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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...

John Celock

GOP Official Would Implement Campaign Finance Reform 'When Pigs Fly'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

Kansas' Republican secretary of state is considered unlikely to implement new campaign finance regulations to force disclosure of secret campaign mone...

The Koch Brothers Are My Brothers

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If I ever run into Charles (MIT 1957) or David (MIT 1962) at one of their regular Palm Springs get-togethers for the ultra-conservative wing of the .001 percent, I'll make sure to give them the secret handshake, quietly mutter "Phi Kai Phi" and sing a few refrains of one of the fraternity's drinking songs.

Tea Partier Makes Shocking Obamacare Comparison

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

During an Americans for Prosperity rally on Thursday, New Hampshire state Rep. Bill O'Brien (R) compared the Affordable Care Act to the Fugitive Slave...

Is 'Julie' the Daughter of 'Harry and Louise'?

Wendell Potter | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Watching Americans for Prosperity's new anti-Obamacare advertisement here in Ohio -- one of the first states it's being aired -- took me back 20 years. Almost exactly 20 years, in fact.

Republicans Love Lucy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP retains a 1950s I Love Lucy caricature of women because the party doesn't listen to women. The party doesn't hear women's voices. Literally.

Koch-Backed Group Hurls False Assumptions On Obamacare

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. An ad from a conservative advocacy group attacks the federal health care law by asking misl...

Should You Believe the Koch Brothers About Obamacare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

No more denying you coverage because you had a visit to the doctor when you were younger. No more limits on annual expenses or lifetime caps. No more dropping you from your parents' plan when you turned 19. No more charging for preventive services.

Koch-Owned Group May Have Used Misleading Figures In Solar Energy Fight

AP | By RAY HENRY | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

ATLANTA (AP) — A political group founded by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch wants Georgia's utility regulators to reject a plan requirin...

Koch-Financed Group To Run Aggressive Anti-Obamacare TV Ads

The New York Times | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Though many of its rules will not take effect for months, President Obama’s health care law is already the subject of an aggressive a...

Tea Party Candidate: Young People Have Been 'Indoctrinated'

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

The front-runner for the Republican nomination for New Jersey's open U.S. Senate seat told a tea party audience Monday that young voters were "indoctr...

Report: Koch Pledge Helped Kill Climate Legislation

Lucia Graves | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics

When President Obama rolled out his climate strategy last week, he made a point to sidestep Congress and take executive action -- and with good reason...

Paul Blumenthal

These Ads Have A Hidden Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When FWD.us, the lobby group founded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, launched its first foray into issue advocacy to support im...

Big Money Finds Way To Court Races

Center for Public Integrity | Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics

CORRECTION -- 6/14: An earlier version of this story reported that Carrie Severino, chief counsel to the Judicial Crisis Network, had said that the Ju...

FrackNation: The Koch Industries' Astroturf Ties That Bind

Steve Horn | Posted 08.04.2013 | Green
Steve Horn

Who bankrolled it and are the screenings and is the tour really a grassroots endeavor? It might seem that way based on its marketing, but as Jean de La Fontaine once said, "Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance."

John Celock

GOP Lawmakers Approve Tax Plan After Contentious Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature approved a permanent sales tax hike in the early morning hours Sunday, as part of a plan to replace the s...

In 2014 Elections, Republicans Must Decide How To Use Obama

The New York Times | Jeremy Peters | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — His name won’t be on any ballot in 2014. Or ever again, for that matter. But plenty of Republicans are still eager to wage a midte...

Norquist, Koch-Backed Groups' Unusual Support Revealed

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc. last year helped fund several of the nation’s most politically active — and secretive — nonprofit organizat...

Lucia Graves

Climate Activists Target Missouri Congresswoman

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.30.2013 | Green

The Sierra Club has joined with Organizing For Action, an Obama-allied nonprofit group, to organize constituents of Rep. Ann Wagner to protest on Wedn...

Tea Party Attack On GOP Lawmaker Takes Bizarre Turn

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

A tea party leader's increased attacks on a Republican state senator in Oklahoma have resulted in the failure of a bill that would have banned the Uni...

Koch-Founded Group: Sequestration Will Help Economy

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative advocacy group founded by the Koch brothers, says that lawmakers should be commended for doing nothing to pre...

Koch Brothers' Political Network Has Major Shakeup Following Big Loss

Politico | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

The Koch brothers’ political network spent hundreds of millions to win the White House and the Senate — and came up empty....

Study Confirms Tea Party Was Created by Big Tobacco and Billionaire Koch Brothers

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene.

Tea Party Ally Considering Challenge To Christie's Reelection

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) could find himself with a Tea Party challenger in his bid for a second term this year. Former Atlantic County F...

Is Losing The New GOP Strategy?

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

Now why, you might ask, would Republicans tolerate the passage of a bill they overwhelmingly oppose? They didn’t have to pass it — they could have...