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Koch Brothers Net Worth Soars Past $100 Billion

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch hit a milestone on Wednesday, as a $1.3 billion boost to their collective fortune sent their net worth above $100 billion, acco...

Conservatives Likely To Target Obamacare At Big Summit

Posted 04.13.2014 | Politics

By STEVE PEOPLES, The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is coming under renewed attack as some of the n...

What Shrinking Newsrooms Mean in the Age of the Koch Brothers and Billionaire Donors

Eric Boehlert | Posted 04.10.2014 | Media
Eric Boehlert

The news regarding the Star-Ledger isn't just about the challenges New Jersey's largest newspaper faces with a newsroom one-third its previous size. The larger question is what happens to newsgathering, and what happens to a democracy, when the cutbacks show no signs of abating while super-donor forces in politics exert unprecedented influence?

Paul Blumenthal

Nothing Really Compares To The Koch Political Empire

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As billionaire conservatives Charles and David Koch become a focus of Democratic Party attacks for their big spending in the 2014 electi...

XL Pipeline: Sen. Whitehouse and Rep. Waxman Question Koch Bros

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.07.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

As a writer on environmental issues, as well as a person concerned about the future of the planet, I am anxiously awaiting the decision on the XL pipe...

Supreme Court Right-Wingers Poison Majority-Rule Democracy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Squelching political corruption was the purpose of the campaign spending finance laws that the right-wing justices gutted. The spending limits shrank billionaires' ability buy politicians.

Dems Revive Familiar Tactic To Attack Kochs

The New York Times | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics

After months of wincing in the face of negative ads funded by the industrialists David and Charles Koch, Democrats believe they have finally found a w...

Amanda Terkel

Harry Reid Hit As 'Brain Dead,' 'Off His Meds' By Conservatives After Koch Criticisms

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has sure touched a nerve. In recent weeks, the soft-spoken former boxer has been aggressi...

'Green News Report' - April 3, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.03.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Startlingly blunt U.N. climate report warns window of opportunity to ac...

Amanda Terkel

Head Of GOP Campaign Committee Takes To Senate Floor To Read Charles Koch's Op-Ed

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Charles Koch's Wall Street Journal op-ed defending the millions he's thrown into the political system hit the Senate floor on Thursday, ...

Charles Koch Is Sick Of 'Collectivists' Calling Him 'Un-American'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

Charles Koch has apparently had enough of "collectivists" criticizing his "un-American" ways. In an opinion piece published online Wednesday in The...

Dark Money Fueling a Dark Agenda

Brad Woodhouse | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Brad Woodhouse

For over thirty years, the Koch agenda has remained strikingly consistent: dismantle vital government programs, protect corporate tax breaks, and rig the system for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class.

Chuck Schumer: If People Know Who The Koch Brothers Are, We're Doing Something Right

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday it isn't bad that almost half of Americans know about two of the Republican Party's biggest backers...

Sam Stein

Breaking Down Harry Reid's Latest Koch Brothers Rant

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) took to the Senate floor Tuesday morning to rip into the political machinations of Charles an...

U.S. Judge Throws Out Koch's Damages In Fake Wine Case

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

(Adds comment from Koch spokesman, paragraphs 9-10) By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - A federal judge h...

Democracy vs. Oligarchy

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

The great political struggle we now face is whether the United States retains its democratic heritage or whether we move toward an oligarchic form of society where the real political power rests with a handful of billionaires, not ordinary Americans.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch-Funded Network Jumps To Defend Billionaire Brothers Against Democratic Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A nonprofit group funded by Charles and David Koch to promote the reduction of national debt and government spending has been pressed in...

How The Koch Brothers Are Targeting The Hearts & Minds Of College Students

Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity The campus of Koch Brothers Academy spans a nation. Learn about the “role of government institu...

Sam Stein

Half The Country Doesn't Know Who The Koch Brothers Are

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half of the country has no idea who the Koch brothers are. That was the news from a George Washington University Battlegro...

Dems Plan Ad Blitz Against Koch Brothers

The New York Times | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Senate Majority PAC, a group that supports Democratic Senate candidates, is preparing a $3 million advertising campaign against Charles G. Koch and D...

Republican Offers Major Praise For Koch Brothers

Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) had high praise for the Koch brothers while speaking at a town hall event at Blanchard Elementary in Shreveport, Louisiana o...

This Is Who Controls The Koch Brothers' Political Network

ProPublica | Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer | Posted 03.17.2014 | Politics

Libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were among the first to grasp the political potential of social welfare groups and trade assoc...

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Brothers Are Outspent By A Labor Force Millions Of Times Their Size, But...

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Senate Democrats build campaign attacks tying the political agenda of Charles and David Koch to Republican candidates, conservatives...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid To The Kochs: Come At Me, Bros

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he's not afraid of the big, bad Koch brothers, and he'll do his damnedest to reveal them...

The Richest People In The World

Forbes | Kerry A. Dolan and Luisa Kroll | Posted 03.03.2014 | Business

Forbes: The ranks of the world’s billionaires continue to scale new heights–and stretch to new corners of the world. Our global wealth team found ...