Billionaire businessman Frank VanderSloot, a major Mitt Romney super PAC donor who was subjected to three federal agency audits after being slimed by the Obama campaign, says he isn't the only one of his peers who was audited after donating to Romney.
VanderSloot, who was also national co-chair of the Romney campaign's finance committee, was described in an April 2012 Obama campaign Web posting as one of eight "wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records."
The Treasury Department's inspector general told senior Treasury officials in June 2012 he was auditing the Internal Revenue Service's screening of politically active organizations seeking tax exemptions, disclosing for the first time on Friday that Obama administration officials were aware of the matter during the presidential campaign year.
In a groundbreaking resolution, the Los Angeles Unified District school board voted Tuesday to ban suspensions for "willful defiance," making it the first district in the state to do so.
This decision will stop suspensions for a variety of misbehaviors?anything from mouthing off to teachers, eating food in the classroom, or violating the school dress code?which critics have maintained are too broad and arbitrarily enforced. Instead, starting next year, principals will install alternative disciplinary measures while students remain in school.