Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts represents Koch Industries home state in Congress — and pushed to let the billionaire brothers write off their donations to secretive political groups.
As Republican lawmakers prepare to finalize a sweeping tax cut bill, their former aides are back in congressional offices, now representing the real estate, tech, health care and private jet management industries.
A last-minute provision would give the GOP’s fossil-fuel donors a new tax break.
There’s a blurry line between the Kochs’ academic philanthropy and political activism, as academics from free-market centers at George Mason University (funded by the billionaire brothers) have joined the Trump administration this year.
GEO Group is building its rehabilitation brand, buying halfway houses and day-reporting centers — positioning itself to treat many of the victims of America's opioid crisis.
GOP lawmakers from two states hit hard by the tax initiative may end up on the panel that will shape the bill. Will they be pushed to make changes?
Stealth foreign influence? There’s nothing stealthy about it: It’s a big, open, bipartisan business, according to an IBT/MapLight investigation.
Local governments and consumer protection groups wrote to the FCC Monday morning, asking the commission to delay its scheduled Dec. 14 vote on chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to repeal the Obama-era “common carrier” rules.
Documents reviewed by IBT show Bermuda and the Cayman Islands trying to prevent a crackdown on offshore tax maneuvers.
The Senate tax bill would keep the carried interest loophole and also allow some hedge fund and private equity managers to claim a new deduction. Backing the bill? GOP senators who benefited from campaign donations from Stephen Schwarzman, who heads the world’s largest private equity fund.
Trump's move to kill “net neutrality” rules has drawn outrage — but an obscure lawsuit could remove all the internet’s remaining free speech and consumer protections.
The Charles Koch Institute shared a Facebook post bemoaning subsidies to the farmers who bring you Thanksgiving. But Koch Industries has received $400 million in government handouts in the last decade.
Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich told IBT that the Democratic Party “is just a big fundraising machine” now, and that the failure to fix structural problems in the economy helped Donald Trump win the White House.
Agencies like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were set up to be independent and insulated from White House political pressure. But by naming only interim, acting chiefs, Trump keeps them on a short leash.
Provocateur James O’Keefe’s group, which tried to fool the Washington Post, has a history of failure — but its funding from far-right billionaires has kept growing.
In a 2014 hearing, Mick Mulvaney hoped for the "continued viability and availability" of controversial payday and installment loans. Now Mulvaney might be in charge of policing those same products.
Wealthy GOP families and Republican politicians enable the group to spread its free-market principles and funnel thousands of dollars into student government elections to elect conservatives.
Current Chief of Staff Doug Friednash came to the Colorado governor's office from lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. The governor's office hired BHFS to work on the state's behalf. On Monday, it was announced Friednash was heading back to his old firm.
Mick Mulvaney may run the agency considering sanctions against Santander — while his former top aide lobbies for the bank.
In a new study, researchers quantify the way firms respond to political risks. The results may scare proponents of a government free of private sector influence.
Trump is threatening to impose 25% tariffs on China if its president doesn't attend the G20 summit.