Chris Christie Sells His Soul to the Koch Brothers Christie said, ”What they’re for in Washington, D.C., is that the leader of Senate Democrats stand up and rail against two American entrepreneurs who have built a business, created jobs, and created wealth and philanthropy in this country. Harry Reid should get back to work and stop picking on great Americans who are creating great things in our country.” Bought themselves a Governor, they did.
Reid Calls Koch Brothers 'Un-American' - Senator Reid is absolutely right when he says, “ You see when you make billions of dollars a year you can be just as immoral and dishonest as your money will allow you to be. It’s too bad that they’re trying to buy America and it’s time that the American people spoke out against this terrible dishonesty. The Koch brothers are about as un-American as anyone that I can imagine.”
Alberta's lobbyist registry shows that on March 15, 2011, Koch Industries signed up to lobby the province. Koch Industries spokeswoman Melissa Cohlmia did not say what the company's objectives are in lobbying the Alberta government, but her one-sentence statement noted, "in a way that is compliant with all laws and regulations." Seems a bit dubious given the pro-industry and anti-environment lobbying connections to Koch's Alberta activities we uncovered.
Koch Brothers-Backed Ad Uses Paid Actors To Attack Mary Landrieu The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is backed by the Koch Brothers, released an ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) over her support for the Affordable Care Act. But as ABC News reported Thursday, the people appearing as Louisianans in the spot are paid actors.
WATCH: Rachel Maddow Still Won’t Back Down From The Koch Brothers--despite getting papers from lawyers representing the Kochs and Koch Industries. She refuses to back down to the Kochs saying that the information matters and that she will keep..."reporting it despite their threats"... We need more news journalists like her...Rachel Maddow is awesome!
Rachel Maddow fends off Koch brothers’ complaints with new proof of their meddling - Politico also reported that the Kochs convened their annual secretive strategy meeting in Palm Springs this past weekend still reeling from both setbacks in the 2012 election season and a record $1 million fine levied against two of their allies in Arizona.
Fred Koch's pamphlet copy - Like Father, like sons: Page sixteen of the pamphlet sums up Koch’s attitude about labor unions. “Labor Unions have long been a Communist goal,” Koch asserts. “The effort is frequently made to have the worker do as little as possible for the money he receives. This practice alone can destroy our country.”
Pollution From Koch-Funded Petcoke Piles Not An ‘Emergency,’ Illinois Regulators Rule In a 4-0 vote, the Illinois Pollution Control Board ruled on Thursday that there is no imminent threat to public health and safety from petcoke — a byproduct of refining heavy tar sands oil that is generally sold overseas — on Chicago’s southeast side, rejecting state Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposed emergency rules to control the piles.
Schumer Plots To Crush The Tea Party - "The fundamental weakness in the tea party machine is the stark difference between what the leaders of the tea party elite, plutocrats like the Koch Brothers want and what the average grassroots tea party follower wants."
Freedom Industries, the company that poisoned West Virginia’s Elk River and left hundreds of thousands without clean water has Ties to Koch Brothers! In 2008, Freedom Industries was specially selected by Georgia-Pacific Chemicals as a distributor of G-P’s Talon brand mining reagents for West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Kentucky and Michigan. Georgia-Pacific Chemicals is, of course, a subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific, which was acquired by Koch Industries in 2005.
New Report Affirms Dark Money Lines Utility Pockets The thrust of the study, done by Dr. Robert J. Brulle, is that climate-denial money has largely been driven underground to dark-money sources. About 75 percent of the money backing climate-denial efforts is untraceable, primarily via conservative foundations and shadowy tax-exempt groups that obscure their funding sources.
The Koch Network: A Cartological Guide Our joint analysis with the Washington Post of the Koch brothers' labyrinthine network of political groups -- none of which reveal the names of their donors -- showed that the coalition raised more than $400 million during the 2012 election.
Maddow scorches Koch brothers on ‘correction’ demand: ‘I don’t play requests’ - "We will not stop reporting on the political actions and the consequences of the political actions of rich and powerful men even if they send angry letters every time we do it,” she vowed. “I will not read scripts provided to me by anyone else. I do not play requests."
Catholic scholars ask Vatican-approved university to give up Kochs’ $1 million donation. The money will reportedly be used to teach “principled entrepreneurship” in the program. The university, which was established in 1887 by U.S. bishops following approval from then-Pope Leo XIII, released a statement on Monday rejecting the criticism, calling it “presumptuous.”
Bill Koch is the most outspoken and deeply invested opponent of the Cape Wind project, a plan for an offshore wind farm that would supply green energy” says developer Jim Gordon. Gordon has spent $70 million personally developing the project over the last 12 years, but has been stymied by Koch, who has spent $5 million and more than a decade suing Cape Wind to keep the $2.6 billion project from moving forward.
Koch Brothers Use Actress To Portray Disgruntled Voter In Mark Begich Attack Ad
Koch Brothers Use Actress To Portray Disgruntled Voter In Mark Begich Attack Ad: The commercial features an unidentified Alaskan voter, who is actually an actress living in Maryland, according to The New York Times. In the ad, the actress blames Begich for breaking his promise to Alaskans.