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  • Alleged Miami-Dade Absentee Ballot Fraudster Agrees To A Plea Deal

    10/17/2016 9:32:13 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 13 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | October 8, 2013 (old)
    A Miami-Dade resident accused of absentee ballot fraud has accepted a plea deal... ... Deisy Cabrera stood accused of illegally collecting at least 31 absentee ballots for local elections last August. As part of a deal for one year of probation, ... a felony charge of absentee ballot fraud was dropped. Cabrera pled no contest to two misdemeanor charges of possessing more than two ballots. [Cabrera] is just one of a number of alleged boleteros working local elections in Miami-Dade. Such workers are tasked with legally offering to help voters — typically seniors — fill out ballots or ensure their...
  • Beware Obama's Second-Term Agenda

    09/11/2012 8:51:19 AM PDT · by gethimoutofthehouse · 30 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 11, 2012 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Election 2012: Even after President Obama's long-winded acceptance speech, Americans still don't know what he plans to do if he gets another term. That's only because he doesn't want you to know. Speaking at the Democratic National Convention, Obama opened by saying Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aren't offering details because "they don't want you to know their plan." But he went on to tell voters nothing of his own plan for a second term other than that it will be "bold, persistent experimentation."
  • ‘Fed Up’ Gingrich Calls Out Media Refusal to Focus on Extremism in Democratic Platform

    09/02/2012 9:06:52 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 77 replies
    News Busters ^ | 9-2-12 | Brent Baker
    “I’m frankly, fed up, with the one-sided bias,” a frustrated Newt Gingrich asserted on Sunday’s Meet the Press, citing two blatant examples. First: “Where is the outrage over overt, deliberate racism” in Vice President Joe Biden telling a black audience “if the Republicans win you will be ‘in chains’”? Second, President Obama “voted three times to protect the right of doctors to kill babies who came out of abortion still alive. That plank says tax-paid abortion at any moment, meaning partial birth abortion -- that’s a 20 percent issue,” a position which Democrats “couldn’t defend...for a day if it was...
  • Store owner convicted in $612,000 food stamp fraud (Foodstamps-For-Cash)

    08/23/2012 10:23:17 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    Ventra County Star ^ | 8-21-12 | AP
    FLINT, Mich. (AP) - A federal jury has reached a guilty verdict against a Flint store owner accused of participating in a $612,000 food stamp fraud scheme. U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade says 55-year-old Noha Fofana was convicted of conspiracy to commit food stamp fraud. Fofana owns Mandingo African market. McQuade says he redeemed $750,000 in food stamp benefits from February 2009 to July 2011, and $612,000 came from "food stamps-for-cash" exchanges.
  • Union Statistics: What You May Not Know

    05/27/2012 8:31:52 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    Union Statistics: What You May Not Know | Monday, May 28th, 2012 HomeLaborUnionReport Updates DAILY NEWSGeneral NewsProject Labor AgreementsPublic Sector UnionsUnion BossesUnion HypocrisyUnion OrganizingUnion StrikeUnion Violence Legal UpdatesNLRB Watch National Right to Work Political Updates EconomyEnvironmentalismHealth CareImmigrationMarxism/Socialism Union Corruption Union Corruption Report The Blogroll Filed Under:  LaborUnionReport Updates Union Statistics: What You May Not Know September 15th 2011   ·   1 Comment Tweet Sharebar Tweet The folks at have a ‘vital statistics‘ page that provides some good information about unions that many Americans may not know. Here is just some of the information:Financial Information Annual Dues Paid to Unions: $8,217,838,676 Total...
  • UNC report reveals widespread problems in Afro-Studies department

    05/04/2012 5:15:01 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    WRAL ^ | 5/4/2012 | Aaron Schoonmaker
    A nine-month internal investigation into the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill revealed unauthorized grades, forged signatures and other irregularities according to a 10-page report released Friday. ... According to the report, which covered courses from the start of the summer session in 2007 to the end of the summer session in 2011, at least 45 courses taught by Nyang’oro were “found to be aberrant” – or atypical. The courses have evidence of work and grades, but no indication that a professor taught or communicated with the students or even reviewed...
  • Chu: I would give myself an ‘A’ for energy prices

    03/20/2012 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies · 5+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/20/2012 | Mathew Boyle
    Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a House panel Tuesday that he’d give himself top marks when asked to grade his policies’ effects on energy prices. Rep. Darrell Issa, the chairman of the House committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked President Obama’s top energy official if he’d grade himself with an “A minus” on “controlling the cost of gasoline at the pump.” Chu responded by saying he’d give himself a better grade than that. “The tools we have at our disposal are limited, but I would I say I would give myself a little higher in that since I became...
  • Is President Obama Among The Greatest Black Men Ever?

