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  • Ad Offers More Than $6000 Per Month to House Foreign Minors

    07/10/2014 7:53:25 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 10, 2014 | Kristin Tate
    HOUSTON, Texas--An ad placed in the Penny Saver Newspaper in Murrieta, California is seeking "loving, compassionate parents to provide a loving home" for illegal immigrant minors, according to a local reader of the publication. Lisa Maloney Vinton, a Murrieta resident, provided Breitbart Texas with a purported copy of the advertisement, which was put up by the Crittenton Services and Foster Family Agency. It says, "Help heal the wounds ... for children in foster care programs including survivors of human trafficking and unaccompanied refugee minors."
  • DFU PRESENTS: Clinton, Marc Rich - $250 Million Bribe? (No, Hillary was not dead broke)

    06/10/2014 7:10:09 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | orig Nov 2008 | dfu
    $250 MIL MARC RICH PARDON BRIBE
  • Harry Reid Wanted $600K Bribe to Make Federal Investigation Go Away

    04/21/2014 6:59:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/21/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Isn’t there some way we can get money out of politics? Let’s ask Harry Reid. A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.Jeremy Johnson was allegedly told that the price would be $600,000, and claims to have made an initial payment of $250,000 when he was slapped with a federal lawsuit. Now he says he wants his money back.The Salt Lake Tribune points out...
  • Why Patrick Cannon sting took so long (RAT mayor of Charlotte bribed before election)

    03/30/2014 9:03:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 3/27/14 | Michael Gordon
    As the corruption investigation of former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon went back underground Thursday, a nagging question hung over his embarrassed city: Couldnt this have been known before he was elected mayor in November? According to an affidavit released this week, the FBI became aware of possible illegal activity of then-City Council member Cannon as early as August 2010. By the time Cannon was sworn in as the citys top elected leader, undercover agents posing as real estate developers had flown him and his wife to Las Vegas and paid him almost $30,000 in bribes, prosecutors say.
  • Does Eric Holder care that votes against Pennsylvania's voter ID law were bought?

    03/25/2014 6:17:22 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 03/24/2014 | RICH ZEOLI
    A senior administration official is suspected of taking bribes. An investigation ensues. The government concludes they have a case. Next thing you know, the governor is indicted. Four members of the state legislature are suspected of taking bribes. An investigation ensues. Evidence is gathered. The evidence includes 400 hours of audio and video, and, lest we forget, the actual exchange of cash, plus a $2,000 Tiffany bracelet, for services rendered, caught on tape. Next thing you know, the state attorney general drops the investigation and now we are left to wonder: What's next in Pennsylvania?
  • Pelosi OK with Pork in Continuing Resolution

    10/19/2013 11:16:47 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    As it turns out, the so-called clean Continuing Resolution passed this week to reopen the federal government wasn't so clean after all. Included in the fine print was a $2 billion bailout of a troubled dam project on the Ohio River and a payment of a year's salary to the millionaire widow of the deceased Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ). House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) said she considers such expenditures a small price to pay for averting a worse calamity. If $2 billion for a dam in Kentucky is what it takes to buy Senator McConnell's vote, so be it. Let's...
  • 15 Journalists Have Joined Obama Administration

    09/13/2013 7:28:16 AM PDT · by Baynative · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/13/13 | John Nolte
    Time managing editor Rick Stengel's decision to join the Obama administration is just the latest example of a new trend among mainstream media journalists who are making it official by officially joining the Obama administration. Stengel, who is joining the State Department, is just one of 15 (or 19) who have given up a career in journalism to join Obama's crusade to fundamentally transform America:
  • State Department Reveals Hillary Clinton Received $500K Worth of Jewelry from Saudi King

    09/09/2013 8:55:58 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 56 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | AUGUST 30, 2013 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    Foreign diplomacy doesnt always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei. The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday. ... Meanwhile, Vice President Joe Biden got a bare-breasted female bust from Liberia. The Constitution prohibits U.S. government employees from keeping presents worth more than $350. But officials at the U.S....
  • State Department reveals Hillary Clinton received $500K worth of jewelry from Saudi king

