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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...

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.

A Principle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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.

Ryan Grim

'Sometimes You Step On Your Whatever'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) conceded that his effort to distinguish between the money spent by Sheldon Adelson in politics and the mone...

Paul Blumenthal

Prosecutors Allege Scott Walker At Center Of Campaign Finance Criminal Conspiracy

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Prosecutors allege that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) was at the center of a criminal conspiracy to illegally coordinate the activitie...

What Were Rubio and McConnell Plotting in Secret With the Koch Brothers?

Mike Lux | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Mike Lux

We can't let these secretive billionaires with their sleazy agenda for America take our country over. We need to take on the billionaires, expose the lies behind their secretive political slush funds, and take our country back.

Koch Brothers Elicit Mixed Feelings In Their Kansas Hometown

The New York Times | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WICHITA, Kan. — In national politics, playing in Charles Koch’s arena can mean saturation advertising against vulnerable Democrats, calls for tax ...

Koch Brothers Plan Huge Spending Spree In 2014

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics

The billionaire Koch brothers and their political network are planning to spend almost $300 million during the 2014 election cycle, some of which will...

Paul Blumenthal

David Koch, Donald Trump Lead Wealthy Donors Past Now-Dead Campaign Finance Limit

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some wealthy donors have already blown past limits on campaign contributions to political parties that were voided by the Supreme Court'...

Bernie Sanders: Koch Brothers Hold Same 'Despotic' Views As In 1980

The Huffington Post | Christine Conetta | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Bernie Sanders is still fighting the influence of the Koch brothers. The Vermont Senator spoke at the screening of Robert Greenwald...

Michael McAuliff

Koch Brothers Revealed In Damning Film Exposé

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The billionaire Koch brothers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars because they don't want the government messing with Americans' ...

Christina Wilkie

Koch Brothers' Secrets Revealed In New Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles and David Koch are the unofficial standard-bearers of a new generation of billionaires, willing to spend immense sums to influen...

Reid Claims Koch Brothers Are One Of The 'Main Causes' Of Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) continued his crusade against Charles and David Koch on Wednesday, claiming that the billionaire brothers a...

Enviro Group Slams Cory Gardner As 'Too Extreme' In New Ad

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Groups independent of the likely nominees in Colorado's Senate race are running ads that question the motives of the candidates, a...

Boogeymen And Shady Deals Define Spin For Senate

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' ...

Keystone XL Review Extended, Delaying Final Decision Until After 2014 Elections

Steve Horn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Reuters and Politico broke a major story today that TransCanada's northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline will not be decided on until after the 2014 mid-term elections.

Who Are the Koch Brothers and What Do They Want?

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and political life of the nation are controlled by a handful of billionaire families.