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  • Huckabee On Foul-Mouthed, “Trashy” Women at Fox News (just 4 months ago)

    05/05/2015 3:45:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 45 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/27/15 | 5 | By Joel Connelly
    The foul-mouthed women of Fox News were a disquieting element of doing his weekly show for the conservative cable TV network, ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told an Iowa radio interviewer. Huckabee is back courting the Hawkeye State — he won Iowa’s 2008 precinct caucuses — in preparing his second bid for the White House. The religious right champion quit his weekly show on Fox News to get ready for the 2016 Republican race. A Baptist preacher, Huckabee confessed to culture shock when doing his show in New York. “In the South, or in the Midwest, there in Iowa, you would...
  • Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’

    05/04/2015 5:20:00 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Baltimore Received $1.8 Billion from Obama’s Stimulus Law City burned despite ‘massive investment’ implemented by president BY: Elizabeth Harrington May 4, 2015 5:00 am The city of Baltimore received over $1.8 billion from President Barack Obama’s stimulus law, including $467.1 million to invest in education and $26.5 million for crime prevention. President Obama claimed last Tuesday that if the Republican-controlled Congress would implement his policies to make “massive investments in urban communities,” they could “make a difference right now” in the city, currently in upheaval following the death of Freddie Gray. However, a Washington Free Beacon analysis found that the...
  • Global Average Temperature Debate – Much Ado About Nothing

    05/03/2015 4:11:24 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 2nd, 201 | reasonmclucus
    The global warming priests have presented no evidence that the process they claim causes “global warming” exists. They just illogically claim that any increase in what they call the “global average temperature” can only result from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere... The global warming preachers routinely commit the logical fallacy “post hoc ergo proper hoc”. I learned that basic logic concept in high school English class.
  • Oops: Bill Clinton 'Mistakenly' Misreports Taxable Income as Tax-Free Donations

    05/02/2015 6:37:35 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 36 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 1, 2015 | Guy Benson
    Once again, mistakes -- passive voice -- were made: Clinton Foundation mistakenly listed payments to Bill from Chinese developer & US-Islamic Conference as donations. http://t.co/UNAP89ipu9 — Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) April 30, 2015 The foundation has also come under scrutiny for failing to clear all foreign government donations through an agreed-upon State Department vetting process when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, and for failing to identify foreign government donations on tax returns. Fact-checkers this week challenged the foundation’s claims that it’s barred by Canadian privacy laws from revealing the names of more than 1,000 mostly foreign donors to a...
  • The Blue-City Model

    04/29/2015 6:13:13 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | April 28, 2015
    The Blue-City Model Baltimore shows how progressivism has failed urban America. April 28, 2015 You’re not supposed to say this in polite company, but what went up in flames in Baltimore Monday night was not merely a senior center, small businesses and police cars. Burning down was also the blue-city model of urban governance. Nothing excuses the violence of rampaging students or the failure of city officials to stop it before Maryland’s Governor called in the National Guard. But as order starts to return to the streets, and the usual political suspects lament the lack of economic prospects for the...
  • Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate

    04/28/2015 6:41:20 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 49 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | Mar 4, 2015 | Yvonne Wenger
    Rawlings-Blake says she's thinking 'long and hard' about whether to run for U.S. Senate By Yvonne Wenger The Baltimore Sun As she weighs a decision to run for U.S. Senate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday she’s considering whether she can serve Baltimore better in her current job or in Congress. Rawlings-Blake, who is in her first full term, declined to say how soon she would decide whether to run for the seat that will be vacated by longtime Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. Mikulski announced this week that she will retire at the end of her term after nearly half a...
  • Clinton Foundation distributed useless drugs to AIDS patients

    04/26/2015 6:57:53 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 35 replies
    WND ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jerome Corsi
    NEW YORK – While skimming tens of millions of dollars from U.N. levies imposed on airline travelers, the Clinton Foundation’s Clinton Health Aids Initiative worked closely with a pharmaceutical company in India to distribute “drastically substandard” generic antiretroviral drugs to Third World countries that had no chance of helping HIV/AIDs patients, according to a Wall Street analyst. As WND reported Wednesday, over the past six weeks, Charles Ortel shared with WND, prior to publication, the results of his six-month, in-depth investigation into what he characterizes as an elaborate scheme devised by the Clintons to enrich themselves. WND reported Thursday the...
  • Top scientists start to examine fiddled global warming figures (Exaggerated records?)

