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Kicking Money Out of Politics: Trump Boots Koch Brother from Golf Course

Katie McHugh, President-elect Donald Trump told a critical biographer and guest of billionaire David Koch to leave his West Palm Beach golf course on New Year’s Eve, forcing Koch to leave with him. Trump’s gesture was another slight against the pro-amnesty, pro-“free trade” billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, who opposed Trump during the Republican primary season and refused

House votes to protect ‘dark money’ political donors

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to protect the identities of wealthy individuals and others who make anonymous, or “dark money,” donations to politically active nonprofit groups. The measure, which drew lobbying support from billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch, was approved in a 240-180 vote along party lines. It would prohibit

RNC’s Priebus dismisses kingmaker Koch’s slam of GOP White House field

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday dismissed conservative kingmaker and billionaire industrialist Charles Koch’s criticism of the GOP presidential field. Koch and his brother David Koch have for years given millions to conservative causes and candidates, but have so far remained on the sidelines of the 2016 White House race. “They have their

Trump Finds Common Ground With Cruz in Opposition to Carbon Tax

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz oppose a carbon tax, putting them in league with the Republican National Committee on the issue but at odds with some oil companies and economists who view a levy on those heat-trapping emissions as an effective way to combat climate change. The top two Republican presidential candidates’ positions on that

Liberals Champion Freedom of Speech — Except in Politics

Michael Barone  I’M old enough to remember when American liberals cherished the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment. They celebrated especially the freedom accorded those with unpopular beliefs and protested attempts to squelch the expression of differing opinions. Today things are different. American liberals are not challenging the Supreme Court rulings extending First

Inside the vast liberal conspiracy, of The liberal Democracy Alliance

KENNETH P. VOGEL  Picture this: millionaires and billionaires gathering under tight security in fancy hotels with powerful politicians and operatives to plot how their network of secret-money groups can engineer a permanent realignment of American politics. Only, it’s not the Koch brothers. It’s the liberal Democracy Alliance. The 21 groups at the core of the

‘Obamacare’ likely topic at conservative gathering

 President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the nation’s leading conservatives gather for a New Hampshire summit thick with presidential implications. Several potential Republican White House contenders — among them Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee — headline a conference