At a Fort Collins meet & greet, I repeatedly ask Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO 4), who introduced a bill that would purportedly tackle wasteful government spending, to specify which agencies he would support cutting from the federal budget. Fort Collins, CO: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) tells me he is unhappy with and would revisit the Citizens United decision, but that it will take a people-powered revolution to change the big money culture in Washington. Des Moines, Iowa: October 23, 2014.
Iowa State Senator Joni Ernst (R), who is running for the US Senate, said that we should "control the border so that 'illegals' are not coming into the country like they are now," but then said she supports giving visas to those who come here to get educated. This was in response to how she would handle immigration reform, at an event for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. GDMP is a local chamber of commerce.
I go to Louisville to ask Mitch McConnell to elaborate on how he would "go after" Democrats on financial services, as he told the donors at the June Koch brothers conference he would do, in audio released in August by The Undercurrent.
I go to Arkansas to visit my grandma, who depends on Social Security. Later, at a rally in Fort Smith, I ask Senate candidate Tom Cotton about whether or not he would cut her benefits, and why he didn't admit to going to the Koch conference instead of the state's premiere political event, the Bradley County Pink Tomato Festival.
A compilation of media hits from The Undercurrent's Koch brothers tapes in TV, online publications, and campaign ads. Includes commentary on the revelations from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Bill Clinton.
In New York, 400,000 people gathered for the People's Climate March in advance of the UN Climate Summit, and then several thousand for Flood Wall Street the following day. That showing didn't seem to faze Republicans at the Values Voter Summit later in the week.