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Koch-Backed Group's Efforts May Have Backfired

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A powerful interest group's aggressive efforts to sway a normally sleepy city election in Iowa may ha...

Biden Phones Mayoral Winner In Tiny Coralville, Iowa

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Coralville, Iowa, Mayor-elect John Lundell received a congratulatory phone call from Vice President Joe Biden shortly after his victory Tuesday night....

Koch-Backed Group Injects Itself Into Small Town Races

The New York Times | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Election seasons in this small eastern Iowa town are usually cordial affairs. But this year, a group backed by the billionaire Ko...

Koch Group Wades Into Tiny Iowa Election

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa -- CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — No election may be too small for the independent political groups vying for influence in the United Stat...

Conservatives Pour Millions Into Anti-Obamacare Ads

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

* Groups spend millions to attack healthcare law * Among the ads' targets: Incumbent Democrats * Obama-aligned group pus...

Red State Dems Face Fire From Koch-Backed Group

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican outside political group says it will spend more than $2 million in advertising in the coming weeks to t...

What Ted Cruz Doesn't Want You to Know

Timothy Karr | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics
Timothy Karr

By now it seems pretty clear that Sen. Ted Cruz has a plan to occupy the White House. But he doesn't want people to know too much about it. And he definitely doesn't want you to know about the special interests that have already begun to bankroll his political ambitions.

Paul Blumenthal

No Election Is Too Small For The Koch Brothers' Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Outside interest groups spent at record levels in state-level judicial elections in the 2012 election cycle, according to a new report, ...

John Celock

Democrat Vows To Take On Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

The leading critic of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) is seeking a return to the state Legislature with a vow to reduce the influence of the...

John Celock

Charges Fly In New Jersey Senate Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

Democrat Cory Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan didn't agree on much of anything during Friday's U.S. Senate candidate debate in New Jersey, trading...

John Celock

Palin Bashes Booker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Sarah Palin has weighed in on New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election, endorsing Republican Steve Lonegan over Democratic frontrunner Cory Booker. ...

The IRS Scandal That Wasn't

Michael Winship | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

This is a story about how bureaucratic bungling was turned into scandal by right-wing politicians desperate to spin gold from straw.

Conservatism... It's the New Liberalism

Lauren Windsor | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Why is it that conservatives, who tout their morality and fiscal responsibility, are so liberal with the stewardship of our planet's resources; so liberal with their interpretation of empirical evidence; so liberal with scientific acts?

Sam Stein

Obamacare Ad Wars Not All That Warlike Right Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

Though the political world may be in the midst of another high-stakes standoff over the fate of health care reform, advocates and opponents of the pre...

John Celock

GOP Challenger Plans To 'Expose' Cory Booker

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Republican Steve Lonegan sees a path to victory over Newark Mayor Cory Booker in New Jersey's upcoming U.S. Senate election i...

House Republicans: 'Yee-Haw! We're Shuttin' Down the Gov'mint!'

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.23.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

It's hard to believe that "the American people" are so upset about the mild reforms contained in the ACA that they're demanding a government shut down and a default on the national debt to stop it. No wonder Congress' approval rating is the lowest in decades.

Paul Blumenthal

Kochs Respond To Report Of Their New Political Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Koch Industries, the conglomerate run by the billionaire conservative funders Charles and David Koch, responded in a cryptic manner to a...

John Celock

GOP Official Would Implement Campaign Finance Reform 'When Pigs Fly'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Kansas' Republican secretary of state is considered unlikely to implement new campaign finance regulations to force disclosure of secret campaign mone...

The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.

Tea Partier Makes Shocking Obamacare Comparison

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

During an Americans for Prosperity rally on Thursday, New Hampshire state Rep. Bill O'Brien (R) compared the Affordable Care Act to the Fugitive Slave...

Is 'Julie' the Daughter of 'Harry and Louise'?

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Watching Americans for Prosperity's new anti-Obamacare advertisement here in Ohio -- one of the first states it's being aired -- took me back 20 years. Almost exactly 20 years, in fact.

Republicans Love Lucy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP retains a 1950s I Love Lucy caricature of women because the party doesn't listen to women. The party doesn't hear women's voices. Literally.

Koch-Backed Group Hurls False Assumptions On Obamacare

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. An ad from a conservative advocacy group attacks the federal health care law by asking misl...

Should You Believe the Koch Brothers About Obamacare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

No more denying you coverage because you had a visit to the doctor when you were younger. No more limits on annual expenses or lifetime caps. No more dropping you from your parents' plan when you turned 19. No more charging for preventive services.

Koch-Owned Group May Have Used Misleading Figures In Solar Energy Fight

AP | By RAY HENRY | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — A political group founded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch wants Georgia's utility regulators to reject a plan requirin...