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  • 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 · 39 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 · 109 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...
  • Conservative Koch brothers spending millions to stop GOP health care bill

    03/23/2017 12:53:36 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 23, 2017
    The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans. The network’s leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday the creation of a special fund to support House members who vote against the health care bill. The announcement, which comes on the eve of the House vote, marks the influential conservative network’s most aggressive move against the health care proposal, which is under attack from the right and the left. “The bill as it stands today is ObamaCare 2.0,” said...
  • Inside the Koch Network’s Push for Gorsuch

    03/06/2017 2:55:21 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    The billionaire brothers are pulling out all the stops in support of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Pity the interns who answer the phones in Colorado senator Michael Bennet’s office. Concerned Veterans for America estimates that as of March 2, it had connected with 80,000 Colorado supporters, urging them to phone Bennet’s office in an effort to convince him that he should support Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. CVA is leading the Koch brothers’ network of libertarian-leaning advocacy groups in its effort to maximize pressure on senators to confirm Gorsuch.
  • Koch network launches effort to kill Republican border tax plan

    01/30/2017 10:05:29 AM PST · by entropy12 · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jan 29, 2017 9 pm | Richard Cowen
    Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is launching a campaign to sink a border tax under consideration by Republican leaders in Congress, a move that could complicate the lawmakers' efforts to find a way to pay for President Donald Trump's proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. Americans for Prosperity, a conservative political advocacy group founded by Charles Koch and his brother David, plans to use its network of wealthy political donors and activists to kill the proposal, which aims to raise $1.2 trillion over 10 years on goods coming into the United States, according to officials from the group, which...
  • Tea Party founder Charles Koch condemns Donald Trump's 'authoritarian' travel ban [tr]

    01/30/2017 6:48:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 70 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 30, 2017 | Darren Boyle
    Tea Party founder and conservative billionaire Charles Koch has attacked Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, branding it as 'authoritarian'. Koch said he will oppose the billionaire president if and when he deviates from a commitment to 'free and open societies'. Commenting on the travel ban controversy, he said: '[The] travel ban is the wrong approach and will likely be counterproductive.'
  • Koch political network to spend $300M to $400M over 2 years

    01/28/2017 10:03:53 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies
    AP ^ | January 28, 2017 | Steve Peoples, Associated Press
    INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- The conservative Koch network plans to spend between $300 million and $400 million to influence politics and public policy over the next two years, intensifying its nationwide efforts in the initial years of Donald Trump's presidency.Network officials disclosed their rough spending plans Saturday as donors gathered at a luxury hotel in the California desert. The investment, backed by the organization's extensive nationwide network, positions the billionaire industrialist family to play a major role in the debate over several Trump priorities — even those they oppose.
  • Worst of Times

    01/11/2017 2:01:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 11, 2017 | John Stossel
    Now that I no longer do a weekly TV show, I have more time to read my local paper. Sadly, that's The New York Times. The Times actually does some good reporting, but their political and economic coverage is filled with deceit. Can I find deceit every day? You bet. Take a look at a few days just last week. --Thursday: The front page: "NAFTA's promise is falling short, Mexicans agree." Wow, the Times now embraces Donald Trump's position on trade? Economists estimate that 14 million jobs depend upon NAFTA, but people everywhere often oppose trade because the smaller number...
  • Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course

    01/02/2017 2:03:54 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2 Jan 2017 | Katie McHugh
    Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course Katie McHugh 2 Jan 20172 President-elect Donald Trump told a critical biographer and guest of billionaire David Koch to leave his West Palm Beach golf course on New Year’s Eve, forcing Koch to leave with him. Trump’s gesture was another slight against the pro-amnesty, pro-“free trade” billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who opposed Trump during the Republican primary season and refused to help him during the general election. It also signals Trump will not necessarily play nice with the GOP political establishment and Beltway right. The Kochs...
  • Koch brothers' network focusing on GOP Senate, not Trump

    10/17/2016 6:59:21 AM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 10/17/2016 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) — To the Republicans in the red "Can't Afford Katie" T-shirts, it's as if Donald Trump doesn't even exist. These activists have been sprinting through Pennsylvania neighborhoods, talking to people about how bad Democrat Katie McGinty would be as a U.S. senator. Here to help save Republican Sen. Pat Toomey — and, more broadly, the party's control of the Senate — are employees and volunteers for Americans for Prosperity, the best-known group financed by conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch.
  • ABC15, Phoenix, Wiki Leak Comment

    10/11/2016 7:34:00 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 1 replies
    10/11/16 | Originalbuckeye
    Surprise, surprise, surprise! ABC 15 in Phoenix teased a leak from Ann Kirkpatrick from the document dump. Might you think it would reflect badly on the Dem running to unseat McCain? WRONG! It was an email from 2014, from Kirkpatrick to Podesta, asking for help in her Congressional race against Andy Tobin.
  • With Koch Brothers U, Conservatives Settle In for Long War

    09/06/2016 4:33:06 PM PDT · by Theoria · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 06 September 2016 | ASHLEY PARKER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    The rise of Donald J. Trump, with his hostility toward free trade and vow to protect entitlements, is a sharp rebuke to the free-market principles long championed by the billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch. But if the Koch brothers have lost the battle for conservative values in 2016, they are also quietly preparing for a long war. Their secret weapon is the Grassroots Leadership Academy: a training program dreamed up by the Americans for Prosperity Foundation, the political education arm of the Koch network, and intended to groom the next generation of conservative activists to shape the...