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  • IRS to propose specific limits on nonprofits’ political activities

    06/19/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 18, 2014 | Josh Hicks
    The Internal Revenue Service will propose new guidelines next year that would cap the amount of political activity allowed for tax-exempt advocacy groups, according to the agency’s commissioner. The new plan, the agency’s second attempt at writing guidelines for so-called social welfare groups, could be a game-changer for organizations such as Americans for Prosperity, part of a conservative network supported by Charles and David Koch, and the League of Conservation Voters, a group on the left. Campaign-finance watchdogs have complained that a growing number of nonprofits are using “dark money” to influence elections, since the existing 501(c)(4) rules allow them...
  • Michelle O's Princeton classmate is exec at company that built Obamacare website

    10/26/2013 10:15:19 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 26 October 2013
    The Obama administration has been accused of cronyism after it was revealed the First Lady's Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company contracted to build the beleaguered Obamacare enrollment website. Toni Townes-Whitley is senior vice president at CGI Federal, the U.S. arm of a Canadian company, which won the no-bid contract for the problem-plagued website. Townes-Whitley, from the Princeton class of ’85, and Michelle Obama are members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni, according to The Daily Caller.
  • Healthcare.gov failed under light load testing just before launch

    10/22/2013 9:56:47 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 34 replies
    For the three weeks of the ObamaCare exchange rollout debacle, the White House has tried to claim that the issues relate to the overwhelming popularity and web traffic at Heathcare.gov. As late as yesterday, Barack Obama himself claimed that “the number of people who’ve visited the site has been overwhelming, which has aggravated some of these underlying problems,” in a speech that mentioned no other causes to the failure. Last night, the Washington Post reported that the Department of Health and Human Services tested the system just before launch with JUST A FEW HUNDRED concurrent connections — and experienced the...
  • 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...
  • Excess McCain campaign cash goes to charity - Donations not put toward 2012 race, $9 million

    04/12/2012 4:52:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 21 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 12, 2012 | Luke Rosiak
    The dormant 2008 presidential apparatus of John McCain this year transferred nearly $9 million in old donations to an educational charity run by three major political supporters that bears the Arizona senator’s name, filings showed Tuesday. The big-money move stands in contrast to President George W. Bush, who found himself in a nearly identical financial position but gave the millions instead to the Republican National Committee. Party committees are a typical destination for excess political cash, and the money would have dramatically bolstered the RNC’s position as the chief financial resource of the party’s presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney.
  • (Shortened Title) STOCK Act Won't Stop Millionaire Congress Picking Winners and Losers

    02/10/2012 6:00:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2012 | John Ransom
    The House yesterday passed a new "reform" measure aimed at curtailing the practice of trading on securities with inside information amongst members of Congress and their staff. Suprise! Some members of Congress were arriving in Congress and becoming rich on the experience. Ever wonder how people go to Congress and become millionaires? The publication last year of a new academic report cleared up for us at least one way the millionaires' club known as Congress benefits.A report from four scholars, Alan J Ziobrowski; James W Boyd, Ping Cheng; and Brigitte J. Ziobrowski, titled Abnormal Returns From the Common Stock Investments...
  • Former State Senator Says ‘Goodbye, Illinois’A scathing article on Illinois politics

    12/22/2011 5:19:29 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 73 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 22, 2011 | Former State Sen. Roger Keats
    Former State Senator and Republican Cook County Board President candidate Roger Keats and his wife Tina left Illinois to live in Texas. They bid farewell to their Illinois friends in a Wilmette Beacon article, and with this letter, saying they’re “voting with their feet and their wallets.” GOOD BYE AND GOOD LUCK As we leave Illinois for good, I wanted to say goodbye to my friends and wish all of you well. I am a lifelong son of the heartland and proud of it. After 60 years, I leave Illinois with a heavy heart. BUT enough is enough! The leaders...
  • Solyndra: Dumb and crooked

