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Have A New Koch And A Smile

Michael Conniff | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
Michael Conniff

ASPEN--Somewhere between the LoJack hijack by the Tea Party and the high dudgeon of Donald Trump, Charles Koch and his devotees at Koch Industries dec...

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.

Fossil Fuel Execs Say One Thing, Their Lobbyists Say Another

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse

You may have concluded, "Well, if even ExxonMobil and the Kochs are saying that kind of thing, we must be getting close to a solution." If you did, you would be mistaken. We still need to keep the pressure on against these adversaries.

Koch To Meet Trump's Camp, But Industrialist Remains Skeptical

USA Today | Paul Vale | Posted 06.08.2016 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — Top officials within Charles Koch’s powerful policy network plan to meet with aides to presumptive Republican presidential nominee...

Charles Koch Has Spent $200 Million Trying To Create A ‘Republic Of Science’

The Washington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 06.03.2016 | Politics

WICHITA — In the years after he graduated from MIT, long before he became the arch-nemesis of liberals, Charles Koch read a lot of Karl Marx....

The "Invisible Hand of Charles Koch" Is Why This George Mason University Student Left Economics

Connor Gibson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Education
Connor Gibson

Last fall, when I first arrived at George Mason, I decided to major in economics. Halfway through the semester, I learned about the large amount of money GMU has accepted from Charles Koch and the power such money has given the Charles Koch Foundation at other universities.

Koch-Funded Efforts To Win Hispanics Crashing, Burning

The Huffington Post | Michelle Fields2 | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A large, well-funded Republican network established following the 2012 electoral defeat to expand GOP support among Hispanics now lies i...

Fossil Fuel Industry-Funded Attorneys General Try to Block ExxonMobil Climate Fraud Probe

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

You could call it the battle of the attorneys general: one side representing the public interest, exactly what attorneys general are supposed to do; the other side representing the special interests, exactly what they are not supposed to do.

As Climate Deception Investigations Gain Momentum, ExxonMobil Plays the Victim

Elliott Negin | Posted 05.07.2016 | Green
Elliott Negin

With several state attorneys general now investigating whether ExxonMobil misled its shareholders and the public about climate change risks, it was more than a little ironic when the company recently cried foul.

Hillary Rejects Koch Support -- So Why's She Taking Their Lobbyist Money?

Carbonated.TV | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Carbonated.TV

Clinton, no matter her rhetoric, is a pro-corporate Democrat who has significant ties to Koch Industries executives and lobbyists, and has allowed Koch Industries members to influence the policies of Democrats for decades.

Koch Brothers Back New Effort To Make It Harder To Track Dark Money

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.28.2016 | Politics

UPDATE: April 28 -- The legislation passed out of the Ways and Means Committee on a party line vote with all Republicans in support and Democrats in o...

Charles Koch Likes Hillary Clinton: What Does It Mean?

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

What does this interview mean for Hillary Clinton? If the Republican Party truly is heading for a crack-up this summer over Donald Trump, Charles Koch will not be alone among prominent Republicans in opening up a dialogue with Hillary Clinton.

Charles Koch Compares Donald Trump To A Nazi

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics

Conservative billionaire Charles Koch called Donald Trump's support of a registry for Muslims "reminiscent of Nazi Germany" in an interview that aired...

Koch: Clinton Might Make Better President Than Republican Candidates

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.24.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, a key source of financing for conservative Republican causes along with his brother, sa...

Charles Koch Is Privately Committed To Getting Paul Ryan Nominated In Cleveland: Source

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics

Charles Koch is confident House Speaker Paul Ryan could emerge from the Republican National Convention as the party’s nominee if Donald Trump comes ...

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.

Koch Brothers Won't Spend Money To Attack Donald Trump In Primary

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

By Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, the most powerful conservative mega donors in the United States, ...

You Know Electric Cars Are Poised to Take Off When the Koch Brothers Plan the Technology's Demise

Gina Coplon-Newfield | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Gina Coplon-Newfield

Many groups are gearing up to face off with Koch-funded front groups. But as the Union of Concerned Scientists recently pointed out, the planned Koch anti-EV campaign may in fact bring more attention toward electric vehicles and their many benefits.

Did the Koch Brothers Just Choose Their Candidate?

Tim Suttle | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics
Tim Suttle

If we see a miracle run by Rubio and he unseats the Donald for the Republican nomination, then we should point to yesterday as the turning point.

Charles Koch's Bernie BS

Mike Lux | Posted 02.20.2016 | Politics
Mike Lux

Just a few weeks ago at a posh resort outside Palm Springs, Charles Koch convened his winter donor meeting, bringing together billionaires and politicians willing to do their bidding. If that's not cronyism, I don't know what is.

Kochs Plotting Multi-Million-Dollar Assault On Electric Vehicles

The Huffington Post | Peter H. Stone | Posted 02.19.2016 | Politics

The oil and gas industry may have thought it had killed the electric car, but sales -- boosted by generous government subsidies -- rose dramatically b...

The Kochs Are Ghostwriting America's Story

Michael Winship | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

Gather round for the word of the day: metanarrative. Definitions vary but let's say it's one big narrative that connects the meaning of events to a belief thought to be an essential truth, the storytelling equivalent of the unified field theory in physics. Now use it to define what's being done to America today. The Koch brothers and the extraordinary machine they have built in cahoots with fellow billionaires and others, have spent hundreds and hundreds of millions to get their way, all part of one long story told in pursuit of a specific end: to make the needs of the very, very few our nation's top priority and to thwart or destroy any group effort among the poor and middle class to do or say otherwise.

Charles Koch Complains About Lack Of Influence While His Super PAC Raises $11 Million

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The main super PAC run by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch raised more than $11 million in the second half of 2015, accor...

Koch Network Spent A Staggering $400 Million In 2015

The Hill | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

The Koch brothers’ donor network spent close to $400 million last year, and is on its way to spending an unprecedented $889 million supporting right...

To Charles Koch, Professors are Lobbyists

Connor Gibson | Posted 01.28.2016 | Education
Connor Gibson

From 2005-2014, Koch spent $109.7 million on 361 distinct campuses, according to Greenpeace's updated analysis of IRS filings from Koch's nonprofit foundations.