Thursday News Roundup - State and Federal Communications

August 14, 2014  •  

Thursday News Roundup

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Universities chase big defense dollars” by Austin Wright in Politico.

Obama reversal shows difficulty of limiting lobbyists’ D.C. clout” by Mark Trumbull (Christian Science Monitor) in the Alaska Dispatch News.

Campaign Finance

The Transparency Trap” by David Frum in The Atlantic.

GOP looks to shake loose more Wall Street cash” by Patrick Temple-West in Politico.

Sen. Mike Lee doing ‘due diligence’ on illegal donation claims” by Lisa Riley Roche in the Deseret News.

Maine: “Maine campaign finance law challenged as unfair to independents” by Dave Sherwood in Reuters.

Texas: “Bitcoin Plays A ‘Bit’ Part In Campaign Fundraising, But Could That Change?” by Shelley Kofler in KERA News.


North Carolina: “Conflict of interest statements for NC officials now online” by Tyler Dukes in WRAL.

North Carolina: “McCrory misstated Duke Energy holdings, sold stock after coal-ash spill” by J. Andrew Curliss and Craig Jarvis in The News & Observer.

Political Advertising

GOP makes no apologies for ads disguised as news sites” by Jessica Taylor in The Hill.


Florida: “Scott signs congressional redistricting bill” by Lloyd Dunkelburger in the Herald-Tribune.

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