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  • ‘Fake News’: BBC, AFP, Google, Facebook Collude to Tell Voters ‘Who to Trust’ in French Election

    03/01/2017 7:11:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 5 replies
    breitbart ^ | LIAM DEACON
    Google and Facebook will be working with the mainstream media to tell voters “what and who to trust”, including “memes, comment threads and news sites”, in the lead up to the French elections. The two Tech giants, who have been accused of a “liberal bias”, will set up the “coalition news verification project” with 37 French and international media outlets including the BBC, AFP (Agence France-Presse), and BuzzFeed News. On an official blog post, Google claimed “CrowdTangle” had been set up “with a goal of helping the French electorate make sense of what and who to trust in their social...
  • Trump campaign poaches Koch staffers: report

    02/21/2016 1:27:37 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 21, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The Donald Trump campaign began courting top staffers with the Koch-backed group Americans for Prosperity late last year, in order to bolster its ground game ahead of big primary nights in March, according to BuzzFeed News. The billionaire businessman's campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is a former AFP state director whose intricate knowledge of New Hampshire paid dividends in that primary. One top AFP staffer in a March primary state said he was approached by Lewandowski, who told him Trump "was for real. He's going all the way." "Anecdotally, I'd say a lot of people have been approached," another source close...
  • Ted Cruz talks scripture and presidential crusade at Koch brothers-funded event

    08/23/2015 9:09:52 AM PDT · by Isara · 13 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 22 August 2015 | Guardian staff and agencies
    The Texas senator and Republican presidential campaigner Ted Cruz on Saturday told a Koch brothers-sponsored gathering he would have a busy agenda on his first day in the White House. Speaking to activists at the annual summit of Americans for Prosperity (AFP) in Columbus, Ohio, Cruz said if elected he would rescind “every single illegal and unconstitutional executive order” signed by President Barack Obama, begin investigating the women’s health organisation Planned Parenthood, “rip to shreds” the Iranian nuclear deal and order all federal agencies to end the religious persecution of Christians. Cruz – who on Friday night in Iowa was...
  • Cruz Outshines Bush at Americans for Prosperity Summit

    08/22/2015 4:23:57 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the hands-down favorite of the Americans for Prosperity annual summit in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend, if the number and volume of ovations during the speeches of five presidential candidates who addressed the annual convention of tea party activists was the measure. At the other end of the spectrum was former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a newcomer to events financed by conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch. Bush was attending his first national conference of Americans for Prosperity and was greeted with respectful but restrained applause by a group that rose essentially out of Republican dissatisfaction...
  • Ted Cruz blasts Democrats and Republicans in bold Las Vegas speech

    08/15/2015 8:55:45 AM PDT · by Isara · 106 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Aug. 14, 2015 | Kyle Roerink
    Ted Cruz, the firebrand GOP presidential candidate who’s campaigning on promises to cut government spending, pitched himself as a Washington outsider and promised to reform federal taxes during a speech at Red Rock Resort today.Cruz, 44, channeled the conservative outrage with the federal government by telling tales of his battles against politicians while vowing to implement a flat tax, eliminate agricultural subsidies for corn and sugar, reform health care and end a system of federally backed business loans for purchasing overseas goods.Cruz, known for his filibusters to protest hikes in government borrowing caps, brought his brand of chutzpah to Las...
  • AFP NV: Road to Reform with Ted Cruz Live at 5:00 pm PT

    08/14/2015 1:56:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 25 replies
    Americans for Prosperity ^ | August 14, 2015
    Americans for Prosperity is hosting a discussion with special guest, Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz will discuss AFP's Reform America 2015 agenda, which is critical for putting our country back on track. Watch the live stream!
  • California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group's Donor Addresses

    12/14/2014 6:51:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP), co-founded by principals of Koch Industries, sued in federal court to prevent ultra-liberal California Attorney General Kamala Harris from using her office to disclose the names and addresses of their 90,000 donors. Harris may have a problem with AFP being a major force behind the Tea Party movement and its support of free markets, entrepreneurship, lower taxes, and limited government spending and regulation. As a federally registered 501(c)(4), not-for-profit educational organization, Americans for Prosperity is allowed under federal law to raise and spend money educating the public regarding issues associated with political campaigns...
  • Obama’s Bête Noire

