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How the Koch brothers fundamentally changed modern politics

How the Koch brothers fundamentally changed modern politics

The death of David Koch on Friday — and the broader retreat he and his brother made from politics since the 2016 election — brings an end (if not the end) to one of the most influential (and controversial) chapters in modern American politics. Like them or hate them — and almost no one feels…MORE

Seth Moulton to end 2020 presidential campaign

Seth Moulton to end 2020 presidential campaign

Rep. Seth Moulton will end his presidential bid on Friday during a speech at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in San Francisco, according to prepared remarks of the speech the Massachusetts Democrat plans to deliver. The decision closes out a campaign in which the candidate failed to get traction or make this year’s Democratic…MORE

David Koch, billionaire businessman and influential GOP donor, dies

David Koch, billionaire businessman and influential GOP donor, dies

Conservative billionaire David Koch, who became a household name through the policy and political empire he created with his older brother, Charles, has died. He was 79. Charles Koch, the CEO of the family’s industrial conglomerate Koch Industries, announced the death Friday. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of my…MORE

The tide is starting to turn on one of Trump’s favorite industries

The tide is starting to turn on one of Trump’s favorite industries

The tide is starting to turn on one of President Donald Trump’s favorite industries: Steel. In Michigan, US Steel is temporarily laying off about 200 workers at a plant just outside Detroit. In western Pennsylvania, 78 people are about to lose their jobs when the Akers National Roll Company closes by the end of September…MORE

How America feels about Taylor Swift says more about us than her

How America feels about Taylor Swift says more about us than her

The sheer gauziness of Taylor Swift’s celebrity is such that when people talk about her, they tend to reveal less about her and more about us, as a society. Swift has become a political and cultural cipher of sorts — at once nothing and everything. Between her fans and her detractors (there’s rarely an in-between),…MORE

Buttigieg rolls out plan to push for mental health care, fight addiction

Buttigieg rolls out plan to push for mental health care, fight addiction

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a plan to combat addiction and provide mental health services, outlining a proposal that aims to reduce the stigma around mental health, penalizes insurance companies that do not offer mental health coverage and offers $10 billion in annual grants for communities to address the issues. The…MORE

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