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  • Top Democratic Senator Harry Reid returns to US Capitol with eye bandages and bruises after exercise

    01/20/2015 12:27:14 PM PST · by Zakeet · 64 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | January 20, 2015 | David Martosko
    Complete Headline: Top Democratic Senator Harry Reid returns to US Capitol with eye bandages and bruises after exercise injury, but will skip State of the Union address Reid, 75, broke ribs and fractured bones in his face when an exercise machine broke and send him flying into cabinets at his new Nevada house He may lose sight in his right eye but is talking about running for a sixth term next year The Democrats' top senator will not attend the State of the Union address He has been taking meetings at his house in Washington, D.C. but hadn't been seen...
  • Police investigating Cliven Bundy-related threats to Harry Reid

    04/29/2014 9:43:58 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | April 29, 2014 | By MANU RAJU
    Federal law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in the aftermath of his sharp-edged attacks against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, sources said Monday. Reid has not minced words about Bundy’s battle with the Bureau of Land Management, referring to Bundy’s supporters as “domestic terrorists” and the rancher himself as a “hateful racist.” As he’s stepped up his criticism, Reid has been the subject of threats himself, prompting an increase in his own security detail in recent days, people familiar with the matter said Monday. Shennell Antrobus, a spokesman for the U.S. Capitol Police, declined...
  • Teamsters head Hoffa tries to squash his own employees’ union

    04/19/2013 2:53:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/19/2013 | Patrick Howley
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) general president Jimmy Hoffa Jr. is suspected by his members of trying to squash a union comprised of some of his own Teamsters organizers.Hoffa’s battle with his own organizers’ union overlaps with a host of other problems for the prominent labor leader, including a pension crisis that is undercutting his support and a potential UPS strike that he might not be able to afford, according to insiders.Hoffa still has not granted a contract to the Federation of Agents and International Representatives (FAIR), a union that represents Teamsters organizers. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) allowed...
  • Camorra Hit Caught On Security Camera

    04/15/2013 6:02:50 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 04/15/13 | Friends of Ours
    A suspected hitman from the Camorra or Neapolitan Mafia has been arrested after police obtained a security video which seemingly shows him gunning down a rival mobster last December in a cheese factory as reported by ANSA: "the 20-second security-camera footage allegedly shows Gianluca Troise pursuing a member of a rival Naples mafia clan, Luigi Felaco, bringing him down with a shot, racing after him after he gets up, and finishing him off with four shots to the head." [Video] A turf war for control over drug markets in Naples, Italy between the rival Scissionisti and Di Lauro clans has...
  • Hoffa Threatens GOP At Obama Event: "Take These Son Of Bitches Out"

    09/05/2011 12:54:37 PM PDT · by Bikkuri · 37 replies
    Real Clear Politics Video ^ | Real Clear Politics Video
    Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa had some profane, combative words for Republicans while warming up the crowd for President Obama in Detroit, Michigan on Monday.
  • Hoffa: “No Regrets” Over Speech Calling For Violence Against Conservatives, This Is a “War”…

    09/05/2011 6:51:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 299 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 9/5/11 | Zip
    Thug. (TPM) — Teamsters union president James Hoffa would say it all again if he could, he told TPM Monday. Hoffa riled up Fox News and the right wing Monday with a Labor Day speech in Detroit in which he called Republican members of Congress “sons of bitches” and said union workers are ready to “go to war” with the tea party next year and “take out” Republicans at the ballot box. Hoffa said he’d say the exact same words all over again. “I would because I believe it,” he said. “They’ve declared war on us. We didn’t declare war...
  • White House Declines Comment On Union Leader’s Anti-Tea Party Rhetoric At Labor Day Rally

    09/05/2011 4:08:50 PM PDT · by penelopesire · 223 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | Sep 5, 2011 6:59pm | Mary Bruce
    Despite President Obama’s repeated claims to change the tone in Washington, the White House has no comment this afternoon on incendiary statements made by a union leader who spoke before the president at today’s Labor Day rally. Warming up the crowd before President Obama’s speech in Detroit this afternoon, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa, Jr. warned the largely-union crowd that the Tea Party was waging a “war on workers” and said that, come November, they should “take these sons of bitches out.” “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. And you see...
  • Father Corapi’s Bombshell

    06/20/2011 5:51:48 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 10 replies
    ncregister.com ^ | 06/19/2011 | JOAN FRAWLEY DESMOND
    The popular speaker announces plans to leave the priesthood amid an investigation into allegations of misconduct, and his religious superior breaks his silence on the investigation. Raising more questions than it answered, the message did not state the precise reason why Father Corapi chose to resign from the priesthood, rather than waiting for the outcome of SOLT’s investigation of the alleged misconduct.
  • Gordon, who played mobster on 'Untouchables,' dies ('Frank Nitti' is dead at 94)

    01/26/2011 9:41:58 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/26/11 | AP
    SANTA FE, N.M. – Actor Bruce Gordon, who played a mobster on the television series "The Untouchables" from 1959 to 1963, died at his Santa Fe home. He was 94. Gordon, who had lived in Santa Fe since the 1970s, died Jan. 20, 12 days before his 95th birthday.
  • Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place?

