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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Utah in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with US PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in Utah in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Oregon in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Oregon PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal House races in Oregon in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in North Carolina in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with North Carolina PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal House races in North Carolina in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Michigan in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Michigan PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in Michigan in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Maine in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with US PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in Maine in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Georgia in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Georgia PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal House races in Georgia in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Colorado in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Colorado PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal House races in Colorado in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in California in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with CAL PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in California in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Gaffney: 'People For the Islamist Way' Advancing 'Red-Green Axis'

Frank Gaffney hosted Andrew McCarthy of the National Review yesterday on Secure Freedom Radio where he warned that People For the American Way is “promoting the Islamist agenda in the attack on Michele Bachmann” and should really be called the “People For the Islamist Way.”

PFAW recently delivered a petition opposing Bachmann’s reappointment to the House Intelligence Committee due to her long history of making extremist claims including her recent charge that Muslim Brotherhood agents have “penetrated” the U.S. government, a conspiracy that Gaffney helped concoct.

McCarthy joined Gaffney to defend the Minnesota congresswoman, who smeared Muslim-Americans in government including Hillary Clinton’s aide Huma Abedin, and once again argue that Bachmann is the real victim. He said that PFAW and other progressive groups have “decided to ‘bork’” Bachmann “because she has been so effective.” Gaffney said that the petition was part of the “red-green axis” that exists “between the left and the Islamists.”

Apparently, the PFAW-Islamist conspiracy must go all the way to the top of the Republican Party as Speaker John Boehner; Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC); House Intelligence Committee Chair Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee Chair Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) have all strongly denounced Bachmann’s allegations.

Gaffney: Let’s start with a woman that I think we both admire, who has been vilified in both Democratic and Republican circles, shamefully, for having had the courage to speak the truth about a problem that you have documented, most especially involving the woman that I guess caused so much controversy when Michele Bachmann and four of her colleagues asked the perfectly reasonable question: how did Huma Abedin with her ties to the Muslim Brotherhood get a security clearance and what influence is she having on policy? Give us your read on the fact that the so-called People For the American Way and I must say it sounds much more like it’s the People For the Islamist Way is up to when they try through a very substantially subscribed-to petition to have Michele Bachmann thrown off the Intelligence Committee in the House?

McCarthy: Well it seems to me Frank that it means that Michele has irritated all the right people who ought to be irritated. The American people ought to understand since we’re talking about People For the American Way that that organization is a contrivance of a far-left television icon of the 1970s and 80s named Norman Lear who was instrumental in the slander of Judge Robert Bork, so much of a slander that Judge Bork’s name became a verb in our modern lexicon and Michele Bachmann is the latest person that the left has decided to ‘bork’ because she has been so effective and because she’s been a staunch defender of American national security.



Gaffney: Andy McCarthy you have also drilled down in your writings about the axis, some call it the red-green axis, between the left and the Islamists. This certainly seems to be a prime example of it as you say with Norman Lear’s background and the role that they are playing and in this instance promoting the Islamist agenda in the attack on Michele Bachmann.

Lapin: God Does Not Want You to Ever Retire

Rabbi Daniel Lapin appeared on AFA's "Today's Issues" this morning where he made the case that people are never supposed to retire because the word "retirement" does not appear in the Bible.  In fact, it is because people retire that their health often deteriorates because they are basically saying to God that they are done serving people, and since that is the case, well "then who needs you"?

Buehner on Homosexuality: Government Must 'Remove the Abomination from the Land'

Earlier this year, we reported that Colorado pastor Dave Buehner of Generations Radio said that homosexuality will “destroy society… destroy everything,” a statement he made after likening gays to cannibals and child molesters. Today, Joe Jervis alerted us to an interview Buehner gave to Colorado Springs NBC affiliate KOAA, which reported that Buehner’s comments are “causing a national stir.”

Buehner repeated his claims about homosexuality and claimed that homosexuals should be treated like rapists and murderers. He also urged Colorado legislators to “remove homosexuals from society, saying they’ll also pay the price at the golden gates if they don't fall in line.”

Buehner maintained: “God’s law to the civil magistrate in terms of homosexuality says you should remove the abomination from the land, so that's God’s instruction to the people who work up in the capitol who make our laws. That’s what they’re going to be held accountable for.”

Buehner and his co-host Pastor Kevin Swanson support the Ugandan “kill the gays” bill and laws from the pilgrim era that criminalized homosexuality.

Staver: Banning Guns Will Just Cause Bad People to Build Fertilizer Bombs

On the "Faith and Freedom" radio program, Matt Barber and Mat Staver warned that the Second Amendment was under attack, which was no surprise since the Left is always "drooling [and] can hardly contain themselves" over opportunities to exploit tragedies like Sandy Hook in order to "completely disarm" America.

But taking away guns won't stop school killings, Staver stated, because then people would just resort to knives or to constructing massive fertilizer bombs like Timothy McVeigh. 

The real problem, Staver and Barber insisted, is that we've removed prayer and the Ten Commandments from our schools and so America is in a "moral crisis" and "sick to the core":

Dobson: 'Everything I Have Fought For is On the Line and is in Danger Now'

For the past two days, Focus on the Family founder James Dobson has been promoting his new dystopian novel, “Fatherless,” about a conspiracy to depopulate the earth. Dobson’s guest on Family Talk was co-author and former Focus vice president Kurt Bruner, who joined him in warning that the U.S. is entering a demographic crisis. Yesterday, Dobson lamented that “recently this nation has lurched to the left” and that “everything I have fought for is on the line and is in danger now.”

Dobson’s sentiments reflect his monthly newsletter where he said that in the last election “nearly everything I have stood for these past 35 years went down to defeat.”

Dobson: You evaluate the trip of a train down the track not about where it is now but where it’s going and I saw a bridge out down there and I committed myself to try to do what I could to preserve the family. I’ve been working on it for over forty years now and just recently this nation has lurched to the left. I’m not speaking politically now, I’m talking about the change of values that is being expressed by a majority of Americans. It puts a lump in my throat because everything I have fought for is on the line and is in danger now. That’s why Kurt, when you came out and said let’s write on this subject, I said, let’s do it.

Barton: Armed School Children Prevent School Shootings

Last night, David Barton appeared on Glenn Beck's television program to discuss the "real issues" regarding gun control and the Second Amendment.  After an opening segment in which Beck claimed that Obamacare will force people to give up their guns and lead to Nazi-like euthanasia programs, the two got down to business with Barton explaining that the NRA was founded in order to protect freed slaves from lynchings and that there never used to be school shootings in the 1800s because all of the kids carried guns to school:

Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Illinois in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Illinois PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal House races in Illinois in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Massachusetts in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Massachusetts PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in Massachusetts in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in New Jersey in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with New Jersey PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in New Jersey in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Nevada in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Nevada PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in Nevada in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Indiana in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with US PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in Indiana in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

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Outside Spending, Outsized Influence: Big and Secret Money in Texas in the 2012 Elections

A People For the American Way Foundation "Government By the People" Report

The following report, co-written with Texas PIRG, analyzes the 'outside spending' on federal Senate and House races in Texas in the 2012 election cycle. 

Outside spending refers to spending by groups independent of campaigns or political parties.  These outside groups are legally prohibited from coordinating with campaigns.  Citizens United v. FEC and subsequent cases that relied on its holdings led to increases in outside spending in elections by removing a number of restrictions and/or prohibitions on corporate and union political activity.

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD THE REPORT

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