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David Koch: "There's Some Extremists" in the Tea Party, but Mostly "Normal People Like Us"

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Yes folks, David Koch is just a normal person, like us. In fact he's exactly like all the other "normal people" with an estimated worth of $21.5 billion.

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.

Koch-Funded Tim Phillips Is Still Confused About Climate Change

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

This piece was co-written by Ryan Koronowski, Alliance for Climate Protection Research Director and Josh Nelson, Alliance for Climate Protection New M...

OMG! Glenn Beck Is Onto Something!

Karen Dolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Glenn, that sure is scary stuff about those well-funded "freedom" groups getting their emissaries elected with secret money and requiring loyalty and litmus tests. Thanks, man, for the warning.

Shadow Republican Groups Funded By Unknown Donors Are Spending Millions On Election Ads

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From Washington to Florida this election season, candidates risk being drowned out by a flood of advertising from a robust new network of little-known...

Koch Industries: 2010's Dirtiest Opponent of Clean Energy

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Three weeks ago, we asked our members to nominate the worst corporate polluters of 2010. Our goal was to identify organizations that have hijacked our...

Americans For Prosperity Pushes Lie About Mark Kirk Win

The Capitol Fax Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unless Americans for Prosperity wants the Illinois State Board of Elections to violate probably two dozen state and federal laws, it cannot certify th...

Koch Industries Deserves to Win the Snake Oil Award

David Boundy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Boundy

If you've been reading our blog, I'm sure you're familiar by now with our Snake Oil Awards. I've been researching all of the nominees, and I'm convin...

The Republican War on Reality

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Today's Republicans are far from their predecessors. Beyond political differences with Obama and the Democrats, they've been making war on reality itself, which should be a major issue of the campaign's final days.

Tea Party Inc. Fuels Fight to the Finish

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

Win or lose, the Tea Party movement will come away from the elections triumphant, having injected into the GOP a group of candidates pledged to the dismantling of government and wed to the religious right.

All They Ask for Is an Unfair Advantage

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

I attended a screening this week of Alex Gibney's new documentary, Client 9. It's the story of the rise and fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spit...

Civic-Minded Plutocrats

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The economic meltdown that short-sighted "free market" policies brought upon us has now given the rich and powerful the opening to push their advantage more aggressively than ever.

Amanda Terkel

Progressive Democrat Faces Tough Re-Election Race | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D), first elected to Congress in 1992, hasn't seen a tough re-election battle since 1994, the year of the Republican revolution ...

Washington Post Finds Tea Party Small, Loosely Organized

Washington Post | Amy Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Washington Post canvass of hundreds of local tea party groups reveals a different sort of organization, one that is not so much a movement as a ...

Charles Koch & David Koch, Billionaire Brothers, Bankroll Tea Party

New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Kochs are longtime libertarians who believe in drastically lower personal and corporate taxes, minimal social services for the needy, and much les...

Citizens United, an Assault on Our Democracy, Needs a Constitutional Amendment

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

To neutralize Citizens United, we must have a Constitutional Amendment to retake our democracy. It won't be an easy fight, but it is a fight worth having, as our democracy depends on it.

Video Disputes Billionaire Koch's Claim that he is not involved in Tea Party

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Grandia

2010-10-13-koch.jpgWatch AFP affiliates report to David Koch on their success on organizing one of the "largest tea parties in the country".

Art Pope and the Corporate Takeover of Democracy

Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kromm

While lacking big-time name recognition, Art Pope the North Carolina retail magnate and former state legislator has quietly built a smaller but formidable Koch-like political apparatus that's rapidly growing beyond his home state.

Stop the Anonymous Hit Men: Make Shadowy Campaign Money the Issue

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Frustrated as voters are with the state of America, including with the Democrats' own frequent capitulation to corporate interests, most still don't want our government to become the wholly owned corporate property.

Tea Party Diversity Effort Is a Public Relations Scam

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Real diversity means inclusion and tolerance of different viewpoints, backgrounds, orientations and lifestyles, not tokenism. So, if you are a diverse applicant for admission to the Tea Party gang, know what you're dealing with.

Guess Who Could Be Funding Those Attack Ads

Wendy Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wendy Block

The Citizens United decision doesn't address the homeland of donors. So what would stop multi-national companies or even foreigners themselves from procuring potential winners?

Filmmaker Goes Undercover to Expose Corporate Links to the Tea Party (VIDEO)

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Kevin Grandia

Taki Oldham examines the role corporate-funded grassroots groups (known as 'astroturf') have played in the recent health-care and climate debates and their central role in the tea party movement.

'Taliban Dan' Ad: Grayson's 'Bridge Too Far'?

Richard Hebert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Hebert

Has Rep. Alan Grayson gone a bridge too far in his campaign to keep his Orlando-based congressional seat? The media ruckus over his "Taliban Dan" att...

If You Care About Clean Energy, You Should Care About Midterm Elections Too

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

Candidates need to know that clean energy and global warming matter so much to voters that some lawmakers will lose their jobs because they didn't act boldly enough.

Glenn Beck Not Even King for a Day

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

In 1995, Glenn Beck was asked to apologize after he ridiculed Asian Americans on the air, including calling and mocking a local Chinese restaurant by pretending to be speaking Chinese.