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  • Why Joe Biden's Kid is Better Than You

    10/22/2014 1:18:48 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 22, 2014 | MIchelle Malkin
    Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way. The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after The Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as...
  • Obama to go ‘full Mussolini’ after election: Mark Levin

    10/22/2014 9:45:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 82 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Conservative radio host Mark Levin warned the American public during a Fox News television appearance that President Obama has nothing to lose in his last couple years in office and will press forward with aggression and fervor to realize his agenda. Mr. Obama will go “full Mussolini” after the November elections wrap, in comparison to the past few years, when he’s been mostly a “statist,” Mr. Levin said.
  • Petty Government Hacks In Norcross, GA Shake Down Their Screw-Up Victim For $300

    10/22/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    NewsRadio106.7 ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michael Graham
    Remember the woman who had her home sold out from underneath her by the inept hacks of Norcross, GA city government? The ones who received tax payments from her for three years, then seized her home without notice and sold it (also without notice) because they claimed they didn't know how to contact her. At her HOME. Where she LIVED? Yesterday city officials denied knowing anything about anything and suggested that, since the home had a new legal owner, there might not be anything they could do...except keep the money from the sale and throw this family out on the...
  • The Disturbing Secrets of "Federal Persecutors"

    10/21/2014 9:26:05 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 22, 2014 | John Stossel
    A group of Washington overlords — federal prosecutors — sometimes break rules and wreck people’s lives. President Obama may soon appoint one of them to be America’s next Attorney General. The prosecutorial bullying is detailed in a new book by Sidney Powell, “Licensed to Lie.” She reports that the Department of Justice’s narcissistic and dishonest prosecutors destroy people by doing things like deliberately withholding evidence. Remember the Arthur Andersen accounting firm? It was killed off by ambitious prosecutors who claimed the company helped Enron commit accounting fraud and then shredded the evidence. But instead of charging people who allegedly ordered...
  • Chicagoland voting machine casts candidate’s vote for his Dem opponent

    10/21/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 42 replies
    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Admitting his confidence in Cook County ballot integrity is shaken, State Representative Candidate Jim Moynihan (R-56), was shocked today when he tried to cast a vote for himself and the voting machine cast it for his opponent instead. “While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” said Moynihan. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a...
  • Malkin: The Hunter Biden Chronicles

    10/21/2014 6:06:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 22, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Everything you need to know about Beltway nepotism, corporate cronyism and corruption can be found in the biography of Robert Hunter Biden. Where are the Occupy Wall Street rabble-rousers and enemies of elitist privilege when you need them? Straining their neck muscles to look the other way. The youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden made news last week after The Wall Street Journal revealed he had been booted from the Navy Reserve for cocaine use. His drug abuse was certainly no surprise to the Navy, which issued him a waiver for a previous drug offense before commissioning him as...
  • Obama's Coterie Of Incompetents

    10/21/2014 4:33:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Leadership: By naming an "Ebola Czar," the president has effectively cashiered his bumbling CDC chief — and again passed the buck for another crisis to another subordinate. With Barack Obama, it's always the fault of "him." Or "her." Or "they." The federal Centers for Disease Control Director Thomas Frieden is now taking the fall for blithely promising Americans that Ebola would never come to our shores, and then, when it did — thanks to his refusal to restrict travel from West Africa — assuring us U.S. hospitals could handle it. Obama is said to be seething at the CDC's mismanagement...
  • Czar Klain: No Way To Run a Republic

    10/21/2014 1:41:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 21, 2014
    On Friday, addressing mounting concerns about a medical crisis in the U.S., President Obama named the noted epidemiologist Dr. Ronald Klain as the country’s “Ebola czar.” Dr. Klain…. Oh, sorry, that didn’t happen. The new Ebola czar is not an expert in infectious diseases, or in public health, or even a doctor. To Washington insiders, Ron Klain, a high-stakes Democratic Party operative, is most famous for his role in Florida legal challenges surrounding the 2000 presidential election. Those with longer memories remember Klain’s work as the Al Gore aide who labored to raise more than $100 million for the Democratic...
  • Federal Judge: Eric Holder’s DOJ Likely Defrauded Company of $55 Million, Orders Recusal of Judges

