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  • Accountability, or lack thereof...

    07/21/2017 8:51:43 AM PDT · by Rustybucket · 2 replies
    7/21/2017 | Rustybucket
    In order for a body to be accountable, action must occur.
  • Broward County school board sues FDE over education bill

    07/05/2017 6:08:45 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    WSVN-TV ^ | 7/5/17
    .... Broward County school board is suing the State of Florida over a new education bill that they say is a weapon.... ....redirects more than 400 million state dollars to charter schools. Back in May, 7News reported on Mater Academy, a charter school in Hialeah Gardens, for directing their students to write letters in support of the bill and in return, they would receive extra credit.... .... Broward County Schools is the only district that has filed a lawsuit and board members hope other districts will follow, including Miami-Dade...
  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public on Tuesday

    06/12/2017 8:32:07 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 52 replies
    cnn ^ | 6/12/2017 | By Tom LoBianco, Manu Raju and Laura Jarrett, CNN
    Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement.
  • Jeff Sessions wants his testimony to be open to the public

    06/12/2017 8:54:58 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 53 replies
    NY POST ^ | June 12, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify Tuesday afternoon in public, rather than behind closed doors. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Sessions will appear at 2:30 pm to talk about the Russia investigation.
  • PITBULL: FLORIDA PAID ME $1 MIL TO TAKE STATE WORLDWIDE

    12/16/2016 3:34:53 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    TMZ ^ | 12/15/16
    Pitbull went public with the contract he signed with Florida -- revealing the state paid him a ton of money to be its ambassador -- but he only did it after a politician pushed him into a corner. ....Florida state's Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran had filed a lawsuit asking a judge to allow Pitbull's deal to be made public. As we reported ...Pitbull's company had threatened to sue if representatives leaked the "trade secrets" in his contract.
  • The Twin Pillars of Progressivism

    12/06/2016 6:38:25 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-6-16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Universities and the media: arrogant, ignorant, and ripe for reform. (Read the rest at the link. Site does not want me to copy for some reason. It could just be my computer, but don't allow that glitch to cause you to miss this fine article by VDH. He's ripping and roaring this am.)
  • Will California Town become Another Flint, MI?

    10/19/2016 10:37:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/19/16 | Katy Grimes
    No voter approval for debt which taxpayers are on the hook for means no accountability for elected politicians The town of Apple Valley, California, deep in the heart of the Victor Valley of San Bernardino County, has a ballot initiative battle grappling with accountability for bond debt. But it’s gotten political with citizens claiming elected members of the Apple Valley Town Council have ceased making decisions in the best interests of their community. Nearly 4,000 Apple Valley residents signed petitions to bring Measure V to the Nov. 8 ballot to require voter approval of any Town project of $10 million...
  • Hold yourself accountable

    08/19/2016 12:17:51 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 5 replies
    http://www.irontontribune.com/ ^ | March 27, 2016 | Josh Morrison
    For many, the warmer weather is a sign of the spring and summer seasons we have longed for throughout those cold, dreary winter days. In many cases, those signs point to the start of the spring sports season, birds chirping, sitting on the porch and enjoying a glass of lemonade or tea, planting flowers or just doing some much needed spring cleaning.[snip] Something I always try to do is reflect on various things, pray for guidance and look for opportunities to be a better husband, father, coach and Christian. That reflection was culminated in something I read this week. Of...
  • Mayor Emanuel Moves To Abolish Police Review Board

    05/13/2016 6:36:20 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 13 MAY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Emanuel will abolish the city’s troubled Independent Police Review Authority. For months, the mayor has been criticized for how the city investigates excessive force allegations against Chicago police. In an op-ed piece that’s expected to appear in Sunday’s Sun-Times, the mayor says the city would replace the agency with a civilian agency that has more independence and more resources to do its work. “My goal is to bring safety to every community, through building trust in our police department,” Emanuel said.
  • DOJ Employees in Ferguson and Trayvon Unit Used Taxpayer Cash for Airfare, Dentist Visits(T)

    04/13/2016 9:11:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 4/12/2016 | J. Christian Adams
    Justice Department employees in the DOJ Community Relations Service have reported gross mismanagement and corruption to Attorney General Loretta Lynch -- but she has taken no action to investigate the problems. The Community Relations Service has been at the center of high-profile, racially charged controversies involving the Justice Department, including the riots in Ferguson and Baltimore and the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Florida. Multiple DOJ sources report to PJ Media a culture of incompetence and political decision-making by managers in the Justice Department component. The complaints also allege the use of federal money for personal travel, including one Atlanta...
  • Obama calls on journalists to hold candidates accountable

    03/28/2016 6:12:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 9:02 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    President Barack Obama is again bemoaning the political environment surrounding this year’s presidential elections and is calling on journalists to hold candidates and themselves to a higher standard. […] Obama says he understands there are pressures “to feed the beast” with softer stories, but that leads to consumers failing to understand the world as well as they should, which has consequences for the country. …
  • VA proposes raising employee pay to fix accountability

