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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...
  • LIVE HEARING NOW: 'OPERATION FAST AND FURIOUS' (LINK)

    06/15/2011 7:39:03 AM PDT · by montag813 · 127 replies · 2+ views
    House Oversign Committee CSPAN-3 ^ | 06-15-2011 | StandWithArizona.com
    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 BigGovernment.com 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 YFrog.com 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
    laborunionreport.com ^ | 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
    cnbc.com/ Reuters ^ | 13 Apr 2011 | 11:59 PM | cnbc.com/ 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
    Topix.com ^ | 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...