    09/23/2011 3:25:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/23/11 | Don Surber
    If anyone wonders what is wrong with America today, check out Solyndra. Its principal players were well-connected politically — they knew the White House like the back of their grubby little paws — but they did not know jack about business. In the 19th century, Solyndra would have failed an no one would have noticed. [SNIP] Most people know the tawdry deals of a billionaire raising money for Barack Obama who upon election feverishly worked to get the billionaire’s company a guaranteed loan. But what is really eye-opening is how dumber than rocks the company’s business plan was.
  • Ex-officers indicted in police Explorer scandal

    07/22/2011 8:48:36 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | July 22, 2011 | From Associated Press
    Two Richmond officers who resigned in the midst of a police Explorer scandal have been indicted on allegations they intimidated two young Explorers they illegally armed and put to work for their private security firm. A federal grand jury in Oakland on Thursday indicted 31-year-old Danny Harris and 34-year-old Ray Thomas on conspiracy counts for allegedly trying to prevent the Explorers from telling authorities that Harris illegally bought them guns and sent them into crime-plagued neighborhoods. Federal law prohibits people under 21 from buying or owning guns.
  • Obama's Social Security Number Tied To An Alias Harrison J Bounel - 5/18/11

    05/20/2011 4:04:58 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 75 replies
    Birtherreport.com ^ | 05/18/2011 | Birtherreport.com
    Well, well, well
  • St. Louis Man Sentenced on Charges of Voting Twice in the 2008 Presidential Election

    10/28/2010 8:55:49 AM PDT · by Larry381 · 25 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | October 27, 2010 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    ST. LOUIS, MO—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today that a St. Louis man was sentenced to two years of probation on charges of voting in two different states during the 2008 general election. Tarrell Campbell, 34, St. Louis, appeared this morning before United States District Judge Jean C. Hamilton. In addition to the two years of probation, Campbell was ordered to pay a fine of $250, pay a $100 special assessment, and ordered to participate in drug testing and counseling. Also, as a convicted felon, Campbell is no longer eligible to vote. According to court documents, Campbell had been...
  • Alvin Greene makes watchdog's 'crooked' list (There's more - wait for it - the neophyte's MOVIE!)

    08/01/2010 3:45:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 4+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/29/10 | DANIEL STRAUSS
    Greene makes watchdog's 'crooked' listBy DANIEL STRAUSS | 7/29/10 12:09 PM EDT Alvin Greene has been South Carolina's Democratic Senate nominee for less than two months but already a Washington watchdog group is nailing him as one of the most "crooked" politicians in the nation. Greene, the political neophyte who came out of nowhere to win the Democratic nomination to face GOP Sen. Jim DeMint, made the good government group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington’s recently-issued list of the "most corrupt and unethical candidates vying for federal office in 2010." The “crooked candidates” list focuses on office-seekers “who...
  • Spain wins World Cup

    07/11/2010 2:07:36 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 112 replies · 4+ views
    Spain beats Netherlands 1-0 to win the World Cup. Spain's Cesc Fabregas puts Iniesta through in the box and his low shot beats Netherlands goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg for the game's only goal.
  • Dodd says Congress must address financial reform (Egad, what hypocrisy!)

    03/16/2010 6:07:06 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies · 173+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/2010 | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd said on Tuesday that Congress should not adjourn for its two-week Easter recess on March 26 without addressing financial reform. A day after unveiling his long-awaited reform legislation, the Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC that public demand for new Wall Street regulation was too strong to risk waiting longer in a congressional election year. "We really can't allow this Congress to adjourn without addressing these basic issues," Dodd said in an interview. Dodd's bill has been criticized by Republicans who oppose new regulation for the U.S. financial sector as well as by...
  • Akaka Bill Not Moving As Smoothly As Planned [Racial Separatism Pushed by Obama in Hawaii]

    12/17/2009 10:22:17 AM PST · by kaehurowing · 23 replies · 1,003+ views
    KITV (Honolulu) ^ | December 16, 2009 | Darryl Huff
    See video at: http://www.kitv.com/video/21989782/index.html
  • Former ACORN organizer worries about its future

