Friday’s political law links (8/3/12)

STOCK ACT DELAY.  Politico.  “The new deadline for implementing the STOCK Act is now Sept. 30.”

CLINTON SUPER PAC ASK.  Story here.  “Former President Bill Clinton is slated to meet with donors at a private residence in Manhattan to urge them to open their wallets to the pro-President Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action, two sources told POLITICO.”

MESSINA ALLEGATIONS.  Story here.  “Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said today on a conference call with reporters that Obama campaign manager Jim Messina broke the law.”

ADELSON APOLOGY.  Story here.  “Democratic campaign officials apologized on Thursday to Sheldon Adelson, the casino magnate who has been spending millions of dollars to help elect Republican candidates for federal office.”

SOLYNDRA REPORT.  Here.  “A House GOP report capping a probe of the Obama administration’s backing for Solyndra calls the solar firm’s collapse a ‘cautionary tale’ of political pressures and misguided policy leading to the loss of about a half-billion taxpayer dollars.”

HONORING MEMBERS.  Roll Call.  “Members of Congress and administration officials got a little less love from K Street in 2011. Lobbyists spent $19 million to honor or fete top policymakers last year, down from $23.2 million the previous year, according to a new report by the Sunlight Foundation.”


FORMER SEN. CRAIG IN THE NEWS.  Story here.  “Former U.S. Senator Larry Craig asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the Federal Election Commission for using campaign funds to pay for his legal defense, arguing that he was on official travel when he was arrested in a sex-sting operation.”

DARE?  Here.  “The House Democratic leadership stepped out of the Capitol on Wednesday to offer their full support for a package of proposed electoral reforms, including a constitutional amendment to reverse the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision.”

NY LOBBYING CONTROVERSY.  Story here.  “The state lobbying board appears to have taken illegal action to shield donors to wealthy lobbying groups including one that promotes Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a board member said Thursday.”


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