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Charles Koch

Koch Brothers, Adelson Face Off Over GOP Convention

www.washingtonpost.com | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

No one gave more money to Republican and conservative causes in the 2012 election cycle than Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire casino magnate, and Char...

The Kochs Don't Realize That They Are, Singlehandedly, Paving the Way to Single Payer

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Instead of the Affordable Care Act becoming President Obama's Waterloo, the Kochs' war against it may turn out to be their Iraq. Who, after all, believes Bush actually intended to strengthen Iran and the Shia?

Exile's Return to American Health Care

Beth Arnold | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Beth Arnold

As someone who has lived where getting health care isn't a nightmare, I know that what the Republicans and tea party really fear is that Americans are going to discover how wonderful it is.

Peter H. Stone

'Wizard' Behind Kochs' Donor Network Now On The Outs

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics

In 2009, as conservative consultant Sean Noble was poised to launch the Center to Protect Patient Rights, an Arizona-based advocacy group, he was invi...

Paul Blumenthal

Small-Business Lobby Linked To Billionaire Koch Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Federation of Independent Business received a $500,000 contribution from a group funded by the daisy chain of conservative ...

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...

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.

Koch Group's Spending Hits Record Levels

Center For Public Integrity | Adam Wollner | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

By Adam Wollner Center for Public Integrity The political action committee of Koch Industries — the energy and chemicals company led by billiona...

Koch-Funded Climate Contrarians Make Mischief on Capitol Hill

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

With Congress about to head out of town for its summer recess, a Washington-based think tank is ramping up a campaign to foil any attempts to institute a tax on carbon emissions.

State Grand Jury Probes Koch-Backed Effort, Shady Groups

The Daily Beast | Peter H. Stone | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A grand jury is now involved in a high-stakes California probe that is looking into whether a PAC and three so-called dark-money groups—including on...

Charles Koch's Latest Assault On Low-Income Americans

Huffington Post | David Winograd | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business

If you earn $34,000, that puts you in the wealthiest 1 percent of the world, according to the Charles Koch Foundation. That's one of many assertion...

Koch Brother Launches New Campaign

AP | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. -- Wealthy businessman Charles Koch has launched a $200,000 ad campaign in Wichita focused on political and economic issues. The chairm...

Charles Koch: Tribune Newspaper Bid Is 'Possible'

Posted 07.10.2013 | Media

In his first public statement about the Tribune Company newspapers, Charles Koch said in an interview published Tuesday that "it's possible" that his ...

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...

Mark Gongloff

The Koch Brothers Want You To Think Of Them As Warren Buffett

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business

Charles and David Koch want to be Warren Buffett, apparently. And who doesn't? But though they share some similarities with the investment icon, the K...

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...

How the Kochs Are Buying Silence -- Without Spending a Dime

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Koch's billions are a formidable political weapon, even without owning any influential newspapers. Thanks to Citizens United, it's a more powerful weapon than ever, and we know it's having an impact even when they don't choose to deploy them.

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...

'Dewey Defeats Truman'

Jerry Waxman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media
Jerry Waxman

Florida Watch Action head Amy Ritter is quite upset about the possibility of a Koch takeover of the Orlando Sentinel and organized a protest Thursday, May 15, at the newspaper's offices. Approximately 30 sign-waving protesters showed up.

Koch Bro. Linked To Big Publication

NSFWCorp | Yasha Levine | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

Our story begins late last week when I got a tweet from @AlphaInvictus telling me to go check ...

ALEC's War on Workers

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

They are trying to destroy safeguards that protect us from harm and ensure that we have a voice in our state capitals. That's why it is critical that our legislators hear a diversity of voices. If they don't, ALEC and its friends in big business will push through their agenda at our expense.

Peter H. Stone

Koch Brothers Form Shadowy New Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The sprawling conservative network backed by the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is being overhauled, with some key Koch ope...

Media Bombshell: Koch Brothers To Dictate Radical Changes at LA Times

Mark Steinberg | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

A document obtained today by this reporter reveals that right-wing Texas billionaire brothers Charles and Bill Koch, rumored for months to be planning a takeover of the venerable Los Angeles Times, are secretly detailing changes they intend to make after they assume control.

What Some of History's Most Iconic Headlines Would Look Like If the Koch Brothers Ran Newspapers

Dan Treadway | Posted 06.23.2013 | Comedy
Dan Treadway

As of now the Koch brothers are considered by some to be the frontrunners to purchase the Tribune papers. In this spirit, I thought it might be fun (and quite depressing) to explore how a Koch-run newspaper might have presented some of the most iconic news events in modern history.

Koch Brothers Eye Huge Newspaper Buy

The New York Times | Posted 06.20.2013 | Media

Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy p...