    09/29/2009 10:49:05 PM PDT · by BAW · 34 replies · 1,684+ views
    NOLA.com ^ | Sep 29, 2009 | Jonathan Tilove
    Wade Rathke, the former chief organizer of ACORN, acknowledged that the organization he founded in 1970 is caught in a public storm that threatens its existence. "It's a Katrina-like storm for ACORN; they are in a perfect storm, " said Rathke, who left ACORN's leadership a year-and-a-half ago amid revelations about the alleged embezzlement of nearly $1 million from the community organization by his brother, Dale. The money has since been repaid. But Rathke, who lives in New Orleans where the national organization has had its headquarters -- it is relocating to Washington -- said he expects large and well-rooted...
  • Barry Again Fails to File Tax Forms (Marion Barry of DC still a crook)

    01/29/2009 4:47:23 PM PST · by dynachrome · 15 replies · 450+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1-29-09 | Del Quentin Wilber and Nikita Stewart
    D.C. Council member Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) has again failed to file his tax returns. The former District mayor has not submitted federal or city tax forms for 2007 -- the second instance in which he has not filed required returns while on probation for tax offenses, said two sources familiar with the situation. Two years ago, federal prosecutors failed to convince a federal judge that Barry should be jailed for violating the terms of his probation, which was ordered in 2006, because he did not file 2005 tax returns. The probation expires in March. Barry declined last night to...
  • Schumer, Durbin and Barney Frank See No Problem with Treasury Nominee's Tax Problems

    01/19/2009 2:01:16 PM PST · by yoe · 29 replies · 719+ views
    CNSNEWS ^ | January 19, 2009 | Nicholas Ballasy & Matthew Hadro
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) told CNSNews.com that Treasury Secretary nominee Timothy Geithner is qualified to serve despite his failure to properly pay at least $34,000 in taxes. Other members of Congress, including Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) agreed, but some Republicans questioned the nomination. As Treasury Secretary, Geithner would oversee the federal treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to documents released by the Senate Finance Committee, Geithner failed to make several tax payments as required when he worked at the International Monetary Fund and, in total with penalties,...
  • Where'd the bailout money go? Shhhh, it's a secret

    12/22/2008 4:57:17 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 71 replies · 2,840+ views
    AP, via Yahoo! News ^ | 12-22-2008 | MATT APUZZO
    It's something any bank would demand to know before handing out a loan: Where's the money going? But after receiving billions in aid from U.S. taxpayers, the nation's largest banks say they can't track exactly how they're spending the money or they simply refuse to discuss it. "We've lent some of it. We've not lent some of it. We've not given any accounting of, 'Here's how we're doing it,'" said Thomas Kelly, a spokesman for JPMorgan Chase, which received $25 billion in emergency bailout money. "We have not disclosed that to the public. We're declining to."
  • First Hurdle For Hope And Change May Be Centrists On Obama Team

    12/19/2008 5:19:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies · 424+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | December 19, 2008 | Michael Barone
    A new generation is coming to the White House. Barack Obama, born in 1961, is technically a baby boomer. But his early years were straight out of Generation X — abandoned by his father and, for a time, his mother; experimentation with drugs; a sense of drifting. His two predecessors, both born in 1946, generally considered the first year of the baby boom, personified the two halves — liberal and conservative — of their generation, and both had characteristics that those on the other side of the cultural divide absolutely loathed. Obama, in Boston in 2004 and in Grant Park...
  • Immigrant smugglers use crooked firms

    11/21/2007 7:54:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 160+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/21/07 | Jacques Billeaud - ap
    PHOENIX - Smugglers who bring illegal immigrants into the U.S. are getting crucial help from seemingly legitimate businesses that supply them with cars, lodging, plane tickets and other services, knowing full well what's going on. Investigators say the number of these corrupt businesses is small, but they play a significant role in helping illegal immigrants reach the country's interior. The accomplices have included landlords and rental agents who provide homes for smugglers to hide immigrants; taxi drivers near the border who bring immigrants to the closest cities; used-car dealerships that let smugglers register vehicles under false names; and travel agencies...
  • Crooked German Church leans More Than Pisa

