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A Tea Party Family History?

Think Progress' Lee Fang has been doing research on the billionaire Koch brothers for some time now and this week author Jane Mayer also wrote an extensive piece on them for The New Yorker, Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging
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Think Progress' Lee Fang has been doing research on the billionaire Koch brothers for some time now and this week author Jane Mayer also wrote an extensive piece on them for The New Yorker, Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama.

Lee Fang appeared on Countdown to discuss his research at Think Progress.

For the past two years, ThinkProgress researcher Lee Fang has been digging into the nefarious activities of the Koch family, reporting on their funding of the tea parties, the depth of their astroturfing, and their family’s record of right-wing radicalism.

Using a great deal of TP’s research, The New Yorker’s Jane Mayer published a lengthy article this week that gives the “Kochtopus” ideological network the mainstream media attention it deserves. In order to “alter the direction of America,” the oil family has been “giving money to organizations fighting legislation related to climate change, underwriting a huge network of foundations, think tanks, and political front groups.”

Jane Mayer joined Rachel Maddow the following hour to discuss her article in The New Yorker.

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