Four years after passage, House keeps trying to kill Dodd-Frank

By Jared Bennett

On the fourth anniversary of the passage of landmark financial reform law, opponents still trying to kill it.

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

"… ted almost $248 million to political campaigns, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics, more than any industry. While most of these proposals probably don’t h …"

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 "Alabama":

"… t the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University in Alabama. Billionaire industrialists David and Charles Koch may rank among the nat …"

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 "George Soros":

"… ed by the Open Society Institute, a foundation founded by liberal investor George Soros, focused mainly on human rights law. (The Center for Public Integrity has …"

Donors use charity to push free-market policies in states

By Paul Abowd

Charity acts as screen for conservative foundations that feed network of state-based think tanks, media outlets.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mercatus Center":

"… ended up is a mystery, though some Donors Trust recipients, including the Mercatus Center and the Institute for Humane Studies based at George Mason University in V …"

Barack Obama

Daily Disclosure: Mystery group spends $1 million opposing Obama

By Rachael Marcus

A mystery nonprofit group drops a cool million opposing Obama.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mercatus Center":

"… duced marketing materials for the conservative Heritage Foundation and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, both of which count billionaire businessman an …"

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 "Indiana":

"… ed with Majority PAC, costs $1.6 million and features ads that will air in Indiana, Ohio, Montana and North Dakota.“Means,” from Patriot Majority USA, cr …"

"… Tester for U.S. Senate.“Unconstitutional,” from Majority PAC, opposes Indiana Republican Richard Mourdock’s views on Social Security and Medicare. The …"

New GOP campaign is aimed at Hispanics

By Peter H. Stone

Initiative will focus on economic freedom to attract Hispanic votes

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Crossroads":

"… id, “is an area where we have a real opportunity and ready candidates.”American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-linked group that Gillespie helped launch, also is trying t …"

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 "Tyler Grimm":

"… ’s Stephen Moore, were on the agenda of speakers at the Aspen conference.Tyler Grimm, a new oversight committee staffer, contributed to Beck’s book “Arguin …"

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 "Koch":

"… personal responsibility, and health care. …"

"… But the ad — which questioned existing science on climate change — has Koch’s imprint all over it.The top of the advertisement run by the Cato Insti …"

"… Cato Institute this week.Bigger in size than either Microsoft or AT&T, Koch Industries tends to fly under the public radar screen. Yet as the Center h …"

"… under the public radar screen. Yet as the Center has previously reported, Koch — which owns refineries that can process over 800,000 oil barrels a day, …"

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 "ABC News":

"… president of the Czech Republic.The event’s closing speech was given by ABC News reporter John Stossel, who gave the audience pointers on how to better sel …"

Unregistered advocates?

By Anupama Narayanswamy and Alex Knott

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush":

"… Act and the National Forest Management Act. The group also helped coax the Bush administration into delaying reductions in the level of arsenic allowed in …"

"… that would allow the United States to sell nuclear reactors to India. The Bush administration's proposal was sharply criticized by some in Congress.CII s …"

"… e former U.S. ambassador to India, Robert D. Blackwill, who also served as Bush's deputy assistant and as deputy national security adviser.The confederati …"

Privately sponsored trips hot tickets on Capitol Hill

By Jim Morris

Study finds almost $50 million spent on travel for lawmakers, aides

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Lugar":

"… the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Indiana Republican Richard Lugar, accepted about $150,000 in trips during the 5½-year study period.Most of …"

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 "Mercatus Center":

"… as little government as necessary."Another Koch group housed at GMU is the Mercatus Center.Koch family money was used to support Mercatus in the mid-1980s and still …"

"… ments filed by the group.John Graham, once an advisory board member of the Mercatus Center, is now a senior OMB official. His office has been particularly receptive …"