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Guess Who's Backing Scott Pruitt To Head The EPA? The Koch Brothers.

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics
Elliott Negin

The Kochs didn't endorse Trump for president, but there's no doubt they would consider a guy like Pruitt heading the EPA a dream come true.

Koch Brothers Network Calls Trump's Immigrant Ban 'Counterproductive'

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.30.2017 | Politics

In an apparent attack on President Donald Trump from the same side of the aisle, a top Koch brothers associate criticized Trump’s ban on immigrants ...

Trump's EPA Pick Urged To Come Clean On Ties To Secretive Koch-Funded Group

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

Six senators urged President-elect Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick on Wednesday to reveal his ties to a secretive fundraising gr...

RNC covered its convention costs, but some who gave in 2012 stayed away

OpenSecrets Blog | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
OpenSecrets Blog

Donald Trump, Republican nominee for president, speaks in the Quicken Loans Arena on the final night of the Republican National Convention in Clevelan...

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.

Koch Brothers Gave $21 Million To Groups Defending ExxonMobil's Climate Cover-up

Connor Gibson | Posted 06.22.2016 | Green
Connor Gibson

The Kochs have spent over $88 million in *traceable* funding to groups attacking climate change science, policy and regulation.

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 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 ...

How the Koch's Might Turn an Unwelcome Trump Nomination into Opportunity

Carl Pope | Posted 03.22.2016 | Politics
Carl Pope

Republican insiders were saying, as far back as 2012, that the real political battle they cared about was not the White House, but control of the future of a party about to fracture and be transformed.

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 02.24.2017 | 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.

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...

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 01.26.2017 | 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...

Democrats Prepare for Town Hall Tonight

Arnold Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2017 | 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 01.25.2017 | 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 01.20.2017 | 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 the...

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 i...

Obama's Oily Christmas Gift: Faster Pipeline Approvals

Steve Horn | Posted 01.03.2017 | 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 12.20.2016 | 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 12.16.2016 | 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.