Post Tagged with: "ALEC"

Brendan Keefe, investigative reporter, escorted from ALEC event with Georgia lawmakers. Photo: Video screen grab/WXIA.

Police ILLEGALLY ‘Escort’ Reporter From Secretive Right-Wing Lobbyist-Lawmaker Schmoozefest (VIDEO)

‘We can’t show you what’s behind this closed door,’ an investigative reporter explains. What do ALEC and these lawmakers have to hide?

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
Apple On Environmental Impact: ‘We Don’t Want To Debate Climate Change. We Want To Stop It’ (VIDEO)

Apple On Environmental Impact: ‘We Don’t Want To Debate Climate Change. We Want To Stop It’ (VIDEO)

Apple’s new Environmental Responsibility Report takes a dig at climate change deniers.

by Vera· · News
Bigoted Pizza Company’s GoFundMe Account Raised More Than Cancer Patients Or Boston Bombing Victims

Bigoted Pizza Company’s GoFundMe Account Raised More Than Cancer Patients Or Boston Bombing Victims

A dueling campaign for LGBT youth in Indiana has raised just $31,000.

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Falling Like Flies: BP Latest Company To Flee ALEC’s Extreme, Right-Wing Agenda

ALEC’s positions on everything from climate change to guns hurts member companies’ reputations. BP is the latest to turn tail and run.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
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The Party Of ‘Small Government’ Tramples Local Governments In Favor Of Big Business

Republican state lawmakers like to pass laws prohibiting their towns and cities from enacting certain types of regulations. On one hand, this can be just fine, but it also screams hypocrisy.

by Rika Christensen· · Current Issues, News
You’re Reading This Right – Charles Koch And George Soros Are Working Together To Reform Justice

You’re Reading This Right – Charles Koch And George Soros Are Working Together To Reform Justice

This may shock you.

by Wendy Gittleson· · News
Google Cuts Ties With Infamous Conservative Group: They Are ‘Literally Lying’ To People

Google Cuts Ties With Infamous Conservative Group: They Are ‘Literally Lying’ To People

ALEC’s climate denialism agenda has caused major companies to drop support for the lobbying group.

by Jameson Parker· · News
Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

We hear it all the time, republicans are “Pro-business.” They promise if they’re elected, they’ll pass “business friendly” legislation. They claim that their policies will lead to economic growth and job creation. It’s time for a reality check. An analysis of all 50 states clearly shows the negative correlation between […]

by Randa Morris· · News
ALEC Group Holds Anti-Labor Rally – Nobody Shows Up

ALEC Group Holds Anti-Labor Rally – Nobody Shows Up

What happens if one holds a rally and nobody shows up? Well, it would look much like what happened today for the ALEC affiliate Freedom Foundation.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
HR 1459, nicknamed the 'no new parks bill' is making its way through Congress. The GOP sponsored bill would virtually halt the creation of new national parks. Image: Tony Kent

Conservatives Hate The Idea Of The Commons – They Want Everything To Be In Corporate Hands

A right-wing land seizure movement, called the (second) Sagebrush Rebellion, is attempting to sell your public lands to foreign corporations.

by Gloria Christie· · News
West Virginia Coal Mine With More Than 250 Safety Violations In 2013 Kills Two (VIDEO)

West Virginia Coal Mine With More Than 250 Safety Violations In 2013 Kills Two (VIDEO)

Two workers at the Brody coal mine, located in West Virginia’s Boone County, were killed after a structural collapse.

by Randa Morris· · News
Historical Records Show Cliven Bundy’s Ancestral Claims Are Lies (VIDEO)

Historical Records Show Cliven Bundy’s Ancestral Claims Are Lies (VIDEO)

Cliven Bundy claimed that his family settled at the site of his Nevada ranch in 1877. Historical records prove otherwise, showing the family arrived in ’48.

by Randa Morris· · News
'Family values' republican to resign after complaints of sexual harassment. Surprise! It's not the first time he's been accused of inappropriate behavior.

Wisconsin GOP Senate Majority Leader To Resign Following Sexual Harassment Allegations

‘Family values’ republican to resign after complaints of sexual harassment. Surprise! It’s not the first time he’s been accused of inappropriate behavior.

by Randa Morris· · News
Bye-bye First Amendment rights, Michigan GOP and Tea Party reps pass a law requiring judges to fine citizens up to $1k per day, for picketing an employer. Image: Kheel Center

Michigan Legislature Wants to Pass Bill To Fine Citizens Up To $1k Per Day For Picketing

Bye-bye First Amendment rights, Michigan GOP and Tea Party reps pass a law requiring judges to fine citizens up to $1k per day, for picketing an employer.

by Randa Morris· · News
Grover Norquist suddenly thinks he's an expert on the justice system. But he's got some pretty archaic ideas about punishment. Beheading? That's insane!Gage Skidmore

Grover Norquist Looks To The 18th Century For Criminal Justice

Grover Norquist suddenly thinks he’s an expert on the justice system. But he’s got some pretty archaic ideas about punishment. Beheading? That’s insane!

by T. Steelman· · News
Conservative Hypocrisy: ALEC Wants To Tax Homeowners With Solar Panels

Conservative Hypocrisy: ALEC Wants To Tax Homeowners With Solar Panels

ALEC is trying to scare homeowners away from solar power by imposing a tax on anybody who puts electricity back into the power grid.

by Rika Christensen· · News
A moderator asked the audience to be respectful and let Webster speak. One voice summed it up in response: 'Well, tell him to stop lying!' Image @ NorthLake

Republican Congressman Booed And Heckled For Lying At Florida Town Hall Meeting (VIDEO)

A moderator asked the audience to be respectful and let Webster speak. One voice summed it up in response: ‘Well, tell him to stop lying!’

by T. Steelman· · News
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Come To Florida To Get Away With It All: Four Zimmerman Trial Lies The Right Loves To Tell (VIDEO)

The emotions and events swirling around the Zimmerman trial and its verdict are all Obama’s fault! As Reagan once said, ‘facts are stupid things.’

County In Florida Attempts To Pass Paid Sick Days, Republican Governor Rick Scott Says No

County In Florida Attempts To Pass Paid Sick Days, Republican Governor Rick Scott Says No

ALEC sponsored bill signed by Rick Scott, eliminating the right for the citizens of Florida to sick paid leave.

by Chris Lazare· · News
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The Enemies Within: The 20 Most Dangerous Conservatives And Their Organizations

America has enemies. Not just abroad, but within our shores as well. And our domestic enemies, as it turns out, are MORE dangerous and destructive than the terrorists could ever hope to be.