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CU pro­duced several advertisements that it intended to run on broadcast and cable television to promote the film. [3] As a nonprofit corporation, however, CU was prohibited under the challenged provision from using its general treasury funds to make indepen­dent expenditures for political speech defined as an "electioneering communication" or for speech expressly advocating the election or defeat of a candidate for federal office. [4] Pursuant to the challenged statute, such expenditures could be made only through a separate segregated fund or political action committee (PAC) established by the corporation or union that used funds voluntarily donated by stockholders and the executive and administrative personnel of a corporation or the members of a union. [5] Not only did this ban apply to for-profit corporations, but it also applied to many nonprofit associations on both sides of the political aisle, from the NAACP to the Sierra Club to the National Rifle Association, almost all of which are also corporations.

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This presentation of a Statutory ID to receive a ballot, the major provision of the bill, will not be required until the February 2012 spring presidential primary election. A Nigerian presidency whose legitimacy is in question would be less able to provide leadership in the region. While agreeing to some of the reforms negotiated in the GPA, ZANU-PF was bent on using them and the new institutions to legitimise itself and push its own agenda. When the objection expresses a genuine comparison between the compromise and the status quo, it almost always assumes the possibility of achieving a better compromise in the foreseeable future.

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We honor the witness of pacifists who will not allow us to become complacent about war and violence. Increased professionalizing of appointments is apparent at the local and state levels. Claudius Wagemann for his invaluable help in the starting phase of the encyclopedia. Has this prohibition on political campaign intervention always been part of the Internal Revenue Code? Applying this standard would thus require case-by-case determinations. Full Profile » Professor Goss focuses on why people do (or don't) participate in political life and how their engagement affects public policymaking.

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In the past in midterm elections, the party controlling the White House normally lost seats in Congress. To empower youth leaders and networks with the skills necessary to effectively participate in the political decision making process, and to educate youth, media, and communities on how to utilize democratic participation as a conflict resolution mechanism in Kaduna State, the Strategic Empowerment and Mediation Agency will organize a series of governance and conflict resolution workshops, advocacy visits, radio shows, and town hall meetings.

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No one knows a community better than a REALTOR®. A campaign team (which may be as small as one inspired individual, or a heavily-resourced group of professionals) must consider how to communicate the message of the campaign, recruit volunteers, and raise money. If public reaction is favorable, the politician takes credit for it; if not, the idea dies quickly. In our congress this year we withdrew our membership from the Gereja Kemah Injil Indonesia and reinstated the Kingmi Church's former status as an independent Synod in West Papua.

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Designated Amgen senior managers oversee and approve all political contributions. Shane also represented national payroll companies and successfully exempted them from California’s statutory framework. But there were also concerns that there was tampering in some of the precincts using electronic voting machines because the tabulated results differed so significantly from the exit polls. Most important, anyone reading this will have an excellent sense of the context, role and impact of American Political Parties. — Jeffrey M.

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But the process of electoral engineering is a complex one, and the choice of particular rules to govern elections has a profound effect on the extent and type of political competition. These accounts plus no improvement on the economic front scarred the central government's image. Public Citizen lobbyist Craig Holman said another factor was the “Obama Phenomenon,” which allowed Democrats to avoid relying on large scale donations in 2012. “Obama excelled at candidate fundraising,” Holman said. “Though he also made use of super PACs — where megadonors contribute — most of his money came in direct and limited candidate contributions.

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Bossie: "This bill is nothing more than an incumbent protection bill that aims to chill free speech" Democratic senators took to the steps of the Supreme Court on Thursday morning to introduce legislation intended to blunt the impact of the court's January decision, in Citizens United v. Yet, even if "[i]ngratiation and access ... are not corruption" themselves, ibid., they are necessary prerequisites to it; they can create both the opportunity for, and the appearance of, quid pro quo arrangements.

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There is an exclusively religious lobby, responding to demands by Mormon, Roman Catholic, and fundamentalist Protestant churches, promoting referenda to deny marriage rights to gays. For the reasons stated below, we find the statute valid as applied to the ads for the movie and to the movie itself. In the end, the current election will not substitute for an independent, anti-monopoly movement of the majority of working people.

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In politics, candidates who say they want to discuss larger issues look down their noses at the journalists and think-tankers who bedevil them with questions about campaign techniques, fund-raising plans and poll results. PACE is a bipartisan political action committee dedicated to advancing social workers’ goals in campaigns and elections. Report prepared for the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe [PTUZ] by the Research and Advocacy Unit [RAU]. MAP OF NIGERIA.................................................................................................................22 B.

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