    10/14/2010 4:52:25 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | Oct 14, 2010
    Oh my: Michelle Obama electioneering in polling place? posted at 7:15 pm on October 14, 2010 by Allahpundit regular view When Drudge puts up the red font — with italics, no less — we’re almost obliged to blog it, aren’t we? I’m … outrageously outraged?
  • Top Russian mobster Ivankov dies (Vyacheslav Ivankov The Yaponchik)

    10/31/2009 2:57:47 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 1,639+ views
    WA today ^ | 10/10/09
    Top Russian mobster Ivankov dies October 10, 2009 One of Russia's most notorious mafia kingpins, Vyacheslav Ivankov, known by his nickname of Yaponchik, or Little Japanese, has died in Moscow after suffering serious injuries in an assassination attempt in July. "Investigators have received official confirmation from a Moscow clinic of the death of Vyacheslav Ivankov," the Investigative Committee of the General Prosecutor's Office said in a statement on Friday. Ivankov was shot in the stomach as he left a glitzy Thai restaurant in Moscow on July 28. The shot was fired by a sniper who hid 70 metres away in...
  • Judge dismisses harassment charge against Hinchey

    11/14/2008 9:31:55 PM PST · by Gondring · 11 replies · 555+ views
    The Daily Freeman ^ | Friday, November 14, 2008 11:28 AM EST | WILLIAM J.KEMBLE, Correspondent
    ROSENDALE — A town justice on Thursday dismissed the harassment charge against U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey that was filed by a man who claimed the congressman struck him on the head during the Rosendale Street Festival. The judge, Robert N. Vosper Jr., said the alleged action did not rise to the level of criminal prosecution. He also cited the probability that no charge would have been filed had Hinchey, D-Hurley, not been a public official. Vosper, in a decision dated Wednesday but not handed down until Thursday afternoon, said Hinchey should not be held to "any higher standard than any...
  • Reputed mobster in Florida is indicted at age 96 (Albert “Chinky” Facchiano aka "The Old Man")

    12/29/2006 8:16:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 2,725+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/29/06 | Curt Anderson - ap
    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Carlo Gambino are long gone. Murder Inc. is out of business. Las Vegas has been so cleaned up it resembles Disneyland. And Havana? Forget about it since Castro took over. But Albert “Chinky” Facchiano, at 96, is still standing. And like Michael Corleone in “The Godfather III,” he is still very much involved in the family business, according to the FBI. At an age when most people are long retired and happy just to be alive, the reputed mobster was indicted earlier this year in Florida and New York. He is...
  • HILL TOPPER: LEADS ALL DEMS IN NEW PREZ POLL

    08/20/2006 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 61 replies · 1,923+ views
    NY Post ^ | 21 August 2006 | CATHY BURKE
    It may not be all uphill for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in a run for president. The former first lady - who already appears unbeatable in her re-election bid this fall - has come out as the top Democratic White House hopeful, according to a Time magazine poll released on the publication's Web site today. According to the poll - which will hit newsstands tomorrow - Clinton would be the only Dem to make it a real race against GOP favorite Sen. John McCain. The poll shows a statistical dead heat, with McCain getting 49 percent of the vote to...
  • IL: Reputed Mobster Lives Up to 'Clown' Tag ("Joey The Clown" Lombardo)

    01/17/2006 4:14:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 452+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/17/06 | Mike Robinson - ap
    CHICAGO - The reputed mob boss known as "Joey the Clown" lived up to his nickname Tuesday, making wisecracks in court as he pleaded not guilty to conspiring in the slayings of 18 people. "Joey," whose real name is Joseph Lombardo, had spent nine months on the lam from federal agents before the hearing. Federal Judge James B. Zagel asked if he had seen a doctor lately. "I was supposed to see him nine months ago, but I was — what do they call it? — I was unavailable," rasped Lombardo, who appeared in an orange prison jumpsuit and leg...
  • Ex-mobster gets 180 days for threats

