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  • Virginia State Bar Agrees to Public Reprimand of Addison

    08/09/2011 2:45:00 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 4 replies
    Williamsburg Yorktown Daily ^ | 9 Aug 2011 | Amber Lester Kennedy
    The Virginia State Bar agreed Monday to publically reprimand York-Poquoson Commonwealth’s Attorney Eileen Addison, who faced charges of professional misconduct. Assistant Bar Counsel Kathryn Montgomery negotiated an agreed disposition for a public reprimand with Addison’s attorney, Rodney Leffler. An agreed disposition is comparable to a plea agreement. The disposition and the history of the case in question were explained during a conference call hearing with members of the Bar’s disciplinary board, Addison, Leffler, Montgomery and three clerks with the Bar. Addison faced misconduct charges from her prosecution of Carlos Chapman, Marquis Edwards and Kwaume Edwards in the 2006 shooting death...
  • York prosecutor s misconduct hearing set for Monday

    08/09/2011 12:23:17 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 2 replies
    Daily Press ^ | 4 Aug 2011 | Peter Dujardin And Tyra M. Vaughn
    The Virginia State Bar says an agreed disposition will be presented Monday during a hearing for York-Poquoson Commonwealth's Attorney Eileen Addison on charges she mishandled the prosecution of three men in the 2006 shooting death of a JamesCity man. Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Clerk Lanier said Addison, her attorney and Virginia State Bar Counsel Montgomery have negotiated an agreed disposition--which is similar to a plea agreement--that will be considered by a five-member panel during the conference call hearing. But Addison said Wednesday there is no deal. "I asked my attorney two weeks ago why the hearing was still scheduled because...
  • Why Prosecutors quit

    08/09/2011 12:12:41 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 6 replies
    Virginia Gazette ^ | 8 Aug 2011 | Nancy Bolash
    Newspapers covered the past Virginia State Bar investigation of York County-Poquoson's chief prosecutor Eileen Addison. They also have reported on the upcoming Virginia State Bar hearing against Addison. What they haven’t covered is that two-thirds of her assistant prosecutors resigned in a four-month timeframe when the underlying allegations of these two hearings were brought forth. I am one of those assistant commonwealth attorneys. When the four of us resigned, we took more than 50 years of dedicated and talented prosecutorial experience away from York-Poquoson to other prosecutors offices. Two of us were hired immediately by Williamsburg-James City, one by Newport...
  • RASMUSSEN: New High: 46% Think Most in Congress Are Corrupt

    07/27/2011 9:08:09 AM PDT · by RogerWilko · 28 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 27 July 2011 | rasmussen
    Voters are more convinced than ever that most congressmen are crooks. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters now view most members of Congress as corrupt. That’s up seven points from June and the highest finding yet recorded... Similarly, a whopping 85% of voters think most members of Congress are more interested in helping their own careers than in helping other people. That’s a record high for surveys stretching back to early November 2006. Only seven percent (7%) believe most of the legislators are more interested in helping others...
  • Did Operation Fast and Furious have a Tampa twin, Operation Castaway?

    Republican lawmakers are alleging that Operation Fast and Furious may have had a twin in Tampa: Operation Castaway. The new revelations have come to light as Florida Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis fired off a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and acting ATF Director Ken Melson asking them for answers about the newly discovered program. “In recent days, it has come to light that the ATF and DOJ have participated in the act of ‘gun walking’ beyond the acts conducted within the scope of ‘Operation Fast and Furious,’” Bilirakis wrote to Holder and Melson. “Recent reports have suggested that Project...
  • Afghan President's Corrupt and Powerful Brother Assassinated

    07/12/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    cns news ^ | 7/12/11 | MIRWAIS KHAN, Associated Press
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's powerful half brother, a lightning rod for criticism of all that is wrong with the Afghan government, was assassinated by a bodyguard Tuesday at his home in the southern province of Kandahar, officials said. Ahmed Wali Karzai, who was head of the Kandahar provincial council, had become a political liability for the Karzai government after a series of allegations, including that he was on the CIA payroll and involved in drug trafficking. He denied the charges, and the president repeatedly defended him, denouncing accusations that his brother was involved in criminal activities...

