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Best Koch Brothers TV Expose Yet: Al Jazeera -- People and Power (VIDEO)

Kert Davies | Posted 01.01.2012 | Green
Kert Davies

"People and Power" on Al Jazeera has been working for months on the Koch Brothers expose. It premiered last night and is the best TV story of the Kochs thus far.

Blowback: The Failure of Cain Cool

Shawn Lawrence Otto | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Shawn Lawrence Otto

Herman Cain's new ad is all the talk today. Mark Block, fresh from the Wisconson branch of the Koch-family-funded Americans for Prosperity Tea Party astroturfer, makes smoking into an anti-government act of defiance.

What Distinguishes Occupy Wall Street From the Tea Party? Follow the Money

Asher Smith | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Asher Smith

Similarities between the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street certainly exist on a micro level -- but they are hardly big-picture.

Stopping Obama From Ignoring You and Bypassing Congress to Radically Transform America

John Hawkins | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
John Hawkins

Phil Kerpen is the vice president for policy at Americans for Prosperity. This week, I had an opportunity to do a short interview with Phil about his ...

Herman Cain Has Extensive Ties To Powerful Koch Group

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who...

Tea Party Groups Cash In Big Time

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

If you've got fundraising muscle, it pays to be tea party. That's the takeaway from recently released financial reports for five of the biggest con...

Stunning Koch Hypocrisy Exposed

The Nation | Yasha Levine and Mark Ames | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

There's right-wing hypocrisy, and then there's this: Charles Koch, billionaire patron of free-market libertarianism, privately championed the benefits...

A Grass Root's Win in Wisconsin

Jim Worth | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Jim Worth

The recall elections, though described as a waste of time by Governor Scott Walker, was democracy in action, exactly the political battles our founder's envisioned.

Why Didn't Americans for Prosperity Love Our Video?

Robert Greenwald | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

The Koch brothers -- founders of the Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity -- were the subject of our latest investigative video, "Why Do the Koch ...

Why Was Obama Missing-in-Action in Wisconsin?

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Had Obama gone to Wisconsin and campaigned, or even made a few public statements endorsing the Democrats seeking to unseat six of Walker's right-wing allies, the liberal Democrats might have turned a narrow defeat into a spectacular unprecedented victory.

Republican Rift: Big Business vs. Tea Party

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.09.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The tension between the two wings of the GOP rose to the surface during the recent battle over the debt ceiling, which then exploded into a war of words between former Republican Senator Alan Simpson and Grover Norquist, head of the right-wing outfit, Americans for Tax Reform.

Paige Lavender

Watch: Progressive Groups Run New Ads In Wisconsin Recall Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three progressive groups are set to launch a six-figure television ad buy in the days leading up to the eight remaining Wisconsin state ...

Paige Lavender

Koch-Backed Group Accused Of Voter Suppression In Wisconsin Recall Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paige Lavender | Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, has been accused of attempting to suppress De...

Teen Intern Takes Aim At Koch Brothers, Citizens United Case

Buffalo Grove, IL Patch | Steve Sadin | Email the Author | June 21, 2011 | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

When a member of Rep. Robert Dold's (R-Kenilworth) staff asked for "two more questions" toward the end of an Americans for Prosperity (AFP) Town Hall ...

Oil Companies to Americans: "News Flash: Gas Prices Are High!"

Marge Baker | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Marge Baker

Despite the oil industry's attempts to steer the public's frustration to a few predictable scapegoats, the facts simply don't support our continued coddling of the world's most profitable industry.

Amanda Terkel

Activists Gear Up For Wisconsin Recalls

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Wisconsin was a central theme at the dueling conservative and progressive conferences for online activists here, with both sides...

How Conservative Groups Are Leveraging Talk Radio Hosts For Influence

Politico | Kenneth P. Vogel & Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics

If you're a regular listener of Glenn Beck's radio show and you wanted to contribute to a political group that would advance the populist conservative...

Amanda Terkel

Sarah Palin Headed To Wisconsin

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sarah Palin is heading to Wisconsin this weekend to address a Tea Party rally at the state Capitol, a site that has more recently hosted...

Scott Walker is Trying to Sell Wisconsin

Eric Brunsell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Eric Brunsell

The controversy in Wisconsin is about breaking the back of labor unions. This is about vilifying and silencing public workers. This is about selling Wisconsin.

'Anonymous' Hackers Take Down Koch-Backed Conservative Website

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

'Anonymous,' the group of online hacker activists that rose to prominence for laying cyber siege to a number of parties who opposed WikiLeaks, has lau...

Sarah Palin To Wisconsin Protesters: You're Fighting 'The Wrong Fight'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — Sarah Palin says union members protesting Wisconsin Republicans' plan to help balance the state's budget by cutting collective b...

Who Wants to Cash in on Gutting the Clean Air Act?

Liz Butler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz Butler

All of us who care about stopping climate change pollution need to stand together and say no. No, you cannot buy our democracy; no, you cannot pollute our air; and no, you cannot overpower us with money.

Koch Brothers To Host Gathering Of Right-Wing Billionaires At Palm Springs Resort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch are hosting their bi-annual secret gathering of right-wing billionaires at the Rancho Mirage Resort in Pal...

David Koch: "There's Some Extremists" in the Tea Party, but Mostly "Normal People Like Us"

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan DeMelle

Yes folks, David Koch is just a normal person, like us. In fact he's exactly like all the other "normal people" with an estimated worth of $21.5 billion.

Stupid Politics From a Smart Administration

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The Democratic Party lost its spine the moment it decided to cash in on corporate political money. If we don't reverse Citizens United and get the money out of our political system, progressive causes don't stand a chance.