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David and Charles Koch, owners of the oil conglomerate Koch Industries, are among the most influential players in the conservative movement. The brothers have spent millions of dollars funding right-wing organizations, such as Americans for Prosperity and the Cato Institute, that rail against the government. Nonetheless, according to recent data, Koch-affiliated companies have received nearly $100 million in government contracts since 2000.
August 20, 2010 12:13 pm ET filed under Blog
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May 19, 2010 4:28 pm ET filed under Fact Check
A new ad from the right-wing, big-business front group Americans for Prosperity distorts the Federal Communication Commission's efforts to prevent telecommunications companies from restricting Internet users' activity. The ad falsely charges that "Washington wants to spend billions to take over the Internet." However, the FCC isn't trying to take over the Internet - they're working to extend the information superhighway to every American community, and protect all of us from companies that want to control what we see.
March 15, 2010 9:33 am ET filed under Fact Check
The sheer number of lies in Americans for Prosperity's new anti-health care reform ad is astounding. Apparently unaware that it is March 2010, AFP has reverted to repeatedly debunked and obviously false talking points from fall of 2009.
February 10, 2010 10:22 am ET filed under Blog
December 15, 2009 5:32 pm ET filed under Blog
Will any GOP leaders speak out against their base this time around?
November 04, 2009 6:49 pm ET filed under Blog
August 21, 2009 12:21 pm ET filed under Fact Check
With a new, misleading ad on health insurance reform, the Independent Women's Forum has jumped into the August fray. Media Matters Action Network has provided some background information on the group's anti-women, anti-health care reform, and anti-environment activities and people.
August 14, 2009 9:27 am ET filed under Blog
August 06, 2009 2:00 pm ET filed under Fact Check
During the congressional recess, Democratic lawmakers have been facing unruly mobs at town hall meetings in their districts. However, the protestors' outrage has been largely manufactured by front groups tied to the oil and energy industries.
July 10, 2009 11:49 am ET filed under Fact Check
In a letter to the editor in the July 10, 2009 edition of the Washington Post, Americans for Prosperity's Eric Novack propagated common conservative falsehoods regarding comparative effectiveness research.
May 27, 2009 12:07 pm ET filed under Video
Video Fact Check: Patients United Now ad falsely claims Canadian health care is coming to America.
May 27, 2009 11:04 am ET filed under Fact Check
On May 27, 2009, Patients United Now, a new group funded by the right-wing Americans for Prosperity, released an ad titled "Survivor" that argues that Canadian-style government health care is being imported into the United States. The ad conveniently leaves out the current state of health care in the U.S. - many Americans cannot afford health care, those who can are often denied coverage by private insurers, and Americans want an overhaul of the U.S. health care system.