    08/30/2013 6:01:55 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 50 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/30/13 | BILL HUTCHINSON
    Foreign diplomacy doesnt always resolve world-class problems, but it sure does rake in the swag. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was given a half-million bucks worth of diamond and ruby jewelry by Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and received $58,000 worth of bling from Brunei. The lavish gifts were among a treasure trove of keepsakes bestowed upon U.S. leaders in 2012, the State Department disclosed Thursday. Russian President Vladimir Putin gave Clinton a $560 bottle of cognac
  • Drugmaker Eli Lilly paid kickbacks to Chinese doctors for new patients taking insulin

    08/22/2013 8:34:24 AM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 22 Aug 13 | Tom Murphy
    Eli Lilly and Co. has spent millions of dollars on kickbacks to doctors in China for new patients who started using the drugmaker's insulin products, according to a report from a Chinese newspaper. The 21st Century Business Herald reported that the Indianapolis company spent at least 30 million yuan, or about $4.9 million, in direct kickbacks to doctors. The paper cites a former Lilly executive it identified using the pseudonym Wang Wei. A Lilly spokeswoman said in an email the company is "deeply concerned" about the allegations, and it is still investigating very similar accusations from a former sales manager...
  • The IRS Is Defying An Obama Administration Order To Give Employees $70 Million In Bonuses

    06/20/2013 7:46:33 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    Business Insider - AP ^ | 6-20-2013 | ;Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press
    The IRS Is Defying An Obama Administration Order To Give Employees $70 Million In Bonuses Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated PressJune 20, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) Already reeling from a pair of scandals, the Internal Revenue Service is drawing new criticism over plans to hand out millions of dollars in employee bonuses. The Obama administration has ordered agencies to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts, but the IRS says it's merely following legal obligations under a union contract. The agency is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses, said Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, a senior Republican on the...
  • Obama phone advocates fight back, but call drops (rife with fraud?)

    03/17/2013 4:41:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Bizpacreview ^ | 3/16/13 | Michael Dorstewitz
    After the Federal Communication Commission reported this week that 41 percent of those receiving free mobile phones dont meet the requirements some because theyre dead the proponents of the so-called Obama phone program are firing back. But they still miss the point. Ever since GOP Rep. Tim Griffin of Arkansas announced early this week that Lifeline, a free phone service for low-income families that costs taxpayers $2 billion a year, was rife with fraud, conservative lawmakers and pundits alike have jumped on the bandwagon to bash it. The programs supporters are now fighting back. Allow me to set...
  • House...Board finds substantial reason... Rep. Owens (D-NY21 ) illegally accepted foreign gifts

    02/06/2013 4:57:29 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 6:04pm | Posted by William A. Jacobson
    The Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics just releasedfindings (with extensive evidentiary supporting documents) that there is substantial reason to believe Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY21) violated federal law and House Rules in connection witha trip to Taiwan(emphasis added): NATURE OF THE ALLEGED VIOLATIONS: Representative Bill Owens may have acceptedpayment of travel expenses for an officially connected trip to Taiwan from an impermissible source, resulting in an impermissible gift, in violation of federal law and House Rules. Representative Owens may have accepted payment of travel expenses for an officially connectedtrip to Taiwan, when that trip was in some part planned,...
  • Let the truth be known - Did Walmart pay to enter India? Probe the issue

    12/18/2012 9:42:48 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 14 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | December 12, 2012 | Editorial
    Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Kamal Nath has done well to assure the Opposition early Tuesday that the Government will inquire into the details of Walmart's lobbying activities in India. The retail giants recent disclosure to the US Senate that it has spent $25 million (about Rs125 crore) since 2008 to lobby for access to the Indian market, has raised uncomfortable questions on whether policy-makers in India were bribed by the American retail giant. Muddying the waters is the announcement by Bharti Walmart Pvt Ltd the joint venture company of Walmart and Bharti Enterprises Ltd last Friday that...
  • Judge owned stock in firms he ruled on (Rat appointee?)

