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Koch Brothers Network Is A Parasite on GOP

Five Myths About the Koch Brothers — And Why It Matters To Set Them Straight March 10, 2016 by Alexander Hertel-Fernandez and Theda Skocpol This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. Not long ago, many Americans, including Washington, DC, insiders, had never heard of Charles and David Koch — now known as “the Koch brothers” — […]

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Interest Groups Pouring Millions Into 2014 Senate Races

Interest group advertising pours into Senate races; almost 60 percent of group spending is undisclosed dark money, shows 2014 Wesleyan Media Project report  Knight Foundation provides $74,800 in new support to Wesleyan Media Project to increase government transparency  Interest group involvement in campaign advertising is continuing its upward trend, the Wesleyan Media Project reports today […]

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Koch Brothers: Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network?

Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network? ASMI, SLAH and TOHE by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer ProPublica, March 17, 2014, 12:35 p.m. Libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch were among the first to grasp the political potential of social welfare groups and trade associations — nonprofits that can spend money to influence elections but […]

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Fighting to Rein in Dark Money

Every news cycle seems to bring another revelation of the corrupting influence of dark money on American politics. In just the past few weeks, reporters and watchdog groups have exposed a network of state-level advocacy groups posing as think-tanks,…

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Six Facts Lost in IRS Scandal

Six Facts Lost in the IRS Scandal by Kim Barker and Justin Elliott, ProPublica In the furious fallout from the revelation that the IRS flagged applications from conservative nonprofits for extra review because of their political activity, some points about the big picture — and big donors — have fallen through the cracks. Consider this our Top […]

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Corporate Donations Behind Dark Money Group

(photo courtesy of earthlyissues.com) Big Corporations Put Up Seed Funding for Republican Dark Money Group Some of the nation’s biggest corporations donated more than a million dollars to launch a Republican nonprofit that went on to play a key role in recent political fights. Like the nonprofit groups that poured money into last year’s elections, […]