April 13, 2012

In Latest Press Release, ALEC Claims To Be ‘Transparent, Open’

The staff of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) have been responding to a firestorm over the exodus of major corporations from the organization thanks to increased attention on ALEC’s role in pushing the controversial “Stand Your Ground” law that allowed Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman to escape prosecution for 40 days (and other particularly despicable legislation). Yesterday,
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March 15, 2012

Why We’re Asking Congress To Take a Stronger Stand vs. K St Corruption

Today, Republic Report announced that we are asking all 34 retiring members of Congress to make a simple, common sense commitment: “I will disclose any negotiations or offers for jobs on the front page of my congressional website.”  This afternoon we are delivering letters to all 34 congressional offices seeking this commitment. We want you
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February 17, 2012

ABRAMOFF: Deploying the Grassroots Army to Battle Laws You Don’t Like

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I believe President Obama’s proposed tax hikes — including the massive “bank tax” — are a prescription for economic calamity. But I do understand that the “tax the rich” frenzy finds resonance with many Americans. Throughout history, banks — and bankers, in particular — have been identified with the worst elements of societal greed. They
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February 14, 2012

Casino Lobbyist Says Alabama State Senator Wanted $100,000 For His Vote

A major re-trial is underway in the state of Alabama, as federal prosecutors are probing bribes made to several Alabama legislators over their positions on electronic bingo casinos. Country Crossing lobbyist Jennifer Pouncy recently pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in 2010 and is now testifying against a number of state senators in an attempt to get
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