Documents Expose New Efforts to Undermine Public Worker Unions

The Koch Brothers and other right-wing groups have budgeted approximately $80 million for 66 so-called think tanks nationwide, specifically for their campaign to get public union members to quit.

Chairman of the board of Americans for Prosperity David Koch speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP/Paul Vernon)

Several months ago, Maxford Nelson, executive director of a right-wing think tank, the Freedom Foundation, showed up at a Washington state legislative committee hearing to oppose a bill to make dues checkoff easier for the state’s public workers. The lawmakers jumped on him, questioning what he was even doing there, since the foundation is

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Koch Brothers Plotting Takeover of Supreme Court

The billionaire magnates have their eyes on the Supreme Court, and that’s not all.

Chairman of the board of Americans for Prosperity David Koch speaks at the Defending the American Dream summit hosted by Americans for Prosperity at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015. (AP/Paul Vernon)

Between Donald Trump's historic unpopularity and an unprecedented number of resignations in the House and Senate, this year's midterm elections could prove to be a blue wave for Democrats, even with much of the congressional map gerrymandered against them. If so, the Koch brothers appear to have missed the memo. According to CBS, the right-wing

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Senate Dems Demand To Know EPA Nominee’s Ties To Koch Brothers

Lawmakers ask Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to disclose relationship to public policy institute funded by Koch-related initiative.

Attorney General Scott Pruitt (Republican of Oklahoma) is seen in the lobby of the Trump Tower in New York, New York, on November 28, 2016. Credit: Anthony Behar / Pool via CNP /MediaPunch/IPX

Senate Democrats are demanding to know what's behind Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head nominee Scott Pruitt's ties to the reclusive conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. The lawmakers, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, wrote a letter (pdf) to Pruitt on Tuesday demanding that he provide "a full

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Koch Brothers Two-Faced On Crime: The Hypocrisy Behind Their Calls For ‘Reform’

Despite their public support for reform, The Intercept’s Lee Fang writes, “Koch money continues to finance election-year efforts that promote tough-on-crime politics.”

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WASHINGTON --- Supporters of criminal justice reform have found an unexpected ally in their efforts to reduce America’s massive prison population: the notoriously conservative Koch brothers. Yet a new investigation suggests the billionaires still support “tough on crime” politicians whose policies contribute to the expansion of mass

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Exposed: Koch Brothers Made A Fortune From Hurricane Katrina Victims

On top of that, the report states that “before the hurricane made landfall, the Kochs saw opportunity to profit from a vulnerable population in need of scarce resources, calling it “the right market to restart operations” at their newly-acquired Georgia-Pacific facilities in the region.

Thursday marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm ravaged the Gulf Coast, especially the city of New Orleans and further highlighted the failures of President Bush’s administration, as he allowed the victims of the Category 5 storm to languish in horrid conditions while he made television appearances praising the

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New Stats Show Rise In Positive Political Ads

With midterm elections only 6 months away it appears that many political groups are moving away from negative attack ads. Experts believe this change could be a response to new trends in voter response.

A screenshot from a Priorities USA Action political ad against President Barack Obama's Republican competitor, Mitt Romney, in 2012. Arguably, 2012 was the nastiest election season in regards to political attack ads. With super PAC money fueling a seemingly endless cycle of ads, the long line of political kidney blows and sucker punches --

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