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  • N.J. taxpayers paid $78K to remove Carl Lewis from Senate ballot

    09/29/2011 6:52:58 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 4 replies
    nj.com ^ | September 29, 2011 | By Matt Friedman/Statehouse Bureau
    MOUNT LAUREL — New Jersey taxpayers paid almost $78,000 in staff time to remove the track star Carl Lewis from the November ballot in his bid for the state Senate. After a tangled five-month battle in both state and federal court, the state Attorney General and Burlington County Republicans succeeded in making sure Lewis, a Democrat, could not run in the Republican-leaning 8th Legislative District.
  • Hillary's close adviser caught in Libya scandal

    03/11/2011 12:26:02 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 12 replies
    WND ^ | March 11, 2011 | Aaron Klein
    One of Hillary Clinton's closest advisers traveled to Libya on the dime of a controversial group that was paid by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to enhance the strongman's public image in the U.S., WND has learned. Anne-Marie Slaughter was considered one of the most influential officials at the State Department until she abruptly departed last month. She served as State's director of policy and planning, where she spearheading major initiatives for Clinton. WND has learned Slaughter, who continues to advise both Clinton and the State Department, also has been listed as "official talent" for Monitor Group, the Gadhafi-paid organization that...
  • Former NC RAT Governor Mike Easley enters felony plea agreement ($1000 fine - no prison time)

    11/23/2010 10:27:18 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    WBTV ^ | 11/23/10
    Former NC Gov. Mike Easley enters felony plea agreementUpdated: Nov 23, 2010 12:34 PM EST RALEIGH, NC (WBTV/AP) - The former governor of North Carolina has entered a plea agreement over a false campaign finance report. Former Governor Mike Easley entered an Alford plea in Wake County court, which means he acknowledged the state's evidence could result in a conviction without having to admit any guilt. By entering the plea Easley would avoid any prison time. Prosecutors say the plea also ends a federal probe that started in February 2009, a month after he left office. As a part of...
  • Jack Johnson, Prince George's county executive, wife, Leslie, arrested ($79K stuffed in bra)

    11/13/2010 7:48:31 AM PST · by Liz · 87 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Saturday, November 13, 2010 | Paul Schwartzman, Ruben Castaneda and Cheryl W. Thompson, Washington Post Staff Writers
    <p>Jack B. Johnson, and wife, Leslie, were arrested Nov. 12 as federal investigators served search warrants at the County Administration Building. Each was charged with evidence tempering and destroying evidence. Just after 10:12 am Friday, Leslie Johnson frantically phoned her husband. Two FBI agents were at the front door of their two-story brick colonial in Mitchellville. "Don't answer it," the county executive said, unaware that FBI agents were listening in. Johnson ordered her to destroy a $100,000 check from a real estate developer hidden in a box of liquor. "Flush that," he said. And the cash? "Put it in your underwear." She replied, "I have it in my bra" - which is where agents discovered the money after she answered the door.</p>
  • New Jersey - Corruption and Scandal BUMP LIST

    02/28/2005 8:42:38 AM PST · by Calpernia · 66 replies · 15,970+ views
    Various ^ | 2000 - 2005 | Various
    Police Officers Steal From Police Department 10/25/2000 A former West New York police sergeant pleaded guilty today, admitting his role in a scheme to steal approximately $60,000 seized by police during the investigation of a fire in West New York, U.S. Attorney Robert J. Cleary announced. Ronald Riccie, 58, of Little Ferry, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle to a one-count Information, charging him with participating with other West New York Police officers in the theft of the $60,000. http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/nj/publicaffairs/releases/2000/ri1025_r.html Eminent Domain Squabble 02/22/2003 Rowan University and Wal-Mart squabbled over 102 acres of land. Last fall, Rowan...
  • Lights Out (Dems will be punished for Waxman-Markey)

    06/25/2009 4:49:47 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies · 1,552+ views
    American Spectator ^ | June 25, 2009 | W. James Antle, III
    Tomorrow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to bring the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade emissions bill to the floor for a vote. It will be the biggest political risk of her speakership and the first broad-based tax increase of the Obama years. Already President Obama and the Democratic Congress have raised taxes on smokers, boosting the cigarette tax. But a tax increase that affects just a fifth of the electorate is unlikely to lead to a second Boston Tea Party. The Obama budget blueprint anticipates a return to Clinton-era marginal tax rates on upper-income earners, but that can easily be justified as a...
  • Dear Member of Congress: Why You Should Vote Against Waxman-Markey

