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  • Dem State Senator Who Authored Gun Control Legislation Arrested for Conspiring to Traffic Firearms

    03/26/2014 5:13:30 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 26 Mar 2014
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday. The allegations against Democratic State Sen. Leland Yee were outlined in an FBI affidavit in support of a criminal complaint. The affidavit accuses Yee of conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and to illegally import firearms.</p>
  • Local deputies detain wrong guy; man wants apology

    12/29/2013 8:08:04 AM PST · by FBD · 92 replies ^ | December 18, 2013 at 7:03 PM | by HAYLEY GUENTHNER &
    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. -- A recent college graduate is waiting to hear the words “I’m sorry” from two Spokane County Sheriff's deputies. Conner Guerrero said the deputies were sneaking around his house, forced him on his knees on his lawn, and handcuffed him in front of his neighbors. But deputies had the wrong house and the wrong guy. "Just trying to enjoy my evening.  All the sudden, I see a flashlight shining through my doors…” said Guerrero.  “I'm thinking this could be a dangerous situation for me.” Guerrero said he assumed the two men outside his house were burglars.“I come...
  • Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program

    07/05/2013 4:45:01 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 47 replies
    lat ^ | July 5, 2013, 12:45 p.m. | Richard A. Serrano
    WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of violent drug cartels deep inside Mexico. Luis Lucio Rosales Astorga, the police chief in the city of Hostotipaquillo, was shot to death Jan. 29 when gunmen intercepted his patrol car and opened fire. Also killed was one of his bodyguards. His wife and a second bodyguard were wounded.
  • The Greening Of Gore's Bank Account (the $200,000,000 wealth-redistributionist)

    05/21/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/21/2013 | Larry Bell
    With his estimated wealth exceeding $200 million, Albert Arnold Gore has come a long way from the time he began a career in government politics. But it hasn’t all been a green path. He can thank some earlier events for paving over muddy ground, a time when his father, Al Gore Sr. met Occidental Petroleum’s CEO Armand Hammer at a cattle auction in the 1940s. When zinc was discovered on some of Gore’s land,
  • Women receives bill after making restroom pit stop

    02/28/2013 7:44:18 PM PST · by k4gypsyrose · 86 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/28/13 | NBC
    A license plate gives police a whole lot of information about you, and law enforcement is supposed to protect those details. However, one local sheriff admits he gave a driver's name and address away, and the reason he did it is downright bizarre.
  • Friction apparent between Craven commissioners and sheriff

    02/08/2012 10:41:33 AM PST · by The Shrew · 18 replies
    The New Bern Star Journal ^ | February 07, 2012 6:38 PM | Sue Book
    RIVER BEND – Ongoing wrinkles in the relationship between some Craven County commissioners and the Craven County sheriff resurfaced at Monday night’s meeting and were magnified by a shortage in the inmate concessions account. Meeting in River Bend as part of Craven County’s 300th anniversary effort to take government to the people, Commissioner Scott Dacey brought to the board’s attention the shortage of between $9,000 and $10,000 in the account jail inmates deposit for purchases from the jail commissary. Commissioner Jeff Taylor highlighted problems in getting from the sheriff requested information on deputy high-speed pursuit training, vehicle use policy, and...
  • Seven of the Top Ten Wealthiest Members of Congress Are Democrats

    11/16/2011 7:10:41 PM PST · by Sprite518 · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/15/20011
    Yes America, there is a wealth gap. Seven of the top ten wealthiest members in Congress are Democrats. Democratic members of Congress tend to be wealthier than their Republican counterparts. And, the wealthy Democrats tend to inherit their money. Republicans tend to earn it.
  • Report: Administration ignored high costs in healthcare bill

    09/15/2011 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Amanda Carey
    In the thick of the debate over President Barack Obama’s health care reform bill, administration officials ignored warnings that one of its most controversial provisions was financially unsustainable and could leave taxpayers on the hook for billions of dollars. According to a report released Thursday by a working group of congressional investigators, officials inside the Department of Health and Human Services ignored numerous red flags about the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program (CLASS) — and in some cases the officials went to work figuring out how to hide them. Now, those same officials are scrambling to come up...
  • Did Trump just telegraph to the world that he has Obama's college papers and grade?

