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Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Concentrates In Small Number of Pivotal 2014 Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As independent spending by nonprofit groups that fail to disclose their donors approaches $200 million in the 2014 midterm elections, it...

Climate Change Emerging as Hot Topic in Key Senate Races

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The issue of climate change has emerged in nearly every Senate race this election season. Candidates are discussing it, debate moderators are asking about it, and journalists are covering it.

Koch Brothers' Americans for Prosperity Ramps Up For Midterms And Beyond

AP | By MICHAEL J. MISHAK and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Over scrambled eggs and croquettes, Andres Malave gave a last-minute pep talk to about a dozen volunteers in a Cuban restaurant before ...

Mysterious Political Ads Flood Kansas Airwaves

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Political advertisers are a mystery in Kansas more than in any other state. Kansas has seen the greatest number of ...

Burn the American Flag! Or Not...

Steve Nelson | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Steve Nelson

Patriotism is a complex notion. Liberty and justice for all is a hollow slogan to the descendants of slavery, who are still disproportionately in literal or economic shackles, suffering from the ongoing repression of systemic racism.

Samantha Lachman

Group With Ties To Kochs Mails Out Incorrect Voter Registration Info To... A Cat?

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

A conservative group with financial and political ties to the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch sent hundreds of North Carolina voters -- an...

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

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 ...

Sam Stein

Obamacare Won't Be Repealed Until At Least 2017, Koch-Backed Group Privately Admits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's no secret that Republicans are finding Obamacare less useful as a political cudgel in the midterm elections than they'd hoped. T...

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 09.24.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.14.2014 | 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.