President Donald Trump’s open hostility to the functioning of federal government has been painfully obvious for months.
The Capital Research Center (CRC), a right-wing opposition research group with deep ties to PR spin doctor Richard Berman and bankrolled by the $800 million Bradley Foundation, launched an “Encyclopedia of the Left” inspired by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD)’s Sourcewatch.org this month called Influence Watch.
By Lee Fang and Nick Surgey
Even before Democrat Doug Jones’s unlikely win in the race for an Alabama Senate seat, Republicans were worried: There could be a wave of Democratic victories ahead, a backlash against President Donald Trump, in next year’s elections. The wave could carry with it a raft of pushes for progressive policies. But the right is girding itself for the fights they see coming up. One such fight could emerge over increasing the minimum wage.
The Koch brothers have been on a tear, demanding the roll back of occupational licensing in states, claiming that "government overreach" is creating "barriers to opportunity" for average Americans.
Policy riders buried in tax and spending bills would let in more political money, less light.
The Koch-funded American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has hired Grant Kidwell, a former analyst from two major Koch-backed groups: Americans for Prosperity and the Charles Koch Institute.
Credo Action delivered a petition to the United Parcel Service (UPS) with 84,453 signatures earlier today asking the company to dump the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
ALEC States & Nation Policy Summit in Nashville, Tennessee December 6-8.
SPN group says a multitrillion-dollar bailout of cities and states will be needed if Congress eliminates the SALT deduction.
A full year in advance of a historic showdown on school vouchers in Arizona, the Kochs are already ladling on the cash. Through their Latino front group, Libre Institute, they have launched a six figure ad campaign targeting Arizona moms on one of the Kochs' favorite topics, school vouchers.