Monday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

October 13, 2014  •  

Monday News Roundup

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Congressman presses Holder for review of think tank funding” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Burger King hires former members of Congress to work on inversion deal” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill.

Pennsylvania: “Threatened with Pa. fee increase, lobbyists go to work” by Mary Wilson in NewsWorks.

Rhode Island: “R.I. Supreme Court denies request by 38 Studios defendant Wells Fargo” by Paul Grimaldi in the Providence Journal.

Campaign Finance

FEC votes suggest gridlock is easing” by Byron Tau and Kyle Cheney in Politico.

In the Senate, campaign finance is the new flag burning” by Gayle Trotter in The Hill.

Midterm Voters Drown in Dark Money” by Albert R. Hunt in Bloomberg.

Ads Paid for by Secret Money Flood the Midterm Elections” by Nicholas Confessore in The New York Times.

Dark money threatens democracy” by Robert Maguire in The Hill’s Congress Blog.

Arkansas: “Some Arkansas candidates talk of limiting outside groups” by John Lyon in Arkansas News.


Ohio: “Kasich appoints retired judge to state commission” on WKBN.

Oklahoma: “Financial interests of state officers will not be put online, Ethics Commission says” by Barbara Hoberock in Tulsa World.


2014 Ballot Measures That Matter Most for States and Localities” in Governing.

11 questions that will decide the Senate” by James Hohmann in Politico.

Dems: Don’t trust the polls” by Niall Stanage in The Hill.

Courts Strike Down Voter ID Laws in Wisconsin and Texas” by Adam Liptak in The New York Times.

Colorado: “Centrism Hurting Once-Popular Gov. Hickenlooper’s Re-Election Hopes” by Alan Greenblatt in Governing.

Georgia: “Georgia Uses Big Data to Get Out the Vote” by Daniel Malloy and Kristina Torres in Governing.

Michigan: “As election nears, big names stump for state candidates” by Chris Gautz in Crain’s Detroit Business.


Things to know about political mapmaking in Ohio” by Ann Sanner (Associated Press) in the Daily Journal.

Political Advertising

Campaigns Find Ad Space Finite, Even on the Web” by Ashley Parker in The New York Times.

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