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Reporting Corruption Easier In Illinois

Claiming to have “zero tolerance” for unethical behavior, the secretary of a Midwestern state infested with government corruption has created a new tool that makes it easier for residents to fight it in the future. Illinois Secretary Jesse White has created a new web site www.ReportItNow.net specifically designed to facilitate…

Ney Leaves Congress

Adamant about his innocence in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, the closest that Ohio Congressman Bob Ney will come to admitting wrongdoing apparently is in abandoning his re-election campaign. Ney has withdrawn from his race for a seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives and he is attributing the…

Coddling Criminals

In Michigan, a woman was sentenced to clean houses for disaster relief fraud. In Texas, a man was ordered to yoga classes for domestic abuse. In Warren County, Ohio, felons on probation attend book club. According to Aya Gruber, associate law professor at Florida International University in Miami, judges are…

Fla. Cabinet Member Violates Ethics

Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, violated ethics laws by owning stock in two insurance companies while he was the state’s Insurance Commissioner. Tom Gallagher was elected Florida’s Insurance Commissioner, treasurer and fire marshal in 1988 and served in that combined post until he became the state’s

Politically Connected Avoid Taxes

Two of President George W. Bush’s top donors are included in a new Senate report that details how wealthy Americans use offshore havens to cheat the U.S. Government out of $70 billion in taxes annually. Mentioned prominently in the 401-page report, published by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs…

Hillary Boozes It Up With Republicans

The so-called love fest between Hillary Clinton and Republican Arizona Senator John McCain is not limited to official Congressional trips, joint television appearances and their work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. One of Hillary and McCain’s big bonding moments came during a vodka-drinking contest in Estonia. McCain apparently consumed…

Trashing The Border

Millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars are spent annually to haul away the millions of pounds of trash that illegal border crossers leave in Arizona alone, ruining the various terrains and killing much of the wildlife. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has disclosed that removing all litter from lands just…

Billion Dollar “Anchor” Babies

Immigration advocates consistently disputing the astronomical burden that illegal immigrants have on U.S. taxpayers, need to look at the case of an illegal Mexican migrant with ten American-born children on public assistance. The woman has lived in this country illegally for more than two decades and, earlier this month, she…

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