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TPPF calls criticisms made by Progress Texas report on ALEC ‘hyperbole’

Posted on: January 24th, 2012 by Teddy Wilson No Comments

A recent report by Progress Texas claimed that the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) is the “home away from home” for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The report says that “ALEC and TPPF are closely linked and regularly work hand-in-hand to promote the profits of global corporations over creating better lives for Texans.”

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Harkin, Braley seek to tax Wall St. on high-risk trading

Posted on: November 7th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Cumming) and U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Waterloo) are calling for a small tax on certain types of trading, hoping to shift Wall Street away from short-term and speculative trading. (more…)

Koch brothers story has aired on more than 400 stations, reaching millions of people

Posted on: November 4th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

A radio version of The Colorado Independent’s story Monday on the Koch brothers influence in environmental politics has now been aired on more than 400 radio stations in more than 30 states. The radio story was produced by Kathleen Ryan for Public News Service.

Ryan interviewed Colorado Independent reporter Troy Hooper for her report, which she broke into two segments. The broadcast ran Monday and Tuesday of this week.

In Colorado, the story was aired on KBCO, KHOW and KBPI among many other stations. Most of the radio stations airing the story do not publicly report their audience numbers, but just counting the ones who shared that information, the story was heard by well over two million people.

Colorado Independent Koch story gains national radio play

Posted on: November 1st, 2011 by Eartha Jane Melzer No Comments

The Colorado Independent’s story Monday on the Koch brothers influence in environmental politics has gone viral in a radio version produced by Kathleen Ryan for Public News Service. (more…)

Detailing the Koch brothers’ influence on environmental politics

Posted on: October 31st, 2011 by The American Independent 2 Comments

Image by: Matt MahurinKoch Industries Inc. isn’t just in Kansas anymore, Toto.

The nation’s second largest private company and its subsidiaries are also in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas and just about every other state in the nation. But the locale where Koch Industries is making its presence felt the most isn’t a state at all. It’s Washington, D.C. (more…)

Small house in Tampa ground zero for mega millions in campaign donations

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Image by Matt MahurinA little over a year ago, no-party gubernatorial candidate Bud Chiles stood outside an off-white single-story building with a carefully manicured lawn in suburban Tampa and said, “This building behind me is ground zero for what’s wrong with Florida politics.” (more…)

While oil and gas industry gushes over Colo. Rep. Tipton, radio campaign calls him out

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Image by: Matt MahurinA nonpartisan watchdog group is blowing the whistle on U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton and others in Congress who consistently advocate for tax breaks, subsidies and other giveaways to oil and gas companies. (more…)

Colo. Rep. Gardner digs in with Big Oil, known as anti-regulation voter

Posted on: October 17th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Image by Matt MahurinColorado Fourth-District Republican US Rep Cory Gardner is filling his campaign coffers for 2012 as he did in 2010 by leaning heavily on oil-and-gas industry donors. He raked in $370,000 in the quarter that just ended. That’s the most of any candidate for federal office from Colorado and topped his take in previous quarters by roughly $100,000. One of every ten dollars Gardner brought in last quarter came from oil and gas, and this quarter the percentage is higher, coming in at roughly 12 percent. (more…)