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Group Tries To Stop Police In Border Cities

A civil rights organization founded by a renowned Mexican labor activist is pressuring local police departments in Texas cites that border Mexico to avoid immigration enforcement after illegal aliens complained that officers were targeting them. Representatives from the politically connected La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), founded by farm union…

Top Congressional Aide Guilty In Lobbying Scandal

Another top congressional aide has pleaded guilty in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, marking the 13th conviction of a lawmaker, congressional staff member or Bush Administration official associated with the jailed lobbyist. John Albaugh, a longtime senior staff member to Oklahoma Representative Ernest Istook, pleaded guilty this week to federal…

Gov. Corzine’s Secret E-Mails To Be Disclosed

The governor who has withheld hundreds of pages of electronic mail exchanged with a state union leader who was his girlfriend must release them because they discussed contract negotiations and are therefore public record. For more than a year New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has refused to disclose the files…

Louisiana Judges Guilty Of Taking Bribes

Two Louisiana judges have been convicted by a jury for taking bribes to reduce bonds, recall arrest warrants and remove probation holds on defendants. The judges presided over Caddo Parish District courts in Shreveport, and one of them, Michael Walker, actually oversaw the district’s drug section. The disgraced judge took…

State Bar Tries Halting Immigration Law

The Arizona Bar Association is trying to stop a county prosecutor from enforcing an illegal immigration law overwhelmingly approved by voters with an intrusive “ethical misconduct” investigation of the entire office. The group that claims to enhance the legal profession by promoting competency and ethics began investigating Maricopa County Attorney…

Maxine Waters Wants To Socialize Oil Companies

A California lawmaker who got a communist dictator to harbor a cop-murdering Black Panther fugitive and accused the CIA of selling crack cocaine in black neighborhoods has become the laughing stock of Congress for threatening to nationalize the oil industry. California’s most influential black lawmaker, Democrat Representative Maxine Waters, made…

Another Immigration Law Ruled Unconstitutional

A Clinton-appointed judge has ruled that a Dallas suburb’s ban on apartment rentals to illegal immigrants—passed by city lawmakers and later endorsed by voters—is unconstitutional because only the federal government can regulate immigration. U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay said that city leaders in Farmers Branch violated the supremacy clause…

Influence Peddling, Not Bribery Says Rep. Jefferson

A federal judge has rejected yet another desperate defense measure proposed by a disgraced Louisiana congressman who made worldwide headlines for stashing a cash bribe in his freezer. Indicted for accepting more than $500,000 in bribes—including a $100,000 bribe caught on FBI surveillance video—and demanding millions more, nine-term Democrat William…

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