New Super-PAC Takes Midterm Lead for Kochs

The billionaire oil executives are now relying on Freedom Partners Action Fund to run political commercials, while their nonprofit, Americans for Prosperity, has gone dark.
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A man holds a television remote control unit for a Virgin Media set top box in this arranged photograph at the company's store on Oxford Street in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013. Billionaire John Malone's Liberty Global Inc. agreed to acquire Virgin Media, Britain's second-largest pay-TV provider, in a $16 billion cash-and-stock transaction announced in the U.S. yesterday.

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The IRS letters that went out to politically-active nonprofit groups in 2010 and kicked up a House investigation two years later have fallen out of the headlines but they just might be having an impact on this year's midterms. 

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