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Donald Trump Attacks as Republican Rivals Court Donors at Koch Retreat

5 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch hosted a conference in California, and Mr. Trump questioned whether the five presidential candidates in attendance were “puppets.”

Koch World Convenes

Dana Point, Calif.– Several of the GOP’s top donors have convened at a beachfront resort here at the behest of Charles and David Koch and the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, their umbrella group. Over the next two days, the crowd...Show More Summary

Five Republican candidates to vie for Koch brothers backing at posh donor retreat — but Trump has been snubbed

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The competition among Republican presidential candidates for the support of the political and fundraising network of Charles and David Koch will heat up this weekend. Related: Koch brothers set $889m budget for 2016 presidential election Five Republican candidates will attend a retreat held by...

Will The Koch Rejection Hurt Or Benefit Trump?

Billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch have given a rather explicit “no thanks” concerning giving Donald Trump an audience to their...

The Kochs try to bottle up Trump's candidacy

I could smoosh David Koch between my two fingers. Looks like the Koch brothers have concluded that Reince is a little out of his league with The Donald, so they're taking matters into their own hands, report Kenneth Vogel and Cate Martel: Despite...Show More Summary

Koch Brothers Work to Build ‘Permanent Ground Force’

Washington Post: “The summer canvassing is part of a mission that consumes the political network backed by the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch that plans to spend $889 million in the run-up to the 2016 elections. The network’s resources [...]

Bush, Cruz, Rubio and Walker prep to woo the Kochs and company

David Koch Several GOP candidates will be joining the Koch brothers in early August at a swanky conference in Southern California where they will make their case to a particularly high-end GOP donor class. Jeb! Bush, Ted Cruz, MarcoShow More Summary

Maybe he’s unhappy that a traveling exhibit is more informative than his whole “museum”

5 days agoAcademics : Pharyngula

The Smithsonian has a traveling exhibit based on the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins. It’s going to be put up at libraries all across the country (but nowhere in Minnesota!), so lots of people will get a look at some of the evidence for human evolution. Can you guess who is not happy…

A pivotal state for the 2016 election has a chilly disposition toward the Koch brothers

When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nonprofit organization they founded and continue to support, achieved a 95 percent success rate in the 2014 election races where it spent money. Show More Summary

Koch Brothers' Political Group Struggles In Alaska

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

ANCHORAGE, July 27 (Reuters) - When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and David Koch. Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the nonprofit organization they founded and continue to support, achieved a 95 percent success rate in the 2014 election races where it spent money. Show More Summary

You Can’t Get a Mao with a Gun

“The Red Detachment of Women” National Ballet of China David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 11, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel “The Red Detachment of Women” may be the least subtle ballet ever, but it’s also the least boring. Show More Summary

Megadonors Clamored for a Christie Run in 2012. Now? Not So Much

In an early stretch of the 2012 presidential contest, some of the GOP's biggest donors—including David Koch—were clamoring for Chris Christie to jump into the race. And had the New Jersey governor taken the leap, he seemed poised to Hoover up donations from the GOP elite. Show More Summary

If we let them sing, we might have to let them talk, and then where would we be?

Via our David Koch, Electablog’s on-the-spot perspective on the Netroots Nation brouhaha is well worth a read. Sitting in the middle of this maelstrom was a fascinating experience. I, like many of the others there, was initially irritated by the protestors. I was there to hear the candidates and was frustrated that they weren’t being [Read more...]

Levels

2 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Infra,” Divertissements, “Age of Anxiety” The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 28, 2015 (matinee) by Marianne Adams copyright © 2015 by Marianne Adams Mixed bill programs, particularly when brought by a company on tour, are usually a great vehicle for showing a company’s range. Show More Summary

Prank Call Sheds Light on Presidential Candidate Scott Walker’s Strategy

Since Scott Walker is announcing his 2016 presidential run today, Brad Friedman thought it would be a good time to revisit the audio of a prank phone call to him from "David Koch" during the height of Walker's union-busting campaign. The call was a prank, but Walker had no idea.

Present Company Accepted

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“Infra,” Divertissements, “The Age of Anxiety” The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 27, 2015, evening by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel Once you’ve hooked them with the classics, pitch the new stuff. Following...Show More Summary

Fusion

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"The Peony Pavilion" The National Ballet of China David H. Koch Theater New York, NY July 8, 2015 by Mary Cargill copyright © 2015 by Mary Cargill "The Peony Pavilion" was written in 1598 and the love story, basically a mixture of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Orpheus and Eurydice," is a mainstay of Chinese opera. Show More Summary

Made (or not) in Britain

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

“The Dream,” “Song of the Earth” The Royal Ballet David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 26, 2015 by Leigh Witchel © 2015 by Leigh Witchel In a tough market, bring out your house specialties. For the first program of its New York engagement,...Show More Summary

Revelations Once Again

3 weeks agoArts / Dance : Danceviewtimes

"Chroma", "Grace", "Takedeme", "Revelations" Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater David H. Koch Theater New York, NY June 16, 2015 By Carol Pardo Copyright ©2015 by Carol Pardo aVariety of the repertory, quality of the dancers, changes...Show More Summary

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

last monthArts : 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.

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