July 28, 2010
NYT Puts Some Blame for DISCLOSE's Failure on Democrats
Keeping Politics in the Shadows: "Supporters of the Disclose Act did not help their case by adding several extraneous provisions that gave Republicans additional excuses for voting no. In a bill that was supposed to be about disclosure, there was no need to prohibit independent expenditures by some government contractors, or recipients of Troubled Asset Relief Program funds, or oil drillers. The House inserted an especially distasteful provision that exempted the National Rifle Association from disclosure requirements."