“Mitch McConnell and Joni Ernst Are Desperate To Conceal Their Koch Connections”


POLITICUS USA

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“Koch brothers freak out in response to Rolling Stone expose”


DAILY KOZ

David Koch, not holding up well under scrutiny.

David Koch, not holding up well under scrutiny.

“More Money Than I Could Count”: Mitch McConnell’s Very Special Relationship With Lobbyists”


MOTHER JONES

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“Southern Republicans Bring More Polarization”


THE NATIONAL MEMO

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“Koch Foundation to College: We’ll Give You Millions—if You Teach Our Libertarian Claptrap”


THE DAILY BEAST

In 2007, when the Charles Koch Foundation considered giving millions of dollars to Florida State University’s economics department, the offer came with strings attached.

First, the curriculum it funded must align with the libertarian, deregulatory economic philosophy of Charles Koch, the billionaire industrialist and Republican political bankroller.

Second, the Charles Koch Foundation would at least partially control which faculty members Florida State University hired.

And third, Bruce Benson, a prominent libertarian economic theorist and Florida State University economics department chairman, must stay on another three years as department chairman—even though he told his wife he’d step down in 2009 after a single three-year term.

The Charles Koch Foundation expressed a willingness to give Florida State an extra $105,000 to keep Benson—a self-described “libertarian anarchist” who asserts that every government function he’s studied “can be, has been, or is being produced better by the private sector”—in place.

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“One Courageous Democrat Stands Up and Calls For an Investigation into ALEC”


POLITICUS USA

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“Quit it! States urge top retailers to stop selling tobacco”


MSNBC

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“Last Call for Unemployment Benefits” 1


MSNBC

By Suzy Khimm

People fill out application forms before a screening session for seasonal jobs at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York on March 4, 2014.SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

People fill out application forms before a screening session for seasonal jobs at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York on March 4, 2014.SHANNON STAPLETON/REUTERS

“Cartoon: Jack Gerard’s American Petroleum Institute”


DAILY KOS

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“HOW LOBBYING KEEPS ‘RISKY’ FOOD ON YOUR PLATE”


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