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  • Pa. Congressman Fattah indicted on corruption charges from 2007 mayor’s race

    07/29/2015 9:16:01 AM PDT · by perfect_rovian_storm · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/29/15 | By Paul Kane and Mike DeBonis
    Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), a onetime rising star who came to Congress 20 years ago as a next-generation reformer, was charged Wednesday with racketeering related to an off-books $1 million loan to his unsuccessful campaign for Philadelphia mayor in 2007. The Justice Department charged Fattah, a senior member of the powerful Appropriations Committee, and four supporters with 29 counts that included bribery, bank fraud and other corruption charges. “The public expects their elected officials to act with honesty and integrity,” said U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. “By misusing campaign funds, misappropriating government funds, accepting...
  • Live Thread: Obama Press Conference on Porkulus 8 P.M. EST 2/09/09

    02/09/2009 4:54:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,545 replies · 62,774+ views
    Monday, February 9, 2009 | Kristinn
    BYO popcorn, beer and barf bags.
  • Chasm dividing Americans over birth certificate widens

    11/28/2008 9:00:33 PM PST · by ckilmer · 283 replies · 7,178+ views
    WND ^ | November 28, 2008
    The chasm between those who want President-elect Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to verify his eligibility to hold the nation's highest office and those who simply support the Democrat is widening. "The Constitution means what we today decide it means," opined one participant on a new WND forum that offers readers an opportunity to express their opinion on the birth certificate dispute.
  • Al Sharpton: Black Voters Should Punish GOP

    07/26/2007 4:25:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies · 1,498+ views
    NewsMax ^ | July 26, 2007
    Civil rights leader Al Sharpton said Thursday black voters should punish Republicans who fail to show for presidential candidates' forums hosted by the National Urban League and the NAACP. "We can only assume you weren't courting us," Sharpton said. "Republicans have to lay out their policies and court the African-American vote. We need to have our interests debated in the market place." Sharpton noted there won't be another NAACP or Urban League conference before the presidential primaries. "When I was in high school, I may not have gone to the prom with the girl I wanted, but with the girl...
  • 96-Year-Old Gangster Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges

    03/01/2007 1:38:45 AM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 6 replies · 482+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2007 | AP
    96-Year-Old Gangster Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy Charges Wednesday, February 28, 2007 FORT LAUDERDALE — A 96-year-old gangster who oversaw robberies, money laundering, bank fraud and other crimes for one of the United States' largest Mafia families pleaded guilty Wednesday, but because of his age will likely be sentenced to house arrest. Albert "The Old Man" Facchiano pleaded guilty to a Florida charge of racketeering conspiracy and a New York charge of conspiracy to tamper with a witness. From 1994 to 2006, Facchiano supervised associates of the Genovese crime family who committed robberies, money laundering, bank fraud and possessed stolen property,...
  • CAPTION THIS PIC! [Jesse Jihad Fauxto Op]

    08/29/2006 4:14:48 PM PDT · by Alouette · 54 replies · 2,238+ views
    ASSociated Press ^ | Aug. 29, 2006 | AP
    Veteran U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson, right, walks past an anti-U.S. banner placed among the rubble of a building that was destroyed following Israeli bombardment during the 34-day long Hezbollah-Israel war, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006. Jackson, who said Tuesday that an Israeli soldier seized by Palestinian militants and two others held captive by Hezbollah are alive, also said Syria, a main backer of both Hamas and Hezbollah, wanted to be involved in a prisoner swap that included the three Israelis and Syrian nationals detained by Israel in the Golan Heights....

    08/09/2006 2:51:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 66 replies · 1,703+ views
    Diana Irey for Congress website ^ | 8-9-06 | Diana Irey statement
    IREY TO MURTHA: MUST YOU DEMAND AN ISRAELI SURRENDER, TOO? Wednesday, August 09, 2006 (MONONGAHELA, August 9) -- Washington County Commissioner and Pennsylvania 12th district Republican Congressional nominee Diana Irey -- continuing her focus on Jack Murtha's stated desire for Israel to lay down its arms and stop defending itself against attacks from Marine-murdering Hezbollah terrorists in southern Lebanon -- today released the following statement: "One week ago, Jack Murtha said he wanted an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah. He has said nothing since then to indicate he has rethought his position. "So I have a question for him...
  • Court to hear abortion protest appeal

    04/22/2002 9:52:20 AM PDT · by ppaul · 27 replies · 441+ views
    MSNBC NewsAlert/AP ^ | 4/22/02 | staff
    Justices to rule on use of anti-racketeering law in protests WASHINGTON, April 22 — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to use a long-running lawsuit over violence and harassment outside abortion clinics to clarify how an anti-racketeering law applies to all manner of demonstrations and civil disobedience. The court also agreed to use a Tennessee killer’s death sentence to look at the fairness and appeal procedures of capital punishment cases. THE COURT said it will consider appeals from Operation Rescue, anti-abortion leader Joseph Scheidler and others who were ordered to pay damages to abortion clinics and barred from interfering with their...