GOP’s Senate hopes energized by Koch network ad blitz

By Michael Beckel

How many TV ads have groups connected to the billionaire brothers aired in your state?

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… Begich of “standing with insurance companies” by supporting President Barack Obama’s health care reform law. Meanwhile, Generation Opportunity, a Koch gro …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Virginia":

"… r Humane Studies, which is housed at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia, is funded largely by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. The thi …"

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 "American Enterprise Institute":

"… ers that spelled “H-A-P-P-I-N-E-S-S,” the charismatic president of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, explained how genetics, major life events and …"

"… York Times titled, “A Formula for Happiness,” which mirrored his American Enterprise Institute speech. A few months later, in a Times op-ed about income inequa …"

"… thinkable: He got the Dalai Lama, a self-described socialist, to visit the American Enterprise Institute, which decries socialism. The title of the panel discussion fea …"

"… president and founder of the Morning Star Company. A former fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, Inboden was previously the senior vice president of the London-based  …"

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 "Oakland":

"… er PAC Priorities USA Action — made small contributions to the Oakland (Calif.) School for the Arts and the Pasadena (Calif.) Waldorf School. Te …"

Issue ad or political ad? You be the judge

By Rachel Baye

Ads intended to influence elections often not reported because sponsors claim they are about issues.

Anti-Obama nonprofit tells IRS it's not 'political'

By Michael Beckel

Meet the pro-coal group that spent millions attacking Obama while telling the IRS it wasn't engaged in candidate elections.

Excerpts from this story referencing "New Mexico":

"… idential battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. In addition to its pre-election “st …"

'Dark money' groups fueled by cable industry

By Julie Patel

Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Tax Reform among beneficiaries, new disclosure shows.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Tim Kaine":

"… d Carmona. American Commitment also spent some of its money to oppose Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Obama. American Commitment Founder and President Phil Kerpen i …"

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 …"

Koch Industries PAC spending record cash

By Adam Wollner

Committee has biggest spending month ever during a non-election year.

Outside money from D.C. groups, Koch brothers gushes into local politics

By Bill Buzenberg

Two investigations this week show how money from out-of-state groups continues to permeate elections.

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 "National Beer Wholesalers Association":

"… ands of registered PACs, including perennial PAC powerhouses Honeywell and National Beer Wholesalers Association, have donated so much cash so early. In May alone, KOCHPAC spread $145,00 …"

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 "Chevron Corp.":

"… E’s funders, which included Koch Industries and Texaco Inc. (now part of Chevron Corp.). Media scrutiny prompted members of Congress in 2000 to introduce l …"

Barack Obama accused of 'dark money' hypocrisy by non-disclosing nonprofit

By Michael Beckel

Americans for Prosperity slams the president's nonprofit in a new ad, yet the group doesn't plan on revealing its funders.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Campaign finance":

"… that Americans for Prosperity does sometimes thank its sponsors by name. Campaign finance watchdogs, such as Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, have critic …"

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 "New York City":

"… 0 million grant giving in 2011 to the renovation of a theater in New York City. The Koch brothers' complete Internal Revenue Service Form 990 tax f …"

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 "CEO":

"… e Foundation. Pyle is also the institute’s president.Robert Bradley, the CEO of the institute called those who are concerned about global warming “cl …"

Daily Disclosure: Koch-backed nonprofit ‘educates’ voters about Obama

By Rachael Marcus

Obama's 'failing agenda' subject of new negative ad blast from big outside-spending nonprofit.

Daily Disclosure: Patriot Majority USA targets Koch brothers

By Alexandra Duszak

A liberal super PAC and a nonprofit kick off campaign targeting billionaire industrialists.

Excerpts from this story referencing "North Dakota":

"… $1.6 million and features ads that will air in Indiana, Ohio, Montana and North Dakota.“Means,” from Patriot Majority USA, criticizes Montana U.S. Rep. Denny …"

"… n he was Ohio’s treasurer.“Sly One,” also from Majority PAC, attacks North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Rep. Rick Berg for his votes on Medicare and S …"

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

Nonprofit profile: American Commitment

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the nonprofit group, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "David Koch":

"… ity. When asked by the Washington Post if billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were funding American Commitment, Kerpen would not answer, saying only tha …"

Nonprofit profile: Americans for Prosperity

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Americans for Prosperity, supporting conservatives

Koch-related group is reviewing financial transactions with Cain aide's charity

By Peter H. Stone

Americans for Prosperity ties to Cain aide under review

Excerpts from this story referencing "Supreme Court":

"… nance laws. In 1997 he chaired the victorious Wisconsin campaign for state Supreme Court Justice Jon Wilcox. The campaign prompted bipartisan charges from members …"

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

Koch's web of influence

By John Aloysius Farrell

The Koch Industries web of influence

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rotterdam":

"… neries in North Pole, Alaska; Corpus Christi, Texas; Rosemount, Minn., and Rotterdam in the Netherlands; an array of chemical plants; a coal subsidiary (the C. …"

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 "Republican staff counsel":

"… come more pronounced since the shift in power in the House last November.A Republican staff counsel for the oversight committee is the son of a lobbyist pushing for regulator …"

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 "primary":

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

Americans for Prosperity blasts Ohio Democrat’s climate change vote

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group with links to the billionaire co-owner of industrial giant Koch Industries, has launched an a

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 "America":

"… litical donor. Today, Koch is the second-largest privately held company in America.While Koch has a long history of pushing libertarianism through its grant- …"

"… tute’s latest ad. Founded by David Koch (Charles' brother), for example, Americans for Prosperity — which has launched a major PR blitz around the nation …"

"… outrageous economic costs” of “so-called global warming regulations.”Americans for Prosperity also describes Charles Koch as a “true hero to the free …"

Unregistered advocates?

By Anupama Narayanswamy and Alex Knott

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Craig Holman":

"… that are paying for these trips are not following the lobbying laws," said Craig Holman, who analyzes special interests for the political advocacy group Public Ci …"

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 "Cato Institute":

"… country's most prominent conservative and libertarian voices including the Cato Institute, the Reason Foundation, Citizens for a Sound Economy and the Federalist So …"

"… 's other leading right-wing and libertarian advocacy groups.Among them:The Cato Institute. Charles Koch was a co-founder of this libertarian think tank in 1977. Koc …"