    04/15/2011 6:26:03 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 236 replies
    04/15/2011 | TMMT
    Did I read what Trump just told Hannity right? That he has Osama's college grades and papers? Now that would be a treasure trove, cuz I firmly believe that regardless of where Osama was born be attended college as a foreign student, lied all thru college and claimed various affiliations which he benefited from. Did I hear Trump right?
  • Like a Virgin Island Resident: Lefty financier and congresswoman’s fiancée dodged U.S. taxes

    10/15/2010 2:39:14 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 19 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 15, 2010 | Alana Goodman
    As far as liberal financiers go, you don’t get much more powerful than S. Donald Sussman. Since 1989, the hedge-fund billionaire has pumped millions into the coffers of Democratic politicians and their political pet projects. Sussman sits on the board of the Center for American Progress, the Democracy Alliance and the dovish Israel Policy Forum, and he’s been one of the top contributors to left-leaning 527 organizations during the 2010 election cycle. But while Sussman has long kept a behind-the-scenes profile, a recent ethics controversy in Maine has flung him into the center of a complicated dispute over state residency,...
  • Did N.J. Dems Have "No Bro" List?

    09/28/2010 9:06:48 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 15 replies
    Here's a story you haven't read in the Philadelphia Inquirer, children, or seen on the network news. A New Jersey Democrat worker has filed a federal lawsuit charging the 2008 campaigns of Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Congressman Rush Holt, whose 12th District includes Princeton University, with racial discrimination. Christopher Nastuk was a canvass director for the Lautenberg cambaign and his job was to find workers to go door-to-door to get out the vote. Among those hired by Nastuk were about a dozen blacks. This didn't sit well with his enlightened bosses, who fired them a few days later and replaced...
  • Do Elected officials SERVE their country?

    03/31/2010 3:09:53 PM PDT · by eccentric · 6 replies · 190+ views
    vanity ^ | March 31, 2010 | Linda Martinez
    Okay, I have had enough of politicians pandering to each other with comments like, "HIs service to this country..." WHAT SERVICE? Unless they end up in prison, what politician has left office with less money than what he went into office with? These guys are well paid for their JOB and they have made sure they get one of the best pension plans in the world. Unlike the military, politicians do not risk their lives or health any more than any other citizen. Many people SERVE their country, but it isn't politicians in Washington DC.
  • Indonesian graft fighter given 18 years for murder

    02/11/2010 6:43:14 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 2 replies · 224+ views
    AFP via Google ^ | February 11, 2010 | Arlina Arshad
    JAKARTA — The sacked chief of Indonesia's anti-corruption commission was sentenced to 18 years' jail for murder on Thursday after a trial dismissed as a sham by his supporters. Former Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) chief Antasari Azhar, 56, had been facing the death penalty in a trial that has been televised live across the nation almost every week for four months. ... The case has gripped Indonesia since Azhar's arrest on May 4 last year for allegedly organising the murder of businessman Nasrudin Zulkarnaen, his suspected rival for the affections of 22-year-old golf caddy Rhani Juliani. ... Conspiracy theories have...
  • Prosecution of Innocent Man Seals Martha Coakley's Defeat

    01/20/2010 8:50:23 AM PST · by FreeManDC · 53 replies · 2,389+ views ^ | January 20, 2010 | Carey Roberts
    Following a breath-taking electoral surge, Scott Brown took the seat formerly held by liberal patron saint Ted Kennedy, handily defeating Democrat Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts senate election. Although the national press spun the contest as a referendum on Obamacare, another powder-keg issue lurked behind the headlines: Martha Coakley's prominent role in prosecuting a child abuse case and her contended culpability of the "primary male offender." It was back in 1984 when Violet Amirault, son Gerald, and daughter Cheryl, operators of the Fells Acre Day School in Malden, found themselves accused of child molestation. The charges were lurid as they...
  • Lehman collapse: President Barack Obama to push banking overhaul

