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 "Texas":

"… y William Inboden, a professor of public affairs at the University of Texas-Austin, and Chris Rufer, the president and founder of the Morning Star Com …"

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 "United States":

"… cipal owners of the second-largest privately held company in the United States, combined in 2011 to donate $24 million through those foundations&nbs …"

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 "Coal":

"… nonprofit American Energy Alliance reported that its new ad “Stand with Coal,” cost more than a half-million dollars and is running for two weeks in …"

"… er Phil Kerpen, is one of the pro-Coal leaders this election. It runs WarOnCoal.com and has aired campaign ads urging voters to support Coal by voting aga …"

Nonprofit profile: Americans for Prosperity

By Paul Abowd

Quick stats on Americans for Prosperity, supporting conservatives

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

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 "oil and gas":

"… Merrill Lynch and AT&T.Koch is the leading campaign contributor among oil and gas companies for the 2004 election cycle, giving $587,000 so far. Next came&n …"

"… ro Energy at $568,000.Since 1998, Koch is the fourth biggest campaign oil and gas industry giver, behind ChevronTexaco, El Paso Corp. and Enr …"

"… onTexaco—which had revenue of almost $121 billion last year—topped all oil and gas companies with campaign contributions of about $4.6 million since 1998.&nb …"