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Americans for Prosperity

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 ...

Jason Linkins

Anyone Who Fact Checks This Obamacare Attack Ad Hates Cancer Patients, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Big news from the war on fact checking today, folks. About a week ago, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) launched an attack ad against Rep. Gary Peters (...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Anti-Obamacare Ads Feature Republican Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity launched a six-figure ad campaign in New Hampshire Monday starring two women who lost their health care plans d...

The Democrats' Koch Problem

Doug Thornell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Doug Thornell

With less than seven months until the midterm elections, the biggest challenge Democrats face isn't the Affordable Care Act or the President's popularity, it's the millions of dollars being spent by the Koch brothers' financed groups, most notably Americans for Prosperity.

Ashley Woods

Attack Ad May Actually Expose Obamacare Success Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The conservative nonprofit Americans for Prosperity, which counts the Koch Brothers among its backers, recently poured a million dollars into TV, radi...

Koch-Backed Group Pulls Ads In Alaska

Alaska Dispatch | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative national group backed by the wealthy Koch brothers, last week suddenly yanked more than $100,000 worth of p...

Koch Brothers-Backed Ad Uses Paid Actors To Attack Mary Landrieu

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is backed by the Koch Brothers, released an ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Mary La...

A Midwest Republican Senator Crusades Against the Corruption of Money in Politics

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Dale Schultz, a Republican state senator from Richland Center, Wis., has held his seat for 23 years, and served in the state assembly for 10 years before that. Now, Schultz has announced he won't be seeking re-election, citing the rise of dark money in politics in the wake of Citizens United.