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Border Patrol Agents Excluded From Pardon List Again

For the second time this year President George W. Bush has pardoned a variety of criminals while ignoring pleas from lawmakers and the public to free two jailed U.S. Border Patrol agents who intercepted an illegal immigrant drug smuggler at the Texas-Mexico border. This week the president pardoned 29 convicts,…

Federal Judge Who Awarded Friends Millions Is Cleared

The federal appellate court that oversees nine western states has dismissed a complaint against a Nevada federal judge who awarded nearly $5 million in judgments and fees to friends and business associates. The San Francisco-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the close relationships between Las Vegas federal…

Scandal Rocks Kansas Attorney General

A state attorney general whose campaign centered on professional integrity has admitted having an extramarital affair with a staffer who accuses him of sexual harassment and trying to influence a federal lawsuit involving a political foe. Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison had a two-year affair with one of his employees…

Huckabee’s Major Flip Flops Fuel His Numbers

By emphasizing his staunchly conservative views presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has become a Republican frontrunner but his history of being soft on crime, advocating for illegal immigrants and free trade with Communist Cuba contradict his self-promotion. As Arkansas governor Huckabee granted violent criminals twice as many pardons and commutations as…

Rep. Hoyer’s $100 Million Earmarks Pay Off

A Maryland congressman critical of Republicans for steering federal funds to pet projects (earmarking), is himself ranked among the nation’s top earmarkers and his allocations include nearly half a million taxpayer dollars for a campaign donor’s foundation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer enthusiastically joined the pork-barrel spending cleanup bandwagon

Earmark Recipients Thank Hillary With Campaign Cash

Although she is publicly a critic of earmarking, Hillary Clinton has secretly used the controversial practice to deliver billions of taxpayer dollars to dozens of corporations that later provided hefty contributions to her campaign. Since being elected New York senator in 2001 Clinton has become a master at using earmarks…

Communist Tycoon May Help China Jail More Dissidents

A Chinese communist billionaire’s purchase of a major online network is creating concern on the heels of an internet giant—operated by a fellow countryman–turning over secret data that helped officials in China hunt down and punish dissidents. In that case Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang helped China’s communist regime identify and…

Penn. Democrats Strike For Gun Control

Claiming it wasn’t a walkout but rather a “standup,” black Democratic lawmakers representing Pennsylvania’s urban areas abruptly stormed out of a House session to demand gun control legislation. The rebel state legislators are from Philadelphia’s roughest neighborhoods, where 80% of this year’s nearly 400 deaths involved handguns. They insist on…

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