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  • Another anti-gun California lawmaker in legal trouble today 

    03/26/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    examiner.com ^ | march 26, 2014 | dave workman
    Anti-gun California State Sen. Leland Yeehas been indicted on charges of public corruption, according to a breaking story in the Sacramento Bee and other news agencies, making him the second high-profile Golden State gun control proponent to wind up in trouble in the past month. The San Jose Mercury News is reporting that the FBI is serving “multiple arrest and search warrants this morning” in relation to the case. KCRA News reported that Sen. Yee, an ardent gun control proponent and sponsor of a bill last year to limit magazine capacity on so-called “assault weapons” and require fixed magazines on such firearms, is a Democrat.
  • Dolphins' stadium bill enters difficult final phase [NFL Team Asking Taxpayers For $$]

    04/27/2013 5:28:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 4/26/13 | Craig Davis
    The Miami Dolphins’ quest for public funding for an overhaul of Sun Life Stadium will go down to the wire in the Florida Legislature. After hopes appeared to be fading early Friday, the Senate version of the bill was scheduled for a second reading on Monday. There are five days remaining in the session, and the House version of the bill remains bogged down in committee.
  • Chicago Area Has Most Corruption Convictions in Nation, UIC Study Says

    02/19/2012 10:49:05 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 15, 2012 | Hal Dardick
    Chicago area has most corruption convictions in nation, UIC study says The Chicago area logged the most public corruption convictions of any federal jurisdiction in the United States during the past 36 years, according to a report released today by the University of Illinois at Chicago. Federal prosecutors secured a total of 1,531 public corruption convictions in the Northern District of Illinois since 1976, said Dick Simpson, head of the university’s political science department. Meanwhile, Illinois logged 1,828 public corruption convictions, the third most of any state, according to the report. Only California and New York had more. But those...
  • Department of Homeland Security schemed to spy on political opponents

    02/18/2012 9:35:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/18/2012 | Doug Book
    Documents obtained as the result of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit prove Janet Napolitano’s Department of Homeland Security has invented a fantastic cover story for its agenda of spying on Americans who are unwilling to relinquish their rights and liberty to the Obama Regime. In April of 2011, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking from the DHS all records pertaining to the Department’s “Media Monitoring Initiative.” Begun 2 years ago, DHS claimed the purpose of the Initiative was “…to assist DHS and its components involved in the security, safety, and border...
  • WHITE HOUSE TO POLICE INTERNET: Holder Set to Take Control January 24, 2012

    01/16/2012 12:55:55 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 22 replies
    www.webtoday.tv ^ | 01/16/2012 | WebToday.tv
    It’s like a political blindside to the American voter. Somehow, with virtually no coverage in the press, the White House has managed to close in on the unthinkable… bending online piracy laws to give the Department of Justice abusive power over the Internet. Sound farfetched? Constitutionalist attorney Gary Kreep, President of the United States Justice Foundation (USJF), not only has a firm grasp on the legislation that would grant this authority, but he also has inside sources informing him that the Senate is scheduled to make this potential nightmare a reality when they pass S. 968 into law on January...
  • BREAKING: New Media Alert: RNC passes Resolution Exposing UN Agenda 21

    01/16/2012 10:02:55 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 43 replies · 1+ views
    We The People USA ^ | January 15, 2012 | Shelly Kennedy
    Great news. Some have seen my FB note about the Indiana committeeman verifying that the RNC passed a resolution exposing UN Agenda 21, unanimously. This is true. (See attached). Now Oklahoma also verifies it. See below correspondence from Robert Semands, Govern Edmond Locally spokeperson, and please repost. Let's hold our GOP elected officials at all levels accountable to adhere to this RNC resolution. Are they Republican or not? Time to hold them accountable. By the way - who is OUR NJ RNC Committee person? Let's thank him/her! In other news, the National Federation of Republican Assemblies adopted the following resolutions...
  • Obama Warns Israel Not To Attack Iran

    01/14/2012 7:29:03 PM PST · by Billlknowles · 25 replies
    WeArePolitics.com ^ | 1/14/2012 | Bill Knowles
    Apparently not content by merely insulting Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by suggesting that the Palestinians be given territory as it was before 1967, President Obama and hapless Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have given Israel several private warnings telling them not to take military action against Iran and the 'Madman of Tehran' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. At a time where Obama should be giving unconditional support to our allies in the Middle East, he again chooses to rebuke them and snub his nose at them.
  • Obama's Push for Smaller Government

