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Separate and Unequal Voting in Arizona and Kansas - BillMoyers.com

Separate and Unequal Voting in Arizona and Kansas - BillMoyers.com | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Separate and Unequal Voting in Arizona and Kansas BillMoyers.com Kobach helped the American Legislative Exchange Council draft model legislation for proof of citizenship laws based on Arizona's bill, which were adopted in three states — Alabama,...
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Mike DeWine Opposes Rules To Protect Lake Erie From Algae Blooms

Mike DeWine Opposes Rules To Protect Lake Erie From Algae Blooms | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Earlier this week over 400,000 people in the Toledo area were left without water when toxins from an algae bloom in Lake Erie poisoned their public water supply.  Yesterday Ohio Attorney General  Mike DeWine vowed to fight a rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency intended to protect lakes like Erie from the agricultural runoff that likely caused the problem. According to Gongwer Ohio, DeWine signed a letter with 14 other state Attorneys General intended to fight the U.S. EPA on a rule that would restore Clean Water Act protections to 60% of Ohio's waterways that were left without protections after a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.   Evangelize! Related Stories The Lighter Side: Lake Erie To Be Renamed Lake Ohio Mike DeWine:  Corporations Are People, Too.  And They Go To Church Mike DeWine: More Extreme Than State Rep John Becker Mike DeWine Must Do His Job And Sue JobsOhio Mike DeWine wants to know where you go and who you are [...]
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NYT Sunday Magazine Falls Hook, Line and Sinker For Libertarians' Big Propaganda Lie

NYT Sunday Magazine Falls Hook, Line and Sinker For Libertarians' Big Propaganda Lie | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
There's nothing hot, new or sexy about oligarchy and the economy for the 1 percent.
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The power of media hype.  Go crazy.  Don't use your mind. Let the media use it for you.

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Maggot infestations confirmed in food serving lines at 8 Ohio prisons

Maggot infestations confirmed in food serving lines at 8 Ohio prisons | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
The most recent case happened Tuesday at a women's prison in central Ohio, where inmates dumped their lunches into the trash.
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"Privatization has led to unsafe, unhealthy environments in multiple prisons. Please like and share if you agree that privatization is wrong!" - We Are Ohio

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GA GOP candidate: 1st Amendment is faith groups’ ‘God-given’ right to take govt money

GA GOP candidate: 1st Amendment is faith groups’ ‘God-given’ right to take govt money | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
The evangelical minister who is running to replace Rep.
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GOP launches new big money effort

GOP launches new big money effort | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
The fundraising effort will let donors cut six-figure checks to support GOP Senate candidates.
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Ted Nugent ‘deputized’ at Tea Party rally, urges hunters to ‘fix or replace’ their wives

Ted Nugent ‘deputized’ at Tea Party rally, urges hunters to ‘fix or replace’ their wives | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Conservative rock star Ted Nugent was deputized by local law enforcement at a Tea Party event in Wyoming in which he complained about America’s alleged post-World War II decline and women who do not enjoy hunting, Media Matters reported.
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The States With The Highest Uninsurance Rates Are All Led By Republicans

The States With The Highest Uninsurance Rates Are All Led By Republicans | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
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The 10 states with the highest percentage of uninsured adult residents all have one thing in common: They’re led by Republican governors or legislatures.
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Right Wing Using Ebola Outbreak To Fearmonger Over Immigration

Right Wing Using Ebola Outbreak To Fearmonger Over Immigration | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
I mentioned to one of my cohorts here at C&L the other day that the only reason the right and their enablers in the media are making a huge deal out of this Ebola outbreak in Africa is because they are more than happy to help Republicans fearmonger...
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Rick Perry PAC forms

Rick Perry PAC forms | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
The Texas governor hasn't been shy about letting people know that he's considering a 2016 run.
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MS Republican sends Bibles to everyone in Congress for ‘advice meditating on God’s word’

