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Jason Linkins

Anyone Who Fact Checks This Obamacare Attack Ad Hates Cancer Patients, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

Big news from the war on fact checking today, folks. About a week ago, Americans for Prosperity (AFP) launched an attack ad against Rep. Gary Peters (...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Anti-Obamacare Ads Feature Republican Activists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity launched a six-figure ad campaign in New Hampshire Monday starring two women who lost their health care plans d...

The Democrats' Koch Problem

Doug Thornell | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
Doug Thornell

With less than seven months until the midterm elections, the biggest challenge Democrats face isn't the Affordable Care Act or the President's popularity, it's the millions of dollars being spent by the Koch brothers' financed groups, most notably Americans for Prosperity.

Ashley Woods

Attack Ad May Actually Expose Obamacare Success Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

The conservative nonprofit Americans for Prosperity, which counts the Koch Brothers among its backers, recently poured a million dollars into TV, radi...

Koch-Backed Group Pulls Ads In Alaska

Alaska Dispatch | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative national group backed by the wealthy Koch brothers, last week suddenly yanked more than $100,000 worth of p...

Koch Brothers-Backed Ad Uses Paid Actors To Attack Mary Landrieu

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.14.2014 | Politics

The conservative nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is backed by the Koch Brothers, released an ad Wednesday attacking Sen. Mary La...

A Midwest Republican Senator Crusades Against the Corruption of Money in Politics

Carl Gibson | Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

Dale Schultz, a Republican state senator from Richland Center, Wis., has held his seat for 23 years, and served in the state assembly for 10 years before that. Now, Schultz has announced he won't be seeking re-election, citing the rise of dark money in politics in the wake of Citizens United.

'Daily Show' Investigates Koch Bros. Latest Sleaze

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 02.06.2014 | Comedy

"It was kind of like being endorsed by Charles Manson." That's how City Councilman Chris Turner of Coralville, Iowa described the support of the Ko...

Large Sums Of Outside Money Heading To Florida Special Election

AP | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Need proof outside money is going to matter in this year's elections? Just look at spending this week. Republicans are sending al...

Obama Linked To Stalin In Facebook Ad For Conservatives' Event

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

Publicity for an event sponsored by the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity served up a blunt Obama-is-a-communist message over the weekend,...

America's Entitlement Society - Populated by Corporate Executives

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.22.2014 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

In West Virginia after a cavalier chemical company poisoned the drinking water of 300,000 people, the corporate-hugging, right-wing extremist group Americans for the Prosperous congratulated itself for doling out bottled water one day.

Democratic PAC Fires Back At Koch Brothers Over 'Deceptive' Ads

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

A barrage of ads from the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity attacking two Arizona Democratic representatives were answered Thursday by a P...

Ashley Woods

Koch Brothers Group Boosts Michigan Republican's Senate Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Michigan's U.S. Senate race is quickly becoming one of 2014's most critical contests, and the Koch brothers' dark money group, Americans fo...

Republican Bid To Flip Ron Barber's House Seat Just Got A Bit Easier

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Former talk-radio host and horse-racing official Ed Martin dropped out of the race for Rep. Ron Barber’s (D-Ariz.) seat on Friday, according to the ...

Kate Sheppard

In Ironic Twist, Deregulation Group Solicits Aid For West Virginia

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Hundreds of thousands of West Virginians have been without access to clean tap water for five days now, following a chemical spill in the Elk River. T...

Koch-Funded Group Ditches New Mexico Amid Spending Blitz

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, is pulling out of New Mexico amid the rollout of a multi-milli...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups Have Already Spent Way More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dark money flowed freely in 2013 and into the new year as social welfare nonprofits and corporate trade associations -- groups that are ...

Koch-Funded Group Launches New Assault On Obamacare

Reuters | Gabriel Debenedetti | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Conservative activists opposed to President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul started a new assault on the Affordable...

Koch Brothers Launch $2.5 Million Ad Blitz Against Democrats, Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative group backed by the Koch brothers, unveiled a TV ad blitz Thursday attacking vulnerable Senate Democrats ov...

Koch Brothers Hit Democrats On Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, released a pair of TV ads Thursday that seize on the flawed rol...

Sabrina Siddiqui

John Boehner To Conservative Groups: Are You Kidding Me?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) assailed conservative groups Thursday for opposing the latest budget deal, saying they had crossed a...

Luke Johnson

Boehner Slams 'Ridiculous' Move By Conservative Groups

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took a hard swing Wednesday at conservative groups opposing the newly announced bipartisan budget de...

The Koch Brothers Are Still Trying to Break Wind

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.04.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

The Koch brothers have turned loose their network of advocacy groups, think tanks and Capitol Hill friends to kill a key federal tax break for the wind industry, despite the fact that the oil and gas industry has been getting four times more in tax breaks and subsidies annually since 1918.

Koch Brothers Use Actress To Portray Disgruntled Voter In Mark Begich Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, released an attack ad on Wednesday criticizing Se...

'Dark Money' Groups Give Big to Similar Nonprofits

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

New IRS tax returns shed light on hefty spending by key nonprofit groups -- and the disclosures also show that some of the money raised by these groups, which aren't required to reveal their donors, are sharing money with other groups that don't reveal their donors.