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Koch vs. Koch, Circa 1940s

In a May report published in Mother Jones, investigative reporter Daniel Schulman portrays two teenage members of the family of right-wing horrors fighting to resolve their problems—under the direction of their father.

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Here Are Some Tangible Effects of Climate Change in the U.S.

Despite what the Koch brothers may or may not want Americans to believe about climate change, the White House has gone ahead and released a report describing the real, tangible impact of morphing climate conditions in the U.S. in recent decades.

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The Dark Money Man: How Sean Noble Moved the Kochs’ Cash Into Politics and Made Millions

For a brief, giddy moment, Sean Noble—a little-known former aide to an Arizona congressman—became one of the most important people in American politics.

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Koch Brothers in Control

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Meet the Secret $256 Million Bank for Right Wing Causes

A new IRS filing reveals that a shadowy Koch brothers-led nonprofit, Freedom Partners, spent nearly a quarter-billion dollars trying to influence 2012 elections and policy discussions. Most of the donors remain secret. Can you say, “oligarchy”?

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Colbert Slams PBS for Appeasing Koch Brothers

PBS recently made the decision to pull the plug on “Citizen Koch,” a documentary about money and politics that paints a less than flattering picture of the conservative billionaire Koch brothers. That hasn’t sat too well with many, including the host of “The Colbert Report.”

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Koch Brothers to Buy the L.A. Times?

If you thought money was done corrupting the news, think again. Conservative billionaire archfiends David and Charles Koch are said to be pursuing the Tribune Co. newspaper group, which includes the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun.

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Billionaires Covertly Funding Attacks on Climate Science

Secretive groups known as Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund are funneling millions of dollars into the effort to cast doubt on climate science “without revealing the identities of [their] wealthy backers or that they have links to the fossil fuel industry.” An audit trail links them to a likely source.

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Koch’s Next Target: Hurricane Sandy Victims

David Koch’s conservative political organization Americans for Prosperity is threatening to unleash a torrent of political attack ads against congressional members in the next election if they vote for the $60.4 billion federal storm aid package.

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Koch Industries Is Awash in Money and Misdeeds

Contracts won with bribes, falsified safety and emissions reports, price fixing, illegal dealings with Iran and stolen oil. Bloomberg has compiled a detailed litany of loosely related bad behaviors by the managers of Koch Industries and its subsidiary companies. (more)

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The Koch Brothers’ Gallery of Million-Dollar Buddies

Twice yearly, the billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch assemble a crowd of wealthy economic libertarian sympathizers to raise funds for their efforts to influence government and the American public. (more)

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Koch Buys Right to Pick FSU Faculty

Billionaire Charles Koch pledged $1.5 million to Florida State University’s economics department three years ago with the stipulation that his staff would screen the faculty hired for a program on “political economy and free enterprise.” (more)

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Tea Party Benefactor David Koch Plays a Game of ‘Ask the Right-Wing Billionaire’

Oil tycoon David Koch offered his seemingly unsolicited opinion to a New York Magazine reporter, saying he didn’t think President Obama deserved any credit for taking down Osama bin Laden ... (more)

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