    09/13/2009 4:28:21 PM PDT · by blueyon · 61 replies · 3,580+ views
    drudge ^ | 9-13-09 | James Quinn
    On the eve of the one-year anniversary of Lehman's liquidation filing , the US President will on Monday warn that there remains much to be done to ensure the problems of the last 12 months do not happen again. Speaking just 10 days before the start of the G20 summit in Pittsburgh – at which world leaders are set to discuss curtailing bankers' bonuses among a raft of potentially restrictive reforms – he will also put the amount of capital banks hold on their balance sheets back at the top of the agenda, acknowledging that the demise of Lehman and...
  • Ben Stein loses NY Times column over endorsement (Like I really believe why he was let go..)

    08/08/2009 11:57:16 AM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies · 3,827+ views
    NEW YORK – Monotone TV personality Ben Stein has been stripped of his Sunday New York Times business column because of his work as a pitchman for a credit monitoring company. New York Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis released a statement Friday that said the newspaper decided it would not be appropriate for Stein to pitch for while writing his column.
  • Black Caucus Attacks Blue Dogs Over Health Care

    07/24/2009 12:40:02 PM PDT · by AIM Freeper · 11 replies · 961+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | July 24, 2009 | Don Irvine
    The Congressional Black Caucus has joined other liberal Democrats and left wing groups by launching their own attacks against fellow Democrats who have expressed concern over the cost of Obama's national health care proposal. From the Politico The Congressional Black Caucus is blasting away at Blue Dog Democrats and other fiscal conservatives in their own party for making "spurious" claims about the high cost of the House health reform plan, POLITICO has learned. The issue isn't about race, aides tell me. It's about the CBC, which represents some of the most progressive members in the House, wanting to have a...
  • Bit of land triggers big fight over city powers (Paging Corrupt Mayor Bill White)

    12/31/2008 12:16:07 PM PST · by Troll_House_Cookies · 7 replies · 765+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | CAROLYN FEIBEL | 28 Dec 08
    Using its power of eminent domain, the city of Houston seized the land for the park from brothers James and Jock Collins last year. Officials claimed there was a "public necessity" for the park in the Uptown area, despite the fact that a much larger one — the 4.7-acre Grady Park — is just two blocks away. What will the new "pocket park" be used for? That's hard to say. The city has yet to draw up any plans for the land at the corner of Post Oak Lane and San Felipe. In fact, city parks director Joe Turner testified...
  • (Marc) Dann faked financial reports, complaint says (another Democrat-former OH AG)

    12/18/2008 7:12:11 PM PST · by randita · 8 replies · 733+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 12/18/08 | Darrel Rowland
    Dann faked financial reports, complaint says Thousands diverted to family and aides, inspector general finds Thursday, December 18, 2008 7:27 PM By Darrel Rowland Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann falsified his campaign finance records to disguise tens of thousands of dollars spent to benefit himself, his wife, children and top campaign staffers, a complaint filed today says. Statements of receipts and expenditures that Dann's campaign filed with the secretary of state "contain incomplete, inaccurate and false information concerning expenditures from the fund for travel, food, beverages, cell phones and other expenditures," Inspector General Thomas P. Charles said in a...
  • Cuyahoga County corruption probe moves into City Hall, documents show (Cleveland Ohio)

    11/16/2008 7:32:12 AM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 8 replies · 761+ views ^ | November 16, 2008 | various
    A tentacle of the federal corruption probe gripping Cuyahoga County reaches into the highest levels of Cleveland City Hall, the office of the council president. The Plain Dealer last week obtained documents showing that agents are investigating the relationship between Council President Martin J. Sweeney -- one of the two most powerful men in Cleveland government -- and two construction companies that share a building in Berea. Investigators also are asking questions about whether some public officials have financial ties to contractors, the same contractors they awarded hundreds of millions of tax dollars to for work at Cleveland Hopkins International...