    02/24/2016 5:03:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/24/16 | Sarah Westwood
    Rep. Jeff Miller, chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee, said Wednesday an Obama administration proposal to increase accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs by raising pay for senior executives does not address the agency's deepest problems. The proposal involves switching the classification of top VA officials from Title 5 to Title 38 of the Senior Executive Service, which would lift caps on how much the agency is allowed to pay certain employees. But the move would also prevent those employees from delaying disciplinary action by appealing their punishments to the Merit Systems Protection Board. Officials accused of wrongdoing...
  • BOOM! Karl Rove Breaks Down How Cruz Camp’s Cheating Stole Iowa from Trump (VIDEO)

    02/03/2016 6:40:56 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 603 replies
    On Wednesday, Karl Rove, not a Trump fan by any means, explained how the cheating could have cost Donald Trump the election in Iowa. Wow! This is a stunning indictment of the Cruz Campaign's cheating scandal.
  • Sarah Palin's Facebook Post Targets Ted Cruz Campaign

    02/03/2016 6:33:10 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 53 replies
    Sarah Palin joined Donald Trump Wednesday in condemning actions taken by Ted Cruz surrogates during the Iowa caucuses when they falsely told Ben Carson supporters that Carson, an evangelical favorite, had dropped out of the Republican presidential race. Cruz admitted that the allegations against some of his supporters were true, and apologized to Carson. For Palin, who has endorsed Trump, that wasn't enough. "Sen. Ted Cruz was spot on when he once noted that 'millions of Americans are asking for accountability and truth.' Which is why it's so curious -- and saddens us -- this lack of accountability with the...
  • Hillary: "I'm Asking People To Hold Me Accountable"

    02/01/2016 7:04:24 AM PST · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Monday in an appearance on CNN’s “New Day,” after dismissing the importance of any questions about her email arrangement while secretary of state, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pointed to what she wants to get done as president and asked people to “hold her accountable.”
  • A Free Republic Accountability Project: Let's Name Names

    01/21/2016 4:49:13 PM PST · by JewishRighter · 48 replies
    January 21, 2016 | JewishRighter
    I'd like to propose an accountability project. I invite all FReepers to list the names of public officials and others who have never been held to account for crimes, corruption and other misdeeds that are readily verifiable and widely known. My goal is to make sure we have before us a list of accounts that should be settled if and when justice and accountability are restored. I'll start off with a list that comes to mind: 1. Bill Clinton: Selling technology to the ChiComs for campaign cash; failing to catch or kill Bin Laden; multiple acts of abuse of power;...
  • LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE...

    01/09/2016 7:46:40 AM PST · by Isara · 116 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 09 Jan, 2016 | Sela T
    LIBS Lose Their Minds! Ted Cruz Says Hillary Is A Liar, His Daughter Is Spanked For Lying, SHE SHOULD BE TOO! Hillary is a liar, and Ted Cruz compared her to his 5-yr old. When she tells a lie, she gets a spanking…so when Hillary tells a lie, she should too! He also explains HOW Americans can spank her…Ted Cruz knows how to deal with lying behavior.That's the message the Republican presidential candidate sent to supporters Friday during a campaign stop at a coffee shop in Iowa but his words set off the hypersensitive left.Cruz was asked by an audience...
  • Draining Washington's swamp, Fred Thompson-style

    11/12/2015 2:40:12 PM PST · by LibertysWordsmith · 22 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | November 12, 2015 | Melanie Sturm
    “I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood,” joked Sen. Fred Thompson, the “Law & Order” star who recently died. A real-life prosecutor and Watergate counsel, Thompson formulated the famous question that hastened Richard Nixon’s downfall: “What did the president know, and when did he know it?” If you believe this question still delivers political accountability, Think Again. Alas, the Watergate era’s bipartisan commitment to equal and impartial justice has been rendered obsolete by lawmakers who often operate lawlessly. Capturing the hypocrisy, comedian Bill Murray tweeted: “So, if we lie to the government, it’s a felony. But if...
  • Paying Taxes and Going to Jail Like Adults; Teens Deserve the Right to Vote, Too (Daily Beast)

    10/21/2014 2:26:08 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 61 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 10/06/14 | Jillian Keenan
    Right now, millions of Americans are disenfranchised by our political process. They can pay taxes and contribute to social security, but they can’t vote. They can be sentenced to life in prison, but they can’t vote. Every day, their bodies, lives and futures are affected by politicians and policies they did not choose. Who am I talking about? Felons? Guess again. We need to lower the voting age. This is a prime moment to ask ourselves whether our voting system is yet fully equitable. Last month, Scotland made history when, for the first time in British politics, 16- and 17-year...
  • Election observers face more restrictions this year (WI)

    10/20/2014 7:24:34 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 10-20-14 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. — The same election commission that banned a 78-year-old poll monitor from observing next month’s election is pushing a policy that would keep election observers farther away from voters. In a letter obtained by Wisconsin Reporter, the City of Milwaukee Election Commission receives guidance from the city attorney on how to comply with a provision in a new state law involving election observers. Wisconsin Act 177, which into effect in April, allows the chief election inspector or municipal clerk to restrict the viewing area of poll observers to an area “not less than three feet nor more than...