Obama’s ‘dark money’ order

by Brian Huges,  Washington Examiner

President Obama is being pressured to sign an executive order forcing federal contractors to disclose their political donations.

Campaign finance activists say he must do so to fulfill unmet promises to get “dark money” out of politics.

Obama has repeatedly decried the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which removed restrictions on the amount of money large corporations and unions may donate to political campaigns.

But the White House has kept the issue on the back burner, especially since Republicans unsympathetic to the president’s appeals took over both chambers of Congress this year.

Advocates say Obama should continue his practice of side-stepping Congress with executive orders and force federal contractors’ political donations into the open.

The president has already signed executive orders raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers and giving those employees new discrimination protections.  Read the entire story.

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