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  • Feds: Company owned by Browns owner and Tenn. Gov. brother to pay $92M fine

    07/14/2014 3:24:32 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 21 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 7/14/14 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A truck-stop company owned by Tennessee GOP Gov. Bill Haslam and Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has agreed to pay $92 million in fines for cheating customers out of promised fuel rebates and discounts, federal prosecutors said Monday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, Pilot Flying J, the country’s largest diesel retailer, accepts responsibility for the criminal conduct of its employees, including 10 who have pleaded guilty to participating in the scheme, and agrees to cooperate with the ongoing investigation. “The terms of this agreement …demonstrate quite clearly that no corporation,...
  • Exposing [Catholic] abusers must give victims new hope

    07/14/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 2 replies
    Bedfordshire News (UK) ^ | 7/13/2014 | Steve Lowe
    AT long last there could be hope for those historically abused at a former Catholic boys home. The Government, under pressure itself, is setting up an inquiry into historic abuse. And the current Pope has also promised to listen and act on allegations of abuse by Catholic priests. St Francis Home, in Shefford, took boys from across the county and wider, where, instead of being cared for, they were systematically abused, both physically and sexually.
  • FEC PROBES PRO-COCHRAN BARBOUR-RUN SUPER PAC

    07/02/2014 6:57:24 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 2, 2014 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    The Federal Election Commission (FEC) has asked a pro-Thad Cochran Super PAC, called Mississippi Conservatives, to provide additional information about what the newspaper Roll Call said “appears to be campaign finance violations.” At issue are last-minute expenditures made by the PAC in the days before the initial June 3 primary. The FEC “Request for Additional Information” says the PAC does not appear to have disclosed some of its spending in a timely manner. The FEC notes in the letter sent to treasurer Brian Perry that failure to “adequately respond” by Aug. 1 “could result in an audit or enforcement action.”...
  • How the Clintons went from ‘dead broke’ to rich: Bill earned $104.9 million for speeches

    06/27/2014 9:43:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/26/14 | Philip Rucker, Tom Hamburger and Alexander Becker
    Over seven frenetic days, Bill Clinton addressed corporate executives....His pay: $1.4 million....Bill Clinton has been paid $104.9 million for 542 speeches around the world....the majority of his speaking income, $56.3 million, came from foreign speeches, many of them in China, Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom, the Post review found....The financial industry has been Clinton’s most frequent sponsor....Hillary Clinton has followed her husband and a roster of recent presidents and secretaries of state in this profitable line of work...executives familiar with the engagements said her standard fee is $200,000 and up, and that she has been in higher demand than...
  • 16 former elected GOP officials backing Warner [Virginia]

    06/20/2014 3:53:34 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    The News Virginian ^ | June 17, 2014 | MARKUS SCHMIDT
    Sen. Mark R. Warner, D-Va., announced Monday that 16 former Virginia Republican elected officials have endorsed his re-election bid, including 14 former state legislators as well as former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner and former Gov. Linwood Holton. (snip) The list of Republican Warner supporters includes former Delegates Vincent F. Callahan Jr. of McLean, a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee; Katherine Waddell of Richmond; L. Preston Bryant Jr. of Richmond, who served as secretary of Natural Resources in Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's Cabinet; Robert S. Bloxom Sr. of Mappsville, who served as secretary of Agriculture and Forestry under...
  • Report: Lois Lerner's Hard Drive Has Been "Thrown Away"

    06/19/2014 5:26:29 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/19/2014 | Katie Pavlich
    According to a report published late last night in POLITICO, the hard drive belonging to Lois Lerner where the IRS claims her emails to outside agencies and groups like the White House, Department of Justice, FEC, Democrat members of Congress, etc. were stored has been...destroyed. Ex-IRS official Lois Lerner’s crashed hard drive has been recycled, making it likely the lost emails of the lightening rod in the tea party targeting controversy will never be found, according to multiple sources. “We’ve been informed that the hard drive has been thrown away,” Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, the top Republican on the...
  • BOOM: Barack Obama Has Hired a Criminal Defense Attorney

