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Bill Straub: The Theater of the Absurd as poor Mitch keeps getting understood perfectly for plain-speaking

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has spent so much time backing-and-filling over the past few days that he could have sailed halfway around the world by now. Ask him how it tastes to eat crow and he’ll be obliged to tell you, “Tastes like chicken.” The Louisville lawmaker caused an uproar on Monday, spilling over into Tuesday, after issuing a statement all but ordering his longtime...

Center for Public Integrity: Koch Brothers pour more than $23.4 million into higher education, including UK

By Dave Levinthal Center for Public Integrity The Koch brothers are supersizing their already hefty investments into college students’ hearts and minds. A pair of private foundations led by the billionaire industrialists poured more than $23.4 million into U.S. colleges and universities during 2014, according to a Center for Public Integrity analysis of tax documents recently filed with the Internal...