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Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell Paid For Koch Group Meeting Shortly Before Blitz Of Pro-GOP Senate Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In June, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a break from the campaign trail to address a conference held in Dana Point,...

How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans and How Do They Use Their Money?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 10.27.2014 | Money
Lawrence Wittner

Not surprisingly, economic inequality is growing in the United States. From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation, inflation-adjusted, grew by 937 percent, while the typical worker's compensation over that same period grew by only 10 percent.

Paul Blumenthal

Outside Money Surge Makes Kansas Senate Race Costliest In State History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few Senate races have seen a gush of spending like the competition in Kansas between Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and independent challenger Gre...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Fund Group That Contradicts Their Ideology

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Despite their stated support for both personal and economic libertarianism, billionaires Charles and David Koch are sending funds throug...

Paul Blumenthal

Karl Rove Sends Out The Billionaire Bat-Signal -- And They Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Billionaires are rushing to the aid of Republicans in the homestretch of the 2014 elections with a massive super PAC infusion after a pl...

Paul Blumenthal

Senate Candidates Actually Debate The Insidious Influence Of Money In Politics

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The influence of money in politics was long treated as a side issue during the campaign season. But this year, in at least a half-dozen ...

An Open Letter to the Koch Brothers

'The Koch Sisters' | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
'The Koch Sisters'

Like many who are attuned to politics in America today, we're well aware of the enormous sums of money you spend to influence both politics and policy. You obviously have some very strong beliefs, but we, and countless other Americans just don't understand where you're coming from.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Reveal A Small Slice Of Their Political Donations

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles and David Koch have finally disclosed at least a small portion of the large contributions given to their political empire. Accor...

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...

The Koch Brothers Don't Want You to Read This!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 10.14.2014 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

For the last six weeks, my inbox has been jammed with "urgent" messages from various congressional candidates and progressive organizations. They use a number of tricks to get you to open the email.

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 ...

Higher Learning

D. R. Tucker | Posted 10.08.2014 | Education
D. R. Tucker

Koch brainwashing is still continuing at too many universities across the United States, and UnKoch My Campus is pushing back against such perversity. They deserve support. The brutal billionaires who scorn science and disparage democracy don't.

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

Paul Blumenthal

Where Billionaires Are Placing Bets In This Year's Elections

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Democratic Party works to hold control of the U.S. Senate for the final two years of Barack Obama's presidency, a key strategy fo...

Inside The Koch Brothers' Toxic Empire

Rolling Stone | Tim Dickinson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

Together, Charles and David Koch control one of the world's largest fortunes, which they are using to buy up our political system. But what they don't...

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...

Koch Foundation Funded FSU, But At A Big Cost

Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.15.2014 | College

In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came w...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrial...

Christina Wilkie

AFL-CIO Launches 'Koch Sisters' Campaign To Counter Billionaire Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - One of the nation's largest labor unions on Thursday launched a coordinated campaign to highlight the differences between average America...

The 47 Percent on Steroids, With a Hit of Koch

Mike Lux | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

The fact is, the things said on these tapes are far more blunt than Romney in his 47 percent moment. This is crazy stuff, folks, and the politicians who were partying with these extremists ought to be held to account.

Igor Bobic

Charles Koch Complains He And His Brother Are 'In Front Of The Firing Squad'

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

It isn't easy being a politically connected billionaire. At a private political strategy summit earlier this year, Charles Koch lamented that he and h...

Lauren Windsor

Top Koch Strategist Argues The Minimum Wage Leads Directly To Fascism

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Windsor | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

At a political strategy summit hosted on June 16 by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch, Richard Fink, their top political strategist...

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...