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Rep. Jefferson Gets 13 Years

Referring to a congressman who stashed a $90,000 cash bribe in his freezer as a “cancer on the body politic,” a Virginia federal judge slapped the once-powerful Democrat with a 13-year prison sentence for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes during his lengthy political career.  Disgraced Louisiana Congressman…

Ethics Comm. Clears Another Senator

The Senate Ethics Committee has cleared a Louisiana Democrat who steered a $2 million earmark to a company that had just donated tens of thousands of dollars to her campaign, marking the third time in the last few months that the panel dismisses a serious allegation against a member.  It…

Major U.S. County Passes Illegal Alien Sanctuary Law

A major U.S. county that has long offered illegal immigrants sanctuary and taxpayer-financed services formalized its policy this week by passing a law that prohibits public agencies and employees from asking a person’s immigration status.  With a 5-4 vote, lawmakers in Washington’s King County approved the measure to officially make…

Another Illegal Immigrant Sues U.S. For Rights Violations

In what appears to be a growing trend among those who live in the U.S. illegally, another undocumented alien has sued an American law enforcement agency for violating her constitutional rights by arresting her. Roxana Santos, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, claims in a federal lawsuit that sheriff deputies…

ACORN Sues U.S. For Cutting Funds

The fraud-infested nonprofit whose public funding was recently slashed by Congress amid mounting corruption scandals is suing the U.S. government in an effort to reverse the legislation that cut the flow of federal dollars. A renowned criminal enterprise, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) claims that banning…

Arizona Punishes Zero Illegal Alien Employers

After investing millions of dollars to enforce the nation’s toughest law against businesses that hire illegal immigrants, Arizona has not punished one employer and a chunk the money remains largely unspent by counties throughout the state. When legislators passed the Legal Arizona Workers Act two years ago with great fanfare,…

DOJ Secretly Gags Media

The administration that directed Americans to report “fishy” speech opposing its policies and killed a federal decree banning the use of web technologies to invade privacy has ordered an internet news site to provide detailed information on its readers and keep the request secret. Keeping with its big government motto,…

Homeland Sec. Chief Fears Muslim Backlash

Days after an al Qaeda wannabe Army major went on a murderous rampage at the nation’s largest military base, the Secretary of Homeland Security’s biggest concern appears to be preventing a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States. Janet Napolitano, the Obama official in charge of protecting the country’s…

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