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Kochs win Madoff suit

By Muckety   |   November 23, 2016 at 7:05am   |   0 Comments

Koch Industries, owned by the libertarian Koch brothers, will not have to return $21.5 million in profits from the Madoff Ponzi scheme, because the funds were deposited in offshore accounts.

Koch insider joins Rubio campaign

By Muckety   |   February 23, 2016 at 11:13am   |   0 Comments

Marc Short, an adviser to the Koch brothers, is joining Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign, Politico reports.

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.

Google casts wide net in think tank support

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 17, 2014 at 8:10am   |   0 Comments

Like the comprehensive search engine it aims to be, Google covers all political bases when it comes to think tank funding.

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.

The Koch offensive on Obamacare

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 10, 2013 at 10:38am   |   0 Comments

Koch brothers’ efforts to block Obamacare are roundabout, but clearly visible in our Muckety map.

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 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.

MA Senate race would be a multi-million-dollar affair

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 5, 2013 at 6:08am   |   0 Comments

The most nation’s expensive Senate race last year took place in Massachusetts, where more than $81 million was spent in the high-pitched contest between successful Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren and Republican incumbent Scott Brown.

Kochs say they have no ties to FreedomWorks

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 6, 2012 at 10:36am   |   0 Comments

Now that former House Majority Leader Dick Armey has resigned as chairman of FreedomWorks, will there be a power shift?

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.

Many links between Cato and Mercatus

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 12, 2012 at 9:59am   |   0 Comments

Think tanks have social networks, too.

Politics, carcinogens and new business opportunities

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 11, 2012 at 11:31am   |   0 Comments

Johns Manville Corporation is currently airing a TV ad that indirectly challenges the constant complaint from the right that regulation smothers business.

So many bucks, so little bang

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 7, 2012 at 8:41am   |   0 Comments

One of the big losers Tuesday night was the billionaire-financed political campaign.

Kochs paid for cheap gas before Sandy. How about after?

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 2, 2012 at 8:06am   |   2 Comments

One of the techniques used by Americans for Prosperity to draw crowds and sway voters is the sale of gasoline at $1.84 per gallon.

Muckety this: Anna Nicole Smith and the Koch brothers

By Muckety   |   November 1, 2012 at 8:11am   |   0 Comments

Not for any reasons nefarious, but only because it’s such an unlikely connection, we give you a Muckety map linking the Koch brothers with Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith and nonagenarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor.

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.


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