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Charles Koch's Cut-and-Paste Attack on Clean Energy in North Carolina

Connor Gibson | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

Almost every player has ties back to Koch Industries CEO Charles Koch, and despite previous failures, the formula is exactly the same.

Giving the Facts a Fighting Chance

Tom Steyer | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Tom Steyer

Last year, I challenged the Koch brothers to meet me for a debate so that we could have an open, transparent exchange of ideas. Unfortunately, they refused, so I'm about to give them another chance. I am formally inviting the Kochs -- again -- to participate in a public debate.

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. ...

Kate Sheppard

Conservative Groups Battle Over Solar In Florida

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Florida effort to expand access to solar power has become a face-off between two factions of the conservative movement. The group C...

Gov. Rauer's Illinois spending cuts plan: "admirable" or stressful?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.06.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed budget cuts for Illinois have a lot of people up in arms. But David From, director of the Illinois chapter of Americans F...

Scott Walker Pushes ALEC 'Right to Work' Bill, Divide and Conquer Comes Full Circle

Mary Bottari | Posted 02.26.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Just weeks ago, the Washington Post described Scott Walker as the first "It" candidate of the 2016 presidential races, but after stumbling over "truth," evolution, and whether or not the President is a Christian or loves America, Walker is getting ready to change the topic.

My Brothers, Charles and David Koch

Peter Dreier | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

A year and a half ago I discovered that the Koch brothers are my brothers. I learned about our extraordinary kinship through a brief article, which mentioned that Charles Koch, and his younger twin brothers David and William, were members of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at MIT.

Ben Carson Doesn't Understand Bank Loans

Lauren Windsor | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

GOP presidential aspirant and former neurosurgeon Ben Carson had an interesting idea about bank loans when asked about rising interest rates and the national debt, at a closed-door gathering of Americans for Prosperity at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention.

Samantha Lachman

Koch-Funded Group Says GOP Responsible For Pushing Policy In New Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leaders of the the flagship organization of the political network backed by industrialist billionaires Charles and David Koch presented ...

Why Kay Hagan Lost In North Carolina

Erik Ose | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

During a presidential year with substantially higher turnout, Hagan more than likely would have been re-elected. When she won her first Senate term in 2008, Hagan outperformed Barack Obama in North Carolina by over 100,000 ballots, leading the statewide ticket with 2.25 million votes.

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Mayday

Jay Mandle | Posted 12.28.2014 | Politics
Jay Mandle

The Mayday PAC is a political action committee that "aims to elect a Congress committed to fundamental reform in the way political campaigns are funde...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

Climate Change Emerging as Hot Topic in Key Senate Races

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it.

Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity Ramps Up For Midterms And Beyond

AP | By MICHAEL J. MISHAK and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.11.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Over scrambled eggs and croquettes, Andres Malave gave a last-minute pep talk to about a dozen volunteers in a Cuban restaurant before ...

Mysterious Political Ads Flood Kansas Airwaves

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advertisers are a mystery in Kansas more than in any other state. Kansas has seen the greatest number of ...

Burn the American Flag! Or Not...

Steve Nelson | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Patriotism is a complex notion. Liberty and justice for all is a hollow slogan to the descendants of slavery, who are still disproportionately in literal or economic shackles, suffering from the ongoing repression of systemic racism.

Samantha Lachman

Group With Ties To Kochs Mails Out Incorrect Voter Registration Info To... A Cat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

A conservative group with financial and political ties to the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sent hundreds of North Carolina voters -- an...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Central Bank Freedom Partners Distributed Millions In Dark Money In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the central hub of the political empire of the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, report...

Paul Blumenthal

It's Time To Name The 2014 Midterms The Dark Money Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If 2012 was the super PAC election, the 2014 midterms look to be the dark money election. Spending on ads that named federal candidates ...

Sam Stein

Obamacare Won't Be Repealed Until At Least 2017, Koch-Backed Group Privately Admits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that Republicans are finding Obamacare less useful as a political cudgel in the midterm elections than they'd hoped. T...

2016 GOP Hopefuls Vie For Attention In Texas

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit. Texas G...

Sam Stein

Top Official For GOP Governors Praised Their Strong Partnership With Koch Network

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top officials responsible for electing Republican governors this November lauded the partnership between his organization and...

Sam Stein

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David K...

Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...