Americans for Prosperity

Outside Groups Buy 20 Days Worth of Non-Stop Ads in Colorado Elections

Outside Groups Buy 20 Days Worth of Non-Stop Ads in Colorado Elections
Thanks to the Supreme Court, we have stripped away all the pretenses about money and politics. Money is speech. Speech is money. PACs have evolved (devolved?) into Super PACs and Super PAC dark money has become the black hole of politics. And, whether or not you think this is what the Constitution requires, is there anyone out there who really thinks we’re better off for it?
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From the Front Lines of Michigan’s Totally Failed Attempt to Get People to Hate Unions

From the Front Lines of Michigan’s Totally Failed Attempt to Get People to Hate Unions
The right-to-work push in Michigan looks like it may have backfired, or at the very least changed absolutely nothing. Union representation has essentially remained the same (actually increasing by a modest 4,000), even after heavy PR campaigns designed to discredit the labor movement.
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Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes

Koch Group's Dubious 'Obamacare Victim' Has Donated Thousands to Conservative Causes
Both with efforts and money, Carol Perry has been a staunch ally in the conservative cause — everything from gun control to rallying like-minded voters. Now, she's being marched out by Americans for Prosperity as the poster of Obamacare victims. Considering the source (and the source of the source) can we really consider Perry's story to be reliable?
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One Actress, One Ad, Six States: Why the Koch Brothers' Anti-Obamacare Argument Is Wearing Thin

One Actress, One Ad, Six States: Why the Koch Brothers' Anti-Obamacare Argument Is Wearing Thin
With an $850,000 ad buy running in six states, the Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity is doubling down on the anti-Obamacare rhetoric. Of course, using the same actress to tell the same non-story in six different states shows that the argument is on its last Super PAC-powered legs.
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When Harry Met Ballsy: Top Dem Calls Koch Brothers 'Un-American'

When Harry Met Ballsy: Top Dem Calls Koch Brothers 'Un-American'
Harry Reid finally let it all out. The Senate's top Democrat criticized a pair of billionaire brothers in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, accusing the conservative duo of being "un-American," spreading lies about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and lacking a conscience.
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Oil Company That Started Tea Party Now Fighting Tea Party

Oil Company That Started Tea Party Now Fighting Tea Party
Koch Oil founded the Tea Party, but the Georgia Tea Party now supports free market alternatives to oil monopolies. The Koch brothers are none too pleased with their errant offspring. Georgia Power wants to expand its use of solar energy as the price of solar goes down. Georgia's Tea Party likes the idea because it means consumers will get free-market choices. Koch Oil hates it because it cuts into their bottom line.
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Fossil Fuel for the Fire: Koch Brothers Pledge Demands Inaction on Climate Change

Fossil Fuel for the Fire: Koch Brothers Pledge Demands Inaction on Climate Change
While Grover Norquist's Taxpayer "Protection" Pledge might be the most famous public promise signed by politicians, it's not the only pledge pitting big business' interests against that of the American people. The New Yorker this week is reporting on a pledge sponsored by the Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity that demands inaction by Congress on climate change regulations.
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Brandon Perkins
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$11 Million in 'Dark Money' May Be Largest Secret Donation in CA History

Last Friday, California Common Cause asked the Fair Political Practices Commission to take immediate action to protect the integrity of November’s election by investigating and exposing the secret, out-of-state interests who recently funneled $11 million to oppose Prop 30 and support Prop 32 in this November’s election.
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