McCain Dishonestly Says Romney Is Being Outspent By Obama; David Gregory Doesn’t Challenge

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VIDEO – Yesterday, on Meet The Press with David Gregory, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) used a dishonest Republican tactic and said that President Obama’s negative ad campaigning has “much outspent Mitt Romney’s”.  That is only true if you ignore the biggest factor in this year’s campaign: super PACs and front groups.  These “outside” groups (they […]

Paul Ryan Attends Secret Event With GOP Overlord Sheldon Adelson In Las Vegas

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VIDEO – Paul Ryan was in Las Vegas, Nevada Tuesday night to meet with the one-man funding machine of the Republican party, Sheldon Adelson, a China casino mogul.  The event was closed to the press.   Paul Ryan met with Sheldon Adelson, the owner of Las Vegas Sands casino corporation and the single biggest donor to […]

Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS Caught Lying In Ad Against ND Senator Heitkamp

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VIDEO – Crossroads GPS is caught lying in their ad against Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) and is forced to take the ad down.  The Karl Rove group, funded by secret donations, will spend $4.2 million to run similar TV ads against Democratic Senators and candidates in Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, and Virginia.   In […]

Republicans Fight To Keep Rove And Koch Bros. Groups’ Money Sources A Secret

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Political front groups, such as Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and the Koch Brothers’ Americans for Prosperity, use the 501 (c)(4) section of the tax code meant for social welfare organizations, to hide their donors’ identities.  Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are clearly abusing this section of the code meant for charities. From the IRS […]

What Is ALEC? Schoolhouse Rock Has The Answer

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VIDEO – “ALEC Rock”, Produced by Mark Fiore and ALECexposed .  The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is the organization that gives corporations and lobbyists the opportunity to write model legislation and hand it off to state legislators from all over the United States.  Legislative members take the model bills back to their home state and […]

Karl Rove, Koch Brothers Front Groups Target Voters Based On Internet Habits

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Dark Money Political Groups Target Voters Based on Their Internet Habits  by Lois Beckett ProPublica, July 26, 2012, 2:13 p.m. Lauren Berns was browsing Talking Points Memo when he saw an ad with President Obama’s face. “Stop the Reckless Spending,” the ad read, and in smaller print, Paid for by Crossroads GPS.    Berns was […]

Karl Rove, Koch Brothers, Sheldon Adelson To Spend $14.6 Million in Florida Senate Race

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VIDEO – Super PACs and front groups are spending a total of $14.6 million to buy negative ads in the Florida Senate race against Democrat Bill Nelson. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Karl Rove, the Koch brothers, and Sheldon Adelson are spending a combined $8.2 million to buy […]

Republicans Vote Against Disclose Act – Want Front Group Donors To Be Secret

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VIDEO – Senate Republicans, including 14 who once supported disclosure, voted against the Disclose Act.  The bill would have required disclosure of anyone who donates more than $10,000 to front groups such as Crossroads GPS and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.   Because Republican lawmakers are simply puppets of the billionaires that fund them, they […]

Crossroads GPS, GOP Super PACs Target Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown

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VIDEO – Crossroads GPS has already spent $2.5 million and has just started another $1 million campaign of negative ads targeting just one senator, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D – Ohio).   What happens when a senator stands up to big oil, Wall Street, and corporate outsourcing?  Ask Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.  Outside Super PACs […]

Karl Rove Avoids Question About Crossroads GPS Secret Donors

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VIDEO – In a Fox News interview, Karl Rove dodges a question about the “dark money” (secret funding) of his phony non-profit group, Crossroads GPS, by making up a lie about an Obama campaign lawyer.   Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy   Richard Bauer, the Obama campaign’s chief counsel, […]

Super PAC and Rove Attend Romney Fundraiser – Campaign Says It’s Legal

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Members of Restore Our Future, the Super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, were on hand at his fundraising retreat this past weekend in Park City, Utah.  The campaign insisted that they just happened to be there on their own and they were not official attendees of the event.  However, Charlie Spies, the man that runs Restore Our […]

Crossroads GPS – Best Way To Secretly Buy Politicians

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Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies (GPS) is a front group founded by Karl Rove and an affiliate of his Super PAC, American Crossroads.  Don’t be fooled – Crossroads GPS is anything but “grassroots”.  Although it is officially a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group, which is tax-exempt and must spend 50% of its resourses on promoting social welfare, the only […]

ALEC Helps Big Oil Say “FRACK YOU” To Chemical Disclosure Rules

ALEC and ExxonMobil Push Loopholes in Fracking Chemical Disclosure Rules by Cora Currier ProPublica, April 24, 2012, 2:06 p.m. One of the key controversies about fracking is the chemical makeup of the fluid that is pumped deep into the ground to break apart rock and release natural gas. Some companies have been reluctant to disclose […]

IRS May Stop Looking Other Way On Front Groups

It might be getting harder for billionaires and corporations to hide secret donations to support political ads.  For years, they have counted on the IRS to look the other way regarding their favorite front groups’ tax-exempt status.  This tax-exempt status for “social welfare” groups is what allows them to buy elections in complete secrecy. Now, the IRS is […]

Americans for Prosperity

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The front group of the billionaire Koch Brothers, Americans for Prosperity spends tens of millions on negative ads, all funded by secret donations!  AFP is one of the biggest “astroturf” (phony grassroots) organization funders, funding many Tea Party operations from behind the scenes. Charles and David Koch pay millions every year suppoting the causes of billionaires and big oil.  […]