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How the states are trying to rein in Koch brothers’ ‘Dark Money’

The Supreme Court has eviscerated our already thin federal campaign finance rules, so reformers have turned to the states — the “laboratories of democracy” — to do better. Their efforts were born of frustration at the lack of movement in Washington……

‘Morning Joe’ freaks out over Democratic claims that GOP is ‘addicted to Koch’

Democrats have targeted Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists who help bankroll conservative politics, in advance of the congressional midterm elections. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched a digital campaign Thursday that echoes remarks made two days earlier by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who claimed “the GOP…

Rachel Maddow fends off Koch brothers’ complaints with new proof of their meddling

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow reaffirmed her promise to keep reporting on the financial and political activities of groups connected to conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch while revealing new information backing up her story about a Koch-affiliated group that has been pitching Florida’s drug test law for welfare recipients around…

Post analysis shows Koch brothers raised $400 million for shadow political network

An analysis by The Washington Post and the Center for Responsive Politics published Sunday revealed that Koch Industries-backed entities operating in the opaque world of political dark money raised more than $400 million during the 2012 election cycle largely from anonymous donors. The Post and CRP examined 17 conservative groups…

Obamacare fight gets too hot for Kochs: We’re not backing GOP’s shutdown tactics

As the government shutdown moved into the ninth day on Wednesday, even conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch appeared to be abandoning Republican lawmakers who were trying to use the tactic to derail the president’s health care law. NBC’s Michael Isikoff reported that Koch Industries, which is privately owned…

Dark Money: Bombshell report exposes the Koch Brothers’ ‘Secret Bank’

< Thought you knew all about the many tentacles the Koch brothers’ have around American politics? Politico’s Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen have the story of a heretofore unknown pot of cash that they and other deep-pocketed donors spread around in…  …

Storm brews over potential Koch brothers control of Tribune newspaper chain

With a sale likely of a prominent group of US newspapers, the interest of a potential buyer tied to right-wing causes has galvanized opponents fearing the dailies could become political tools. The Tribune Co. dailies, including the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and five others could be sold…

Live by the sword, die by the sword

I’ve been watching the blow-up over the Koch Brothers trying to buy up the Cato Institute, a libertarian institute that really falls on the intellect scale below the term “think tank”, with interest. Alex Pareene describes the battle at Salon:  The Kochs have sued for the right to buy the…

Ex-skeptic tells U.S. Congress climate change is real

WASHINGTON — A prominent climate change skeptic told Congress on Monday he no longer doubts that global warming is real and caused by humans, and joined other scientists in urging action to stop it. Physicist Richard Muller, director of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project, whose two-year research was funded…

Bernie Sanders: GOP only represents ‘hardcore right-wing extremists’

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Thursday said that the Republican Party did not represent the vast majority of Americans. “On issue after issue, the Republican ideology represents only a tiny faction of what the American people want,” he said during an appearance on MSNBC. “You go out on Main Street,…

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