    04/26/2015 4:58:36 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/25/2015 | Christopher Booker
    Last month, we are told, the world enjoyed “its hottest March since records began in 1880”. This year, according to “US government scientists”, already bids to outrank 2014 as “the hottest ever”. The figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) were based, like all the other three official surface temperature records on which the world’s scientists and politicians rely, on data compiled from a network of weather stations by NOAA’s Global Historical Climate Network (GHCN). But here there is a puzzle. These temperature records are not the only ones with official status. The other two, Remote Sensing...
  • Clarice Feldman: The Clintons' Little Tin Box

    04/26/2015 10:46:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 26, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    ~snip~ And here’s what we learned went into the Clinton Foundation’s “Little Tin Box” 1.) Millions from a Russian named Pinchuk,who trades with Iran:Victor Pinchuk is a businessman active in Ukraine who owns the EastOne Group investing company and the Interpipe Group, Ukraine's biggest pipe manufacturer. He is the second richest man in Ukraine and is heavily involved in politics as a former member of parliament who is also married to the daughter of a former Ukrainian president. He is also the largest individual donor to the Clinton Foundation. And not just the Foundation, but also the spinoff Clinton Global...
  • New mayor of Mo. city met by police, suspended over alleged voter fraud

    04/26/2015 9:18:20 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 25, 2015
    The new mayor of a Missouri city [next to Ferguson] had a tough first day on the job when she was met by police at City Hall and informed she had been suspended over allegations of voter fraud. Betty McCray, the newly elected mayor of the city of Kinloch, was met in the parking lot at City Hall Thursday by police officers and the city attorney holding articles of impeachment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. “You can’t come in as mayor,” attorney James Robinson told McCray. “You have been suspended.” McCray, however, was defiant, telling Robinson, “You may be the...
  • Straight Vegas teen asks gay best friend to prom — PHOTO

    04/25/2015 10:30:51 AM PDT · by redreno · 44 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | April 24, 2015 - 12:56pm | By ASHLEY CASPER
    A 17-year-old gay student from Las Vegas’ Desert Oasis High School was completely caught off guard when his straight best friend asked him to prom. Anthony Martinez posted the promposal on Twitter with a giant sign that read: “You’re hella gay, I’m hella str8. But you’re like my brother. So be my d8?” Jacob Lescenski came up with the plan after Martinez, who often plans school dances with his student council, said he’s never asked to go, New Now Next reports.
  • For Hillary Clinton, Scandals Have Achieved Critical Mass

    04/24/2015 11:44:21 AM PDT · by safetysign · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 04/23/2015 | Editorial
    Ethics: With each day, new revelations call into question Hillary Clinton's behavior during her tenure as secretary of state and after. It's time for her to suspend her campaign and start answering questions. When even the left-wing media notice a leading Democrat's apparent ethical lapses, she has a real problem. And so does the Democratic Party, which as of now has all its bets for 2016 placed on Hillary Clinton, who, Peter Schweizer's upcoming book "Clinton Cash" suggests, may have engaged in corrupt behavior in office.
  • Wellness author admits cancer diagnosis not true

    04/23/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 46 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 22 Apr 2015 | Unknown
    Wellness advocate Belle Gibson, who translated her high profile as a cancer survivor into publishing success, has admitted her cancer diagnosis was not real.Ms Gibson, 23, who claimed to have healed terminal brain cancer by eating wholefoods, made the admission in an interview with the Australian Women's Weekly.The success of Gibson's book, The Whole Pantry, and her smartphone application, which advocates natural therapies, has been largely dependent on her high-profile as a cancer survivor.Asked if she had ever had cancer, Ms Gibson told the magazine: "No. None of it's true."I don't want forgiveness. I just think [speaking out] was the...
  • Mia Marie Pope: 'We Are In Big Trouble' (Is Ms. Pope a credible source?)

