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Koch-commissioned poll backfires as findings show most Americans oppose their right-wing policies

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In their quest to deny Americans basic public services readily accessible in almost all other democracies on earth, the Koch brothers recently founded a group called “In Pursuit Of.” In July, the communications group commissioned a poll to gauge where the American public stands on a wide range of issues.

At the time, the blog Real Clear Politics interpreted the results to show that Americans lean libertarian and conservative. But as the Intercept reported Thursday, a closer look at the results shows that far from being libertarian ideologues, a majority of Americans favor solutions that involve some degree of government intervention.

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A large majority of Americans thought “government-paid college tuition” would be a “very effective” or “somewhat effective solution” to social barriers. Half said it would be very effective.

65 percent of Americans supported a $15 minimum wage. 69 percent thought the government should impose stricter regulations on Wall Street. The results seem to fly in the face of the Koch brothers’ presumption that Americans lean conservative when it comes to government services.

For decades, the Koch brothers have used their extensive wealth and influence to knee-cap public projects, from universal health care to public transportation.


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Fox News viewers freak out on Bret Baier for criticizing Trump and calling Yovanovitch ‘sympathetic’

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Fox News host Bret Baier -- and his colleague John Roberts -- infuriated Fox News viewers who follow their Twitter feeds for praising the performance of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her House impeachment testimony while they also condemned Donald Trump for attacking her as she spoke.

According to Roberts in his tweet, "Wow....this is really unprecedented. @realDonaldTrump and Amb Yovanovitch are talking to each other in real time through @Twitter and Television... Something I never thought I would ever see."

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Viewers baffled as GOP counsel appears to push anti-Trump talking points during Yovanovich cross-examination

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House Republican impeachment inquiry attorney Steve Castor on Friday baffled viewers with a line of questioning that appeared to be beneficial to House Democrats' case for impeaching President Donald Trump.

Among other things, Castor referred to ambassador Bill Taylor as a man of integrity and also didn't challenge former ambassador Marie Yovanovich's story that she had been the subject of a smear campaign launched by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.

In fact, Castor's line of questioning was so friendly to House Democrats, that some Twitter users joked that he was a "deep state plant" who's secretly helping to impeach the president.

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CNN legal analysts rip apart Jim Jordan’s ‘nonsensical’ defense of Trump witness intimidation

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CNN legal analyst Elie Honig blasted Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for arguing that President Donald Trump hadn't engaged in witness intimidation by tweeting attacks on a former ambassador as she testified against him in the impeachment inquiry.

Jordan argued the tweet can't be witness intimidation because Marie Yovanovitch wouldn't have known about the attack if Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) hadn't read it to her, but Honig said the GOP lawmaker's claim was ridiculous.

"His point is nonsensical," Honig said. "Of course, she was going to find out about a tweet that went out to 60 million people-plus. The law covers any way you look regarding timing."

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