The Network of Wealth Working to Influence American Politics
The Supreme Court decision in the Citizens United case aligned spending in political campaigns with protected speech. The decision meant that corporations and others could spend as much as they want on parallel campaigns with little oversight or transparency. That worked for billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch, who have used that power to spread their views and influence state and national elections.
- Jane Mayer, Author of Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
This show originally aired on January 28, 2016 at 10 a.m.