    04/22/2015 6:50:25 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 71 replies
    All News PipeLine ^ | March 27, 2015 | Susan Duclos and Stefan Stanford
    All News PipeLine had the opportunity of speaking with a former Barack Obama acquaintance, Mia Marie Pope, who knew Obama in between the 1977-1979 years in Hawaii, where she claims he was a "compulsive, pathological liar" even then, referring to him in the interview below and previous ones as "clinically insane," stating he not only had a drug habit but that he traded sex for drugs with a gay drug dealer named "gay-Ray." She delves into the sealing of Obama's records and the reasons why "flunky Barry" doesn't want the public to see them. Below we hear about her past...
  • Complaint Review: Matrix Medical Network [Rip off report/Queries]

    04/20/2015 2:35:01 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 6 replies
    Ripoff Report ^ | 6/20/2013 | Anonymous
    Please skip to comments. The headline explains it best.
  • Contractor pleads guilty to supplying defective parts for NC bridges

    04/17/2015 5:11:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    WRAL.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Cullen Browder
    Raleigh, N.C. — A highway contractor pleaded guilty Thursday in a scheme to supply defective components to bridges in North Carolina, authorities said. Joel De La Torre, 33, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to federal charges of making false statements concerning highway projects and aggravated identity theft. He will be sentenced in July, when he faces up to seven years in prison and $500,000 in fines. Defects were found in October 2011 in elastomeric bridge bearings – slabs of rubber reinforced with multiple layers of steel and placed underneath bridges to absorb shock – that had been shipped to 25 highway...
  • MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Owes $70,000 in Delinquent Taxes

    04/16/2015 5:13:14 PM PDT · by tje · 53 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 April, 2015 | Jordan Chariton
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry had a particularly tough tax day — the anchor and her husband owe $70,000 in delinquent taxes, according to a report in the Winston Salem-Journal. The IRS filed the notice on April 6th and filed a lien on the Perrys, the report said. Harris-Perry said she was aware of her debt, but not the tax lien. She and her husband paid $21,721 of her debt on Wednesday; the remaining debt of $43,581 covers a tax period that ended on December 31st, 2013.
  • Fraud and the IRS

    04/15/2015 5:07:37 PM PDT · by lyby · 27 replies
    lyby ^ | 4-15-2015 | lyby
    I have believed for close to 20 years that the 16th amendment was never properly ratified and that the IRS and all the shenanigans we citizens go through every year is ILLEGAL. For all of my adult life, I have spent 6 months dreading tax season and then 6 months worrying if maybe I had done something wrong when filing them. This year, when our tax preparer (for the first time in my adult life, we actually hired a preparer as I believed that a citizen should NOT have to pay someone else to do their taxes, as it should...
  • Nikon Warns of More Fake DSLRs: D610 and D4S Now on Watch List

    04/14/2015 7:43:50 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | 04/14/15 | Michael Zhang
    At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the cameras were actually ordinary D800 DSLRs (a few hundred dollars cheaper) that had their covers replaced with D800E shells. Nikon issued an update today saying that other models are being faked as well, namely the D610 and D4S
  • Have We Passed the Point of No Return on Climate Change?

    04/13/2015 2:57:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    Scientific American ^ | April 13, 2015 | By EarthTalk
    Dear EarthTalk: What is the best way to measure how close we are to the dreaded "point of no return" with climate change? In other words, when do we think we will have gone too far? — David Johnston, via EarthTalk.org While we may not yet have reached the “point of no return” - when no amount of cutbacks on greenhouse gas emissions will save us from potentially catastrophic global warming - climate scientists warn we may be getting awfully close. Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution a century ago, the average global temperature has risen some 1.6 degrees...
  • Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge

    04/13/2015 7:09:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Apr 13, 2015 | Rachel Martin
    Judiciary Federal court: no liability for PA judge who made up criminal charge By Rachel MartinPublished April 13, 2015watchdog.org A federal court recently told a Lawrence County woman she’s simply out of luck and can’t sue local officials, including a Common Pleas judge who apparently made up a criminal charge that was used to place her on electronic monitoring. A judge has absolute civil immunity, even if the action “was in error, was done maliciously, or was in excess of his authority,” the three-judge panel ruled in its six-page opinion. Judge Thomas Piccione had ordered Lynn Van Tassel to report...
  • Understanding Carly Fiorina - [The Real Carly Fiorina 04/10/2010]