    06/15/2011 7:39:03 AM PDT · by montag813 · 127 replies · 2+ views
    House Oversign Committee CSPAN-3 ^ | 06-15-2011 |
    Live video stream of Rep. Issa's hearing following the blistering report released regarding 'Operation Fast and Furious'. 3 ATF agents and the family of slain Agent Brian Terry to testify, as well as an ATF official whose testimony will reportedly be contradicted (what a shock)LIVE HERE
  • Obama: My family would be fine with just 1 term

    06/14/2011 6:25:44 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 56 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/13/2011 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says his wife and daughters aren't "invested" in him being president and would have been fine had he decided against running for re-election. But he says they believe in what he's doing for the country. Asked about his family's reaction to his wanting another term, Obama said: "Michelle and the kids are wonderful in that if I said, `You know, guys, I want to do something different,' They'd be fine. They're not invested in daddy being president or my husband being president." He says first lady Michelle Obama would be the first one to encourage...
  • email from VEA teacher's union....thinking about November (BARF ALERT)

    06/10/2011 1:25:10 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    From VEA email to members
    Two moderate Republicans who have been friends of public education are retiring from the Virginia Senate. The retirement of William Wampler from Washington County is a shocking loss to the Commonwealth. William has always been a budget conferee, and was next in line to chair the powerful Senate Finance Committee should the Republicans take the Senate. He was the only Republican Senator on the committee to vote to protect our current retirement system in the last session. Wampler’s retirement puts Senator Stosch, the Senate’s chief champion of vouchers, next in line to chair the Senate Finance Committee should the Republicans...
  • Did N.Y. Congressman Send Penis Photo to Student?

    The Internet was abuzz Saturday after it was reported that Rep. Anthony Weiner had apparently sent a lewd photo to a Seattle-area college student. The New York Democrat quickly asserted that his online accounts had been "hacked" after Andrew Breitbart's reported that Weiner's Twitter account was used to send the photo, which shows the pelvic area of a man in gray undershorts with his tumescent penis bulging. Late Friday night, a public message from Weiner's Twitter account (@RepWeiner) included a link to the penis photo, posted on the photo-sharing network. That message was directed to a Twitter account...
  • Nation’s First Unionized Pot Farm Goes Bust, Oakland Loses Bid to Be Cannabis Capital

    05/24/2011 8:44:56 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 6 replies ^ | May 22, 2011 | Labor Union Report
    Last year, prior to the defeat of California’s Proposition 19, it appeared as though unions had a budding new industry in which they could grow their memberships. First, the United Food & Commercial Workers jumped onto the cannabis bandwagon. Then, the Teamsters waded into the weed growing business when Jimmy Hoffa’s union unionized 40 pot growers in Oakland, California. Pretty soon, all of the unions (it seemed) had gone gonzo for the ganja, endorsing the initiative to legalize pot—Prop 19. Randi Weingarten, the head of the American Federation of Teachers, essentially endorsed Proposition 19, as did the National Black Police...
  • Pelosi’s healthcare scandal: Waivers affirm ‘all politics is local’

    05/17/2011 8:22:15 AM PDT · by Crush · 24 replies
    The US Report ^ | May 17, 2011 | Kay Day
    Remember how excited Rep. Nancy Pelosi was after Democrats snuck the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act through the back door? Pelosi made a rambling speech that sounded like something you’d hear at a PTA fundraiser. There’s a priceless moment when amid a sprinkle of giggles, she quotes a favorite maxim of the late iconic liberal spender Tip O’Neill—“All politics is local.” Pelosi’s speech is now history, but she surely affirmed O’Neill’s saying because nearly 20 percent of new ObamaCare waivers are chic businesses located in Pelosi’s home district. The Daily Caller did the math: “Of the 204 new Obamacare...
  • FCC's Baker Defends Her Move to Lobbying

    05/13/2011 10:12:34 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 3 replies
    National Journal ^ | 5/13/2011 | Josh Smith
    Republican Federal Communications Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker on Friday defended her decision to leave the agency for a lobbying job with cable provider Comcast and pushed back against critics who questioned her impartiality. Baker, who voted to allow Comcast to merge with NBC Universal last January, attracted considerable criticism this week when she said she was going to work for the newly merged company. Baker denied that she was compromised by any discussion with Comcast. “Not once in my entire tenure as a Commissioner had anyone at Comcast or NBC/Universal approached me about potential employment,” she said in a statement....
  • Fannie Mae seeks $8.5 billion more in federal aid

