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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - John Samples
President Obama's plan to require government contractors to disclose campaign contributions is receiving a rocky reception from Republicans and even some advocates of transparency.
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"You have to think about politics as a war," Mr. Samples said. "This campaign-finance regulation in general is really about taking ammunition away from the other side."
"The White House has floated a trial balloon to see what the political response would be," said John Samples, director of the Center for Representative Government at the Cato Institute.