    11/25/2012 9:58:15 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 24, 2012 | Jennifer Gollan and Shane Shifflett
    A federal judge has issued three key rulings over a four-year period that favored companies in which he owned stock, a California Watch analysis has found. Measures are in place to prevent judges from violating federal conflict-of-interest laws. But Judge Manuel Real, a 46-year veteran of the bench appointed by President Lyndon Johnson, appears to have skirted those safeguards, records and interviews show. Judges are supposed to disclose everything from their investments to their attendance at expenses-paid seminars. When a financial conflict arises, no matter how small, they are required to step aside, by federal law and the Code of...
  • VIDEO: Latest voter-fraud sting nabs son of long-serving Dem congressman

    10/24/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 9 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 10/24/12 | Will Swaim
    The son of a prominent Virginia congressman agreed to help an undercover reporter forge documents in what he thought was an illegal voting effort aimed at re-electing the president, a just-published video reveals. After raising legal and practical concerns, Patrick Moran, son of Virginia Democrat James Moran, encouraged the reporter to create phony utility bills that would allow others to cast multiple votes in the November 6 election. Supporters of stronger voter ID laws seized on the video as evidence of widespread corruption among liberal get-out-the-vote organizations. What hes doing is soliciting fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent ballots, and thats...
  • Baggage handler at NYC airport gets life in prison

    10/16/2012 5:01:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    -excerpt- "...bribed baggage handlers at John F. Kennedy International Airport concealed cocaine on commercial jets inside sensitive wing assembly compartments."
  • Obama appoints wife of Univision owner to UN diplomatic post

    10/02/2012 7:24:24 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 91 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | Wednesday, 09.26.12 | El Nuevo
    President Barack Obama appointed Cheryl Saban, wife of the owner of Univision, as U.S. representative to the United Nations, according to reports from various news blogs. According to the Politico blog, Haim Saban, owner of the television network, backed Hillary Clinton in 2008, but during the summer donated $1 million to groups supporting the campaigns of Democrats. And according to another blog in Spanish of Yahoo, the appointment of Cheryl Saban to the diplomatic post was made last Wednesday, the day before Obama appeared at a forum at the University of Miami hosted by Univision.
  • Alleged Crack-For-Votes Scandal In Brazil (coming to an urban precinct near you)

    09/25/2012 3:46:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    DE TERESINA - Federal Police in the northeastern state of Piau are investigating allegations of a drugs-for-votes ring. Candidates for the city council in the capital Teresina used crack to lure dealers and addicts to vote for them, accuses a prominent lawyer in the region Lcio Ribeiro, who heads the local Commission for Human Rights. The formal accusation was submitted to the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB), though names of those being investigated were not initially made public. According to Folha de Sao Paulo, police are also looking for evidences that drug dealers and addicts have teamed up to...
  • Venezuelan state governor: Cuba inefficient at mang. ports, food dist. ["bleeding them dry"]

    08/20/2012 2:49:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Mimai Herald ^ | August 19, 2012 | ANTONIO MARIA DELGADO
    Hugo Chvezs government has granted Cuba key concessions in Venezuelas food distribution system by making the island its purchasing agent abroad as well as its seaport manager activities that represent a fabulous business for the Castro brothers while generating more scarcity and huge losses for Venezuela. The governor of the state of Carabobo,Henrique Salas Feo, said that a great part of the problems of scarcity and cost of living increases in Venezuela could be attributed to the corruption of people close to its government and Cubas inefficiency managing the facilities at Puerto Cabello. Puerto Cabello is the entry gate...
  • Exclusive: White House dusting off plan for potential oil release

    08/16/2012 11:51:42 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | August. 16, 2012 | Jeff Mason
    (Reuters) - The White House is "dusting off old plans" for a potential release of oil reserves to dampen rising gasoline prices and prevent high energy costs from undermining the success of Iran sanctions, a source with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. U.S. officials will monitor market conditions over the coming weeks, watching whether gasoline prices fall after the September 3 Labor Day holiday, as they historically do, the source said. It was too early to say how big a drawdown would be from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve and, potentially, other international reserves if a decision to...
  • HHS Sends $5.9 Million to Program Run by Obama Buddy (U of Chicago program tied to MO)