    04/10/2015 8:06:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    RedState ^ | September 7th, 2010 at 12:17 PM | Erick Erickson
    We endorsed Chuck DeVore in the GOP California Senate primary over Carly Fiorina. We did so because of DeVore’s proven record of staunch conservatism — which he continues fighting for now, having just helped kill a California open-carry ban — but also because we didn’t really trust or know anything about Fiorina. Carly’s conservative record was thin to nonexistent, and there were many troubling signs that she held liberal views. From her praise of Jesse Jackson, to her playing the race and gender cards against DeVore, to her support for the Wall Street bailouts, to her qualified support for the...
  • Quote on Angelou stamp apparently came from another author

    04/07/2015 6:20:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    The U.S. Postal Service issued a new limited edition "Forever" stamp Tuesday, honoring the late poet, author and civil rights champion Maya Angelou, but it carries a quote that apparently originated elsewhere.
  • MP reax to Rand Paul’s insane campaign announcement

    04/07/2015 2:47:35 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Real time reax… 1. That’s an insanely long slogan. Obviously, the result of a compromise between senior advisor Doug Stafford’s harem of super-passive aggressive, power-tripping female staffers… No strategerist in their right mind approves a slogan that long. 2. Team Rand trots out far-left RINO J.C. Watts to prove he’s not racist… 3. Another black guy. Team Rand, subtle as ever…
  • Missouri to Change Food Stamp Policy: Welfare Leeches Won’t Like it One Bit

    04/07/2015 7:42:59 AM PDT · by safetysign · 90 replies
    Joe For America ^ | 04/06/2015 | BARON VON KOWENHOVEN
    re you sick of seeing “welfare leeches” in the grocery checkout line with carts stuffed full of junk food snacks, soda and even porterhouse steaks and crab legs? So is Missouri House Rep. Rick Brattin, who has begun pushing for legislation prohibiting welfare abusers from buying foods that most hard-working Americans can’t always afford. After Brattin heard a food stamp recipient say, “This is the way I want to live and I don’t really see anything changing,” he knew something needed to be addressed. “The intention of the bill is to get the food stamp program back to its original...
  • Duke: Student has admitted to hanging noose in tree

    04/04/2015 10:00:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 38 replies
    AP via Miami Herald ^ | April 2, 2015 | JONATHAN DREW
    An undergraduate student at Duke University admitted to hanging a noose in a tree and has left campus while disciplinary actions are considered, university officials said Thursday. School spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said at a news conference that the school would not release the name of the student who admitted to hanging the noose, found early Wednesday in a plaza at the heart of the campus. The person is still enrolled at Duke, but faces student conduct and law enforcement investigations.
  • Squatter living rent and mortgage free

    04/04/2015 6:16:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Craig Wal
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Tinley Park squatter living rent and mortgage free The problem with squatters is hitting home in an upscale Tinley Park Subdivision. On Mallow Street where homes sell for $350,000 or more, a woman has been living in a house rent and mortgage free for two years. “It's very frustrating, our property taxes are very high, I work nights to pay mine and to help support my family. And I just see her coming and going without a care in the world it's enormously frustrating,” said neighbor Patti Yara. And no one is more frustrated than...
  • Brother of Famous Actress Admits He Faked Being Black to Get Into Med School — and It Worked!

    04/03/2015 5:25:52 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 81 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | april 3, 2015 | Jason Howerton
    In 1998, Vijay Chokal-Ingam was “determined to become a doctor,” but his 3.1 GPA significantly reduced his chances. When he realized his application wouldn’t cut it, he came up with a back-up plan — he pretended to be black. Chokal-Ingam, brother of famous actress Mindy Kaling, said he “knew that admission standards for certain minorities under affirmative action were, let’s say… less stringent.” In a blog post, Chokal-Ingam explains how he ended up getting into the St. Louis University School of Medicine despite his low GPA and MCAT score: So, I shaved my head, trimmed my long Indian eyelashes, and applied to...
  • The Mystery of Barack Obama Continues