    05/13/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT · by neal1960 · 75 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Conservative Tribune
    As the impeachment buzz surrounding the Obama administration has finally becomes mainstream, we look back at all of the offenses our president has committed that have brought him to this point. They have ranged from criminal negligence to outright unconstitutional tyranny. Ted Cruz has released a list of 76 of Obama’s “lawless actions,” and we are certain there must be many more where these came from. Such a pattern of disregard for the wishes of the American people and our Constitution simply cannot be stood for, and it seems like Mr. Obama might finally be catching on to that fact.
  • Ehud Olmert sentenced to six years in prison, NIS 1m. fine

    05/13/2014 4:46:15 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 13, 2014, 8:52 am | Yika Yaakov and Lazar Berman
    Judge blasts bribe-takers as ‘traitors’; former prime minister insists he’s innocent of corruption in Holyland case, will appeal conviction Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in prison, a two-year suspended term, and a fine of NIS 1 million ($289,000) in the Tel Aviv District Court on Tuesday, with the judge issuing a scathing rebuke of the former prime minister. The graft crimes for which Olmert was convicted, Judge David Rozen said, were “among the worst in the criminal code.” Rozen added that “without trust there can be no upstanding public service.” Olmert will have 45 days to appeal the...
  • Fifth grade worksheet: Founders wanted government to have ‘power over the states’

    05/01/2014 6:50:22 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | May 01 2014 | Renee Nal
    A fifth grade worksheet in Florida declares that the Federalists were different than the anti-federalists because they “believed in a strong national government that would have power over the states.” The Federalists believed in a central government, but it was to be a “limited government.” The anti-federalists believed that there should be no central government, and pushed for full sovereignty of the states. The Federalists, according to the worksheet, included “John Adams, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, John Jay and Alexander Hamilton.” While it is true that the Federalists wanted a central, or a “general,” government, the worksheet does...
  • 2 former LA deputies accused of planting guns

    04/24/2014 7:46:04 AM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 23, 2014 | Wire
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were charged with planting guns at a medical marijuana dispensary, resulting in the arrest of a man who was sentenced to six months in jail, authorities announced Wednesday. Julio Cesar Martinez, 39, and Anthony Manuel Paez, 32, were charged last week with conspiracy and alteration of evidence by a peace officer while on duty in 2011. Martinez also is charged with perjury and filing a false report.
  • Sen. Reid on Cattle Battle: "It's not over"

    04/14/2014 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 73 replies
    MyNews4.com ^ | April 14, 2014 | MyNews4.com
    Senate majority leader Harry Reid hasn't been very vocal about the cattle battle showdown in recent days, but says "it's not over."
  • 'House of Cards' Actress: Senior Obama Official Told Me Reporters "Sleep with Sources"

    02/19/2014 10:06:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 30 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 19 February 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    An actress on the Netflix original (hit) series 'House of Cards' says that in the course of doing research for the show -a story about a fictitious congressman, staring Kevin Spacey, and based on a BBC miniseries-  she was told by a "senior White House official that -as on the show- reporters DO sleep with their (married) sources... at least in this putrid regime. Robin Wright -who plays Claire Underwood, wife of Spacey's congressman character on the show- said that in the course of researching her role, she learned some surprising things (to her, anyway) about what goes on in D.C.  According...
  • Pennsylvania GOP a party without principles (GOP-E War on the TEA Party)

    01/20/2014 7:41:46 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record ^ | January 2, 2014 | Elizabeth Roberts
    In March 2012, York's Republican Committee Chairman, Bob Wilson, made the following comments regarding the local "tea party" group, the York 912 Patriots: If the leadership of the York 912 group wanted to make a positive impact in York County and in Pennsylvania, they would be focusing their efforts on defeating Barack Obama, Bob Casey and Eugene DePasquale. Each year, the Liberty Index compiles a score for Pennsylvania's legislators based on how well they advance an agenda of limited government and economic freedom. Each earns a grade based on his voting record, and is ranked in order from best to...
  • Politico/WaPo Editors To Meet Over [Mike Allen's] Playbook Payola Scandal

