Stories tagged with Koch Industries

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The mighty formaldehyde lobby

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 7, 2012 at 7:09am   |   0 Comments

“You can say this for our political system,” Nicholas Kristof writes in the New York Times. “Even carcinogens have an advocate in Washington!”

Energy interests pour millions into campaign

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 9, 2012 at 9:53am   |   0 Comments

The Koch brothers, owners of the giant oil producer Koch Industries, are widely perceived as Obama’s major opponents in the energy sector.

Finding the shortest distance between Koch money and political campaigns

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 8, 2012 at 8:54am   |   1 Comments

If you want to know the Koch brothers’ approach to the 2012 election, look no further than the statement in a post Thursday by Clare O’Connor of Forbes.

The Koch political ledger

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 3, 2012 at 8:59am   |   0 Comments

They’re everywhere, or certainly seem to be.

How oil interests fund attack on Obama energy policy

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 1, 2012 at 7:30am   |   0 Comments

Americans for Prosperity has launched another advertising drive criticizing President Obama’s energy policies, Bloomberg Businessweek points out.

Oregon legislator returns Koch donation

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 26, 2012 at 7:26am   |   0 Comments

The Oregonian reports that a member of the state House of Representatives has returned a $3,000 donation from Koch Industries after coming under harsh criticism from Democrats and union leaders.

David Koch’s commitment to Scott Walker

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 20, 2012 at 8:35am   |   0 Comments

How deep is David Koch’s loyalty to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker?

Muck tracker - Kochs & Americans for Prosperity

By Muckety   |   March 31, 2012 at 9:45am   |   0 Comments

Tracking Koch money and Americans for Prosperity. See our post on Forbes.

Three billionaires want to sell you on a bridge

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 19, 2011 at 9:35am   |   0 Comments

The billionaire Koch brothers are throwing their support behind billionaire bridge and trucking mogul Manuel Moroun.

Koch Industries begins lobby campaign in Canada

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 28, 2011 at 8:23am   |   0 Comments

Koch Industries is looking to expand its sphere of influence, registering as a lobby client in Canada.

Charles Koch sounds off

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 1, 2011 at 9:36am   |   0 Comments

Charles Koch, roundly criticized in recent weeks by union leaders, Wisconsin demonstrators and liberal bloggers, took the unusual step today of speaking publicly.

Mapping the Koch connections in Wisconsin

By Laurie Bennett   |   February 23, 2011 at 8:58am   |   1 Comments

Koch money is finding its way to Madison.

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