    05/14/2012 11:49:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 26 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 5-14-12 | Keith Koffler
    The Department of Health and Human Services last week announced it had awarded a $5.9 million grant to a University of Chicago Medical Center program tied to Michelle Obama and run by Eric Whitaker, one of President Obamas closest friends. The Urban Health Initiative, which received the award, was originally based on a smaller program launched during the last decade by Michelle Obama, who was an executive at the University of Chicago Medical Center before she departed to become first lady. The UHI is headed up by Obama basketball and golf buddy Whitaker, who has known the president since Obamas...
  • Speaking of Felonies: The White House and the Sestak 'Bribe'

    07/17/2012 11:23:49 AM PDT · by rdb3 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 JULY 2012 | Joel B. Pollak
    Speaking of Felonies: The White House and the Sestak 'Bribe' While Democrats continue to accuse Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of being a felon until proven otherwise, its useful to remember an apparent felony that was allegedly committed by Barack Obama's White House in 2009: the attempted bribe of Democrat Joe Sestak. Sestak claimed the Obama administration offered him a job if he would stay out of the primary in Pennsylvania for the U.S. Senate seat then held by Arlen Specter.
  • Jeremiah Wright claims Obama ally offered $150,000 bribe in 2008 to shut up

    05/13/2012 7:45:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Hey, guess who's back? In his new book on Barack Obama titled The Amateur, Edward Klein caught up with Jeremiah Wright, Obama's minister and friend for 20 years and pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. The Hillary Clinton campaign nearly derailed Obama's nomination by digging up Wright's incendiary and controversial sermons at TUCC, including exhortations like, "God damn America!" and saying that 9/11 was nothing more than America's chickens coming home to roost ... among many other statements. Obama later proclaimed ignorance of Wright's rants despite his long association with TUCC, and eventually renounced Wright and TUCC...
  • The Real Cost of a College Education (The real goal behind fiddling with student loan rates)

    05/02/2012 6:48:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2012 | James E. Miller
    Last week, the total amount of debt emanating from student loans in the U.S. reached $1 trillion. With the Great Recession still present in the daily lives of the middle class, salaried jobs for college graduates are tough to come by. Many have had to settle for low-wage positions stocking shelves in retail stores or serving coffee at the local Starbucks. According to the Associate Press, three out of five new graduates are unemployed. The dissatisfaction these bachelor's degree-holders have with the lack of jobs manifested into last fall's Occupy movement. Many "occupiers" naively directed their anger at capitalism and...
  • Waukesha Co. DA investigates alleged Mitt Romney subs-for-votes

    A spokesperson for Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told 27 News Schimel has launched an investigation into allegations that free sandwiches given out on election day by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney violated Wisconsin law. Waukesha County investigator detective David Witkowski told 27 News the criminal probe began Wednesday with interviews and requests for records. On Tuesday, April 3, Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan greeted people at a Cousins Subs restaurant on Pearl Street. News video shows Romney encouraging people to vote and inviting them to pick up free sandwiches. "A reasonable person would understand that Romney's statement...
  • 1977 anti-bribery law put businesses at competitive disadvantage

    03/21/2012 4:22:34 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/21/12 | Betsi Fores
    The Department of Justice has recently begun enforcing a once-obscure anti-bribery law that makes it illegal for multinational corporations to engage in bribery with foreign governments, drawing criticism over the very aggressive approach to the law. The of 1977 (FCPA) has been rarely enforced over the last 35 years. But, currently, 78 companies are under investigation by the Department of Justice, including well-known companies like Avon, Goldman Sachs, Hewlett-Packard, Pfizer and Wal-Mart Stores (SNIP) Recently however, there has been a sharp increase in cases. In the last four years, a total of 58 companies have paid a combined $3.74 billion...
  • Staff at The Sun Tabloid Arrested In Bribe Inquiry

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's biggest-selling tabloid newspaper was fighting to contain the damage after five of its employees were arrested Saturday in an inquiry into the alleged payment of bribes to police and other officials, detectives and the newspaper's parent company said. Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. said the five employees from The Sun tabloid had been detained and that police had searched their homes and the group's London offices, potentially deepening the scandal over British tabloid wrongdoing.
  • Scandal allegations scramble 2 Milwaukee races

    02/06/2012 11:05:57 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-6-12 | Larry Sandler
    Dramatic developments are rocking the campaigns for two of Milwaukee's least dramatic offices: city comptroller and city treasurer. The comptroller's race effectively ended Thursday, the day that Milwaukee County prosecutors charged Supervisor Johnny Thomas with accepting a bribe. Thomas, who had been the front-runner in the comptroller's race, immediately suspended his campaign, leaving Martin Matson, the city's deputy pension director, as the only active candidate on the April 3 ballot. In a single day, a promising political career was derailed and a little-known bureaucrat was virtually assured of becoming the chief financial officer of a $1 billion-a-year local government. The...
  • North Koreas Unlikely Big 3(fishermen & attractive widows?)

