Here are my political law links for Thursday, watch the weather out there and be safe

WATERS CASE UPDATE. Politico reports.  “Five months after her ethics trial was postponed and the investigation reopened, the ethics case against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) remains in limbo.”

EO ISSUE IN THE NEWS. The Hill. “More than two dozen Senate Republicans on Tuesday warned President Obama that they oppose a planned executive order (EO) requiring contractors to disclose their political contributions before they can be awarded a federal contract.”

APPLE IN DC. Politico reports.  “Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in an interview Wednesday it’s likely that the company will testify before Congress in a hearing in response to reports that Apple mobile devices track owners’ locations, according to an interview with All Things Digital.”

THAWING D DONORS? The Times. “President Obama, seeking to mend fences with big New York donors to the Democratic Party, came to New York to headline three back-to-back fund-raisers on Wednesday night, casting his re-election campaign as the next step in the effort to speed up the economic recovery.”

“WIN AMERICA CAMPAIGN.” The Post’s Eggen reports.  “More than two dozen major companies and business groups — including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and technology giants Apple, Google and Microsoft — have joined together under the banner of the ‘Win America Campaign’ to push for a one-time tax holiday on overseas profits.”

CUPCAKES AND ENERGY. Here’s an interesting use of YouTube in grassroots efforts.  And it involves cupcakes.

“INTER-PARTY FOOD FIGHT” IN VERMONT. I’ll stick with the food theme; here’s news from Vermont about recent solicitations in the news.

AND EASTER CANDY… Here (George Will on public financing.)  “Barack Obama was the first major-party candidate since the 1974 creation of the public funding option for presidential campaigns to not participate in that system. And he will not participate in 2012, when he might raise $1 billion in voluntary contributions of private money for his reelection campaign. That sum, representing healthy mass-participation in politics, is about half of the sum Americans have just spent on Easter candy.”

CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO TN CANDIDATES? That’s the proposal and the story’s here.


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