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Here Are The Top 10 Billionaires Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business

On Monday, Forbes released its annual list of the world's billionaires for 2015. There were some surprises: Michael Jordan made the list! -- but when ...

First Nighter: John Cariani's Love/Sick, Brian Dykstra's Selling Out

David Finkle | Posted 02.10.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Sometimes playwright John Cariani looks at the world -- actually the worlds of love and relationships -- through rose-colored glasses. Just as often he views those worlds through lenses tinted a middling-to-dark-gray or maybe a jaundiced yellow.

My Brothers, Charles and David Koch

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.06.2015 | 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.

Jim DeMint Channels Elizabeth Warren

Lauren Windsor | Posted 02.02.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Seen by many in the Occupy movement as its patron saint, Elizabeth Warren has firmly established herself as the populist crusader against Wall Street in Washington. Have DeMint, Koch, and Luntz all cast their ideological lots in with Warren to fight cronyism, or is she such a great threat to their interests that are co-opting her message?

Sam Stein

Dem Donors Plot Campaign Battle Against $889 Million Koch Behemoth

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reactions from Democrats to news that the billionaire Koch brothers are planning an $889 million blitz for the 2016 election has run the...

Democrats Say Billionaire Koch Brothers Launch 2016 'Electoral Arms Race'

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2015 | Politics

(Repeats with no changes to text, headline) By Steve Holland and Amanda Becker WASHINGTON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Democrats ...

Charles Koch Wants To Change America's Criminal Justice System

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics

Charles Koch, the billionaire chairman and CEO of Koch Industries and leading conservative mega-donor, has set his sights on a new goal: reforming Ame...

The Broken Promises of Citizens United

Duncan Hosie | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Duncan Hosie

Conservatives on the Court vowed that Citizens United would strengthen American democracy. They were wrong. Five years later, their promises stand in stark contrast to the world we live in today.

The Koch Brothers Sneak Into School

Bill Bigelow | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Bill Bigelow

This month in Boston, thousands of teachers will gather for the annual National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference. Two non-teachers will be there, too: Charles and David Koch, the notorious right-wing billionaires.

Christina Wilkie

The 2014 Elections Will Cost $3.7 Billion. Here Are 9 Better Ways To Spend That Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 2014 midterm elections have been described as among the nastiest and most negative in modern memory. They're also the most expensive...

Paul Blumenthal

The World After Citizens United: Here Is Your First $100 Million Senate Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) on the election trail Oct. 25 to rally Democrats ahead of Tuesd...

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.

Paul Blumenthal

Here Are The Top Super PAC Mega-Donors In 2014 Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Iowa, a television station recently created a new program so it could sell more advertising to political campaigns, party committees ...

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell Paid For Koch Group Meeting Shortly Before Blitz Of Pro-GOP Senate Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In June, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a break from the campaign trail to address a conference held in Dana Point,...

How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans and How Do They Use Their Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 12.27.2014 | Money
Lawrence Wittner

Not surprisingly, economic inequality is growing in the United States. From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation, inflation-adjusted, grew by 937 percent, while the typical worker's compensation over that same period grew by only 10 percent.

Paul Blumenthal

Outside Money Surge Makes Kansas Senate Race Costliest In State History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few Senate races have seen a gush of spending like the competition in Kansas between Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and independent challenger Gre...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Fund Group That Contradicts Their Ideology

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite their stated support for both personal and economic libertarianism, billionaires Charles and David Koch are sending funds throug...

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a pl...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

An Open Letter to the Koch Brothers

'The Koch Sisters' | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics
'The Koch Sisters'

Like many who are attuned to politics in America today, we're well aware of the enormous sums of money you spend to influence both politics and policy. You obviously have some very strong beliefs, but we, and countless other Americans just don't understand where you're coming from.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Reveal A Small Slice Of Their Political Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles and David Koch have finally disclosed at least a small portion of the large contributions given to their political empire. Accor...

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...

The Koch Brothers Don't Want You to Read This!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

For the last six weeks, my inbox has been jammed with "urgent" messages from various congressional candidates and progressive organizations. They use a number of tricks to get you to open the email.

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 ...