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2016 GOP Hopefuls Vie For Attention In Texas

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — A parade of potential 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls will be on display at an influential conservative group's annual summit. Texas G...

Sam Stein

Top Official For GOP Governors Praised Their Strong Partnership With Koch Network

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Joni Ernst Supports Government Agency Her Tea Party Backers Hate

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Recent Democratic political messaging and a number of news reports have compared Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst to tea party darling and ...

Samantha Lachman

How The Kochs Are Organizing Against Your Local Zoo, Transit And School Board

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kate Sheppard

Michigan Senate Candidate Gets Big Boost From Greens, Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The environmental group League of Conservation Voters and the union American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees announc...

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...

Business as Usual: The US Chamber's History of Fighting Environmental Protection

Gene Karpinski | Posted 07.25.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The EPA's new Clean Power Plan is not difficult to defend. Limiting carbon pollution from power plants, the nation's single largest polluter, will und...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Candidate Gary Peters To Kochs: Come At Me, Bros

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Conservative operatives backed by the Koch brothers aren't very big fans of Rep. Gary Peters. But that's OK, because he's not a big fan of ...

The 'Shocking' Truth About Net Neutrality

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.18.2014 | Technology
Timothy Karr

The spreading popularity of Net Neutrality really rankles those in Washington who have been trying so hard to portray it as a "government takeover of the Internet."

Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

Environmental Groups: Joni Ernst Is Beholden To Sarah Palin

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.24.2014 | Politics

Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst is facing a new round of attack ads, this time from environmental groups tying her to former Republican vi...

Koch Network, Fossil-Fuel Front Groups Lobby Congress Against Wind-Energy Tax Breaks

Gabe Elsner | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

The Koch-brothers-funded Americans for Prosperity spearheaded a letter claiming that 117 organizations oppose reviving wind-energy tax breaks that expired at the end of 2013. The Energy and Policy Institute discovered that a majority of the groups have ties to the Koch brothers or other fossil-fuel interests.

''Green News Report' - June 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 08.17.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters,...

Koch Brothers Plan Huge Spending Spree In 2014

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

The billionaire Koch brothers and their political network are planning to spend almost $300 million during the 2014 election cycle, some of which will...

An Educator's Lament: Part II -- Causes of Our Educational Demise

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Dave Pruett

The primary culprits against education include neglect, austerity, anti-intellectual/anti-science attitudes, good intentions gone awry, and malevolence aforethought.

ND Treasurer: Red Carpet Rollout for Gen. Petraeus Fracking Field Trip 'Not Unusual'

Steve Horn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogNorth Dakota Treasurer Kelly Schmidt has responded to DeSmogBlog's investigation of the Bakken Shale basin fracking f...

Koch Brothers Group Holds Polar Opposite Of Moral Monday Protest

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

Local conservatives defended the actions of the Republican-controlled North Carolina General Assembly with a "tax reform rally" on Wednesday touting ...

Emissions Without Borders: The Problem With Greenhouse Gas

Belinda Waymouth | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green
Belinda Waymouth

We can fence national boundaries with concrete and barbed wire, but unseen CO2 emissions are released into a border-less atmosphere. Right now, we are on track to triple these emissions by century's end.

Why and How Fossil Fuel and Utility Interests Are Attacking Clean Energy

Gabe Elsner | Posted 05.29.2014 | Green
Gabe Elsner

Why would Koch Industries and other fossil fuel interests want to make clean energy seem expensive? Because they have a financial interest in squashing that market.

Koch Brothers Backed Group Goes In Big For Scott Walker's Reelection

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

A nonprofit group supported by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch is launching a nearly $900,000 ad campaign designed to burnish Rep...

Battle of the Billionaires Shapes This Year's Midterm Elections

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

The Koch brothers, who have built up their vast fortune through oil, gas and coal, will battle to protect their fossil fuel interests. If they succeed, it would mark doom for Barack Obama's second-term green agenda.

Secretive Liberal Group Bankrolled By Anonymous Donors

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel, Center for Public Integrity Even as top Democrats denounce Charles and David Koch’s political “dark money” organizations, ...

Koch-Backed Group Goes Up With New Ads In Big Races

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

A conservative nonprofit backed by billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch is running new television spots in a top-tier Senate race in Colorad...

States Finally Taking Action to Improve Access to Critical Dental Care

Wendell Potter | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

In addition to the escalating cost of dental care, a big reason why many Americans don't get the checkups and preventive care they need is the growing shortage of dentists in the U.S. We need 6,000 new dentists to eliminate the shortage. There's little chance we'll get them, however, at least anytime soon.