    01/28/2012 3:10:17 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Daily NK ^ | 01/28/12 | Mok Yong Jae
    North Koreas Unlikely Big 3 By Mok Yong Jae [2012-01-28 12:38 ] Which parts of North Korean society are the most well-off today? In the past, the powerful and popular were those with good seongbun, usually members of the Korean Workers Party; however as a result of the ongoing economic difficulties in North Korea, some other livelihoods well paying ones - have become lucrative enough to start attracting people in huge numbers. This focus on other aspects than seongbun can be seen in marriage. For example, many cadres now find that a good seongbun may not be enough to...
  • Lawyer Says He Made Up Story of Berlusconi Payoff

    12/23/2011 6:54:48 PM PST · by decimon · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 22, 2011
    ROME -- A British lawyer says he invented accusations that Silvio Berlusconi paid him $600,000 to lie on the stand to protect the former Italian premier's business interests. David Mills' testimony Thursday at Berlusconi's corruption trial in Milan undercuts prosecutors' case against the politician.
  • Occupiers Bribe Children with Cigarrettes to Sign Walker Recall Petition

    11/21/2011 9:51:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 11/21/11 | Pat Dollard
    These images were taken by an anonymous individual on the website, www.ar15.com. They were taken during a rally in Wisconsin on November 17, 2011. The poster writes: I dont have time to extract all the cell pics and video at the moment but Ill drop this here to get some blood boiling. I was able to get in by the North Ave Occupy situation last night sitting amongst these idiots is quite an eye opener to listen to the stupidity that comes out of their mouths. And the stupid things they do out in the open. I was able...
  • Obama unveils student debt-relief plan

    10/26/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 26, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    Continuing his recent tack of bypassing Congress and enacting reforms without them, President Obama on Wednesday announced a package of student loan reforms designed to lower college graduates monthly payments, arguing his plan will redirect some of that borrowed money into the economy to promote job growth. Speaking to a friendly audience of college students in Denver, Mr. Obama said the changes wont cost taxpayers a dime but will save you money and will save you time, and tied the ever-rising cost of education to the nations lagging economy. Living with that kind of debt means making some pretty tough...
  • Motorola faces bribery probe (US regulators investigating Austrian lobbyist)

    09/20/2011 4:02:00 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 1 replies
    EMFacts Consultancy ^ | September 9, 2011 | Olle Johansson
    The New Zealand Herald http://www.nzherald.co.nz/middle-east/news/article.cfm?l_id=8&objectid=10749523&ref=rss US regulators are investigating an Austrian lobbyist and US telecom maker Motorola over alleged bribes of up to 2.2 million euros (NZ$3.68m), Austrian weekly Profil revealed at the weekend. From April 2004 onwards, Motorola apparently transferred up to 2.2 million euros to three firms controlled by lobbyist Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, Profil said in a summary of a report to be published on Monday, local time. Mensdorff-Pouilly then used this money to make illegal payments to key political figures in Europe and the Middle East, it said. The US Securities and Exchange Commission had evidence that people...
  • Fannie Mae Exec Who Hired Barney Frank's Boyfriend Used to Work for Frank

    05/27/2011 11:05:13 AM PDT · by CharlyFord · 7 replies
    JammieWearingFool ^ | 27 May 2011 | JammieWearingFool
    Nothing improper here, folks. Just move along. You're a homophobe if you think there was anything unseemly going on. The Fannie Mae executive who hired U.S. Rep. Barney Franks former lover was a campaign donor and once worked for the congressman but denies the Newton Democrats recommendation played a role in the controversial 1991 hiring.
  • How to get 'Rafale', 'bribe', 'India' and 'prostitute' in one headline