    04/03/2015 5:57:19 AM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 94 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | N/A | Steve Baldwin
    Most Americans don’t realize we have elected a president whom we know very little about. Researchers have discovered that Obama’s autobiographical books are little more than PR stunts, as they have little to do with the actual events of his life. The fact is we know less about President Obama than perhaps any other president in American history and much of this is due to actual efforts to hide his record. This should concern all Americans. A nation-wide network of researchers has sprung up to attempt to fill in the blanks, but at every opportunity Obama’s high-priced lawyers have built...
  • Defiant Democratic Senator Menendez is 'outraged' and 'angry' after 14-count corruption indictment

    04/02/2015 2:16:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/01/15 | David Martosko
    Defiant Democratic Senator Bob Menendez is 'outraged' and 'angry' after 14-count corruption indictment charges him with bribery, fraud and helping donor's THREE girlfriends get travel visas An angry Sen. Bob Menendez said Wednesday night that prosecutors who charged him with 14 federal corruption crimes 'are dead wrong.' Menendez, a powerful Democrat accused of using his office to improperly benefit a political donor. A Newark, New Jersey federal grand jury on Wednesday accused the New Jersey Democrat of bribery, honest services fraud, conspiracy, violating the federal Travel Act, and making false statements. 'I am confident,' Menendez said, straining to speak over...
  • Obama’s Strategy on Climate Change, Part of Global Deal, Is Revealed ( Executive Action)

    03/31/2015 6:32:18 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 23 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/31/2015 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday introduced President Obama’s blueprint for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in the United States by nearly a third over the next decade. Mr. Obama’s plan, part of a formal written submission to the United Nations ahead of efforts to forge a global climate change accord in Paris in December, detailed the United States’ part of an ambitious joint pledge made by Mr. Obama and President Xi Jinping of China in November. The United States and China are the world’s two largest greenhouse gas polluters. Mr. Obama said the United States would cut its emissions...
  • Surprise: Some Folks Are Abusing Their EBT Cards

    03/31/2015 2:54:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2015 | Vivian Hughbanks
    Budget legislation passed by Congress last week includes cuts to some welfare programs, like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The cuts have already attracted backlash from left wing activist groups like the feminist group UltraViolet, which launched a campaign to petition Congress to restore the funding. “Overnight, the U.S. Senate voted for a budget that literally takes food away from hungry children,” UltraViolet’s campaign pleads. “The budgets that have now passed both the House and Senate make deep, painful cuts to the food stamps program.” TurningPoint USA responded with a little digging. Here’s what they found: After a brief...
  • Obama Was Hand-Picked, Was NOT a Natural Born Citizen, Congress Knew It, and Tried to Protect Him

    03/30/2015 5:08:37 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 104 replies
    D C Clothesline ^ | 3/29/2015 | Dean Garrison
    The further I travel down this rabbit hole, the more I feel divorced from the good conservative people that I choose to call my own. I hold some stories back from our readers. My thought is that people have a hard enough time embracing the basic fact that our government is corrupt on both sides of the aisle. If you knew how corrupt I thought these people really were, I feel like you’d rush to the phone and soon bad men would show up to haul me off in a straight jacket. Do they still do that? Regardless, today I...
  • Major publisher retracts 43 scientific papers amid wider fake peer-review scandal

    03/28/2015 11:18:53 AM PDT · by tje · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 27 | Fred Barbash
    A major publisher of scholarly medical and science articles has retracted 43 papers because of “fabricated” peer reviews amid signs of a broader fake peer review racket affecting many more publications. The publisher is BioMed Central, based in the United Kingdom, which puts out 277 peer-reviewed journals. A partial list of the retracted articles suggests most of them were written by scholars at universities in China, including China Medical University, Sichuan University, Shandong University and Jiaotong University Medical School. But Jigisha Patel, associate editorial director for research integrity at BioMed Central, said it’s not “a China problem. We get a...
  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. It’s one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • 5 Investigates: Alleged marathon bombing victim indicted for stealing from One Fund

    Investigates has learned that a woman who claimed she was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing is now facing criminal charges. Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury for allegedly stealing almost $40,000 in charitable donations, including money from the One Fund Boston and benefits from the state’s fund for victims of violent crime. Watch video report According to court records, Leigh allegedly faked injuries to obtain services and money from donors, a doctor, young students and the One Fund which was established with private donations to help the many victims...
  • Federal judge blasts DOJ lawyers in case of ATF whistle-blower

