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  • How Local Citizens Can Take Up the Fight Against Public Corruption

    03/17/2017 6:15:09 AM PDT · by milton23 · 3 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3/16/17 | Brandon Muir
    We hear it all the time from politicians: They are finally going to stop the “waste, fraud, and abuse” in government. In states with more corruption, like Pennsylvania, New York, or Illinois, calls to clean up government are frequent as well. The problem is that these promises rarely come to fruition. This week—Sunshine Week—is a perfect time to stop waiting for someone else to fix these problems. Let’s look to citizens, and a push for more open government, to get the job done. As the saying goes, sunlight is the best disinfectant of all.
  • US Attorney Recommends 8 Tears in Prison for Leland Yee (CA Democrat Sen. Trafficking Machine Guns)

    02/18/2016 7:19:37 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies ^ | February 18, 2016 | Chris Eger
    US Attorney recommends 8 years in prison for Leland Yee Known as being "tough on guns," disgraced former California State Sen. Leland Yee may get 8 years in federal prison for his 2015 plea to racketeering charges. Yee, ironically known for his gun control legislation, was arrested in 2014 on a host of charges including plotting to smuggle guns into the country via Islamic terror groups. This left many gun control advocates, who up until that time held the San Francisco-based politician as a champion in the crusade for tougher gun laws, dismayed. Facing potentially the rest of his life...
  • Report: FBI Has Enough Evidence to Prosecute Hillary Clinton for Public Corruption

    01/11/2016 4:23:06 PM PST · by detective · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11, 2016 | John Sexton
    An investigation into possible mishandling of classified information on Hillary Clinton's private email server has expanded to consider whether Clinton's work as Secretary overlapped with her work for the Clinton Foundation run by her family. Fox News' Catherine Herridge published the report, citing unnamed FBI sources, Monday morning. The report indicates the initial security referral looking into whether or not classified information was mishandled has expanded to look at possible public corruption involving the Clinton Foundation.
  • Chicago schools chief resigns amid federal criminal investigation

    06/01/2015 3:26:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Chicago Tribune via MSN ^ | 6/01/15 | Juan Perez Jr.
    CHICAGO — Barbara Byrd-Bennett has resigned as chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract. **SNIP** The investigation centers on a $20.5 million no-bid contract at CPS related to an elite nonprofit education group that has long been at the center of city school reform efforts. Federal corruption investigators have also sought records related to some of Byrd-Bennett's top deputies. Byrd-Bennett, who has not been accused of wrongdoing, acknowledged when she went on leave that her presence could divert attention from the pressing affairs of the district as it tackles labor...
  • Another anti-gun California lawmaker in legal trouble today 

    03/26/2014 9:55:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 01/16/2012 |
    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 ^ | 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, 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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.