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Welcome To The Wholly Owned Koch Subsidiary Formerly Known As Wisconsin

Mary Bottari | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Starting today, three bills are being rammed through the Wisconsin legislature that will put the final nails in the coffin of our state's long history of clean elections and accountable governance. Who is asking for these bills? Now we know.

12 Special Interests Waging Shady Campaigns Against Solar

Rob Sargent | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Rob Sargent

A national network of utility interest groups and fossil fuel industry-funded think tanks provides funding, model legislation and political cover for anti-solar campaigns

Charles Koch Denies Dark Money Donations

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

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American Energy Alliance Leads Front Group Attack on Wind PTC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 09.03.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Elected officials and the public should make note that while these groups claim to be "free market" think tanks and non-profits, in reality, they are operating as front groups for the Koch Brothers and other fossil fuel interests with a financial interest in stoping the wind production tax credit.

New Report Highlights Koch Brothers' Role In Hurricane Katrina Damage

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new report from the Democratic opposition research group American Bridge's Bridge Project describes the way Charles and David Koch, th...

Conservative Group Wants To Preserve Freedom Of Choice -- Paper Or Plastic, That Is

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Model legislative language proposed at a recent meeting of a conservative policy group would prevent cities and other local governments from banning ...

Celebrate 50 Years of Medicaid by Expanding It to Cover More People

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 07.28.2015 | Politics
LeeAnn Hall

Persistence pays off. Let's remember this as we celebrate 50 years of Medicaid on July 30. Almost 70 million people in the U.S. turn to Medicaid for their health coverage. But Medicaid is much more than the country's top health insurer. It's also a key battleground for the future of our country.

The Secret Network of Fossil Fuel and Utility Backed Groups Working to Stop Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 07.28.2015 | Green
Gabe Elsner

While some fossil fuel companies claim they support renewable energy, actions behind the scenes tell a different story. Many are backing front groups to create barriers for the deployment of renewables. These front groups serve as a critical component, adding a supposed "independent" voice to state energy policy debates.

Koch Brothers' Political Group Struggles In Alaska

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2015 | Politics

ANCHORAGE, July 27 (Reuters) - When it comes to influencing politics, few billionaires are more effective than the industrialist brothers Charles and ...

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

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 | 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 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 04.24.2015 | 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 | 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.


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 | 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 ...