    09/02/2014 12:52:36 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/2/2014 | Eliana Johnson
    The mild-mannered head of AFP relishes the president’s attacks. Dallas — Tim Phillips loves peanut butter. The president of Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a free-market advocacy group, is in the midst of his annual “Defending the Dream Summit,” which this year brought more than 3,000 grassroots activists to the Lone Star State. We’re sitting at a table in Dallas’s Omni hotel, sharing a piece of peanut-butter pie, and it’s hard to compute that the mild-mannered guy in front of me is the force behind AFP, the bête noire of Senate majority leader Harry Reid and the Democratic party writ large....
  • Department of Interior Asked To Investigate ALEC Bills In Wake Of Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/19/2014 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Paladin2 · 43 replies
    Brietbart Unmasked ^ | April 16, 2014. | Xenophon
    Last week’s standoff at Bundy Ranch is still reverberating in Washington today. According to Kate Sheppard at Huffington Post, Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent a letter to Mary Kendall, acting Inspector General for the Department of the Interior, asking her to investigate whether legislation pushed by the Koch brothers-linked American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been aimed at undermining the agency’s work.Two member affiliates of the Koch-supported Americans For Prosperity (AFP) organization gave their blessing as armed ‘Patriot’ militias showed up to confront agents of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) doing the dangerous, difficult job of removing Bundy’s trespass...
  • Ad: Obamacare 'Jeopardized My Health' [cancer patient explains what Obamacare did to her]

    02/19/2014 12:19:43 PM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 19, 2014 | MICHAEL WARREN
    Americans for Prospertiy, a conservative tax-exempt organization, has a new 60-second television ad running in Michigan that criticizes Democratic congressman Gary Peters for his vote and continued support of Obamacare. The ad features Michigan citizen Julie Boonstra, who describes how she was diagnosed with leukemia but lost her health insurance coverage this year because of Obamacare's regulations. "I was doing fairly well fighting the cancer, fighting the leukemia, and then I received a letter. My insurance was canceled because of Obamacare," says Boonstra. "Now, the out-of-pocket costs are so high, it's unaffordable. If I do not receive my medication, I...
  • Coralville Votes For Status Quo, Impresses Vice President Biden

    11/06/2013 5:31:13 AM PST · by iowamark · 5 replies
    KCRG tv ^ | 11/05/2013 | Gregg Hennigan
    CORALVILLE, Iowa -- After an election season unlike any other in this town’s – and probably Eastern Iowa’s – history, Coralville voters Tuesday chose to stick with the status quo. And that earned congratulatory phone calls from Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke Tuesday night with mayor-elect John Lundell and City Council member Tom Gill, who won re-election. The message in his five-minute conversation, Lundell said, was “to congratulate Coralville for smashing Americans for Prosperity, and he was really proud of our city.” Americans for Prosperity is a national organization founded by the conservative billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch....
  • Agence France Presse Excuses Muslim Brotherhood’s Persecution of Egypt’s Christians

    08/14/2013 5:56:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai
    PJ Tatler ^ | August 14, 2013 - 8:12 am | Bryan Preston
    The rise of the “mostly secular” Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has had a decidedly non-secular effect: Persecution of Egypt’s Coptic Christians is on the rise. In the latest bout of civil unrest, the Brotherhood torched three churches. Copts are a minority in Egypt. They don’t control the military government any more than they controlled Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood government. But notice how AFP characterizes the burnings.Supporters of deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi torched three churches in central Egypt on Wednesday in reprisal attacks as police dispersed demonstrations in Cairo, reports said.“Reprisal attacks”? They’re attacking Christians, who are largely powerless in Egypt,...
  • Vultures; AP, AFP reporters trash Israel in secret Facebook group

