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Koch-Backed Group's Efforts May Have Backfired

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A powerful interest group's aggressive efforts to sway a normally sleepy city election in Iowa may ha...

Koch-Backed Group Injects Itself Into Small Town Races

The New York Times | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

CORALVILLE, Iowa — Election seasons in this small eastern Iowa town are usually cordial affairs. But this year, a group backed by the billionaire Ko...

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?

Harvard's Silence on Climate Change: Donor Savvy or Bad Strategy?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 12.23.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It seems Harvard's anti-divestment decision might be simply put, a practical fund-raising strategy. But the school is missing even bigger opportunities.

Why Is WGBH Legitimizing David Koch's Climate Change Denial?

Daniel Souweine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Daniel Souweine

The issue of Koch being on the board is not what he does to WGBH and its programming, but what they are doing for him.

Kate Sheppard

Activists Slam David Koch's Public TV Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

An environmental activist group wants Boston's public television and radio affiliate to bump billionaire conservative donor David Koch from its board ...

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.

Buffoonery on the Brink

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The brinkmanship in Washington is getting a little heady, so let's summarize: The thug from Texas by way of Princeton and Harvard says to The Worst Pr...

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...

How The Tea Party Got Played For Suckers

Salon | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics

On Election Day, November 2, 2010, more than eight million Americans voted for congressional candidates who claimed to represent the Tea Party and its...

Koch Brother Donates Big Money To Mayoral Candidate

Posted 09.04.2013 | New York

A political action committee organized to support Republican candidate Joe Lhota in the upcoming New York City mayoral race is being backed by Tea Par...

Koch Weighs In On Syria Crisis

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

Billioniaire David Koch weighed in on the situation in Syria on Friday, saying it would be "dead wrong" for the United States to take military action....

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...

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.