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  •  This caught my eye this morning.... (3+ / 0-)
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    Courts Roll Back Limits on Election Spending

    Even before a landmark Supreme Court ruling on campaign finance law expected within days, a series of other court decisions is reshaping the political battlefield by freeing corporations, unions and other interest groups from many of the restrictions on their advertising about issues and candidates.

    Legal experts and political operatives say the cases roll back campaign spending rules to the years before Watergate. The end of decades-old restrictions could unleash a torrent of negative advertisements, help cash-poor Republicans in a pivotal year and push President Obama to bring in more money for his party.

    Just in time for 2010.  Brilliant.

    What a way to end the week.  Dorgan retiring, Coakley in trouble, and now this.  I need a drink.

    "If these Republicans can't stand up to Rush, how can they stand up to the Iranians?" - Redmond Barry

    by xsonogall on Sat Jan 09, 2010 at 12:09:37 PM PST

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