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A front group is an organization that purports to represent one agenda while in reality it serves some other party or interest whose sponsorship is hidden or rarely mentioned. For example, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) claims that its mission is to defend the rights of consumers to choose to eat, drink and smoke as they please. In reality, CCF is a front group for the tobacco, restaurant and alcoholic beverage industries, which provide all of its funding.

Front groups

A front group is an organization that purports to represent one agenda while in reality it serves some other party or interest whose sponsorship is hidden or rarely mentioned. For example, the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) claims that its mission is to defend the rights of consumers to choose to eat, drink and smoke as they please. In reality, CCF is a front group for the tobacco, restaurant and alcoholic beverage industries, which provide all of its funding.
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It's a strange political fact, but nearly every major anti-gun group has been a front group. The NRA is maligned 24/7 and yet it's completely obvious whom it represents. Despite the efforts to tie it to everyone from firearms manufacturers to the Russians (if you can't tie any random Republican thing to ... March for Our Lives
A few of the front groups came together before the pace was ratcheted up once more for the first ascent of the Paterberg. Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky) was at the front with a few of his Sky teammates and looking good. However, he would miss the final selection and not be a factor in the finale of the race.

Selected speaker-doctors and opioid-makers also worked with "front groups" claiming to be independent patient advocacy organizations to change how doctors, patients and officials perceive painkillers, the suits said. One such group, the American Pain Foundation, had financial ties to Purdue, Endo ... hid Arkansas
Robert Mueller's indictment of these operatives revealed a network of virtual front groups and confederate activist accounts, which were promoted through targeted online advertising and attracted hundreds of thousands of followers. Yet, Facebook only handed over Russian-linked ads after almost ... Google
Aaron M. Rosenberg The former executive vice president of Redflex Traffic Solutions did not find a sympathetic ear in the Seventh Circuit US Court of Appeals on Monday. Aaron M. Rosenberg insisted he was owed $2.3 million as a reward for snitching on his colleagues at the Australian red light camera ... Google

Immoral politicians like Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel occupy law enforcement positions not with a sense of duty to protect and serve but with a determination to do the bidding of the National Rifle Association and other front groups for gun manufacturers. On his second full day as attorney ... Google
On Thursday, the watchdog group Documented published a list of hundreds of corporations, politicians, and front groups that attended a conference given by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) last July. ALEC is a right wing lobbying group that works with conservative state lawmakers and ... Google
Not only did Ms. Shumway ignore the main point of the presentation, which was about the danger posed by radical Islam acting through its agents in the Council of American Islamic Relations, North American Islamic Trust and other Muslim Brotherhood front groups, she also selectively quoted DCRP ... Google
"I love it," he had written of Moscow's outreach. Manafort and Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband, joined him. Democratic Party emails that U.S. intelligence officials say Russia stole were released by front groups beginning later that month. Afterward, Trump publicly asked Moscow for more dirt. "Russia ... Google
In a statement, the Sierra Club legislative director, Melinda Pierce, called the accusations of Russian-backed financing “absurd, false smears” that “were invented by the same deceitful front groups getting paid to do the dirty work of big polluters and big tobacco”. Footnotes supporting the congressional ... Google
Then there's the the coup de gra?ce, learning details of the Koch, et al. octopus of front groups such as the AFP with their self-defensive absolutism, misrepresentation of facts and melodramatic demonizing of all things progressive or liberal. Please consider our history, this past century is full of epic, ... Google
“If the latest round of protests were truly about the influence of campaign cash, these front groups would be protesting those congressional Democrats in the Minnesota delegation who have taken far more money from the NRA than my campaign has. But naturally, they are not. Instead, they are exploiting a ... Google
The company is using a hidden network of dark money and pay-for-play front groups to dismantle the RFS and attempt to put farmers like me out of business, according to the article. That's why Brown and DeFries call the RFS “broken” and insist that “reform is coming,” no matter what the cost to Indiana. Google
The CPA was able to build a Popular Front Against Fascism. It formed front groups in the community and won respect among the ALP rank-and-file. Menghetti also details how “a remarkably strong and independent women's movement” was able to prosper in the north, despite “backward” and “chauvinistic” ... Google
Rather than using Facebook and Twitter to create make-believe organizations, the CIA organized front groups. Rather than creating bots to spread fake news, the CIA bribed foreign journalists, financed foreign newspapers and set up false flag radio stations. The disruptive goals of information warfare have ... Google
This isn't the first time we've seen these nonacademic industry front groups misinterpret data. We saw it last month when Texans for Natural Gas incorrectly assessed EPA data to draw erroneous conclusions about methane emissions declining in Texas. But again, when you read the fine print of EPA's ... Google