    11/05/2007 1:42:52 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 405+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 11-5-2007 | Nick Britten and Rebecca Smith
    Crooked German church leans more than Pisa By Nick Britten and Rebecca Smith, Medical Editor Last Updated: 8:37pm GMT 05/11/2007 A crooked German church steeple has knocked the leaning tower of Pisa from the Guinness book of Records as the world’s most leaning building. The tower in the village of Suurhusen in northern Germany applied in June for the title and this week had it confirmed that it had beaten the famous landmark in Pisa. Guinness Book of Records officials confirmed it is leaning at a 5.19 degree angle compared to the 3.97 degree of the tower of Pisa. The...
  • Crooked John Conyers ( culture of corruption )

    01/01/2007 9:02:47 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies · 1,002+ views
    Michelle Malkin · ^ | December 31, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Here's a great way to ring another new year of the culture of corruption in Washington. Jason Smith notes: Incoming Judiciary Committee Chair Admits Breaking Ethics Rules... Conyers is a slimeball, but he cooperated with us, so we'll issue this public statement we hope no one will see and trust him to "monitor" his staff so all that bad stuff doesn't happen again under his vigilant watch. Business. As. Usual. The back story: As The Hill newspaper reported last spring, "two former Conyers’ aides alleged that he repeatedly violated House ethics rules by requiring aides to work on local and...
  • Caption This Photo Of Harry Reid

    11/15/2006 2:19:02 PM PST · by WestVirginiaRebel · 51 replies · 2,481+ views
    abcnewsgo.com ^ | 11-15-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Harry Ried (D-Nev.) reacts to reports that he has been named to federal prosecutors by Jack Abramoff.
  • Reid Decides to Amend Ethics Reports (If It's All a Republican Plot Harry, Why Do This??)

    10/16/2006 12:39:10 PM PDT · by MikeA · 19 replies · 973+ views
    Breitbart.com ^ | JOHN SOLOMON
    Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid announced Monday he is amending his ethics reports to Congress to more fully account for a land deal that allowed him to collect $1.1 million for property he hadn't personally owned for three years. Reid acted several days after The Associated Press reported the senator didn't disclose to Congress that he first sold the land to a friend's company back in 2001 and took an ownership stake in the company. He didn't collect the seven-figure payout until the company sold the land again in 2004 to others. Reid said his amended ethics reports will list...
  • Rep. Jefferson loses party endorsement (La. state committee dems endorse challenger)

    10/14/2006 12:32:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies · 3,708+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/14/06 | AP
    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Democratic Party turned down eight-term U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record) on Saturday and endorsed state Rep. Karen Carter, one of a dozen challengers who emerged after Jefferson became the target of a federal bribery investigation. The State Central Committee's 69-53 vote, at a special meeting to decide whom to endorse in Louisiana's open primaries Nov. 7, was the first time in recent memory that an incumbent had failed to win the state party's endorsement. All seven of the state's congressional seats are open. Jefferson denies the bribery allegations and has not...
  • Fifth Oakland DMV employee faces charges in bribe scandal

    03/10/2006 5:25:59 PM PST · by csvset · 6 replies · 463+ views
    SF Gate ^ | March 10, 2006 | Henry K. Lee
    (03-10) 16:24 PST OAKLAND -- A fifth employee of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in Oakland is facing federal charges of accepting bribes in exchange for providing driver's licenses and identification cards to illegal immigrants, according to court records unsealed today. The allegations are the latest in a scandal that saw DMV employees accepting bribes of as much as $4,500 per bogus document and issued more than 200 fraudulent drivers licenses and ID cards between November 2003 and June 2005. The latest suspect, DMV employee Marla Robinson, accepted bribes in June and July 2005 to process processed fraudulent driver's...
  • Bredesen hires firm to study THP (Gov gets crony to study cronyism problem)

