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  • Billionaire Koch Brothers: ‘Against Our Principles’ to End Anchor Baby Policy

    11/01/2018 3:51:03 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Oct 2018 | John Binder
    The pro-mass immigration, GOP megadonor, billionaire Koch brothers are opposing President Trump’s plan to executively end birthright citizenship, which rewards the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. On Tuesday, President Trump announced that he is readying an executive order to end birthright citizenship in the U.S. The unilateral move would carry the country into the future on the issue, putting the nation more in line with similar Western countries. Currently, the U.S. and Canada are the only developed nations in the world that offer unrestricted birthright citizenship. The children of illegal aliens are commonly known as “anchor babies,” as they anchor...
  • Koch-backed veterans’ group to boost Ron DeSantis with direct mail (FL-Governor's Race)

    10/02/2018 4:23:24 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 8 replies
    Florida Politics ^ | October 2, 2018 | A.G. GANCARSKI
    Concerned Veterans for America Action announced Tuesday its intentions to wade into the Governor’s race, with direct mail on behalf of Republican Ron DeSantis. CVAA is an offshoot of Americans for Prosperity, a Koch Network initiative. Koch support was a flashpoint in the Republican primary between DeSantis and Adam Putnam, with a Putnam spox describing “D.C. DeSantis” as “a puppet of the open-border, anti-Trump Koch brothers.” That messaging won’t be heard again this campaign season. The campaign, per the Koch veterans’ group, is “highlighting his dedicated support for veterans.” Expect a six-figure spend for this purpose. “In a landscape full...
  • Koch-Backed CATO Institute: ‘Time for the U.S. to Have Open Borders’

    08/01/2018 4:58:53 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 July 2018 | John Binder
    The Cato Institute, a think tank partially founded by the billionaire, pro-mass immigration Koch brothers, is advocating for full open borders to the United States. In an op-ed for USA Today, the Cato Institute’s Director of Economic Studies, Jeffrey Miron, says the U.S. “has nothing to fear, and much to gain, from open borders,” saying that Americans should “forget” about putting a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to stop illegal immigration. Miron downplayed the negative impact open borders would have on American citizens, writing: Immigrants will not flood into America, although the rate of immigration might increase. Instead, much of...
  • President Trump Calls Out: “Globalist Koch Brothers”…

    07/31/2018 11:39:41 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Many people supported candidate Trump for his fierce economic policy independence and willingness to call out the political Decepticons. You can put CTH support near the top of that list. At the financial heart of the UniParty in Washington DC is President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Tom Donohue, and his like-minded billionaire funders the Koch Brothers: “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade. I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts,...
  • The Koch network's top brass distance themselves from Trump

    07/30/2018 11:04:30 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 52 replies
    NBC ^ | 07/30/2018 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray and Carrie Dann
    Ninety-nine days until the all-important midterm elections, Republican lawmakers and outside groups are beginning to distance themselves from President Trump — in ways both small and big. The latest to break away: the Koch Brothers. “Top leaders of the conservative Koch political network, frustrated with the direction of the Republican Party, are attempting to rebrand the organization by vowing to be less partisan and work with elected officials across the political spectrum to advance their policy priorities,”
  • Charles Koch: Trump Tariffs ‘Unfair’ to Foreigners

    07/31/2018 8:00:34 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 30 Jul 2018
    Billionaire plutocrat and GOP mega-donor Charles Koch says President Donald Trump’s tariffs on aluminum, steel, and thousands of Chinese-made imports are “ridiculous” and “unfair” to foreigners. Koch, who funds a network of organizations with his brother, David Koch, told the media during a conference with donors over the weekend that Trump’s ten percent tariff on imported aluminum and 25 percent tariff on imported steel was not fair to foreign countries and foreign workers. The Trump administration has said the tariffs on imported goods are necessary to protect American jobs and industries from foreign competition where foreign-made products are sold much...
  • Trump: ‘Globalist Koch brothers’ have become a ‘total joke in real Republican circles'

