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Charles Koch

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 ...

Higher Learning

D. R. Tucker | Posted 12.07.2014 | Education
D. R. Tucker

Koch brainwashing is still continuing at too many universities across the United States, and UnKoch My Campus is pushing back against such perversity. They deserve support. The brutal billionaires who scorn science and disparage democracy don't.

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Inside The Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

Rolling Stone | Tim Dickinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Central Bank Freedom Partners Distributed Millions In Dark Money In 2013 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the central hub of the political empire of the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, report...

Koch Foundation Funded FSU, But At A Big Cost

Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came w...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014 | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrial...

Christina Wilkie

AFL-CIO Launches 'Koch Sisters' Campaign To Counter Billionaire Brothers | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - One of the nation's largest labor unions on Thursday launched a coordinated campaign to highlight the differences between average America...

The 47 Percent on Steroids, With a Hit of Koch

Mike Lux | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The fact is, the things said on these tapes are far more blunt than Romney in his 47 percent moment. This is crazy stuff, folks, and the politicians who were partying with these extremists ought to be held to account.

Igor Bobic

Charles Koch Complains He And His Brother Are 'In Front Of The Firing Squad' | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

It isn't easy being a politically connected billionaire. At a private political strategy summit earlier this year, Charles Koch lamented that he and h...

Lauren Windsor

Top Koch Strategist Argues The Minimum Wage Leads Directly To Fascism | Lauren Windsor | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

At a political strategy summit hosted on June 16 by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, Richard Fink, their top political strategist...

Sam Stein

Obamacare Won't Be Repealed Until At Least 2017, Koch-Backed Group Privately Admits | Sam Stein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that Republicans are finding Obamacare less useful as a political cudgel in the midterm elections than they'd hoped. T...

Kate Sheppard

Charles Koch Linked To Creation Of Nonprofit Defender Of Fossil Fuels: Report | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Documents uncovered by Republic Report link billionaire Charles Koch to the formation of a nonprofit that would later become the Institu...

Sam Stein

Top Official For GOP Governors Praised Their Strong Partnership With Koch Network | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top officials responsible for electing Republican governors this November lauded the partnership between his organization and...

Sam Stein

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David K...

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 10.24.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 10.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coa...

Inside The Kochs' Plan To Beat Harry Reid

Politico | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Harry Reid’s reelection is more than two years off, but the Koch brothers’ political machine is already methodically laying the groundwork that wi...

Christina Wilkie

Koch Brothers' Toxic Legacy Detailed In New Report | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report released Friday by a top Democratic political research group details what it calls a "legacy" of layoffs and environmental dama...

Samantha Lachman

How The Kochs Are Organizing Against Your Local Zoo, Transit And School Board | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the network of conservative groups funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch are better known for spending millions on top-ti...

Lesson for the Kochs: Credibility Is Everything, and You've Got None

Brad Woodhouse | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Brad Woodhouse

Charles thinks he's the right person to tell us how to fix our economy, but he and his brother have exactly zero credibility to say we should be happy living the Koch brothers' version of the American dream (for people not named "Koch"): working in low-wage jobs with no benefits while wearing a smile. And here's why.

New Koch, Same as the Old Koch

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Don't be fooled by the recent USA Today column in which Charles Koch, a man who made billions while trampling workers' rights, shares his supposed deep concern for working families, young people and the disadvantaged.

Koch Brothers Reach Out To Key Group

AP | WILL WEISSERT and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health ch...