Author: James Hohmann

How the Koch network learned to thrive in the Trump era

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. — The Kochs have boarded the Trump train. After pointedly declining to support Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch and their network of conservative donors are pragmatically embracing pieces of the administration’s policy agenda. The strategy was on vivid display this weekend at a resort here in the desert outside Palm Springs, Calif., where more than 500 megadonors who each contribute at least $100,000 annually to Koch-linked groups gathered for their twice-annual seminar. On areas of agreement with the president — from tax cuts to deregulation and judicial nominations...

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