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America’s mega-rich conservative Koch brothers hold a private political money round-up. We look again at money politics.

Left to right: Charles Koch, David Koch (CommonCause.org)
Left to right: Charles Koch, David Koch (CommonCause.org)

Agenda-driven money is all over American politics now, and everybody complains.

Conservatives howl about George Soros’s money. Budget cutters complain about unions. Republicans say President Obama will raise a billion dollars for his re-election campaign, even as their candidates grab for cash.

But for private money influence, it’s hard to top the ultra-conservative Koch Brothers, David and Charles. Oil men.  Chemical industry. Libertarians. They're moving millions and millions into shaping America’s future.

We look at the Koch brothers’ money — and America’s future.
-Tom Ashbrook
Guests:

Kathleen Hennessey and Tom Hamburger, reporters for the Los Angeles Times. Read their feature article "Koch brothers now at heart of GOP power."

This program aired on February 8, 2011.

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