Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas will join Pajamas Media blogger and BlogTalkRadio host Fausta, to talk about his Bloggers’ Bill of Rights, earmarks, and taxes today at 11am ET.
Two years ago, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) issued regulations that protected bloggers from being hampered by certain campaign finance laws. Under these regulations, bloggers cannot be considered to have made a contribution or expenditure on behalf of (or in opposition to) a candidate simply because they link to campaign websites or write about the positions of federal candidates. Additionally, blogs are treated as any other publication under the general media exemption from most campaign finance restrictions. Without such protections, bloggers could be subject to various limitations and reporting requirements under campaign finance law.
Here more today from Rep Hensarling with Fausta.