    10/20/2014 8:14:10 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/20/14 | Aurelius
    In 2012, Sierra Pacific Industries was ordered to pay $55 million to the United States and transfer 22,500 acres of land to the United States government after the Department of Justice launched a massive lawsuit against the company. The DOJ argued that the company was responsible for a massive fire that destroyed 65,000 acres of land in California. Since the beginning of the case, however, Sierra Pacific has insisted that the fire started elsewhere and that the Department of Justice was being deceitful in their prosecution. Now, new evidence showing an outrageous miscarriage of justice has emerged, including the DOJ's...
  • Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs

    10/20/2014 6:51:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 19 Oct 2014 | by Jonathan Strong
    Exclusive: Obama Administration Quietly Prepares 'Surge' Of Millions Of New Immigrant IDs Despite no official action from the president ahead of the election, the Obama administration has quietly begun preparing to issue millions of work authorization permits, suggesting the implementation of a large-scale executive amnesty may have already begun. Unnoticed until now, a draft solicitation for bids issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Oct. 6 says potential vendors must be capable of handling a “surge” scenario of 9 million id cards in one year “to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements.” The request for proposals says the...
  • Fed Up With Govt Misconduct, Federal Judge Takes Nuclear Option

    10/19/2014 7:17:58 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 36 replies
    New York Observer ^ | October 15, 2014 | Sidney Powell
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest litigation time bomb has exploded from multi-million dollar litigation originally brought by the Department of Justice against Sierra Pacific based on allegations that the lumber company and related defendants were responsible for a wildfire that destroyed 65,000 acres in California. In what was dubbed the “Moonlight Fire” case, the tables are now turned. The defendants have discovered new evidence and filed a stunning motion. The new...
  • LatAm: corruption, tax evasion fuel inequality

    10/19/2014 5:15:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | October 19, 2014 | By Marianela Jarroud
    SANTIAGO — Corruption and tax evasion are flagrant violations of human rights in Latin America, where they contribute to inequality and injustice in the countries of the region, according to studies and experts consulted by IPS. “Tax evasion means that those who are most vulnerable are denied the full enjoyment of their economic and social rights, including health and education,” said Rocío Noriega, an adviser on governance, ethics and transparency for the United Nations Development Programme. “Corruption has a negative impact on the enjoyment of human rights,” she added. It also constitutes “a threat to democracy, because it systematically violates...
  • Washington’s Action Plan for Ebola: Squalid Waste and Pork-Barrel Spending by the CDC and NIH

    10/18/2014 4:23:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Years ago, I shared a very funny poster that suggests that more government is hardly ever the right answer to any question.Yet in Washington, the standard response to any screwup by government is to make government even bigger. Sort ofMitchellÂ’s Law on steroids.And thatÂ’s exactly whatÂ’s happening with the Ebola crisis. The bureaucracies that have received tens of billions of dollars over the years to preclude a crisis are now expecting to get rewarded with more cash.Governor Jindal of Louisiana debunks the notion that more money for the bureaucracy is some sort of elixir. HereÂ’s some of what he wrote...
  • Obama Has Sentenced Whistleblowers to 10x the Jail Time of All Prior U.S. Presidents Combined

    10/18/2014 7:03:18 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 19 replies
    Ben Swann ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Rachel Blevins
    James Risen, an Investigative Journalist, and veteran New York Times Reporter, is now another name on the list of Journalists being prosecuted by the Obama Administration. Risen, whose reporting on warrantless wiretapping was published in 2006, is now facing jail time for the same material that earned him a Pulitzer Prize. According to Democracy Now, Risen’s original story was supposed to be published in the New York Times prior to the Presidential election in 2004. However, the report was not published until 2006, because Risen was under “government pressure,” due to the fact that his article could have had an...
  • The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen

