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Bossie: Omnibus Rider On Campaign Finance Only Strengthens Washington Establishment

Washington, DC –Citizens United President David N. Bossie made the following statement in regard to the campaign finance Omnibus rider that boosts party committees and not other hard dollar Political Action Committees (PACs).

“What Congressional Leaders are doing is what they do best; protecting incumbents and the two-party system. The Omnibus rider will only strengthen the Washington Establishment in both parties and not create a level playing field for candidates who are outside the beltway.

“Citizens United v. FEC, eliminated limits for independent speech, but did not address limits on contributions to candidates, party committees, or hard dollar political action committees. The contribution limits for those entities remained in place. The Omnibus rider provides additional funding sources to party committees, but fails to address contribution limits to traditional political committees or candidates. Individual limits increase every two years with inflation, however the $5,000 hard dollar PAC limit has not increased in nearly 40 years. These limits should be raised to more realistic levels so these candidates and committees can more effectively make their voices heard.

“The party committees exist to protect incumbents. The National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee have made clear their mission is reelecting their own. They differ from organizations like Citizens United Political Victory Fund which make a habit of championing true conservative candidates, even if it means taking on currently elected members of the Establishment.”


Citizens United Files FOIA Lawsuit Against State Department

Washington, DC – Today, Citizens United filed a FOIA lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States State Department.

“As Citizens United conducts pre-production research for the sequel to Hillary The Movie, the State Department has stonewalled our request for public records on official taxpayer-funded travel overseas,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “The American people have a right to know who accompanied Secretary Clinton on these trips. Were there any big political contributors to previous or future Clinton campaigns on board? Were there any Clinton Foundation financial supporters on board? These are important questions that need to be answered, especially considering the allegations that arose regarding Commerce Department trade missions during the Clinton Administration in the 1990s.”

Timeline Of How We Got To This Point:


• On May 13, 2014 Citizens United filed a FOIA request with the Air Force District of Washington requesting passenger manifests and mission expense records for Special Air Mission flights of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
• On May 22, 2014 the Air Force District of Washington notified Citizens United that it did not have any responsive records and was transferring the request to the Air Mobility Command.
• Air Mobility Command notified Citizens United on June 2, 2014 that it had “no records” pertaining to the manifests or expense records for Secretary Clinton’s Special Air Mission flights. Following an appeal from Citizens United the Air Mobility Command explained that it did “conduct a thorough search for responsive records” but that “[n]o mission expense records were located, and the Air Force does not keep a copy of the manifest once a flight is completed.”
• On July 15, 2014 Citizens United filed a FOIA request with the State Department requesting the passenger manifests and mission expense records that the Air Force had failed to keep records of. The Air Force had suggested to Citizens United that such records should be requested from the State Department.
• The State Department, by law, had until August 12, 2014 to produce any and all responsive documents, unless they were subject to an exemption from FOIA.
• As of December 9, 2014 the State Department has yet to provide any documents, or provide any information as to when they may comply with Citizens United’s FOIA request.
• Because the State Department has failed to comply with FOIA, Citizens United’s next step is to file a lawsuit to compel production of the documents.

Governor Chris Christie To Speak At The Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on January 24th

Des Moines, IA – Citizens United President David N. Bossie and Congressman Steve King today announce that Governor Chris Christie will join the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” in Des Moines on Saturday, January 24th. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman-Elect Rod Blum have been also confirmed as speakers. The Summit will also feature remarks from Governor Sarah Palin; Dr. Ben Carson; Former Speaker Newt Gingrich; Senator Ted Cruz; Governor Mike Huckabee; Senator Rick Santorum; Senator Mike Lee; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Ambassador John Bolton; and Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Additional speakers will be announced in the near future. For more information, please visit: www.IowaFreedomSummit.com

WHO: Governor Chris Christie; Governor Sarah Palin; Senator Ted Cruz; Governor Mike Huckabee; Senator Rick Santorum; Senator Charles Grassley; Senator Mike Lee; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Former Speaker Newt Gingrich; Dr. Ben Carson; Ambassador John Bolton; Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina; and Congressman-Elect Rod Blum

WHAT: Citizens United and Congressman Steve King Inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit

WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2015

WHERE: The Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309


Former Vice Presidential Nominee Governor Sarah Palin To Speak At The Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on January 24th

