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Coming to a TV Near You: Misleading Advertising on Affordable Care Act

Bob Semro | Posted 06.16.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Midterm elections are seven months away, but we're already seeing political ads targeting the Affordable Care Act and legislators who supported it. Americans for Prosperity, an organization that opposes the ACA, is running one such ad in a number of states, including Colorado.

Charles Koch Wonders Why People Don't Appreciate Him. Really.

David Paul | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
David Paul

As much as Koch imagines himself a herald of liberty and a "free society," his politics have been just one more uninspiring assault on the poor and the middle class. And that is Koch's Achilles heal.

Schumer: 'I Don't Feel Sorry' For The Kochs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is again defending Democrats' recent attacks on Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who have spent millions b...

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer on environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the XL pipe...

Charles Koch Is Sick Of 'Collectivists' Calling Him 'Un-American'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Charles Koch has apparently had enough of "collectivists" criticizing his "un-American" ways. In an opinion piece published online Wednesday in The...

Dark Money Fueling a Dark Agenda

Brad Woodhouse | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Brad Woodhouse

For over thirty years, the Koch agenda has remained strikingly consistent: dismantle vital government programs, protect corporate tax breaks, and rig the system for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

Chuck Schumer: If People Know Who The Koch Brothers Are, We're Doing Something Right

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday it isn't bad that almost half of Americans know about two of the Republican Party's biggest backers...

Misleading Anti-Obamacare Message Explored

Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Americans for Prosperity’s latest anecdotal TV ad attacking the Affordable Care Act fea...

Michael McAuliff

Koch Brothers Ad Warns A Trucker Is Confused About Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

After a number of ads run by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity have been hammered for making false charges against Obamacare, the outf...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch-Funded Network Jumps To Defend Billionaire Brothers Against Democratic Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A nonprofit group funded by Charles and David Koch to promote the reduction of national debt and government spending has been pressed in...

New Meme Emerging for Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It used to feel naive to talk openly about your actions to mitigate climate change. "It's all meaningless" would be the response. Watch now as the questions change from "What can be done?" to "What is being done... and what are you doing?"

The New Billionaire Political Bosses

Robert Reich | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

In using their vast wealth to change those rules and laws in order to fit their political views, the Koch brothers are undermining our democracy. That's a betrayal of the most precious thing Americans share.

Another Obamacare 'Victim' Ad Debunked

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Another day, another Obamacare “victim” ad from Americans for Prosperity shown to be a pack of nonsense....

We Call the ACA 'Thom TillisCare' in North Carolina

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Politicos have been tracking the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina like a pack of wild animals. And I don't blame them. Between Kay Hagan's increasi...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers' Cash Reigns Supreme In The Battles Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats appear to be winning the fundraising race at nearly every turn in Senate contests and doing well enough at the House level thi...

Misleading Anti-Obamcare Ad Ends Up Promoting Truth about Obamacare

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.19.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Sometimes a misleading political ad has the unintended consequence of creating a backlash of truthful information that runs counter to unsupported claims in the ad.

Jeffrey Young

How This Anti-Obamacare Ad Misses The Big Picture On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

Beneath all the partisan fury about Obamacare lies a surprisingly fundamental question: Just what exactly counts as health insurance? A recent ad ...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Are Outspent By A Labor Force Millions Of Times Their Size, But...

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Senate Democrats build campaign attacks tying the political agenda of Charles and David Koch to Republican candidates, conservatives...

Samantha Lachman

Obamacare Timing Becomes An Issue In Competitive Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

A new ad in a competitive Senate race in Arkansas takes aim at the Affordable Care Act -- but it doesn't tell the whole story. Americans for Prospe...

Anti-Obamacare Ads Account For Almost Half Of All Ads This Election Cycle

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

Of the 66,000 television ads for House and Senate races that aired through March 9, more than 30,000 conveyed an anti-Affordable Care Act message, Blo...

Cancer Patient Who Blamed Obamacare For 'Unaffordable' Treatment Is Actually Saving Money

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, is running Obamacare attack ads featuring a cancer patient who ...

Koch Brothers Targeted By Democratic Senate Candidate In New TV Ad

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) is out with the first TV ad of his reelection campaign, taking aim at the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch...

Koch Brothers Backed Group Teaching Montanans How To 'Survive' Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the Koch Brothers-backed conservative nonprofit, has already spent millions of dollars this election cycle attacking Democra...

Koch Brothers-Backed Group Distorts Mark Begich Stance

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The conservative Americans for Prosperity claims Democratic Sen. Mark Begich “is on recor...

Obama Helps Keep Politics Awash In Money This Year

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will headline fundraisers for Democratic super PACs supporting the party's House and Senate candidates this year ...