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Serious Backslide In National Security

Nearly seven years after the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, national security is unbelievably lax and the evidence lies in crucial areas such as weak border controls and the risk of chemical bombs. The alarming assessment was made this week by none other than Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff,…

More Desperate Tactics From Rep. Jefferson

A federal judge has rejected yet another desperate defense argument from a corrupt lawmaker who claims that his multiple-count bribery indictment unconstitutionally infringed on his privileges as a congressman. Louisiana Democrat William Jefferson, appropriately nicknamed “Dollar Bill” for stashing a $90,000 cash bribe in his freezer, has turned to

U.S. Taxpayers Fund Immigrant Assimilation Program

The United States government has launched a massive assimilation campaign for immigrants—legal and illegal—that offers all “newcomers” a variety of free programs financed by American taxpayers. Initiated in 2006 by the Bush Administration, the costly federal immigrant assimilation program continues to expand, offering free English classes and a new

Americans Kidnapped In Mexican Border Towns

Violent Mexican kidnapping operations that federal agents say are similar to terrorist cells are targeting a growing number of United States citizens visiting towns popular among residents of border states such as California. The sophisticated cells are well-financed and organized, with a boss and clear divisions of labor. Usually one…

N.C. Treasurer Withholds Public Pension Info

Details of state employee retirement benefits are supposed to be publicly available yet the official who handles the massive accounts in North Carolina has ignored repeated requests for the information, citing a new law that forbids him from disclosing it. North Carolina’s treasurer (Richard Moore) manages the state’s $75 billion…

Public Funds Pay For State Official’s Lavish Life

A high-ranking Delaware state employee who is also the son of a prominent Republican state legislator has pleaded guilty to three felonies for his role in a major corruption sting that cheated taxpayers out of more than $1 million. Anthony Lofink used his position as an official with Delaware’s Department…

Judge Says Police Had Right To Arrest Day Laborers

Rejecting the argument that a group of day laborers were racially profiled and that local police exceeded its authority making immigration arrests, a federal judge has refused to block the deportation of nine illegal immigrants arrested in Connecticut last year. The men were nabbed during an undercover operation in which…

Penn. Lawmaker Guilty Of Felonies

A veteran Pennsylvania legislator who initially denied creating fake taxpayer-funded jobs for two relatives has admitted that he did in fact commit the felonies, which also violate the portion of the state Ethics Act that forbids hiring family members. The longtime Democratic state representative from western Pennsylvania, Frank LaGrotta, pleaded…

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