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  • IRS Hires $1,000-An-Hour Lawyers And It Might Have Violated Federal Law

    05/28/2015 10:39:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/29/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is paying a Washington law firm $1,000 an hour in taxpayer money to perform a corporate audit, despite its claim of being severely underfunded.The IRS’ $2.2 million contract with big-money firm Quinn Emanuel has sparked a Senate Finance Committee investigation, with the committee’s chairman saying that the IRS “appears to violate federal law.”Senate Finance Committee chairman Sen. Orrin Hatch wrote a letter this month to IRS commissioner John Koskinen stating his concerns relating to the contact, which pays Quinn Emanuel $1,000 an hour to perform an audit of Microsoft.Hatch said that the contract appears to...
  • House Intel Chair Mike Rogers: Obama ´Violated the Law´ with Bergdahl Deal

    06/01/2014 10:35:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/14 | staff
    On Sunday’s “State of the Union” on CNN, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) explained to moderator Candy Crowley why the Obama administration’s deal to secure American prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl’s release for five Guantanamo detainees was a bad deal and broke law. According to Rogers, this sends the wrong message to terrorists around the world. “[W]e have other means to use, and remember, they came to Congress about a year ago and we're thinking about doing these negotiations. And by the way, they didn't get a very warm reception from either party in the national security...
  • Obama’s HUD Violated ACORN Funding Ban

    08/30/2011 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/30/11 | Tom Fitton
    Time after time, we have found that this administration cares not one whit about following basic laws. What does it mean for Congress to pass and the president to sign a law banning a corrupt organization and its affiliates from receiving federal funds? Apparently the Obama administration could care less. As you will recall, the Obama Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded a grant of $79,819 to ACORN spin-off Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), despite the fact that Barack Obama signed the ACORN funding ban in October 2009. (And despite the fact that the organization was nailed...
  • CA: State violated law in passing greenhouse gas plan (enacted rules w/o complete CEQA review)

    02/03/2011 5:42:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies ^ | 2/3/11 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Sacramento -- The California Air Resources Board violated state environmental law in 2008 when it adopted a comprehensive plan to reduce greenhouse gases and again last year when it passed cap-and-trade regulations, a San Francisco Superior Court judge has ruled in a tentative decision. If the decision is made final, California would be barred from implementing its ambitious plan to combat global warming until it complies with portions of the California Environmental Quality Act, though it's not yet clear what the air board would have to do to be in compliance. The state's plan, which implements AB32, the Global Warming...
  • Iran: Foreign planes violated airspace

    11/17/2010 2:29:04 AM PST · by jhpigott · 44 replies · 12+ views
    In first claim of invasion, military drill spokesman says planes were intercepted by Iranian jets Associated Press Published: 11.17.10, 11:32 / Israel News Iran says that unidentified foreign planes violated its air space six times as the country kicked off an air defense drill, but that they were intercepted and forced back by Iranian jets. The remarks by Gen. Hamid Arjangi, a spokesman for the exercise, are the first Iranian claim of an intrusion. His comments were carried Wednesday by the semi-official Fars news agency. Arjangi says Iran's radar stations and observation posts reported six cases of foreign planes entering...
  • Daytona leader faces absentee ballot probe (No mention of party affiliation?)

    09/27/2010 9:35:43 AM PDT · by subterfuge · 18 replies
    Daytona Beach News-Journal ^ | September 25, 2010 | Lyda Longa
    A city commissioner who won re-election last month by a wide margin is at the center of a criminal investigation after nearly 80 absentee ballots were requested from a computer belonging to him, Volusia County's elections supervisor said Friday...on Aug. 6 and 7 and they came from two e-mail addresses and one computer, McFall said. The computer has been traced to Daytona Beach City Commissioner Derrick Henry, who handily won his Zone 5 city contest during the Aug. 24 primary election by 65 percent, McFall said. Snip... Thursday morning, several search warrants were executed in the investigation... The 41-year-old Henry,...
  • (Spike) Lee Screens New Katrina Film In New Orleans

    08/18/2010 11:41:40 AM PDT · by Abathar · 48 replies
    AP/ ^ | 08/18/2010 | Mary Foster
    NEW ORLEANS -- Five years after he documented the horrors of Hurricane Katrina, Spike Lee returned to New Orleans with his new movie showing the city's agonizing efforts to return to normal. The premiere Tuesday included hours one and four of the HBO documentary, "If God Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise." "The first hour was very, very emotional," said Sharon Starks, 53, who said she had a purse full of tissues after seeing the first Lee film on the hurricane. "But the second hour I was just angry. It was about the BP oil spill and I just felt...
  • Lawmakers Question whether Obama violated law by backing pro-abortion Kenyan constitution