    03/02/2012 11:51:10 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 105 replies
    NEWSONE ^ | February 29, 2012 | Dr, Boyce Watkins
    For many centuries, the epitome of African American achievement has been to become the first black president. We once talked about it like it was the impossible dream, or the ultimate sign that we have arrived. Well, Barack Obama didn’t just talk about the dream, he went out and turned it into a reality. So, here we are, with the keys to the Oval Office. When the Obamas moved in physically, many of “us” moved into the White House psychologically. The Obama’s marriage was our own, and our sense of protection of the president and his family was the kind...
  • Media Silent As Mexico Arrests Key Figure In Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    02/14/2012 11:39:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 13 February, 2012 | Mary Chastain
    I think late January and February have been the busiest time for Operation Fast & Furious. The media still doesn’t give it proper coverage, especially this news: On February 4th, Mexico arrests a key figure in Fast & Furious. Not only is he a key person in Fast & Furious, but he was also a top lieutenant to El Chapo. I first found out about it on Borderland Beat, a great website keeping us up to date about the drug war in Mexico. The Los Angeles Times reported it on February 7th and my colleague AWR Hawkins published commenrary on...
  • NBC2 Investigates: Voter fraud

    02/02/2012 6:21:58 PM PST · by Not gonna take it anymore · 21 replies
    NBC-2 ^ | Feb 02, 2012 | Andy Pierrotti, NBC2 Investigator
    Two elections supervisors are taking action after an NBC2 investigation uncovers flawed record keeping and human error allowing people who are not citizens of the United States to vote. No one knows how widespread this problem is, because county election supervisors have no way to track non-citizens who live here. So NBC2 did something election officials never thought to do, and found them on our own. "I vote every year," Hinako Dennett told NBC2. The Cape Coral resident is not a US citizen, yet she's registered to vote. NBC2 found Dennett after reviewing her jury excusal form. She told the...
  • Confirmed: Lowlife Weiner Used Campaign Cash for Private Investigators in Twitter Mess

    02/01/2012 6:53:55 AM PST · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Jammie Wearing Fools ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jammie
    It was obvious from the instant he sent the notorious crotch-shot heard ’round the world that his Twitter account wasn’t hacked. Yet that didn’t prevent the disgraced Anthony Weiner from trying to pin the mess on someone else. His media accomplices actually played along for awhile until the fraud could no longer hold up. Still, he went and spent campaign money to hire private investigators to try and find someone to blame. What a jerk. Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner used campaign money to hire private investigators to chase down his lie about his now-notorious crotch-shot tweet. Weiner paid T&M Protective...
  • Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    01/28/2012 8:43:51 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 28. 2012 | AP
    Police were in the process of arresting about 100 Occupy protesters for failing to disperse Saturday night, hours after officers used tear gas on a rowdy group of demonstrators who threw rocks and flares at them and tore down fences. Police Sgt. Christopher Bolton said the arrests came after protesters marched through downtown Oakland a little before 8 p.m. Saturday, with some of them entering a YMCA building. Meanwhile, about 100 police officers surrounded City Hall while others were swept the inside of the building to see if any protesters broke in.
  • Obama-backed electric car battery-maker files for bankruptcy [$118.5 million stimulus grant]

    01/26/2012 11:22:58 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Obama-backed electric car battery-maker files for bankruptcy By Andrew Restuccia - 01/26/12 11:55 AM ET An Indiana-based energy-storage company, whose subsidiary received a $118.5 million stimulus grant from the Energy Department, filed for bankruptcy Thursday. Ener1 is asking a federal bankruptcy court in New York to approve a plan to restructure the company’s debt and infuse $81 million in equity funding. “This was a difficult, but necessary, decision for our company,” Ener1 CEO Alex Sorokin said in a news release. “We are extremely pleased to have the strong support of our primary investors and lenders to substantially reduce the company’s...
  • Illegal immigrant sentenced for fraud -

