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  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 15- Republican Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal opponent of the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 15- Republican Donald Trump's expected selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal opponent of the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 14- Republican Donald Trump's expected selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates on Thursday, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal...

  • David and Charles Koch

    Industrialist and conservative donor Charles Koch challenged conservatives to end "corporate cronyism", even if it helps his businesses.

  • Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin, speaks during the Leadership Forum at the 144th National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Billionaire businessman David Koch is pushing back against reports that he endorsed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for president. NBC News reports.

  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

    Charles and David Koch appear to have a favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

  • David and Charles Koch

    Wall Street and big business's election kingmakers are reaching for their wallets again in the race for President.

  • Sen. Marco Rubio.

    Sen. Marco Rubio announced his presidential bid to the public on Monday from Miami, marking the third official Republican campaign.

  • Robert Mercer in a rare photo at the 2014 World Science Festival Gala, New York City.

    One of the most important Republican donors in America today is a hedge fund manager who keeps a low profile.

  • The IRS will revamp rules made to curb political activity by nonprofits after receiving more than 150,000 comments. The NYT reports.

  • Tom Steyer

    Billionaire Tom Steyer has been picking a lot of political fights over climate change recently.

  • Billionaire hedge funder doubles down on climate fight

    CNBC's Lawrence Delevingne discusses billionaire hedge funder Tom Steyer's aggressive campaign against big-name conservatives, such as the Koch brothers and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), to recognize climate change as a serious issue.

  • The rich are a varied group with a range of opinions. While Thomas Steyer, founder of Farallon Capital Management, pictured here, opposes the Keystone Pipeline, other wealthy individuals such as T. Boone Pickens support it. That complicates studies about the wealthy's political views.

    The media have seized on a recent study that shows that a powerful "American elite" rules America. It's a scary finding. But a closer look suggests it's not that simple.

  • Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 3- California Governor Jerry Brown has a problem. Yet Molly Munger and Charles Munger Jr., children of Warren Buffett's business partner, Charles Munger, Sr., have together become Brown's worst nightmare as the November election approaches.