    07/09/2010 6:51:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/9/10 | Amanda Carey
    Republican Reps. Darrell Issa of California, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Chris Smith of New Jersey are calling for a probe to investigate whether Obama administration officials are violating federal law by using taxpayer money to lobby for a new constitution in Kenya that supports and legalizes abortion. “The U.S. is spending taxpayer money on Kenya’s constitutional referendum,” Issa told The Daily Caller. “The underlying concern is that U.S. funds and efforts are being used to interfere in Kenya’s internal debate over abortion, which is part of the debate over the new constitution. There is evidence that U.S. funds are...
  • Goodell: Roethlisberger violated conduct policy (key issue is a "pattern of behavior")

    04/19/2010 1:22:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 50 replies · 845+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/19/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has violated the league's personal-conduct policy. Goodell said on the Dan Patrick radio show Monday there has been a "violation" and the key issue is a "pattern of behavior." Last week, prosecutors in Georgia declined to charge Roethlisberger after a college student accused him of sexual assault in March. The NFL is expected to discipline Roethlisberger, although it says there is no timetable for such a decision.
  • Judge says Va. violated absentee voters' rights

    10/16/2009 4:09:10 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies · 2,371+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/09 | Zinie Chen Sampson - ap
    RICHMOND, Va. – A federal judge has ruled that Virginia violated the voting rights of military service members and other Americans overseas when officials failed to mail more than 2,100 absentee ballots in time for last year's presidential election. U.S. District Judge Richard Williams also ordered Friday that the Virginia Board of Elections count and certify the absentee ballots. The ballots from military service members and others living outside the state were the focus of a lawsuit filed by Republican candidate John McCain's campaign, which alleged that they weren't mailed in time for overseas voters to return them before the...
  • US 'Violated Venezuela Airspace'

    05/19/2008 7:52:47 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 238+ views
    BBC ^ | 5-20-2008
    US 'violated Venezuela airspace'The US airplane is part of a counter-narcotics taskforce in the Caribbean The US ambassador in Venezuela's capital, Caracas, has been summoned to explain Saturday's event. US officials admitted a naval plane on a counter-narcotics mission had "navigational problems" that led it to briefly enter Venezuelan airspace. Tension has been rising in the region with both the US and Colombia accusing Caracas of financing Colombian rebels. 'Series of provocations' Venezuelan Defence Minister Gustavo Rangel said the US jet had been tracked by his country's air defences over the Venezuelan-owned island of La Orchila on Saturday. Mr Rangel...
  • CA: State GOP official may have violated visa law (Canadian, hired as FT deputy political director)

    02/23/2008 12:38:16 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 89+ views ^ | 2/23/08 | Carla Marinucci and Lance Williams
    A Canadian hired by the California Republican Party to do political work on a coveted H-1B visa appears to be in violation of immigration law because he is also earning money from another employer, federal officials said this week. Christopher Matthews, a Canadian citizen, was hired in 2007 as full-time deputy political director, with responsibility for handling campaign operations and information technology for the country's largest state Republican Party operation, U.S. Department of Labor records show. He currently works for the state GOP as a political coordinator, said Hector Barajas, spokesman for the California Republican Party. The state Republican Party...
  • Prosecuter: O.J. Simpson Violated Terms Of Bail

    01/11/2008 3:53:04 PM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 148+ views ^ | 1-11-2008
    Prosecutor: O.J. Simpson violated terms of Bail LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) -- O.J. Simpson was taken into custody in Florida on allegations that he violated terms of his bail by trying to talk a co-defendant out of cooperating in a Las Vegas armed robbery case, court documents say. O.J. Simpson faces trial on 12 counts, including robbery and conspiracy. Simpson, 60, is to go before a Nevada judge on Wednesday at the request of Clark County District Attorney David Roger. The prosecutor filed a motion Friday to revoke Simpson's $125,000 bail. Court documents obtained by CNN say Simpson allegedly tried...
  • Rep. McDermott Violated Ethics Rules

