The group reported to the IRS that it had zero political expenditures in each year from 2000 to 2002.7 In effect, the group claimed that none of its communications were intended to influence the outcomes of elections.8 In 2003, the Brady Campaign's PAC was fined $26,000 by the Federal Election Commission for failing to properly disclose $200,000 it spent on mailings in 2000 opposing two Republican House candidates, Reps. Ernest Fletcher (R-Ky.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.).9 Several of the Brady Campaign's principal officers and directors have ties to the Democratic Party. Brady Campaign President Michael Barnes served in the House as a Democrat from Maryland from 1979 to 1987. Michael S. Berman, a member of the board of directors, was an aide to Vice President Walter Mondale and served as treasurer to the 1984 Mondale-Ferraro presidential campaign. Tony Orza, the Brady Campaign’s director of government relations, worked as legislative counsel for Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) and as
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Thank God for the NRA
The NRA also appears to have violated a federal law that bars soliciting for a connected PAC from anyone other than the group’s employees or members — what the law calls its “restricted class.” And the NRA appears to have violated another provision that says Internet solicitations must be at websites that are accessible only to members (the restricted class), not the general public.
under federal election law, corporations like the NRA that set up what are known as “connected PACs” must inform potential donors if a PAC is the intended beneficiary of a solicitation. The NRA can’t claim to be raising money for the corporation — to finance such things as its lobbying or research initiatives — and then deposit that money into the account of its PAC. But that’s precisely what the NRA did when it solicited contributions.
The NRA’s brazen shell game with donations: A Yahoo News investigation
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hiLIARys top 5 donors ;)
Yes Gilligan , the Skipper approves !
Good post coal
9 out of 10 support republicans . Money , money, money !
Well coaldust out of those on your list who do the majority support ?
US Lobby Groups. top 10
1. American Association of Retired Persons
2. National Federation of Independent Business
3. American Israel Public Affairs Committee
4. National Rifle Association of America
5. ALF-CIO 6. Association of Trial Lawyers of America
7. Christian Coalition
8. National Right to Life
9. American Medical Association 10. US Chamber of Commerce
Don't hear anyone growling about the others !!!!
NRA Challenges Obama to a Debate: 'No Pre-Screened Questions and No Gas-Bag Answers' CBS NEWS on YAHOO.
Tou want to whine about lobby groups.. They are legal. Like I said.. Why don't you do some research on other lobby groups out there. The NRA did NOT invent lobbying. They just participate in it as others do. and FYI there are actually anti GUN lobby groups out there. Do I need to list them for you ?? WTH is your beef with the NRA lobbying congress?? The problem is with the EA not doing anything to stop crimes but they are gonna punish legal law abiding citizens... Why do that ?? In the face of terrorist activities, he is going for guns... Rediculous... More of the reason that the majority of Americans are fed up with democrats and liberals and they getting the BOOT in Nov.
Glad you picked up on that Mod
faux news , what an oximoron !
Yep his intent is a fair debate you are correct
the NRA spent $984,152 on campaign contributions during the 2014 election cycle. It also spent more than $3 million on lobbying in both 2013 and 2014. The NRA also spent $28,212,718 on outside political contributions during this period, which includes ads paid for directly by the NRA. That makes it the tenth biggest spender when it comes to such political spending.
La whatever declined to be a participant in the recent informational debate w/barry. Instead he made himself available to fox news.That clearly shows his true motivation.
The head of the National Rifle Association blasted President Obama Wednesday over his gun control actions in an 8-minute video, saying the president has “laid waste to the America we remember” and challenging the commander-in-chief to a one-on-one debate on the Second Amendment.
I am sure all you lefties will be critical of Obama when he doesnt take the challange right? Uh huh
rivately, some GOP lawmakers said they didn’t think Obama’s actions on guns amount to much. “Frankly, our initial review of the president’s orders is there is not a lot of substance there,” said one Republican who requested anonymity.
But the lawmaker said party leaders are under enormous pressure from the National Rifle Association and other gun rights activists to take a stand against Obama.
it seems it boils down to the NRA not donating to the GOP...
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