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Report: George Pataki Gearing Up For 2016

Page Six reports former New York Governor George Pataki is looking at a potential presidential run. Pataki has met with Republican financier David Koch. Pataki has been publicly noncommittal about if he was leaving the door open for a run, telling Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg in August, “It’s still summer,” while bashing the current administration, [...]

According to the North Carolina Board of Elections, hundreds of North Carolina residents – and a cat – have received incorrect voter registration information.   The culprit is the Conservative group Americans For Prosperity. AFP sent out an “official application form” with incorrect information. A form was received by a resident addressed to her cat. [...]

Harry Reid’s next election is two years away, but the Koch Brothers are already busy working to get rid of him. Politico reports: The efforts in recent months have been largely subterranean, but they are unmistakable. A handful of nonprofit groups in the vast political network helmed by allies of the conservative billionaires Charles and [...]

Charles Koch, the gazillionaire right-wing benefactor whose father was a co-founder of the John Birch Society,  the same Charles Koch who, along his brother, David, works tirelessly against any sign of government interference when it comes to health care, public education, infrastructure, climate change, or  aiding the pitifully down and out, and who most generously [...]

New Documents show that Charles Koch (of the notorious Koch brothers) was more than just a rank and file member of The John Birch Society. He was an active participant. The John Birch Society was founded in 1958 by Robert W. Welch, Jr. and (among others), Charles’ father, Fred Koch. It was the notorious radical [...]

Generation Opportunity, the Koch-funded nonprofit group that created the Creepy Uncle Sam anti-Obamacare campaign last fall, is back with an extremely elaborate new anti-Obamacare ad, which they are taking on the road as a circus-type event. You can’t make this stuff up. Ironically, the first image in the ad looks exactly a coal runner, not Obamacare, [...]

We’ve heard the right wing spin machine call President Obama a King who has brazenly attempted to usurp power. A Christian Publication said our president is deceitful and added this: (President Obama) …behaves like a king, a dictator – someone who believes that his own pronouncements have the force of law, and who thinks he can [...]

Will Durst: Kochocracy

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download In which our intrepid correspondent gets a bit wound up. Now read this:Billionaire Koch Brother Whines That Obama Stole His Freedom, Poor Baby (Apr 5, 2014) Koch Editorial So Wonderful, Republican Read It On Senate Floor (Apr 5, 2014) Reich: How The Koch Brothers Are Undermining American Democracy [...]

Mother Jones senior editor Daniel Schulman has written Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty where he works to unpeel the onion that is he enigma of the Koch brothers. Schulman examines the roots of Charles and David Koch’s libertarian worldview through the lens of their family, including [...]

Al Gore spoke at the University of Chicago Monday and laid it on the line. “I don’t think it’s particularly complicated why they have all cowed into abandoning that position,” Gore said. “They will face primary opponents financed by the Koch Brothers, and others who are part of their group, if they even breathe the [...]

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