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The Selfish Reason Republicans Are Trying to Take Down Teachers

Republicans hate raising taxes so much, they'd rather trample on workers' rights.

Marissa Mayer's Dirty Wal-Mart Connection

A lot has been said about Marissa Mayer... but not enough on her dealings as member of the board at Walmart. Read up on the controversial and complex Yahoo CEO.
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ALEC Joined Yelp, and This is What Happened

Smack Down! ALEC got destroyed on Yelp. See the carnage.
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Dick Durbin Lets His Inner Joe McCarthy Out

Senate Majority Whip Durbin (D-Ill.) is embarking on a campaign of intimidation and unconstitutional revenge in an effort to combat Stand Your Ground laws.
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ALEC's New Report Proves What We Knew All Along — Right-Wing Economics Is a Fraud

ALEC and Arthur Laffer released the Rich State, Poor State rankings last week, and unsurprisingly, states with low minimum wage, little or no union presence, and rock-bottom taxes top the list.
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85,000 Arkansas Unemployed Could Soon Be Subjected to Humiliating Drug Tests

An Arkansas bill requiring drug testing in order to receive unemployment benefits has passed the Senate and is headed for the state's Republican-controlled house.

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"Ag-Gag" Laws: Proposed Legislation Would Make Videotaping Animal Cruelty Terrorism

Industrialized animal agriculture is grasping at increasingly desperate measures to keep animal cruelty and other unsavory practices of factory farms hidden from public view.
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3 States Are Pushing a Bill to Require Teaching Climate Change Denial in Schools

So far this year, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona have all introduced similar legislative efforts to "balance" the teaching of climate science in schools. What makes them so similar?
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Michigan Right to Work Law Was the Brainchild of ALEC, The Most Dangerous Group in Politics

In 2012, the state of Michigan became ALEC's testing ground. Legislators no longer represent the people. And, North Carolina could be next.
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Won't Back Down Movie: New Film Pushes Faulty ALEC Parent Trigger Laws to Fix US Schools

The film's distortion of the facts prompts an examination of its funders and a closer look at those promoting Parent Trigger as a cure for what ails the US education system.
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ALEC is Secretly Collaborating With Foreign Countries to Promote Bills in Congress

ALEC is working with 17 representatives of 7 foreign countries, against the protocol of the State Department, and must be held accountable.

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ALEC Bribes Politicians Under the Guise of a Scholarship Program

One Louisiana politician sent out letters asking corporations for $1,000 donations to send 30 legislators to an ALEC conference.
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ALEC Has Now Lost 32 Members, As EnergySolutions Drops the Organization

Corporations that have publicly cut ties to ALEC in recent weeks include Express Scripts/Medco, Best Buy, Hewlett-Packard, Wal-Mart, and Amazon.
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Andrew Cuomo Fracking Policy Hammered in New Film, ALEC Fights Back

Andrew Cuomo's plan to open economically distressed parts of the state to hydraulic fracturing has come under fire. But he is now getting conservative help.
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War on the EPA: ALEC Leads Effort By Congress to Stop Regulating Coal Ash as 'Toxic Waste'

A new bill would prohibit the EPA from ever setting federally enforceable safeguards for the disposal of toxic coal ash.
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Beyond Scott Walker: Wisconsin Recalls Will Decide Who Controls Wisconsin Senate

Four Wisconsin State Senate seats are also up for grabs in the June 5 recall elections.

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Walmart Dumps Membership With ALEC

Wal-Mart, a member of ALEC's corporate "Private Enterprise" board which helped pass Florida's "Stand Your Ground" as a "model" bill, announced it's departure from the group.
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For-Profit Education Firm Kaplan is 14th Company to Dump ALEC

Kaplan is the 14th corporation to announce publicly that it has declined to renew its ALEC membership.
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Johnson & Johnson Finds it Hard to Break Up With ALEC

J&J is one of the companies that has so far stood by ALEC, despite ALEC's role in pushing “model” laws that make it harder for Americans to vote and that advance the NRA’s gun agenda.
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ALEC Wages War on EPA, Pushes Coal Ash Regulation Through the House

The House passes an ALEC-inspired Coal Ash regulation which would pre-empt the EPA's own regulations.
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Former ALEC Supporters Now Find Connection Toxic

With thousands of consumers expressing their concerns about ALEC to corporations across America, even former supporters of ALEC are feeling the heat, and some are rushing to distance themselves.

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ALEC Sends Out an SOS to Andrew Breitbart Bloggers

ALEC has announced it is disbanding its "Public Safety and Elections Task Force" after 30 years, after weeks of pressure from the Center for Media and Democracy.
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ALEC Dropped by Reed Elsevier, Joins McDonald's and Pepsi in Mass Exodus

Reed Elsevier joins a mass corporate exodus from ALEC, bringing the total number of corporations that have cut ties with the controversial organization to ten.
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ALEC Dumped by Mars and Arizona Public Service

The seventh and eighth corporations to publicly state that they cut ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are candy-maker Mars and the Arizona Public Service Company (APS).
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ALEC is a Shadowy Organization Which Promotes Corporate Interests and Harms Democracy

ALEC’s mission of promoting limited government is deeply misleading. In reality, it promotes privatizing government and allowing corporations to profit from taxpayers’ dollars.
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ALEC Dropped by Kraft, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Intuit In Response to the Trayvon Martin Case

Many different companies have jumped off of the ALEC ship, including the food stuffs behemoth, Kraft, in response to its part in the "Stand Your Ground Law."

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Intuit Drops Out of ALEC; Joins Coke, Kraft, Pepsi, while Koch and Walmart Stand Ground

A stampede seems to be on the way as more and more groups break ties and dump ALEC. Intuit, Inc. (maker of Quicken and QuickBooks accounting software) decided not to renew its membership.
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Breaking: Coke Dumps ALEC, in Major Victory for Progressive Activists

Coca-Cola has announced it is breaking ties with ALEC, which the Center for Media and Democracy called the "corporate bill mill undermining our democracy."

Trayvon Martin Killing Draws Hundreds to Protest Stand Your Ground Laws

Trayvon Martin's killing brought hundreds of people to the headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Thursday to rally against the extremist legislation that it pushes.
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George Zimmerman has every right to use ALEC inspired 'Stand Your Ground' defense

Just because someone attempts to justify their actions by using a law doesn't mean it's a bad law.