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House Republicans press consumer watchdog to stop regulating bank overdraft fees

House Republicans press consumer watchdog to stop regulating bank overdraft fees | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Republican lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday said that the U.S. consumer watchdog should stop limiting the way banks charge overdraft protection fees even as the agency considers tighter regulations on the practice.
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TransCanada Is Seizing People’s Land To Build Keystone, But Conservatives Have Been Dead Silent

TransCanada Is Seizing People’s Land To Build Keystone, But Conservatives Have Been Dead Silent | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
“If this were a wind mill project or a solar project, Republicans would have been hair-on-fire crazy supporting the property rights of farmers and ranchers ... But because it’s an oil pipeline, it’s fine.”
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Unions, liberal groups suggest ALEC connection to Wisconsin's right-to-work bill - Madison.com

Unions, liberal groups suggest ALEC connection to Wisconsin's right-to-work bill Madison.com Koeberl said he believes influential entities like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and the billionaire Koch brothers are sending GOP...
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Scott Walker: I Crushed Wisconsin Unions, So I Can Handle ISIS

Scott Walker: I Crushed Wisconsin Unions, So I Can Handle ISIS | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Governor Walker compared the unions in his state to terrorists as he promoted a controversial "right-to-work" bill.
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Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers Will Soon Be More Powerful Than The Democratic And Republican Parties

Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers Will Soon Be More Powerful Than The Democratic And Republican Parties | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is warning Americans that two ultra-conservative billionaire brothers will soon hold more political power than both the Democratic and Republican Parties.
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Wisconsin Introduces Word-for-Word ALEC Right to Work Bill - PR Watch

Wisconsin Introduces Word-for-Word ALEC Right to Work Bill - PR Watch | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Republicans have called a special session to take up a "right to work" measure attacking private sector unions--and the text of the bill, the Center for Media and Democracy has discovered, i...
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Koch Brothers EXPOSED: 2014 • FULL DOCUMENTARY • BRAVE NEW FILMS

Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly ev...
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Veterans’ group accuses Bill O’Reilly of trying to ‘steal valor’ with sketchy Falkland stories

Veterans’ group accuses Bill O’Reilly of trying to ‘steal valor’ with sketchy Falkland stories | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
The 400-member veterans’ group VoteVets.org slammed Fox News Bill O’Reilly on Friday following a report questioning his description of his work in Argentina during the Falklands conflict, Media Matters reported.
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Edison Replaces American Workers With Outsourced Ones From India

Edison Replaces American Workers With Outsourced Ones From India | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Southern California Edison does not have a reputation in my neck of the woods for stellar service or reliable equipment, so it doesn't surprise me to hear that they're padding their bottom line with the jobs of American workers.
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Fond du Lac Nuns Get Northrop Grumman to Dump ALEC

Fond du Lac Nuns Get Northrop Grumman to Dump ALEC | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has ended its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), thanks to shareholder engagement from the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Congregatio
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Links on Higher Ed and Housing - Dollars & Sense (blog)

Links on Higher Ed and Housing - Dollars & Sense (blog) | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
(1) Higher ed:  There’s a nice piece by Jefferson Fish at Psychology Today‘s website, of all places, on the corporatization of universities: A University Is Not Walmart.
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The Koch Agenda Brings Pain And Woe To People In Republican Controlled ... - PoliticusUSA

The Koch Agenda Brings Pain And Woe To People In Republican Controlled ... - PoliticusUSA | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Because they own most of the Republican state's governors and legislatures, it is there that the Kochs' ideology is doing the most damage that their GOP surrogates are unrepentant about.
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Alabama school district wants alleged rape victim to use her real name in federal case

Alabama school district wants alleged rape victim to use her real name in federal case | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Officials with an Alabama school district petitioned a federal court to order a 19-year-old alleged rape victim to be identified by her real name during her upcoming case, the Associated Press reported.
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WI Gov. Scott Walker among 2016 GOP hopefuls plugging into Koch network

WI Gov. Scott Walker among 2016 GOP hopefuls plugging into Koch network | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Gov. Walker aimed to woo powerful, radical conservative funders with his anti-public education, anti-worker record.Read More »

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Lawmakers revisit allowing concealed guns at campuses - Washington Times

Lawmakers revisit allowing concealed guns at campuses - Washington Times | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Staunchly conservative Republicans in the Nevada Legislature are revisiting legislation to allow concealed weapons on college campuses.
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Net neutrality wins: FCC votes to classify Internet as a public utility

Net neutrality wins: FCC votes to classify Internet as a public utility | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
U.S. regulators on Thursday imposed the toughest rules yet on Internet service providers, aiming to ensure fair treatment of all web traffic through their networks.
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Who's behind the secretive group bashing Elizabeth Warren's favorite agency?

Who's behind the secretive group bashing Elizabeth Warren's favorite agency? | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Anonymous donors "hired" a PR firm to launch the US Consumer Coalition, its founder admits.
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Koch brothers attacks to blame for Democrats' midterm elections losses, party ... - Washington Times

Koch brothers attacks to blame for Democrats' midterm elections losses, party ... - Washington Times | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Democratic officials are second-guessing the party’s obsession with attacking the Koch brothers, saying it bears some of the blame for last year’s devastating election losses as the focus on the conservative billionaires diluted a party message...
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Attacking KOCH Bros. doesn't motivate Democratic voters.

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ALEC Exonerated in Minnesota Ethics Case - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

ALEC Exonerated in Minnesota Ethics Case - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Liberals tried and failed to make a case against the pro-free market organization.
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Pro-Gun Advocates Are Hijacking the Issue of Campus Sexual Assault - Slate Magazine (blog)

Pro-Gun Advocates Are Hijacking the Issue of Campus Sexual Assault - Slate Magazine (blog) | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
In case the public discussion around campus sexual assault wasn't enough of a circus, now we have the gun people getting involved.
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Scott Walker’s Latest Anti-Union Plan Is ‘Cowardly,’ Says Former Republican Leader

Scott Walker’s Latest Anti-Union Plan Is ‘Cowardly,’ Says Former Republican Leader | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
"This is going to hurt Wisconsin employers terribly in the long run, as the workforce gets more angry," Schultz told ThinkProgess.
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Chapel Hill murders weren’t about religion, but about guns - The Boston Globe

Chapel Hill murders weren’t about religion, but about guns - The Boston Globe | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Stories about the murder of three Muslims focused on motive, and the possibility that it was a religions-based hate crime. But more important than the motive was the method: guns.

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Fond du Lac Nuns Get Northrop Grumman to Dump ALEC - PR Watch

Fond du Lac Nuns Get Northrop Grumman to Dump ALEC - PR Watch | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman has ended its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), thanks to shareholder engagement from the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin-based Congregatio...
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Koch Nitrogen expansion to benefit company, area - Enid News & Eagle

Koch Nitrogen expansion to benefit company, area - Enid News & Eagle | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Project is set to top 1,100 contract workers, generate 30 permanent employees.
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Whether Islamic or right-wing, recent terror attacks in Europe target democracy and pluralism

Whether Islamic or right-wing, recent terror attacks in Europe target democracy and pluralism | Shining a light on ALEC | Scoop.it
Two people are dead and five injured – including the suspected perpetrator – in what has been described as a cynical act of terror against Denmark.
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