    05/07/2011 1:14:10 PM PDT · by 4Runner · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2011 | Daniel Wagner
    [snip]Combined with the bailout of sibling company Freddie Mac, the government expects their rescue to cost taxpayers about $259 billion. That money will cover the mortgage giants' losses on soured loans made in the midst of the housing bubble. Home prices declined on average 1.8 percent across the country during the January-March quarter, Fannie Mae said. That led to more foreclosures and to homeowners abandoning houses that were worth less than they owed on their mortgages.[snip]
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court Race - Kloppenburg Requests Statewide Recount

    04/20/2011 2:11:47 PM PDT · by Jean S · 171 replies · 1+ views
    local media | 4/20/11
    Less than an hour before the 5 PM deadline.
  • Banks Face $3.6 Trillion 'Wall' of Debt: IMF

    04/14/2011 10:09:47 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 18 replies Reuters ^ | 13 Apr 2011 | 11:59 PM | Reuters
    The world's banks face a $3.6 trillion "wall of maturing debt" in the next two years and must compete with debt-laden governments to secure financing, the IMF warned on Wednesday. Many European banks need bigger capital cushions to restore market confidence and assure they can borrow, and some weak players will need to be closed, the International Monetary Fund said in its Global Financial Stability Report.
  • email from Planned Parenthood on Senate/House bills

    03/29/2011 5:45:31 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 3 replies
    email from PP
    Take a deep breath, because today the Senate is back in session after their recess, and the fight to defend Planned Parenthood and the women, men, and teens who rely on us is heating up. I want to take a moment to thank you for continuing to stand with us, and to tell you what happens next. The anti-choice zealots in Congress have made their mission clear. Their plan is to drag out this fight for so long that we'll lose hope, lose courage, and lose determination. They're counting on Planned Parenthood supporters like you to give up or get...
  • Three more sue Crystal Marlowe, Chief Robert White over alleged wrongful arrests

    03/29/2011 12:49:01 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour ^ | 03/28/2011 | Jason Riley
    Three more plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit against former Louisville Metro Police Detective Crystal Marlowe and Chief Robert White, claiming they were wrongfully arrested by the detective and spent time in jail.
  • Florida Legislature proves once and for all that it is for sale

    03/27/2011 5:08:41 AM PDT · by scottteng · 24 replies
    St Pete Times ^ | 3/26/2011 | Howard Troxler,
    These are harsh words for a Sunday morning, but the occasion screams out for them. I take them from the Bible; please forgive me. The Florida Legislature proved this past week, once and for all, that it is the utter Whore of Babylon. It is now legal in our state to pay off the Legislature directly. Who says so? The Legislature. This is not a joke. This is not satire. This is Florida — where the laws of our democracy are now openly, officially For Sale. On Thursday afternoon, with greedy lip-smacking speed, the Legislature voted to relegalize a bygone...
  • Obama may be in deep trouble ... Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court

    03/22/2011 11:58:28 AM PDT · by Ballygrl · 222 replies · 3+ views
    RedWhiteBlueNews ^ | 3.8.10 | Rebel Rouser from Texas
    Obama may be in deep trouble… Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court By Rebel Rouser from Texas According to sources who watch the inner workings of the federal government, a smackdown of Barack Obama by the U.S. Supreme Court may be inevitable. Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues. Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama’s major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government. Obama certainly did not help himself in the eyes of the Court when he used...
  • Another look at Obama's Social Security number

    03/17/2011 1:46:47 AM PDT · by rambo316 · 119 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 17, 2011 | Jack Cashill
    This being the case, I asked Daniels to guide me through the data mine field and help me ascertain what we know for sure about the world's best-known Social Security number – 042-68-4425. "All I can say," says Daniels of 042-68-4425, "is that it's phony and [Obama] has been using it, with it first appearing on his Selective Service document in 1980." Daniels sent me a copy of the hand-written application of the individual who held the number immediately before Obama's, 042-68-4424. The applicant, Thomas Wood, died at age 19, which is why his information is available.
  • Experts Had Long Criticized Potential Weakness in Design of Stricken Reactor (Corrupt GE)