    10/17/2014 9:02:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/17/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The Ugly history of the Democrat Party: Part Thirteen By Kevin “Coach” Collins This installment continues by exposing how the Democrats used everything in their reach to keep Blacks down starting with Woodrow Wilson, the Klu Klux Klan’s president and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who thought he was our king. Woodrow Wilson: 1913 to 1921 “A conservative is someone who makes no changes and consults his grandmother when in doubt.” Woodrow Wilson [5] Woodrow Wilson was a studious looking man who had the heart and mind of a tyrant and street thug. He is regularly rated among the top five presidents...
  • Obama Has An Ebola Czar. She Re-Directed Federal Research Money to a Democrat Donor

    10/16/2014 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Arcy · 75 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    You may be wondering why Barack Obama, with his propensity to name “czars” for every problem that ails us, has not named an Ebola Czar. The reason is because he has, in fact, named an Ebola Czar. So why are we constantly seeing Dr. Tom Frieden of the CDC embarrass himself in press conferences instead of our Ebola Czar? It turns out Dr. Nicole Lurie, the czar in charge of potential infectious disease catastrophes, has made the most of her time by funneling federal dollars to Democratic donors. That would be the federal dollars the left says we need more...
  • California Obamacare cronies got paid big via no bid state contracts

    10/15/2014 1:18:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    <p>I feel like I have to say this every time a story like this comes out of California, and stories like these come out of California all the time.</p> <p>California’s health insurance exchange has awarded $184 million in contracts without the competitive bidding and oversight that is standard practice across state government, including deals that sent millions of dollars to a firm whose employees have long-standing ties to the agency’s executive director.</p>
  • [Criminal] Obama Could Be Calling His Lawyers After The Revelation Allen West Just Made

    10/14/2014 6:46:28 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    westernjournalism.com ^ | October 14, 2014 | Tom Hinchey
    Judge Jeanine Pirro remarked that the Obama Administration is violating federal law by reducing the military by 90,000 while simultaneously recruiting illegal immigrants into the armed services and arming them through unilateral executive order. Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Allen West joined the judge to discuss this unlawful action. Col. West agreed with Judge Jeanine’s comment that it is a felony to arm an illegal immigrant under Title 18 USC 922 (d)(5a) “When has law ever meant anything to Barack Hussein Obama? But the more important thing that we have to come to understand is if you go to the Constitution,...
  • Let Us Tell You What We’re Not Going To Do About Presidential Lawlessness

    10/14/2014 12:15:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 14, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Why is he always telling them what he’s not going to do? This has become a constant refrain among President Obama’s Republican and conservative critics. And it is an excellent question. Why does the president tell jihadists from the Islamic State and al-Qaeda that the American campaign against them will be strictly limited to aerial bombing (sporadic, at that) and absolutely, positively will not involve the introduction of U.S. ground forces? The theory behind the question is bulletproof: the only way you can hope to keep bad actors in check, to discourage them from acting roguishly in pursuit of their...
  • Senator: Emails Reveal EPA, Green Group in ‘Beyond Cozy’ Relationship

    10/14/2014 7:17:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/14/2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Republican lawmakers say the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enjoys a “beyond cozy” relationship with a liberal environmental action group that seeks to reshape national energy policies in a way that would hurt American businesses and families. Sen. David Vitter, R-La., the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, told The Daily Signal that the Natural Resources Defense Council played an “absolutely inappropriate” role in drafting the EPA’s new carbon emissions plan. “The EPA has been one of the least transparent agencies I have ever seen, but it’s become apparent that their lack of transparency is to hide the...
  • [Catholic] Ex-Christian brother Paul Davey faces fresh jail term for child abuse

    10/13/2014 9:25:02 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 1 replies
    A former Christian Brother at a Merseyside school was today again jailed for abusing a young boy. Paul Davey, who served as head of music at the De La Salle school in Croxteth, between 1983 and 1989, was jailed for 16 months for sexually assaulting a former pupil. Liverpool Crown Court heard that the 58-year-old was jailed for two and a half years in 1996 of abusing four boys from the school in the late 80s.
  • St Francis Boys' Home abuse inquiry: Police identify new suspect

