‘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 "Charles G. Koch":

"… s is chaired by billionaire industrialist and conservative political donor Charles G. Koch. Pacelle said the Humane Society goes after “institutionalized cruel …"

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 "U.S. Chamber of Commerce":

"… es G. Koch Charitable Foundation, the American Petroleum Institute and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, among others. He and Posner did not immediately respond to requests for …"

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 "Charles G. Koch":

"… ponsors of the 109 seminars identified by the Center were the conservative Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, The Searle Freedom Trust, also a supporter of conse …"

"… enter, whose board of directors includes Charles Koch. Officials from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation did not return phone calls seeking comment for this …"

"… rofessor who has received thousands of dollars in research grants from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation; and Jason Johnston, a former fellow with the K …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings att …"

"… les Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired. And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian …"

"… d. And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian economic theorist and Florida State University economics department chairman, must stay on another three …"

"… ee-year term. The Charles Koch Foundation expressed a willingness to give Florida State an extra $105,000 to keep Benson — a self-described “libertarian …"

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 "The New York Times":

"… et to Happiness” speech. In December, Brooks published an op-ed in The New York Times titled, “A Formula for Happiness,” which mirrored his American En …"

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 "South Carolina":

"… out the “role of government institutions in a capitalistic society” at South Carolina’s College of Charleston. Dive into the “integrated study of philosoph …"

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 "Mitt Romney":

"… n — went to Restore Our Future, the main super PAC supporting Republican Mitt Romney’s unsuccessful presidential bid. Meanwhile, $500,000 went to a group tha …"

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 "Koch Industries":

"… has previously reported.     …"

"… OCHPAC, which had nearly $1 million in cash reserves at the end of May. A Koch Industries representative could not immediately be reached for comment, but spokesman …"

"… k among the country's most prominent influencers of elections and policy. Koch Industries, for example, has spent more than $62 million on federal lobbying efforts …"

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.

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 "Charles G. Koch":

"… eBerry, the institute’s director of donor relations, once worked for the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation. Board member Wayne Gable the a managing director of …"

"… s including Americans for Prosperity, Citizens for a Sound Economy and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.The Institute for Energy Research has also received …"

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 "Koch Industries":

"… om the billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch. …"

Koch's web of influence

By John Aloysius Farrell

The Koch Industries web of influence

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy industry":

"… products.In that time, the market for trading derivatives and swaps in the energy industry has gone largely unregulated. And in past Congresses, Koch lobbyists labor …"

"… ange Commission the authority to craft new rules to subject traders in the energy industry to increased regulation and transparency, capital and margin requirements, …"

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 "Charles G. Koch":

"… e ties to the Kochs.One person completed a Koch Associate Program with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and coordinated a regulatory studies program at the …"

"… interests of Charles Koch.Mercatus received at least $7.6 million from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation between 2006 and 2008, according to the most 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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch Industries":

"… personal responsibility, and health care. …"

"… Cato Institute this week.Bigger in size than either Microsoft or AT&T, Koch Industries tends to fly under the public radar screen. Yet as the Center has previous …"

"… Koch has conducted a quieter scrimmage behind the scenes. Last year alone Koch Industries spent $7.4 million to lobby Congress on global warming and other issues. M …"

"… t in the science of success.”Correction: The post originally stated that Koch Industries spent $7.4 million to lobby Congress solely on global warming. The money a …"

Unregistered advocates?

By Anupama Narayanswamy and Alex Knott

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch Industries":

"… y is one embraced by Charles Koch, chairman and chief executive officer of Koch Industries Inc., who is on the group's board of directors. (Koch Industries is an ene …"

"… fficer of Koch Industries Inc., who is on the group's board of directors. (Koch Industries is an energy corporation that has paid at least $50 million for Clean Air …"

"… oken of the need for more refineries — both scenarios that could benefit Koch Industries."Neither the congressman nor his staff has ever had a single conversation …"

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 "president and vice president":

"… C. Boyden Gray, who was counsel to George H. W. Bush, during his terms as president and vice president. He was also counsel to the Presidential Task Force on Regulatory Relief d …"