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Commerce Pick Has China Cash Ties

Barack Obama’s third pick to head the Commerce Department has questionably close ties to companies that do business with China as well as shady Chinese fundraisers yet he will approve sensitive imports to the country if he gets confirmed this month.  A Washington D.C. newspaper reports that Commerce Secretary nominee…

Mayor Blames Feds For Illegal Immigrant Cop Shooting

The mayor of an illegal immigrant sanctuary city has chastised the federal government for missing multiple opportunities to deport a previously convicted El Salvadoran who recently shot a police officer.  The irony is that the angry mayor presides over a major Texas city (Houston) that has long offered illegal aliens…

Fake IDs Used To Get U.S. Passports

Nearly eight years after the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, phony documents and fake identities were repeatedly used to fool the State Department into issuing American passports.  The embarrassing security lapse is documented in a Congressional investigative report that details how the government failed a crucial post September 11…

Senator Guilty Of 137 Corruption Charges

One of the most powerful figures in Pennsylvania politics has been convicted of so many corruption counts that the federal jury forewoman had to break twice for water to complete today’s marathon verdict announcement. State Senator Vincent Fumo, a 30-year veteran and longtime ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee,…

Nevada’s $630 Million Illegal Immigrant Burden

One of the states hardest hit by the nation’s dire financial crisis annually spends hundreds of millions of dollars to educate, incarcerate and medically treat its rapidly growing illegal immigrant population.  Each year taxpayers in Nevada, the country’s fastest growing state, spend a whopping $630 million to provide illegal aliens…

FBI Blows Off Public Records Laws

Utilizing an outdated and deliberately limited search process, the Federal Bureau of Investigation fails to comply with two thirds of public records requests, far more than any other government agency. Even scarier is that the FBI, responsible for protecting the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats, uses the…

Jail Bound Judge May Lose Pension

A veteran Pennsylvania Superior Court judge convicted of eight felonies has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison and now risks losing his lucrative public pension.  After a five-week trial that ended in mid November, the disgraced jurist (Michael Joyce) was convicted by a jury of mail fraud and…

Obama Hires More Lobbyists

Proclaiming it’s in the public’s interest, President Barack Obama has again violated his own lobbyist ban by issuing “ethics waivers” to bring two more aboard including a high-ranking La Raza official. Repeatedly blowing off his campaign promise to ban lobbyists from his administration, the president has actually stacked his coveted…

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