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Corruption Doesn’t Hurt Legislators’ Support

Two prominent lawmakers representing opposite sides of the country pulled out reelection victories this week despite their involvement in major corruption scandals that received worldwide attention. The first shocker was Alaska Republican Senator Ted Stevens because he has actually been convicted of seven felonies. Just a few weeks ago a…

Corrupt Senator Denies Conviction

Seeking reelection today, the veteran Alaska senator recently found guilty by a jury of multiple felony corruption charges insists that he has not been convicted of anything. Ted Stevens, the longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate, actually looked into a camera during a recent debate with his Democratic opponent…

Illegal Immigrant Population Skyrockets In Georgia

A state with an illegal immigrant population that more than doubled in the last eight years has taken major legislative measures to curb the crisis, which annually costs its legal residents close to $2 billion. The rapid increase in Georgia’s illegal alien population has pushed state lawmakers to aggressively tackle…

Mayor Admits Taking Bribes Over Decades

The longtime mayor of a northwest Chicago suburb charged with federal corruption for taking bribes throughout nearly half of his decades-long tenure has finally admitted guilt. The veteran politician, who served as Niles mayor for nearly 50 years, had firmly maintained his innocence since being arrested a few years ago…

Atty. Gen.’s Personal Travel $155,800

The federal government’s chief law enforcement officer, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, has charged U.S. taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars in less than a year to take personal trips on government jets. Although most government officials, including the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), are forbidden from taking…

41 Charged In Mexican Drug Operation

A Texas deputy sheriff caught with nearly $1 million in cash stashed in his pickup is among dozens indicted for operating a violent Mexican drug cartel that brought in hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and marijuana into the U.S. The multi million-dollar narcotics ring took advantage of a porous U.S.-Mexico…

Free Dialysis For Illegal Immigrants

Federal law forces states to give illegal immigrants emergency medical care, but a few go beyond the mandate by also offering free chronic treatment at a cost of tens of millions of dollars to U.S. taxpayers. Among them is California, which spent $51 million last year to provide more than…

Chicago Zoning Scandal Hits U.S. Congress

A federal investigation of Illinois politicians that have received millions in campaign donations from wealthy developers seeking lucrative deals in Chicago has led to the probe of an eight-term Democrat congressman up for reelection next week. Authorities began investigating when a major newspaper published a multiple-part series (“Neighborhoods for

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