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AUG 27, 2014 - Huffington Post

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At Koch Retreat, Top GOP Senate Candidates Credited Koch Network For Their Rise

WASHINGTON -- Three top Republican Senate candidates heaped praise on the political network built by the conservative billionaires Charles and David Koch during a secretive conference held by the brothers this past summer, according to audio of the event. Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst and Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton directly credited donors present at the June 16 retreat in Dana ...

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AUG 26, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats In Tough Races So Far

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely sticking with the Democrats as they dole out funds from their political action committees. A review of Federal Election Commission records by The Huffington Post found that PACs affiliated with corporations and trade associations have given $9 million ...

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AUG 25, 2014 - Business Insider

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Here's Why Legislation Aimed At Tax Inversions Might Not Have Any Effect On Burger King

Burger King is in talks to acquire Canadian donut and coffee chain Tim Hortons as part of a plan to avoid U.S. taxes. And even as the issue has gained attention in Washington all the way up to President Barack Obama, the legislation on the table might not apply to the proposed Burger King-Tim Hortons merger. Even as lawmakers played ...

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AUG 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Koch-Backed Ad Betrays Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Congress

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. An ad from a Koch-backed group labels Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley an ineffective leader because he “wrote only one bill that became law” in six years. This kind of claim is an attack ad staple, but it betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of the ways of Congress. First-term senators, like Merkley, typically get their ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Chuck Hagel Has Authority To Halt Defense Program That Arms Police, Report Says

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel could halt a program that sends surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies, The Hill reported Tuesday. A Pentagon spokesman, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the Defense Department has not made any decision to suspend the program -- but that Hagel ultimately has the authority to do so. The federal government has also provided ...

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