    03/15/2011 7:55:45 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 30 replies · 1+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 3-15-2011 | Tom Zeller Jr.
    The warnings were stark and issued repeatedly as far back as 1972: If the cooling systems ever failed at a “Mark 1” nuclear reactor, the primary containment vessel surrounding the reactor would probably burst as the fuel rods inside overheated. Dangerous radiation would spew into the environment.
  • Liberal Political Operatives, Worried About GOP Oversight, Seek to Discredit Rep. Darrell Issa

    02/22/2011 2:45:23 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 13 replies ^ | Fred Lucas | Fred Lucas
    One gained the reputation as “Dr. Death” for his political tactics. He is joined by political operatives who worked for Democratic candidates such as Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, and Jerry Brown, and lent their know-how to the unsuccessful campaign to legalize marijuana in California. These political operatives have launched a campaign to discredit House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) Members of the San Francisco-based political strategy firm SCN Strategies started an organization called Third Lantern, with a Web site,, which purports to show already public documents about Issa’s past.
  • Roselle (NJ) mayor is indicted on charges of insurance fraud (Democrat)

    01/27/2011 11:11:04 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    The Star Ledger ^ | Jan 26, 2011 | Ryan Hutchins
    Roselle mayor is indicted on charges of insurance fraud, leaving scene of crash Published: Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 6:44 PM Updated: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:16 AM Ryan Hutchins/The Star-Ledger By Ryan Hutchins/The Star-Ledger ROSELLE — One day after announcing his candidacy for a third term, the mayor of Roselle was indicted today on charges of insurance fraud and leaving the scene of an accident. Garrett Smith, an outspoken 49-year-old Democrat, is accused of leaving a bar early Christmas Day, crashing into a parked car, then driving home — leaving a trail of automotive fluid that police tracked to his...
  • Friend Of the Court is NO FRIEND

    01/17/2011 11:19:49 AM PST · by Moleman · 17 replies
    17 Jan 2011 | me
    I am wondering if anyone has advice. I lost a very well paying job but thank God landed another one right away. The new one pays less (about 30%)but still pays well. Through my lawyer I petitioned for less alimony / support in August 2010. I have heard NOTHING from FOC. I continue to follow up with my lawyer who goes on to say; well they can take 6 months or so to revise the order. Meanwhile I cannot pay my property taxes as FOC sits on all my money. WTF. Any ideas?
  • Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things

    01/01/2011 10:52:06 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 129 replies ^ | December 15, 2010 | Mike Levine
    Holder Urges GOP Oversight To Focus On "Substance," Not "Politically Attractive" Things; Incoming Chairman Vows "Fair" Oversight As House Republicans weigh how to spend their time after taking power of the oversight committees in January, Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday urged the committee overseeing his department to "focus on things that are not going to be politically attractive but will be of substance." Before November's mid-term elections, Republicans on Capitol Hill promised to investigate allegations by two attorneys -- one currently with the Justice Department -- that the department's Civil Rights Division is "hostile" toward "race-neutral enforcement" of voting...
  • Ten Most Corrupt Politicians of 2010 (feel free to add to the list)

    12/27/2010 9:31:24 AM PST · by khnyny · 48 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jim Kouri
    It's that time of the year when numerous organizations and news outlets publish or announce their "Best of..." or "Worst of..." or "Most important of..." or "Most popular of..." lists. Not to be outdone by the so-called elite media, below is a list from an industrious public-interest group whose sole mission is to investigate and prosecute government corruption wherever it is discovered. On Thursday, Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” While there may be some surprises, readers will note that neither political party has a monopoly on political corruption. Special thanks to Judicial...
  • Mrs. Obama’s Separate Hawaii Travel Likely Costs at Least $63,000

    12/22/2010 1:02:28 PM PST · by Faith · 22 replies · 1+ views
    White House Dossier ^ | December 22, 2010 | Keith Koffler
    The decision by First Lady Michelle Obama to leave on schedule for her two-week Hawaii vacation and not wait a few days for her delayed husband will probably cost taxpayers more than $63,000 in additional expenses, according to a White House Dossier analysis. President Obama was supposed to depart for Hawaii Saturday, but decided to stay in Washington until Congress finishes its work for the year. He’s now expected to depart today or tomorrow. But Mrs. Obama chose to leave without him Saturday, taking their two children and the dog along with her.
  • This is how the GOP Congress will regulate Wall Street?

