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Tag Archives: Koch Brothers

Koch Brothers Launch Ads Against Warren’s Push To Break Up Tech Giants: “Don’t Politicize Antitrust Laws”

The Hill reports: A group backed by the Koch brothers is launching an ad campaign pushing lawmakers to reject Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s push to break up tech giants. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a Koch-funded free market group, is running ads in Washington and in the states home to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee pushing back on Warren’s campaign proposal. …

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Appeals Court: Koch Bros Must Reveal Donor Names

Courthouse News reports: A conservative political advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers must reveal the names of its largest donors to the California attorney general, three judges of the Ninth Circuit ruled Tuesday. The panel overturned U.S. District Judge Manuel Real’s 2016 ruling that allowed donors to Americans for Prosperity to remain anonymous. In its lawsuit originally filed …

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David Koch Buys $40 Million Upper East Side Mansion

The New York Post reports: It’s good to be David and Julia Koch. New York’s richest couple just bought an Upper East Side mansion on a whim — for $40 million in cash, sources told The Post. They came upon the 15,000-square-foot home when they visited a ritzy decorator show house earlier this summer. The Kochs liked the stately mansion …

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Trump Trashes “Globalist Total Joke” Koch Brothers

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is calling the conservative Koch brothers “a total joke in real Republican circles.” His comment follows an announcement that the political network created by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch would not help the Republican candidate in North Dakota’s Senate race. The group has warned that the GOP is not doing enough to contain …

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Koch Bros Nix Support For Key GOP Senate Candidate

When you’re not extreme enough for the Koch Brothers: The powerful Koch political network won’t help the Republican nominee in a crucial Senate race less than 100 days before the midterm elections, saying Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) doesn’t do enough to further the Koch’s policy issues to warrant their help in the race. The announcement — made in front of …

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STUDY: Dark Money Funds 40% Of Congressional Ads

USA Today reports: Secret donors financed more than four out of every 10 television ads that outside groups broadcast this year to influence November’s high-stakes congressional elections, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Kantar Media data. Leading the way: organizations affiliated with billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, whose conservative donor network plows hundreds of millions of dollars into politics and …

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Koch Brothers Push Jim Jordan For House Speaker

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Rep. Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not run for re-election this year has started some jockeying among his colleagues over who will replace him as speaker of the House. FreedomWorks, a small-government group that is associated with the Koch brothers’ political networks, launched a petition campaign last week encouraging right-wing Rep. Jim …

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Koch Brothers Fund Purchase Of Time Inc.

The Guardian reports: Meredith Corporation has announced that it is buying the Time Inc publishing group in a “transformative” $1.8bn deal that joins two huge magazine companies. Meredith, which owns a portfolio including Better Homes & Gardens, Family Circle, allrecipes and Shape, will fund the deal with the help of the rightwing billionaire Koch brothers, who have contributed $650m of …

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Koch Brothers Group Plans “Hand-To-Hand Combat” Against Obamacare Repeal Protesters At Town Halls

The Hill reports: For the past three weeks, Democratic protesters have swarmed Republican town hall events across the country, booing, shouting down and trying to embarrass GOP lawmakers seeking to gut ObamaCare. In the coming weeks, grassroots conservatives will be fighting back. FreedomWorks, the Tea Party-aligned outside group, beginning next month will be organizing rallies and urging its nearly 6 …

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Bernie Sanders: Tea Party Activists Were The Actual Paid Protesters Thanks To The Koch Brothers [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Sen. Bernie Sanders bristled at the idea that liberal protests against President Donald Trump all over the country are analogous to the protests and demonstrations that marked the beginning of the tea party movement. “It’s not a tea party because the tea party was essentially funded by the billionaire Koch brothers family,” Sanders said during an interview with …

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Trump Meets With “Puppet Master” David Koch

The Washington Post reports: President-elect Donald Trump had a private exchange Wednesday night with billionaire industrialist David Koch, with whom he clashed during the 2016 presidential race and whose conservative policy objectives have often diverged from Trump’s agenda. The huddle at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., was witnessed by several people and orchestrated by Trump’s friend, Newsmax chief …

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FLORIDA: Koch Brothers Pull Pro-Rubio Ads

The Koch brothers are feeling confident about Marco Rubio’s chance of reelection. The Hill reports: The powerful donor network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is canceling more than half a million dollars in Florida advertising designed to help Marco Rubio in his Senate race, according to Koch network spokesman James Davis. The canceled reservation period is from …

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Koch Brothers Plan $30M In US Senate Ads

The Koch Brothers want to make sure the GOP retains the Senate majority. Via Politico: Key groups in the Koch brothers’ political network on Monday began reserving $30 million in advertising buys in key Senate races in August and September, a network official tells POLITICO. The television and digital ad buys, from Freedom Partners Action Fund and other groups, are …

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REPORT: Charles Koch Is Determined To Get House Speaker Paul Ryan Nominated At The GOP Convention

From the Huffington Post: Charles Koch is confident House Speaker Paul Ryan could emerge from the Republican National Convention as the party’s nominee if Donald Trump comes up at least 100 delegates shy, he has told friends privately. Koch believes Ryan would be a “shoo-in” at a contested convention, should the campaign get to that point. Though Koch’s wealth gives …

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Scott Walker Urges Other GOP Candidates To Drop Out And Focus On Stopping Trump [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: “Today, I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field. With this in mind, I will suspend my campaign immediately,” he said. Walker added: “I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to do the same so …

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Walker Stops Running, Drops Out Of 2016 Race

The New York Times reports: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin has concluded he no longer has a path to the Republican presidential nomination and plans to drop out of the 2016 campaign, according to three Republicans familiar with his decision, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Mr. Walker called a news conference in Madison at 6 p.m. Eastern time. “The …

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Walker Punk’d By Climate Activists

(Tipped by JMG reader BKMN)

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PFAW Vs Scott Walker

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Airing Today In Iowa

Via press release: Today, the Agenda Project Action Fund – known for hard-hitting ads such as “Romney Girl,” “Republican Cuts Kill,” and “Granny Off the Cliff” — launched a new campaign with American Family Voices targeting Governor Scott Walker’s ties to the Koch brothers. The campaign includes ad buys in Iowa and DC. “Puppet for President” is the first in …

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David Koch: I’m A Social Liberal

Via ABC News: “I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal,” Koch told ABC News’ Barbara Walters during an interview for her special “The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014″ that aired at 9 p.m. ET Sunday on ABC. Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said he isn’t concerned with …

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