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Is Koch Brothers' $889M a big deal?

Hats off to the Brothers Koch for transparency. There was nothing sneaky or smoke-filled about their announcement earlier this week that their network of political organizations will spend $889 million on the 2016 elections.  This is a wonderful model of openness in influence peddling.

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Exonerations surged in 2014

Exonerations in the United States reached a record high last year, driven by mushrooming support from police and prosecutors to revisit closed cases, according to a new report .

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PODCAST: Will race define Obama's legacy?

On this week’s DecodeDC podcast, we talk with David Haskell, an editor at New York magazine who polled 53 historians and asked them how they thought we’d remember President Obama 20 years from now.

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DecodeDC's foremost aim is to be useful. That means being a reliable, honest and highly entertaining source of insight and explanation. It also means providing multimedia coverage of Washington's people, culture, policies and politics that is enlightening and enjoyable. Whether it's a podcast, a video, an interactive graphic, a short story or a long analysis, it will be based on this guiding principle: We are in DC but not OF DC.