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Charles Koch

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Obamacare Won't Be Repealed Until At Least 2017, Koch-Backed Group Privately Admits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...

Kate Sheppard

Charles Koch Linked To Creation Of Nonprofit Defender Of Fossil Fuels: Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Documents uncovered by Republic Report link billionaire Charles Koch to the formation of a nonprofit that would later become the Institu...

Sam Stein

Top Official For GOP Governors Praised Their Strong Partnership With Koch Network

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the top officials responsible for electing Republican governors this November lauded the partnership between his organization and...

Sam Stein

At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David K...

Overseeing Koch Profits: The Roots of David Vitter's Green Billionaires Club Report

Steve Horn | Posted 08.29.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A DeSmogBlog investigation reveals that Kristina Moore, the Senate staffer listed as the author of U.S. Sen. David Vitter's (R-La.) "green billionaire's club" report published by the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on July 30, has career roots tracing back to the Koch Brothers' right-wing machine.

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 08.21.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogJust a day after the Oregon Department of State Lands shot down a proposal to export 8.8 million tons per year of coa...

Inside The Kochs' Plan To Beat Harry Reid

Politico | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Harry Reid’s reelection is more than two years off, but the Koch brothers’ political machine is already methodically laying the groundwork that wi...

Christina Wilkie

Koch Brothers' Toxic Legacy Detailed In New Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A report released Friday by a top Democratic political research group details what it calls a "legacy" of layoffs and environmental dama...

Samantha Lachman

How The Kochs Are Organizing Against Your Local Zoo, Transit And School Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though the network of conservative groups funded by billionaires Charles and David Koch are better known for spending millions on top-ti...

New Koch, Same as the Old Koch

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Don't be fooled by the recent USA Today column in which Charles Koch, a man who made billions while trampling workers' rights, shares his supposed deep concern for working families, young people and the disadvantaged.

Koch Brothers Reach Out To Key Group

AP | WILL WEISSERT and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health ch...

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 08.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Critics of the report say it is propaganda designed to skewer the Obama EPA and environmental philanthropists for "conspiring to help the environment."

Christina Wilkie

Charles Koch Hijacks Martin Luther King Jr. To Pitch His Vision For America

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative billionaire Charles G. Koch laid out his prescription for reviving the American economy on Wednesday in an op-ed published ...

Koch-Backed Group Vastly Understated Its Election Spending

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

By Michael Beckel Center for Public Integrity This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonp...

Zach Carter

Koch Brothers Throw More Money Behind Long-Shot GOP Senate Challenger

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Koch brothers are making a big push for long-shot Republican Senate hopeful Monica Wehby, increasing their advertising spending on b...

The Koch Brothers' Agenda and the Real War at Home

Lisa Graves | Posted 07.25.2014 | Politics
Lisa Graves

Two of the richest men in the entire world are plotting to dominate our elections this fall, from congressional races to school board seats.

Christina Wilkie

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advan...

A Principle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

Last month, United Negro College Fund President Michael Lomax announced that his organization has received a $25-million grant from the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, who also fund efforts to suppress voters' rights and workers' rights. I sent the following letter to Lomax on July 8.