Happy birthday, super PAC!

By Marcelo Rochabrun

Name for 'independent expenditure-only committee' turns 4 years old, but still not fully integrated into common language.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… ;Americans for Prosperity, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit linked to the billionaire Koch brothers, a super PAC. Salon made the same mistake, calling American …"

"… Salon made the same mistake, calling Americans for Prosperity “the Koch brothers’ personal super PAC.” Reuters got it wrong, too, callin …"

D.C.-based groups bombarded state high court races with ads

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Nearly $12 million spent by super PACs and nonprofits in 2012-13 state supreme court races.

Excerpts from this story referencing "campaign finance reports":

"… third of the $11.7 million spent by independent groups — collected from campaign finance reports, tax records and documents filed with the Federal Communications Commissio …"

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

By Paul Abowd

Obscure nonprofit threatens campaign finance limits beyond Montana

Excerpts from this story referencing "campaign finance reports":

"… rarely communicates with the press and it hires unknowing lawyers to sign campaign finance reports and its 2008 nonprofit incorporation documents in Colorado.Scott Shires ha …"

Daily Disclosure: Sierra Club pushes wind industry tax credit

By Rachael Marcus

The Sierra Club is going after Republican congressmen who oppose a tax credit for wind energy.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… nd energy.Both groups are partially funded by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers.In a confidential memo obtained by The Guardian, a proposal from …"

"… ltra-conservative American Tradition Institute, which also has ties to the Koch brothers, proposed a national public relations campaign aimed at discredit …"

NRA, Ralph Reed group plan get-out-the-vote efforts

By Peter H. Stone

Conservative groups are gearing up to spend millions on efforts to bring Republicans to the polls in November.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jeff Hauser":

"… is aiming to register 400,000 union members who aren’t registered, says Jeff Hauser, who runs political communications for the union. “Groups like Crossroad …"

Questions about Herman Cain's financial support from a tax-exempt charity

By Peter H. Stone

Cain hit with financial questions, in addition to sexual harassment charges

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… ervative advocacy group started in 2004 with largesse from the billionaire Koch brothers. It has 501(c)(4) status and can accept unlimited contributions f …"

Obama groups raise $4-5 million in first two months

By Peter H. Stone

Democratic groups already collecting millions in unlimited contributions for Obama re-election

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… groups—including a few with close ties to Karl Rove and the billionaire Koch brothers—which together spent well over $200 million last election cycle …"

"… f public and secret fundraising arms. “It was our view that Rove and the Koch brothers had enough advantages and we weren’t going to give them another …"

When the Democrats wined and dined, here's who paid the piper

By Josey Ballenger

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2000 — Anyone who thought the Democratic National Convention was only about presidential nominee Al Gore must have

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bermuda":

"… 6Host: Democratic Senatorial Campaign CommitteeSponsor: Global Crossing (a Bermuda-based communications company seeking federal approval to lay a telecommuni …"

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 "chair":

"… tarian economic theorist and Florida State University economics department chairman, must stay on another three years as department chairman — even thoug …"

"… nomics department chairman, must stay on another three years as department chairman — even though he told his wife he’d step down in 2009 after one thr …"

"… that while he continued serving as Florida State’s economics department chairman until 2012, Charles Koch Foundation money wasn’t a factor. While fou …"

"… en off the table very early in negotiations,” he said. “I continued as chair because I felt I could still make a valuable contribution to the departmen …"

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 "Americans for Prosperity":

"… tico reported on a memo from the Koch brothers’ powerful political group Americans for Prosperity, which laid the groundwork for its future political operations. “[W]e c …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… tions in November.       …"

"… ose like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who've sought to vilify Charles Koch and brother David as self-centered industrialists bent on buying elections …"

"… red industrialists bent on buying elections, it's status quo for the elder Koch sibling. As the Center for Public Integrity reported in March: In all, t …"

