Koch-backed nonprofit raised $44 million in 2013

By Michael Beckel

ObamaCare-bashing Americans for Prosperity, a nonprofit backed by the billionaire Koch brothers, raised $44 million in 2013.

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 "Mark Pryor":

"… ads from Americans for Prosperity that criticize incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor “money well spent.” Steve Lux, chairman of the Saline County Republic …"

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.

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 …"

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 …"

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 "California":

"… olar energy company that went bankrupt despite the federal assistance. The California firm was backed by a major Obama fundraiser, as the Center for Public Inte …"

'Dark money' groups fueled by cable industry

By Julie Patel

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

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.

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 "Americans for Prosperity":

"… et. David and Charles Koch have heavily supported the 501(c)(4) nonprofit Americans for Prosperity, which ranked among the 2012 election's biggest spenders. Because nonprofi …"

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 "Cato Institute":

"… conomic liberty” which regularly donates to conservative groups like the Cato Institute and the American Enterprise Institute, contributed a combined $400,000 to …"

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.

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 …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… expenditures, the kind of ads that urge a yes or no vote, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The entire sum has been spent opposing Obama, but Americans for Prosperit …"

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 "Cato Institute":

"… The Kochs are also major funders of conservative think tanks including the Cato Institute and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.“Greed Agenda” and …"

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 "Ohio":

"… nine swing states: Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, New Mexico and Florida.“President Obama pledged to cut the d …"

Nonprofit profile: American Commitment

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on the nonprofit group, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… ter ID bills, anti-union bills and stand-your-ground gun rights bills. The Center for Public Integrity has been tracking ALEC’s role in state legislative initiatives and the c …"

Nonprofit profile: Americans for Prosperity

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Americans for Prosperity, supporting conservatives

Excerpts from this story referencing "Indiana":

"… targeting Senate candidates in competitive races in Wisconsin, New Mexico, Indiana, Nevada and Virginia.In 2010, it spent $1.3 million on so-called "election …"

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 "campaign finance laws":

"… to Mark Bloch were nurtured.Block has had legal problems before involving campaign finance laws. In 1997 he chaired the victorious Wisconsin campaign for state Supreme Co …"

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's web of influence

By John Aloysius Farrell

The Koch Industries web of influence

Excerpts from this story referencing "Robert P. Hall":

"… isions related to climate change, and oppose entire bill,” Koch lobbyist Robert P. Hall wrote, listing his goals on the 2008 lobbying disclosure form.The firm’s …"

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 "San Diego":

"… er and now as chairman of one of the most powerful committees in Congress, San Diego Republican Darrell Issa has built a team that includes staff members with …"

"… the Watchdog Institute, an independent nonprofit reporting center based at San Diego State University, obtained a list from majority spokesman Hill of 62 Repub …"

"… orters with The Watchdog Institute, a nonprofit journalism organization in San Diego. The organization is a member of the Investigative News Network, a consort …"

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 …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nancy Pelosi":

"… ion Commission.The television ad shows pictures of Space and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on playing cards labeled “Joker.” The narrator refers to the 2009 bill …"

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 …"

Unregistered advocates?

By Anupama Narayanswamy and Alex Knott

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

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 …"