    03/11/2011 10:03:17 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Flight Global ^ | March 10, 2011 | Stephen Trimble
    How to get 'Rafale', 'bribe', 'India' and 'prostitute' in one headline By Stephen Trimble on March 10, 2011 Aero India is nearly a month in the past, but the semi-annual roar-over-Bangalore is back in the headlines. The India Today newsmagazine reported on Tuesday: The Air Force has set up a court of inquiry against a wing commander for taking bribe from foreign aviation manufacturing companies to facilitate prominent static display of their aircraft during the recently concluded Aero-India 2011 exposition. Wing Commander A.K. Thakur was caught accepting bribe from Dassault, France, for helping them display their aircraft prominently during the...
  • Illinois State job goes to ex-lawmaker who supported Massive tax hike

    01/15/2011 11:02:37 AM PST · by Tom Rounder · 3 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | January 15,2011 | Steve Bartin
    Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gave a nearly $86,000 state job to a former lame-duck lawmaker who supplied one of the votes needed to pass his major income tax increase, but the governor's office and former state Rep. Careen Gordon both said Friday that there was no connection between the actions.
  • CHICAGOLAND: Obama Said to Consider William Daley for Top White House Post

    01/03/2011 1:55:08 PM PST · by saganite · 85 replies
    Drudge ^ | 3 Jan 11 | staff
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  • Circle Pines, Minn. IRS Agent Sentenced in Bribe Case

    12/16/2010 3:50:37 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 4 replies
    Fox 9 ^ | 12-16-10 | Leif Knutson
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A former IRS agent from Circle Pines, Minn. was sentenced Thursday for soliciting and agreeing to accept a bribe in May-June. Roger Anthony Coombs was sentenced in a St. Paul Federal Court to 33 months in federal prison for the $9,700 bribe, which he solicited to two owners of a small Minnesota company on May 8. The business owners then notified authorities and worked with IRS investigators, whom witnessed two payments to Coombs that resulted in his June 2 arrest. Coombs was indicted June 21 before pleading guilty on Aug. 19.
  • What's Up with the Extension for Ethanol Subsidies?

    12/09/2010 12:18:57 PM PST · by red meat conservative · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Red Meat Conservative ^ | 12/09/10 | Daniel
    As conservatives, we understand that not everything that is dubbed as a tax cut is a good thing. Liberals are wrought to describe handouts as tax cuts and tax cuts as handouts. Thus, the extension of the regressive, job killing, price hiking ethanol subsidies are not good tax cuts and should not be extended. Yet, through all of the discussion concerning the deal on the Bush tax cuts, there is a total blackout concerning the deal with the ethanol subsidies. Tim Carney reports at the Washington Examiner, that Chuck Grassley (R-Ethanol) is claiming that a one year extension of these...
  • Councilor Turner convicted on all counts in corruption case

    10/29/2010 1:03:22 PM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 28 replies
    Boston.com ^ | Oct 29, 2010 | Jonathan Saltzman
    Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner was convicted today in a federal court in Boston on charges that he pocketed a $1,000 bribe in his district office in 2007 and later lied about it to federal agents who were interviewing him. A US District Court jury delivered its verdict this afternoon, just a few hours into its first full day of deliberations, finding Turner guilty of attempted extortion and providing false statements to FBI agents.
  • Bill Clinton pushed Meek to quit Florida race

    10/28/2010 4:10:04 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/28/2010 | Ben Smith
    Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week and nearly succeeded. Meek agreed twice to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crists independent bid in a last-ditch effort to stop Marco Rubio, the Republican nominee who stands on the cusp of national stardom. Meek, a staunch Clinton ally from Miami, has failed to broaden his appeal around the state and is mired in third place in most public polls, with a survey today showing him with just 15 percent of the vote....
  • This Appears To Be Worthy of JAIL - RIGHT NOW

    10/27/2010 2:35:02 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 6 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | October 27, 2010 | Karl Denninger
    You have to be kidding me... Shortly after Labor Day, as polls continued to sink, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) realized it needed a cash infusion for the upcoming midterm elections. Its chairman, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, turned to the Bank of America to secure a $15 million revolving credit line. Then, in the middle of this month, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) got another loan from BofA for an additional $17 million. Problem: Was the loan adequately collateralized - that is, truly "arms length"? Worse: Two days before the loan was closed, the DNC apparently changed its...
  • Pa. legislators report $67,000 in gifts in 2009

    08/16/2010 5:41:32 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 1 replies
    Pocono Record ^ | August 16, 2010
    Pennsylvania legislators accepted gifts and hospitality worth at least $67,000 worth from special interests last year, according to a published report. Tickets to the Super Bowl and Philadelphia Phillies games, and travel to destinations as distant as Rwanda are among the freebies that lawmakers listed in statements of financial interest filed with the state Ethics Commission, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Sunday.
  • An August Surprise from Obama?

