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Officers of a Monroe-based charity that is under investigation by federal authorities donated nearly $50,000 to conservative candidates and causes in recent years, Federal Elections Commission records show. Angel Food Ministries Inc., a nonprofit that supplies cut-rate groceries to families nationwide, is under scrutiny by the FBI and the IRS.
Agents carried away boxes of documents last Wednesday from the ministry and a related company in Walton County. Tax returns show the nonprofit’s officers saw huge pay raises from 2006 to 2007, and they apparently spread the money around. They were most generous to the National Republican Congressional Committee, to which Angel Food founder and CEO Joseph Wingo gave $12,500 in 2007.
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
Chances that a deep breath inhaled today will contain a molecule from Julius Caesar’s dying breath:
Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences, by John Allen Paulos, Hill and Wang (N.Y.C.)
The earth once had three moons; the two lost moons may have crashed into the surviving moon, or been sucked into the sun, or flung out of the solar system to drift through deep space.
In Florida, an 87-year-old World War II veteran flying touch-and-go drills in a Cessna collided with an airborne skydiver. “There was a ‘woof’ sound,” said a witness, “like falling on your face into your pillow.”
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“American politics has often been an arena for angry minds.”