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Occupy The Kochs throws down the class warfare gauntlet in D.C.

WASHINGTON – Friday night, armed with popcorn, lemonade and serious signage, a few hundred activists gathered at 1075 7th Street NW to protest billionaire GOP backers the Koch Brothers as they graced the Americans for Prosperity-sponsored Defending the American Dream Conference. But this time, they were determined to do it…

Cain: ‘I’m the Koch brothers’ brother from another mother’

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain expressed his fondness for Charles and David Koch on Friday while appearing at an event partially funded by the billionaires. “There was an article in The New York Times today that has attempt to attract some more attention [to me],” Cain told a crowd at…

Romney campaign: Tea party movement fueled by Koch brothers

The Koch brothers are the “financial engine of the Tea Party” despite denying they are “directly involved” in the movement, according to a Mitt Romney campaign memo. Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who own Koch Industries, have long championed libertarian and free-market policies. They have been heavily involved…

Maddow: Herman Cain’s campaign basically is the Koch brothers

On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow noted that Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is an avid numerologist who is obsessed with the number 45. She also pointed out numerous links between Cain and the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. For instance, before running for president, he worked for…

Immortal Technique: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ does not support Obama

Speaking to a “We Are Change” activist at “Occupy Wall Street” this week, political hip-hop artist Immortal Technique threw down the gauntlet to those in the media who characterize the anti-corruption movement as a partisan affair, suggesting that the 99 Percent are willing to “sacrifice” President Barack Obama’s second term…

Maddow responds to criticism from Koch Industries

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Thursday night responded to Koch Industries after the energy giant criticized her blog on its public relations website KochFacts.com. Last week, writer Laura Conaway mocked Koch Industries for its job posting. The posting said: “For those concerned about jobs, Koch has some good news: it’s…

Cain: ‘I’m very proud of the relationship I have with the Koch brothers’

Far from being the folksy outsider candidate, Republican businessman and newly minted “frontrunner” Herman Cain has held a longstanding relationship with an organization funded by the American left’s favorite Republican billionaires: the Koch brothers. So it shouldn’t be surprising that, when confronted about his ties to the activist billionaires who…

Ari Berman: Koch brothers undermining democracy

Ari Berman, author and contributing writer for The Nation magazine, told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Tuesday that the influential Koch brothers were pushing voting laws to help the Republican Party win more elections. “The Koch brothers, as you know, their money is all over the place here,” he…

GOP mega-donor Koch brothers’ company tied to global criminal misdeeds

By Zeke Miller A just-published bombshell article in the November issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine implicates Koch Industries, the company controlled by Republican mega-donors Charles and David Koch, in dozens of criminal acts around the globe over the past three decades. According the report, company officials have been caught paying bribes to win contracts, trading with Iran…

Tea party group denounces Obama’s jobs plan

The Tea Party Express called the jobs plan President Barack Obama laid out to a joint session of Congress Thursday night “yet another speech with old, unworkable solutions.” The Tea Party Express is a Republican group associated with the Koch brothers. In a prepared statement, chief strategist Sal Russo denounced…

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