Good morning, here are today’s political law links (Thurs., 7/19)

FINANCIAL REFORM LOBBYING.  Roll Call.  “As the Dodd-Frank financial reform law nears its two-year anniversary Saturday, one of the last big lobbying fights over the landmark measure is unfolding over underwriting standards.”

LOST DONORS?  Politico.  “Democrats have spent months praying for the liberal answer to Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers.”

BARCLAYS ON THE HILL.  Story here.  “Officials from Barclays, the British bank at the center of the Libor interest rate manipulation scandal, will head to Capitol Hill next week to give a private briefing to the House Financial Services Committee.”

AD RETURNS.  Story here.  “Mitt Romney’s campaign has quietly reposted a controversial Web ad that uses audio of President Barack Obama singing a few bars of an Al Green classic two days after YouTube took down the spot over copyright claims.”

LONDON FUNDRAISING.  The Post.  “U.S. election law allows candidates to raise money from U.S. citizens overseas, and presidential hopefuls have long sought donations from them.”

CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAWS AND 12.  Story here.  “Mitt Romney argued in an interview Wednesday that the reason he is being bludgeoned in the ad wars is because campaign finance laws are effectively tying one hand behind his back.”

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM AND COORDINATION.  National Journal.  “Campaign finance law is yet another debate in which the two parties are miles apart. But there’s surprising bipartisan agreement on coordination. The drivers of the debate on Capitol Hill believe coordination between campaigns and super PACs shouldn’t be allowed, but that coordination with party committees only makes sense.”

LOBBYIST BOARD MEMBER LEAVES GROUP.  Story here.  “A member of New York’s board that regulates lobbyists has resigned from a group that lobbies the state to avoid ‘even the appearance of impropriety,’ although the board’s chairwoman continues a similar role.”

HAVE A GREAT DAY.  The next set of links will be prepared on Monday, July 23, 2012.

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