What Do the Koch Brothers Want?

As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process. Perhaps, the biggest winners of Citizens United are Charles and David Koch, owners of the second-largest privately run business in America Koch Industries. Among other things, the…

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 2015, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at the at the Iowa Democratic Wing Ding at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The Vermont senator sought to broaden his appeal with black voters Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in speeches in South Carolina denouncing "institutional racism" in the American political and economic system. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Bernie Sanders takes aim at ‘greedy’ Koch brothers

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is making the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch the face of a “corrupted” political and economic system that the Vermont senator wants to upend. Sanders delighted a South Carolina rally of more than 3,000 people Saturday with his assertions that the Kochs and other…


Corporate, Koch Money Dominates Early 2016 Senate Race Spending

WASHINGTON — The race for control of the Senate is already underway — and it is being fueled by outside groups that do not disclose their donors.  In nine key Senate races, outside groups have already spent at least $12.5 million on advertising and grassroots communications targeting both already announced and potential candidates. Nonprofit groups…


Media Experts Blast New York Times Over Glowing Profile Of Koch Brothers

The New York Times published a fawning front-page profile of the Koch brothers last Friday. The article never mentions their efforts to secure unfettered fossil fuel consumption, which would destroy humanity’s livable climate. It was quickly criticized by leading experts as “poor journalism” and “gullible.” The Times wants you to believe that the Kochs are…


The Koch Brothers Are Back

HERE COME the big money boogeymen. Be very afraid. Yesiree, if Charles and David Koch didn’t exist, liberal fund-raisers would have to invent them. What perfect role players! Here they come again, the freespending, deep-pocketed, right-wing bros from Wichita, Kansas (by way of MIT), ready to steal another national election. Just last month, at their…

Charles Hoch

The Koch Brothers Raised $249 Million at Their Latest Donor Summit

At their most recent retreat in Southern California two weeks ago, the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch and 450 of their donor-allies announced plans to spend $889 million over the next two years to influence state and federal elections and shape the national discourse. The money would go to bankrolling political activity, funding think…


Koch Central Bank Freedom Partners Distributed Millions In Dark Money In 2013

WASHINGTON — Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the central hub of the political empire of the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, reported raising $57.5 million in 2013 and disbursing $41.7 million to organizations in the Koch network. Freedom Partners, founded under the radar in 2011, emerged in 2012 as the main bank for Koch-related…

Mitch McConnell

Secret audio nails Mitch! Endangered McConnell busted humiliating himself on tape

This year Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell chose to spend Father’s Day with two GOP political sugar daddies, Charles and David Koch, at their annual retreat, this time at the lovely St. Regis Monarch Bay resort in Orange County, California. As befit the day, McConnell brought the love: “I want to start by thanking you,…


Karl Rove May Yet Face The Music Over Crossroads GPS Campaign Activities

Public Citizen and Protect Our Elections are taking aim at the FEC for dropping the ball on Rove’s failure to disclose donors. Earlier this year, FEC Commissioner Ann Ravel was so frustrated by the partisanship within the panel that she took to the op-ed pages of the New York Times to shake her fist at the way her Republican…

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