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Koch-Linked Group Uses Dark Money To Fight Back Against Proposed Disclosure Rules

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 11.20.2014 | Politics

This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washingto...

More Lies From ALEC About Climate Change

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

If ALEC were an honest broker, it would recommend market-based solutions, like the Republican-inspired, acid rain cap-and-trade program championed by President George H.W. Bush. But that's not likely going to happen, because doing so would alienate its fossil fuel industry and trade association members.

Why Fossil Fuels Are Dirty Politics as Well as Dirty Energy

Carl Pope | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Carl Pope

Why is it that extracting coal, oil and natural gas so often ends up being at odds with the rule of law and the premises of democracy? Is Richard Berman right -- does the industry have a choice between winning dirty and losing clean?

Jon Stewart Skewers The Koch Brothers

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Media

John Stewart is not a huge fan of Koch Industries' latest round of commercials. So after the company bought advertising time "The Daily Show," Stewart...

Paul Blumenthal

Outside Money Surge Makes Kansas Senate Race Costliest In State History

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Few Senate races have seen a gush of spending like the competition in Kansas between Sen. Pat Roberts (R) and independent challenger Gre...

Google Quits ALEC, But Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell Stay Put

Elliott Negin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

When Eric Schmidt recently called out ALEC for "literally lying" about climate change and his company announced it would not renew its ALEC membership, it was just one of the conservative business lobby group's latest -- and loudest -- setbacks.

The Koch Brothers Don't Want You to Read This!

Steve Skrovan | Posted 10.14.2014 | Comedy
Steve Skrovan

For the last six weeks, my inbox has been jammed with "urgent" messages from various congressional candidates and progressive organizations. They use a number of tricks to get you to open the email.

Paul Blumenthal

Top Billionaire Campaign Donors Favor Republicans In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The wealthiest Americans are playing a larger role in politics these days, thanks to campaign finance laws loosened by the Supreme Court...

Bowling Strikes Against the Carbon Kingpins

Ralph Nader | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Ralph Nader

Despite this clear convergence on climate change, the only ones who won't agree on treating it are those who hold the most power to do so -- The United States Congress. The reason for their inaction, unsurprisingly, is tied to the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Paul Blumenthal

Koch Central Bank Freedom Partners Distributed Millions In Dark Money In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce, the central hub of the political empire of the billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch, report...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Groups That Spent Millions In 2012 Vanish In 2014

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa-based conservative nonprofit group American Future Fund released new advertisements nearly every week from the spring of 2012 t...

Ryan Grim

Koch Brothers' Real Fear Revealed In Secret Audio: Liberal Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Charles and David Koch may be annoyed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has made it his mission to elevate the billionaire industrial...

Christina Wilkie

AFL-CIO Launches 'Koch Sisters' Campaign To Counter Billionaire Brothers

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON - One of the nation's largest labor unions on Thursday launched a coordinated campaign to highlight the differences between average America...

Igor Bobic

Charles Koch Complains He And His Brother Are 'In Front Of The Firing Squad'

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

It isn't easy being a politically connected billionaire. At a private political strategy summit earlier this year, Charles Koch lamented that he and h...

Sen. McConnell Makes the Case

Miles Rapoport | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics
Miles Rapoport

Sen. Mitch McConnell, long known as a champion of big money in politics, has made a stunningly compelling case for a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress and the states to restore sensible limits on political spending. We appreciate his help and his clarity.

After Oregon Rejects Coal Export Plan, Long Beach Votes to Export Coal and PetKoch

Steve Horn | Posted 10.21.2014 | 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...

Court: Key Environmental Law Doesn't Apply to Part of Enbridge Keystone XL "Clone"

Steve Horn | Posted 10.19.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

A U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled that Enbridge's 600-mile-long Flanagan South Pipeline, a Keystone XL "clone," is legally cleared to proceed opening for business in October.

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...

Green Billionaires Club? David Vitter Owns Stock in Coal Utilities Fighting EPA Carbon Rules

Steve Horn | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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...

Kate Sheppard

Senate Candidate Gary Peters To Kochs: Come At Me, Bros

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics

DETROIT -- Conservative operatives backed by the Koch brothers aren't very big fans of Rep. Gary Peters. But that's OK, because he's not a big fan of ...

Christina Wilkie

Koch High: How The Koch Brothers Are Buying Their Way Into The Minds Of Public School Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics

Charles G. Koch, the billionaire chairman of Koch Industries, is funding a public high school course designed to turn young people into "liberty-advan...

Red States Are Way Ahead of Congress on Global Warming

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Americans across the country have been grappling with a range of severe, climate change-related weather events, including prolonged droughts, extreme precipitation, heat waves and, like Florida, coastal flooding. And majorities in both blue and red districts want federal action.

A Principle Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.09.2014 | 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.