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  • Crooked Hillary - Throwback Thursday (Trump Tweet video)

    08/18/2016 8:06:23 PM PDT · by bigbob · 15 replies
    One minute twenty seconds of video that should put Crooked Hillary behind bars for the rest of her life...
  • Pennsylvania's attorney general found guilty in perjury case

    08/15/2016 8:39:15 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 15, 2016 | Staff
    Pennsylvania's attorney general showed little emotion Monday night as she was convicted of leaking grand jury secrets and lying about it under oath. In calling her a flight risk, the judge ordered Kathleen Kane, 50, to surrender her passport and threatened to jail her if she retaliated against the once-trusted aides who testified against her.SnipKane, a first-term Democrat who had never held elected office, enjoyed a brief honeymoon period in 2013 before her agency descended into chaos as she feuded with officials inside and outside of the department.
  • Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far

    07/23/2016 2:59:36 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    wikileaks ^ | 07/22/16 | A Dem Operative To: Date: 2016-05-02 16:48 Subject: Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far May 2, 2016 Read the analysis. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed numerous new policies that would increase spending and expand tax breaks along with other policies that would increase taxes and reduce certain spending. Using independent estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan Tax Policy Center (TPC), and others, we estimate that Secretary Clinton’s proposals would cost $1.8 trillion over a decade with interest, and they would be...

    07/06/2016 5:49:45 AM PDT · by shortstop · 14 replies ^ | 07/05/16 | Bob Lonsberry
    In our family, a few of us have had security clearances, some still do. We’ve all sat through the briefings, undergone the interviews, signed the papers. We’ve all understood the obligation. And so it is that my former father-in-law still can’t talk about most of his Air Force career, I’ve never described some pictures the Army had me take one day, and I’m not really sure what my daughter does for the Army or my daughter-in-law does for the State Department. We’ve all understood the obligation. And the privilege. We were trusted by our government and our country and we...
  • Trump's New Website Is Live!

    06/23/2016 10:20:27 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    Lying Crooked Hillary Hillary has no shame! The Benghazi attacks were a preventable tragedy disgraced further by Hillary’s web of lies. #CrookedHillary Just out -- 1st video on Lying Crooked Hillary is up. Check it out here Posted by Donald J. Trump on Thursday, June 23, 2016 The first lie, Benghazi, is up on the site if you want to check it out.
  • Clinton airs first NC ads of presidential campaign (barf!)

    06/16/2016 5:05:39 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 23 replies
    WRAL ^ | 6/16/2016 | Matthew Burns
    On the heels of a Greensboro rally by presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday, Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, started airing two campaign ads Thursday in North Carolina and seven other battleground states. "Through the years, there have been challenges, setbacks," a narrator says in a one-minute ad titled "Always," "but for Hillary, one thing's never changed. Helping children has been a cause of her life, and it always will be." Together with a 30-second ad titled "Quiet Moments," the ads focus on Clinton's work with the Children's Defense Fund, on education reform efforts and her role in...
  • Trump Calls Out "Crooked" Hillary Clinton About Secret Support for ISIS

    06/15/2016 11:11:38 AM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 20 replies
    Facebook ^ | 6/15/16 | Donald Trump
    Hillary Clinton --- is CROOKED! "Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State."
  • Bill Clinton: More people would have died if clubgoers were armed

    06/14/2016 8:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 14, 2016 | Jonathan Easley
    Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that more people would have died in the terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando over the weekend if clubgoers had been armed and shot back at the lone gunman. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, the former president was asked to respond to Donald Trump’s claim that fewer people would have died at the club if they had firearms. “Did you see how dark it was?” Clinton said. “It’s likely that more people would have been killed.” A gunman of Afghan descent, who claimed to have been inspired by the Islamic State in...
  • Hillary Clinton: People Tell Me They Won’t Vote For Me Because I’m A Woman

    06/02/2016 8:28:48 AM PDT · by McGruff · 146 replies
    BREITBART ^ | June 2, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton portrays herself as the victim of sexism, explaining during an interview that she suffers from it at her own campaign rallies. She said that people would come up to her on the rope line and say, “‘I really admire you, I really like you, I just don’t know if I can vote for a woman to be president,’” she said in an interview with New York Magazine. “I mean, they come to my events and then they say that to me.” She added she thinks Americans are afraid that a woman’s ambition would crowd...
  • It's all about California: Clinton hopes to avoid ending primary season with an epic loss

    05/24/2016 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2016 | By Abby Phillip and Anne Gearan
    There is a real chance that Hillary Clinton will have clinched a majority of delegates, and the Democratic nomination, before polls close in the California primary late in the evening of June 7. But losing one of the country's most diverse and Democratic states to Bernie Sanders would be such a damaging way to end this tumultuous primary season that Clinton is planning to spend millions there over the next two weeks. This isn't exactly what Clinton had hoped to be doing as her party's July convention in Philadelphia approaches. Clinton has deployed a massive effort to keep a once-loyal...
  • The FBI may be looking at a violation of the Constitution in their Hillary investigation

