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James Okeefe

Reflections on Planned Parenthood, Clinton and ACORN

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Unsubstantiated ideas are frequently published in the news media without a rigorous investigation into their veracity. Following their initial publication, these ideas are cited and re-cited by other news media organizations, and sometimes the originators themselves, creating a phenomenon known as "circular reporting," repeatedly breathing life into lies so long as they are not fact-checked.

Latest James O'Keefe Sting Video Targeting Clinton Campaign Flops

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the end of a press conference Tuesday in which conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe unveiled a new sting video about Hilla...

Ginning-Up Outrage Is No Way to Live

Dave Schmelzer | Posted 08.03.2015 | Religion
Dave Schmelzer

Feeding outrage against the evil, outside world serves a noble purpose in our bounded sets -- if there be lions out there, better to keep our walls high. But, though we get the comfort of feeling righteous, we pay the cost of unease, of perpetually being stirred-up. In a world of outrage, our systems stay in some level of constant high-alert.

Jason Linkins

Judith Miller And James O'Keefe Supported An Important American Tradition Today | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2015 | Media

That tradition? Irony....

Walker's Dark Money Allies Orchestrate Coup of the Courts

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.19.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Two court cases next week will decide the future of Wisconsin campaign finance law, the independence of the Wisconsin judiciary, and will impact the future of presidential candidate Scott Walker. The stakes could not be higher, but the converging cases have garnered little national attention.

Money Trail Revealed: Did Eric O'Keefe Pay James O'Keefe for Hatchet Job on Wisconsin GOP Senate President?

Mary Bottari | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

One thing is for certain: the O'Keefes combined -- one a New Yorker and the other a Michigander -- have introduced a poisonous new element to Wisconsin politics.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Lance Simmens | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Lance Simmens

The despicable lengths to which the opposition will go to shame, discredit, smear, and destroy those who wish only a public discussion and dialogue of both the short- and long-term consequences of a scientifically documented phenomenon that could threaten the survival of the species is not only dangerous but unacceptable.

Hollywood Environmentalist Video Sting: Who Needs Solutions When You've Got Distraction?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 07.22.2014 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Hemingway and Begley are devoted environmentalists; the Tickells are filmmakers who have dedicated most of their adult lives to promoting clean energy. Does a petty and possibly illegal scheme to entrap them accomplish anything?

James O'Keefe Hit With Lawsuit

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics

James O'Keefe, the conservative activist behind Project Veritas, is being sued by a former employee for wrongful termination and defamation. Slate'...

O'Keefe Called 'Nasty, Little Cowardly Spud' By Former US Attorney

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

James O'Keefe's Project Veritas group released its latest video on Monday, this time recording former U.S. Attorney James Letten calling the conservat...

Zach Carter

House GOP Keeps Defunding Group That's Been Gone For 3 Years | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When House GOP leaders abruptly shelved a bill to fund standard federal transportation and housing programs last Wednesday, one of the l...

James O'Keefe Defends Secret McConnell Tape

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics

“Break in, bribe, seduce and lie; anything to break through that palace guard and get the story,” said investigative reporter Robert Scheer, accor...

New GOP Budget Bill Would Defund the Defunct ACORN. This Could Be Good News for Progressives

John Atlas | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
John Atlas

Even though ACORN has been dead for over 3 years, so meticulous are the Republicans at keeping federal funds away from this organization that helped the poor and has never been convicted of a crime, that they, in 2013, prohibit ACORN and its successors in interest from ever receiving federal funds.

Think Again: Real Reporting and Right-Wing Ideology Don't Mix

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

There appears to be a genuine and unbridgeable conflict between reporting and right-wing ideology. You can see it in action nearly every day, just by briefly surfing the Internet.

O'Keefe Agrees To Pony Up To ACORN Employee He Got Fired

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

Conservative provocateur James O'Keefe agreed on Thursday to shell out $100,000 to former ACORN employee Juan Carlos Vera to settle a longstanding law...

James O'Keefe Ponies Up To Fired ACORN Employee

Wonkette | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

James O'Keefe--the blonde bombshell who set the conservative world of hidden-camera YouTube movies ablaze--has just agreed to a $100,000 settlement to...

North Carolina Prepares to Challenge Texas in the Liberty Sweepstakes

Bill Frezza | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Bill Frezza

The Republican Party, for the first time in modern history, has gained control of all three branches of the Tar Heel State's government.

Zach Carter

Republicans Cut Defunct Agency (Again) In New Budget Measure | Zach Carter | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new short-term budget bill introduced on Monday by House Republicans includes a bizarre provision banning federal funding to anti-pove...

Moran's Son Won't Be Charged

AP | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Police say they won't file any charges against the son of Democratic Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia, who was captured in an under...

Congressman's Son Claims 'Stupidity' After James O'Keefe Flap

AP | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The son of Virginia Democratic congressman Jim Moran says it was pure "stupidity" that he discussed a plan to cast fraudulent ballots in...

O'Keefe Mission Spurs Dem Resignation

AP | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. — The son of Democratic congressman Jim Moran of Virginia has resigned from his father's campaign after an undercover video shows...

O'Keefe Cancels Convention Trip, Blames Government

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Conservative activist James O'Keefe will skip his scheduled trip to the Republican National Convention, citing "government restrictions" that will pre...

Legal Problems On The Horizon For O'Keefe

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Conservative activist James O'Keefe and his associate Hanna Giles will face a lawsuit from a former ACORN employee featured prominently in their 2009 ...

James O'Keefe Fails Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Further doubt is being cast on conservative activist James O'Keefe's latest undercover video after a ThinkProgress report finds that another of the fi...

James O'Keefe Fail

ThinkProgress | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe released a new video today supposedly exposing voter fraud in North Carolina by highlighting non-citizens like ...