David Koch, the billionaire who famously cheated death " first in an airplane crash, and later in a multi-decade battle with cancer " has finally met his maker at 79.
But the toxic empire he built, gilded with society-friendly largesse, survives him. Koch brought " or more accurately bought " New York respectability for a ruthless Wichita oil clan whose business cut corners and fouled the environment, whose fortune was amassed atop staggering EPA violations and a wrongful death judgment.
With his brother and co-owner of Koch Industries, Charles, David also built a right-wing political juggernaut that helped remake the Republican party into a playground for climate deniers that, at its core, has become a subsidiary of the oil-industry. read more
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may be underestimated in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a flurry of new polling released in the last week.
The polls show Sanders is firmly entrenched in the race's top tier of candidates with former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) " and that there is some distance between these three candidates and the rest of the field.
But the surveys give considerable hope to Sanders, who has been largely overshadowed over the past few months by Warren's buzzy campaign.
Given his grass-roots fundraising and his organization, the polling suggests Sanders will be in the race for the long haul and that he stands a good chance of winning. read more
A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll is just the latest survey showing the former VP with the biggest lead over Trump. It has Biden up 7 point over the president in a hypothetical general election matchup, 42 percent to 35 percent. Other than Bernie Sanders, who led Trump by 5 points, every other Democrat is either tied with the incumbent or trails him. read more