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The Network of Wealth Working to Influence American Politics

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Martin Falbisoner
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Wikipedia
United States Capitol Building

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. 

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This show originally aired on January 28, 2016 at 10 a.m.