    12/14/2005 5:56:56 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 15 replies · 379+ views
    The main paper in Nashville that cannot be posted | 12/14/-05 | TRENT SEIBERT
    Due to copy right, the contents cannot be posted but here is the jist of the story. The Tennessee Highway Patrol has been a cesspool of corruption for YEARS where promotions are routinely sold to the most favored political contributor. Recently it was revealed that at least 41 of the 850 odd TH patrolmen are FELONS yet still remain on the payroll presumably because they have political connections. Now, DemocRat carpetbagger Gov. Phil Bredesen has come up with a solution, issue a $100,000 to $200,000 no bid contract to a consulting firm that contributed $12,500 to Bredesen's re-election campaign! Here...
  • Bowers quits chair. Shelby Democrats will seek a new leader.....

    06/02/2005 11:37:24 PM PDT · by thelastvirgil · 10 replies · 389+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | June 3, 2005 | Bill Dries
    Two days after announcing she would not resign as chairman of the local Democratic Party or from her state Senate seat, Kathryn Bowers said Thursday evening she is quitting as party chairman. Bowers, who said nothing Thursday about her Senate seat, is one of seven lawmakers and political operatives indicted in a federal undercover corruption probe last week. "My attorney has advised me not to address those issues. But I will say to you that I am not guilty of those allegations," Bowers said to applause from a group of 40 Democrats meeting in Midtown. "Regardless of what my personal...
  • 'Honey monkeys' deployed to catch crooked code

    05/19/2005 4:39:29 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies · 621+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 5/19/05 | Will Knight
    In an attempt to pre-empt computer hackers, Microsoft is developing "virtual" PCs to scour the web for previously unseen attack code. At the software giant's Cybersecurity and Systems Management lab, based in Washington State, US, researchers are building a squad of the virtual PCs - created in software rather than hardware - to explore the darker corners of the world wide web. To any website they visit, the machines appear to be a normal home computer. But the PCs are seeking out code designed to attack a computer and will sound an alarm if any code is executed in contravention...
  • PREPARE FOR HILLARY TO PULL A LEFT-WING MARTHA -- Whitewashing Crook As Victim!

    05/10/2005 6:03:24 AM PDT · by clintonbaiter · 15 replies · 907+ views
    ICONOCLAST ^ | by Marni Soupcoff
    The Martha story is tired, and I hate to even bring it up since I've grown very sick of her agonizingly prolonged comeback. Unless Martha is prepared to dish about a secret prison love affair with an inmate skilled in making charming gingham origami cranes that double as demure lock picks and pretty sex toys, I wish to learn no more about her ordeal. And even then, I'd have to think twice about it. But Ms. Stewart is on my mind because I think what has happened to her is about to happen to Hillary Clinton. This does not mean...
  • Johnnie Cochran's famous clients gather for funeral in Los Angeles

    04/07/2005 1:52:29 AM PDT · by Certified Horticulturist · 19 replies · 783+ views
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, April 6, 2005 Posted: 9:50 PM EDT (0150 GMT) | AP
    LOS ANGELES, California (AP) -- Johnnie Cochran Jr.'s most celebrated clients, O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson, joined civil rights figures and Hollywood stars at the lawyer's funeral Wednesday, remembering Cochran's cunning legal skills and his commitment to the people he represented. Cochran, 67, died March 29 of an inoperable brain tumor at his home in Los Angeles. He was diagnosed with the tumor in December 2003. "He didn't just love justice or admire justice -- he did justice, he achieved justice, he fought for justice, he made it happen," said Mayor James Hahn, the former city attorney and a Cochran...
  • Three OAS candidates confident of their support.