    05/16/2016 7:21:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 5/16/2016 | Richard Henry Lee
    Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution forbids office holders from accepting anything of value from a foreign state, yet husband Bill Clinton collected $1 million from the Abu Dhabi government while Hillary was secretary of state. Bill Clinton spoke at the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) on December 13, 2011 and received a speaking fee of $500,000. The AGEDI is a program funded by the Abu Dhabi government, so the source of the funds was the government itself. Although the fee was paid to Bill, Hillary equally benefited from the payment. In effect, she accepted money from a...
  • Trump reveals new nickname for Clinton

    Donald Trump has a new nickname for Hillary Clinton. The Republican White House hopeful tried out “Crooked Hillary” at a campaign rally in Watertown, New York, on Saturday. He had previously referred to Clinton as “incompetent Hillary,” according to the New York Times. Trump has not shied away from nicknaming his rivals. On the campaign trail, he often refers to rival Ted Cruz as “Lyin’ Ted.” Marco Rubio was called “Little Marco.”
  • Trump cries foul over process as he presses campaign forward

    04/11/2016 3:56:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 104 replies
    AP/Wash Times ^ | 4/11/16 | JILL COLVIN and LAURIE KELLMAN
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is blasting the way the country chooses presidential party nominees as “corrupt” and “crooked” as he grapples with the potential of a brokered convention that he risks losing. Speaking to thousands packed in a frigid airport hangar in western New York on Sunday, Trump ripped the byzantine fight over delegates at the heart of his party’s nominating process. He argued anew that the person who wins the most votes in the primary process should automatically be the GOP nominee. “What they’re trying to do is subvert the movement with crooked shenanigans,” said Trump, comparing his...
  • Cruz uses party rules to pursue delegates. Here’s what Trump thinks of that.

    04/11/2016 4:01:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/11/16 | David Weigel
    Donald Trump used his first campaign rally in western New York to attack Sen. Ted Cruz for something the Texan happily boasts about: mastering party rules to elect his delegate slates to the Republican National Convention. “They’re trying to subvert the movement,” Trump said to thousands of voters crammed into a frigid airplane hangar Sunday. “They can’t do it with bodies, so they’re trying to subvert the movement with crooked shenanigans.” The Rochester rally was only Trump’s second in the 14-day New York campaign, and his first since Cruz swept Colorado’s 34 available delegates in a series of conventions. Trump’s...
  • Beaverton [Oregon] woman hit $8M jackpot, gets no money [Casino says machine "malfunctioned]

    11/09/2015 7:44:30 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 81 replies
    KOIN 6 News ^ | November 5, 2015 | Lisa Balick and KOIN 6 News Staff
    Veronica Castillo is still pretty upset. She hit the jackpot at a Lucky Eagle Casino slot machine and won $8 million. Except the casino said it was a machine malfunction and gave her $80. The mortgage loan officer took her mother to the casino in Rochester, Washington last weekend. She put $100 in a machine and hit the jackpot — she thought. "I was very excited, happy," she told KOIN 6 News. "Then I couldn't believe it." The casino staff came over and told her the machine malfunctioned. "They shut off the machine, took it away, printed out a ticket...
  • Hillary: I never had "classified" info on my server. I didn't say anything about TOP SECRET stuff.

    08/12/2015 5:29:09 AM PDT · by ken5050 · 40 replies
    one man's opinion...
    In an effort to extricate herself from the growing email/server scandal, and possibly avoid a perjury charge, Hillary Clinton today said that her all her previous statements were correct; she never "sent or received classified information on her private email system"
  • Union Members Support Bernie Sanders:(Many Union Members Say Hillary Can't Be Trusted)

    07/01/2015 7:43:07 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | July 1, 2015 | Destiny Albritton
    Bernie Sanders has turned Hillary Clinton’s parade to the White House into a competitive race for the Democratic nomination, as unions prefer Clintons’ socialist opponent. organized an informal poll in mid-June 2015 and the results showed that union support for Hillary Clinton was lacking significantly. Seventy-six percent of union members favor Bernie Sanders for president in 2016. Only 11 percent of union members favored Hillary Clinton. The report said, “due to her time spent with the employer-friendly Rose law firm (which helps employers fight unions), as well as her stint on the board of directors for Wal-Mart, many union...
  • Marilyn Mosby’s Father Was A ‘Crooked Cop,’ Police Officer Grandfather Sued For Racial

    06/11/2015 9:47:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 6/11/15 | Chuck Ross
    Marilyn Mosby has made it widely known that she comes from a long line of police officers, five generations of law enforcement to be exact. The 35-year-old Baltimore city state’s attorney’s father, mother, grandfather, and uncles have all at some point worked as cops — a history which Mosby cites to push back against the claim — as Fox News’ Griff Jenkins put it during a recent interview — that Baltimore’s finest believe the rookie prosecutor does not have their backs because of how she’s handled the Freddie Gray case. “I come from five generations of police officers,” Mosby responded...
  • 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.
  • 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 05/18/2011 |
    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
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  • Former ACORN organizer worries about its future

    09/29/2009 10:49:05 PM PDT · by BAW · 34 replies · 1,684+ views ^ | 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 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...

    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...