that barred corporations, unions and other organizations from spending on advertising, mass mailings and other forms of political activity.  Read more.....  Thank you Republicans again for blocking this measure.

Dems Take a Lickin' But Keep on Politickin' - Family Research Council - After not one--but two--colossal losses, liberals can't seem to get out of town soon enough. As the defeats pile up on issues that should have never been debated, moderate Democrats are pleading with leaders to let them leave the city and work on repairing the damage to their campaigns. Earlier this week, Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) presided over one of the biggest failures of this leadership-the sinking of President Obama's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal. But instead of taking his cue from Congress and turning the chamber's attention to more important matters like tax cuts, the Majority Leader insisted on scheduling yet another vote on the DISCLOSE Act, which is no more popular today than it was when it tanked in July. Not surprisingly, the doomed legislation, which was designed to expose (and thereby scare) top donors of organizations like FRC, isn't playing well with Americans who are still waiting for action on the recession, unemployment, and tax relief.  Read more.......

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