    12/06/2005 10:28:29 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 493+ views
    AP ^ | 12/6/5
    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. - Henry Hill, the former mobster immortalized in "Goodfellas," was sentenced Monday to 180 days in jail for threatening his wife and another man last summer. The judge ordered the sentence to be served concurrently with a six-month term Hill is already serving for attempted methamphetamine possession. Hill pleaded no contest to making terroristic threats. Hill, portrayed by Ray Liotta in the 1990 mob movie, was also given credit for time served after Hill's wife and the other victim wrote letters on his behalf. The victims told the judge they didn't want Hill to receive additional jail...
  • Reputed mob boss says he'll surrender if he gets separate trial

    05/04/2005 11:48:28 AM PDT · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 3 replies · 291+ views
    CHICAGO (AP) — Fugitive reputed mob boss Joseph "Joey the Clown" Lombardo will surrender if he gets a separate trial on charges that he and other organized crime figures plotted at least 18 unsolved murders, according to a letter made public by his attorney. The letter was sent to attorney Rick Halprin and addressed to U.S. District Judge James Zagel. Halprin said the handwritten, four-page note appears to have been signed by his client. He called federal authorities Tuesday morning after an aide in his office opened the letter, which was postmarked in Chicago on Monday. "I recognize the signature,"...
  • Student photo of reputed mobster is a hit - Have you seen this "Clown"?

    04/27/2005 3:01:42 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 59 replies · 3,550+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 27, 2005 | Jon Yates and Brendan McCarthy; Matt O'Connor contributed
    A Columbia College student took this photo of reputed mob boss Joseph "the Clown" Lombardo-- without knowing who he was--for a school project just over a year ago. The dapper old man on the bicycle looked pretty classy, so Columbia College student Val Carpenter pulled over and asked if she could take his photograph for her class project. "He said sure, he struck a pose--he actually posed," Carpenter, 42, said Tuesday, shortly after she realized the photo she took along Grand Avenue about a year ago was apparently reputed Chicago mob boss Joey "the Clown" Lombardo. The feds wish...
  • HOW LOCAL MOB GOON UNLOCKED TERRORIST'S DARK PLOTS (Ramzi Yousef -- AGAIN!)

    04/11/2004 11:49:23 AM PDT · by Howlin · 58 replies · 1,738+ views
    New York Post Online ^ | April 11, 2004
    <p>STRANGE CELL-FELLOW: Ramzi Yousef, mastermind of the '93 WTC bombing, in 1996, when he began spilling to a jail "friend."</p> <p>April 11, 2004 -- The 9/11 commission has been given an FBI report detailing mobster-turned-spy Gregory Scarpa Jr.'s 1996 prison exchanges with terrorist Ramzi Yousef. The Post's Al Guart reports how a Brooklyn hood became America's unlikely agent in the war on terror.</p>
  • Mobster gunned down with cigar in hand

    11/26/2003 2:37:52 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 7 replies · 191+ views
    Some Australian news source ^ | November 26, 2003 - 11:50AM
    Mobster gunned down with cigar in hand November 26, 2003 - 11:50AM A New England mobster has been murdered in a scene out of a Hollywood gangster movie, shot dead with his cigar still in his hand after his weekly game of cards at a social club. Adolfo 'Al' Bruno, 57, died in a hail of bullets in the car park outside the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society club in the Massachusetts town of Springfield. Bruno, reputed to be a senior local member of the New York-based Genovese crime family, was shot in the chin, neck, elbow, cheek and...
  • Computer with e-mail evidence may have been damaged (NJ corruption)

    05/04/2003 4:22:25 PM PDT · by Cagey · 48 replies · 377+ views
    injersey.com ^ | 5-4-2003 | SANDY MCCLURE
    <p>TRENTON -- Employees at the state Parole Board and the Attorney General's Office are talking about how state investigators, who are looking into whether the governor's office was involved in the parole of reputed mobster Angelo Prisco, damaged a computer believed to contain evidence in the case, sources have told the Gannett State Bureau.</p>
  • Governor: Parole Board probe welcome (McGreevey and Mob favors?)

    03/07/2003 3:53:02 PM PST · by Cagey · 7 replies · 353+ views
    Asbury Park Press ^ | 3-7-2003 | SANDY MC CLURE and TOM BALDWIN
    <p>TRENTON -- An angry Gov. McGreevey yesterday welcomed a federal probe into whether someone in his office had secretly helped a reputed mob boss get paroled from state prison.</p> <p>McGreevey said allegations that a top aide helped alleged mobster Angelo Prisco regain his freedom are the result of disgruntled former state Parole Board executives trying to retaliate against him for letting them go.</p>