Alyssa Katz

author, 'The Influence Machine'

Guest

Investigative reporter and a member of the editorial board at the New York Daily News; author of The Influence Machine: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Corporate Capture of American Life

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Last week, The New York Times revealed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest trade group, has been fighting for big tobacco worldwide.

The Influence Machine

Last week, The New York Times revealed that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest trade group, has been fighting for big tobacco worldwide.

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