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DOJ Investigating Facebook for Suspected Irish Tax Dodge

The United States Department of Justice has asked for a federal court order to compel Facebook Inc. to provide the IRS with documents relating to undervaluing global assets transferred to its Irish holding company in a scheme to slash its tax rate to 3.5 percent.

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Huff Post Links: Pro-TPP Op-Eds Nearly Identical to Drafts from Foreign Government Lobbyists

Throughout the past year, several op-eds appearing in California publications promoted the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, but the Huffington Post is reporting that several of those op-eds use identical language from lobbyists who were retained by foreign governments, specifically Japan, to push support for the controversial trade agreement in the United States.

Sen. Marco Rubio Rallies K Street Lobbyists

After a less-than-impressive third quarter of fundraising, GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is holding a fundraiser on Capitol Hill. The guest list includes lobbyists, bundlers and members of Congress, and the event is expected to raise roughly $200,000 for Rubio’s presidential campaign.

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Bitcoin Now Has a Paid Lobbyist

Last February, the New York Times editorial writer Joe Nocera raged against “The Bitcoin Blasphemy,” which he claimed was libertarian “sacrilege” since it is “unconnected to any currency or any government.” But try as they might, the leftist thought police at the Times that see bitcoin as an existential threat to “full faith” in the dollar and the U.S. government are failing.

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