    01/17/2014 3:12:01 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | January 14, 2014 | John Nolte
    It has been over two-months since Washington Post media reporter Erik Wemple dropped a bombshell on Politico with a meticulously researched report that alleges Politico's influential Playbook editor, Mike Allen, rewards advertisers with glowing coverage. The response from Politico thus far has been to dismiss, downplay, and ignore Wemple's reporting as "nonsense."
  • Ted Cruz: President Obama runs America like a “corrupt dictator” not bound by the law

    01/10/2014 12:18:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 65 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 10, 2014 | Wayne Slater
    [SNIP] .....Cruz, who is considered a potential candidate for president in 2016, was introduced by former Sen. Phil Gramm. Gramm compared Cruz’s effort to derail Obamacare — against the wishes of some in his own party — to the siege of the Alamo. Gramm acknowledged Republicans were hurt politically by the government shutdown, according to polls. Gramm noted that when Col. Travis drew a line in the sand, some volunteers crossed it and some did not. “The ones who didn’t cross the line died too. But no one remembered their names,” he said.......
  • Judicial Watch Releases 11 Most Corrupt Politicians of 2013:Obama Makes List for 7th Straight Year

    01/04/2014 11:31:48 AM PST · by South40 · 26 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released its 2013 list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” The list, in alphabetical order, includes: • Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) • CIA Director John Brennan • Senator Saxby Chambliss • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Attorney General Eric Holder • Former IRS Commissioner Steven T. Miller / Former IRS Official Lois Lerner • Former DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano • President Barack Obama • Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) • Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ((snip)) This year, Rice makes the Ten Worst list all on her own by joining...
  • D.C.'s 'Corrupt Bastards Club'

    10/20/2013 8:06:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/20/13 | Sarah Palin
    In Alaska we had a group of politicos who chuckled as they dubbed themselves the “CBC,” which stands for “Corrupt Bastards Club.” But it was no laughing matter. I, and many others, took them on. We won. When I served as chairman of our state’s Oil and Gas Commission, I reported on the cronyism of the chair of my own Party, who had been appointed by our governor to that same energy regulating commission. (Click here to see a reporter’s reaction to a short Newt Gingrich interview on the matter.) The whistle blowing resulted in him receiving the largest ethics...
  • [May 24, 2011] Judge Caught Dismissing Her Own Tickets!

    10/07/2013 9:01:00 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 53 replies
    District Justice Kelly S. Ballentine removed from the bench and arrested for 9 felonies.
  • The recession’s biggest winner: Warren Buffet made an astonishing $10 billion from financial crisis

    10/07/2013 3:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:40 EST, 7 October 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    For many, it was a period of financial turmoil as banks failed, stock markets tumbled and millions lost their jobs. However, billionaire Warren Buffett kept on doing what he does best and began investing in a handful of blue-chip companies during the financial crisis. Five years on and the value of those deals are clear for all to see, America’s second-richest man earning another $10 billion thanks to his choice investments. … The fall of 2008, when the market was shaky and confidence was low, a number of stocks of companies that had decent reputations were at record lows, including...
  • Not Even Fisker's Fire Sale Can Dampen DOE Enthusiasm for 'Investments'

    09/19/2013 3:02:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC ^ | September 19, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    After the Department of Energy announced this week ithad given up on not-bankrupt-but-should-be Fisker Automotive, and will auction off its loan for a pittance, you’d think (and hope) Congress would have had enough of this kind of thing. Senator John Thune certainly has. “The Obama administration has gotten into the business of picking winners and losers at a significant cost to taxpayers,” said the South Dakota Republican yesterday. “I’m calling for the Senate to consider my amendment to eliminate the wasteful ATVM loan program and for my colleagues to join me in protecting taxpayer dollars from any future risky green...
  • RANKED: The Most Corrupt States

