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January 28, 2011 1:27 pm ET filed under Fact Check

American Future Fund Parties Like It's 2010 In A New Attack On Sen. Nelson

In an effort to turn up the heat on moderate Democrats to push health care repeal in the Senate, the American Future Fund (AFF) has put out via a new radio ad against Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE). In the ad, the AFF regurgitates lies straight from the 2010 elections while simultaneously citing the "non-partisan CBO" and ignoring the CBO's finding that the Affordable Care Act will lower the deficit.

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November 18, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

How Many Anonymously-Funded Campaign Ads Does It Take To Sweep Republicans Into A House Majority?

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November 09, 2010 10:03 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 20 Largest Right-Wing Groups Bought 144,000 TV Ads, 77% Anonymously Funded

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October 29, 2010 7:12 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 10,000 Right-Wing TV Ads In 5 Days Push Total To Nearly 110,000

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October 25, 2010 5:05 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Despite AFF's Distortions, Rep. Braley Uses Iowa's "One Vote" To Benefit Constituents

American Future Fund distorts Rep. Bruce Braley's (D-IA) voting record, citing votes on the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, the Affordable Care Act, the Recovery Act, and the American Clean Energy and Security Act. Although the ad suggests that Braley's votes in favor of these programs amounted to giving away Iowa's single congressional vote to "Wall Street executives," "liberals" and "Nancy Pelosi," in reality the programs were essential for stabilizing industry, bolstering the economy against further downturn, and protecting Americans — including seniors — from the abuses of the health insurance industry without weakening Medicare benefits. Had clean energy legislation been enacted into law, it would have created millions of American jobs and boosted the economy at minimal cost to taxpayers.

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October 25, 2010 12:03 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Anonymous Donor Groups Drive Total Right-Wing TV Ads Above 100,000 Since Aug. 1

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October 18, 2010 1:48 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 81,000 Right-Wing TV Ads Since August 1

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October 16, 2010 12:28 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Future Fund Revives Tax Attack In Another Misleading Ad

American Future Fund's new attack ad against Reps. Bruce Baley (D-IA) and Dave Loebsack (D-IA) uses a vote to adjourn the House to suggest that they oppose "stopping a huge tax hike for Iowa families." The ad pushes the misleading claim that the "biggest tax hike in history [is] looming," and falsely suggests that health care reform is responsible for "trillions we can't afford." In reality, congressional Democrats agree that tax cuts for the middle class should be extended and, despite the ad's attempt to link health care reform to "millions in job-killing taxes," the Affordable Care Act will create millions of jobs and reduce the deficit. 

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October 15, 2010 9:25 am ET filed under Ad Check

American Future Fund's Tax Attack Not Based In Fact

The American Future Fund has released a new attack on Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA), using a vote to adjourn the House to suggest that he isn't "fighting for lower taxes" for Iowa's families. Not only does AFF's misleading ad falsely claim that the "biggest tax hike in American history is looming," it suggests that the economic fate of middle class families and small businesses is on the line. In fact, it is the fate of the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy that is uncertain. Congressional Democrats agree that tax cuts for the middle class should be extended, and plan to vote on such an extension after the midterm election.

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October 14, 2010 10:00 am ET filed under Blog

Rep. Bachmann Is A Socialist! Another GOP Attack Bites The Dust

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October 13, 2010 9:54 am ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Groups Have Now Aired 60,000+ TV Ads Since Aug. 1

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October 08, 2010 2:24 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Future Fund Fearmongers About The Constitutionality Of Health Care Reform

The American Future Fund isn't an organization that would let a misleading sound bite go to waste. In the attack ad they've launched against Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL), AFF leads with a deceptively edited clip of Speaker Nancy Pelosi stating that "we have to pass the [health care] bill so that you can find out what's in it." The organization then calls the constitutionality of the legislation into question, highlighting comments made by Hare in which he stated that he didn't "worry about the Constitution" with respect to health care reform. The ad, of course, doesn't mention the fact that constitutional scholars from across the country agree that the individual mandate is well within the constitutional bounds of Congress, an opinion recently bolstered by a Michigan federal judge's ruling in favor of the constitutionality of the law.

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October 04, 2010 1:38 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: Right-Wing Money Machine Bought 45,000 Ads Since Aug. 1

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September 28, 2010 4:02 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Future Fund Attacks Edwards With Recovery Act Lies

American Future Fund is back with another dishonest ad attacking Rep. Chet Edwards (D-TX). This time, AFF relies on debunked claims to take aim at Edwards' support for the Recovery Act. But AFF is once again hiding the truth from viewers. Economists agree that the Recovery Act helped pull us back from the brink and created millions of jobs once its funds began to reach the economy. Additionally, the national debt blew up because of the Bush tax cuts and the economic downturn.

