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Corruption Isn’t Just A Washington Thing

The recent lobbyist scandals in Washington may give the impression that corruption is limited to political bigwigs in Congress, but FBI statistics reveal that fraud is widespread in all levels of government, including judges, state legislators and even local municipality clerks. In fact, in the last two years more than…

Border Incursions Rattle Arizonans

A story about the continuing problem of Mexican incursions appeared in today’s Arizona Republic: Ayers remembers hearing the heavy whirl and chop of helicopter blades cutting through the sky above the Tres Bellotas Ranch, a sprawling swath of oak trees and barberry brush right on the U.S.-Mexican border. Even from…

Republicans Elect John Boehner to Replace DeLay

The Republican caucus today elected Rep. John Boehner of Ohio to replace Tom DeLay as Majority Leader of the House. DeLay stepped down from his position in September after his indictment in Texas on campaign-related felony charges. Boehner’s election is seen as as an upset to Roy Blunt (MO) who…

Prosecution Rests in Ryan Corruption Trial

Today, prosecutors in Chicago rested their case against former Governor George Ryan after 18 weeks of witness testimony. Witnesses have told how Ryan got free vacations and other kickbacks in exchange for giving government licenses and contracts to his friends. The defense is now expected to go for several weeks.…

Will House Republicans Vote for Reform?

Today House Republicans will vote for a new Majority Leader to replace Representative Tom DeLay who stepped down weeks ago as a result of his indictment last year and his ethical troubles resulting from connections to corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The three Republican members of Congress running for Majority Leader…

Voter ID Laws Called Racist

In an effort to prevent voting fraud, Ohio became the latest state to pass a law that requires voters to furnish a photo identification at the polls and Georgia is on the verge of doing so. Twenty three states have voter identification requirements, which many civil rights groups such as…

Illegal Immigrant Driving Certificates On Black Market

In 2004 Tennessee became the first state to offer illegal immigrants driving certificates and the plan has backfired in a big way. It turns out that the certificates are hot black-market items that have been purchased by illegal aliens in numerous states, not just Tennessee. Recent federal arrests exposed shuttles…

Iraqis Captured In Mexico Trying To Enter U.S.

Defenders of illegal immigration that cry racism and deny national security is at stake need to start paying attention to the facts. This week Mexican federal agents arrested four Iraqis in the northern city of Navajoa trying to sneak into the United States without proper documents. Last week, two Iraqis…

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