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Illegal Immigrants Sue Ariz. Rancher Who Caught Them Trespassing

A federal courtroom in Arizona is hosting a trial this month in which 16 illegal immigrants are suing an American rancher for violating their civil rights when he intercepted them on his property along the U.S.-Mexico border.  The illegal immigrants were detained by the Douglas rancher (Roger Barnett) as they…

Court Restores Jailed Gov.’s Public Pension

The famously corrupt Illinois governor who got stripped of his taxpayer-financed pension after fraud and racketeering convictions will collect it after all, thanks to an appellate court’s reversal of a state board decision later upheld by a judge. Sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison after his 2006 convictions, Republican…

Corrupt Judge Releases Felons Early

A Pennsylvania judge who admitted accepting millions of dollars in kickbacks from the developer of a juvenile detention center also operated a secret program that released violent criminals before their sentences were complete.  A fellow Luzerne County judge has disclosed that the magnitude of corruption involving his disgraced colleague is…

Obama Fundraiser To Be Asst. Atty. Gen.

With the crony who orchestrated Clinton’s shameful last-minute pardons confirmed as Attorney General, the president has picked a major campaign fundraiser who defended a convicted al Qaeda terrorist to head one of the Justice Department’s most important divisions.  Barack Obama has tapped northern California attorney Tony West to run the…

Mayor Keeps Stimulus Projects Secret

The scandal-plagued mayor of a major city long targeted by federal investigators for corruption refuses to disclose a list of projects that will be funded with economic stimulus money when Congress approves the plan in the next few weeks. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he has compiled a wish list…

Colorado To Increase Illegal Alien Perks

A Democrat lawmaker has introduced legislation that could make Colorado the next state to offer illegal immigrants discounted tuition at public colleges and universities. State Senator Chris Romer, who represents Denver, sponsored the bill because he believes Colorado’s economic success depends on getting illegal immigrants into college. He also says…

Port Security Relies On Flawed Chinese Scanner

Chinese-made equipment purchased for $2.4 million by the U.S. government to scan dangerous cargo at the nation’s busiest seaport has failed miserably for nearly seven months. It took half a year for authorities to finally admit that American taxpayers got ripped off and national security got put on hold while…

Court Says Illegal Immigrant Search Legal

A federal appeals court has ruled that federal agents did not violate the law when they searched a suspected gang banger who gave them a fake identification card to conceal that he had been deported. The illegal immigrant, Jose Farias-Gonzalez, pleaded guilty to illegally re-entering the country after being deported…

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