    10/12/2014 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 1 replies
    BBC News ^ | Nic Rigby
    The senior investigator looking into claims of physical and sexual abuse at a former Catholic orphanage says a new suspect has been identified. *snip* Mr Ross said 80 "potential victims" had been identified and 35 statements taken in a worldwide investigation.
  • As Mexico cracks down, drug money comes to US

    10/11/2014 8:40:40 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 10/11/2014 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — For a company that booked $12 million in annual sales importing snacks like chile- and lime-flavored chips from Mexico, Baja Distributors Inc.'s offices were oddly quiet. There were no signs outside. Its small warehouse was almost empty. Phones went unanswered. Investigators say there was a reason for the anonymity: The business was laundering money from Mexican drug traffickers. Baja Distributors, whose executives denied laundering drug money, brought more than $17 million from Mexico in 18 months. U.S. front companies for cartels aren't new, but U.S. officials say they took a more prominent role after Mexico...
  • Boehner, Cantor Voted Lobbyists' Best Friends by Congressional Staffers

    10/10/2014 3:08:51 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | Tony Lee
    <p>The methodology in Washington is similar: if someone wants a bill passed, charge them money to allow the bill to move down the legislative highway.</p>
  • Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare

    10/08/2014 8:22:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    Wallstreet Journal ^ | Oct 7, 2014
    Everyday Low Benefits Wal-Mart dumps 30,000 part-timers onto the ObamaCare exchanges. Oct. 7, 2014 7:25 p.m. ET Wal-Mart endorsed ObamaCare in 2009 and helped drag the bill through Congress, and so far it hasn’t recanted. By holding back economic growth and incomes, perhaps the law is expanding the retailer’s customer base. Another plus—at least for management—is that Wal-Mart can jettison its employees into the ObamaCare insurance exchanges. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that the largest U.S. private employer is dropping health benefits for some 30,000 workers, or about 5% of its part-time workforce. Earlier health-plan eligibility triage in 2011 had...
  • Scandal: Wealthy Obama Donor Behind Epic Ebola Fail

    10/07/2014 9:02:07 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 88 replies
    Radix News ^ | October 8, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    A Dallas hospital's bizarre bungle of the first U.S. case of Ebola leaves me wondering: Is someone covering up for a crony billionaire Obama donor and her controversy-plagued, taxpayer-subsidized electronic medical records company? Last week, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital revealed in a statement that a procedural flaw in its online health records system led to potentially deadly miscommunication between nurses and doctors. The facility sent Ebola victim Thomas Duncan home despite showing signs of the disease -- only to admit him with worse symptoms three days later. Hospital officials, who came forward "in the interest of transparency," initially cited workflow...
  • Producer of anti-Obamacare movie ‘Sick and Sicker’ hit with IRS audit

    10/07/2014 9:46:20 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    The producer of a new movie that criticizes Obamacare has reportedly become the latest prominent conservative slapped with an IRS audit. Logan Clements, producer of “Sick and Sicker: ObamaCare Canadian Style,” announced via press release Tuesday that he is being audited for the first time ever. “I had never been audited before I made this movie,” he says in a YouTube video. “There seems to be a pattern here.” The news comes one month after the conservative Breitbart News announced that it, too, was being audited and that the action was probably politically motivated. Mr. Clements‘ movie makes the case...
  • Dick Durbin's wife discovered to be a Lobbyist

    10/05/2014 10:21:41 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 5, 2014 | James Longstreet
    The Chicago Tribune headlines that Dick Durbin’s wife is a lobbyist, and that there may have been instances in which her clients received federal funding. We are quickly told that this was just a coincidence (and that our fly is open). Durbin explained that he and his wife “take pains” to be certain there are no conflicts of interest. The imagery of sleepless nights and “Honey, what shall we do?” conversations wrought with forehead wiping and hand wringing come to mind. How could they ever get in such situations? The Tribune reports that despite all the painstaking efforts assuredly taken...
  • Something Is Rotten in the State of Virginia: Corruption in the McAuliffe administration