    12/12/2006 12:03:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies · 2,249+ views
    NewsMax ^ | December 12, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., violated ethics standards by giving reporters access to an illegally taped telephone call involving Republican leaders a decade ago, the House ethics committee said Monday. McDermott, who at the time was the panel's senior Democrat, failed to meet his obligations as a committee leader, said a report released two days after Congress adjourned for the year. The panel took no action other than the report. "Rep. McDermott's secretive disclosures to the news media . . . risked undermining the ethics process regarding" former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the committee said. It said McDermott's actions "were not...
  • CA: Appeals court says governor's committee violated disclosure law

    03/30/2006 6:30:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 290+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/30/06 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    A state appeals court says a campaign committee controlled by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger broke state law by not promptly reporting millions of dollars in expenditures promoting four measures on last November's special election ballot. The 3rd District Court of Appeal, in a decision issued Wednesday, said Schwarzenegger's California Recovery Team should have reported the expenditures within 24 hours after they were made during the 90 days leading up to the Nov. 8 election but failed to do so. "CRT ignores that the (Political Reform Act) requires reporting of independent expenditures on a 24-hour basis during an election cycle," a three...
  • CA: Pension report finds laws were violated (San Diego Pension Crisis)

    01/21/2006 7:17:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 436+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/21/06 | Jennifer Vigil
    Pension system administrators and board members engaged in a cozy relationship with San Diego city officials that paved the way for agreements to underfund the retirement system, moves that contributed to a deficit of at least $1.4 billion. The deals, in 1996 and 2002, violated state and federal laws as well as the state constitution's ban on "political interference" with a pension fund's administration and funding, independent investigators concluded in a report released yesterday by the city's retirement board. Pension officials had a duty to safeguard retiree benefits and investments, but their decisions, which allowed the city to withhold funds...
  • Credentials of Virginia Journalists Pulled (military says they violated ground rules)

    12/19/2005 4:58:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies · 1,083+ views
    Daily Sentinal ^ | 12/16/05
    Credentials of Va. Journalists Pulled NORFOLK, Va. — The military this week revoked the press credentials of a Norfolk newspaper writer and photographer who were reporting from Kuwait, saying they had violated ground rules by photographing battle-damaged military vehicles. Denis Finley, editor of The Virginian-Pilot, wrote a letter Friday protesting the Army's confiscation of the badges that allowed reporter Lou Hansen and photographer Hyunsoo Leo Kim to interview and photograph service members. "Yes, they signed an agreement, but the Navy brought them to the site and allowed them to take pictures," Finley said in an article the paper published Friday....
  • Latest Roseland flap: Yard signs Residents get warnings, tickets; claim free speech rights violated

    08/05/2005 10:58:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 18 replies · 1,681+ views ^ | July 27, 2005 | DUSTIN GROVE
    ROSELAND -- Battles over zoning and permits appear to be a common problem lately in the small town of Roseland. But residents now have a complaint that's not just about small town ordinances. It's about the nation's Constitution and its First Amendment, freedom of speech. This week, some residents have pitched signs in their yards, urging the two married members of the three-person Town Council, David and Dorothy Snyder, to resign. In return, residents have received warnings or tickets from the town, telling them they are breaking the law. "We don't have freedom of speech. We can't say what we...
  • Prosecutor: Sizemore Violated Probation

    06/22/2005 7:53:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 582+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/22/05 | AP - Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES - A prosecutor told a judge Wednesday that actor Tom Sizemore violated his probation by trying to falsify a urine test for drugs. Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney said Sizemore, 43, also failed to report to his probation officer, did not advise authorities of his new address and missed drug rehab counseling sessions. Outside court, Sizemore denied the allegations. "I have been clean and sober and they are pandering to the city attorney," said the actor, who has appeared in such films as "Black Hawk Down" and "Saving Private Ryan." If a judge determines he violated probation, Sizemore...
  • (San Jose) Councilman appears to have violated ethics laws

    06/23/2004 11:29:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 146+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 6/23/04 | Op/Ed
    These pages have spent the past few months arguing that San Jose's ethics laws are lax. We've contended that they create a culture of permissiveness at City Hall. Today, a Mercury News editorial page investigation reveals that council member Terry Gregory appears to have violated numerous state and local ethics laws, possibly including soliciting a bribe. And if he hasn't violated the letter of the law, he has made a mockery of the spirit of ethics regulations. This is the story: In the Fall of 2003, the city of San Jose threw in the towel in its efforts to take...