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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...

Mainstream Media Won't Name Koch Donors, But We Will

Lauren Windsor | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

Nine news outlets, including Politico and the Washington Post, have been given access to the Koch brothers donor fest -- on the condition that they not report on the identities of donors without their permission.

Koch Brothers Gives Themselves An Image Makeover

The New York Times | Adam Goldberg | Posted 07.31.2015 | Politics

Once known for grim letters to fellow wealthy Americans warning of socialist apocalypse, Charles G. Koch now promotes research on the link between fre...

Scott Walker Begins His Run for the White House, A Report From the Badger State

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Scott Walker will announce for president today. After standing for 25 primary and general elections in 25 years, he is poised to take his "divide and conquer" brand of politics to the national stage.

Internal Documents Show Fossil Fuel Industry Has Been Aware of Climate Change for Decades

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.08.2015 | Green
Elliott Negin

Sen. Whitehouse likened their actions to those of the tobacco companies that conspired to manufacture doubt about the link between smoking and disease when they were all too aware of it. In 2006, a federal district court ruled that the tobacco industry's deceptive campaign to maximize its profits by hoodwinking the public amounted to a racketeering enterprise.

The Pope vs. the Koch Bros

Lauren Windsor | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Lauren Windsor

On June 15, environmental activists gathered at the Smithsonian Castle for the institution's Board of Regents meeting, and marched to the National Museum of Natural History to protest climate-denier-oil-baron David Koch being on the museum's advisory board.

Peter H. Stone

Sheldon Adelson And The Koch Brothers Are Closer Than Ever | Peter H. Stone | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson (left) and billionaire industrialist David Koch (right) are both deeply committed to making sure a Republican wins the Wh...

The Koch Brothers And The GOP Go To War -- With Each Other

Yahoo! Politics | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics

The Republican National Committee’s data arm last year called it a “historic” occasion when it struck a deal to share voter information with the...

Zach Carter

Republican Nirvana: Congress Votes On Bill To Aid Wall Street Banks ... And The Koch Brothers | Zach Carter | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will vote Wednesday on a bill to help Wall Street banks and the Koch Brothers avoid regulatory scrutiny for risky trad...

The 50 Most Powerful Americans 50 Or Older In 2015

Richard Pérez-Feria | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Richard Pérez-Feria

The definitive ranking of the most powerful Americans 50 and older in 2015.

Koch Political Machine Beefs Up For 2016

Politico | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

Documents detail plans to beef up the network’s state-of-the-art data system and pay hundreds of staff embedded in local communities across the coun...

Koch Brothers Declare Scott Walker Is Their Man

Mary Bottari | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Walker's extreme ideological agenda prompted one million people in the state to sign petitions to recall him from office, and it was the Kochs who came to his rescue.

The Koch Brothers Are Reportedly Ready To Back Scott Walker

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, April 20 (Reuters) - Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, the influential conservative donors, have settled on Wisconsin Governor ...

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Call On Smithsonian And Other Museums To Reject Fossil Fuel Funding | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of prominent scientists is lobbying science museums in the United States to stop accepting funding from fossil fuel interests. ...

Week to Week News Quiz for 3/6/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.06.2015 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

They're parcelling out the jobs and blame in our latest latest Week to Week news quiz. Here are some random but real hints: It gave the country a new...

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

David Finkle | Posted 04.12.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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.

Sam Stein

Dem Donors Plot Campaign Battle Against $889 Million Koch Behemoth | 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 03.30.2015 | Politics

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

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.

President Walker? 5 Things You Should Know About Scott (Calvin) Walker

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is walking and talking a lot like he is running for President of the United States. Here are five things that you need to know about the cheddarhead with Coolidge-like ambitions.

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.