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  • Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

    07/17/2018 4:19:37 PM PDT · by vannrox · 22 replies
    motherboard ^ | Jul 17 2018, 8:00pm | Kim Zetter
    The nation's top voting machine maker has admitted in a letter to a federal lawmaker that the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them. In a letter sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in April and obtained recently by Motherboard, Election Systems and Software acknowledged that it had "provided pcAnywhere remote connection software … to a small number of customers between 2000 and 2006," which was installed on the election-management system ES&S sold them....
  • Illegals voting

    07/16/2018 6:22:10 PM PDT · by rey · 20 replies
    16 July 2018
    I just turned off the local news in northern California where they just spend 20 minutes ripping on Trump and the summit. Trump is treasonous, weakening our defense, selling out our allies, siding with the enemy, etc.. The story that followed was about registering illegals aliens to vote. Seems in CA (Crazy America) illegals are allowed to register and vote for certain offices in local elections (The one they were specifically talking about was the local school board.). They were hopeful that someday illegals would be free to vote in wider elections. How can anyone lament foreign influence in an...
  • Insurers Fall Short In Catching And Reporting Medicaid Fraud

    07/14/2018 4:17:43 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 4 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 7-12-2018 | Chad Terhune
    Despite receiving billions of dollars in taxpayer money, Medicaid insurers are lax in ferreting out fraud and neglect to tell states about unscrupulous medical providers, according to a federal report released Thursday. The U.S. Health and Human Services’ inspector general’s office said a third of the health plans it examined had referred fewer than 10 cases each of suspected fraud or abuse to state Medicaid officials in 2015 for further investigation. Two insurers in the program, which serves low-income Americans, didn’t identify a single case all year, the report found. Some health plans terminated providers from their networks for fraud...
  • Minority of SNAP recipients spend benefits

    07/14/2018 10:18:44 AM PDT · by spintreebob · 104 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 7-10-18 | Nedra Rhone
    Most SNAP recipients spend ... early it increases food insecurity. 39% spend 2/3 of monthly benefit in the first 4 days. 14% of GA households are food insecure. Over 1.6 million (16%) utilized $2.54b in SNAP in GA. Few statistically significant differences explain why spending patterns are so different. We hoped we would be able to find something that said the ‘patient’ people do this and ‘impatient’ people do that, but we did not, Dorfman said. I guess it comes down to personality. Many households are connected to SNAP through local food banks and caseworkers at state agencies, DFCS, Camardelle...
  • Strzok: FBI-Bias Probe Will ‘Tear Down Underpinnings’ of ‘Law & Order’

    07/12/2018 8:59:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 113 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/12/2018 | JACK CROWE
    Embattled FBI agent Peter Strzok suggested during an open hearing Thursday that the ongoing congressional investigation into political bias within the FBI would severely damage the institution of American law enforcement. “This entire exercise comes at a cost,” said Strzok, who was removed from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “We are doing things that are going to, in the future, tear down the underpinnings of what represents law and order in this country. And there is not a robust, thick wall there. I think people don’t appreciate how tenuous the balance of...
  • (Illegal) Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

    07/12/2018 8:18:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver’s license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen. He said his command of English isn’t good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn’t. Then there was Angelo, who figured he could vote because he joined the U.S. military, even though he wasn’t a citizen. He, too, signed up at the Pennsylvania motor vehicle bureau and registered as a Democrat. He then voted nearly every year...
  • Latino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit

    07/12/2018 8:42:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/12/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of Latino civil rights organizations asked Thursday a judge in Alabama to include them as co-defendants in a lawsuit brought by the state against the federal government, seeking to exclude undocumented immigrants from the 2020 Census. The groups, led by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) and Birmingham civil rights attorneys James U. Blacksher and Edward Still, said they don't trust the Trump administration to mount a defense to Alabama's lawsuit. “One legal outcome of the Civil War was a Constitution that abandons the previous ‘3/5 rule’ and treats all persons as full ‘persons’; that Alabama, of...
  • Sec. of State Shuts up Anti-Voter ID Dems, Tells Those Needing ID to Call His Cell Phone