    09/04/2013 6:47:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/04/2013 | Rob Wile
    This weekend, the New York Times' Nick Madigan called Florida a "hothouse of corruption," reporting the Sunshine State saw the greatest number of people convicted of public corruption between 2000 and 2010.That's technically true. But it's not the full story.To get a true sense of the most corrupt state, we need to know how many convictions there have been on a population basis.So we went back to Justice Department data cited by Madigan, to see which states saw the greatest number of convictions per 100,000 (Madigan actually appears to cite slightly outdated data; the latest covers the period between 2002 and...
  • Obama Gives Congress Obamacare Relief — Illegally

    08/16/2013 7:09:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 17 replies
    Heritage Foundation ^ | 8/16/2013 | Amy Payne
    “Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.” That could be any employer talking about the costs of Obamacare. But it’s a Member of Congress—who’s happy the President will soften the blow for him and his employees. Ironically, when Members of Congress passed Obamacare, they kicked themselves and their staffs out of their current subsidized employer (federal government) coverage. As Robert Pear, veteran health reporter for The New York Times, noted back in 2010, “If they did not know exactly what they were doing to themselves, did lawmakers who wrote...
  • McAuliffe: 'Gun Violence Going Down' is 'Not The Issue' (VIDEO)

    08/07/2013 10:07:16 AM PDT · by paltz · 12 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 8/5/13 | Kerry Picket
    Virgnia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe did not want to tell reporters if he supports the passage of an "assault weapons" ban (AWB) in the commonwealth of Virginia. When asked by Breitbart News, he replied, "What I said in Virginia, what we ought to do--and I'm a strong supporter of the second amendment--I'm a gun owner. I take two of my sons hunting and skeet shooting. I think there are reasonable things we can do."
  • E-mails Suggest Collusion Between FEC, IRS to Target Conservative Groups

    07/31/2013 4:47:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 115 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/31/2013 | Eliana Johnson
    Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group, the American...
  • Concerns raised about voter eligibility (NH Voter Fraud)

    07/24/2013 9:57:33 PM PDT · by Aglooka · 29 replies
    WMUR ^ | 07/23/2013 | WMUR
    State Sen. Martha Fuller Clark, D-District 21, has eight people registered to vote under her single-family address in Portsmouth. Several of them came to New Hampshire to work on campaigns for various periods of time and voted in elections before moving on. When asked about the legitimacy of their domicile status, Clark said: "By and large, the young people who stayed with me were committed to New Hampshire, but given their age, whether they intended to stay is impossible to predict."
  • Allegation: State Department Officer Traded Visas for Sexual Favors

    07/08/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/8/2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The State Department seems to have a sexual exploitation problem on its hands. Three weeks ago we learned from a State Department whistleblower who works inside the Inspector General office that officials interfered with internal investigations into sexual misconduct. That misconduct included a US Ambassador soliciting sexual favors from prostitutes and minors. Now, we're learning a U.S. Embassy official has been removed for allegedly trading visas for sexual favors. Charles Johnson has more: A State Department officer has been accused of selling visas for sex and money in what may have been a massive human trafficking operation, The Daily Caller...
  • Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info

    07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 33 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-5-2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    July 5, 2013 Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info Daniel Greenfield A suspicious mind would suspect that Obama Inc. has something to hide about Benghazi and doesn’t want to risk having the same kind of testimony from the military end that we saw from top diplomatic personnel who turned whistleblowers.Fortunately I’m not the suspicious type at all. I’m sure this is all just some sort of misunderstanding involving the DOD being unable to find one of its own key people. Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM)...
  • Middle East experts find Kerry focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace ‘baffling’

    07/05/2013 12:05:59 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/04/2013 | Jamie Weinstein and Charles Rollet
    “Kerry would have an easier time convincing Greenpeace to dine on whale steak and spotted owl than in brokering peace between Israel and Palestinians,” Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, told TheDC. What’s more, Rubin said, with all the fires flaring around the world, it makes little sense that Kerry would devote so much time to a problem that isn’t currently in a position to be resolved. “Egypt is imploding, and Turkey is going south fast. Antagonism between Europe and America is at an all-time high. China is bullying U.S. allies in southeast Asia. And what is...
  • Turnkey Tyranny

