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August 1, 2014

Which Koch Brother Wanted to Date Marla Maples?

Do you know which Koch brother wanted to date Marla Maples, but thought better of it after Donald Trump picked her up?

How about which Koch brother donned a “Captain Koch” costume at the Wichita Gridiron Club?

Do you know which Koch brother wrote a play that provided source material for the film “Shakespeare in Love?”

How about which Koch brother opened up a bookstore, a John Birch Society bookstore?

Did you even know there were four Koch brothers? Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., only talks about two of them, Charles and David, while leaving Bill and Frederick largely out of the equation.

Mother Jones Senior Editor Daniel Schulman tells the tale of the K-Bros masterfully in his new book “Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America’s Most Powerful and Private Dynasty,” and he’ll drop by Roll Call Book Club on Thursday night to discuss not just the history of the Koch family and its behemoth Koch Industries, but the people behind it.

Be prepared. These folks play hard ball, especially with one another for control of a vast enterprise. How else to explain the Koch brother who subpoenaed his own mother, after she’d had a stroke, to testify in a lawsuit?

Drop by our free event at Hill Center at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, starting at 6 p.m. Wine, snacks and books included. Register at Hill Center’s website.

  • Jazzy

    Not one story on Roll Call this week so far about RENEWUi, EUC, but looks like we’ve got ourselves a District of Columbia version of TMZ blooming.

  • Bayou Mudbugg

    Really Roll Call? I just lost all respect for your website. RENEWUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Yonatan YONATAN

    Senator John Boehner, and his Republican party, has failed the three million of unemployed Americans without an extension of benefits, since late last December. While he fought tooth & nail in the senate, on behalf of the Koch Brother’s Oil Pipeline bill, he used every tactic available to him, to try to kill the extension bill. Him and his cronies have successfully drove millions of struggling families into financial ruin and deep debt, which many might never recover from. While Billions have been approved for the Ukraine, and more for the defense of Europe, these families are left in financial ruin. Over the past six months more and more of these families are facing homelessness. The Government no longer seems to care. They have walked away from the issue. There has been an intentional lack of media coverage of this crisis, in the hope that it would just go away. How can our government walk away from three million American families like this? It’s shameful..

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