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U.S. Govt. Gives Dead Farmers $1.1 Billion

A federal program created to help financially struggling farmers has instead given more than $1 billion taxpayer dollars to dead people because government auditors failed to assure that the money was properly distributed. Administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal government annually gives the nation’s farmers an estimated…

Phoenix Airport Security Closes At Night

While federal officials assure that beefed-up security at all of the nation’s airports will prevent a terrorist attack, passengers and employees at one Arizona airport go unchecked for lengthy periods each night when screeners evidently feel there is no threat among those boarding airplanes. The appalling security violations take place…

Nuclear Secrets Stolen From Govt. Lab

For the second time in less than a year, classified nuclear secrets have been stolen from a U.S. government laboratory left vulnerable to serious security breaches by federal authorities. Months after local police accidentally stumbled across classified computer disks stolen from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, a…

U.S. Agency Creates Airport Insecurity

Already in trouble for allowing numerous airport security lapses nationwide, the federal agency in charge of protecting the country’s transportation system suffered yet another embarrassing incident this week at a California airport. Security officers from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) actually lost track of a passenger whose bag contained

U.S. City Gives Illegal Immigrants Official ID

A Connecticut city will become the first in the United States next week to offer official identification cards to illegal immigrants so that they can enjoy public services and integrate into the community. The controversial measure was overwhelmingly passed by the New Haven Board of Alderman last month and, although…

Million-Dollar Earmark To Nonexistent Organization

In yet another example of the rampant waste and abuse with Congressional earmarks, a well-known Democratic lawmaker allocated $1 million taxpayer dollars to an organization that doesn’t even exist. Even after fellow legislators questioned the money’s listed recipient, the earmark remained attached to a bill–sponsored by a separate Democratic

Middle Easterners Smuggled Into U.S. Through Mexico

Illustrating the national security threat created by failing to protect the southern border, a Mexican human smuggling operation has helped Iraqis and other Middle Eastern individuals sneak into the United States through the Rio Grande for more than a year. Based in Chaparral New Mexico, the lucrative smuggling ring initially…

N.J. Has Two Indicted State Senators

Two veteran Democrat New Jersey legislators federally charged with fraud and corruption have refused to resign from the state’s senate amid public calls to do so from their own party chairman. The two indicted lawmakers – Wayne Bryant and Sharpe James – are accused of illegally using their public office…

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