Political law links for Tuesday, June 21st

IT’S JUST COFFEE? Politico.  “A meeting President Barack Obama hosted in the White House for his key political backers from Wall Street is under fire from good government advocates and a Bush administration ethics official who say the session appeared to bring activity related to campaign fundraising onto White House grounds.”

CASH DASH. Roll Call. “House Republicans and Democrats are making a mad dash for cash, scheduling hundreds of fundraisers during the next four days before they leave town for the July Fourth recess.”

WHEN SPEECH WAS JUST SPEECH. The Times. “The transformation of everything into speech and therefore into a candidate for constitutional protection has been going on for quite a while.”

SUPPLEMENTING SENATORS. The Times. “Mr. Hatch, who credits a daily regimen of nutritional supplements for his vigor at 77, has spent his career in Washington helping the $25-billion-a-year industry thrive.”

VIRGINIA URANIUM AND LAWMAKER TRIPS. The Post. “More than a dozen Virginia legislators are flying to France this month on all-expenses paid trips as part of an aggressive lobbying effort by a company pushing lawmakers to lift a ban on uranium mining in the state.”

EAC VOTE SET. The Hill. “The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to repeal an election commission set up after the controversial 2000 presidential election.”

ETHICS, SEN. GRAHAM, AND BOEING NLRB CASE. Story here.  “he International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) released a letter sent to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics calling for an investigation into South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham’s conduct and statements regarding the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) pending complaint against the Boeing Company. ”





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