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Koch Brothers' Toxic Legacy Detailed In New Report:

Koch Brothers' Toxic Legacy Detailed In New Report

Koch group cancels ads in Michigan Senate race - Freedom Partners, which had booked about $1.1 million in Michigan airtime, abruptly canceled the ads this week. The state is home to a contested, open-seat Senate race between Republican Terri Lynn Land, Michigan’s former secretary of state, and Democratic Rep. Gary Peters. Koch-supported groups, led by the nonprofit Americans for Prosperity, have advertised heavily there this year. […]

Why The Koch Brothers Are So Interested In Who Becomes The Next Attorney General Of Colorado: The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) has reportedly reserved a historic $2.6 million television ad buy in support of Colorado Republican attorney general nominee Cynthia Coffman, a staunch supporter of oil and gas. The group has received significant funding from the fossil fuel industry — and dark money groups backed by petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch.

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Libertarian Sham—Using the L Word to Hide Even Worse Politics: researcher Lee Fang did a little digging and found that for all their alleged commitment to libertarianism, the Koch Brothers are helping to elect a whole lot of right-wing theocrats and national security hawks, which seems just a little bit hypocritical.

Libertarian Sham—Using the L Word to Hide Even Worse Politics

That's the situation in Citrus County, where the Koch Bros.-funded Pacific Legal Foundation ("Rescuing Liberty from Coast to Coast") and the charmingly-named Save Crystal River, a coalition of well-connected owners of waterfront property, have joined in a suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, demanding that the protection status of the iconic Florida mammal be downgraded.

Koch-Funded Lawyers Help Boaters Tell Manatees: Drop Dead

Watchdog files IRS complaint against Koch-connected 60 Plus Association: In a complaint filed today, CREW asks the IRS to determine whether the 60 Plus Association "violated federal law by intentionally failing to disclose more than $11 million" it spent on political activity in 2010 and 2012.

Rev. Barber said that today’s moral fusion movement in the form of the third reconstruction must be effected not in a right/left manner. He said it is not about Democrat or Republican. It is about a moral principle, the establishment of justice.

"It's the countries where neo-liberalism is most hegemonic and with strong neo-liberal regimes (both in power and lurking on the sidelines to retake power) that have bred the most active denial campaigns—US, UK, Australia and now Canada." (Neoliberalism is an economic philosophy centered on the importance of free markets and broadly opposed to big government interventions.)

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students Lesson plans and class materials obtained by The Huffington Post make the course's message clear: The minimum wage hurts workers and slows economic growth. Low taxes and less regulation allow people to prosper. Public assistance harms the poor. Government, in short, is the enemy of liberty.

We’d like to thank Bruce for his very thoughtful and thought-provoking study of the right-wing’s attempt to decimate our nation: America’s Conservative Road to Destruction – A Brief History

A good example of how the Koch Bros bribe your representatives to sell you down the river.

The Koch Brothers pick their stooges carefully, but they still cannot get quality help.

Koch teams up with Fox employees - At least 15 Fox News hosts and contributors have recently campaigned with two political organizations created and heavily funded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch. Many of those same Fox News personalities have also defended the Kochs from attacks and praised their political efforts on-air.

Koch teams up with Fox employees

Mississippi, dependent on federal largess, murders their cash cow today: It gets worse—those same conservatives are eagerly accepting the aid of the Koch brothers in their effort to oust Cochran. Why are the Koch brothers opposed to Cochran? Because he stood in the way of their insurance companies raising flood insurance premiums. So congratulations, Mississippi Republicans, you're helping the Kochs jack up your insurance rates, and punishing the guy who protected you.

This is what happens when Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner and a gang of the world’s richest people meet behind closed doors.

Inside the Koch Brothers' Secret Billionaire Summit

Interests, Ideology And the Climate Denial Machine. These attacks frequently seek to create the notion that climate scientists are part of an evil cabal seeking to take away your freedom in support of creating a socialist world government.

Interests, Ideology And the Climate Denial Machine

You wonder why the Koch's give money without strings to Liberal institutions until you see that PBS was the recipient of one such grant and the Kochs threatened to pull the plug unless the Public Broadcaster refused to air an unflattering (but truthful) documentary that was made about them. You never know when you need leverage.

Charles Koch's long history of education funding

Can Michigan Families Afford To Pay More? The survey AFP uses for the ad only looked at the individual and small group market, which represents about 40 percent of the insurance sold in Michigan. So it doesn't even apply to the 60 percent majority of insured people in the state, who have their coverage through their workplace. The six brokers polled say premiums are rising for 40 percent of the people with insurance, and Obamacare is causing the whole state to go broke!

HUGE SCANDAL: Judge Who Blocked Scott Walker Criminal Probe Went on Koch-Funded Junkets - Randa regularly attends “judicial junkets”, all-expenses paid seminars conducted by George Mason University, and funded by the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and allied groups, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, BP, Exxon Mobil, Dow Chemical, and the Searle Freedom Trust. All are united in promoting a right-wing, corporate-friendly, anti-regulation agenda.

Why are the Koch brothers opposing solar energy? Because solar energy is taking off. Because the efficiency and durability of photovoltaics have been skyrocketing, in part because we had the wisdom to use some mild incentives to boost an important new industry the way public roads spurred the rise of the automobile. Only with this difference: renewable energy systems are improving far faster than airplanes or automobiles did, in their nascent days!

CONTRARY BRIN: Why are the Koch brothers opposing solar energy?

Koch Brothers Get Ready To Drill In The Oilsands: Already the largest foreign leaseholder in Alberta’s controversial oilsands, a Koch Industries subsidiary has filed an application to start development on the Dunkirk oil project. The Kochs, whose combined net worth is estimated at more than $100 billion, are highly influential in Washington. They are supporters of Canada’s conservative Fraser Institute, which has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from the wealthy duo.

Koch Brothers Get Ready To Drill In The Oilsands