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Koch statement on transparency

Koch statement on transparency

06/23/12 10:20AM

Ed. note: The following is a solicited statement, requested as response to our reporting and discussion this morning concerning transparency in politics. The statement was submitted to us yesterday via email by Robert A. Tappan, director of external relations for Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC.Privacy and confidentiality in the advancement of ideas are also held by many on the left including your guest Lee Fang's former employer, the Center for American Progress, and his current employer, United Republic, neither of which disclose their donors. read more

In our June 23 show, we're out in the open

06/23/12 09:31AM

You may have heard that this is Republican Retreat Weekend, highlighted by Mitt Romney hosting hundreds of his biggest donors in (one of) his home state(s), Utah. If you think your invitation got lost in the mail, don't worry: at least 99% of us never got one. Who will be there? Melissa will reveal some names to you near the top of our show, which is much more than we can do for the Koch brothers' convention, also taking place this weekend. read more

Good Look: Saying 'vagina' in Michigan (a lot)

06/23/12 08:30AM

Melissa tweeted this prior to Sunday's show:If you think that's oddly defensive, you may not have caught Melissa's discussion later that morning with Michigan State Rep. Lisa Brown, who had been banned from dissenting vocally about an anti-abortion bill Republicans were advocating. read more