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Christopher Bedford
Christopher Bedford
Senior Editor, The Daily Caller; Editor in Chief, TheDCNF
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      Christopher Bedford

      Christopher Bedford is the editor in chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation and a senior editor at The Daily Caller, where he writes a column on politics, culture and good cheer.

Deion Sanders Is On The Same Team As Charles Koch

11:09 PM 01/30/2017

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. --- Deion Sanders is a big fan of the "room full of winners" that billionaire libertarian philanthropist Charles Koch has gathered in the temperate desert outside of Los Angeles. And more specifically, all they've done to support him and his friends help poor kids in dangerous areas.

Kochs Gear Up To Back Trump In Supreme Court Battle

8:19 PM 01/30/2017

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. --- Charles Koch's Seminar Network is prepared to launch digital ads and knock on doors in blue-leaning Trump-voting states in support of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, a number of Koch network lieutenants told reporters Sunday evening. "Everything is on the table," Americans for Prosperity chief government affairs officer Brent Gardner said.

Charles Koch Vows No Retirement As Opposition To Trump Grows: ‘We Can Never Rest’

5:41 PM 01/29/2017

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. --- Charles Koch, the 81-year-old billionaire libertarian philanthropist and American industrialist, has no intention of retiring, he told an audience of top conservative and libertarian donors gathered at a conference in Palm Springs. The fight for opportunity, he said Sunday afternoon, is "eternal," adding, "we can never rest."

Kochs Come Out Against Trump Travel Ban

3:11 PM 01/29/2017

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. --- The sprawling libertarian Koch network came out against Trump's executive order banning travel from certain high-risk countries, emailing reporters that it "is the wrong approach and will likely be counterproductive."

Want Drug-Sentencing Reform? Look To Mike Pence, Congressman Says

2:33 PM 01/29/2017

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. --- Criminal-sentencing reform proponents in Congress are "hopeful" that Vice President Mike Pence will be an ally, helping them to work with the new law-and-order administration to pass legislation to cut mandatory minimum sentencing for drug-law offenders.

As Trump Presidency Dawns, Kochs Plan To Bring Hundreds Of Millions To Bear On Next Two Years

6:28 PM 01/28/2017

PALM SPRINGS, CALIF. -- In the temperate desert outside of  Los Angeles, Charles and David Koch have orchestrated the largest gathering of their Seminar Network yet held, hosting around 550 men and women who have donated at least $100,000 to the network's libertarian initiatives. And after scaling back early projections on their spending during the 2015-2016 cycle, they intend to ramp up spending on work to build grassroots networks and impact U.S. policy. That spending is expected to rise from the $250 million '15-'16, to an estimated $300-400 million in 2017-2018.