    10/04/2014 7:55:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/04/2014 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    To the untrained eye, Virginia’s political scandals are beginning to become indistinguishable from one another. Reading reports last night of yet another brouhaha in the mother of states, my tired eyes struggled to place the words on the page in their appropriate context. For a brief moment at least, “McAuliffe” and “McDonnell” were one and the same; “Macca” slurred effortlessly into “Macaca”; and the cardinal sins of job-selling, gift-taking, and good old-fashioned bribery melted into a single morass, leaving me to wonder whether there is anyone left in Richmond who is on the level. Americans are accustomed to wrongdoing in...
  • HUD Official Pleads Guilty To Stealing $843,000 In Taxpayer Funds

    10/03/2014 5:29:15 PM PDT · by blueyon · 7 replies
    TheDC ^ | 10/03/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    Former Housing and Urban Development loan specialist Brian Thompson pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing $843,000 of taxpayer money in a wire fraud scheme. Thompson was responsible for selling properties acquired by the government after borrowers defaulted on their HUD-guaranteed mortgages. Specialists like Thompson were tasked with ensuring the sale of these properties at the best possible price to reimburse the government for taxpayer funds made to mortgage lenders for insured loans. Instead, he funneled portions of the proceeds into bank accounts he controlled, netting himself $843,000 in the process.
  • White House Can't Hide Look Into Koch Tax Data Misuse

    10/03/2014 3:40:34 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 3, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Scandal: A court tells the White House to ac knowledge the existence of a probe into whether one of its advisers used private tax records for political gain. Transparency is being forced on an administration that's anything but. In 2010, an attorney for industrialists and libertarian political donors Charles and David Koch told the Weekly Standard of a senior Obama aide telling reporters on background that the Kochs "do not pay corporate income tax" through their company, Koch Industries. How, the attorney justifiably wondered, did the White House get his clients' private information from the IRS? The anonymous official has...
  • McAuliffe aide suggested job for senator’s daughter if he remained in his seat

    10/03/2014 3:36:49 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/2/2014 | Laura Vozzella
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s chief of staff left a voice-mail message for a Democrat who was on the verge of quitting the General Assembly in June, saying that the senator’s daughter might get a top state job if he stayed to support the governor’s push to expand Medicaid, according to descriptions from three people who heard the recording. Then-Sen. Phillip P. Puckett wound up resigning, flipping control of the chamber to Republicans and thwarting McAuliffe’s signature goal of expanding health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Puckett’s abrupt exit came amid accusations that Republicans had enticed him to leave with...
  • Waldo Disbands Police Force in Tiny Speed Trap Town Amid Legal Issues (Florida )

    10/02/2014 2:00:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Oct 2014
    The police force has been disbanded in Waldo, Florida, a tiny town with a big speed trap reputation. On Tuesday, the Waldo City Council voted 4-1 to eliminate the department just weeks after the chief and interim chief resigned because of state investigations into many issues, including an illegal ticket quota
  • Target of FBI bribery probe successfully bribes FBI agent

    10/02/2014 1:01:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2014 | Phillip Swarts
    A Boston businessman faced a federal investigation into whether he had bribed contracting officials to steer lucrative deals his way. So he responded the only way he knew how: bribing an FBI agent to call off the case. Unfortunately for the bureau, the agent took him up on it, accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars for trying to prevent charges against the businessman. Now former special agent Robert Lustyik Jr., 51, a 24-year veteran of the agency, has pleaded guilty to eleven counts of fraud, obstruction and conspiracy. “No one is above the law, no matter what rank or badge...
  • A Special Counsel to Investigate the IRS Targeting of Tea Party Groups (Good Read)

    10/01/2014 9:17:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Verdict ^ | September 29, 2014 | Ronald D. Rotunda
    On July 30, 1974, President Nixon released the White House tape recordings to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court order. A day earlier, the House Judiciary Committee approved Articles of Impeachment. Article 2 dealt with “abuse of power.” The first impeachment count, 40 years ago, complained that the President attempted to use the Internal Revenue Service to harass his enemies. (1) He has, acting personally and through his subordinated and agents,endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law,...
  • Top VA Official Conspired With Her Married Boyfriend To Thwart Investigations