    12/19/2010 9:28:16 AM PST · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 14 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec 15, 2010 | Andrew Leonard
    "My view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks" Rarely do you see a politician quite this honest: Last Wednesday, just hours after securing the position of chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., told the Birmingham News that "in Washington, the view is that the banks are to be regulated, and my view is that Washington and the regulators are there to serve the banks." In the very next paragraph, the newspaper reported that Bachus "later clarified his comment to say that regulators should set the parameters in which banks operate...

    12/02/2010 7:17:39 AM PST · by Scythian · 76 replies
    How is Obama not being impeached right this moment, this administration is beyond corrupt
  • Nudie-scan CEO an Obama ally

    11/21/2010 3:40:12 PM PST · by bushwon · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/14/2010 | Timothy P. Carney
    Rapiscan is one of the two companies that makes the nudie-scanners at airports for the TSA. Rapiscan CEO Deepak Chopra (who has the same name as the more famous Deepak Chopra, M.D.) recently was tapped by Obama to accompany the administration on Obama’s trip to India. Also, Chopra is an Obama donor. Read more at the Washington Examiner:
  • ABC News fabricates report to make Joe Miller look like a loser

    11/01/2010 4:19:36 AM PDT · by Suvroc10 · 20 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 1, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    ABC News fabricates a report to make Joe Miller look like a loser. Yesterday, ABC News’ Jonathan Karl alleged in a now-discredited report that Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller had lost the confidence of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and was thought to be a loser by the NRSC. However, the only big problem with that report of yellow journalism was that none of it was true at all. Clearly, ABC News just fabricated the report to misrepresent that Miller was going to lose, that Lisa Murkowski had the upper hand, and that the trailing Democrat in the race,...
  • 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...
  • Feds probing (corrupt RAT NC governor Beverly) Perdue's '08 run

    10/23/2010 10:17:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    News & Observer ^ | 10/22/10 | MICHAEL BIESECKER
    Feds probing Perdue's '08 runBY MICHAEL BIESECKER - staff writer RALEIGH -- The campaign of Gov. Bev Perdue is the subject of a federal criminal investigation. Perdue released a written statement Friday shortly after The News & Observer reported that federal grand jury subpoenas had been issued to people connected to her 2008 run for the state's highest elected office. "I have just learned that there is a federal investigation into my campaign for governor," Perdue said, according to the statement. "As a citizen, a candidate for public office, and an elected official of this state, I have tried my...
  • Maes' campaign has reimbursed family $71,658

    10/20/2010 10:27:26 AM PDT · by ironwill · 39 replies
    The Denver Post (online edition) ^ | 10/20/2010 | Karen E. Crummy
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes' second-biggest campaign expense is . . . Dan Maes and his family. The Evergreen businessman, who sold his credit-reporting company last year and has been running for office full time since March 2009, has been reimbursed $71,658 from his campaign. His daughter Jordan, his executive aide, has been paid $14,101 for work and some expenses, according to a Denver Post analysis. The total is nearly 30 percent of the $304,000 Maes has raised. His top expense is advertising, which totals $113,338. The amount of Dan Maes' expenses, which include mileage, travel, phone, food and drinks...
  • Dems take in twice as much “foreign” money as Republicans

    10/18/2010 10:04:15 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/18/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Over the weekend, some Democrats began questioning the White House strategy of demonizing third-party groups for potentially using foreign-raised money in political messaging. Now we know why. Apparently, the shrieking over foreign influence was yet another case of projection:
  • Jerry Brown is INELIGIBLE to run for Governor