"… arch: In all, two of the six private charitable foundations the Koch brothers control and personally fund combined in 2012 to infuse colleges a …"

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 "Education":

"… delsons are also benefactors of the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus in Las Vegas, a pre-kindergarten through high school facilit …"

Democrats use Kochs to scare up campaign cash after Center report

By Dave Levinthal

Democratic party committees fundraising around record Koch Industries PAC spending.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… n numerous fundraising emails to describe the actions of David and Charles Koch, the billionaire oilmen who rank among conservative interests’ top bankr …"

"… he spending habits of KochPAC, the political action committee sponsored by Koch Industries Inc., which the Koch brothers run. The Center's article also ap …"

"… he political action committee sponsored by Koch Industries Inc., which the Koch brothers run. The Center's article also appeared in the Huffington Po …"

"… 2013’s mid-year campaign finance reporting deadline, repeatedly used the Koch brothers as fundraising tools:     …"

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 "Koch":

"… Four foundations run by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch hold a combined $310 million in assets according to tax filings obtai …"

"… sp;revenue for 2011. The school is the largest recipient of Koch foundation money since 1985, and it houses several free-market and liberta …"

"… he Institute for Humane Studies, which received $3.7 million from the Koch foundations. The D.C.-based American Legislative Exchange Council&nb …"

"… porate representatives draft model legislation with state legislators. The Koch brothers have decades-long connections with ALEC, which gave the brothers …"

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 "Energy":

"… call his “war on coal.”Yesterday, for example, the nonprofit American Energy Alliance reported that its new ad “Stand with Coal,” cost more than a …"

"… ry, alleging that his plan is to “kill affordable Energy.”The American Energy Alliance is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, which means its donors remain unknown t …"

"… lay, R-Texas, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.The American Energy Alliance is affiliated with the Institute for Energy Research, a free-mark …"

"… Politics.The American Energy Alliance is affiliated with the Institute for Energy Research, a free-market Energy nonprofit that has received backing from th …"

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 brothers wade into Wisconsin union fight

By Jeremy Borden

Americans for Prosperity, a nonprofit funded in part by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, has launched a 30-second television adve

Excerpts from this story referencing "Koch":

"… for Prosperity, a nonprofit funded in part by the conservative billionaire Koch brothers, has launched a 30-second television advertisement in Wisconsin t …"

"… sconsin’s future: Voters or government unions?”Charles G. and David H. Koch are primary financial supporters of the Virginia-based political organizat …"

"… s all over the country.Americans for Prosperity is closely linked to David Koch, the co-chairman of the Kansas-based energy giant Koch Industries. The gro …"

"… ely linked to David Koch, the co-chairman of the Kansas-based energy giant Koch Industries. The group had announced plans last year to spend more than $40 …"

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 "Cato Institute":

"… ge oil conglomerate Koch Industries didn’t appear anywhere on the ad the Cato Institute placed in the The Washington Post and other major papers Monday and over t …"

"… has Koch’s imprint all over it.The top of the advertisement run by the Cato Institute this week.Bigger in size than either Microsoft or AT&T, Koch Industrie …"

"… ation and a major funder of climate skeptics — including the libertarian Cato Institute.Co-founded by Charles Koch in 1977, in recent years, the Cato Institute ha …"

"… an Cato Institute.Co-founded by Charles Koch in 1977, in recent years, the Cato Institute has hosted numerous D.C.-based briefings featuring various climate skeptic …"

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 "Koch":

"… Protection Agency as a special assistant for legal and enforcement counsel. …"

"… f—unless, that is, you hang around the halls of government in Washington.Koch Industries (pronounced "coke") is a huge oil conglomerate controlled by br …"

"… coke") is a huge oil conglomerate controlled by brothers Charles and David Koch, two of the country's richest men and among the biggest backers of conserv …"

"… libertarian causes. With estimated revenue of about $40 billion last year, Koch is bigger than Microsoft, Merrill Lynch and AT&T.Koch is the leading c …"