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Discreet nonprofit American Legislative Exchange Council writes bills for conservative lawmakers

This week, both the Los Angeles Times and The Nation put the spotlight on a little-known but influential conservative nonprofit that creates “model” state legislation that often make its way into law. The organization has helped craft some of the most controversial—and industry-friendly—legislation of recent years. The American Legislative Exchange…

NPR joins AP in demanding visual proof of Osama bin Laden’s death

Shortly after the White House announced that it had conducted an operation that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, news organizations began clammoring for visual proof. The Associated Press, Politico and Fox News were among them, along with a host of advocacy groups. Yesterday, National Public Radio (NPR) said it…

Libyan gang-rape victim Eman al-Obeidy flees to Tunisia

Eman al-Obeidy became one of the more recognizable faces of the so-called Arab Spring in March, when she burst into a Tripoli hotel and told journalists about her gang-rape at the hands of pro-Gaddafi military men, then was dragged out of the hotel and went missing for days. Now, al-Obeidy…

O’Keefe asks supporters for $50K to pay off his credit card debt

Conservative activist and filmmaker James O’Keefe has racked up about $50,000 in credit card debt and now he wants you to help him pay it off. O’Keefe recently sent an email to supporters claiming that his deceptive ACORN and NPR stings had put him deep in debt. “Up ’til now,…

228 Republicans vote to defund NPR

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Legislation to bar federal funds from being spent on National Public Radio passed in the House of Representatives on Thursday, although its ultimate prospects of becoming policy looked doubtful. HB 1076 passed after morning and afternoon debate sessions and follows recent controversies involving NPR’s executives, and other…

House panel votes to defund NPR after emergency GOP hearing

WASHINGTON – The House Rules Committee on Wednesday voted 6-5 to defund National Public Radio after an emergency hearing called by Republicans, sending the measure to the floor for debate Thursday. The committee examined and approved H.R. 1070, a bill designed “to prohibit Federal funding of National Public Radio,” the…

House Republicans call emergency meeting to defund NPR

The House Rules Committee will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday to consider legislation to permanently prohibit federal funding of National Public Radio (NPR) after conservative activist James O’Keefe released a video smearing the news organization. The bill, H.R. 1076, was introduced by Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), who is leading the…

NPR slams ‘inappropriately edited’ attack video

National Public Radio (NPR) is pushing back against video released last week that led to the resignation of their CEO. The video, created by conservative prankster James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas,” showed activists Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar posing as members of the fictional Muslim Education Action Center (MEAC) and meeting…

NPR CEO resigns over conservative prankster’s video

National Public Radio (NPR) President and CEO Vivian Schiller has resigned in the wake of a video sting by a conservative group. A video by conservative prankster James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” had allegedly showed NPR Foundation President Ron Schiller (no relation) saying the tea party was full of “racist people.”…

Conservative prankster targets NPR with new video

Conservative media prankster James O’Keefe is at it again. This time the conservative filmmaker has allegedly caught a National Public Radio (NPR) executive telling a fake Muslim group that the tea party was full of “racist people.” In the video, activists Shaughn Adeleye and Simon Templar of O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas”…

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