    07/31/2018 4:25:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 | Kyle Balluck
    President Trump ripped the Koch brothers one day after the political network formed by the billionaire conservative businessmen said it would not support a Republican Senate candidate in North Dakota “The globalist Koch Brothers, who have become a total joke in real Republican circles, are against Strong Borders and Powerful Trade,” Trump said in a series of tweets early Tuesday. “I never sought their support because I don’t need their money or bad ideas. They love my Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judicial picks & more. I made them richer. Their network is highly overrated, I have beaten them at every...
  • Charles Koch :Trump tariffs ridiculous unfair to foreigners

    07/31/2018 5:36:31 AM PDT · by ncalburt · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/2018 | John Binder
    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/30/charles-koch-trump-tariffs-ridiculous-unfair-foreigners/
  • Koch network freezing out Republicans who have crossed them

    07/30/2018 2:42:53 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/30/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire conservative businessman Charles Koch’s political network is freezing out Republicans that it believes have violated its fiscally conservative principles, and is, at least for now, only supporting four Senate GOP candidates in the fall. The Koch network is backing GOP Senate candidates in Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee and Florida, signaling it will be selective in where it engages as Republicans seek to retain or grow their narrow 51-49 majority. At a Monday presentation to about 500 of the network’s top donors at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Americans for Prosperity president Tim Phillips made an example out of...
  • Charles Koch vows to hold Republicans accountable

    07/29/2018 6:05:51 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/29/18 | Jonathan Easley
    Billionaire activist Charles Koch said Sunday that his network of big-spending political groups would be more aggressive in going after Republicans who have failed to adhere to fiscally conservative principles. Speaking to a small group of reporters in a rare interview at a five-star resort in the Rocky Mountains, Koch vowed to hold GOP lawmakers accountable for their votes when they break with the network’s free-market views on issues like spending and tariffs. “I regret some of the [lawmakers] we have supported … we’re gonna more directly deal with that and hold people accountable,” Koch said. The Koch network will...
  • Conservative icon David Koch leaving business, politics

    06/05/2018 7:41:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 05, 2018 | Steve Peoples
    Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers’ network of business and political activities. The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health, according to a letter that older brother Charles Koch sent to company officials Tuesday morning. Charles Koch wrote that he is “deeply saddened” by his brother’s retirement. “David has always been a fighter and is dealing with this challenge in the same way,” he wrote. […] Democrats have demonized the Koch brothers for their outsized influence in conservative politics over the last decade. Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid regularly attacked Republicans...
  • UniParty Activates – Koch Brothers Defend Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp

    06/02/2018 4:59:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 40 replies
    Theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 6/2/18 | Sundance
    The North Dakota senate seat currently held by Democrat Senator Heidi Heitkamp is one of the targeted seats Republicans are looking to take in the 2018 mid-terms. To flip the seat the White House helped convince Republican Kevin Cramer to challenge Heitkamp. With the North Dakota election considered a ‘toss up‘, between Heitkamp and challenger Cramer; and with election outcome looking positive toward republicans; the UniParty quickly jumps into action. Notorious UniParty control agents David and Charles Koch, aka ‘The Koch Brothers’, now begin spending money to help Heitkamp retain her seat.
  • Pro-Mass Immigration Koch Brothers Threaten GOP: Pass Amnesty for Illegal Aliens or Lose Our $$

    04/25/2018 6:29:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Apr 18 | John Binder
    The pro-mass immigration GOP megadonor billionaire Koch brothers are threatening Republicans running midterm campaigns, saying they want to see an amnesty for millions of illegal aliens passed or they will “closely evaluate” their aiding and funding of certain candidates. The Koch brothers represent a number of organizations that purport to be conservative and libertarian-leaning, including Freedom Partners, the LIBRE Initiative, Americans for Prosperity, and Generation Opportunity. The billionaires’ businesses include Matador Cattle Company, Koch Pipeline, and Guardian Industries. In an interview with The Hill, Americans for Prosperity President Tim Phillips said the pro-amnesty, pro-mass immigration Koch networks would “closely evaluate”...
  • Fearing Democratic wave, Koch network to spend big on U.S. midterm elections

