July 31, 2015

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July 30, 2015

Thursday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (073015)

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Rob Portman, just another corrupt politician:

In 2013, the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations probed Apple’s tax avoidance schemes, finding that the technology company paid little to no corporate taxes on over $74 billion in income over a four year period.

As the accusations mounted, Apple paid Mark Isakowitz, a Washington lobbyist, to work on corporate tax and international tax structure issues in the Senate.

The tables have turned as Isakowitz was hired in January of this year to become the chief of staff to Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, the new chief of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. According to a report by Bloomberg’s Jesse Drucker and Richard Rubin, the subcommittee under Portman is “shifting its focus” away from digging into inappropriate corporate behavior.

Imagine that. You hire a guy from who lobbied for Apple, and all of a sudden you’ve lost interest in investigating Apple.

Rob Portman is all about … Rob Portman.

July 29, 2015

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (072915)

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July 28, 2015

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July 27, 2015

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July 26, 2015

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July 25, 2015

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July 24, 2015

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12:20 p.m.: At the Federalist
Ideas For Reporters Struggling To Cover Planned Parenthood.”
Mollie Hemingway has dozens of potential angles you can expect the press to almost universally ignore.

11:45 a.m.: From Erick Erickson, in an email

Coca-Cola was listed as a corporate supporter of Planned Parenthood. They were on Planned Parenthood’s website. Various other outlets had attached Coca-Cola to Planned Parenthood.

This morning I received this email to my radio station’s email account. Coke will not contribute to Planned Parenthood and will not match employee contributions to the organ harvesters either.

One down, 38 to go.

Additionally, I am relived to report that “A Ford Motor Co. representative contacted The Daily Signal claiming they had been erroneously listed on Planned Parenthood’s website, and have contacted Planned Parenthood to be removed.”

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11:40 a.m.: Latest from the land of New York Times lapdogs“Stealth-Edits Clinton Email Story at Her Command.”

July 23, 2015

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July 22, 2015

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July 21, 2015

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July 20, 2015

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July 19, 2015

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July 18, 2015

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July 17, 2015

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