Conservative groups frequently derided as tools of powerful business interests are lobbying hard against a package of tax breaks for American businesses.
The Obama administration must acknowledge the existence of an independent investigation into former White House senior economics adviser Austan Goolsbee’s alleged unauthorized access to the Koch brother’s tax returns, a court ruled Tuesday.
What would America look like if the Koch brothers were in charge? American Bridge, a George Soros-funded outfit recently described by Democratic strategist Paul Begala as an army of “nerd virgins” who have never tasted alcohol or gotten laid, thinks it would be pretty awful.
Democrats Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler appeared with none other than David Koch for the unveiling of the revamped fountains in front of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, which was funded by $65 million from the libertarian philanthropist and has been renamed the David H. Koch Plaza.
“No political contributors are as widely vilified as the Koch brothers,” but a look at recent contribution figures show that they are far from the biggest spenders in politics and that left-wing groups are leaving them in the dust, according to a Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial.
A subsidiary of Koch Industries has been proactive and productive in its talks with a tribal government near the site of a new oil extraction project in Canada, a tribal leader told the Toronto Globe and Mail on Tuesday.
The vice chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), who once falsely accused the Koch brothers of campaign finance disclosure violations, will testify on Wednesday before a congressional hearing about anonymous campaign donations.
Koch Industries on Thursday responded to a pair of congressional Democrats seeking information about their financial interest in the Keystone XL pipeline, noting that the evidence of such an interest is nonexistent.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on Wednesday criticized a Koch Industries subsidiary for allegedly circumventing sanctions on Iran even though Reid has accepted tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from companies that have done exactly that.