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Illegal Immigrants Could Have Cars Seized

Lawmakers in a southern state hit hard by illegal immigration have proposed legislation that allows police to seize cars from illegal immigrants, stirring accusations of racism and xenophobia from so-called Latino leaders. Fed up with the huge toll that illegal immigration has taken statewide, Georgia lawmakers introduced the measure that…

Jail For Contractor Who Bribed Rep. Cunningham

The once-influential defense contractor and prominent Republican campaign contributor who bribed a jailed California congressman with money, prostitutes and other items will go to prison for more than a decade. A San Diego judge actually spared contractor Brent Wilkes, issuing a 12-year jail sentence that is significantly less than what…

Murtha Gets Payback For Earmark Dollars

Defense contractors that annually get millions of U.S. tax dollars in earmarks from a powerful Democrat congressman notorious for pork spending will host a lavish “payback” dinner to thank him for steering government cash their way. As chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee, Pennsylvania Representative John Murtha oversees hundreds of…

Michigan Sued For Denying Illegal Aliens Licenses

A new Michigan law that prohibits issuing driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants is being legally challenged by a national group that claims residents are safer and law enforcement is more effective when all drivers have licenses, regardless of legal status. Denying driver’s licenses to all residents who live and work…

Latin American Communists Back Obama

This week Barack Obama got a second presidential endorsement from a world renowned communist, who assures that the Illinois senator is a spokesman for millions of Central American and Mexican citizens who migrate to the U.S. Nicaraguan leader Daniel Ortega, the head of the Marxist Sandinista Liberation Front, says Obama’s…

Senate Ethics Comm. Finally Blasts Larry Craig

Silent for nearly a year in the case of a disgraced lawmaker who solicited sex in an airport bathroom, the Senate Ethics Committee has finally issued a scathing admonition involving the shameful incident. Missing in action since last year, the bipartisan ethics panel blasted Idaho Senator Larry Craig for his…

Government Secrecy On the Rise

Access to public meetings and records is crucial to government accountability yet many states continue to have open-records exemptions that permit the sort of secrecy the disclosure laws were created to eliminate. In fact, the majority of the nation’s 50 states regularly intercept the public’s access to information and many…

Alaska Mayor Convicted For Stealing Federal Grants

The mayor of Alaska’s second largest city has been convicted for using nearly half a million dollars in government grants intended for low-income youths to cover personal bills, purchase a plasma television set and to pay for a costly family wedding reception. A federal jury found Fairbanks Mayor Jim Hayes…

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