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Koch Funded Group: 'Bernie Sanders Is Right'

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) received a nod Wednesday from an unlikely source: Freedom Partners, a political nonprofit with close ties to billionaire c...

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 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 Brothers' 'Bankers' Sneak Anti-Wind Op-Ed Past the New York Times

Elliott Negin | Posted 01.06.2017 | Media
Elliott Negin

So who are Marc Short and Andy Koenig? The Times identified them only as "the president and senior policy adviser, respectively, at Freedom Partners, which advocates for free-market policies."

Kochs Brothers' 'Freedom Partners' Investments Exposed

Mary Bottari | Posted 11.19.2016 | 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.

The Kochs' Dark Money Reaches All The Way To The NRA

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.19.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The main arm of the political network operated by billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch raised $126 million in 2014 and distr...

Charles Koch Denies Dark Money Donations

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Multibillionaire Charles Koch appeared on CBS Sunday to push back against accusations that he and his brother, David Koch, are financing...

How The Koch Brothers Are Bait and Switching Voters

Erik Ose | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erik Ose

As the Koch brothers and their ultra-wealthy cronies think they've figured out, a little chicken manure goes a long way when it comes to misleading voters into supporting the GOP.

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell Paid For Koch Group Meeting Shortly Before Blitz Of Pro-GOP Senate Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In June, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a break from the campaign trail to address a conference held in Dana Point,...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Fund Group That Contradicts Their Ideology

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite their stated support for both personal and economic libertarianism, billionaires Charles and David Koch are sending funds throug...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Reveal A Small Slice Of Their Political Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles and David Koch have finally disclosed at least a small portion of the large contributions given to their political empire. Accor...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Central Bank Freedom Partners Distributed Millions In Dark Money In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

It's Time To Name The 2014 Midterms The Dark Money Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If 2012 was the super PAC election, the 2014 midterms look to be the dark money election. Spending on ads that named federal candidates ...

Koch-Backed Ad Betrays Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Congress

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. An ad from a Koch-backed group labels Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley an ineffective leader because he...

Zach Carter

Koch Brothers Throw More Money Behind Long-Shot GOP Senate Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Koch brothers are making a big push for long-shot Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby, increasing their advertising spending on b...

Koch-Backed Group Shovels Money Towards Monica Wehby's Home Turf

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit funded by Charles and David Koch is reportedly spending almost $2 million on airtime in Oregon, where Republican Monica Wehby is campaigni...

Koch Brothers Net Worth Soars Past $100 Billion

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch hit a milestone on Wednesday, as a $1.3 billion boost to their collective fortune sent their net worth above $100 billion, acco...

Paul Blumenthal

What You Need To Know About Obama's Proposed 'Dark Money' Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration proposed new rules Tuesday that would clarify the definition of "political activity" for social welfare nonprof...

Peter H. Stone

'Wizard' Behind Kochs' Donor Network Now On The Outs

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

In 2009, as conservative consultant Sean Noble was poised to launch the Center to Protect Patient Rights, an Arizona-based advocacy group, he was invi...

Paul Blumenthal

Kochs Respond To Report Of Their New Political Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Koch Industries, the conglomerate run by the billionaire conservative funders Charles and David Koch, responded in a cryptic manner to a...