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The coming GOP campaign for donor secrecy

It has now been revealed that the combined fortune of Charles and David Koch exceeds an extraordinary $100 billion (Bill Gates has a mere $79 billion), some portion of which they’re putting into a new wave of campaign ads against incumbent Democratic senators. You know who the Koch brothers are, of course, because Democrats have […]

David Koch: 50-50 Chance Republicans Take Back Senate

David Koch says many Republicans want his support (ie, money), but he hasn’t decided yet who he likes best. He does think Republicans can be on the upswing. Koch was at Lincoln Center in New York for the premier of a play. Over dinner at the Youth America Grand Prix gala that followed the ballet […]

Koch brothers try yet again to stand truth on its head

As David Nir noted earlier, the Koch brothers are out with a new set of ads accusing Democrats of being insurance company stooges for passing Obamacare. But if the Kochs were in the slightest bit serious about going after politicians...Show More Summary

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin Defends Koch Brothers from Harry Reid ‘Attacks’

For months on end, Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been ranting about libertarian political donors David and Charles Koch, but one senator in Reid's own party, Sen. Joe Manchin, has finally had it with the Leader's constant attacks. Show More Summary

Ed Schultz Parrots Left-Wing Lie of Koch Brothers as 'Main Beneficiary' of Keystone Pipeline

"Koke adds life where there isn't any," warned the Clash about cocaine back in 1980, a year that shook the ground under American politics. The Koch -- pronounced "Koke" -- brothers, David and Charles (though not sibling Bill, for the...Show More Summary

Kochs Took Big ACA Subsidies

Charles and David Koch are indirect beneficiaries of subsidies allowed under the Affordable Care Act. Let that sink in for a moment. They've spent millions to kill it, while reaping the benefits for Koch Industries employees. When they take subsidies from the federal government, that impacts Koch Industries' bottom line. Show More Summary

Looks like the Kochs want to piss away millions again, just like they did in 2012

Money still doesn't trump people. David Nir wrote earlier about the millions of dollars the Kochs have wasted in Michigan this cycle: Remarkably, despite all that heavy ad spending (and Obamacare lies exposed as b.s.) from AmericansShow More Summary

Washington Post Won’t Admit Report on Koch Brothers is Wrong—Just “Complicated”

The Koch brothers, Charles and David, have become the left’s number one target for having donated millions of dollars to conservative causes and candidates over the last few years. They were the subject of a March 20 story in The Washington Post that claimed they were the largest lease holders in the Canadian oil sands, and […]

Meet the Kochs

Democrat senators are under assault from attack ads funded by Americans for Prosperity, the super-pac of billionaire brothers, David and Charles Koch. Recently however, a fight-back strategy has appeared. Democrats are no longer attacking the attack-ads. Show More Summary

Chuck Schumer: I Was For the Koch Brothers Before I Was Against Them

(John Hinderaker) Chuck Schumer has joined Harry Reid in obsessive attacks on Charles and David Koch and their company, Koch Industries. Yesterday Schumer told Politico that the Democrats’ attacks on the Koch brothers are paying off politically, and they intend to continue them. Show More Summary

NYT Touts More Democratic Attacks on Koch Brothers on Sunday Front Page

Congressional reporters Jeremy Peters and Carl Hulse touted Democratic attacks against the paper's favorite enemy, libertarian donors Charles and David Koch, on the front of the National Edition of the Sunday New York Times, in "To Hit...Show More Summary

America Ferrera & Coco Rocha Hit the Red Carpet for Women In The World Summit 2014!

America Ferrera, Coco Rocha, Mamie Gummer strike a pose as they hit the red carpet while attending the 2014 Women In The World Summit held at the David Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center on Thursday (April 3) in New York City. The three ladies were joined by Padma Lakshmi, Ronan Farrow, Deborra-Lee Furness, designers Diane [...]

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

“Groups backed by Charles and David Koch have lobbied and run political ads to support construction of the pipeline. But Koch Industries has consistently denied financial motives played any role in these activities, asserting that the Keystone XL pipeline has ‘nothing to do with any of our businesses.’ We want to know whether this is true.”

Harry Reid and the Democrats need to lay off the Koch brothers

Whenever a party can't answer for its own record, it looks for easy figures to demagogue as a distraction. Neither party's hands are clean in this regard, but the treatment of Charles and David Koch by the Democratic Party — and by Majority...Show More Summary

Man Is a Social Animal

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Cloven Kingdom", "Sunset", "Excerpt from ‘Airs’", "Piazzolla Caldera" Paul Taylor Dance Company David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 13, 2014 By Carol Pardo copyright 2014 by Carol Pardo Few events offer greater proof that "man is a social animal" than a gala evening at the theater. Show More Summary

Chomsky on McCutcheon: 'Let's Forget Any Pretense of Being a Democratic Society'

On the day McCutcheon v FEC was heard before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), I sat down for an interview with Noam Chomsky to ask him about the case and a host of other issues. Imagine David and Charles Koch or George...Show More Summary

Chomsky on McCutcheon: 'Let's Forget Any Pretense of Being a Democratic Society'

On the day McCutcheon v FEC was heard before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), I sat down for an interview with Noam Chomsky to ask him about the case and a host of other issues. Imagine David and Charles Koch or George...Show More Summary

Another Dawn

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Perpetual Dawn", "Fibers", "Troilus and Cressida (reduced)", "Black Tuesday" Paul Taylor Dance David H. Koch Theater New York, NY March 19, 2014 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2014 by Mary Cargill Michael Apuzzo and Heather McGinley in...Show More Summary

The New Billionaire Political Bosses

3 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Charles and David Koch should not be blamed for having more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans put together.

The New Billionaire Political Bosses

Charles and David Koch should not be blamed for having more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans put together. Nor should they be condemned for their petrochemical empire. As far as I know, they've played by the rules and obeyed the laws. They're also entitled to their own right-wing political views. Show More Summary

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