Meet The Candidate For Attorney General Who’s Hunted Quail With Corporate Donors

Donald Trump has bashed “puppets” who court the Koch brothers. A Kansas official on his shortlist for U.S. attorney general shot pheasant and clay pigeons with one of their lobbyists.

In this Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach presides over the Kansas House while new members are sworn in during the opening day of the Kansas legislature in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

While Donald Trump was running for the White House, he bashed politicians who courted the billionaire Koch brothers as "puppets" and vowed to "drain the swamp" in Washington by squelching cozy relationships between lobbyists and elected officials. Take, for example, Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, who is reportedly on the short list


Top Rubio Donors Include Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Tech Billionaire Larry Ellison

The Koch Brothers, private prison corporation the GEO Group, and powerful pro-Israel donors have also given generously to the campaigns of the junior senator from Florida.

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., talks with Anderson Cooper during a commercial break at a CNN town hall event, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, in Greenville, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

WASHINGTON --- Although he’s not a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio nonetheless has many wealthy donors eager to support his political ambitions. When he launched his presidential campaign, Rubio was likely already holding onto a generous campaign war chest from supporters of his congressional


Exposed: Koch Brothers Made A Fortune From Hurricane Katrina Victims

On top of that, the report states that “before the hurricane made landfall, the Kochs saw opportunity to profit from a vulnerable population in need of scarce resources, calling it “the right market to restart operations” at their newly-acquired Georgia-Pacific facilities in the region.

Thursday marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm ravaged the Gulf Coast, especially the city of New Orleans and further highlighted the failures of President Bush’s administration, as he allowed the victims of the Category 5 storm to languish in horrid conditions while he made television appearances praising the


Koch, Exxon And Other Big Oil Spend $141 Million Lobbying Washington For More War

Fossil fuel lobbyists are also fighting to put new restrictions on clean energy alternatives such as solar and wind power.

In this April 25, 2012 photo, Nexen chief executive Kevin Reinhart addresses the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Alberta. Oil and gas producer Nexen Inc. has agreed to be acquired by China National Offshore Oil Company for US$15.1 billion cash. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

MINNEAPOLIS --- As of April, the oil and gas industry had already spent over $34 million to influence American politics this year. Fossil fuel companies are one of the top sources of funding for Washington lobbying firms, and their deep pockets allow them to far outspend those who seek to protect the environment and the earth’s resources from


‘Monsanto, Koch Alliance’? GOP Congressman Pushes Bill To Block GMO Labeling

Koch brothers-supported Rep. wants industry-supported, industry-benefiting bill to deny Americans’ right to know

In a move slammed as sealing "an unholy alliance between Monsanto and Koch Industries," a Kansas congressman has submitted legislation that would ban state-level GMO labeling laws. Called the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, the industry-supported legislation sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo would "amend the Federal Food,


Fewer Americans Trust The Media As Conglomerates Increasingly Dominate

Just six media conglomerates own a majority of the major newspapers published in the U.S.

American confidence in newspaper and television media is near an all-time low, according to the latest national Gallup poll released earlier this month. The poll, which measured citizens’ trust in 16 societal institutions, found that just 23 percent of Americans trust newspapers and television news “a great deal” or “quite a lot.” The media is