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The Nazi roots of the Koch brothers

“The father of these famous rightwing billionaires was Fred Koch, who started his fortune with $500,000 received from Stalin for his assistance constructing 15 oil refineries in the Soviet Union in the 1930s. A couple of years later, his company, Winkler-Koch, helped the Nazis complete their third-largest oil refinery. The facility produced hundreds of thousands […]

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Scary Koch brothers to spend $400 million on midterms and $20 million to defend GOP tax bill

Koch network to spend $400 million during 2018 midterm election cycle Koch network to spend $20M selling GOP tax overhaul ahead of midterm elections Likewise, Sinclair deal spooks liberals ahead of 2020 presidential race and Sinclair Deal Threatens to Put Right-Wing Slant on Election News. These developments, combined with the existing reach of conservative media […]

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The Arnold responds to the Donald, and the NY Times explains why the Repugs started denying climate change

BREAKING: Arnold Schwarzenegger has a blunt message for Donald Trump. #ParisAgreement Posted by ATTN: Video on Thursday, June 1, 2017 In 2008 when John McCain ran for president, he ran a campaign ad that “sounded the alarm on global warming.” Since then virtually the entire GOP establishment have become climate change deniers. What happened? Politics […]

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How extreme is the GOP?

The Koch brothers are major donators to the GOP.   As Bernie Sanders reports here: Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980: “We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.” “We favor the abolition […]

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Koch-powered lawmakers

Many Washington State legislators were elected courtesy of the Koch Brothers. In particular, Andy Hill and Steve Litzow squeaked by in 2010 via attack ads funded by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity. The State Republican Party was later fined for violating election reporting requirements in that election.See State Republicans fined for violating reporting requirements […]

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Frightening Libertarian Party platform — by the people who now control the GOP

The Koch Brothers basically control the GOP.  And here’s their 1980 Libertarian Party Platform (copied from Bernie Sanders’ webpage).  If this doesn’t scare you, you are sick. Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980: “We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and […]

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Chris Christie and the Koch brothers

Tracy Knauss with Brian Haskins are reporting: THE KOCH MACHINE’S CHOICE FOR PRESIDENT — At least twice NJ Gov. Chris Christie has secretly attended and addressed private, closed seminars by two of the world’s richest men: Charles and David Koch. Christie’s most recent pilgrimage to Money Mecca was in June, when David Koch introduced Gov. […]