Fact Checkers Back Kochs Over Liberal Adversaries
The Washington Post’s Fact Checker blog and non-partisan FactCheck.org say liberal critics who have labeled billionaire GOP patrons David and Charles Koch as “Big Oil” are wrong, Politico reports.
Response from Senator Martin to ALEC Inquiries
SENATOR STEVE MARTIN (VA-11)
Based on some significant misrepresentations about how bills become law and a desire to silence conservative voices various leftist groups have been attacking a conservative voluntary membership organization (ALEC) that is used by conservative legislators as a resource for limited government/free enterprise/competitive market based solutions to issues arising in the 50 states.
Trolling for Dirt on the President’s List
WALL STREET JOURNAL — Kimberley A. Strassel
Political donations don’t come with a right to privacy, and Mr. VanderSloot might have expected a spotlight. Then again, President Obama, in the wake of the Gabby Giffords shooting, gave a national address calling for “civility” in politics. Yet rather than condemn those demeaning his opponent’s donors, Mr. Obama—the nation’s most powerful man—instead publicly named individuals, egging on the attacks. What has followed is the slimy trolling into a citizen’s private life.
Mr. VanderSloot acknowledges that “when I first learned that President Obama’s campaign had singled me out on his ‘enemies list,’ I knew it was like taping a target on my back.” But the more he’s thought it through, “the public beatings and false accusations that followed are no deterrent. These tactics will not work in America.” He’s even “contemplating a second donation.”
Letter to the Editor
NASHUA TELEGRAPH – Grady Semmens, TransCanada Corp.
“. . . contrary to Ms. Trivilino’s letter, Koch Industries is not one of our customers. It would be a shame if Americans did not receive the benefits of Keystone XL if the project is not approved.”