    06/28/2013 1:08:01 PM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 11 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 6/28/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    Did the man Edward Snowden, do the right thing for America? It appears now that corrupt individuals in government i.e. the current administration and Congress are hell bent on crucifying him regardless. He will not only be remembered but will be propelled into a symbol of what is good in the human heart and conscience always. The way things are going, he is more likely to be air-brushed from history. History will regard America charging him with spying when he was exposing their spying as utterly ludicrous. But in the here & now he has fallen down the rabbit hole...
  • Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration bill: No 'parades' for me

    06/20/2013 5:41:15 AM PDT · by Old Yeller · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/20/13 | Tal Kopan
    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is defending his participation in the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill efforts, saying he knows it won’t win him any “parades” among conservatives, but it’s necessary. Speaking Wednesday night with Fox News’s Sean Hannity, Rubio said he understands why conservatives are skeptical of immigration reform. “Look, it’s obvious I didn’t do this for political gain. This is not something that’s going to gain me any parades. People are frustrated, and I do understand it. What I hope they understand is that I studied this issue carefully for almost two years and I concluded that what we...
  • The 50 Rip-Off Charities: Give at Your Own Risk

    06/17/2013 3:02:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 6-17-2013 | Morgan Brittany
    I always believed that giving to a good cause or helping victims of a disaster was a noble thing to do. I mean, “There but for the grace of God go I”, right? With the recent uncovering of scandals within the government, more and more investigators are digging to uncover other cases of fraud and mismanagement. Is nothing sacred anymore? A recent investigation exposed by CNN, The Center for Investigative Reporting and the Tampa Bay Times have found that there are dozens and dozens of charities that basically do next to nothing for the causes they raise money for. 50...
  • Report: Holder Tells Media He Will Protect First Amendment

    05/31/2013 12:25:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth Sheld
    Yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder pledged to protect the first amendment rights of the media at a closed door, off-the-record meeting. The meeting took place with the media after it was revealed that the DOJ subpoenaed thousands of pages of AP reporter's phone records and obtained a secret warrant for FNC's James Rosen's (and his parents) phone records, emails and tracked his movement. Holder "pledged Thursday to take concrete steps to address concerns that the Justice Department has overreached in its leak investigations and said officials would seek procedural and possibly legislative changes to protect journalists’ First Amendment rights."
  • GOP Dilemma: Draw New Voters Without Irking Base

    05/27/2013 5:30:31 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 96 replies
    AP ^ | May 27, 2013 | AP, via WMAL.com
    The Republican Party, having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, confronts a dilemma that's easier to describe than to solve: How can it broaden its appeal to up-for-grabs voters without alienating its conservative base? There's no consensus yet on how to do it. With the next election three years away, Republicans are tiptoeing around policy changes even as they size up potential candidates who range from tea party heroes to pragmatic governors in Republican- and Democratic-leaning states. (snip) While they circle that conundrum, Republican leaders hope for a charismatic nominee in the mold of...
  • The President Won - Sort Of [VDH]

    05/21/2013 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/21/2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The administration spent the last six months of the campaign in cover-up mode. On September 11, 2012, Barack Obama was 1 point ahead of Mitt Romney in the ABC and Washington Post polls. He was scheduled to meet Romney in three weeks for the first debate. The president was increasingly anxious. Unemployment was still at 7.8 percent, and the Solyndra and Fast and Furious scandals had only recently disappeared from the news — and they had done so only thanks to the use of executive privilege. But the Tea Party seemed to have lost its 2010 momentum, despite its renewed...
  • CHIEF IRS COUNSEL GOT JEREMIAH WRIGHT'S CHURCH OUT OF IRS PROBE BEFORE JOINING AGENCY

    05/20/2013 7:54:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/20/13 | Matthew Boyle
    News reports from the time indicate the now-chief counsel of the IRS, William Wilkins, helped a church connected to President Barack Obama’s friend Rev. Jeremiah Wright get out of an IRS probe in 2008 while working as a private attorney. “Lawyers from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr have won the dismissal of an IRS case against United Church of Christ, Sen. Barack Obama's denomination,” The American Lawyer’s Zach Lowe wrote on May 22, 2008.
  • The EPA’s Disturbing Human Experiments (Must read)

