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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, acco...

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 ...

Democrats Prepare for Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Comedy
Arnold Steinberg

SATIRE Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Ca...

Democrats Hold Last-Minute Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2016 | Politics
Arnold Steinberg

Another Perspective Special to the Des Moines Register. Des Moines Register, January 25 Tonight in Des Moines, one week before the Iowa Caucuses, ...

On MLK Day, A Message of Ideological Unity From Ebenezer Baptist Church Preacher

John A. Tures | Posted 01.20.2016 | Politics
John A. Tures

Every year, LaGrange College brings in a Martin Luther King Jr. speaker. This year, the speaker was the Rev. Dr. Raphael G. Warnock of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, who spoke to a packed Callaway Auditorium. And yes, politics entered into his speech.

Concentration Camp Inmates Had To Rebuild A Nazi Refinery The Koch Brothers' Dad Helped Construct

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics

A new book by New Yorker journalist Jane Mayer about billionaire oligarchs Charles and David Koch reveals that the initial Koch fortune accrued by th...

New Koch: Has The Billionaire Brothers' Formula Changed?

The New Yorker | Adam Goldberg | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

The billionaire brothers are championing criminal-justice reform. Has their formula changed?...

Charles Koch Pines For More Influence In Republican Presidential Primary

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite leading a massive independent political operation and pumping untold millions into U.S. elections, billionaire Charles Koch is ...

Obama's Oily Christmas Gift: Faster Pipeline Approvals

Steve Horn | Posted 01.03.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Just over a week before the U.S. signed the Paris climate agreement at the conclusion of the COP21 United Nations summit, President Barack Obama signed a bill into law with a provision that expedites permitting of oil and gas pipelines in the United States.

ExxonMobil, Peabody Coal Lobbying for Bill Preventing Climate Change Accounting in US Trade Deals

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogThe day before global leaders and diplomats passed a climate change deal in Paris at the United Nations climate summit, th...

Meet the Lobbyists and Big Money Interests Pushing to End the Oil Exports Ban

Steve Horn | Posted 12.16.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

The ongoing push to lift the ban on exports of U.S.-produced crude oil appears to be coming to a close, with Congress agreeing to a budget deal with a provision to end the decades-old embargo.

The Kochs' War On Poverty

Politico | Igor Bobic | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics

The political operation created by the billionaire conservative mega-donors Charles and David Koch is quietly investing millions of dollars in program...

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...

Did ExxonMobil Just Admit It's Still Funding Climate Science Deniers?

Elliott Negin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Asked on PBS NewHour whether ExxonMobil funds climate change denier organizations to malign mainstream climate science, ExxonMobil's vice president of public and government affairs replied, "Well, the answer is yes... And I will let those organizations respond for themselves."

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...

Koch Brothers' Higher-Ed Investments Advance Political Goals

Center For Public Integrity | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.30.2015 | Politics

Last year, a top lieutenant of Charles and David Koch’s vast network of philanthropic institutions, laid bare the billionaire brothers’ st...

See Where the Top 10 American Billionaires Were Born

GOBankingRates | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

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 ...

12 Special Interests Waging Shady Campaigns Against Solar

Rob Sargent | Posted 10.14.2015 | Green
Rob Sargent

A national network of utility interest groups and fossil fuel industry-funded think tanks provides funding, model legislation and political cover for anti-solar campaigns

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.

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...