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Deadbeat Legislator Abuses Political Power

The California congresswoman, who funded her political campaigns with money borrowed from properties she let foreclose, abused her political power to get one of the houses back after a man had purchased it from the bank and begun renovating it. Democrat Laura Richardson, who represents parts of Los Angeles County’s…

Obscenity Trial Halted Over Judge’s Sex Website

The chief judge of the nation’s largest federal appeals court has been forced to suspend an obscenity trial he was presiding over because his personal and publicly accessible website contains sexually explicit and offensive images. Prosecutors requested the stay in the obscenity trial of a Hollywood adult filmmaker to explore…

Chinese Hack Into U.S. Govt. Computers

Two federal lawmakers, who are known critics of China’s human rights record, say their government computers have for years been hacked by sources working out of China and the U.S. government has discouraged them from making it public. The two members of the House of Representatives, Virginia Republican Frank Wolf…

Immigration Holds Challenged In New Mexico

The influential immigrant rights group that helped pass a New Mexico law to give illegal aliens drivers licenses is challenging federal holds on arrestees in local jails, claiming their crimes are unrelated to their immigration status. Often when illegal immigrants are arrested in the state, federal authorities are contacted and…

Impeachment Suggested For “Tumor” Governor

Under federal investigation for corruption, Illinois’ scandal-plagued Democrat governor has been labeled a tumor by the head of his own party who is leading an effort to impeach him. The speaker of the Illinois House, Michael Madigan, has distributed a memo to fellow lawmakers outlining how they can call for…

Jailed Lobbyist Influenced White House Actions

The Bush Administration has long asserted that convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff had no connection to the White House but a new report reveals that the jailed lobbyist did in fact have regular access to the Oval Office and that he influenced administration actions. A House Committee on Oversight and Government…

Another U.S. Border Agent Helps Mexican Smugglers

For the second time in a few weeks a federal agent in charge of protecting the nation’s vulnerable southern border has been charged with helping illegal immigrants and drugs enter the United States. The U.S. Border Patrol agent in Texas, Reynaldo Zuniga, was charged this week with conspiracy to distribute…

Illinois Gov. Next On Federal Hit List

On the heels of the multiple convictions of his top adviser and fundraiser, a governor who campaigned with promises of cleaning up his corrupt predecessor’s scandalous administration could very well be the next to get indicted. Damaging evidence revealed during the corruption trial of the man who shaped his political…

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