A new women's rights organization is demanding that the head of Miami's Everglades Foundation step down over his longstanding ties with accused serial rapist Harvey Weinstein. But billionaire hedge-fund investor Paul Tudor Jones is pushing back and alleging that the group is actually a front for ...
The ABA has set up grassroots-sounding front groups and has blanketed the neighborhood with flyers and messaging. In Richmond in 2012, for instance, the ABA group fighting a soda tax referendum on the ballot was called "Community Coalition Against Beverage Taxes." In El Monte, the front group ...
At the same time, a recent study by the University of Colorado and Yale University found that climate change denial groups, many linked to the oil and gas industry, were getting increasing coverage in print and television news. "These front groups are getting a little more engaged in the public ... Patagonia
Muslim Brotherhood front-groups have targeted Hollywood as one of many vehicles through which to conduct its civilization jihad. That they have left no sphere of society untouched and no stone unturned is evidence of the thoroughness of their strategy to subvert western society from within. ... Muslim
“We ... don't support the notion that hotel industry front groups should determine how thousands of Angelenos use their homes to pay the bills,” said Urbancic. Proposed rules for short-term rentals would prevent hosts from listing apartments covered by the city's Rent Stabilization Ordinance and limit the ... Muslim
Payments can be used to inhibit groups from criticizing pharma, or used to create front groups with fancy names that fight legislation that would hurt a company's profits. “But here's the key to disclosure: If we have full disclosure in ALL those areas, then each of us can give weight to those sources of ... Muslim
Groups representing the industry say ethanol has real environmental benefits, and the bill would threaten that. “When oil companies try to ghost write legislation for environmental front groups, you end up with some pretty backwards ideas, and that's exactly what this appears to be. It's dead on arrival with ... Muslim
Among the charges are allegations that the companies paid off doctors to promote opioid prescriptions, that it provided millions to “front groups” with “official sounding names” which spread falsehoods about addiction risk, and that Purdue Pharma claimed addiction risk from OxyContin was negligible ... Muslim
Exxon, which merged with Mobil in 1995, suppressed the evidence and paid more than $30 million to think tanks and front groups to create doubt about the need to cut CO2 emissions. But oil companies continue to show their awareness of the danger their product creates. Washington Post editor Fred Hiatt ... Muslim
Modern science is under attack. Despite overwhelming, vetted scientific evidence, climate change denial persists. This meticulously researched book explores the denial movement, from how the public has been bamboozled by anti-science ideologies, to the front groups and fossil fuel interests funding the ... Muslim
"Like cigarette manufacturers, which engaged in an industry-wide effort to misrepresent the safety and risks of smoking, the Manufacturers worked with each other and with the Front Groups and KOLs they funded and directed to carry out a common scheme to deceptively present the risks, benefits, and ... Muslim
JCPA's study documented that many BDS organizations are front groups for the terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), as well as for Fatah, the leading governing faction of the Palestinian Authority, which still pays terrorists to murder Jews. Additionally ... Muslim
The first external deliverable: "Engage Henry Miller." The plan goes on to name four tiers of "industry partners"—a dozen trade groups, academic groups and independent-seeming front groups such as the Genetic Literacy Project—that could help "inoculate" against the cancer report and "protect the reputation" of Roundup. Muslim
In actuality, it's the Pennsylvania outpost of the State Policy Network — a national network of billionaire-funded front groups that mostly go after labor unions and working families. They've been described as “less free actors than a coordinated collection of corporate front groups.” In fact, they didn't have a ... Muslim
