7:33 AM, Sep 11, 2015 • By JERYL BIER
In a tweet calling for a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Hillary Clinton inadvertently invited supporters to "Stand with Hillary and overturn Planned Parenthood." While the main part of the tweet (archived here) says "Overturn Citizens United", the text underneath contains the "Planned Parenthood" reference:
The tweet is part of a promoted Twitter campaign. It was first posted at 3:14 Thursday afternoon and was still up Friday morning.
Several commenters on the tweet attempted to alert the Clinton campaign of the error, apparently to no avail:
The tweet links to the Clinton campaign website where users are urged to "Say you're with Hillary" and enter an email address to "Stand with Hillary in the fight to overturn Citizens United and get secret, unaccountable money out of our politics." The Planned Parenthood reference is nowhere to be found.
... so we can take money out of politics!12:01 PM, Aug 14, 2015 • By JIM SWIFT
Roll Call's Simone Pathé reported on Thursday that, "[a] new campaign finance reform political action committee expects to be among the top five outside groups to assist campaigns this cycle."
While Democrats decry Citizens United, Republicans twiddle their thumbs. May 4, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 32 • By JAY COST
Hillary Clinton has been an international celebrity for a quarter-century, and since Bill Clinton left office, the two of them have monetized their worldwide renown to a mind-boggling extent. In her last official filing for the State Department, Clinton listed her net worth as between $5 and
$25 million. Last year, Bloomberg News reported that she earned at least $12 million in her first 16 months after leaving public office.
12:55 PM, Oct 30, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
A new 30-second ad airing on cable news in Wisconsin and New Hampshire features Americans who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 voicing their disenchantment with the president over the last four years. The spot, which is an advertisement for the Citizens United film The Hope and the Change, will air on MSNBC and CNN in Wisconsin and New Hampshire through the rest of this week.
9:05 AM, May 17, 2012 • By ADAM J. WHITE
In this week's New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin criticizes the Supreme Court's handling of Citizens United v. FEC, which affirmed a corporation's First Amendment right to spend money on independent speech on political issues, even when that speech criticizes candidates for office.
The president's proposed executive order is a transparent attempt to help his own political allies. 2:46 PM, Apr 22, 2011 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
A proposed draft of an executive order that would require disclosure of political contributions by federal contractors has been circulating in Washington, D.C.:
2:33 PM, Apr 15, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Jen Rubin has the story about the New York Times's water-carrying for David Callahan, a co-founder and senior fellow at the left-wing group Demos. Callahan's op-ed in the Times on April 4 criticized the Koch brothers for their funding of 501c(4) groups, which don't have to disclose their funding.
4:00 PM, Jan 20, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
The New York Times runs a story today based on what appears to be an obviously frivolous petition filed at the Justice Department by the partisan left-wing activist group Common Cause. The group alleges that Justices Scalia and Thomas, by virtue of their appearance at a seminar held in Palm Springs by the libertarian Koch brothers, created a conflict of interest for themselves that should disqualify their votes in the Citizens United case.
The special interests you don't need protection from.3:03 PM, Jul 7, 2010 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
To hear liberals tell it, the Citizens United decision unleashed a torrent of frightful, unregulated free political speech that will drown out the voices of regular citizens in favor of powerful and nefarious corporate forces.
I happen to be a fan of free speech. I'm not a fan of the alternative, which the government's lawyer in Citizens United admitted would allow the banning of books to "protect" the free speech of non-corporate entities.