ALL FIGHTING. The American League of Lobbyists is in the news here. “The American League of Lobbyists is vowing to continue fighting what it calls attacks by the Obama administration on the lobbying profession.”
FIRM GIVING. The Post. “Big law is heavily favoring President Obama in campaign contributions, pouring twice as much money into the president’s re-election campaign than into the four leading Republican candidates combined.”
SMALL DONATIONS AND 2012. The Post. “Even with low approval ratings and an uncertain path to reelection, President Obama is exceeding expectations in one area: His campaign is doing far better at attracting grass-roots financial support this year than his Republican rivals or his own historic effort in 2008, according to new contribution data.”
EDITORIAL ON CROSSROADS ADVISORY OPINION REQUEST. Phil. Inquirer.
SAMPLES ON FREE SPEECH AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS. Phila. Inquirer.
NYC BRIEFING FOR STAFFERS. Roll Call. “Congress in 2007 amended its ethics rules to restrict private groups that retain registered lobbyists from arranging, organizing and financing most forms of lengthy travel, but it left open the opportunity for companies and interest groups to sponsor trips that include business on only one day.”
COMMISSIONER RAVEL IN THE NEWS. Story here. “‘My interest is to make the FPPC a really central player in the government and political structure of this state,’ [CA FPPC Commissioner Ann] Ravel added. ‘I think most people saw it as a minor nuisance instead.'”
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving. The next new set of links will be prepared on Monday, Nov. 28th.