    07/11/2018 1:30:24 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 12 replies
    https://www.westernjournal.com ^ | JULY 10, 2018 | BY SCOTT KELNHOFER
    Those on the left who are angry about anything and everything related to President Donald Trump have, in some instances, published contact information for administration officials and urged their peers to call and harass those with ties to the White House. This form of tantrum throwing has been largely criticized by most people who still value decorum in pubic debate. But in Alabama, there’s a new twist on the dialing-direct method of airing grievances. Alabama Sec. of State John Merrill is fed up with claims by opponents of the state’s voter ID law that tens of thousands of Alabama citizens...
  • ICA busts large syndicate that arranged sham marriages with Vietnamese women (Singapore)

    07/05/2018 10:22:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | June 19, 2018 | Jalelah Abu Baker
    A single tip-off on a sham marriage in March last year led officers from the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) to uncover one of the largest sham marriage syndicates to date. In all, 17 syndicate members were identified between March and July last year, ICA said during a media briefing at its headquarters on Tuesday (Jun 19). A sham marriage, or marriage of convenience, is a ruse to help foreigners enter Singapore or extend their stay here. The act was criminalised in 2012. Of the 17 syndicate members, 12 have been convicted, two left Singapore before investigation started, one was...
  • Justice Department covers up possible spy ring scandal in Democratic congressional offices

    07/03/2018 6:56:45 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/03/18 | Frank Miniter
    **SNIP** I sat flabbergasted in the courtroom in Washington as the plea agreement was entered. I spent the last year interviewing hundreds of people and chasing leads for my upcoming book –titled “Spies in Congress” – about the alleged spy ring believed led by Awan that may have operated in the offices of more than 40 Democratic members of Congress. If not for my extensive research on this case, I might have assumed the government just couldn’t find enough evidence to make a solid case against Awan on more serious charges than bank fraud. When I asked Justice Department prosecutor...
  • New York's Vaunted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is damaged goods now

    07/03/2018 8:56:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Voters hate phoniness. And, well, the Democrats' new golden girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, now embodies it, with revelations that "Sandy from the block," "the tough girl from the Bronx," isn't quite what she said she was. Actually, far from the gritty streets of the Bronx, Ocasio grew up in leafy Westchester, home of the upper-middle class, and exactly the sort of place a cosseted Democratic Socialists of America member headed to an Ivy League college is likely to come from. Bleagh. This is a dramatic turnaround. Ocasio's youth, hipsterly pert campaign literature, and fresh-faced good looks had, up until a few...
  • Rachel Dolezal, also known as Nkechi Diallo, booked and released on welfare fraud, other charges

    07/02/2018 10:27:38 PM PDT · by wmileo · 39 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | July 2, 2018 | Samuel Chamberlain
    Former Spokane NAACP President Nkechi Diallo -- who became infamous as Rachel Dolezal, a white woman identifying as black -- was booked and fingerprinted at a Washington state jail Monday as she awaits trial on multiple charges, including welfare fraud. Diallo pleaded not guilty to state charges of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second-degree perjury last month. A judge ordered her freed on her own recognizance and gave her a deadline of Monday evening to report to the Spokane County jail for booking and fingerprinting. Diallo, who changed her name from Rachel Dolezal in October 2016,...
  • Alert: $4 Billion Worth Of Waste Found In Food Stamp Program

    07/02/2018 1:05:47 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 28 replies
    https://www.chicksonright.com ^ | Andrew Mark Miller - July 1, 2018
    Alert: $4 Billion Worth Of Waste Found In Food Stamp Program It’s very hard to come up with a list of things that the federal government gets right. Government is simply too big and there’s just no way this bloated bureaucracy can be counted on to be efficient. That’s a big reason that Trump was elected. The American people are tired of the waste, fraud, and abuse in Washington. From Breitbart: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) spent a total of $4 billion on improper food stamp payments to those receiving benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the...
  • National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals (trunc)