    03/26/2015 8:53:15 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29, 2015 | William La Jeunesse, Maxim Lott
    Jay Dobyns is suing the Department of Justice, claiming it retaliated against him and damaged his reputation after he blew the whistle on the ATF's treatment of agents. (Fox Business News) A federal judge angrily accused Justice Department attorneys in newly unsealed documents of "fraud upon the court" by intimidating a witness in a case involving a former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent who alleges the agency trashed his reputation. Judge Francis Allegra, who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 1998 by President Bill Clinton, is presiding over a suit brought by former...
  • Business dealings of Hillary Clinton's brother raise new questions

    03/26/2015 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/2015
    The latest baggage threatening to dog Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House comes in the form of her brother, who allegedly got help from the Department of Homeland Security in smoothing a business deal. The department’s inspector general found that Tony Rodham was given special treatment by DHS’ No. 2 in securing visas for foreigners connected to a deal. Rodham was CEO of an electric car company owned by another longtime Clinton pal, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, when he got help from DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas securing the visas for investors in the firm. It is not clear...
  • Eligibility for public programs not properly checked, state review finds

    03/25/2015 5:26:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    star tribune ^ | 3-24-15 | chris serres
    A state legislative auditor’s report found that the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) failed to ensure the eligibility of participants in large public assistance programs and that it did not always perform timely inspections of child care centers. The findings mirror those of other recent auditor reports and could fuel calls to reform the way state administrators verify eligibility for programs that together cost nearly $7 billion a year in federal money. For more than a decade, the legislative auditor has reported flaws in the way the state determines who qualifies for Medical Assistance, which provides health insurance to...
  • Fed should respect state laws on medical marijuana

    03/22/2015 6:29:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 22, 2015 | Editorial
    States across the land have legalized marijuana for medical – and, in some cases, recreational – use, but conflicts with strict federal anti-drug laws have left patients, other users, doctors, marijuana businesses and the banks and landlords with commercial relationships to those businesses vulnerable to federal raids and prosecution. A new bill introduced by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would solve this problem by simply respecting states’ rights. Medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia, but that has not stopped federal agencies from aggressively – and inconsistently –...
  • An American Renaissance

    03/23/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 2, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin PhD
    The Obama years will be forever known as the Dark Ages of US history, a time of political, cultural and economic deterioration. We have yet to see if they will lead to the fall of the American republic. In the Obama years, the lie became not only a campaign strategy or a means to enact damaging policies, but an institution of government; the Presidency itself, a lie of monstrous proportions guarded by the complicit and the willingly ignorant. In the Obama years, the Congress finally clearly demonstrated that although we have elections, there is no longer a government representing its...
  • Chinatown businesses, supporters unhappy about impacts of high-speed rail work

    03/23/2015 3:07:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | March 22, 2015 | BY ANDREA CASTILLO
    Around 25 business owners and supporters of Fresno’s Chinatown gathered Sunday afternoon to share their concerns about the imminent high-speed rail construction along Kern and F streets. Chinatown Revitalization Inc. listed many concerns including that Spanish and Chinese speaking business owners have not been notified of the construction. Verta Gonzalez, who runs Floreria Rubi at 1515 Tulare St., said she had no idea about the coming construction. Gonzalez said business owners who speak English perhaps are able to defend themselves better. “It’s like they think Mexicans don’t matter,” she said of the rail authority. Rail authority spokeswoman Lisa Alley said...
  • Activist Allegedly Tried To Bait Protesters With 'Kill Cops' Script

    03/23/2015 6:51:22 AM PDT · by Kaled · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-17-2015 | Carl Campanile
    A controversial conservative activist is being accused of trying to incite anti-police protesters by saying, "I wish I could kill some of these cops," to provoke them into making outrageous statements. A former top staffer with Project Veritas, Richard Valdes, said the incident occurred in January, when an undercover operative assigned to infiltrate the protest groups was given a script that included the startling comment. Valdes said he was fired by the group's founder, James O'Keefe, for not following through on the bizarre assignment....
  • Hillary Clinton Lies... A Lot [History Lesson]

