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House leader promotes anti-climate-change book she didn't read

Kansas House Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast, R-Emporia, initially said she didn't recall writing the letter on her office stationery that was sent along with an anti-climate-change book to the homes of Kansas House members. But she later confirmed that she wrote the letter endorsing the book, which she has not read. Parts of Mast's endorsement were taken almost word for word from a Publishers Weekly review of the book, the Topeka Capital-Journal reported. The book, "The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Climatism," was distributed by the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based think tank funded in part by Charles and David Koch.