    10/04/2010 10:58:25 PM PDT · by flamefront · 72 replies
    California State Law ^ | Years ago | CA Law
    Plain and simple. Jerry Brown is ineligible to run for Governor. CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION ARTICLE 5 EXECUTIVE SEC. 2. The Governor shall be elected every fourth year at the same time and places as members of the Assembly and hold office from the Monday after January 1 following the election until a successor qualifies. The Governor shall be an elector who has been a citizen of the United States and a resident of this State for 5 years immediately preceding the Governor's election. The Governor may not hold other public office. No Governor may serve more than 2 terms. (my emphasis)...
  • Wrong again, Charlie (Tax-cheat Rangel helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant)

    09/18/2010 7:43:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/18/10
    Wrong again, CharlieLast Updated: 4:09 AM, September 18, 2010 Last month, embattled Rep. Charles Rangel ripped into The Post for an article detailing how he'd helped an uptown nonprofit get a $2.6 million grant despite serious questions about his finances. "For The Post to try for political reasons to attack this organization," said Rangel, "once again they're picking on a giant without any facts at all." Well, the city Department of Investigation has just concluded its investigation of Alianza Dominicana, the politically wired group that has been a funding favorite of the Rangel-linked Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone. And guess what?...
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) said she did not know she was another corrupt Democrat

    08/31/2010 5:55:32 PM PDT · by Askwhy5times · 15 replies
    BluegrassPundit ^ | August 31, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    After awarding as many as two a year Congressional Black Caucus Foundation scholarships to her family members and relatives of an aide, Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) claims she did not know that was wrong. "Rep. Johnson told us that she did not know the rules of our scholarships, and that once she realized she erred, she would make retribution to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in terms of returning the money," she said. Now that she has been busted as another corrupt Congressional Black Caucus member, Rep. Johnson is willing to give the money back. I wonder if she...
  • U.S. aid meant to reward reforms goes to countries listed as corrupt

    08/23/2010 11:52:38 AM PDT · by goldendays · 2 replies ^ | Sunday, August 22, 2010 | By Chuck Neubauer and Matthew Cella
    U.S. aid meant to reward reforms goes to countries listed as corrupt Good governance is key qualification for MCC A groundbreaking, 6-year-old initiative meant to reward developing countries with U.S. aid for good governance and efforts to institutionalize democracy is giving billions of dollars to nations upbraided by the State Department for corruption in government. The Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC), the U.S. government agency that provides large-scale grants to the chosen countries to reduce poverty and stimulate economic growth, will begin distributing $540 million in aid next month to Senegal despite persistent questions from members of Congress and others about...
  • Blagojevich: Will call Emanuel, Reid, Menendez in retrial

    08/22/2010 8:53:54 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 43 replies ^ | August 22,2010 | Jared Allen
    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Sunday that he would call a host of high-profile witnesses -- including White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel -- to testify if he is retried on corruption charges. Blagojevich, in a combative interview on "Fox News Sunday," said he was ready for a second trial on charges that he tried to sell President Barack Obama's former Senate seat. Federal prosecutors have vowed to retry Blagojevich after a jury deadlocked on all but one of 24 criminal counts the government brought against the fiery Democrat.
  • ABC and NBC Refuse to Identify Corrupt Rostenkowski as a Democrat

    08/12/2010 8:59:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/12/10 | Brent Baker
    Dan Rostenkowski (?-Ill), 1928-2010. Reporting the passing of Dan Rostenkowski, the ABC and NBC anchors on Wednesday night managed to gently note his ignominious departure from public life while also including a humanizing anecdote about his life (NBC: He “went back to live in the same house he grew up in in Chicago's north side,” ABC: “In 1985, he famously asked Americans fed up with the tax system to write him”), but neither identified him as a Democrat. Nor did any on-screen graphic mark his party. In contrast, filling in as anchor of the CBS Evening News, Erica Hill managed...
  • Rezko’s pals reunite tomorrow at fundraiser

    08/05/2010 6:06:39 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 4 replies ^ | 08/04/10 1:00 PM EDT | David Freddoso
    Tomorrow, there will be a meeting between two guys who helped crooked developer Tony Rezko get his hands on millions of dollars. Democrats Barack Obama and Alexi Giannoulias probably won’t talk about their old pal, convicted and now in federal custody, when they meet for tomorrow’s fundraiser to support Giannoulias’ campaign for U.S. Senate. But people who know about Obama’s career in Illinois politics will probably make the connection for themselves. Read more at the Washington Examiner:
  • Beau Rivage calls incident with MDOT Director Butch Brown ‘misunderstanding’

    07/31/2010 11:14:55 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Biloxi Sun-Herald ^ | Friday, Jul. 23, 2010 | GEOFF PENDER - and MICHAEL NEWSOM
    BILOXI — Larry “Butch” Brown Sr., director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, was arrested early Friday morning at Beau Rivage casino on charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Read more:
  • The Rangel fix (A reprimand? That's it for the corrupt tax-cheat Charlie?)

