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Big business continues to withdraw from American Legislative Exchange Council

By | 04.13.12 | 10:28 am

A campaign launched by several progressive organizations has led eight major corporations to withdraw from the American Legislative Exchange Council, known as ALEC, where state legislators and business representatives meet to draft model legislation.

VIDEO: Priorities USA Action releases ad tying Romney to Big Oil

By | 04.02.12 | 4:15 pm

Priorities USA Action today released an ad it says reveals Mitt Romney’s ties to Big Oil companies. According to Priorities, dedicated to protecting progressive leaders against what they call “misleading attacks,” the true motivation for Big Oil’s criticism of President Obama is to elect Mitt Romney, who the group says “stands to protect Big Oil’s profits at the expense of middle class Americans.”

Public education advocates to occupy Department of Education

By | 03.30.12 | 9:08 am

Parents, educators and supporters of public education will occupy the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., starting Friday to demand support for well-funded, high-quality public schools and an end to publicly funded private schools.

Sarasota ensnared in ‘Defeat Obama’ sign controversy

By | 03.19.12 | 10:17 am

The city of Sarasota has become ensnared in controversy over a large, “Defeat Obama in 2012″ sign that has been placed on private property at one of the town’s most visible intersections. A city attorney has responded to requests to remove the sign by arguing that, because it doesn’t endorse a specific candidate or political party, the sign isn’t actually an “election sign” and will stay up.

Floridians among top donors to pro-Romney Super PAC

By | 02.02.12 | 2:12 pm

A handful of wealthy Floridians are among the top donors to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC associated with Mitt Romney.

Koch-affiliated tea party group promotes ‘National School Choice Week’ rallies

By | 01.18.12 | 11:12 am

The Florida chapter of the Koch-affiliated tea party group Americans for Prosperity yesterday called for people to sign up for rallies affiliated with National School Choice Week, which starts next week.

Researcher fears the unknown in Georgia-Pacific effluent

By | 01.13.12 | 6:00 am

Environmentalists and researchers have long felt fear when confronted with a proposed pipeline that will carry waste away from a Palatka paper mill and into the St. Johns River. For at least one scientist, it’s a fear of the unknown.

New right-wing think tank touts Medicaid reform and welfare drug testing at ALEC event

By | 12.06.11 | 11:16 am

Tarren Bragdon, the president of a new Naples-based right-wing policy group, touted the state’s controversial Medicaid reform plans and Florida’s welfare drug testing law during an event held last week by the American Legislative Exchange Council (known as ALEC).

New ‘free market’ think tank asks feds to approve state Medicaid overhaul

By | 11.22.11 | 1:48 pm

Tarren Bragdon, the president of the conservative Foundation for Government Accountability, has sent a letter to federal health officials lobbying for approval of the state’s Medicaid reform plans.

Birther sheriff heckled at Orlando tea party gathering (Updated)

By | 11.14.11 | 11:51 am

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona — known for his controversial immigration enforcement measures and his birther conspiracy theories — was heckled Saturday as he spoke at “Choose Liberty,” an event organized by the Eastern Orlando Tea Party and Americans for Prosperity.

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