    09/30/2014 3:45:23 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-30-14 | Tristyn Bloom
    A recent investigation has uncovered a shocking tale of corruption and adultery at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Susan Taylor, a longtime federal employee and Deputy Chief Procurement Officer at the Veterans Health Administration since 2010, not only used her position to award government contracts to a former business partner, and worked with said company to hide the thousands and thousands of dollars it was making off the government, but conspired with her married boyfriend — who also had close personal ties to the company — to thwart investigations into her misconduct. The salacious story began in 1994, when Taylor...
  • U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

    09/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies
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  • VIDEO: Corinna Pit Bulls Attack Neighbor Dog ( Maine )

    09/30/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    WABI TV5. ^ | September 29th, 2014 | Adrienne DiPiazza
    Corinna Caron says she wasn’t home Friday night when security cameras captured five pit bulls mauling her basset hound, Elvis. “When we got here, they had Elvis in the garage. His ears were bleeding, his neck was bleeding,” Caron said Monday. Neighbors across the street and next door came running when they heard the commotion. One of the pit bulls was shot and killed. “If they hadn’t been here, we wouldn’t have Elvis. There’s no doubt in my mind that Elvis wouldn’t have survived that attack,” she said. It’s not Elvis’ first encounter with the dogs. We’re told they’ve gone...
  • We need a new constitution: How we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths & the 1%

    09/29/2014 12:26:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | September 27, 2014 | Professors Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
    The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that a clear-cut majority is disgusted with the present political scene and retains little hope that future generations will fare as well as we have. As candidates get down and dirty in the lead-up to midterm elections, 60 percent say the country is in a general state of decline. A mere 19 percent of those polled have a favorable opinion of Republicans in Congress; their Democratic colleagues (or “colleagues”) poll at 31 percent. But the most remarkable number is 79: that’s the percentage of the politicized public that presently voices its discontent...
  • Eric Holder’s Tenure

    09/28/2014 8:54:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2014 | Ilya Shapiro
    Eric Holder’s tenure marked one of the most divisive and partisan eras of the Justice Department. From his involvement in the bizarre guns-to-gangs operation (“Fast & Furious”), for which he has been cited for contempt by the House and referred to a federal prosecutor (which referral went nowhere due to invocations of executive privilege), to his refusal to recognize the separation of powers—enabling President Obama’s executive abuses—he politicized an already overly political Justice Department. One thing that differentiates Holder from other notorious attorneys general, like John Mitchell under Richard Nixon, is that Holder hasn’t gone to jail (yet; the DOJ...
  • JW Forces Holder Out?: Judicial Watch Court Victories Lead to Holder Resignation

    09/27/2014 10:54:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 26, 2014 | Tom Fitton
    On Thursday, September 25, Eric Holder announced that he would step down as Attorney General of the United States. If you are a regular reader of the Weekly Update, you know that since the day he was appointed to office, Judicial Watch has battled day in and day out to prevent Holder from continuing to corrupt the Department of Justice (DOJ). And, in fact, in January of this year, we named him to the Judicial Watch list of the “ Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians ” for the sixth year in a row. Many quickly credited Judicial Watch’s work with...
  • Imprisoned Miami cop gets an extra 1-1/2 years for criminal contempt

    09/26/2014 8:06:41 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 09/26/2014 3:25 PM | Jay Weaver -
    An already imprisoned ex-Miami police sergeant implored a judge to give him a break on his new sentence for retaliating against fellow officers who helped the FBI in a corruption probe of his drug-fighting squad.
  • Here's How An Alleged Cheating Ring That Could Send Atlanta Teachers To Prison Was Uncovered

    09/25/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 | Erin Fuchs
    Prosecutors are using a law originally enacted to go after mobsters to accuse former principals, teachers, and administrators of trying to boost their bonuses by conspiring to artificially raise kids' test scores. While only 12 ex-educators are on trial in Atlanta, dozens of teachers and administrators were initially charged and many have since pleaded guilty in exchange for their cooperation. The dozen on trial could get up to 20 years in prison, and they might never have been prosecuted if it weren't for a pair of ambitious reporters at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC). Back in 2008, Heather Vogell, now a...
  • Twenty-five people at the heart of the meltdown ...

