‘Dr. Evil’ fuels dogfight between AKC, Humane Society

By John Dunbar and Erin Quinn

Public relations pro, food industry behind website, ads blasting Humane Society.

Excerpts from this story referencing "senior vice president":

"… uarters in Raleigh, N.C., one of the presenters was Sarah Longwell, a senior vice president of Berman and Co. She talked about Humanewatch.org and how to handle anima …"

Top politics investigations from 2013

By The Center for Public Integrity

In case you missed it, here are some of our favorite politics investigations from 2013.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity":

"… Donors Trust lets donors fly 'totally under the radar' Ever heard of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity? In 2011, 95 percent of the Franklin Center's revenue came from a charity …"

Secret court judge attended expenses-paid terrorism seminar

By Chris Young

Secret court member embroiled in phone records controversy attended expenses-paid terrorism seminar.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Security Agency":

"… rict Judge Roger Vinson, who signed an order requiring Verizon to give the National Security Agency telephone records for tens of millions of American customers, attended an …"

Corporations, pro-business nonprofits foot bill for judicial seminars

By Chris Young, Reity O'Brien and Andrea Fuller

Corporations and conservative foundations are top sponsors of judicial junkets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New York University":

"… “It’s the funders that create the problem,” says Stephen Gillers, a New York University law professor who specializes in legal ethics. “The money comes from int …"

Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

By Dave Levinthal

Proposed gift from Koch foundation to Florida State University in 2007 came with strings attached.

Koch-funded think tank offers schools course in libertarianism

By Chris Young

Koch-backed think tank wants to educate young minds on the benefits of the free-market system.

Kochs put a happy face on free enterprise

By Chris Young

Initiative spearheaded by billionaire brothers paints positive portrait of free-market system.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas":

"… y William Inboden, a professor of public affairs at the University of Texas-Austin, and Chris Rufer, the president and founder of the Morning Star Com …"

Charles Koch's long history of education funding

By Dave Levinthal

The conservative billionaire's massive grant to United Negro College Fund is nothing new.

Inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade

By Dave Levinthal

The billionaire industrialists aren’t just investing in politicians, but also young hearts and minds.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mercatus Center":

"… The Koch money largely is earmarked for George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, which describes itself as the “world’s premier university source for …"

"… irman of the Institute for Humane Studies’ board of directors and a Mercatus Center board member. Koch Industries Executive Vice President Richard Fink …"

"… ;board member. Koch Industries Executive Vice President Richard Fink is a Mercatus Center and Institute for Humane Studies board member. Fink also serves as a boar …"

William Koch emerges from shadow of famous siblings

By Michael Beckel

William Koch's steadily increasing political activity has gotten relatively little notice compared to that of brothers Charles and David.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… och declined an interview for this story. But earlier this year, Koch told Massachusetts-based CommonWealth magazine that “a lot of our business is influenced re …"

"… rful. The 73-year-old chemical engineer earned a doctoral degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an avid collector of art, fine wine and Wes …"

"… as spent millions of dollars opposing a wind farm project off the shore of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod, where he also has a home. In 1980, Koch narrowly failed in a …"

Koch Industries PAC bolts to fast start in 2013

By Dave Levinthal and Michael Beckel

Energy company's PAC has donated more than $500,000 to politicians in five months.

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Republican Congressional Committee":

"… onating $15,000 apiece to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee — while freezing out their two national Democratic counterparts. Furthe …"

Koch brothers pour more cash into think tanks, ALEC

By Paul Abowd

Billionaire Koch brothers continue to shower free-market causes with tax-exempt gifts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Legislative Exchange Council":

"… hich received $3.7 million from the Koch foundations. The D.C.-based American Legislative Exchange Council received $150,000 to help finance its activities, including …"

Daily Disclosure: Koch-funded groups attack Obama for 'war on coal'

By Rachael Marcus

Billionaire-backed nonprofits press defense of coal industry with ads knocking president's policies.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia Gov":

"… unning for U.S. Senate in Ohio and Virginia, Sen. Sherrod Brown and former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine.One American Commitment radio ad accuses Obama and Brown of “ …"

Koch fined for making 12 illegal campaign contributions that it self-reported

By Peter H. Stone

Koch subsidiary fined for illegal contributions that it reported to FEC

Excerpts from this story referencing "DuPont":

"… ed by Koch, one of the country’s largest private companies, in 2004 from DuPont. Invista makes and distributes a wide range of fibers and fabrics. All of …"

Koch's web of influence

By John Aloysius Farrell

The Koch Industries web of influence

Excerpts from this story referencing "Charles G. Koch":

"… ic campaign. Via three foundations — the Claude R. Lambe Foundation, the Charles G. Koch Foundation and the David H. Koch Foundation — funded and administered by …"

Issa oversight committee staffs up with industry insiders

By Brooke Williams and Matt Pearce

As chairman of one of the most powerful committees in Congress, Republican Darrell Issa has built a team that includes staff members with cl

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… ulations. A preliminary report this month, for example, focused largely on Environmental Protection Agency standards and relied heavily on input from industry associations. Other st …"

"… energy and manufacturing interests. The companies lobbied significantly on Environmental Protection Agency regulations — which oversight committee staffers scrutinized in a recent …"

Behind the climate skepticism curtain: The Koch family and the Cato Institute

By Te-Ping Chen

The name of huge oil conglomerate Koch Industries didn’t appear anywhere on the ad the Cato Institute placed in the The Washington Post and

Unregistered advocates?

By Anupama Narayanswamy and Alex Knott

Influential groups sponsoring $20 million in travel not registered to lobby

Excerpts from this story referencing "Charles G. Koch":

"… Act violations since 2000.) In addition to serving on Mercatus' board, his Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation donated more than $17 million to the Mercatus Center …"

Koch's low profile belies political power

By Kevin Bogardus

Private oil company does both business and politics with the shades drawn

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Fink":

"… ax, Va.-based school hosts several Koch funded institutes and think tanks. Richard Fink, a director and executive vice president at Koch, serves on the university …"

"… the mid-1980s and still finances the organization today. Charles Koch and Richard Fink are on the Mercatus board of directors.Situated at GMU's Law School in Arl …"

"… for a Sound Economy.CSE was founded in 1984 by Charles and David Koch and Richard Fink, the group's first president.Fink would go on to become a director and exe …"