More Koch brothers Articles

  • 6 thoughts from William Koch on family, politics

    Six thoughts from William Koch, on family, money and politics. From an interview with The Associated Press: —On his brother Charles: "He likes to do things his own way. He likes to be the boss, as most older brothers do. ... He does like control." —On his siblings overall: "I once used to say...

  • Koch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics. Q: Who are the Koch brothers? A: Charles and David Koch, ages 78 and 74, are billionaire brothers who helped create a broad network of nonprofit groups that control hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into...

  • 4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — They are an outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. Meet the Koch brothers. (Pronounced like the cola.) Perhaps the first thing you need to know is that there are...

  • Jeff Merkley spokeswoman: Koch-funded ad 'blatantly lying' about senator's legislative record

    Merkley's press secretary said the ad "willfully ignored" Merkley's legislative accomplishments.

  • Koch-backed group announces ad buy against Jeff Merkley in Oregon

    The ad, "Get to work for Oregon," notes that in Merkley's six years as a senator, only one of his bills became law.

  • Did the Koch brothers just give up on winning Michigan?

    Their group, Freedom Partners, this week canceled its reserved television air time in Michigan for the remainder of the summer and the fall -- effectively conceding the fight in a state some Republicans are cautiously optimistic could turn in their favor.

  • Report: AFL-CIO, AFSCME, NEA top 2014 campaign donors; Koch No. 36

    Only two of the nation's top 20 donors to federal campaigns favor the GOP, and a stunning 11 are labor unions including the AFL-CIO, and both teachers unions, according to a new report.

  • Philanthropy over politics

    If philanthropy can bring together Dick Scaife and Bill Clinton in a celebration of America, how does one explain the bitter denunciations of the Koch brothers, who are at the very pinnacle of philanthropy themselves?

  • Mystery: Posters in NYC, D.C. call Clintons 'America's Lannisters'

    A new Clinton mystery has hit New York City and Washington, D.C. with the surprise display of posters declaring the Clintons as "America's Most Dangerous Family" and "America's Lannisters."

  • Dark money fuels Democrats' push against other dark money: Examiner Editorial

    Many liberals have an almost-religious faith in the ability of campaign finance laws to clean up politics. In the real world, however, political money always finds the loopholes.

  • Did the Kochs ever give the ACLU $20 million? Probably not

    Google the words "Kochs" and "ACLU" and you will get more than 5 million hits. Most of the top ones reference a $20 million dollar donation that conservative philanthropists David and Charles Koch gave to the American Civil Liberties Union a decade ago to challenge the PATRIOT Act.

  • Is a fear of 'getting Koch'ed' hurting Republican super PACs?

    Democratic super PACs have outraised their Republican counterparts by millions, a factor attributed in part to GOP donors' fear of being targeted by the Internal Revenue Service -- or "getting Koch'ed."



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