In its response to Philip Morris' creation of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free Future this past September, the World Health Organization noted: "The tobacco industry and its front groups have misled the public about the risks associated with other tobacco products. ... This decades-long history means that ... Muslim
I will not stay silent as these political activists market themselves as soft and cuddly “Interfaith” groups or deceptive front groups like “South Dakotans for Peace,” while they label fellow South Dakotans members of hate groups. When you understand they have labeled a Christian organization founded by ... Muslim
They described the listing of these groups as including Muslim Brotherhood front groups, proxies and fund raisers. The current Executive Director of CAIR CAN/NCCM, Ihsaan Gardee, has tried to claim that CAIR USA and its Canadian chapter CAIR CAN/NCCM have no relationship. He has made this claim ... Muslim
I will not stay silent as these political activists market themselves as soft and cuddly “Interfaith” groups or deceptive front groups like “South Dakotans for Peace,” while they label fellow South Dakotans members of hate groups. When you understand they have labeled a Christian organization founded by ... Muslim
Tulante said the lawsuit was "replete" with examples, including how the defendants sometimes used "front groups" and "commissioned, edited, and arranged for the placement of misleading favorable articles in academic journals." He mentioned a 1980 letter to the editor in the New England Journal of ... Muslim
“Defendants also fostered and handsomely rewarded a range of physicians as 'key opinion leaders' and used front groups who claim that addiction to prescription opioids is, and I quote, 'distinctively uncommon,' ” he said. Thomas Farley, city health commissioner, agreed, saying that the surge in opioids, ... Muslim
JCPA's study documented that many BDS organizations are front groups for the terrorist organizations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), as well as for Fatah, the leading governing faction of the Palestinian Authority, which still pays terrorists to murder Jews. Additionally ... Muslim
The law firms are entitled to 12.5 percent of the payout, according to the contract. According to the lawsuit, the drug companies succeeded in spreading their "falsehoods" in the medical community by funding doctors, known as "key opinion leaders," and "Front Groups," which were "seemingly neutral and ... Muslim
Most contracts in the Syracuse metro area have provisions against harassment. Though the article states otherwise, the best way for employees to fight harassment is through their union. In the future, we would hope that The Post-Standard would not publish articles from front groups with obvious agendas. Muslim
Defendants sponsored publicity campaigns using front groups and paid “scientific” mouthpieces—including some of the same scientists that the tobacco industry had used to downplay the risks of cigarettes—to discredit the mainstream scientific consensus on global warming and downplay the risks of ... Muslim
... of the Young Communist League, and thousands of students who joined Communist front groups like the American Youth Congress. Muslim
The companies allegedly funded a network of front groups that appeared to be neutral patient advocacy organizations but that actually ... Muslim
To build its anti-reform echo chamber, NBAA hatched front groups under the auspices of the Alliance for Aviation Across America and GA ... Muslim
Kolodny said the opioid lobby often uses “phony front groups” to support its efforts in blocking any reduction in prescribing — and uses them ... Muslim
As the decade wore on, these organizations, which critics have characterized as front groups for the pharmaceutical industry, began pressuring ... Muslim
Hirshberg is the main funder of many organic front groups and sits on the board of several organic companies. He had close ties to the Obama ... Muslim
... actually showing up; and trying to shame the fossil fuel industry and their huge array of smelly, scandalous front groups that they maintain. Muslim
... that Peshmerga forces have retreated, allowing the Popular Mobilization Front groups to enter the Kurdish neighbourhoods of Tuz Khurmatu, ... Muslim
No more front groups set up to confuse us. No more lawsuits by corporations masquerading as people to use their First Amendment “rights” to ... Muslim


 

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