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Latest Koch Industries Items
A Washington ethics watchdog group filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday against Freedom Partners, an Arlington-based nonprofit formed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, asking the agency to investigate whether the group exploited a new loophole in campaign finance laws to give out anonymous "dark" money to conservative groups.
The recent fiscal crisis has opened a major rift between the tea party wing of the Republican Party and business groups that traditionally have backed Republicans, with many business leaders now vowing to counter insurgent candidates.
Koch Industries sent a letter Wednesday to senators declaring they are not pulling the strings behind the scene to orchestrate the government shutdown.
The Lernaean Hydra, the ancient serpent-like water beast with many heads, should be the symbol of the Internal Revenue Service. Every scandal at the IRS is followed by two more, like the hydra, that grew two heads for every one lost. The Hydra was a myth; the IRS, alas, is not, and it's out of control.
Newspapers that fail to adapt to the 21st century won’t be around for the 22nd. Some newspaper publishers want to abandon printed newspapers to survive in the digital free-for-all.
Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez addressed the issue on everyone's lips last week during the paper's in-house awards ceremony, Huffington Post blogger Kathleen Miles reports.
Newspapers that fail to adapt to the 21st century won't be around for the 22nd. Some newspaper publishers want to abandon printed newspapers to survive in the digital free-for-all. The Tribune Co., owner of eight regional papers, including The Chicago Tribune and The Los Angeles Times, filed for Chapter 11 protection in 2009 and just four months ago emerged from bankruptcy reorganization intent on dumping the papers that served as the core of the business since Tribune Co. was founded in 1847.
A spokesperson for conservative tycoons Charles and David Koch addressed growing speculation Tuesday of the the brothers making a bid for the Los Angeles Times.
The left is trying to convince the public to hate the Koch brothers. The billionaire businessmen Charles and David Koch are a favorite target of liberals because their support of free-market causes serves as a counterbalance to the inordinate sums given to Democrats from unions and Hollywood.