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Koch Brothers-Linked Donors Pay $1 Million Campaign Fine

Koch Brothers-Linked Donors Pay $1 Million Campaign Fine | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Koch Brothers Exposed: Documentary detailing the crimes of the Koch brothers and the hijacking of US politics.
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The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters

The Koch Brothers And Republican Party Have Just Joined Forces To Track Voters | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
This will allow the Republican Party full access to voter data collected by the Koch's Freedom Partners entities and clients.
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McConnell Promises Billionaire Donors He Won’t Waste Time On ‘Gosh Darn’ Minimum Wage Increases

McConnell Promises Billionaire Donors He Won’t Waste Time On ‘Gosh Darn’ Minimum Wage Increases | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
In audio of his June remarks at a secret Koch Brothers event, obtained by The Nation, McConnell vowed that the Senate will not waste time on things like increasing the minimum wage for people making only about $15,000 annually if he becomes majority leader.
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Tell Alex Mooney: Return Larry Pratt's Money

Tell Alex Mooney: Return Larry Pratt's Money | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Thank you! Thanks for signing our petition telling Alex Mooney to return the $4,709 he received from Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of America. To make sure Mr. Mooney hears us, we need to spread the word. Will you share our petition with your friends and family on Twitter and Facebook?
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Gubernatorial race: How are Ohio households doing?
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Gubernatorial race: How are Ohio households doing?<br/> - | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
CINCINNATI — Looking at a wide-screen view of Ohio's economy, there are clear signs of economic progress during Republican John Kasi...
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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

Supreme Court Asked To Weigh In On Law That Could Erode Free Speech Rights | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
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

Roberts defeats tea party-backed Wolf | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
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.
CREDIT: AP Photo/Haraz N.
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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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Seven Disturbing Quotes From the Koch Summit Recordings

Seven Disturbing Quotes From the Koch Summit Recordings | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Today, The Nation and The Huffington Post published speeches from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and three otherGOP Senate candidates, Rep. Tom Cotton (AR), state Sen. Joni Ernst (IA), and ...
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At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch during a secretive conference held by the brothers this past summer, according to audio of the e...
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Students, Faculty & Alumni Protest Koch Brothers' Clandestine Takeover Of Florida State University

Students, Faculty & Alumni Protest Koch Brothers' Clandestine Takeover Of Florida State University | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
“We do not need a bunch of businessmen, politicians, choosing our (FSU) president for us. The president should be chosen entirely by the students and faculty. This is a completely corrupt ...
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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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