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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… ip positions at Koch-funded nonprofits including Americans for Prosperity, Citizens for a Sound Economy and the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation.The Institute for Energy Res …"

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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… ustrialist billionaires Charles and David Koch. The group is a spin-off of Citizens for a Sound Economy, which the Koch brothers founded in 1984.The Koch brothers reportedly plan …"

Nonprofit profile: Americans for Prosperity

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Americans for Prosperity, supporting conservatives

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

"… ating” the tea party movement. The group emerged in 2004 as a spinoff of Citizens for a Sound Economy, an organization founded in 1984 by the Koch brothers.AFP supports “cutt …"

Donor profile: Foster Friess

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

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

"… omWorks for America, a tea party-aligned super PAC that is a descendant of Citizens for a Sound Economy, which was founded and funded by conservative billionaire brothers Charles …"

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 "Raytheon":

"… ey lobbied for companies ranging from General Motors to defense contractor Raytheon to pharmaceuticals developer the Medicines Company, according to federal l …"

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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… ated FreedomWorks Inc. was formed in 2004 when Empower America merged with Citizens for a Sound Economy. Billionaire David Koch, an energy executive, political activist, and 1980 …"

"… ist, and 1980 Libertarian Party vice presidential nominee, was chairman of Citizens for a Sound Economy and a co-founder.   A spokesman for Sen. Hatch did not respond to a r …"

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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… director of libertarian think tank the Cato Institute, the anti-regulation Citizens for a Sound Economy (now known as FreedomWorks), and the Acton Institute, which “integrates …"

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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… ute, the Brookings Institution, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Citizens for a Sound Economy, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Grover Norquist's Council for National …"

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 "ExxonMobil":

"… mpanies with campaign contributions of about $4.6 million since 1998. ExxonMobil—which with revenue of $242 billion is about six times the size of Koch …"

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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… ton as a “corrupt radical” and “out-of-the-mainstream leftist.”The Citizens for a Sound Economy pledged to raise $1 million to defeat Clinton in New York. CSE is a 15-yea …"

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 "aide":

"… I don’t remember the words that he said,” remembered one former Senate aide, but it was “clearly a utility view.” The aide recalled that the meeti …"

"… bered one former Senate aide, but it was “clearly a utility view.” The aide recalled that the meeting was to be a discussion between state officials a …"

"… participants.“Pretty much everybody from the Northeast was there,” the aide said of the Senate staff attending the meeting and Gray was “kind of sni …"

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 "United States":

"… it fault, but it is paying the most expensive civil fine ever levied under United States environmental laws.Although the CSE has battled candidates in previous ele …"

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 "Citizens for a Sound Economy":

"… sh, R-Ind., and worked for the conservative nonprofit issue advocacy group Citizens for a Sound Economy. The group’s founders committee includes such conservatives as Brent Boz …"

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 "anti-missile systems":

"… y the Clinton/Gore administration has delayed the development of effective anti-missile systems and proposes not to deploy any protection for the American people until 20 …"