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  • NEA Trojan Horses

    07/14/2006 5:28:04 AM PDT · by JSedreporter · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 13, 2006 | Matthew Murphy
    A report released yesterday by the Education Sector revealed that over $8 million had been given by the National Education Association to opponents of the No Child Left Behind Act. The organization has stated before that it would help “directly or indirectly, jointly or independently” other organizations that share their same agenda. The Education Sector, in turn, is largely made of policy analysts who worked in the Clinton Administration. The report found though that “the NEA does not disclose many of the financial relationships with organizations that share its opposition to NCLB in ways that make the relationships clear to...
  • House votes to crack down on advocacy groups

    04/05/2006 6:41:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 550+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/5/06 | Thomas Ferraro
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Wednesday to crack down on independent political groups that spent nearly a half-billion dollars in the 2004 election, most of it trying to help Democrats. The measure would impose limits on individual contributions to those groups and require them to register with the Federal Election Commission. On a largely party-line vote of 218-209, the House sent the bill to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said Congress may want to examine campaign financing in advance of the...
  • Some Conservatives Return to Old Argument (Move America Forward on Iraq WMD)

    12/27/2005 10:53:31 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 10 replies · 802+ views
    Some Conservatives Return to Old Argument Outside Advocacy Group Aims To Rally Support by Backing Bush's Initial Claims on Iraq By YOCHI J. DREAZEN and JOHN D. MCKINNON Staff Reporters of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL December 28, 2005; Page A4 WASHINGTON -- The television commercials are attention-grabbing: Newly found Iraqi documents show that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, including anthrax and mustard gas, and had "extensive ties" to al Qaeda. The discoveries are being covered up by those "willing to undermine support for the war on terrorism to selfishly advance their shameless political ambitions." The hard-hitting spots are...
  • CA: Hispanic advocacy groups call for statewide boycott Friday (Barf Alert- MAPA/CHIR sponsored)

    12/11/2003 10:50:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 925+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 12/11/03 | Deborah Kong - AP
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Advocates are asking Hispanics throughout the state to flex their economic muscle Friday by refusing to go to work, school or stores. The planned statewide boycott, organized by two Southern California advocacy groups, is a response to last week's repeal of a law that would have allowed undocumented immigrants to get driver's licenses. "Latino and immigrant communities don't have to roll over," said Edward Headington, a spokesman for the Mexican American Political Association, one of the organizers of the boycott. "It's saying that there is strength in numbers." At 11.9 million, Hispanics make up about a...
  • New Study- Violence Against Gays is caused by...Gays

    09/25/2002 12:07:24 AM PDT · by sfwarrior · 3 replies · 100+ views ^ | 09/25/02 | Adam Sparks
    The Chronicle is panting breathlessly about a "new study" in the rise of anti-gay violence. There are several problems with the study. Firstly, it isn't true. The Chron reports the following in today's paper: "Reported cases of domestic violence rose 25 percent in the gay and lesbian community in 2001, according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, which oversees 26 community organizations throughout the country." This coalition sounds like a group of concerned parents or soccer moms. You're probably aware how anytime a conservative or a conservative group is quoted in the Official Voice of the Democratic Party, also...