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Election Violations Go Unpunished

The crucial midterm elections are only days away but the Department of Justice refuses to penalize states that continue to violate a federal law that requires upgrading outdated and mistake-prone voting systems. That means that states – such as New York and Connecticut–with numerous competitive elections that could help determine…

Judge Blocks Hazleton Law

Claiming it would cause "irreparable harm" to residents, a federal judge has blocked an eastern Pennsylvania city’s law targeting illegal immigrants just hours before it was to go in effect. Earlier this year, officials in Hazelton Pennsylvania passed the tough illegal immigration measure that revokes the business license of companies…

Battling Corruption With Special Law

A popular statute created to crack down on public corruption was used by federal prosecutors to charge a powerful Florida commissioner with cases involving illegal land deals that netted his family millions of dollars. The statute, Honest Services Fraud, makes it illegal for anyone to defraud and deprive the American…

Illegals Spreading Deadly Diseases

Public health officials in a state with a rapidly growing illegal immigrant population attribute a dangerous increase in tuberculosis (TB) to immigration. A deadly disease caused by bacteria that attack the lungs, tuberculosis is spread through the air from one person to another. When TB bacteria are inhaled, they can…

Pentagon Loses Weapons

Thousands of sophisticated weapons earmarked for Iraqi security forces are missing from the U.S. Department of Defense and government officials say it is unlikely that they will be recovered. The Pentagon cannot account for 14,030 weapons that include assault rifles, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and semiautomatic pistols that could…

Official Enjoys Hookers On Government Time

A veteran government employee, who has presented reports to Congress, spent thousands of dollars over the years to hire prostitutes during times when he was supposedly on official government business. Shang Hsiung, a specialist in fuel cell technology for the Department of Transportation, actually pleaded guilty to the charges and…

Illegal Immigrants Back On Sex Offender List

A previously convicted and deported illegal immigrant had to murder a Houston Police officer before the Texas Department of Public Safety realized it was a mistake to remove thousands of illegal immigrant sex offenders from a statewide database. The Mexican national, Juan Quintero, fatally shot Houston officer Rodney Johnson last…

Arizona’s Renzi Finally Investigated

A popular Arizona Congressman is being investigated for sponsoring legislation that financially benefited a wealthy military contractor that employs his father and for his role in pushing a land deal that netted his good friend $4.5 million. Richard Renzi, a two-term Republican Representative up for reelection this month, has for…

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