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Border Enforcement Works

Six months after the president sent the National Guard to secure the porous U.S.-Mexico border, Homeland Security officials are reporting a sharp decrease in illegal crossings even though immigrant advocates skeptically question the statistics. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials say that National Guard assistance has helped reduce the arrests…

Serious Campaign Violations On the Rise

Campaign law violations were rampant in 2006 and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) more than doubled civil penalties against political committees and candidates, including New York Senator Hillary Clinton for concealing thousands of dollars in contributions. The FEC imposed $6.2 million in fines this year and many of them were…

U.S. Government Cover Up Exposed

After a three-decade cover-up, the State Department is finally admitting that an Arab terrorist leader long promoted by the United States as a peacekeeper, did in fact order the brutal murders of two American diplomats. In a recently declassified document the State Department admits it knew that the late Yasser…

FBI Loses More Files

The federal agency that has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to modernize its archaic paper-based data system has lost nearly one fourth of its files relating to important classified information leaks. The Federal Bureau of Investigation claims to protect and defend the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats…

Criminal Senator To Help Fellow Convicts

A Florida legislator who could not vote in last month’s elections because he is a convicted felon, has introduced a bill that will automatically restore voting rights to his fellow convicts in the sunshine state. Criminals in Florida don’t automatically get their voting rights restored after completion of a sentence.…

Obama Close With Indicted Fundraiser

For the second time in two months Illinois Senator Barack Obama, who plans to run for president in 2008, is defending his strong and unethical ties to a shady political fundraiser indicted for taking hefty kickbacks on government deals. Last month the popular Democratic lawmaker, who has toured the country…

Bench Opposition To Judiciary Watchdog

If the senior judges that govern the nation’s federal court system have their way, Congress will reject a law that would create transparency and enhance ethics in the country’s judicial system. The proposed bill, Judicial Transparency and Ethics Enhancement Act of 2006, offers to create an inspector general for the…

Indian Tribes Must Disclose Political Money

As federally protected sovereign nations, Indian tribes are accustomed to ignoring campaign finance disclosure laws but a state Supreme Court has ended the immunity by ordering tribes to reveal the millions of dollars they annually donate to political campaigns. The 4-3 California Supreme Court ruling will affect the Golden State’s…

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