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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...

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-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...

Good News For Koch Brothers' Group

Center For Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel June 20, 2013 This story was originally published by The Center for Public Int...

New York's $19.5-Billion Climate Adaptation Plan Includes Protections For Fossil Fuels

Brad Johnson | Posted 08.11.2013 | New York
Brad Johnson

An especially welcome component of the plan is a $1.2 billion program "to encourage all vulnerable property owners to make additional flood-protection improvements to their properties," not just those mandated to own federal flood insurance. Unfortunately, there are major flaws.

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.

How Far Did PBS Go To Avoid Offending A Sponsor?

The New Yorker | Jane Mayer | Posted 05.20.2013 | Media

PBS has standards for "editorial integrity," and its guidelines state that "member stations are responsible for shielding the creative and editorial p...

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...

The Movie Exxon and the Koch Brothers Hope You Don't See

Kert Davies | Posted 05.11.2013 | Green
Kert Davies

The long legacy of denial and deception by the legion of fossil doom will never be erased. They know who they are. We know exactly who they are. And we know exactly they have done. Greedy Lying Bastards is the most complete telling of this story to date.

Koch Brothers' Political Network Has Major Shakeup Following Big Loss

Politico | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics

The Koch brothers’ political network spent hundreds of millions to win the White House and the Senate — and came up empty....

Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Paul AbowdThe Center for Public IntegrityIn 2009, a network of online media outlets began popping up in state capitals across the nation, each co...

The Koch Brothers Would Like To Wish You A 'Merry Taxmas'

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business

The holiday season is a time for giving. It's also apparently a time to make demands about fiscal policy and then spread them around to all your frien...

Wake up Boehner, John. Morning Bells Are Ringing: The Dems Won

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The vast majority of Americans are willing to do their part to support their country. And they expect no special exemption from that responsibility for the nation's richest. They sent that message Tuesday through their ballot choices. John Boehner must have snoozed through that missive.

GOP Groups Spill Secrets To Avoid Fail

Politico | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

For two years, outside money was a secretive game, with deep-pocketed conservative groups refusing to detail their methods or strategies -- let alone ...

Walker's New Koch Connection

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) is slated to be the "special guest" at a New York Republican Party fundraiser co-hosted by billionaire David Koch next...

Koch Brothers: We're Victims

Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Robert Greenwald and Jesse Lava

In the wake of Mitt Romney's griping that 47 percent of the country is mooching off rich folks like him, Charles and David Koch are now suggesting that they, too, are victims.