Des Moines, IA – Citizens United President David N. Bossie and Congressman Steve King today announce that Governor Sarah Palin will join the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” in Des Moines on Saturday, January 24th. With the Iowa Caucuses only a year away, the Summit will be a launching point for conservative ideas as we head towards 2016. The Summit will also feature remarks from Dr. Ben Carson; Speaker Newt Gingrich; Senator Ted Cruz; Governor Mike Huckabee; Senator Rick Santorum; Senator Mike Lee; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Ambassador John Bolton; and Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Additional speakers will be announced in the near future. For more information, please visit: www.IowaFreedomSummit.com

WHO: Governor Sarah Palin; Senator Ted Cruz; Governor Mike Huckabee; Senator Rick Santorum; Senator Mike Lee; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Former Speaker Newt Gingrich; Dr. Ben Carson; Ambassador John Bolton; and Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

WHAT: Citizens United and Congressman Steve King Inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit

WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2015

WHERE: The Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309


Dr. Ben Carson and Former Speaker Newt Gingrich To Speak At The Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines on January 24th

Des Moines, IA –Congressman Steve King and Citizens United President David Bossie announce that Dr. Ben Carson and Speaker Newt Gingrich will join the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” in Des Moines on Saturday, January 24th. With the Iowa Caucuses only a year away the Summit will be a launch point for conservative ideas as we head towards 2016. The Summit will also feature remarks from Senator Ted Cruz; Governor Mike Huckabee; Senator Rick Santorum; Senator Mike Lee; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Ambassador John Bolton; and Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. Additional speakers will be announced in the near future. For more information, please visit: www.IowaFreedomSummit.com

WHO: Senator Ted Cruz; Governor Mike Huckabee; Senator Rick Santorum; Senator Mike Lee; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Speaker Newt Gingrich; Dr. Ben Carson; Ambassador John Bolton; and Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. WHAT: Citizens United and Congressman Steve King Inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit WHEN: Saturday, January 24, 2015 WHERE: The Hoyt Sherman Place, 1501 Woodland Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

For media credentials please email: Press@CitizensUnited.org


Citizens United And Congressman Steve King Announce Inaugural Iowa Freedom Summit

Des Moines, IA – Citizens United and Congressman Steve King will host the inaugural “Iowa Freedom Summit” in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, January 24th. With the Iowa Caucuses only a year away the Summit will be a launch point for conservative ideas as we head towards 2016. The Summit will feature remarks from Senator Ted Cruz; Governor Mike Huckabee; Senator Rick Santorum; Senator Mike Lee; Representative Marsha Blackburn; Ambassador John Bolton; and Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina. The event will be held at The Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines. Additional speakers will be announced in the near future.

“Coming off our successful New Hampshire Freedom Summit last Spring, the Iowa Freedom Summit will only build on that success and bring grassroots conservatives together in the Hawkeye State,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “This free event will focus on how America can get back on the right track. It will feature speakers who will talk about the importance of pro-growth economics, social conservatism, and a strong national defense. Citizens United is excited to partner with Congressman Steve King on this inaugural summit and look forward to the sharing of conservative ideas in Des Moines early next year.”

“Midterm elections gave our country a dramatic shift in possibilities. It is exactly the right time to bring our national leaders to Iowa to hear them cast a conservative vision for our Nation’s future,” said Congressman Steve King. “Iowa’s First in the Nation status has created an informed, engaged, and active electorate all eager to begin the evaluation process of potential leaders of the free world. The Iowa Freedom Summit will further energize conservatives and begin the caucus season in earnest. I’m very glad to partner with Citizens United and David Bossie to bring this unique opportunity to Iowa in January.”

For more information, please visit: www.IowaFreedomSummit.com


Citizens United Wins At The 10th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Washington, DC – Citizens United won at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals today in Citizens United v. Gessler. Earlier this month, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Citizens United in its emergency injunction. Today the 10th Circuit rebuked the lower Court’s ruling, and found that Citizens United's latest documentary Rocky Mountain Heist is constitutionally protected speech. This eye-opening documentary about the liberal takeover of once-Red Colorado was released after the emergency injunction was granted.

“The 10th Circuit once again embraced the First Amendment today with its ruling in favor of Citizens United,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “In its detailed ruling, the 10th Circuit recognized that Citizens United is an established media entity which has the same rights as The Denver Post and other media outlets. Rocky Mountain Heist has made an impact throughout the Centennial State and is just another example of how Citizens United uses speech to break through the Liberal media filter which has endured in this country for decades.”


Media Advisory: “Rocky Mountain Heist” Premieres On NewsMax TV This Weekend

Washington, DC – “Rocky Mountain Heist” a new documentary film hosted by Michelle Malkin that sheds light on how four wealthy liberals turned Colorado from Red to Blue is set to premiere nationally this weekend as well as on NewsMax’s App and on Roku. NewsMax TV reaches 40 million households nationwide. This is in addition to showings in the Colorado media markets as well as on Family Entertainment Television.