    06/25/2009 3:26:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 12 replies · 1,508+ views
    National Review ^ | June 24, 2009 | Jim Manzi
    It appears that years of debate about climate change and energy may now come down to a vote on an actual bill, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES). As I write this, the vote is scheduled for Friday. If it occurs, you will be asked to vote to implement carbon rationing in the United States.   Without regard to party or ideology, I believe that the evidence is clear that this law would be contrary to the public interest. Here is why, in a nutshell: 1.  It would be a terrible deal for American taxpayers. According to the...
  • Waxman's Economy Killer (House Bill Vote is Today)

    06/25/2009 3:18:51 AM PDT · by flattorney · 90 replies · 6,428+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 25, 2009 | Steven Milloy
    The House of Representatives will vote Friday(Today) on the so-called “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” -- a.k.a the “Waxman-Markey” global warming bill. But whatever you want to call this legislative atrocity, if enacted into law, it will go down in history as the death knell of the American standard of living and way of life. If you hate America, this bill is for you. After decades of fierce battling between rabid greens -- that is, left-wingers masquerading as “environmentalists” -- and the global warming skeptics, few Americans seem to have bought into the bill’s premise ­ that...
  • CBO Grossly Underestimates Cost of Cap and Trade (Waxman-Markey)

    06/24/2009 3:48:45 PM PDT · by flattorney · 13 replies · 1,279+ views
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | June 24, 2009 | David Kreutzer, Karen Campbell, Nicolas Loris
    Last week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their analysis of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill that had proponents of the bill claiming Americans could save the planet for just $175 per household. That was the figure CBO estimated cap and trade would cost households in 2020 alone.[1]Both the CBO's analysis and the subsequent legislation are troubled: The analysis grossly underestimates economic costs while the legislation will have virtually no impact on climate. Overall, there are a number of basic problems with CBO's analysis: Their allowance cost numbers do not add up; They ignore economic costs such as the decrease...
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee spends almost $1M to help Norm Coleman

    06/24/2009 2:21:11 AM PDT · by flattorney · 4 replies · 800+ views
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press ^ | June 24, 2009 | Rachel E. Stassen-Berger
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee spent almost $1 million last month on Republican Norm Coleman's attempt to win last year's U.S. Senate race. Coleman is attempting to overturn Democrat Al Franken's slender lead. The former senator's appeal of a trial court's decision that Franken won is awaiting a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court. That ruling could be issued any day. Last month, the NRSC spent $937,917 to help Coleman in that effort. Minneapolis law firm Dorsey & Whitney, home to Coleman attorney Jim Langdon, received $350,171 of that and Washington, D.C., law firm Patton Boggs, Coleman legal spokesman Ben...
  • Libertarians urge “No” Vote on $1.9 trillion Waxman-Markey tax hike

    06/24/2009 1:30:06 AM PDT · by flattorney · 6 replies · 1,831+ views
    Small Government Times ^ | June 23, 2009 | Staff
    WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party urged the U.S. House Tuesday to defeat plans for a $1.9 trillion energy tax hike over eight years. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is attempting to rush H.R. 2454, the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill, to a vote this week. “With unemployment rising above and beyond what President Obama said it would be with the multi-hundred billion dollar stimulus bill, now is not the time to dismantle our economy with a multi-hundred billion dollar energy tax hike,” said William Redpath, Libertarian National Committee Chairman. “Libertarians urge House members to defeat this job-killing tax hike on Americans,”...
  • Vote Set on House Climate Bill (Waxman-Markey, this Friday)

    06/23/2009 10:24:26 PM PDT · by flattorney · 47 replies · 5,328+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2009 | Steven Mufson
    ABSTRACT: Democratic leaders in the House have scheduled a Friday vote on a climate change bill that would establish a complex cap-and-trade system to limit the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, a priority for President Obama. The House Rules Committee unveiled the latest version of the bill, which weighs in at 1,201 pages. It features new items such as $7.5 billion in "green bonds" for a new federal financing agency called the Clean Energy Deployment Administration, extra emission allowances for politically powerful rural electric cooperatives, greater flexibility for states that want to use free allowances for mass transit, and tweaks benefiting...
  • An Inconvenient Truth: Waxman-Markey climate bill in trouble (Gore to the Rescue)

    06/23/2009 2:43:56 PM PDT · by flattorney · 17 replies · 1,670+ views
    The Examiner ^ | June 23, 2009 | JoAnn Blake, DC Environmental Policy
    Is an imperfect climate bill (Waxman-Markey) better than no bill at all? Al Gore says yes.To bring environment supporters together, Gore will host a nationwide conference call on June 23 at 8 p.m. ET. The purpose, according to his Repower America e-mail sent to a selected audience, is “to build urgency around this bill and make sure it passes. We have to go to the grassroots – we have to continue building support in communities across the nation.”“As this climate legislation moves before the full Congress this summer, we have an opportunity unlike anything we’ve seen yet,” the e-mail concludes.Gore...
  • State denies pensions to disgraced former Luzerne County judges