    01/13/2012 1:01:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Root ^ | January 13, 2012
    On Friday, President Obama asked Congress for greater power to do something. Before you talk about hell freezing over, consider that his request adheres to Republicans' "smaller government" talking point. Seeking to streamline the government, save money and eliminate duplicative services, the president wants to merge six federal departments and agencies into one. But instead of restructuring items usually on the GOP hit list, like education, Medicare and social safety net programs, he wants to consolidate agencies that handle trade and commerce. The organizations in question are the Commerce Department, the Small Business Administration, the Office of the U.S. Trade...
  • Since when do conservatives hate capitalism?

    01/10/2012 11:30:42 AM PST · by americanophile · 183 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 10, 2012 | Bobby Eberle
    What do conservatives stand for? What do conservatives believe in? Those seem like simple questions, and as a conservative, I can tell you exactly what I stand for and believe. The problem comes from what I'm hearing from our GOP presidential candidates who call themselves conservative. In their quest for the Republican nomination, it seems these "conservatives" will embrace any idea in order to attack another candidate. The latest is an assault on capitalism... yes, capitalism! What's next? Supporting higher taxes and bigger government? As noted in a story on CNSNews.com, GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is under attack by...
  • Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government

    01/09/2012 5:16:57 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Geraldo: You Shouldn't Become Parent Unless Licensed By Government By Jack Coleman Created 01/09/2012 - 7:55pm Think your government has more than enough on its hands? Geraldo Rivera wants it to do so much more. On his new WABC radio show Friday, Rivera cited an incident that day involving a Brooklyn mother suspected of killing her 3-year-old daughter, saying this (audio clips after page break) -- I swear to God, you talk about sickos, you talk about sickos. You should need to have a license to have a child. You should be vetted. I think I can't stand these stories....
  • Book: White House Hosted 'Wonderland'-Themed Extravagant Hollywood Halloween Bash

    01/08/2012 5:10:17 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 8, 2011
    The White House is pushing back against claims from a new tell-all book that staff kept an extravagant, Hollywood-created Halloween Party under wraps due to fear it would create imaging problems.
  • Video of Person of Interest in L.A. Arson Spree Released

    01/01/2012 9:07:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    KTLA.com ^ | 1/1/12 | KTLA News
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KTLA) -- Police have released surveillance video of a person of interest believed to be connected to the recent rash of car fires in and around the Hollywood area. LAPD officials said Sunday that they would like to question a suspect described as an older white male with a receding hairline and shoulder-length ponytail. He was caught on tape, wearing a full black outfit, leaving the scene of a car fire Saturday night inside the parking structure at the Hollywood and Highland complex.
  • Could It Be? Hollywood Fires Started By Extreme Occupied Wall Street Protesters ?

    01/01/2012 7:36:52 PM PST · by The_Obama_Gerbil · 21 replies
    What Conservative Hasn't Made This Conclusion? It's just a matter of putting two & two together. Remember the threats to burn down Macys? And the latest protests in Los Angeles? The OWS Protesters have already given us the message whereas if they don't get their way, They Will Retaliate !!! Aren't you surprised this possible link hasn't been mentioned on the news yet? Then again, do you think the MSM will blame the Tea Party for the fires and upcoming acts of burning down cars and homes?
  • Virginia Attorney General Intervenes in GOP Primary Ballot Dispute

    12/31/2011 9:43:16 AM PST · by TBBT · 136 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/31/2011 | Carl Cameron
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is intervening in the Virginia presidential primary dispute and plans to file emergency legislation to address the inability of most Republican presidential candidates to get their name on the ballot, Fox News has learned. Only Mitt Romney and Ron Paul qualified for the Virginia primary, a contest with 49 delegates up for grabs. The failure of other candidates to qualify -- notably Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry -- led to complaints that the 10,000-signature requirement is too stringent. Cuccinelli, who is a Republican, shared the concerns. "Recent events have underscored that our system is deficient,"...
  • NYT: Public Sector Unions Defending Workers Accused of Abuse and Sexual Assault

    03/15/2011 10:01:17 AM PDT · by bkepley · 14 replies · 1+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 14, 2011 | Mark Hemingway
    The New York Times had an eye-opening story about abuses in state-run homes for the elderly and disabled in New York this weekend. In particular, the article highlights how unions are aggressively defending those workers accused of very serious crimes:
  • Report Claims Pa Supremes Senator Sis Faces Indictment