    01/29/2018 5:41:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 29, 2018 | James Oliphant
    The conservative Koch network spent its annual donor conference celebrating policy victories under President Donald Trump such as the tax overhaul, but the elation was tinged with anxiety over November’s congressional elections that could pose a risk to its agenda.
  • Christians must convert to ecumenism, cardinal says

    01/18/2018 5:50:42 PM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | January 17, 2018 | Catholic News Service
    Cardinal Kurt Koch, the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, has suggested that ecumenical work will be productive only if the faithful engage in “self-evangelization that includes conversion to the ecumenical search for Christian unity.”
  • Time Editor Bleats the Koch Brothers Will Ruin His Life (and Earth) by Buying Time

    11/25/2017 7:08:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 25, 2017 | Tim Graham
    The Koch brothers might be part of buying Time magazine, and a former Time science editor is so panicked he wrote an article for the leftist magazine The Nation titled "Don't Let the Koch Brothers Buy Time Magazine." Charles Alexander wrote about how his life’s work of screaming environmental bias may be about to go down the drain: Can you imagine what it would be like to see your life’s work suddenly go down the drain? I can—right now. As a former Time editor who spent 13 years editing the magazine’s coverage of environmental issues, I am in despair over...
  • Marc Short: We Need a ‘Conversation’ About ‘Definition of a Wall’

    09/17/2017 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2017 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE: Former Koch Exec, Now White House Staffer, Marc Short: We Need a ‘Conversation’ About ‘Definition of a Wall’ During a segment on CNN, the former Koch brothers executive turned White House staffer Marc Short said that Americans needed to “have a serious conversation” about “what the definition of a wall is,” in regards to the U.S.-Mexico border wall that President Trump promised to build. Short, who led the Never Trump movement inside the pro-mass immigration Koch brothers’ organizations, questioned what exactly a border wall would look like under the administration, while also pushing amnesty for nearly 800,000 illegal...
  • Koch Brothers Line Up with DACA Illegals to Pressure Republican Congress to Pass Amnesty

    09/07/2017 10:50:38 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 7 Sep 2017 | IAN MASON
    Long-time pro-mass immigration billionaires Charles and David Koch became the latest force to pressure congressional Republicans to nullify the end of DACA with a legislative amnesty Thursday. Koch spokespeople said the brothers will throw their weight behind the growing effort to force a two-house GOP majority that has refused to pass either funding for the southern border wall or the RAISE Act, a key nationalist immigration reform, to quickly pass an amnesty for those who were once exempted from federal immigration law under President Barack Obama’s DACA. The Koch amenability to open borders and amnesty is nothing new. In 2013,...
  • Dem Leader: Obama “Leading the Charge” on State Legislative Races

    09/01/2017 10:16:59 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, Rep. Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking member of the Dem House leadership, stated that President Obama is “leading the charge” on efforts in state legislative races. Crowley was responding to Joe Scarborough’s question as to what Dems will do differently from what they did in November, when they got “absolutely shellacked.” Crowley began by mentioning the Koch brothers in connection with Dem losses. Scarborough challenged him: “you’re not blaming that on the Koch brothers, are you?” Crowley then switched gears and spoke of Obama’s involvement. View the video here.
  • Conservative Koch Brothers Are Secret Investors in 'Wonder Woman' (Exclusive)

    08/09/2017 6:23:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 9, 2017
    Steven Mnuchin brought in the right-wing power brokers, as well as Bill Gates, to help fund such Hollywood projects as 'Dunkirk' and Steven Spielberg's upcoming 'Ready Player One.' Though they might be the most reviled figures among Hollywood's liberal crowd, the Koch brothers have been a silent investor in Warner Bros.' slate of movies for four years. Sources say Charles G. Koch and David H. Koch — who are worth a combined $96.2 billion and wield enormous power in political circles as major backers of right-wing politicians — took a significant stake valued at tens of millions of dollars in...