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Earlier this month, AIG executives headed to a luxury spa in California to decompress after the company received an $85 billion federal bailout.
How else does AIG spend its money? Well, federal disclosure forms show that the company set aside $750,000 to pay for the Republican convention in Minneapolis and another $750,000 to underwrite the Democratic convention in Denver.
The spirit of bipartisanship all around.
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
Ratio of money spent by Britons on prostitution to that spent on hairdressing:
A German scientist was testing an anti-stupidity pill.
A Twitter spokesperson conceded that a “Frat House”–themed office party “was in poor taste at best.”
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“Shelby is waiting for something. He himself does not know what it is. When it comes he will either go back into the world from which he came, or sink out of sight in the morass of alcoholism or despair that has engulfed other vagrants.”