Who’s bankrolling secretive liberal group America Votes?

By Michael Beckel

A dozen anonymous donors accounted for most of the $12.7 million America Votes raised during its last fiscal year.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… o provide some insight into the social welfare nonprofit’s funding. The National Education Association, for instance, reported giving America Votes more than $1 million between …"

Education groups battle teachers unions in state races

By Rachel Baye

Groups funded by billionaires back state-level candidates who want to weaken teachers unions and promote charter schools.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… s no doubt about it.” Karen White, national political director for the National Education Association, traced the new dynamic to the aftermath of the Citizens United Supreme Co …"

"… anwhile, the California Teachers Association, the California branch of the National Education Association, spent nearly $467,000 opposing Johnson, and the campaign of Adrin Nazaria …"

Billionaires use super PACs to advance pet causes

By Michael Beckel

Wealthy donors who bankrolled their own issue-focused super PACs dominated the 2013 fundraising game.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… eppered the list of the 10 largest super PAC donors in 2013, including the National Education Association (No. 4), the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners (No. 5), the AFL …"

'Citizens United' ruling helped unions win state elections

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

National unions, business groups focused on states in 2012 elections with unions gaining the edge, new analysis shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… (AFSCME), the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Association teachers’ union moved between several nonprofits and state-level co …"

"… pendent spending group. Its biggest donors include Sussman, AFSCME and the National Education Association (NEA). Outside spending totaled $3.7 million in Maine last year, a state …"

Big Labor: still a political force

By Michael Beckel

Despite falling union membership, labor groups are major players in the super PAC arena.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… among the biggest super PAC donors, contributing $11.8 million, while the National Education Association ranked eighth and gave $10.8 million. Other big union-givers included: …"

'America Votes' spent nearly $1 million on Wisconsin recall

By Adam Wollner

Progressive nonprofit, fueled by unions, targeted Wisconsin recall elections in 2011 and 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… ation of State, Municipal, County Employees (AFSCME) and $376,000 from the National Education Association. For its part, the AFL-CIO gave America Votes about $190,000 during its 2 …"

Democrats seize super PAC crown

By Michael Beckel

Liberal groups outraised conservative counterparts 2-to-1 in first half of 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… $3.6 million — came from the DGA itself. Another $150,000 came from the National Education Association. Ranking third in receipts so far this year is the union-funded Workers …"

Wealthy supporters fuel Obama nonprofit

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Six-figure donations go to 'grassroots,' pro-Obama nonprofit.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… utions. It also refuses lobbyist money, but accepts cash from unions. The National Education Association is one union that donated early this year, giving the pro-Obama nonprofit …"

Donor profile: American Federation of Teachers

By Paul Abowd and Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… on of Teachers is the nation’s second-largest teachers union next to the National Education Association. The AFT claims 1.5 million members, and it represents K-12 teachers and s …"

'Fiscal cliff' ads target candidates in 2014

By Rachael Marcus

Rove-affiliated nonprofit runs 'fiscal cliff' ads targeting vulnerable Senate Democrats.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… yees teamed up with the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Association to convince legislators not to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and …"

Californian spends $44 million, loses ballot initiative fight

By Paul Abowd

Failed ballot initiatives attracted millions in spending from siblings with differing political views.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… country. Roughly half came from the Detroit-based United Auto Workers, the National Education Association and its state affiliate. Voters rejected the initiative, which garnered $2 …"

Mystery firm is election's top corporate donor at $5.3 million

By Michael Beckel and Reity O'Brien

Supreme Court decision paves way for $75 million in corporate donations to super PACs.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… treasuries or political action committees.The top union donors include the National Education Association ($9 million), the United Auto Workers ($8.6 million) and the AFL-CIO ($6.4 …"

Ameritrade founder, auto union among top super PAC donors

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Top donor to 'Ending Spending' super PAC shows no signs ending spending.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… lthy liberals round out the Center’s list of the top 10 super donors.The National Education Association (No. 5, $8.8 million), Service Employees International Union (No. 8, $6 mi …"

Daily Disclosure: Smaller super PACs target down-ticket races

By Rachael Marcus

Big donors include the NEA, Bob Perry and Foster Friess.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… ge 21st Century Foundation, a nonprofit that does not disclose donors, the National Education Association and top Democratic donor Barbara Stiefel.America’s Next Generation, prim …"

"… ll donors and union treasury funds:NEA Advocacy Fund, the super PAC of the National Education Association was funded entirely by the union itself, to the tune of $3.3 million;UAW E …"

