Check out a new report by Common Cause about front groups lobbying for telecommunications industry giants like Verizon:
"March 28, 2006: Industries that would benefit from congressional action on telecommunications policy have invested in at least nine "astroturf" groups and other allies disguised as think tanks and non-profits, according to a new Common Cause report, "Wolves in Sheep's Clothing." The report profiles nine groups that purport to be authentic grassroots organizations or think tanks. But a closer investigation reveals them to be primarily funded by cable and telephone companies and their trade associations."
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