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The Kochs V. Their Machine

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 07.06.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

To anyone who follows politics, the Koch brothers are best known for spearheading a sprawling network of groups that invest millions in conservative, libertarian-leaning candidates and causes.

Ohio Senate Race Attracts Highest Outside Spending In Congress, Big Share Of Dark Money

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 06.20.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Outside groups -- including politically active nonprofits like the Koch brothers' Americans for Prosperity -- have spent more money trying to influence the 2016 Ohio Senate race between Republican Sen. Rob Portman and his challenger, Democrat Ted Strickland, than any other congressional contest: $15.5 million so far.

'Green News Report' - June 14, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Welcome aboard to the GNR's newest affiliate partner, The Thom Hartmann Program! IN TODAY'S RADIO...

Best Reporting on the State Legislature in 2016

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The press corps is threatened and depleted but continues to crank out quality journalism.

Coal Companies' Secret Funding of Climate Science Denial Exposed

Elliott Negin | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.

The Republican Collapse

Jesse Larner | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Jesse Larner

The Soviet Union seemed permanent and invincible, until it didn't. When it fell, far more suddenly than anyone thought it would or could, the festering rot of decades was exposed to the world. We're seeing this happen, in real time, with the Republican Party.

When It Comes to Influencing GOP Legislators, Business Interests Can't Match Koch-Funded Group

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.07.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Much has been written about the Colorado Democrats' proposal to remove a hospital fee from TABOR restrictions. But one question that hasn't been explained fully is, why the near-unanimous opposition by Republican state lawmakers to the proposal?

The Koch Brothers Have Gotten Much, Much Richer Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 01.23.2016 | Politics

Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who have spent hundreds of millions of dollars building a conservative network to oppose Democrats, h...

Meet the Lobbyists and Big Money Interests Pushing to End the Oil Exports Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.

A Koch Industries Lobbyist Took My Phone! (VIDEO)

Connor Gibson | Posted 12.16.2015 | Politics
Connor Gibson

The American Legislative Exchange Council's three annual meetings are quite the spectacle. This month, at ALEC's third and final meeting of the year in Scottsdale, Arizona, I had an interesting encounter with a member of ALEC's board of directors.

No #SpoilerAlert Needed for Colorado School Board Elections Spending

Peg Perl | Posted 12.02.2015 | Denver
Peg Perl

Imagine you have been binge-watching episodes of your latest obsession on Netflix and just at the moment a major plot twist will be explained (like #w...

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

WASHINGTON -- Multibillionaire Charles Koch appeared on CBS Sunday to push back against accusations that he and his brother, David Koch, are financing...

American Energy Alliance Leads Front Group Attack on Wind PTC

Gabe Elsner | Posted 09.03.2016 | 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 o...

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

LeeAnn Hall | Posted 07.28.2016 | 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 07.28.2016 | 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

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 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...