    08/05/2010 9:53:06 AM PDT · by Qbert · 250 replies · 2+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/5/2010 | James Pethokoukis
    Main Street may be about to get its own gigantic bailout. Rumors are running wild from Washington to Wall Street that the Obama administration is about to order government-controlled lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to forgive a portion of the mortgage debt of millions of Americans who owe more than what their homes are worth. An estimated 15 million U.S. mortgages one in five are underwater with negative equity of some $800 billion. Recall that on Christmas Eve 2009, the Treasury Department waived a $400 billion limit on financial assistance to Fannie and Freddie, pledging unlimited help....
  • Houston DPS clerk charged with bribery She's accused of selling licenses to illegal drivers

    07/01/2010 6:52:49 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 33 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 1, 2010 | MIKE GLENN
    A Houston woman who works for the Texas Department of Public Safety used her ready access to state driver's licenses for cash, authorities said. Gracie Gutierrez, 27, remained in custody after she was charged on Tuesday with bribery. Gutierrez is accused of accepting bribes to issue driver's licenses to people who are undocumented and have not taken the written or driving exam, said Donna Hawkins with the Harris County District Attorney's office. Also charged with bribery is Saul Ramirez, 20. Officials said he does not work for DPS. Ramirez was arrested while trying to sell a Texas driver's license to...
  • White House can't get its Sestak story straight

    06/01/2010 3:45:52 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies · 1,343+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2010
    Did you hear the one about how President Obama got Slick Willie Clinton to offer second-term Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak an unpaid appointment to an obscure White House advisory panel in return for dropping his primary challenge to incumbent Sen. Arlen Specter? Obama and his Chicago boys are still guffawing over how all the chumps in the media reported that one with a straight face. Hey, it's a just another reason why running a gangster government is nothing but laughs for the Obama crew in the White House. The reality is that nobody outside the White House gang and...
  • White House Report on Sestak Job Offer Raises More Legal Questions, Critics Say

    05/30/2010 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 1,127+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/28/10
    <p>Instead of quelling a growing outcry for more information on an alleged political bargain, the White House has raised more questions and calls for an investigation after its shocking revelation on Friday that it recruited former President Bill Clinton to pitch a possible administration role to Rep. Joe Sestak if he would sit out the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.</p>
  • (RAT candidate Andrew) Romanoff mum on possible Obama job offer (/bribe)

    05/28/2010 8:39:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 567+ views
    KDVR ^ | 5/28/10 | Eli Stokols
    Romanoff mum on possible Obama job offerEli Stokols Political Reporter May 28, 2010 DENVER - Colorado U.S. Senate candidate Andrew Romanoff is being dragged into the national political controversy du jour, whether he likes it or not. As the White House Friday confirmed that it enlisted former President Bill Clinton to dangle the possibility of an administration job in an effort to get Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak to drop his primary challenge to the incumbent, Sen. Arlen Specter, Colorado Republicans continued to call on Romanoff to come clean about conversations he may have had with the Obama administration about a...
  • Shamed Fergie is seeking bigger divorce payout from Andrew

    05/28/2010 4:59:51 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 22 replies · 1,069+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:02 AM on 29th May 2010 | Andrew Pierce
    The Duchess of York has held secret talks with Princess Diana's lawyers about renegotiating her 'paltry' divorce settlement with Prince Andrew. Sarah Ferguson consulted Anthony Julius at Mishcon de Reya, who famously negotiated a 17million pay off for Princess Diana when she divorced Prince Charles. The figure is in stark contrast to the 15,000 a year which the duchess receives from Prince Andrew after their marriage ended after ten years in 1996.