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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.

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money, Independent Groups Dominating Ad War In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Independent groups, especially those supporting the Republican Party, are dominating the air wars ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, a...

Enviro Group Slams Cory Gardner As 'Too Extreme' In New Ad

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups independent of the likely nominees in Colorado's Senate race are running ads that question the motives of the candidates, a...

Koch Brother's Group Wipes Cliven Bundy Support From Social Media Accounts

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity Nevada, the state affiliate of the Koch Brothers-backed group, appears to have hastily deleted social media pos...

Families Of Aurora Shooting Victims Call Out Koch-Backed Group For Insensitive Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

A group backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch has agreed to adjust an ad featuring President Barack Obama and Sen. Mark Udall (D-C...

West Virginia Secretary Of State Accuses Koch-Backed Group Of 'Misleading' Voters

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

West Virginia Secretary of State Natalie Tennant attacked Americans for Prosperity, a conservative nonprofit backed by billionaires Charles and David ...

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...

Coming to a TV Near You: Misleading Advertising on Affordable Care Act

Bob Semro | Posted 06.16.2014 | Denver
Bob Semro

Midterm elections are seven months away, but we're already seeing political ads targeting the Affordable Care Act and legislators who supported it. Americans for Prosperity, an organization that opposes the ACA, is running one such ad in a number of states, including Colorado.

Charles Koch Wonders Why People Don't Appreciate Him. Really.

David Paul | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
David Paul

As much as Koch imagines himself a herald of liberty and a "free society," his politics have been just one more uninspiring assault on the poor and the middle class. And that is Koch's Achilles heal.

Schumer: 'I Don't Feel Sorry' For The Kochs

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is again defending Democrats' recent attacks on Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers who have spent millions b...

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.06.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer on environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the XL pipe...

Charles Koch Is Sick Of 'Collectivists' Calling Him 'Un-American'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Charles Koch has apparently had enough of "collectivists" criticizing his "un-American" ways. In an opinion piece published online Wednesday in The...

Dark Money Fueling a Dark Agenda

Brad Woodhouse | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Brad Woodhouse

For over thirty years, the Koch agenda has remained strikingly consistent: dismantle vital government programs, protect corporate tax breaks, and rig the system for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

Chuck Schumer: If People Know Who The Koch Brothers Are, We're Doing Something Right

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday it isn't bad that almost half of Americans know about two of the Republican Party's biggest backers...

Misleading Anti-Obamacare Message Explored

Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Americans for Prosperity’s latest anecdotal TV ad attacking the Affordable Care Act fea...

Michael McAuliff

Koch Brothers Ad Warns A Trucker Is Confused About Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

After a number of ads run by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity have been hammered for making false charges against Obamacare, the outf...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch-Funded Network Jumps To Defend Billionaire Brothers Against Democratic Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A nonprofit group funded by Charles and David Koch to promote the reduction of national debt and government spending has been pressed in...

New Meme Emerging for Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.26.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It used to feel naive to talk openly about your actions to mitigate climate change. "It's all meaningless" would be the response. Watch now as the questions change from "What can be done?" to "What is being done... and what are you doing?"

The New Billionaire Political Bosses

Robert Reich | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

In using their vast wealth to change those rules and laws in order to fit their political views, the Koch brothers are undermining our democracy. That's a betrayal of the most precious thing Americans share.

Another Obamacare 'Victim' Ad Debunked

The Washington Post | Greg Sargent | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics

Another day, another Obamacare “victim” ad from Americans for Prosperity shown to be a pack of nonsense....

We Call the ACA 'Thom TillisCare' in North Carolina

Brian LaSorsa | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Brian LaSorsa

Politicos have been tracking the U.S. Senate race in North Carolina like a pack of wild animals. And I don't blame them. Between Kay Hagan's increasi...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers' Cash Reigns Supreme In The Battles Of 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats appear to be winning the fundraising race at nearly every turn in Senate contests and doing well enough at the House level thi...