Morning Reads: Meet The Other Koch Bros; US Ranks 46th In Press Freedom
February 13, 2014

Via Moyers & Company:

Good morning! And a happy 91st birthday to Chuck Yeager, whose drawl is emulated by pilots worldwide. Here are some of the stories we’re reading in the middle of a blizzard here in NYC… 

Stat of the day: 68 percent — share of Seattle voters who support a $15-per-hour minimum wage according to a recent poll.

Meet the Wilks –> While the Koch brothers have become a magnet for controversy, Dan and Farris Wilks have largely flown under the radar. The brothers made their fortune in fracking, and are now spending a chunk of it to fund a network of right-wing advocacy groups. Karoli runs down...

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