    09/25/2014 2:33:51 PM PDT · by Yollopoliuhqui · 13 replies
    The guardian ^ | 25 January 2009 | Julia Finch
    The worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression is not a natural phenomenon but a man-made disaster in which we all played a part. In the second part of a week-long series looking behind the slump, Guardian City editor Julia Finch picks out the individuals who have led us into the current crisis
  • Minn. VA paperwork shows Marine rescheduled appointment — from the grave

    09/25/2014 5:43:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/23/14 | Douglas Ernst
    The family of a deceased Marine is looking for answers after records from the Department of Veterans Affairs showed that he rescheduled an appointment after his death. Cpl. Jordan Buisman, a former Marine videographer, was medically discharged after developing epilepsy. In June 2012 he saw a neurologist at a Minnesota VA, who instructed him to seek an appointment if there were any changes in his condition. After Cpl. Buisman had a seizure in September, he scheduled an appointment with the VA on Oct. 12, and was confirmed for an appointment Dec. 20, a local NBC affiliate reported.
  • Hillary Clinton front group files federal campaign complaint against Walker

    09/22/2014 2:29:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 24 replies
    The Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 9-22-14 | M. D. Kittle
    And now the left bites back. Wisconsin’s wild political ride continued Monday, when a left-leaning group with ties to Hillary Clinton announced it is asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Interesting that the American Democracy Legal Fund pushes out its plea to Obama administration top gun Eric Holder just as Mary Burke, the Democrat’s candidate for governor, is embroiled further in a major plagiarism scandal. The American Democracy Legal Fund, run by liberal power brokers David Brock and Brad Woodhouse, wants the Justice Department to investigate whether Walker sponsored and ensured passage of mine...
  • Environmental Researcher: Wind Industry Riddled with 'Absolute Corruption'

    09/21/2014 11:50:57 AM PDT · by Twotone · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | James Delingpole
    A Mexican ecologist has blown the whistle on the corruption, lies and incompetence of the wind industry - and on the massive environmental damage it causes in the name of saving the planet. Patricia Mora, a research professor in coastal ecology and fisheries science at the National Institute of Technology in Mexico, has been studying the impact of wind turbines in the Tehuantepec Isthmus in southern Mexico, an environmentally sensitive region which has the highest concentration of wind farms in Latin America.
  • IRS Court Update: Judicial Watch Asks Court for Discovery in IRS Scandal

    09/20/2014 9:15:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 19, 2014
    When a government agency becomes abusive and recalcitrant, that agency calls for the need of vigorous, legal challenge. That’s why Judicial Watch is pleased to report that we have filed a Motion for Limited Discovery in our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service. Thus far, the IRS has refused to obey federal court orders to provide information that explains how its “lost and/or stolen” records pertaining to the targeting of conservative groups may be retrieved. And we intend to find out. Remarkably, the IRS has filed a total of seven declarations that make an end...
  • LA’s Brilliant Plan to Boost Voter Turnout: Bribery

    09/20/2014 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    The Los Angeles Ethics Commission (the term “ethics” is used rather loosely in this case) has a plan to get more voters to turn out on Election Day. Basically, they think the city should bribe people to show up at the polls. According to LA Times:Alarmed that fewer than one-fourth of voters are showing up for municipal elections, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission voted Thursday to recommend that the City Council look at using cash prizes to lure a greater number of people to the polls. On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson's Rules,...
  • Anti-Coal Policies Causing Florida Electricity Rate Hikes

    09/20/2014 6:04:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Trackers ^ | August 26, 2014 | James Taylor
    Duke Energy seeks nearly $2 million in Florida electricity rate hikes to pay for a new power plant made necessary by environmental restrictions. The electricity rate hikes became necessary as environmental restrictions force the closing of two coal power plants providing Floridians with inexpensive electricity. ... Aided by $10 million in campaign spending by billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer, the Charlie Crist campaign is hammering Gov. Rick Scott for not imposing still more stringent power plant restrictions, above and beyond those imposed by the federal government. Steyer and Crist say Florida should impose state-specific power plant restrictions that would close...