    12/29/2004 12:04:58 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 4 replies · 251+ views
    MERCOPRESS ^ | Tuesday, 28 December 2004
    Chilean Foreign Affairs Minister Ignacio Walker reported that the Chilean candidate for Secretary General of the Organization of American States has the support of ten countries. Interior Minister Jose Miguel Insulza “is consolidating as the region’s option, we already have ten votes if we take into account South America, the Caribbean and talks with Central America”, revealed Mr. Walker. However in spite of the “significant advance” of Mr. Insulza’s candidacy, Mr. Walker was cautious at the moment of “counting votes” since there are other “strong candidates such as former Salvador president Francisco Flores and Mexican Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Derbez”....
  • U.N. members give Annan standing ovation

    12/09/2004 2:05:27 AM PST · by kattracks · 31 replies · 1,395+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/09/04 | EDITH M. LEDERER, AP
    UNITED NATIONS -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan won a standing ovation from the U.N. General Assembly, a rare public display of support in response to recent calls for his resignation from several U.S. lawmakers. U.S. deputy ambassador Patrick Kennedy joined fellow diplomats as they rose to their feet Wednesday, despite President Bush's refusal to support the U.N. chief pending the results of an investigation into alleged corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program in Iraq.[snip]"In 15 years I've spent at the United Nations, this is the second time that the General Assembly had a standing ovation for a leader," he said. The...
  • KOJO CASHED IN ON DADDY, NOTES REVEAL

    12/01/2004 11:49:41 PM PST · by kattracks · 55 replies · 5,854+ views
    New York Post ^ | 12/02/04 | NILES LATHEM
    WASHINGTON — The son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan used his father's worldwide connections to wheel and deal with heads of state — at U.N. gatherings — on behalf of a controversial Swiss company that won a lucrative oil-for-food program contract, The Post has learned. The intense lobbying by Annan's 29-year old son, Kojo, was disclosed in a raft of internal company documents — including Kojo Annan's expense reports — that the company recently turned over to congressional committees under a subpoena. The memos provide the most revealing look to date at the business conflicts that are now at...
  • NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR RESIGNS TODAY. (N.J. Governor McGreevey Resigns-Admits He is Gay)

    08/12/2004 11:49:28 AM PDT · by LIBERATENJ · 1,376 replies · 59,933+ views
    <p>Just saw this on New York channel 4. Woo Hoo! Impending lawsuit forcing him out. Something like that. details to follow.</p>
  • Ark. Hosts Premiere of Bill Clinton Film (Vast Right Wing Conspiracy Alert)

    06/15/2004 11:01:35 PM PDT · by GAGOPSWEEPTOVICTORY · 9 replies · 377+ views
    the Associated Press ^ | 6/15/2004 | CARYN ROUSSEAU
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - More than a thousand people turned out Tuesday night for the world premiere of "The Hunting of the President," a film claiming to expose "the 10-year campaign to destroy Bill Clinton." The 90-minute documentary re-creates interviews conducted for the best-selling book of the same name by Joe Conason and Gene Lyons. Rough versions have already played at four film festivals. The first public showing, at $50 a ticket — with the proceeds going to a couple of Arkansas-based charities — drew a large crowd to a ballroom at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock, a...
  • New rules could strain Ford's ties to suppliers

    02/17/2004 7:48:25 AM PST · by Moleman · 6 replies · 186+ views
    <p>DEARBORN — Already facing shrinking profit margins, some suppliers are questioning new contract language revisions that give the automaker sweeping new power over their relationship.</p> <p>The new language enables Ford to effectively change the terms and conditions of supply agreements during the life of the accords, critics charge, and could damage already strained relations between the automaker and suppliers. “You make a deal, you live with the deal,” said Gerry Fedchun, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association. Based in Toronto, its 400 member companies rank Ford, GM and ’s Chrysler group among its primary customers.</p>
  • Senator admits mistake Legislator to repay state for ticket relay

