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Million$ To Help Cross Border Species Mate

In the midst of the nation’s dire financial crisis the U.S. government has allocated tens of millions of dollars to placate liberals who claim a fence along the southern border negatively impacts the environment, especially wildlife that cross the border into Mexico to mate. The taxpayer dollars (about $50 million)…

No Pardon For Border Patrol Agents

George W. Bush waited till his last day in office to finally commute the sentences of two Border Patrol agents imprisoned for shooting an illegal immigrant drug smuggler, but he still didn’t grant a full pardon. Announced by the Justice Department this week, Bush’s executive grant of clemency means the…

Senators Miss Crucial Confirmation Hearing

Only half of the members in the U.S. Senate committee that screens among the most important presidential cabinet nominees—Secretary of Homeland Security—bothered to show up for confirmation hearings this week and only two Republicans participated.  Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee senators evidently had more important things to do than…

Fla. Univ. Pays Terrorist Thousands, Bans Protestors

A major public university paid a renowned domestic terrorist—who proudly admits planting bombs in several U.S. government buildings—thousands of dollars to speak on campus this week and administrators violated academia’s sacred free-speech policy by forbidding protestors.  Claiming that Vietnam-era radical William Ayers, once a fugitive from U.S. justice, is

Lawmaker Charged With Third DUI

A Wisconsin lawmaker assigned this year to chair a powerful state committee has been charged with his third drunken driving offense as well drug possession. Independent Representative Jeffrey Wood, a former Republican, got busted by a state trooper who caught the intoxicated legislator urinating next to his crashed car on…

Geithner Kept Reimbursements For Taxes He Didn’t Pay

Barack Obama’s Treasury Secretary-designate not only cheated the U.S. government out of thousands of dollars in taxes, he actually pocketed money that his employer gave him as reimbursement for the taxes he never paid. A national news magazine reports that Timothy Geithner’s problems are much more serious than previously reported.…

Bush’s Last-Minute Secrecy Push

As the notoriously secretive Bush Administration prepares to leave, several federal agencies have created last-minute rules to further restrict the public’s access to government records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A recent report published by a pair of journalism organizations identified several measures that the outgoing administration is…

U.S. Marshals Chauffer Sportscasters In Govt. Cars

In a rather bizarre case of public corruption, a U.S. government lawyer who worked part-time as a sports statistician regularly enlisted federal officers to ferry him and television sportscasters to events in government vehicles.  The strange tale is laid out in a lengthy Justice Department Inspector General report that tells…

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