    05/18/2013 9:35:59 PM PDT · by tang-soo · 65 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 10/2/2-12 | Arnold Ahlert
    If the shocking allegations contained in a lawsuit filed last Friday by responsible science advocate Steven Milloy are accurate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a major scandal on its hands. As reported by the National Legal and Policy Center, Milloy initiated litigation in U.S. District Court in Virginia, based on evidence he accumulated via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). He alleges that the EPA engaged in disturbing experimentation that deliberately exposed human beings to airborne particulate matter the agency itself considers lethal. The experiments were conducted at EPA’s Human Studies Facility at the University of North Carolina in...
  • Strassel: Terry McAuliffe's Solyndra

    04/12/2013 12:27:13 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 2 replies
    Turn over any green-energy rock, and wiggling underneath will be the usual creepy mix of political favoritism and taxpayer-funded handouts. Add to this the Clintons, Mississippi and a murky visa program, and you've got a particularly ripe political embarrassment for Terry McAuliffe. Everyone remember The Macker? Best Friend of Bill. Chairman of Hillary's 2008 presidential campaign. Famed money-tree shaker. Former Democratic Party chief. Failed 2009 contender for the Virginia governorship but now back as the party's nominee for that position in this fall's election. Oh—and in Mr. McAuliffe's words—"a Virginia businessman" intent on "creating jobs." Or at least that was...
  • Anatomy of the Bank Run

    03/25/2013 4:50:44 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 39 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | March 25, 2013 | Murray N. Rothbard
    It was a scene familiar to any nostalgia buff: all-night lines waiting for the banks (first in Ohio, then in Maryland) to open; pompous but mendacious assurances by the bankers that all is well and that the people should go home; a stubborn insistence by depositors to get their money out; and the consequent closing of the banks by government, while at the same time the banks were permitted to stay in existence and collect the debts due them by their borrowers. In other words, instead of government protecting private property and enforcing voluntary contracts, it deliberately violated the property...
  • Alfredo Garcia, undocumented serial plaintiff, caught in another lie

    03/16/2013 6:56:42 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    KABC-TV Los Angeles, CA ^ | March 15, 2013 | Marc Brown
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- He's filed more than 600 ADA lawsuits against small business owners in Southern California, but now, the serial plaintiff, illegal immigrant and convicted felon may be out of business himself. He has stopped filing news ADA lawsuits, but not before he was caught in another lie. Alfredo Garcia has been ordered back to Mexico. Garcia was arrested on immigration violations in February 2011. But while his case -- and now his appeal -- work through the courts, Garcia remains free. He is monitored but not incarcerated. "This guy doesn't work. He's been here for past how...
  • Maxine Waters' Leaky Argument Can't Wash Away Banking Scandal Dirt

    03/22/2009 2:59:18 PM PDT · by Trueblackman · 7 replies · 1,405+ views
    Project21 ^ | 22 March 2009 | Trueblackman
    Maxine Waters' Leaky Argument Can't Wash Away Banking Scandal Dirt Banks pushed risky loans to people who could not afford them. Homeownership was promoted as a right for all instead of one for those who saved. Since the mortgage bubble burst, leaving many in financial trouble, a lot of anger has been directed at banks and the bankers involved. Lawmakers are worked up in a lather, but this should not remove them from scrutiny. In the case of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), criticism of her involvement in one aspect of this crisis is extremely justified. Yet she is playing the...
  • DA: Supervisor George Shirakawa (D) deceived public for years, had a secret slush fund

    03/02/2013 9:22:23 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 15 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/1/13 | Karen de Sá and Tracy Seipel
    After months of scandal, defiance and excuse-making, Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Jr.'s political career came crashing down Friday, as the District Attorney's Office charged the veteran politician with five felonies including perjury and misappropriation of public funds that likely will land him behind bars. In a dizzying succession of events, just hours after charges were filed, the 51-year-old supervisor announced he will plead guilty March 18 to deceiving his donors and constituents. He then immediately resigned his post. Shirakawa, who earlier accused his critics of being biased against him because he is overweight and an Oakland Raiders fan,...
  • Kerry warns of serious sequestration cuts for State and USAID

