Koch-backed nonprofit spent record cash in 2012

By Michael Beckel

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative nonprofit, spent $122 million last year — exponentially more than it ever has.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… group arose out of the split of an earlier Koch-backed organization called Citizens for a Sound Economy, which became Americans for Prosperity and Freedomworks. The latter group …"

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 "Koch Industries":

"… bsp; …"

"… Its president, Thomas Pyle, is the former director of federal affairs for Koch Industries and former lobbyist for the National Petrochemical and Refiners Associatio …"

"… on. Board member Wayne Gable the a managing director of federal affairs at Koch Industries and has held leadership positions at Koch-funded nonprofits including Amer …"

"… ed by the trio and other conservative groups).William Koch, the brother of Koch Industries’ Charles and David, owns the energy company Oxbow Carbon and is one of t …"

Daily Disclosure: Americans for Prosperity launches first ad of $25 million campaign

By Alexandra Duszak

Conservative nonprofit Americans for Prosperity launches massive anti-Obama ad campaign

Excerpts from this story referencing "Americans for Prosperity":

"… ment firm and a private equity firm. …"

"… done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”Americans for Prosperity is organized as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit with the Internal Revenue Service, m …"

"… show its total revenue was $22 million in 2010, up from $7 million in 2008.Americans for Prosperity believes in “cutting taxes and government spending in order to halt the …"

"… tedly plan to steer more than $200 million into conservative group such as Americans for Prosperity ahead of the 2012 elections.In other outside spending news:Women VOTE!, th …"

Nonprofit profile: Americans for Prosperity

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Americans for Prosperity, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arlington":

"… Number: 75-3148958Supports: Conservative candidatesFounded: 2004Location: Arlington, Va.Website: americansforprosperity.orgSocial media: Twitter pro …"

Donor profile: Foster Friess

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Wisconsin":

"… e of Rice Lake, Wis., the Center for Public Integrity reported. Before the Wisconsin GOP primary was over, Friess spent roughly $71,600 out of his own pocket o …"

"… After getting his degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, he served two years in the U.S. Army Intelligence, according to BusinessW …"

Tea party leader Dick Armey gets first-class treatment

By Rachael Marcus

Chief of nonprofit backing populist tea party movement enjoys big salary, other perks.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Newsweek":

"… ibbe said. “We set it up clearly to adhere to what the law stipulates.”Newsweek's Daniel Stone contributed to this report. A previous article about Freedo …"

"… rt. A previous article about FreedomWorks was produced in partnership with Newsweek.   …"

PAC profile: FreedomWorks for America

By Rachael Marcus and Paul Abowd

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… ief economist for the Republican National Committee and policy analyst for Citizens for a Sound Economy.Dick Armey (now ex-chairman of FreedomWorks Inc): A leader in the tea part …"

"… domWorks nonprofit was born in 2004 from the merger of Empower America and Citizens for a Sound Economy, an industry-funded think tank promoting deregulation and funded in large …"

Tea Party ‘super PAC’ going after Sen. Orrin Hatch

By Josh Israel

A new Tea Party ‘super PAC’ targets Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch

Excerpts from this story referencing "energy":

"… erica merged with Citizens for a Sound Economy. Billionaire David Koch, an energy executive, political activist, and 1980 Libertarian Party vice presidentia …"

Global warming: Heated denials

By Lisa Chiu

Stand-up comedian Tim Slagle was on a roll. In a lunchtime routine tailored to 400 conference attendees, Slagle was killing ‘em with jokes a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Exxon":

"… first began to garner regular headlines. The American Petroleum Institute, ExxonMobil, and other energy and automotive companies formed the now defunct ind …"

"… The group is now disbanded. In 1998, the American Petroleum Institute and ExxonMobil also organized a meeting to propose a $5 million campaign to train co …"

"… And a report last year by the Union of Concerned Scientists disclosed that ExxonMobil spent more than $16 million from 1998-2005 on groups that criticize t …"

"… 998-2005 on groups that criticize the science on global warming.Changes at ExxonMobilBut more recently, publicity about the workings of the denial movement …"

Traveling on the Abramoff plan

By Steve Henn

Dozens of members of Congress have accepted trips from non-profits with registered lobbyists on their boards

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Enterprise Institute":

"… hey include such policy influence heavyweights as the Aspen Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Cit …"

"… n, William Sweeney, Lloyd Hand, William Ris, John Weinfurter, Joann PiccoloAmerican Enterprise Institute$ 57,699John W. Rowe, Kevin B. RollinsCongressional Black Caucus Foundation …"

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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… nd libertarian voices including the Cato Institute, the Reason Foundation, Citizens for a Sound Economy and the Federalist Society. All regularly beat the drum in official Washin …"

"… r at the university, he helped found another Koch-funded think tank called Citizens for a Sound Economy in the mid-1980s.One of the groups housed at GMU is the Institute for Huma …"

"… to have the most incestuous relationship with Koch is the Washington-based Citizens for a Sound Economy.CSE was founded in 1984 by Charles and David Koch and Richard Fink, the gr …"

"… laint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that groups, including Citizens for a Sound Economy, the Bush/Cheney campaign and the Nader campaign, had violated federal cam …"

Here are the groups targeted by 'no-soft-money' pledge in New York race

By Marianne Holt and Kathryn Wallace

(Washington, October 3) New Yorks U.S. Senate candidates, Republican Representative Rick Lazio of Long Island and his Democratic opponent, f

Excerpts from this story referencing "Missouri":

"… ifornia, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Texas and Missouri.Many recognizable names of the Republican leadership, such as Senators Rob …"

Commentary: Lawsuit against Clean Air Act by members of Congress

By Curtis Moore

WASHINGTON, September 5, 2000 — For nearly a quarter-century, almost since the very day of his swearing in as a U.S. senator, Utah Republica

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rhode Island":

"… an electric utility serving about 1.4 million customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. His February 12, 1996, registration filed with the Sena …"

The heat is on

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2000 — New York Republicans might be nominating Representative Rick Lazio instead of Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for the U.S.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hillary Rodham Clinton":

"… Senate, but one thing remains the same: Outside interest groups don't want Hillary Rodham Clinton elected.Even before Hillary Rodham Clinton formally accepted the Democrati …"

"… side interest groups don't want Hillary Rodham Clinton elected.Even before Hillary Rodham Clinton formally accepted the Democratic nomination on May 16, three interest grou …"

"… e drives as well as to television, radio and print advertisements opposing Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Gannett News Service reports that CSE plans to spend more than $1 mil …"

Group to spend $10 million against candidates not hawkish on free market

By Marianne Holt and Kathryn Wallace

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2000 — A group of Wall Street investors, media executives and fiscal policy experts have created a new political group

Excerpts from this story referencing "executive director":

"… nt Economic Committtee and worked for the Heritage Foundation. Leila Bate, executive director, is a former legislative director for Representative David McIntosh, R-Ind …"

Stealth PACs revealed

By The Center for Public Integrity

February 9, 2000 — The 2000 election cycle promised to be a high-stakes and free-spending election by anyone's measure. The balance of power

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… n elections. These new soft-money groups fell in between regulation by the Federal Election Commission on one hand and the IRS on the other, allowing the groups to campaign in a …"

"… up meeting these criteria could simply remain outside the oversight of the Federal Election Commission.One group cloaked in this anonymity attacked presidential candidate Senato …"