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The big money behind GOP denial of climate change

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 6, 2017 at 2:59pm   |   0 Comments

Not only has Donald Trump filled his cabinet and his White House staff with people who deny or question the existence of climate change, he has adopted almost verbatim the language of the fossil-fuel industry, the New York Times noted Sunday.

Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99

By Muckety   |   December 19, 2016 at 8:06am   |   0 Comments

Actress and serial bride Zsa Zsa Gabor died Sunday. She was 99.

The Koch family tree

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 12, 2016 at 10:28am   |   0 Comments

The father of the billionaires Charles and David Koch helped build an oil refinery in Nazi Germany, according to a book coming out this month.

Bitcoins, think tanks and the Koch brothers

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 11, 2013 at 9:12am   |   1 Comments

As if there isn’t enough dark money in the think tank funding stream, at least one organization is now accepting bitcoin.

An updated view of the Kochs and the Cato Institute

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 9, 2013 at 10:59am   |   3 Comments

Last year, after a highly publicized court battle, the Koch brothers and the Cato Institute came to an agreement.

The political dimensions of the latest Koch Industries deal

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 18, 2013 at 12:16pm   |   0 Comments

When you’re spending $7.2 billion on an acquisition, it’s a plus if political persuasions align as closely as business interests.

ALEC, SPN and the Kochs

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 14, 2013 at 8:19am   |   0 Comments

A new report by the liberal Center for Media and Democracy examines Koch influence at the state level.

The many funding paths of Freedom Partners

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 14, 2013 at 8:23am   |   0 Comments

Politico published a jolting story this week about the political spending of a relatively unknown group called Freedom Partners.

Kochs won’t buy Tribune papers

By Muckety   |   August 23, 2013 at 5:30am   |   0 Comments

The Koch brothers have decided not to pursue acquisition of Tribune Company newspapers.

Charles Koch funds new ad campaign

By Muckety   |   July 11, 2013 at 9:46am   |   0 Comments

Businessman Charles Koch is launching a $200,000 advertising campaign in his hometown of Wichita, KS, praising economic freedom and criticizing government interference.

Heritage Foundation funders

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 10, 2013 at 8:40am   |   0 Comments

The Heritage Foundation, in the spotlight because of its questionable “research” on immigration, receives millions of dollars from right-leaning foundations each year.

Kochs weigh purchase of Tribune newspapers

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 21, 2013 at 9:09am   |   0 Comments

The libertarian Koch brothers, seeking new ways to broaden their already significant influence on American politics, are considering an acquisition of eight newspapers from the Tribune Company, the New York Times reports.

Muckety this! Warren Buffett to the Koch brothers

By Muckety   |   March 15, 2013 at 5:04am   |   1 Comments

Their politics couldn’t be more different.

Kochs seek better bang for their bucks

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 20, 2013 at 6:57am   |   0 Comments

Looking for a higher return on their political investments, the Koch brothers are making some personnel changes.

Replacing thought with ideology, one think tank at a time

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 9, 2012 at 9:50am   |   0 Comments

At first glimpse, Jim DeMint’s appointment to head the Heritage Foundation is “the scholarly equivalent of appointing Michael Moore to head the Brookings Institution,” Dana Milbank writes in the Washington Post.

Koch money flow

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 16, 2012 at 4:08pm   |   0 Comments

The many ways that the Koch brothers make and spend money are a source of fascination for both the left and the right.

Free markets and undercover politics

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 14, 2012 at 8:36am   |   0 Comments

As libertarians, Charles and David Koch declare that a free marketplace is a safe marketplace.

Glaring link in 2012 campaign: big GOP contributors and big potential tax cuts

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 17, 2012 at 2:02pm   |   0 Comments

The new refrain in the Obama stump speech mocks tax cuts.

Billionaires and poxymorons

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 3, 2012 at 9:16am   |   0 Comments

It’s high time to add a new word to the campaign lexicon.

Kochs vs. Cato: Kochs win

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 25, 2012 at 5:33pm   |   1 Comments

The Cato Institute and the Koch brothers have settled their legal battle with an agreement to replace the CEO, Ed Crane.


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