    01/18/2004 6:09:37 AM PST · by Pern · 8 replies · 291+ views
    A north Louisiana lawmaker said she made an error and will repay the state $448.50 for having state troopers relay a set of Sugar Bowl tickets the length of the state to her husband on the day of the national college football championship game. I made a mistake. I accept responsibility for it, said Sen. Sherri Cheek, R-Shreveport, who started her first term Monday. On Jan. 4, Cheek's husband was in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl but realized he'd left his tickets at home in Shreveport. Sherri Cheek called State Police and asked troopers to drive from Shreveport to...
  • (Texas State Rep.)Capelo to wait to talk in court

    12/22/2003 10:12:09 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 1 replies · 127+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | December 22, 2003 | Venessa Santos-Garza
    Opponent questions ad that mentions personal legal issues State Rep. Jaime Capelo said Sunday that he doesn't plan on offering his side of the story regarding allegations that he took a $100,000 kickback until he has to appear in court - regardless if the court appearance falls after the upcoming election or not. "I am confident in the legal system and I am also confident that I will be vindicated in these legal matters as the process moves forward," the Corpus Christi Democrat said late Sunday. "And I'm looking forward to that opportunity." On Sunday, Capelo's campaign organizers ran a...
  • Lawyer in Morales case sentenced to six months

    12/19/2003 4:09:47 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 12 replies · 158+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 12/19/2003 | Maro Robbins
    AUSTIN — A lawyer, adviser and friend to former state Attorney General Dan Morales was sentenced to six months in prison today for a fraud that, aided by the politician, would have enabled the attorney to cash in on the state's billion-dollar lawsuit against tobacco providers. Marc Murr's sentencing formally closed the federal case that earlier this year put Morales behind bars for participating in the scheme to divert funds from the tobacco settlement in 1998 and for not declaring campaign funds on his tax return in 1999. Murr, 47, months ago pleaded to one count of mail fraud as...
  • California governor Gray Davis advocates breaking the law

    06/26/2003 9:20:29 AM PDT · by MoralValues.info · 2 replies · 262+ views
    California governor Gray Davis advocates the violating of California law code section 18620 prohibiting the obstructing of recall petition signature gathering. Davis's "Taxpayers Against the Recall" web site tells the believers at http://www.stoptherecall.com/helping.html to "Engage [petitioners] in conversation; the longer they talk to you, the less time they have to collect signatures, they have a limited period of time to collect over 1 million signatures." and adds: "Remember, the longer you engage them, the fewer signatures they can collect." The California law reads: "every person who seeks" or "obtains advantage" of a "person" to "perform an act that will prevent...
  • Hillary Book Past Due (Laugh till you barf Alert)

    04/06/2003 5:06:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 136 replies · 387+ views
    Drudge
    HILLARY BOOK PAST DUE, PUBLISHER'S ANGST OVER NO MANUSCRIPT, NO TITLE; SENATOR TOOK LARGEST ADVANCE IN HISTORY...developing...breaking...sunday night drudge setup for show...breaking....
  • Cole's at home, 'laying low' (Georgia basketball - Government give-a-ways)

    03/03/2003 11:23:38 AM PST · by CFW · 8 replies · 333+ views
    AJC ^ | 3/3/03 | Chip Towers (AJC staff writer)
    Baton Rouge, La. -- Tony Cole makes no attempt to hide his motivation for blowing the whistle on Georgia's basketball program. It is, he freely admits, an act of revenge. And where he comes from, that's just the way of the world. Cole grew up mostly on the north side of this southeast Louisiana city, in an area known as Delmont Place. It's the tough part of town, where income and property values are low and unemployment and crime are high. The word "mostly" is necessary because Cole has lived in different houses in different hamlets all over this area,...
  • Oregon Has At Least $11.04 Billion In Potential Surpluses of the Taxpayers Money it is not using.

