Donor profile: William “Bill” Koch

By Amy Myers

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012

Excerpts from this story referencing "John McCain":

"… ary Rodham Clinton, as well as Republican Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and John McCain of Arizona and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio. He sold his share of t …"

New documentary underscores Koch brothers' broad influence in policy and politics

By Sandy Johnson

New Bloomberg video underscores iWatch News findings about Koch influence in Washington

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… y. …"

"… deo news program about Charles and David Koch, the brothers who built Koch Industries into a multibillion-dollar global corporation and have increasi …"

"… ew with John Farrell, a senior reporter at iWatch News. Farrell documented Koch's rapidly expanding presence in Washington in a project published in April …"

"… t published in April titled, "Web of Influence."Some key findings from the Koch project:Koch Industries has increased its lobbying from $857,000 in 2004 t …"

Koch buys online advertising to attack report on its lobbying influence

Oil firm takes out online ads attacking Center reporter’s project on lobbying

Excerpts from this story referencing "Facebook":

"… il said.Cohlmia’s email is part of the ad campaign, which was spotted on Facebook and Google.Mike Hoyt, executive editor at the Columbia Journalism Review,& …"

"… l, and that becomes harder given the PR muscle of the powerful."A group on Facebook, The Beer Party, defended the Center story and gave followers a step-by-st …"

Koch's web of influence

By John Aloysius Farrell

The Koch Industries web of influence

Excerpts from this story referencing "IBM":

"… d $100 billion in revenues in 2009 — on a par with corporate giants like IBM or Verizon — and stood a close second to Cargill Inc. on the list of the …"

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 "Mercatus":

"… Charitable Foundation and coordinated a regulatory studies program at the Mercatus Center. The center, a think tank heavily funded by Koch and co-founded by …"

"… view requests.At least three more oversight staffers also have ties to the Mercatus Center, which counts two Koch Industries executives on its board of direct …"

"… an and chief executive of Koch Industries.Catherine Behan, spokeswoman for Mercatus, defended its independence, saying that its research is not guided or infl …"

"… ry 2009, after Issa became the ranking Republican, he approved a trip to a Mercatus-funded retreat for his committee staff director, Larry Brady.On his disclo …"