    05/22/2013 1:53:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 5/22/13 | Alana Goodman
    A “secret” Facebook group of foreign correspondents and human rights activists quickly devolved into an anti-Israel hate-fest on Tuesday following the release of a new Israeli government report that cleared the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of wrongdoing in the 2000 death of a Palestinian boy. The Israeli government report contests the claim that the IDF killed a Palestinian boy, Muhammad al-Durrah, in a famous 2000 incident in Gaza that helped ignite the Second Intifada. Journalists and activists mocked the report, attacked the IDF, and claimed pro-Israel lobbyists were influencing the media coverage, in a private Facebook group for foreign correspondents...
  • Agency: Syrian Army Destroys Israeli Armoured Vehicle Violating Country's Border

    05/21/2013 4:46:51 AM PDT · by Fennie · 26 replies
    Trend ^ | May 21, 2013
    The Syrian army destroyed an Israeli armoured vehicle that violated the country's border, Syrian agency SANA reported on Tuesday with reference to the Armed Forces Command.
  • Michigan Unions Targeted Obama Enemy: Koch Brothers

    12/13/2012 4:19:33 PM PST · by raptor22 · 38 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | Dece,ber 12, 2012
    Politics: The union mob that tore down that tent outside the Michigan state capitol was aiming at a free-market advocacy group on the president's enemies list promoting right-to-work and other pro-growth measures. In an editorial headlined "Drinking the Kochs' Kool-Aid," the Detroit Free Press, a newspaper in a decaying city with 18.9% unemployment, opined it was pressure from the Koch brothers, David H. and Charles G., who head a Kansas-based conglomerate with 50,000 U.S.-based employees, that moved Michigan Republicans to make the state adopt right-to-work legislation. Randy Richardville, majority leader of the state Senate, and Gov. Rick Snyder may have...
  • Violent Mob Destroys AFP Tent in Lansing, Michigan Protest

    12/11/2012 12:01:54 PM PST · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    youtube ^ | december 11, 2012
    A violent mob destroys the Americans For Prosperity tent on the lawn of the state capital during protest against right to work legislation. While destruction happened, there were people inside the tent and some in the crowd were armed with knives.
  • AFP OBAMA FAILING AGENDA Bus touring VA cities, Oct.20 - 25

    10/17/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke
    The “Obama’s Failing Agenda” bus tour is returning to a town near you in Virginia! Later this week the bus will travel the state hosting rallies and volunteering opportunities. You will be educated, motivated and receive tools to fight back against Obama's failing agenda. See the event listings below and register by clicking on the location closest to your town! Join Dick Morris, Kate Obenshain, Lenny McAllister, Tim Phillips, Joe Thomas, Rob Schilling and others in the city near you. This is your opportunity to get involved by educating your friends and neighbors about the impact of Obama's policies. We...
  • Devastating Ad: The Real Jobs Report

    10/07/2012 4:47:03 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 118 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5 Oct 2012 | TONY LEE
    The ad is titled “Dinner Table” and features a recently unemployed father trying to eat dinner with his worried wife and two kids. The only sounds that can be heard are the tinkling of utensils as the family unnervingly pokes at their food. It is a scene that has been played in real life in millions of homes across America during the Great Recession and the so-called recovery. After 23 seconds, the ad, which was created, written, and directed by Jon Kahn, then fades to a black-and-white question on the screen: “12.1 million Americans unemployed. Isn’t it time to try...
  • "The Dinner Table"

    10/06/2012 1:37:13 AM PDT · by torchthemummy · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 10/5/12 | Americans For Prosperity
    This is how you think outside of the box.
  • AFP's Obama's Failing Agenda tour in FL, CO and NC

    08/30/2012 1:09:27 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 7 replies
    Join Americans for Prosperity on the Obama’s Failing Agenda Bus Tour where we will give you all the tools you need to educate your neighbors and family about Obama’s Failing Agenda and put grassroots pressure on him. Florida Tour Stops: 8/29/12 •2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Lutz 8/31/12 •10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Sarasota •3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Naples Colorado Tour Stops: 9/10/12 •12 PM Loveland •5:30 PM Colorado Springs 9/11/12 •9 AM Denver •12 PM Denver 9/12/12 •5:30 PM Grand Junction North Carolina Stops: 9/3/12 •2:30 PM – 7:00PM Charlotte Special Guest Michelle Malkin 9/4/12 •7:30 AM –...