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  • **FILE** Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union (Gage Skidmore)

    Koch network says no ties to new ACU chief

    Koch Industries is distancing itself from Matt Schlapp, the new chairman of the American Conservative Union, who used to run the Washington political shop for the network of companies and political organizations associated with Charles and David Koch.


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, after a Democratic caucus meeting. (Associated Press)

    Harry Reid: Koch brothers are 'a cult'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday likened the conservative Koch brothers' political efforts to "a cult," and called on them to open up their operations to public scrutiny.


  • FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, Tom Steyer waves as he walks to the podium to address the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. In an announcement on Friday, June 6, 2014, Steyer, a billionaire investor who has pledged to spend tens of millions of dollars targeting Republicans who reject climate change, is now creating a fund to help victims of extreme weather disasters, starting with wildfires in the American West. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Koch brothers donate to college fund; Steyer's money aimed at climate change

    This year's best-known politically active billionaires — liberal Tom Steyer and the libertarian Koch brothers — drew headlines Friday for a pair of hefty charitable contributions, but that's where the similarities end.


  • Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund, is interviewed in Washington, Thursday, June 5, 2014. The United Negro College Fund announced a $25 million grant Friday from Koch Industries Inc. and the Charles Koch Foundation _ a large donation from the conservative powerhouse Koch name that Democrats have sought to vilify heading into the 2014 mid-term elections. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Kochs give to United Negro College Fund while Steyer offers climate-change aid

    This year's best-known politically active billionaires — liberal Tom Steyer and the libertarian Koch brothers — drew headlines Friday for a pair of hefty charitable contributions, but that's where the similarities end.


  • Chamber says it wasn't involved in energy mailings

    A group run by the sister of the chairman of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce sent postcards warning that renewable energy standards have caused higher utility bills, and the chamber denies any involvement.


  • Koch brothers decline invite for climate debate

    Conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch have declined an invitation - extended in a full-page, color ad in their hometown newspaper - to a public debate on climate change.


  • Many 'Obamacare' critics accepted its subsidies

    Several big corporations have reaped millions of dollars from "Obamacare" even as they support GOP candidates who vow to repeal the law. This condemn-while-benefiting strategy angers Democrats, who see some of their top congressional candidates struggling against waves of anti-Obamacare ads partly funded by these companies.


  • Businessman Tom Steyer listens during a meeting to announce the launch of a group called Virginians for Clean Government at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. While Democrats hammer away at the influence of the Koch brothers, conservatives are swinging back by pointing to the liberal campaign activism and free-spending ways of the wealthy Steyer brothers, Jim and Tom. (Associated Press)

    The Steyer Brothers: GOP finds Koch rivals who finance Democrats

    While Democrats hammer away at the influence of the Koch brothers, conservatives are swinging back by pointing to the liberal campaign activism and free-spending ways of the wealthy Steyer brothers, Jim and Tom.


  • ** FILE ** Sen. Harry Reid. (Associated Press)

    CURL: Who the hell are the Koch brothers?

    Just kidding. I know who the Koch brothers are. They're the billionaire oil magnates who control 4,000 miles of pipeline and whose corporation, Koch Industries, owns dozens of companies like Georgia-Pacific lumber, Stainmaster carpet, Brawny paper towels, Angel Soft toilet paper, even Dixie cups. Net sales: $115 billion. A year.


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