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Gov. Knowingly Violated Public Records Law

Court appointed investigators have determined that Missouri Governor Matt Blunt and his staff “knowingly and purposely” violated the state’s public records law when they denied several news outlets access to electronic mail. A Cole County Circuit Court Judge appointed the investigators—one Democrat and one Republican—to probe the violations after

Bailout Advocates Got Big Bucks From Automakers

The auto industry spent tens of millions of dollars lobbying Congress this year and, not surprisingly, a big chunk of the money went to the Michigan legislators who are pushing hardest for a government bailout of the ailing companies.   A major news agency is reporting this week that Michigan…

La Raza Politician’s Son Charged In Gang Murder

The son of a renowned Chicano rights politician who chaired Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and authored legislation to reduce gang violence has been charged in a gang-related murder.  A felony complaint says that California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez’s teenage son and three fellow gang bangers beat and fatally stabbed a…

N.Y. Gov. Blasts Judicial Candidate List

Indicating that he’s more concerned with race and sex than merit, New York’s governor expressed outrage that the state’s judicial commission didn’t include enough minority or women candidates to nominate as chief judge.  As per New York’s Constitution, the governor must select a chief judge for the state’s High Court…

Ariz. County Supervisor Indicted

A veteran member of a major U.S. county’s Board of Supervisors has been charged with multiple felonies for concealing crucial business assets, associates and land dealings that conflict with his work as an elected official. The longtime supervisor (Republican Don Stapley) in Arizona’s Maricopa County, the state’s largest, schemed to…

Murders Force Sanctuary Policy Challenge

Illegal immigrants with criminal histories had to commit four murders—including a high school honor student and an elderly woman—for officials in a Maryland county to finally admit there’s a serious problem with their sanctuary policy. All of the murderers had been previously arrested and released by police in cities that…

Clinton Atty. Gen. Says Pardons Not Vetted

Clinton Attorney General Janet Reno is defending Eric Holder’s push to pardon a fugitive financier and a pair of terrorists, claiming the White House was bombarded with last-minute requests and there was no time to properly investigate them all.  For the first time since the Clinton pardon scandal resurfaced, his…

Subprime Queen Leads Obama Inauguration Team

Barack Obama has repeatedly chastised failing banks for using subprime loans to victimize borrowers yet his newly crowned inauguration co-chair operated a bank that went under for doing it. Obama’s prized campaign finance head turned inauguration co-chair, Chicago millionaire Penny Pritzker, was chairwoman of the board of a financial institution…

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