Daily Disclosure: Union-funded ads slam Allen in Virginia Senate race

By Rachael Marcus

Tight Senate race in Virginia draws $2.25 million ad blitz from labor unions

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… and Municipal Employees, the Service Employees International Union and the National Education Association launched “Better” on Wednesday, attacking Allen on Medicare and women …"

Daily Disclosure: Dems looking to pick up Chicagoland seats

By Rachael Marcus

Chicago-area House Republicans hit by negative ads paid for by union, super PAC.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… , according to The Washington Post. She also earned the endorsement of the National Education Association, which usually favors Democrats. The NEA backed her with a $546,000 ad buy …"

North Carolina governor's race awash in out-of-state funds

By Paul Abowd and John Dunbar

Two powerful partisan groups are funneling millions of dollars into the North Carolina governor's race.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… giving the money to the local PAC.In addition to the DGA contribution, the National Education Association’s super PAC, funded by the nation’s largest public employee union, chi …"

Corporate cash helps fuel Democratic convention despite pledges

By Michael Beckel

Democrats kick off their convention in Charlotte Tuesday with plenty of corporate support despite grass roots pledge.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… mercial WorkersAmerican Federation of State, County and Municipal EmployeesNational Education AssociationUnited Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe F …"

"… sis of federal records.That year, the SEIU, Laborers' International Union, National Education Association, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the American Federati …"

Wisconsin recall breaks record thanks to outside cash

By Paul Abowd

All eyes are on Wisconsin recall election as unions square off against deep-pocketed GOP donors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Israel":

"… r Public Integrity report. Though he is known primarily for his support of Israel, Adelson also has an extensive history of bitter disputes with unions who …"

Top 10 donors make up a third of donations to super PACs

By John Dunbar and Michael Beckel

Super PACs have collected $200 million, a third of it from the top 10 contributors.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Israel":

"… th a net worth estimated at $21.5 billion. He is an outspoken supporter of Israel and backed Gingrich’s comment that Palestinians are “an invented peopl …"

Another victory for the status quo: Boehner and Pelosi backed for House posts

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A day after Senate Democrats and Republicans voted to keep their leadership in place for the third straight Congress, House Democrats and Re

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… nors have included the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, AFSCME, the National Education Association, UAW, Laborers’ International, the Sheet Metal Workers’ International …"

Teachers' union spends big bucks to defeat Buck

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A reader in Denver alerted us to an ad that went up yesterday in Colorado by the NEA Advocacy Fund, blasting Republican Senate candidate Ken

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… n Buck for his views on education funding.An arm of the 3.2 million-member National Education Association, the NEA Advocacy Fund filed a Form 1 Statement of Organization on Tuesday …"

Backing Pelosi: A labor of love

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A labor of love

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… se in Congress who are supportive of our issues, regardless of party.”4. National Education Association — $128,500With at least $128,500 in PAC contributions, the Nat …"

"… ion — $128,500With at least $128,500 in PAC contributions, the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, ranks fourth on the list. Pelosi r …"

Citizens United ruling could tilt playing field against labor, toward corporations

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

The AFL-CIO, cheered last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission — a landmark decision seemingly

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… get for the year was $156,576,611. The largest individual labor union, the National Education Association, spent $336,665,226 that year. And the United Auto Workers, who joined Coh …"

No lobbyists in Obama White House? Not quite

By Josh Israel

With the announcement of former Goldman Sachs lobbyist Mark Patterson to serve as chief of staff for Obama’s new treasury secretary, Timothy

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… om Vilsack, the Secretary of Agriculture, who served as a lobbyist for the National Education Association from 2006 to 2008.• Eric Holder, the Attorney General-designate, who lob …"

Old parties learn new tricks

By Kevin Bogardus

Finding a loophole, Governors' 527s gave $13.2 million to state parties in 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… he American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, the National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union. As reported in&nb …"

Industry donors

By Kevin Bogardus

Profiles of the top industry donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… nal-district level.Teachers UnionsPeople: Reg Weaver, president, National Education Association—appointed to several education policy commissions by Illinois Gov. James …"

Consultants

By Kevin Bogardus

Profiles of the top consultants in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… f liberal organizations, creating political mail for the AFL-CIO, the National Education Association, and NARAL Pro-Choice America.Media Strategies & Research Web sit …"

Anatomy of a lobbying blitz

By John Dunbar

Cable industry enlists diverse crowd in high-level influence campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… an attorney adviser with the FCC. Prior to that, he was a lobbyist for the National Education Association.Working for Viacom on the issue is Wiley Rein & Fielding. Richard E. W …"

The state money race

By Derek Willis

Democrats outraised GOP in the states, but have little to show for it

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Education Association":

"… bsp;Service Employees International Union ($4.9 million) and the National Education Association ($4.6 million). Those three unions, along with the International Brot …"

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