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D.C. Day Laborer Center To Open This Month

The District of Columbia councilman who secured half a million taxpayer dollars for a day laborer center to provide illegal immigrants with employment services says a temporary center will open by the end of this month while city officials contemplate two possible sites for the permanent location. When frustrated residents…

Journalist Sacrifices Transparency in the Hunt for Ethics

In the aftermath of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, it seems that even media ethics have hit a new low. In a recent article in Harper’s Magazine, Washington editor Ken Silverstein went “undercover” to expose D.C. lobbying firms taking foreign clients globally known as “dictatorial regimes.” The Harper’s article

S.C. Treasurer Ravenel Indicted For Cocaine Possession

Federally indicted for cocaine possession, South Carolina’s embattled state treasurer spent most of his publicly financed time fielding requests for favors and working as campaign chair for Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. Rather than work on his official duties, the public official (Thomas Ravenel) got paid to snort cocaine, do…

Illegal Immigrant Threatens America From Church Sanctuary

Concerned about its political image, the federal government refuses to deport a criminal illegal immigrant hiding in a Chicago church even though she recently announced a resistance campaign against the United States that will bring the country’s economy to a halt. The Mexican woman, Elvira Arellano, was apprehended last year…

Another Maritime Security Breach In Florida

On U.S. Independence day, when homeland security was supposedly heightened following the London and Glasgow terrorist attacks, a group of migrants easily made it to south Florida undetected by the federal agency in charge of keeping America’s coasts safe. The 49 Cubans slipped by the U.S. Coast Guard in the…

Major Waste At Centers For Disease Control

The federal agency in charge of preventing disease in the United States has wasted hundreds of millions of tax dollars on items unrelated to its mission such as a lavish new headquarter, fancy furniture and a state-of-the-art fitness center for its employees. As if that weren’t bad enough, the Centers…

No Fireworks For FOIA On 4th of July

The federal act that grants Americans the power to request government information turns 40 this week but its systematic failures have worsened with most federal agencies rarely meeting the law’s response deadline and some taking decades to reply. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) will celebrate the big 4-0 on…

More Illegal Immigrants Use Violence To Cross Border

Although violent assaults on U.S. Border Patrol agents is on the rise and drug smuggling from Mexico has doubled, agents say they are increasingly discouraged from using force against illegal immigrants because colleagues have been criminally prosecuted for doing so. The agency guarding the country from the daily influx of…

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