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Mayer showcases Workshop’s Koch report

Posted: July 2, 2013 | Tags: campaign finance, Koch

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Calling Congress “a hopeless bastion of obstruction," Jane Mayer writes in her blog post for The New Yorker on Monday about the Investigative Reporting Workshop’s two-year study of the Koch political and philanthropic giving, saying the Koch brothers' political influence is one of the reasons the president had to bypass the legislative branch when confronting climate change.

Mayer is an expert on the Koch brothers and their extensive economic empire. She has previously published several articles on the billionaires, including an extensive investigation of the history of the Koch’s family business and Charles and David Koch’s ideological network. When her report in August 2010 caught substantial public attention, Mayer faced attacks from several fronts, including David Koch himself, who called Mayer’s report “hateful… ludicrous” and “plain wrong.”




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