The Kochs Plan to Buy the 2016 Election for $889 Million

PoliticusUSA The New York Times calls it $900 million. The Washington Post“nearly $1 billion.” CNN simply calls it “staggering.” Ben Ray, spokesperson for Democratic-aligned American Bridge put it best, telling USAToday: “What an obscene amount of money.” The actual amount announced Monday at the Rancho Mirage Ritz Carlton is $889 million, and that is what… More The Kochs Plan to Buy the 2016 Election for $889 Million

Bernie Sanders Exposes How The Koch Primary Is Undermining American Democracy

PoliticusUSA Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t letting the Koch secret meeting go by unnoticed. In a statement, Sanders connected the dots between Citizens United and the Koch brothers primary that several potential Republican candidates are taking part in this weekend. Sen. Sanders said, “Americans used to think Iowa and New Hampshire held the first caucus… More Bernie Sanders Exposes How The Koch Primary Is Undermining American Democracy

Koch Brothers’ Secrets Revealed In New Book

The Huffington Post Charles and David Koch are the unofficial standard-bearers of a new generation of billionaires, willing to spend immense sums to influence politics. Best known for bankrolling the tea party movement, the fiercely private Koch family has achieved a quasi-mythical status in political circles. Yet they remain an enigma to most Americans. Sons… More Koch Brothers’ Secrets Revealed In New Book

Charles Koch Is Sick Of ‘Collectivists’ Calling Him ‘Un-American’

Koch needs to stop whining.  “If the shoe fits…” It’s ironic how he uses the derogatory term collectivists while decrying people calling him the equally derogatory term “un-American“.  It appears his premise is simply “I can call you names but how dare you call me names.” The Huffington Post Charles Koch has apparently had enough of… More Charles Koch Is Sick Of ‘Collectivists’ Calling Him ‘Un-American’

Obamacare fight gets too hot for Kochs: We’re not backing GOP’s shutdown tactics

The Raw Story As the government shutdown moved into the ninth day on Wednesday, even conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch appeared to be abandoning Republican lawmakers who were trying to use the tactic to derail the president’s health care law. NBC’s Michael Isikoff reported that Koch Industries, which is privately owned by the activist brothers,… More Obamacare fight gets too hot for Kochs: We’re not backing GOP’s shutdown tactics

List of Companies Supporting Right-Wing and Tea Party Causes and Candidates

FYI… Liberals Unite As we discussed in our recent article, 4 Effective Ways to Fight the Tea Party, there are many things we can do to combat their agenda.  We can work to advocate truthfulness, avoid television stations that air conservative Super PAC propaganda.  WE can support candidates facing elections against Tea Party candidates… And we… More List of Companies Supporting Right-Wing and Tea Party Causes and Candidates

Koch Brothers eye L.A. Times, other Tribune newspapers: sources

Good luck with that, fellas… Reuters Charles and David Koch, two of the world’s richest men, are interested in Tribune’s newspaper assets, which include the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, according to sources familiar with situation. Earlier on Tuesday, L.A. Weekly reported that the Koch brothers were rumored to be interested in either… More Koch Brothers eye L.A. Times, other Tribune newspapers: sources

Koch Industries Warns 45,000 Employees Of ‘Consequences’ If They Don’t Vote For Republicans

So much for Democracy. The question I have is…will someone be looking over the shoulder of each employee as they vote?   This entire exercise is yet another bully tactic by the powers that be.   They are trying their best, it seems, to guarantee some sort of dystopian future for the American electorate. Think… More Koch Industries Warns 45,000 Employees Of ‘Consequences’ If They Don’t Vote For Republicans

Shady: Koch Brothers Made Sales to Iran

The Daily Beast A mammoth investigative report in Bloomberg Markets Magazinehas some devastating charges against one of the world’s largest private companies: The billionaire Koch Brothers allegedly made a ton of money off sales of petrochemical equipment to Iran. A unit of their company, Koch Industries, dodged the U.S. trade ban using foreign subsidiaries. The company… More Shady: Koch Brothers Made Sales to Iran

During Secret Retreat With Billionaires, Koch Lobbyist Admits Tea Party Group ‘Designed’ To Elect Republicans In 2010

Rachel Maddow dissected the Koch brothers’ relationship to the Tea Party over a year ago…so this is nothing new.  It’s simply inadvertently out in the open. Think Progress This morning, blogger Brad Friedman, writing in Mother Jones and BradBlog, revealed a set of audio tapes from the last major donor meeting convened by the billionaire Koch brothers. There… More During Secret Retreat With Billionaires, Koch Lobbyist Admits Tea Party Group ‘Designed’ To Elect Republicans In 2010