January 31, 2017 | Healthcare Dive | News
Republicans are still struggling to come up with a viable replacement for the ACA, and the leaked audio suggests they are more concerned about disrupting the insurance market than they have admitted publicly. They’re also evaluating options in light of the next midterm elections. They’re right to be worried, considering that 47% of Americans now approve of the ACA, an increase of 6 percentage points since the inauguration.
January 30, 2017 | Associated Press | News
Six of President Donald Trump's top campaign aides have banded together to start a nonprofit called "America First Policies" to back the White House agenda.
January 30, 2017 | Politico | News
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will co-chair a newly-formed outside group that is devoted to promoting President Donald Trump’s agenda.
January 30, 2017 | dark money watch | Margaret Sessa-Hawkins
Several liberal and conservative nonprofits — including dark money groups — are buying ads to sway Senate votes on President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees. One conservative group, 45Committee, has launched ads to support three of the president’s picks — Betsy DeVos, Education secretary nominee; Rep. Tom Price (R-Georgia), Health and Human Services nominee; and Sen. … Continue reading “Nonprofits Buying Ads To Sway Votes On Cabinet Nominees”
January 30, 2017 | The Washington Post | News
The weekend gathering of wealthy donors who help finance the conservative Koch network was supposed to serve as a celebration of the policy victories within reach now that Republicans control Washington: a repeal of the Affordable Care Act, a rollback of environmental regulations, perhaps even a corporate tax overhaul.
January 29, 2017 | The Washington Post | News
Leaders of the influential Koch network on Sunday expressed opposition to President Trump's ban on refugees and immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, saying the executive order is not in keeping with their aims to build a free and open society.
January 28, 2017 | The Washington Post | News
The Koch network plans to spend between $300 million to $400 million on policy and political campaigns during the 2018 election cycle.
January 26, 2017 | Wichita Business Journal | News
What can bring the likes of Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc. Chairman and CEO Charles Koch and hip hop and rap star Snoop Dogg together? In this case, it’s the fight for criminal justice reform and the story behind one of the effort's highest-profile successes.
January 26, 2017 | USA Today | News
Stand Together, one of the newest branches of the vast policy and political operation controlled by billionaire Charles Koch, has surpassed its fundraising goals and quadrupled its staff in its first year as the Koch-aligned donors pour greater sums into projects aimed at spreading their free-market activism to the poor.
January 26, 2017 | Time | News
If Americans could make a collective resolution as we enter a new political era, I’d love it to be this: Let’s bring back thoughtful dialog about tough issues. Let’s each find one person with a differing point of view, and truly listen to their ideas.