    01/17/2003 4:11:41 PM PST · by EBUCK · 70 replies · 478+ views
    www.cafrman.com ^ | not given | Gerald R. Klatt
    Oregon Has At Least $11.04 Billion In Potential Surpluses of the Taxpayers Money it is not using. FY 2002 Report Home Page Flags courtesy of Robesus Inc.   IntroductionThe State of Oregon at the State-level has approximately $11.04 billion of the taxpayer's money it is not using, i. e. potential surpluses equal to $3,147 for every man, women and child in Oregon or $12,590 for a family of 4. This does not include all the additional potential surpluses that exist in the school districts, cities, or counties in Oregon.The Oregon review is shown in Exhibit A below in this...
  • Women of Enron blast TV movie: Object to depiction as bunch of bimbos

    01/10/2003 11:24:44 AM PST · by berserker · 14 replies · 859+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 1/10/03 | BILL MURPHY
    Like many former Enron employees, Habiba Ewing tuned in Sunday night to see The Crooked E: The Unshredded Truth about Enron. Among the CBS movie's supposed truths was that Enron's trading floors, offices and hallways were teeming with surgically enhanced bimbos clad in skintight microskirts. At a party the day after the movie aired, Ewing said, an older woman who had seen The Crooked E glanced at her chest. "She asked me if my breasts were real," said Ewing, former director of international public relations. "People tend to believe what they see on TV." Ewing and several other women who...
  • Sources: Ex-FBI agent Rico likely to slip away

    11/11/2002 10:12:04 AM PST · by metesky · 5 replies · 380+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 11/11/02 | by J.M. Lawrence
    Sources: Ex-FBI agent Rico likely to slip away by J.M. Lawrence Monday, November 11, 2002 While disgraced former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. sits in a Kentucky federal prison cell, the man who forged the Boston FBI's original alliance with the mob 40 years ago plays golf in Florida.<!ENDSUMM!> Belmont native H. Paul Rico, now in his late 70s, has apparently slipped the noose, according to several sources. Despite explosive testimony in Boston in May linking Rico to the 1981 mob murder of a Tulsa millionaire, the U.S attorney's office said last week federal investigators are stymied by the...
  • Iraq Announces Amnesty for All

    10/20/2002 2:51:37 AM PDT · by Pern · 6 replies · 297+ views
    AP via iWon.com ^ | Oct. 20, 2002 | AP
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - The Iraqi government announced an amnesty Sunday for all Iraqi prisoners as a thank-you to the nation for reelecting President Saddam Hussein. The statement, read on television by Information Minister Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhafa, said the "full and complete and final amnesty" applied to "any Iraqi imprisoned or arrested for political or any other reasons." Those accused of murder, the statement said, would only be released if the victims' families agreed. The announcement came as the Iraqi government tries to rally domestic and international support in the face of U.S. determination to topple it. The amnesty was...
  • Board removes (Gary) George from primary ballot (Wisconsin)

    08/01/2002 10:28:26 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 7 replies · 279+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 8-01-02 | JESSICA McBRIDE and LINDA SPICE
    Board removes George from primary ballot 221 signatures, addresses were falsified, body says By JESSICA McBRIDE and LINDA SPICEof the Journal Sentinel staff Last Updated: July 31, 2002 The Wisconsin Elections Board voted 7-1 Wednesday to remove state Sen. Gary George's name from the primary ballot for governor, saying "clear and convincing evidence" showed at least 221 signatures and addresses had been falsified or were not valid on George's nomination papers. Gary George Removed Photo/Erwin Gebhard Gary George leaves the Elections Board meeting Wednesday after being removed from the ballot by a 7-1 vote. What Happened The state Elections Board...
  • Feds reviewing billiard chalk 'plants' for fake narcotics cases

    04/16/2002 12:24:04 PM PDT · by CFW · 2 replies · 232+ views
    Lubbockonline.com/AP ^ | 4/16/02 | staff
    DALLAS (AP) — Reports that paid informants to North Texas law officers purchased quantities of white pool hall chalk to be planted on innocent people — later arrested for dealing drugs — are now part of a federal investigation. Inquiries into the series of drug busts have resulted in the dismissal of more than 60 felony drug charges, an FBI review and suspension of two undercover detectives. Cooperation of Reyes Roberto Rodriguez, one of several informants who had acted as a subcontractor to the Police Department's primary informant, had helped the FBI begin answering questions about how dozens of people...