President’s plan for highlighting Citizens United response

The Post reports on the Obama administration’s plans to focus on Citizens United legislation here.

There is little the administration can do to reverse the ruling, short of pushing a constitutional amendment. But White House officials are weighing how hard to push legislative proposals by Sen. Charles E. SchumerRep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) that would put some restrictions on corporate participation, such as requiring shareholders to approve political spending by their companies. (D-N.Y.) and

On ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday, David Axelrod, a senior Obama adviser, warned that the high court’s decision could bring about “a corporate takeover of our elections.”

“We’ve got important elections coming up,” Gibbs told reporters last week. “And the question is: Are the special interests going to play a bigger role in those with their contributions than they normally would?”

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