    07/31/2010 7:36:51 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies · 6+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/31/10
    The Rangel fixLast Updated: 8:34 AM, July 31, 2010 A reprimand? That's it? Seems so. Barely a day after the House Ethics Committee issued its 13-count bill of particulars against Rep. Charlie Rangel, one of his de facto inquisitors revealed the likely punishment. "The recommendation we had was a reprimand, and I'll let the full committee make that decision," said Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), who led the investigative subcommittee that brought the 13 misconduct charges against Rangel -- which included misusing official resources for personal gain. No fines. No censure. No expulsion. Just a reprimand. And the sentence is revealed...
  • Romanoff sells house to help finance Senate campaign (desperate RAT almost took Hussein bribe)

    07/26/2010 10:38:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 2+ views
    KDVR ^ | 7/26/10 | Eli Stokols
    Romanoff sells house to help finance Senate campaignEli Stokols Political Reporter 9:16 PM MDT, July 26, 2010 DENVER - Andrew Romanoff has made campaign finance and fundraising a central theme of his underdog campaign for U.S. Senate, trying to turn his opponent's fundraising prowess into a liability. Last week, Romanoff, the former House Speaker, sold his Washington Park bungalow and loaned nearly all of the proceeds to his campaign. And yet, Romanoff's campaign is taking a low-key approach when it comes to highlighting a dramatic move that would seem to underscore his apparent willingness to put his money where his...
  • Did God Establish Obama's Presidency?

    07/17/2010 8:23:20 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 81 replies · 1+ views
    7-17-10 | Self
    This is a tough nut. For those Christians out there, especially bible-reading...Romans says all rulers are established by God. So what does established mean and was Obama, "established by God"? My opinion is established may literally mean, "allowed to happen", or, "didn't prevent it from happening". I have a hard time as a Christian believing a deceiving, white man hating dictator would be put in place by God. Allowed to happen for other reasons, perhaps to somehow unite all citizenry to put him out of power, perhaps. I also believe Obama violates minimally two biblical tenets of loving thy neighbor...
  • White House aide failed to disclose $40K payout

    06/29/2010 6:35:21 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | By JAKE SHERMAN
    President Barack Obama’s political director failed to disclose that he was slated to receive a nearly $40,000 payout from a large labor union while he was working in the White House. Patrick Gaspard, who served as the political director for the Service Employees International Union local 1199, received $37,071.46 in “carried over leave and vacation” from the union in 2009, but he did not disclose the agreement to receive the payment on his financial disclosure forms filed with the White House. . .
  • Michigan Governor Promotes Van Jones!

    06/21/2010 5:52:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/15/2010 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Granholm Leadership Fund, a political action committee started by the governor, is promoting an event for controversial former White House adviser, Van Jones. Jones held the "green jobs czar" position of "Special Advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation" in the Obama administration before eventually being forced to resign after a series of controversies. In 2004, Jones signed a petition circulated by the group "" that questioned whether Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war." Also, last fall, Fox News personality Glenn Beck broke the story of Jones' affiliation...
  • Rich Indian Casino Gets $54 Mil In Stimulus Funds

    06/18/2010 5:35:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies · 193+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 6/18/2010
    In the latest of many scandals involving President Obama’s stimulus, a famously corrupt U.S Senator helped a wealthy Indian tribe casino that employs his former aide get $54 million in federal funds meant to help struggling communities.Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd, an honorary two-time member of Judicial Watch’s Most Corrupt Politicians list, helped the politically-connected Mohegan Sun Casino—operated by the Mohegan Tribal Council—hit the jackpot even though it hardly needs to. Situated halfway between New York City and Boston, Mohegan is one of the nation’s highest grossing casinos and last year it earned a whopping $1.3 billion, according to the news...