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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 12:08 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Americans For Job Security Continues Absurd Attacks On Gov. Manchin Over Law He Couldn't Vote For

Americans for Job Security's attacks on West Virginia governor Joe Manchin, who is running for Senate, are, without exception, ludicrous. Each attack is based on the premise that Manchin's support for the Recovery Act amounted to authorization of wasteful spending on "turtle tunnels," "ant research," "cocaine for monkeys," "studying the atmosphere of Neptune," "hunting for dinosaur eggs," and an "accordion festival." Yet Governor Manchin had no opportunity to vote on the Recovery Act (which also helped keep Americans out of an economic depression). Furthermore, many of the projects named benefit people — not just animals — and most were not directly included in the Recovery Act but rather were grants distributed by organizations like the National Science Foundation.

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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 22, 2010 6:30 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Why Didn't The Turtle Cross The Road? Americans For Job Security Killed It

In its newest ad, Americans for Job Security's only line of attack against Governor Joe Manchin (D-WV) is to try to link him to outlandish-sounding projects via his support for the Recovery Act — despite the fact that, as governor, Manchin did not have the opportunity to vote on the Recovery Act. The ad suggests that recovery spending went to useless projects that benefit turtles, study ants, and subject monkeys to cocaine. In fact, all three projects the ad mentions helped improve employment, safety and health for people — not just animals. Furthermore, the Recovery Act as a whole created jobs and bolstered the economy against further downturn.

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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 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 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 30, 2010 12:06 pm ET filed under Ad Check

Americans For Job Security Ad Robs Voters Of The Truth

In Americans for Job Security's attack ad against Rep. Jason Altmire (D-PA), the organization equates Altmire and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with felons who break into houses and steal cars. The ad suggests that Altmire's votes for Nancy Pelosi and "her wasteful stimulus" bill have increased the debt and resulted in 2.5 million jobs lost. In fact, the stimulus bill has added an estimated 3.3 million jobs, while the debt and deficit were actually fueled by Bush-era economic policies and the recession.

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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 16, 2010 11:52 am ET filed under Ad Check

New Ad, Old Falsehoods: Americans For Job Security's Dishonest Attack On The Recovery Act

In a new attack ad called "Price", the conservative soft-money group Americans for Job Security links Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) to Speaker Pelosi and then falsely claims that the Democratic response to the economic crisis "failed" and ballooned the debt. In reality, the Recovery Act turned our economy around once it took effect and the deficits derive from Bush administration policy mistakes.

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May 04, 2010 2:09 pm ET filed under Blog

Group That Attacked Bill Halter For Outsourcing Supports Outsourcing

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