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Feds Silence Another Whistleblower

A U.S. government whistleblower fired for trying to subpoena a politically connected Wall Street executive during an insider trading investigation was muzzled by his former agency during Congressional testimony this week. The former Securities and Exchange Commission attorney was warned by agency officials to comply with his “ethical obligations,”

Pandering With Taxpayer Money

Several left-leaning cities have enjoyed going through the motion of approving symbolic resolutions calling for the impeachment of President George W. Bush, but one famously liberal Northern California city is actually spending thousands of taxpayer dollars to put a worthless measure on the ballot. It wasn’t enough for the Berkeley…

Indecent Exposure From The Bench

An Oklahoma district judge charged with four felony counts of indecent exposure while presiding over trials has testified that a sexual device he kept under the bench was a joke gift from a friend. Creek County Judge Donald Thomson is accused of repeatedly exposing his genitals, masturbating and using a…

Promotion, Pay Raise For Defrauding Gov’t

A high-ranking federal official responsible for securing multi-million dollar government contracts actually got a promotion and hefty pay raise while he was being investigated for taking bribes from a company that he schemed with to overcharge the government. The official, William Mitten, eventually lost his job after pleading guilty to…

Federal Agency’s Health Hazard

The government agency responsible for protecting public health and safety neglects to enforce many federal laws because it could negatively affect the profits of the wealthy companies that pay the agency hundreds of millions of dollars in “fees.” A new study released by the House Committee on Government Reform details…

Illegal Immigrants Jailed In Arizona

An Arizona Sheriff has come under fire for daring to enforce a new human smuggling state law that allows prosecutors to charge illegal immigrants suspected of paying to get smuggled into the U.S. Frustrated with the lack of federal enforcement of immigration laws, Arizona legislators passed the statute last August…

Ney Posed In Photo With Tribe He Didn’t Remember

It seems that Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) took in too much fresh air during a golf outing to Scotland (August 2002), resulting in a fog of forgetfulness when he was questioned during an investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ney reportedly told Senate investigators that he had no memory of meeting…

Judge Favors Sex Offenders

The same Clinton-appointed federal judge, who ruled that “theory of evolution” stickers on high school biology textbooks are an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, is blocking a Georgia law that bars sex offenders from living near school bus stops. U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper apparently thinks that a new state law…

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