    02/15/2013 12:03:38 PM PST · by yoe · 10 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | February 15, 2013 | Josh Rogin
    The State Department will have to stop humanitarian aid to millions of people, cut foreign assistance to Israel, and delay efforts to ramp up diplomatic security abroad after the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi, if sequestration goes into effect next month, according to Secretary of State John Kerry. At the beginning of March, across-the-board cuts to all discretionary spending accounts will go into effect, based on the 2011 Budget Control Act and the failure of the "supercommittee" to agree upon discretionary budget cuts in 2012. Congressional appropriators are planning to reorganize those cuts when the continuing resolution that has been...
  • Study: New E15 gas can ruin auto engines.

    01/31/2013 6:08:17 AM PST · by selfdefense · 46 replies
    This week's warm Washington temperatures had some thinking about rolling the Lawn-Boy out of the garage for the first cut of the year. And we all know what that means: Difficult starts due to E10 gas that gels when it sits. Now, according to a new study, cars and truck may face the same fate thanks to President Obama's demand for a higher ethanol in the new E15 gas.
  • RT's Keiser Report Says Geithner Peddled Inside Info In 2007

    01/28/2013 9:10:22 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 6 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 1-26-2013 | Max Keiser
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  • ABC, FBI, Menendez camp tight-lipped about senator’s brewing underage prostitution scandal

    01/28/2013 5:26:53 AM PST · by JohnPDuncan · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | David Martosko
    Days after documents surfaced that suggested New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez paid for sexual favors in the Dominican Republic — including some from girls as young as 16 — few in Washington are offering new clues about what appears to be an ongoing federal investigation. The documents included emails between FBI Special Agent Regino Chavez and a Dominican source. In one email, Chavez told the source that “we have been able to confirm most of” the information he had provided about Menendez and the prostitutes. “We know that you are providing accurate information.” ABC News chief global affairs correspondent...
  • Mass. Lawmaker in Voting Scandal Quits Office

    01/01/2013 5:21:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC6 ^ | Jan 01, 2013
    Updated: A Massachusetts lawmaker who agreed to plead guilty to casting invalid absentee ballots in 2009 and 2010 has submitted his resignation letter. State Rep. Stephen Smith submitted a letter dated Monday to the state's top election official, Secretary William Galvin. Galvin said Tuesday Smith's signed letter states, "I respectfully decline to accept this office."
  • HOUSE GOP LEADERS PURGED CONSERVATIVES USING SECRET CRITERIA LIST

    12/05/2012 12:14:07 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Wednesday December 5, 2012
    House Republican leaders used a secret criteria list to decide which conservatives to purge from powerful House committees, Breitbart News has learned. As this time, it appears they will keep the criteria list hidden from the public, too. Spokespeople for members of House GOP leadership have refused to discuss details about the list on the record with press. Because GOP Leadership won't discuss the list, it’s unclear what specific criteria the list contained and how much of a role it played in the conservative purge. It’s also unclear which member of House Republican leadership initiated this process. In remarks to...
  • 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...
  • Only the deceit is transparent

    11/19/2012 9:47:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-19-12 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama promised his administration set a new standard in transparency: I will also hold myself as president to a new standard of openness .... Let me say it as simply as I can: Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency. Obama even issued a memo My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government. He declared his to...
  • Union Bosses Arrested for Stealing Romney Signs in Ohio

    11/03/2012 12:35:30 PM PDT · by NJ_Tom · 33 replies
    The Plain Dealer ^ | November 12, 2012 | Pat Galbincea
    Perrysburg OH police arrested four Toledo area men early Friday morning on charges of stealing Mitt Romney campaign signs in Wood and Lucas counties in Northwest Ohio. The signs were found in a pickup truck owned by Sheet Metal Workers International, Union Local 33 in Parma, according to the police report. Many of the signs -- some measuring as large as 4 feet by 8 feet -- were believed to have been put up by members of Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition, said John McAvoy, the group's president.