    12/14/2011 12:51:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — An illegal immigrant from Yakima has been sentenced to 8 years in prison on federal fraud and immigration charges. A federal court jury earlier convicted 61-year-old Roman Ceniceros Mora of 42 counts of fraud related to unlawfully getting supplemental security income and food stamps; falsely claiming to be a U.S. citizen and making a false statement on an application for a passport.
  • "99% means civil war" signage on Occupied NYC Building

    11/21/2011 5:28:24 PM PST · by JoeBrooks · 123 replies
    Twitter User darrylayo
    They are calling this building "New School" I believe it's on 5th Ave?
  • Rich Obama donor pushed White House for Solyndra loan

    11/10/2011 1:37:43 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 4 replies ^ | November 10, 201 | Matthew Daly
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Newly released emails show that, contrary to White House claims, a major donor to President Barack Obama pushed for a loan to a solar energy company that later went bankrupt. The donor, George Kaiser, pushed White House and Energy Department officials for a second loan for Solyndra Inc. last year, after the California company had already received a $528 million loan in 2009, the emails show.</p>
  • Planned Parenthood Charges Dropped as Sebelius Destroyed Records

    11/09/2011 4:26:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 38 replies
    Life News ^ | 11/9/11 | Steven Ertelt
    A Kansas judge ordered some of the 107 charges filed against Planned Parenthood for engaging in illegal abortions and covering up those cases thanks to the destruction of records that took place during the Sebelius administration.The case with 107 charges against Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri came about when former state attorney general Phill Kline brought the charges after obtaining evidence in patient records showing Planned Parenthood committed illegal late-term abortions and then manufactured documents to cover up their crimes. The charges allege the abortion business potentially engaged in illegal abortions and violated state record-keeping laws. Kline, as the...
  • Fake Marine Problem. Help.

    10/11/2011 4:17:25 PM PDT · by grapeape · 126 replies
    myself | 10/11/2011 | Grapeape
    I think that I may have stumbled onto a very large problem. I am working with a guy that says that he was a Marine and I am 99% sure that he isn't. He has got a really great story going and he has fooled a lot of people. I need a place to go to so that I can prove that he isn't a marine. I can already proove several of his other stories are fabrications but this is the key. I have read online that is a rather big problem, especially for the Corps and the Seals. Can...
  • Big Time Scandals by Obama Administration Too Small for Investigation by Mainstream Media?

    10/01/2011 9:37:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    Canada Freepress ^ | October 1, 2011 | Jerry McConnell
    Since Obama’s inauguration in January 2009 there have been several major scandals in which his Administration has been involved, principally, Operation Fast and Furious the government sponsored sale of guns to small time gun sellers along our border with Mexico; the failed ‘Stimulus’ loan of multi-millions to Solyndra and LightSquared, two small businesses that were Obama preferred for loans. All three of these Obama Administration ventures were major failures involving scandalous behavior. ...Is the entire communications arm of our country becoming beholden to Obama and his scandal ridden administration peopled by socialist, communists who break our laws with impunity and...
  • ATF Death Watch 89: 40 Fast and Furious Firearms “Found” in Dallas(gunwalker)

    09/30/2011 6:03:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 29 September, 2011 | Robert Farago
    There are so many curious aspects to the Gunwalker scandal. There are well over a thousand smoking guns still out there, somewhere. All of which prove that the ATF “lost control” of Operation Fast and Furious. But there is no single piece of evidence that answers the fundamental question about Uncle Sam’s gun running black bag job: why? What was the point of allowing bad guys to buy guns? The ATF claims they were going after the “big fish” controlling the U.S. gun stores-to-Mexican drug cartel weapons trade. That hardly seems likely—as there were no big fish to be gotten....
  • Action Needed: Obama's Internet Takeover to Begin Nov. 20

    09/28/2011 2:06:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Grassfire Nation | Grassfire Nation []
    Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took what is being called "the final step" towards implementing their illegal Net Neutrality regulations. You may recall, that back on December 21, the FCC bypassed government regulations and seized control of the Internet -- delivering what many believe is a knockout blow to one of the last, great free-market frontiers our nation and the world has ever seen. According to the organization Less Government, regardless of a multiple lawsuits, a move by the House of Representatives and a D.C. Circuit Court unanimously ruling that the FCC had no authority to take...
  • Explosive Email Shows Anti-Palin Author McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax

    09/22/2011 5:25:30 AM PDT · by libstripper · 133 replies
    Big ^ | Sept 22, 2011 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • Has the AGW argument imploded?