    07/01/2018 5:27:10 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    justice.gov ^ | June 28, 2018 | DOJ
    Full Title: National Health Care Fraud Takedown Results in Charges Against 601 Individuals Responsible for Over $2 Billion in Fraud Losses Largest Health Care Fraud Enforcement Action in Department of Justice History Resulted in 76 Doctors Charged and 84 Opioid Cases Involving More Than 13 Million Illegal Dosages of Opioids Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex M. Azar III, announced today the largest ever health care fraud enforcement action involving 601 charged defendants across 58 federal districts, including 165 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health...
  • Fact Check: ‘Girl from the Bronx’ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Grew Up in One of Richest U.S. Counties

    06/30/2018 6:36:44 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 29, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    So what’s the issue? Ocasio-Cortez omits that for most of her formative years, she was actually raised in one of the United States’ wealthiest counties. Why am I not surprised?
  • There was no "Deep Throat" hanging out in parking garages wearing trench coats.

    06/29/2018 9:51:08 AM PDT · by LevonRiver · 35 replies
    Chalet Reports ^ | 24 January 2018 | David Reznor
    Bob Woodward, a CIA mouthpiece, foisted off an absurd fiction on a gullible public, called “Deep Throat.” When his fraud was exposed, he and the CIA trotted out someone they claimed to be the “real real” Deep Throat, a stroke victim named Mark Felt who had been highly placed in the FBI during Watergate, and who “admitted” in a befogged state that he had been the informant to Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. It was fiction to “prove” fiction.
  • Feds charge 601 people in health care fraud, opioid crackdown

    06/29/2018 4:46:08 AM PDT · by BlackAdderess · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | June 28, 2018 | Linda Trischitta
    Federal authorities have charged 601 people across the country, including 124 in South Florida, in what they called the largest crackdown in history on health care fraud. South Florida retains its notorious ranking of two decades as a leading region for such cases. Prosecutors in the Southern District of Florida filed charges against 20 percent of the total defendants announced and said they were responsible for $337 million in false billings. “The numbers are really staggering,” Benjamin Greenberg, U.S. attorney for the southern district of Florida said Thursday at a Miami press conference. Nationwide, various schemes involved $2 billion in...
  • Reports of massive voter fraud taking place across Turkey, especially south-east

    06/24/2018 8:06:41 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 40 replies
    The Region ^ | 24/06/2018 10:42 | The Region
    Dokuz 8 News, an independent outlet that has been doing tremendously great work in relaying the ongoing elections to English speaking audiences, has demonstrated various instances of election fraud in Turkey. Here, we intend to pass this information to you. In the eastern provinces, election fraud complaints are at all-time high. In the eastern city of Van, several military helicopters brought the ballots with them. Ballots have been taken to several electoral regions in the city of Van via military helicopters. pic.twitter.com/CpGDrQ92z0— dokuz8 NEWS (@dokuz8_EN) June 24, 2018 Furthermore, according to Mezopotamya Agency, members of the HDP electoral commission were blocked...
  • Sara Netanyahu, Wife of Israel prime minister charged with fraud over alleged misuse of public funds

    06/21/2018 8:42:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/21/2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on Thursday was charged with a series of crimes, including fraud, over alleged misuse of public funds. Netanyahu, 59, was also charged with breach of trust in connection with the "Prepared Food Affair," the Jerusalem Post reported. Netanyahu was accused of misusing about $100,000 of public funds for catering services at the prime minister's Jerusalem home while falsely stating there were no cooks on staff, the justice ministry stated. Prosecutors alleged in the "Prepared Food Affair" that Netanyahu, along with then-deputy director-general Ezra Seidoff, claimed the prime minister's residence did...
  • Man charged with making $1.3 million in fraudulent returns to Walmart

    06/17/2018 8:52:10 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 17 2018 | Mark Osborne
    Police in Arizona thought they were busting an ordinary case of a fraudulent return this week until some digging discovered the same 23-year-old man has perpetrated the scheme at thousands of Walmart stores across the country. Police in Yuma, Arizona, said they responded to a case of a fraudulent return on Wednesday afternoon in which a person bringing a computer back to Walmart had allegedly removed parts of the computer before putting it back in the box and taking it back to the store. Upon investigation, the Yuma Police Department found out the same man had pulled the same scheme...