Congress considering action on 527 groups
The House is considering restricting 527 groups' election involvement (they're named for the section of the internal revenue code that authorizes them).
These were the "we're not really election committees, just political education committees" that played a role in the last election -- Moveon, for the Demos, Swiftboaters for the GOP -- largely because the "campaign reform" statute had restricted PACs, soft money, and other modes of expression.
Nancy Pelosi says the Demos will oppose this, which is predictable, since the Demo 527s, pumped with millions by George Soros and others, outspent the GOP ones by about 2:1. While I can't rejoice in further abridgement of the First Amendment, it is a lesson for the Demos about chickens coming home to roost.