    08/31/2011 9:46:04 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 79 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Has new research disproven the theoretical models of anthropogenic global warming?  A new study by a European nuclear research group appears to show that the actual prime cause of temperature shifts in the Earth’s climate isn’t carbon dioxide at all, or even the broader range of “greenhouse gases,” but the large ball of fire in the center of the solar system.  Not that this study from CERN has attracted much attention in the media, at least not in the US — but at least Nature reported the results and the implications: It sounds like a conspiracy theory: ‘cosmic rays’ from...
  • Add Impala Owners to “Hosed by GM Bankruptcy” List

    08/22/2011 2:25:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | August 22, 2011 | Mark Modica
    It looks like there will be a new group of individuals who lose out under the General Motors bankruptcy process. GM has decided not to take responsibility for defects in Chevy Impalas that predated its bankruptcy filing. reports that GM has asked a court to dismiss claims relating to faulty suspensions in more than 400,000 Chevys produced for model years 2007 and 2008. GM claims that it is not their problem, since they are "New" GM and the cars were built by "Old" GM.When the Obama Administration made a plan for GM's bankruptcy process, taxpayers and GM vehicle...
  • Rep. James Clyburn (D}: "I Will Use Seat on (debt) Super Committee to Close Wealth Gap"

    08/15/2011 7:56:09 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Fox News Channel | 8/15/11
    Further: 'I will work hard to protect entitlements... the only problem with the Reid Senate is that we didn't keep a fillibuster-proof majority... " Yeah. The Super Committee is gonna work. /S
  • Agenda 21 and Obama’s Rural Council?

    06/15/2011 2:47:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    CFP ^ | 6/15/11 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    On June 9, 2011, an Executive Order established the White House Rural Council with 25 executive branch departments including Defense, Justice, Homeland Security, National Drug Control, Environmental Quality, Labor, Commerce, Interior, EPA, Housing, Health, Education to name just a few. The order covers 16% of the American population who lives in rural counties because they “supply our food, fiber, and energy, safeguard our natural resources, and are essential in the development of science and innovation.” “Strong, sustainable rural communities are essential in winning the future and ensuring American competitiveness in the years ahead.” What kind of future are we supposed...
  • The Chicken Little Franchise

    05/20/2011 8:07:10 AM PDT · by pickrell · 6 replies
    19 May 2011 | Ron Pickrell
    Get ready for the Mother Of All Hypocrisies. It's coming your way on the 22nd of May, courtesy of the leftist media. This will be the day after the world is predicted to end, by a religious sect that was trained by the network news mob. Once the world doesn't end, the sect followers will shrug their shoulders and pretend that nothing remarkable occurred and that old news is simply tiresome. The media, of course, will make a great show of rolling their eyes for the cameras and belittling those who would make a practice of profiting from false alarms...

    04/28/2011 8:29:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 97 replies
    Congress Critter Web Site ^ | 4/26/11 | Dan Boren, Democrat
    U.S. Congressman Dan Boren issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s letter today requesting Congressional leaders eliminate tax provisions that are absolutely critical for domestic oil and gas production for thousands of independent producers across the nation. “President Obama is completely uninformed about the oil and gas industry. The industry is not made up of just major companies. It is made up of small independent firms like those in Oklahoma that produce a vast majority of our domestic production. For every CEO of a major company, there are literally thousands of blue collar jobs that are affected by his administration's...
  • Pamela Geller...Article, Big Gov't: Obama’s Campaign Contribution Records Scrubbed Clean

