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Tonight a look at the disclose act.
Is it really campaign finance reform or muzzled speech senior White House correspondent Major Garrett reports that like many things in Washington.
The answer may be in the -- -- -- be -- President Obama eager to shield his party's congressional majorities from hostile anti incumbent voters told the senate today it must pull the curtain back on a likely flood of corporate -- trade association cash.
This campaign season.
Millions of Americans are struggling to get by and their voices should be drowned out.
By millions of dollars in secret special interest advertising the president described the problem is one of potential corporate political manipulation.
Corporate lobbyists will be able to tell members of congress if they don't vote the right way.
There will face an onslaught of negative ads in the next campaign.
But this -- Supreme Court decision which mr.
Obama criticized in his State of the Union Address gave the same clout to powerful unions like -- AFL CIO.
And lobbying groups like the National Rifle Association or NRA.
In the house to win passage of a bill to force more disclosure of donations from these groups house Democrats exempted the NRA the AARP and big unions.
In the senate in a bill to attract some moderate Republican votes Democrats have brought big unions back under the new disclosure guidelines.
That prompted the AFL CIO to warn the bill quote could hamper working families' ability to have a voice in the political process unquote.
Clashing exemptions could undo the entire legislative process.
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell cities trying to kill the bill with a filibuster because quote it seeks to protect unpopular Democrat politicians by silencing their critics.
And exempting their campaign supporters from an all out attack on the First Amendment.
Experts say no special interest wants to give up -- data on what it spends.
Where and why.
If you're an interest group you don't want to give more information out about your inner workings.
Then you have to -- it's about kept a competition it's about competitive advantage after a lot these groups.
Even though the president has picked up the campaign -- the real money has flowed yet because -- -- -- is waiting.
For the fall to launch there TV advertising blitz.
We would suspect that out right around Labor Day when the political season really begins to heat up in earnest for for any November election.
That if anything it's gonna happen it's gonna start to happen right around -- The showdown vote in the senate to break the Republican filibuster scheduled for tomorrow -- the White House hoped it would get moderate.
Republican Susan Collins from Maine she announced today she will oppose the bill.
Collins had been with the white house on unemployment benefits and -- Kagan Supreme Court nomination -- their bid to win Lott Republicans is falling flat.
-- and gradually learn this -- the White House dispatched aides to the gulf region to deal with the oil spill what's all about.
-- the White House insists it has nothing to do with politics but improving intergovernmental communications between the Coast Guard the White House.
All the other teams of federal officials down there and state officials here -- the numbers.
Three people were sent from the White House Alabama and Mississippi between those two states -- to Florida seven to eight to Louisiana and -- the White House says it was really curious.
But the reelection prospects in 2012 and Florida.
It was that more people limited to Louisiana.
Yet nothing from politics out -- a major thank you got Colorado.
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