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Koch Brothers Push Targeted Reforms To Replace The ACA

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.

Nonprofits Buying Ads To Sway Votes On Cabinet Nominees

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”

Koch Network Could Serve As Potent Resistance In Trump Era
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.

Koch Network Condemns Trump Ban On Refugees And Immigrants

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.

Officials: Koch Summit To Highlight Programs For The Poor

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.

Stop — Collaborate And Listen

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.
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