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The U.S. House rushed approval late this afternoon of a nasty bill undermining free speech, called the DISCLOSE act. UPDATE, June 29: Liberal McClatchy media, including KCStar, editorializes against the bill.

The so-called campaign finance disclosure bill will disable grassroots political voices. The bill was altered behind closed doors last night and forced to a floor vote, breaking the protocol of a minimum 24-hour waiting period.

National Right to Life  calls the bill, “unconstitutional, unprincipled, and nakedly partisan.”  Even the ACLU agrees that this bill protects those groups that don’t challenge the status quo while suppressing those groups that do challenge the status quo.

The bill has numerous odorous provisions, including, but not limited to, these:

  • every time an organization runs a campaign ad, its CEO must appear in the ad and twice state his name and the organization’s name;
  • the top five funders of the organization behind the ad – even if they had nothing to do with the ad’s funding – must also have their names listed in the ad;
  • the most “significant” donor to the organization must —three times in the ad– list his name, rank, and organization.

Thus the new “DISCLOSE” (more…)

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Tonight the U.S. House adopted the Stupak-Pitts Amendment, which was supported by the Nat’l Right to Life Committee, 240-194  (Roll Call Vote HERE)

The 3 Republican U.S. House members from Kansas, Todd Tiahrt, Jerry Moran &  Lynn Jenkins, voted in favor of the Stupak-Pitts amendment.  Democrat Dennis Moore voted against it. (more…)

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