MS Republican sends Bibles to everyone in Congress for ‘advice meditating on God’s word’ | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
A Mississippi Tea Party Republican congressman sent Bibles donated by a constituent to every member of Congress, Talking Points Memo reported on Monday.
Rep.
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FL lawmakers call special session to redraw unconstitutional congressional maps

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TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Florida legislative leaders said on Sunday they plan to call a special session on Thursday after a judge ordered them to redraw the state’s U.S.
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How We Can Push Back the Privatization Assault That's Destroying the Postal System

How We Can Push Back the Privatization Assault That's Destroying the Postal System | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
A successful boycott to stop the further privatization of the post office could lead to the restoration of the USPS' former glory.
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Koch Brothers Net Worth Soars Past $100 Billion

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Charles and David Koch hit a milestone on Wednesday, as a $1.3 billion boost to their collective fortune sent their net worth above $100 billion, according to Bloomberg News.
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BREAKING: Judge Allows America’s Worst Voter Suppression Law To Take Effect For 2014 Election

BREAKING: Judge Allows America’s Worst Voter Suppression Law To Take Effect For 2014 Election | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
North Carolina's comprehensive voter suppression law will take effect -- with an assist from a federal district judge and the Roberts Court.
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Supreme Court Asked To Weigh In On Law That Could Erode Free Speech Rights

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The following story was reported by Capital and Main and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign up here for email updates from Capital & Main.

On Monday, the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a request to the...
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America’s sinister metamorphosis: George W. Bush & the corporatization of national security

America’s sinister metamorphosis: George W. Bush & the corporatization of national security | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Most of us imagine there are three branches of government, but there's also a fourth — and it works in the shadows (RT @Criticalanglez: America’s sinister metamorphosis: George W.
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Roberts defeats tea party-backed Wolf

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The incumbent faced a strong challenge from the right.
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Murdoch backs down from Time Warner bid

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox won't buy Time Warner after all -- and Fox's investors are elated. Time Warner's stock fell after hours.
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Victory! Walgreens Won't Leave The U.S.A. To Avoid Taxes

Victory! Walgreens Won't Leave The U.S.A. To Avoid Taxes | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Look what we helped make happen: Yesterday afternoon the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch reported the news: “Walgreen Stock Tumbles on Report It Won’t Invert.” Citing unnamed sources (and Sky News), the bulletin reported that Walgreens has...
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5 Places Where The Bacteria That Just Contaminated Ohio’s Water Supply Might Strike Next

5 Places Where The Bacteria That Just Contaminated Ohio’s Water Supply Might Strike Next | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
A sample glass of Lake Erie water is photographed near the City of Toledo water intake crib, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014.
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Researchers: Climate change fueled toxic algae bloom that polluted Toledo’s drinking water

Researchers: Climate change fueled toxic algae bloom that polluted Toledo’s drinking water | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
By Brian Kahn, Climate Central
A two-day ban on drinking water has been lifted in Toledo, Ohio.
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Big Oil Companies Pay Just A 11.7 Percent Tax Rate, Report Finds

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In many cases, the companies were able to defer “more of their federal income taxes than they actually paid during the last five years."
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Proponents of 'smart guns' say NRA is the main obstacle - USA TODAY

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Proponents of 'smart guns' say NRA is the main obstacle
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There is a battle going on in the U.S.
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Will the Kochs #GiveItBack?

Will the Kochs #GiveItBack? | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it

"Earlier this month, billionaire siblings Charles and David Koch made it publicly clear that they hate subsidies of all kinds -- even the ones they benefit from as oil producers. Although it is refreshing to hear that even oilmen are now against oil subsidies, it would be even more refreshing if the Kochs were willing to lead by example -- that is, if the Kochs were willing to return their share of the billions that fossil fuel companies receive every year in government largesse".


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Did you hear the one about the Koch Brothers putting on the pressure for public TV to not air 'Citizen Koch', a less than flattering documentary about them? Since they are large contributors to public TV, there was no choice but to give in to their demand. So much for 'freedom of the press'.