    03/22/2015 4:23:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ben Shapario
    Hillary Clinton says that she is the most transparent woman in American politics. There's just one problem - Hillary Clinton lies... a lot. Ben Shapiro takes a trip in the way back machine to look at a few of the more egregious examples. TRANSCRIPT: Hillary Clinton is the most transparent woman she knows. She said so in 2008: I think I’m probably the most transparent person in public life…I feel you know a lot more about me than you know about anyone else. Much of it untrue, but nevertheless, it’s all out there. Unfortunately, Hillary is a liar. When news...
  • US Marshals Investigated for Quid Pro Quo Hiring, Misuse of Asset Forfeiture Funds

    03/22/2015 1:18:42 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2015 | C J Ciaramella
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) has launched an investigation into alleged quid pro quo hiring and misuse of federal asset forfeiture funds at the US Marshals Service. In a letter sent to the U.S. Marshals Service Thursday, Grassley requested records in response to whistleblower allegations that senior officials in the service’s Asset Forfeiture Division (AFD) engaged in improper hiring practices.
  • Investigators arrest another man in Hot Lotto ticket mystery

    03/22/2015 3:41:09 AM PDT · by jjotto · 16 replies
    KCRG-TV9 ^ | Mar 21, 2015 | Clare Murphy
    DES MOINES — Authorities made a second arrest in the Hot Lotto ticket investigation Thursday night. The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office have charged Robert Clark Rhodes II, 46, of Sugarland, Texas, with two counts of fraud, according to a release from DPS. Both counts of fraud are Class D felonies. Iowa authorities arrested Rhodes in Texas March 20 with the help of Texas Lottery Enforcement officials, according to the release. He is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond in the Fort Bend County Jail where he will await...
  • GOP Senate Finance: At least $5.7B wasted on ObamaCare so far

    03/20/2015 12:24:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee say they have found at least $5.7 billion in wasted ObamaCare spending from the last five years. Panel Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said his staff have tallied the costs of five programs that have failed or "added no value," from the dysfunctional HealthCare.gov website to the national sign-up navigator program. "That is $5.7 billion down the drain," Hatch said during a hearing Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare's passage. The federal government's HealthCare.gov, which broke down in the fall of 2013, has been one of the most criticized components of ObamaCare's rollout....
  • DEMS ANXIOUS OVER HILLARY CLINTON AS CLINTON FOUNDATION SCANDAL GROWS

    03/19/2015 10:14:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Wynton Hall
    Growing Democratic anxieties over a possible Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy received a jolt on Thursday, as Reuters revealed Hillary and Bill Clinton broke the disclosure rules they agreed to with the Obama administration by failing to disclose Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) donors since 2010. As Reuters notes, CHAI is the Clinton Foundation’s “flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together.” The Reuters revelation comes on the heels of Hillary Clinton’s roundly criticized explanations for why she evaded records laws by using a personal email address and had a secret server housed in...
  • Police investigate 51 cases of alleged voting fraud (Israel)

    03/17/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    ynet ^ | 3/17/15 | Ahiya Raved
    Police opened 51 investigations on Tuesday related to alleged voting fraud ranging from impersonation, stolen ballots and threats against ballot officials, and 23 suspects were being pursued. Several attempts to subvert the voting process were noted in the north – four voters who arrived at their designated voting stations in Nahariya, Kiryat Tiv'on and Kiryat Ata found that someone had already voted in their name. Local police began investigating each incident. Police said that one man claimed that someone else may have used his lost drivers license to vote in his name. A similar incident was reported in Afula where...
  • Social Security Rolls Show 6.5 Million Centenarians SATIRE

    03/16/2015 9:19:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Although the worldwide population of persons older than 112 years of age is estimated to be only three dozen, an investigation by the inspector general revealed that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has active accounts for 6.5 million persons over that age. Obviously, there aren’t really 6.5 million persons that old living in America. Obviously, many recipients who have been long dead are regularly mailed benefits checks by SSA. Obviously, millions of identities have been stolen and are being used to rack up potential benefits. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) and Tom Carper (D-Del), who head the Senate committee that oversees...