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Now here’s a sweet deal:
Step 1: Set up your own Political Action Committee.
Step 2: Raise a million dollars in $20 contributions from little old ladies.
Step 3: Pay yourself and your partners almost all of the money while giving only a fraction of the amount to the candidates that the little old ladies thought they were giving to.
It’s the story of the “Freedom Defense Fund,” which was supposed to raise money for GOP candidates. As reported by Roll Call.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Amount that President Obama has added to America’s “brand value” according to the Nation Brands Index:
A study suggested that the health effects of exposure to nuclear radiation at Chernobyl were no worse than ill health resulting from smoking and normal urban air pollution.
A former New York City police officer who had been arrested in 2012 for exchanging online messages about cooking women alive and eating them, and for illegally accessing data about potential victims in law-enforcement databases, was sentenced to time served.
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