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Pro Big Corporate IRS: Agency Guts Whistleblower Program, Leaves Billions on the Table

Pro Big Corporate IRS: Agency Guts Whistleblower Program, Leaves Billions on the Table It’s widely known among tax professionals that the US does little in the way of tax enforcement, and the little that it does do is directed against individuals and small businesses. What is not so widely known is how deep the institutional […]

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Goldman Sachs reveals ties to Libya fund

Goldman Sachs reveals ties to Libya fund Goldman Sachs has admitted in court documents to having used small gifts, occasional travel and an internship to cement its ties with Libya’s sovereign wealth fund under Moamer Kadhafi.

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House To Vote On Bill That Would Impose $5,000 Fee For Protesting Drilling Projects

House To Vote On Bill That Would Impose $5,000 Fee For Protesting Drilling Projects Awful. 

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The Real Source of Corruption in Congress: Members’ Good-Faith Efforts To Help People

The Real Source of Corruption in Congress: Members’ Good-Faith Efforts To Help People But why does Rogers care so much about Phoenix Products that he wants to send all this business his way? What Phoenix Products has is something unique. It’s based in Kentucky, just like Harold Rogers. Its employees live in Harold Rogers’ district, […]

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No degree, little experience pay off big

Just in his mid-20s, Brian Deschane has no college degree, very little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions. Yet he has landed an $81,500-per-year job in Gov. Scott Walker’s administration overseeing environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees at the Department of Commerce. Even though Walker says the state is broke and public employees […]

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James O’Keefe defends “sex boat” prank by saying it wouldn’t have been that gross

James O’Keefe defends “sex boat” prank by saying it wouldn’t have been that gross From James O’Keefe defends “sex boat” prank by saying it wouldn’t have been that gross – War Room – Salon.com If your defense is that it wouldn’t have been “that gross” then you probably should shut up and slitter away before […]

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Who’s Running TARP? You Might Not Wanna Know

Last week, Congress’s oversight panel for the TARP funds confirmed in a report that the Treasury Department essentially has no idea what banks have done with the astronomical sums they’ve been handed. From TPMMuckraker | Talking Points Memo | Who’s Running TARP? You Might Not Wanna Know Nice jumping off point for discussions on what […]

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Giuliani’s law firm seeking bailout business

In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has begun drumming up business, positioning his law firm to advise corporate clients on how to profit from the government’s $700 billion bailout. From: Giuliani’s law firm seeking bailout business – Newsday.com So at what point is he going […]

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Issue Isn’t Faith and Family

It is not snobbish to recognize that the job of vice president of the United States at this point in history requires a broad understanding of our diverse, globalized world and ways to strengthen the weakened position in it that this country has suffered over the last eight years. From With Palin, the Issue Isn’t […]

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Mississippi’s Ballot Trick

Defying state law, they have decided to hide a hard-fought race for the United States Senate at the bottom of the ballot, where they clearly are hoping some voters will overlook it. Their proposed design is not only illegal. It shows a deep contempt for Mississippi’s voters. From Mississippi’s Ballot Trick Remember the good old […]