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Law Forbidding Hire Of Illegal Aliens “Unconstitutional”

An Alabama county’s policy requiring vendors to pledge in writing that they do not knowingly employ illegal immigrants is being legally challenged for being unconstitutional and a judge could decide the law’s fate next week. Located in the heart of the Tennessee Valley and sandwiched between Mississippi and Georgia, Alabama’s…

Homeland Security Dept. Hires Fired State Official

A Minnesota emergency manager fired for bilking taxpayers out of thousands of dollars and taking an unauthorized, taxpayer-financed trip during the aftermath of last year’s disastrous bridge collapse has been hired by the federal government agency in charge of protecting the nation’s transportation systems. Just six months after the high-ranking…

House Judiciary Democrats Want Immigration Raids To End

Democrats on the crucial House committee that oversees the Department of Homeland Security as well as the Justice Department have joined illegal immigrant advocates in calling for an end to federal raids at businesses that knowingly hire large numbers of illegal workers. Although the House Judiciary Committee is charged with…

President Lifts Travel Ban Of AIDS-Infected Immigrants

In signing the $48 billion measure to combat AIDS in Africa and other poor nations this week, President George W. Bush also lifted a longtime congressional ban on immigration and travel to the U.S. by people with the deadly disease. The celebrated, bipartisan-supported bill creates a program to treat and…

Ohio County Raided In Corruption Probe

Hundreds of federal agents raided the government offices of Ohio’s most populous county and hauled away boxes of evidence as part of a massive, long-term public corruption probe that many say is the area’s largest since the feds took down the Cleveland mob in the 1970s. The homes of several…

Judge Defends Corrupt Mayor At Sentencing

Claiming the decisions of those in power are “often understandably clouded by romantic entanglements,” a federal judge blasted prosecutors for going after a veteran mayor convicted of corruption for getting his young mistress heavily discounted public property that she later sold for large profits. The judge’s rather surprising rebuke was…

Alaska Sen. Stevens Charged In Corruption Scandal

The nation’s longest serving Republican senator, Ted Stevens of Alaska, has been indicted for hiding hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from an oil company seeking lucrative government contracts as well as favorable legislation. A 27-page indictment says Alaska’s most powerful political figure “knowingly and intentionally sought to conceal…

Did Alaska Gov. Abuse Power To Help Sister?

Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is being investigated for abruptly firing the state’s public safety commissioner because he wouldn’t get rid of a state trooper who had gone through a bitter divorce with the governor’s sister. As the mayor of Wasilla, the Republican governor had written a letter of recommendation for…

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