    04/05/2010 9:42:57 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 3 replies · 590+ views
    KDKA is reporting that an indictment will be forthcoming for Pennsylvania State Sen. Jane Orie (R-40), who is that body's majority whip and the sister of state Supreme Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin.
  • Corruption among public officials destroying America

    12/10/2009 5:34:56 AM PST · by usalady · 4 replies · 447+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 10, 2009 | Martha
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent John Gillies warns that corruption is tearing at the fabric of American Society.
  • DNA could clear 'Satanic' triple murder teenagers

    11/04/2007 12:37:28 PM PST · by 49th · 28 replies · 647+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 11/04/07 | Paul Harris
    The horrific crime shocked a nation. Three young boys, cub scouts, were tied up, murdered and their naked bodies dumped in a drainage ditch. As a Deep South community bayed for justice, attention focused on a group of misfit teenagers, heavy metal fans accused of killing the children in a Satanic ritual. The case became a sensation at a time when a 'Satanic panic' over cults was gripping 1990s America. All three were found guilty. Jason Baldwin, then 16, and Jessie Misskelley, 17, got life sentences. Damien Echols, 18, was put on death row, where he remains. Now evidence, including...
  • New Orleans may hire a public watchdog

    10/26/2006 11:25:56 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 16 replies · 323+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Oct. 26, 2006 | BECKY BOHRER
    City leaders are pressing for the hiring of a corruption watchdog to send a message that New Orleans - with its long and colorful reputation for graft and thievery - can be trusted with the billions of dollars in federal aid pouring in to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. ~snip~ At least five of the council's seven members have signed on to the idea, set for a vote Nov. 2. Some have argued that under the current plan, the inspector general would be too weak, because the watchdog would have no subpoena power. Others are debating whether the inspector general should...
  • Bloggers Arrested for Exposing Public Corruption

    11/20/2005 4:53:55 PM PST · by kenn5 · 11 replies · 1,164+ views
    Dr. Elsebeth Baumgartner and Bryan DuBois run a blog called Erie Voices that focuses on local issues in northern Ohio, especially those that are underreported by local newspapers. Many of their posts deal with judicial and governmental corruption in northern Ohio. The bloggers were arrested in July on charges of intimidation, retaliation, and possession of criminal tools (a computer). Their trial began yesterday. The charges originated from a complaint made by retired visiting Judge Richard Markus, who alleges that Baumgartner and DuBois intimidated and threatened him in 2004 prior to a civil trial in which Baumgartner was the defendant, as...
  • Stadium Naples: Rasmussen, Bob Hardy both get probation ["Punishment" for racketeering: Probation]

    01/10/2004 11:34:56 AM PST · by summer · 20 replies · 279+ views
    The Naples Daily News [SW FL] ^ | Jan 10, 2003 | Denise Zoldan
    Bill Rasmussen [founder of ESPN], left, talks with Robert Hardy while the two await sentencing Friday morning at the Sarasota County Judicial Center. In the background is Rasmussen’s defense attorney, Jerry Berry, left, and Hardy’s defense attorney, Ron Hanes, center. Stadium Naples: Rasmussen, Bob Hardy both get probation [for racketeering conspiracy] By DENISE ZOLDAN, dczoldan@naplesnews.com January 10, 2004 Real estate mogul Bob Hardy and Stadium Naples idea man Bill Rasmussen chatted like old friends Friday morning inside the Sarasota County Judicial Center courtroom. Within minutes, both men would begin the final chapter the largest public corruption case in the history...
  • FBI Expanding Investigation into Public Corruption in Washington State

    09/01/2003 4:24:42 PM PDT · by connectthedots · 39 replies · 372+ views
    Tacoma News-Tribune ^ | 8/29/2003 | Tacoma News-Tribune
    FBI checking tips on city JASON HAGEY, STACEY MULICK AND KRIS SHERMAN; The News Tribune The FBI acknowledged Thursday that investigators are looking into possible public corruption in the City of Tacoma as part of a broad investigation that began with the David Brame shootings. Special Agent Mark Ferbrache said agents with the bureau's public corruption squad are following up on an increasing volume of tips and leads flowing into his office as fallout from the Brame case. Some of them didn't lead anywhere; others are still being checked out. He wouldn't talk about specific charges or targets of the...