    06/16/2009 11:08:06 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 6 replies · 334+ views
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 6/16/09 | Dave Janoski
    The state has denied pension benefits to two former Luzerne County judges who took kickbacks from a juvenile-detention provider and is seeking repayment of $4.3 million the judges' kids-for-cash scheme allegedly cost state taxpayers. Reversing its earlier position Michael T. Conahan and Mark A. Ciavarella Jr. are eligible to receive benefits until they are sentenced, the State Employees' Retirement System ruled the former judges' guilty pleas to fraud and conspiracy in February provided sufficient grounds to deny them benefits. In a letter to two state lawmakers who proposed bills to immediately rescind pension benefits when a judge or other state...
  • What's the Matter with Media Matters?

    04/03/2009 12:01:39 PM PDT · by vadum · 12 replies · 1,994+ views
    Townhall magazine ^ | April 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    (Please don't move this, admin. It is a blog post that links to an article I know freepers will want to read.) If conservatism is a disease, David Brock’s group, Media Matters for America, believes it’s the cure. Of course, those few conservatives who actually work in the liberal-dominated media are not infallible. A bona fide media watchdog that monitored the right and kept reporters and pundits honest might contribute something of value to society, but that’s not what Media Matters is about. Masquerading as an impartial media watchdog, it is the mission of the left-wing opposition research organization to...
  • Senate recount trial: Judges' ruling is boon to Franken

    04/01/2009 12:37:56 AM PDT · by flattorney · 44 replies · 5,179+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | March 31, 2009 - 11:01 PM | Pat Doyle, Kevin Duchschere
    - - Absentee ballots to be counted will be far fewer than Coleman sought in effort to close the U.S. Senate gap. Abstract: Norm Coleman's lawyers all but conceded defeat Tuesday and promised to appeal after a panel of three judges ordered no more than 400 new absentee ballots opened and counted, far fewer than the Republican had sought to overcome the lead held by DFLer Al Franken. The ballots include many that Franken had identified as wrongly rejected as well as ballots that Coleman wanted opened in his quest to overcome the 225-vote lead that Franken gained after a...
  • AIG gave NY Dems $100K before save

    03/19/2009 8:50:03 AM PDT · by bridgemanusa · 7 replies · 433+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, March 19, 2009 | By Associated Press
    ALBANY, N.Y — New York campaign finance records show American International Group donated $100,000 to the state Democratic Committee just before Democratic Gov. David Paterson and his insurance superintendent launched marathon sessions to prop up the embattled insurer. ...
  • Franken Is Handed Stinging Defeat As Motion To Dismiss Is Rejected

    01/22/2009 7:01:23 PM PST · by flattorney · 47 replies · 2,948+ views
    Coleman for Senate ^ | January 22, 2009 6:33 PM | Staff
    ST. PAUL – Ben Ginsberg, legal counsel to the Coleman for Senate campaign, tonight made the following statement: “Tonight’s decision from the court is a stinging defeat for Al Franken. It underscores that the Coleman contest will proceed, that there will be a trial, and that every valid vote will be counted and counted only once. This victory for the voters of Minnesota should serve as another strong reminder to Harry Reid and Al Franken that they can’t just dismiss for their convenience the legal process in Minnesota. This will allow Minnesota voters whose votes have not yet been counted,...
  • Loose ends, mighty swings and rehabilitation [DA Ronnie Earle retires]

    01/02/2009 11:23:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 10 replies · 864+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | Jan. 2, 2009 | Editorial
    Ronnie Earle's legacy as Travis County district attorney If Ronnie Earle were a fisherman, he might spend time talking about the ones that got away. Others certainly do. Earle, who officially vacated his post as Travis County district attorney on Thursday, might be remembered most for the failed prosecutions of some of the biggest names in Texas politics. Indeed, his short-term legacy will be influenced heavily by unfinished business. Yet to be resolved are indictments that caused former U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay — the no-compromise conservative firebrand — to step down. Then, of course, there are the unresolved Yogurt Shop...
  • Coleman chides Reid in fight over Senate seat

    01/21/2009 10:27:57 PM PST · by flattorney · 6 replies · 949+ views
    Washington Times ^ | January 22, 2009 | Staff
    Minnesota Republican Sen. Norm Coleman on Wednesday revealed that former President George W. Bush, who´s familiar with recounts, had contacted him to commiserate about his ongoing battle with Democratic challenger Al Franken. And Mr. Coleman said Minnesotans, not Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, will determine the outcome of the last undecided congressional race of the 2008 election, which Mr. Franken leads by 225 votes. "It's been surreal," Mr. Coleman said. "I tell people I'm a Jewish kid who has come to understand the concept of purgatory." He acknowledged that the extended contest has taken a toll on constituents,...