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You’ve heard about the Koch Brothers, but what about the Koch Sisters?

From the Washington Post:

In a departure from the ominous attack ads and fiery rhetoric (see Reid, Harry) that have dominated the anti-Koch playbook this year, the AFL-CIO is launching a lighter, more positive campaign featuring the “Koch sisters” — two women whose last names really are Koch. Their goal: Serve as a friendly counterbalance to the policies the other Kochs have championed.

"We’re just two average women who’ve raised families and worked hard all our lives," says Karen Koch in a 30-second TV ad that launches Thursday. Joyce Koch adds, “We don’t have billions to spend on political campaigns.”

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The key staff from Obama for America are translating their political success into personal economic success. If anything this points to the need for the rest of us to build a movement that gets big money out of politics so the change we voted for in 2008 can become real.
Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen in this story on former top Obama advisers cashing out with questionable jobs.

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Today, Vox published an article showing 40 charts that explained money in politics.
When it comes to money in politics, you really only need on chart, and it shows that everyday voices are being drowned out by big money.
In our democracy, we should hear from every voice, not just those of elites and lobbyists.

Today, Vox published an article showing 40 charts that explained money in politics.

When it comes to money in politics, you really only need on chart, and it shows that everyday voices are being drowned out by big money.

In our democracy, we should hear from every voice, not just those of elites and lobbyists.

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