    10/14/2010 3:23:47 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 15 replies · 9+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 14 Oct 2010 | Pam Geller
    White House spokesman Josh Earnest said, “This brings to light the importance of disclosure. The only reason someone like Geller was able to find this out was because of the FEC’s disclosure of donations, something the Chamber of Commerce refuses to do.” Hey Josh, the Chamber is private; the FEC is government. Go see my follow-up piece featured at Big Government on the White House response to Obama's foreign campaign contributions. Huge thanks to the indispensible help of Atlas readers Laura and Cathy, great Americans. Obama’s Campaign Contribution Records Scrubbed Clean by Pamela Geller I appeared on David Asman’s show...
  • Why the Real Unemployment Rate Is Around 20% and Rising(cooking the books)

    10/12/2010 2:50:19 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 13 replies · 2+ views
    wealth building course ^ | Thomas Herold
    In only the last several years, you have no doubt heard more about the unemployment rate than you want to for the rest of your life. The talking heads and pundits tell you that it peaked out at 10.2 percent back in October of 2009. They attempt to convince you that this followed from the low rate at the beginning of the Great Recession of 4.4% in March of 2007. The official statistics tell you that it rose to 6.2% in August of 2008, 8.1% by February of 2009, 9.4% only three months afterward, and then reaching the previously mentioned...
  • Obama's 2011 Budget Will Include Phantom Cap-And-Trade Revenues

    01/29/2010 7:55:41 PM PST · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 385+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 28, 2010 | Mark Tapscott
    A trade publication is reporting this afternoon that President Obama's 2011 federal budget proposal will assume receipt of billions of dollars in revenue generated from the cap-and-trade program even though that proposal appears now to be all but dead in Congress. "The White House told Sen. John Kerry's office that the president plans to assume revenue from the controversial climate policy approach. Kerry aides said they had assurances the revenue won't be designated for issues unrelated to energy policy and combating climate change. "Obama last year proposed in his fiscal 2010 budget that a cap-and-trade program would raise some $650...
  • 'Birthers' prove relentless

    07/26/2009 9:48:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 97 replies · 938+ views
    Six months after Barack Obama's inauguration, a persistent and noisy legion of doubters won't let go of an already debunked claim — that he is actually a foreign-born, illegal president. Mainstream Republicans who want the issue to go away are having a tough time stamping it out as the so-called "birthers" resurface, with assists from talk show host Rush Limbaugh and CNN's Lou Dobbs. Passions among the birthers run so high that Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., was booed by his own constituents at a recent town hall meeting for saying Obama "is a citizen of the United States." He was...
  • McCain's Old Voter-Fraud Saw ( Left Angeles Times makes excuses for ACORN )

    10/20/2008 5:17:47 AM PDT · by kellynla · 6 replies · 386+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 20, 2008 | staff
    John McCain committed a malicious misrepresentation in the last presidential debate when he claimed that ACORN, the liberal activist group, "is now on the verge of maybe perpetrating one of the greatest frauds in voter history in this country, maybe destroying the fabric of democracy." As ACORN acknowledges, it has collected voter registration forms with bogus signatures. But even when they aren't winnowed out by election officials, transparently invalid registrations don't lead to fraudulent voting. Even the most lax poll worker wouldn't allow "Mickey Mouse" or "John Q. Public" to cast a ballot.
  • Global warming bill advances in Senate

    11/01/2007 2:40:52 PM PDT · by pissant · 27 replies · 35+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/1/07 | staff
    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers took the first step Thursday on a bipartisan global warming bill that would impose mandatory cuts in greenhouse gases from power plants, industrial facilities and transportation. ADVERTISEMENT Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., pushed the legislation out of his global warming subcommittee by a 4-3 vote, agreeing to a number of changes aimed primarily at garnering the needed majority to advance it. The bill calls for setting limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are emitted from power plants, refineries, factories and motor fuels. Polluters could exceed the limits by buying credits from companies whose emissions are...
  • A Bald (Type) Face Flip-Flop?

    09/10/2004 6:55:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 1,088+ views
    Opinion Editorials ^ | September 9, 2004 | Gregory A. Borse
    In the wake of the CBS "60 Minutes" revelation of documents purported by Dan Rather to verify that George W. Bush did not uphold his obligations to the Texas National Guard in the early '70's, has posted a story questioning the authenticity of those very same documents. Nevermind for a moment that the release of additional documents by the White House verifies that George W. Bush scored in excess of the number of "points" required of an honorable discharge for the six years of service to which he had committed in the National Guard, in fewer than those six...