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 "financial reform law":

"… t there is still time left on the clock to undermine key provisions in the financial reform law. Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, named by the Center’s April report as th …"

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 "Mercatus Center":

"… The Koch money largely is earmarked for George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, which describes itself as the “world’s premier university source for …"

"… irman of the Institute for Humane Studies’ board of directors and a Mercatus Center board member. Koch Industries Executive Vice President Richard Fink …"

"… ;board member. Koch Industries Executive Vice President Richard Fink is a Mercatus Center and Institute for Humane Studies board member. Fink also serves as a boar …"

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 "Arizona":

"… nding privately funded conferences conducted in vacation destinations like Arizona, Montana and Florida. Critics claimed that the undisclosed trips created …"

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 "Center for Public Integrity":

"… lion, and the Donors Trust funds have combined assets of $62 million. The Center for Public Integrity has received funding from Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the T …"

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 "Virginia":

"…  — $994,000 — was paid to Stephen Clouse & Associates Inc., a Virginia firm that specializes in raising money for its clients via direct mail, ac …"

"… candidates for U.S. Senate in Arizona, North Dakota, Montana, Connecticut, Virginia and Missouri. Pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action reported spen …"

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 "Ohio":

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

"… Stocked,” from Majority PAC, cites a Dayton Daily News report that says Ohio Republican Senate candidate Josh Mandel hired friends and college buddies …"

"… Senate candidate Josh Mandel hired friends and college buddies when he was Ohio’s treasurer.“Sly One,” also from Majority PAC, attacks North Dakota …"

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 "operative":

"… m on our issues.” …"

"… tive, a 501 (c) (4) which is permitted to keep donors names secret.Two GOP operatives familiar with the initiative say Garza told them he has already secured 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 "Charles G. Koch":

"… e ties to the Kochs.One person completed a Koch Associate Program with the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation and coordinated a regulatory studies program at the …"

"… interests of Charles Koch.Mercatus received at least $7.6 million from the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation between 2006 and 2008, according to the most recent …"

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 …"

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 "YouTube":

"… of climate change policy on individuals. The ads have all been uploaded to YouTube as well.The latest CEI campaign is representative of a shift in the skepti …"

Unregistered advocates?

By Anupama Narayanswamy and Alex Knott

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Japan":

"… ucation Foundation ($950,000 spent during the study period); the Japan Center for International Exchange ($283,000); and the American-T …"

"… nbsp;($283,000); and the American-Turkish Council ($140,000).The Japan Center for International Exchange, which has the mission of building under …"

"… national Exchange, which has the mission of building understanding between Japan and other countries, does not lobby, says the group's executive director J …"

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 "Time Warner":

"… r advisers. Some — such as the Nuclear Energy Institute, Microsoft, Time Warner and The Walt Disney Co. — clearly have products to sell or programs to p …"

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 "Louisiana":

"… re Koch has refineries, pipelines, or offices, including Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota and Oklahoma.While the Senate committee did not officially char …"