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Koch Brothers In Major Rift On Criminal Justice Reform

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A major rift is opening among criminal justice reform advocates over how to deal with conservative efforts that could write off white-c...

Kochs Brothers' 'Freedom Partners' Investments Exposed

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.21.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

The Koch network's secret bank, "Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce," spent big during the 2014 midterm elections, including bankrolling efforts to roll back Wall Street reform. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has been digging into some of the Freedom Partner funding streams.

Inside The Koch Brothers' Vast Secret Intelligence Operation

Politico | Chloe Angyal | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

The political network helmed by Charles and David Koch has quietly built a secretive operation that conducts surveillance and intelligence gathering o...

Charles Koch Not Backing Candidate In GOP Primary

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Billionaire Charles Koch said he is unlikely to support a candidate in the U.S. presidential primary race but is likely...

'Green News Report' - November 5, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.05.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Koch Brothers claim they are environmental stewards; New legislation to...

Charles Koch Bemoans Lack Of Civility In 2016 Race

The Wall Street Journal | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 10.27.2015 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan.—Charles Koch sounds a lot like an ordinary voter when he bemoans what he said is a lack of substance and civility in the 2016 Whi...

See Where the Top 10 American Billionaires Were Born

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business

From Warren Buffett to Mark Zuckerberg, here's a rundown of where the top 10 U.S. billionaires were born and how they became so rich they could buy a country together.

Megyn Kelly Interviews America's Most Downtrodden Victim, Charles Koch

The Huffington Post | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2015 | Politics

Fox News' Megyn Kelly had the opportunity Thursday night to sit down with plutocrat-industrialist Charles Koch, who looms large in our ...

Ohio Politicians on "Energy Mandates Study Committee" Took $830,000 From Dirty Energy Companies

Connor Gibson | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Connor Gibson

A wolf pack of in-state utilities and out-of-state petrochemical billionaires has attacked Ohio's clean energy law, threatening to kill clean jobs and wreak further damage on the environment.

Charles Koch Denies Dark Money Donations

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

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University of Kansas Case Exposes Koch Campus Strategy

Seth Shulman | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics
Seth Shulman

Documents released last month in the settlement of a lawsuit at the University of Kansas offer a revealing window into an underreported Koch brothers' strategy: targeted, politicized funding on college campuses.

The Koch Brothers' Election Funding Magic Trick

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.16.2015 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

In August, 2015, Charles and David Koch gathered their fellow billionaires and multimillionaires at a semi-annual meeting of the Koch network "to save" the country, in the words of Charles Koch.

The Case for Bernie Sanders

Walker Bragman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Bernie Sanders can win--not just the primary, but the general. Democrats should back him, and ignore the arguments made by Barney Frank and others, who say giving Hillary the nod early is the only hope for victory in 2016.

I Was Manhandled by a Koch Capo

Lauren Windsor | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Kevin Gentry is the top fundraiser for the Koch brothers' right-wing political empire and a board member of its money hub, Freedom Partners. He emcees their twice-yearly seminars, where millionaires and billionaires convene to strategize on how to manifest an Ayn Rand utopia -- or dystopia, depending on your viewpoint.

Media Outlets Debate Whether Increased Access To Kochs Is Worth All The Strings Attached

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.05.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post published an “exclusive interview” on Tuesday with Charles Koch, the press-shy billionaire industria...

Mainstream Media Won't Name Koch Donors, But We Will

Lauren Windsor | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Nine news outlets, including Politico and the Washington Post, have been given access to the Koch brothers donor fest -- on the condition that they not report on the identities of donors without their permission.

Charles Koch Blasts Subsidies & Tax Credits, But His Firm Has Taken $195 Million Worth of Them

IBTimes | Kelly Chen | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics

Billionaire Charles Koch told a gathering of conservative donors Saturday that politicians must end taxpayer-funded subsidies and preferential treatm...

Koch Brothers Gives Themselves An Image Makeover

The New York Times | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Once known for grim letters to fellow wealthy Americans warning of socialist apocalypse, Charles G. Koch now promotes research on the link between fre...

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.

Peter H. Stone

Sheldon Adelson And The Koch Brothers Are Closer Than Ever | Peter H. Stone | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (left) and billionaire industrialist David Koch (right) are both deeply committed to making sure a Republican wins the Wh...

The Koch Brothers And The GOP Go To War -- With Each Other

Yahoo! Politics | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

The Republican National Committee’s data arm last year called it a “historic” occasion when it struck a deal to share voter information with the...

Zach Carter

Republican Nirvana: Congress Votes On Bill To Aid Wall Street Banks ... And The Koch Brothers | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will vote Wednesday on a bill to help Wall Street banks and the Koch Brothers avoid regulatory scrutiny for risky trad...

The 50 Most Powerful Americans 50 Or Older In 2015

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

The definitive ranking of the most powerful Americans 50 and older in 2015.

Koch Political Machine Beefs Up For 2016

Politico | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Documents detail plans to beef up the network’s state-of-the-art data system and pay hundreds of staff embedded in local communities across the coun...

Koch Brothers Declare Scott Walker Is Their Man

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Walker's extreme ideological agenda prompted one million people in the state to sign petitions to recall him from office, and it was the Kochs who came to his rescue.