Tag Archives: Koch Brothers

Koch Group: Drop Sanctions On Russian Businesses

Popular Info reports: In an internal email obtained exclusively by Popular Information, Stand Together, the influential non-profit group run by right-wing billionaire Charles Koch, argues that the United States should seek to deliver a partial “victory” to Russia in Ukraine. The email was sent to Stand Together staff by Dan Caldwell, the group’s Vice President of Foreign Policy, on March …

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Koch Donations Under Fire Over Stance On Russia

CNBC reports: More than two dozen U.S. lawmakers received roughly $110,000 in campaign contributions from Koch Industries in the weeks leading up to Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine — money some ethics lawyers say should be returned given the company’s decision to maintain operations in Russia. U.S. lawmakers are being scrutinized for accepting campaigns contributions from the conglomerate, which is …

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Koch Industries Continues To Do Business In Russia

Popular Information reports: Koch Industries, the conglomerate run by right-wing billionaire Charles Koch, has numerous ongoing business operations in Russia. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Koch Industries has given no indications that those business operations have been suspended. On the contrary, the limited public comments made by Koch subsidiaries operating in Russia indicate that their business activities have continued. Guardian …

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Koch Leader Was Forced Out Over Alleged Adultery

CNBC reports: The libertarian political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, has been rocked by an alleged extramarital affair involving a departing leader, as well as an exodus of key donors. CNBC also has learned that Americans for Prosperity, which has over three million volunteers spread across 35 states, recently quietly settled a …

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Koch Group Leader Forced Out Over “Indiscretion”

The right wing Washington Examiner reports: Tim Phillips has resigned as the president of Americans for Prosperity after the Koch-backed conservative organization made clear he was no longer welcome following an internal investigation into unspecified personal impropriety. Americans for Prosperity is the well-funded grassroots and voter turnout arm of the Koch network of political and policy groups, and Phillips was …

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Charles Koch Is Sorry About “Screwing Up” America

The Daily Beast reports: Kansas billionaire Charles Koch now says that he regrets his partisan spending—admitting in his new book that it only made things worse, according to The Wall Street Journal. The 85-year-old tycoon’s book, Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World, says that he is shifting his focus from intense Republican partisanship to finding unifying answers …

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Maher On Koch: I’m Glad He’s Dead, Hope He Suffered

“Yesterday David Koch, of the zillionaire Koch brothers, died of prostate cancer. I guess I’m going to have to re-evaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer. He was 79, but his family says they wish he could live longer, but at least he lived long enough to see the Amazon catch fire. “Condolences poured in from all the politicians he …

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Billionaire Right Winger David Koch Dead At Age 79

ABC News reports: David Koch, billionaire conservative activist and philanthropist, has died. He was 79. He and his brother, Charles, co-owned Koch Industries, a Nebraska-based energy and chemical company, since 1983. David stepped down from running the Koch organization last year due to declining health. The Koch brothers helped to build a massive conservative network of donors for organizations that …

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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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