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September 23, 2010 3:10 pm ET filed under Blog

Astroturfing The Airwaves: 7 Weeks, $26 Million, And 33,000 Right-Wing TV Ads

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September 17, 2010 10:39 am ET filed under Blog

Assembly-Line Advertising: How The Right Wing Recycles Ads To Spread Misinformation All Over The Country

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September 16, 2010 11:34 am ET filed under Ad Check

And For The American Future Fund's Next "Trick," They'll Lie About The Recovery Act

Earlier this week we explained how the American Future Fund's "Trick" ad lies about the Affordable Care Act. But AFF has put slightly different versions of the ad up in two new states, Alabama and Georgia, that use the same magic-show imagery to attack the Democratic response to the economic crisis. AFF is keeping the truth up its sleeve again. Economists agree that the Recovery Act saved us from economic catastrophe. Once Recovery Act funds began to actually reach the economy last spring, we went from job losses to job gains and the economy began to grow again.

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September 14, 2010 6:28 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Future Fund Trying To "Trick" Voters In 5 States With New Attack Ad

The American Future Fund's new ad, "Trick", attacks Reps. Baron Hill (D-IN), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD), Chet Edwards (D-TX), and Denny Heck (D-WA) for supposedly deceiving voters on their voting records. But the ad is a smoke-and-mirrors act that makes the facts about health care reform disappear. Contrary to AFF's insinuations, the Affordable Care Act does not cut $500 billion from Medicare, but strengthens the program. The national debt ballooned because of the Bush tax cuts and the economic downturn, and the Affordable Care Act cuts hundreds of billions off the deficit.

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August 25, 2010 3:11 pm ET filed under Blog

American Future Fund Attacks Rep. Braley In Anti-Mosque, Anti-Muslim Ad

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August 25, 2010 2:55 pm ET filed under Ad Check

American Future Fund Attacks Rep. Braley With False Anti-Muslim Ad

The American Future Fund has released a new ad attacking Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) for supporting the construction of an Islamic cultural center in Lower Manhattan.  The ad states that the center would be built "at Ground Zero" and attempts to paint Imam Abdul Feisal Rauf, the leader of the project, as a terrorist sympathizer.  Both claims are demonstrably false.

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March 20, 2010 3:53 pm ET filed under Fact Check

FactCheck.org On American Future Fund Ad: "That's Absurd."

FactCheck.org's analysis of American Future Fund's newest ad, "Backroom": it's "absurd."

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March 12, 2010 6:16 pm ET filed under Fact Check

American Future Fund's Attack On Sen. Reid Is Breathtakingly Deceitful

The conservative American Future Fund has created a new attack ad seeking to portray Democrats as hypocrites on the process of reconciliation.  Their ad highlights various statements made in 2005 in which Senate Democrats opposed a Republican plan to change the rules for confirming judicial nominees.  Because they have no facts to attack Democrats on the merits of the argument, they've egregiously resorted to taking quotes out of context.  Budget reconciliation and the Republican-led "nuclear option" plan to change the rules of the Senate are entirely separate things.

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February 24, 2010 10:01 am ET filed under Fact Check

American Future Fund's "Lipstick" Is Smudged

The American Future Fund has released a new ad titled "Lipstick" that reverts to the tired, overused Republican rhetoric of the last year.  While the ad attempts to assure readers of the many bad aspects in Democratic health care reform - reality proves otherwise.

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January 11, 2010 12:11 pm ET filed under Fact Check

American Future Fund Airs False Attack Ads Against Martha Coakley

Last week, the conservative American Future Fund launched a new attack ad against Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.  By using a misleading, out of context quote, the ad falsely claims Coakley favors increasing taxes. In reality, she said "get[ting] people back to work" would increase tax revenue and reduce the deficit.

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November 05, 2009 3:06 pm ET filed under Fact Check

New American Future Fund Anti-Reform Ad Chock Full Of Misleading Information

The American Future Fund has released a new anti-health care reform ad that likens the distribution problems of the H1N1 vaccine to the imminent failure of additional government involvement in health care.  Evidently, the production staff at AFF needs an introduction to "Google" since simple searches produce factual contradictions to the ad's script.

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