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Fact-Checking the Smithsonian’s Koch-Funded Climate Change Exhibition

4 minutes agoArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — Last month’s demonstrations outside the National Museum of Natural History might not have prompted the public outcry activists had hoped for, but the claim that David Koch’s relationship to the museum impacts the content of their Human Origins exhibition deserves consideration.

Common Ground on Climate Change

When billionaires Tom Steyer, a climate-change activist, and David Koch, a confirmed skeptic, met for the first time, they found a basis for conversation.

The Pope vs. the Koch Bros

On June 15, environmental activists gathered at the Smithsonian Castle for the institution's Board of Regents meeting, and marched to the National Museum of Natural History to protest climate-denier-oil-baron David Koch being on the museum's advisory board. Show More Summary

Well Met by Moonlight

5 days agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Dream", "Song of the Earth" The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 24, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill The Royal Ballet made a rare appearance in New York, opening their brief season with works by their two knights, Frederick Ashton and Kenneth MacMillan. Show More Summary

Democratic ‘Super PAC’ to Take On Koch Brothers

American Bridge 21st Century, a "super PAC" founded by David Brock, a Hillary Rodham Clinton ally, is planning to invest heavily in efforts to tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers.

Protesters Demand Smithsonian Kick David Koch Off National Museum of Natural History Board

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — Chanting "kick Koch off the board" and lifting signs with slogans like, “climate deniers out of science museums,” a crowd of protesters picketed in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle) just after 12:30pm.

Watch Out, Dems: Sheldon Adelson And The Koch Brothers Are Closer Than Ever

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (left) and billionaire industrialist David Koch (right) are both deeply committed to making sure a Republican wins the White House in 2016. (Adelson: Star Max/IPx Koch:AP) I n late April, some 700 conservative luminaries, including a few presidential contenders, donors, fundraisers and former President George W. Show More Summary

New Emails Reveal Friendship of Koch Lobbyists and Financial Regulators

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

Charles and David Koch—the Koch brothers. (DonkeyHotkey / CC BY 2.0) Recent emails, released to the public Friday, have revealed the close bond between Koch lobbyists and regulators at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The...Show More Summary

David Koch's Pool Boy Disses Bernie

Scott Walker appeared on ABC News “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on Sunday to display his glaring ignorance. As a bonus, he added a dash of double standards. From the transcript: KARL: You said not long ago that people don’t want an anointed leader in America. Show More Summary

As Plutocrats Take Over Movie Funding, Movies Will Not Reflect the Truth About Inequality

If plutocrats take over movie funding the same way they've taken over national politics, we all lose. What happens when you defund the arts? You get a culture bought and paid for by the very rich, arts halls named the David H. Koch Theater, and “public” television stations that get overly skittish when a rich donor might not like a documentary. Show More Summary

Why Billionaires May Not Be Able to Buy the 2016 Election

Phelan M. Ebenhack/APBillionaire David Koch, along with brother Charles, has pledged $900 million to influence races in the 2016 elections. By Emily Flitter NEW YORK -- Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has one; Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has one; even former Pennsylvania Sen. Show More Summary

Tom Steyer Tells PBS He's 'David' Standing Against Koch 'Goliath'

Apparently Tom Steyer knows his Bible better than he knows math. Or perhaps he just hasn't had a heart to heart with his accountant in several years. Liberal climate change activist and political donor Tom Steyer likened himself to David, fighting against the "Goliath" of conservative political donors, in a May 26 interview with PBS NewsHour. Show More Summary

“Big GOP Donors Giving to New Accounts Congress Created to Help Political Parties”

Bloomberg BNA: Big Republican donors are taking advantage of new, high-dollar limits on political party contributions established by Congress last year, with David Koch, Sheldon Adelson and Henry Kravis counted among the latest donors providing a total of more than … Continue reading ?

How the Koch Bros. Can Bring Order to the Chaotic GOP Primary

The Koch Primary may not be a winner-take-all contest after all—that is, unless you count the Koch brothers. During an appearance on the Larry Kudlow Show over the long holiday weekend, David Koch suggested that the dark-money machine he and his brother run may end up “supporting several” Republican presidential hopefuls during the GOP primary. Show More Summary

Kochs planning to take the wheel in the Republican clown car

David Koch will keep the rabble out. The Koch brothers have made no secret about their intent to spend close to a billion dollars in 2016, but they've been a bit cagey about exactly where that money will be going. They have broadly hinted that there are five Republicans from which they plan to choose—Wisconsin Gov. Show More Summary

Koch Brothers May Support Multiple Candidates

David Koch let it slip that the roughly $900 million that he and his brother, Charles, plan to lavish on the 2016 presidential race could find its way into the hands of more than one GOP contender,” the Washington Post [...]

Into the Woods

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Bournonville Divertissements", "La Sylphide" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY May 23, 2015, matinee by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill New York City Ballet hosted another "La Sylphide" debut as Lauren Lovette and Anthony Huxley danced the unfortunate couple on Saturday afternoon. Show More Summary

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The New York Post reports that David Koch isn't going to help fund the renovation of the new David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center. Well, who's surprised. They couldn't exactly put his name on it since his name is already...

The Ballerina Garden

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Walpurgisnacht Ballet," "Sonatine," "La Valse," "Symphony in C" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY May 8, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel New York City Ballet once again has a crop of ballerinas with compelling personalities as well as killer technique. Show More Summary

Birthdays and Debuts

last monthArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Walpurgisnacht Ballet," "Sonatine," "La Valse," "Symphony in C" New York City Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY May 15, 2015 By Carol Pardo ©2015 by Carol Pardo George Balanchine’s "Sonatine" is a ballet that could easily fall through the cracks. Show More Summary

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