Television Schedule For This Weekend (All Times Mountain):

NewsMax TV (Dish Channel 223, DirecTV 349):
Saturday, October 25th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 26th 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Channel 53.2 KETD-TV Denver:
Saturday, October 25th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 26th 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Channel 51 KWHS-TV Colorado Springs:
Saturday, October 25th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 26th 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Family Entertainment Television (Dish Channel 82, AT&T Channel 578, Check local cable provider for channel):
Saturday, October 25th 2:30 – 3:30 and 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Rocky Mountain Heist, written and directed by Jason Killian Meath (King of Bain) and produced by David N. Bossie (Hillary The Movie), sheds light on the once-Red state of Colorado which is now reliably Democrat. This documentary reveals the truth behind the “Gang of Four” – a secretive group of Leftist millionaires and billionaires who hijacked Colorado politics. The result was a restructuring of the once-reliable Red state. Now, homelessness is at an all-time high, marijuana is smoked in once family-friendly parks, gun control is rampant and the state’s energy industry is under constant assault. Unfortunately, the State of Colorado is now a perfect example of President Obama’s promise to “fundamentally transform America.” The most disturbing aspect of this Colorado “heist” is this model is being replicated across other reliably Red states such as Virginia and Texas – if successful, the results could be catastrophic for America as a nation.


Media Advisory: “Rocky Mountain Heist” Premieres Saturday On Colorado Television

Washington, DC – “Rocky Mountain Heist” a new documentary film hosted by Michelle Malkin that sheds light on how four wealthy liberals turned Colorado from Red to Blue is set to premiere in both the Denver media market and the Colorado Springs media market this Saturday, October 18th in prime time. The film was licensed to KETD in Denver and KWHS in Colorado Springs that will reach 1.8 million households. NewsMax TV has also licensed the film which reaches 40 million households nationwide as well as Family Entertainment Television. Rocky Mountain Heist will run at least over twenty times in Colorado through Election Day.

Television Schedule For This Weekend:

Channel 53.2 KETD-TV Denver:
Saturday, October 18th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 19th 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Channel 51 KWHS-TV Colorado Springs:
Saturday, October 18th 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 19th 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Family Entertainment Television (Check local cable provider for channel):
Saturday, October 18th 2:30 – 3:30 and 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Rocky Mountain Heist, written and directed by Jason Killian Meath (King of Bain) and produced by David N. Bossie (Hillary The Movie), sheds light on the once-Red state of Colorado which is now reliably Democrat. This documentary reveals the truth behind the “Gang of Four” – a secretive group of Leftist millionaires and billionaires who hijacked Colorado politics. The result was a restructuring of the once-reliable Red state. Now, homelessness is at an all-time high, marijuana is smoked in once family-friendly parks, gun control is rampant and the state’s energy industry is under constant assault. Unfortunately, the State of Colorado is now a perfect example of President Obama’s promise to “fundamentally transform America.” The most disturbing aspect of this Colorado “heist” is this model is being replicated across other reliably Red states such as Virginia and Texas – if successful, the results could be catastrophic for America as a nation.


First Amendment Preserved In Colorado

Washington, DC -- Citizens United won an important court battle today, which will not only enhance the First Amendment in Colorado but also nationwide. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Citizens United in its emergency injunction in Citizens United v. Gessler. Now Citizens United Productions will be able to launch its latest documentary, Rocky Mountain Heist, which explores the liberal takeover of once a reliable Red state.

“Today the 10th Circuit embraced the First Amendment and issued an emergency injunction ensuring that Citizens United can bring its latest film, Rocky Mountain Heist, to the people of Colorado,” said David N. Bossie, President of Citizens United. “Our film and its message are at the core of political speech protected by the First Amendment. For far too long Colorado’s campaign finance laws have burdened some speakers while protecting others. Today’s ruling is an important first step in overturning this discriminatory law.”

“Citizens United’s investigative documentary about politics and elections in Colorado is at the very core of what the First Amendment protects,” said Theodore B. Olson of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and lead lawyer for Citizens United. “Its contribution to the marketplace of ideas is every bit as important and deserving of the First Amendment’s protection as that of our newspapers and broadcasters. We are deeply gratified that the court of appeals has freed Citizens United from Colorado’s irrationally discriminatory campaign speech restrictions.”


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