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Spitzer Resigns, Says He’ll Always Feel Remorse

Amid impeachment threats, disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer finally resigned today saying that he cannot allow his private failings to disrupt the people’s work. The popular first-term Democratic governor spent thousands of dollars on high-end prostitutes and drew suspicions with unusual financial transactions to shell companies that served as…

House Creates Much Needed Ethics Panel

Finally recognizing that the public doesn’t trust them amid a string of congressional scandals and misconduct, members of the House of Representatives voted to create an independent panel to investigate ethics complaints. The six-member, bipartisan Office of Congressional Ethics will consist of non lawmakers with exceptional public standing, possibly

Illegal Immigrants Cause Public School Crisis

While cities across the nation pass ordinances to seek relief from the devastating toll of illegal immigration, the nation’s public school districts will continue suffering from the influx thanks to a federal law that says they must provide a free education to all children regardless of immigration status. There are…

Penn. Officials Won’t Part With Tainted Cash

Dozens of elected officials who received more than $1 million from a recently indicted mob-linked casino owner refuse to part with the money even though they got most of it right before voting on gambling issues that benefited the generous donor. The bipartisan group of federal, state and local politicians…

N.Y. Gov. Spitzer Involved In Prostitution Ring

The governor who recently tried to give half a million illegal immigrants in his state driver’s licenses is resigning after getting caught on a federal wiretap arranging to meet with a prostitute from a high-end business recently busted by federal authorities. A former state attorney general and rising star in…

Detroit Mayor Gets Friend Millions In Contracts

The big city mayor who charged taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in personal expenses and committed perjury to hide an extramarital affair with his chief of staff is in more trouble for giving his longtime friend millions of dollars in public contracts. Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gave companies owned…

States Tackle Immigration Because Feds Won’t

Frustrated over the federal government’s continued lack of immigration enforcement, state lawmakers around the country have already proposed more than 350 immigration-related bills in the first two months of 2008. The proposed legislation would crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants, deny illegal aliens public benefits and driver’s licenses,…

N.C. Congressman Axed By Ethics Comm.

A veteran North Carolina legislator has been kicked out of office by a special state House Ethics Committee and, if the full House concurs, he could become the first state lawmaker expelled in 128 years. The Ethics Committee recommended expulsion of eight-term Democrat Thomas Wright this week after determining that…

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