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Koch brothers suing Cato Institute

According to a post at The Washington Post‘s ThinkTanked blog, billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch are suing the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank that was founded as the Charles Koch Institute in 1974. The Post reports that it has obtained court papers centered on “the handling of the…

Wisconsin Democrats tell David Koch: Get out and take Gov. Walker too

The Democratic Party of Wisconsin blasted oil billionaire David Koch on Monday for supporting Republican Gov. Scott Walker in his fight against public unions. “I think I speak for most Wisconsinites when I say to David Koch, ‘Get out of Wisconsin and take Scott Walker’s dangerous agenda with you,’” Democratic…

Americans for Prosperity refuse to retract ‘demonstrably false’ blog post

The conservative group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) has refused to retract an article accusing Think Progress reporter Lee Fang of lying to media staff, despite an audio recording that indicates he did not. In an anonymously published blog titled “Lee Fang Lies“, the group said the reporter misrepresented himself at…

Charles Koch responds to Warren Buffett: My investments more beneficial to society than taxes

Charles Koch, co-owner of energy giant Koch Industries, has responded to Warren Buffett’s assertion that the “billionaire-friendly” Congress had been “coddling” the rich for too long. Buffett, the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011, called for the U.S. government to “get serious about shared sacrifice” in New…

FBI targets 12 ‘Anonymous’ hacktivists over Koch Industries cyber attack

As part of an ongoing investigation into “coordinated cyber attacks against major companies and organizations” by members of the hacktivist collective “Anonymous,” the FBI is investigating 12 individuals suspected of participating in cyber attacks against business websites operated by Koch Industries. Koch Industries owners Charles and David Koch were being…

Buffalo Beast tricks Wisc. Gov. Walker into taking call from fake ‘David Koch’

Governor’s official phone line goes down: ‘The number you dialed is not a working number’ Update: Walker’s office says call was real Second update (at bottom): Watchdog calls for probe on possible ethics violation Prepare for prankgate. Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican Governor wasted no time in taking the fight to…

Bill Maher lashes out at ‘Teabaggers’ identification with ‘Founding Fathers’

‘They were not the common man of their day’ Comedian Bill Maher took issue with the Tea party’s identification with America’s “Founding Fathers’ at the end of the season premiere of his cable show Friday night. “I think it’s pretty clear that the Founding Fathers would have hated your guts,…

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