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Firefighters Forced To Work At Councilman’s Party

Months after recruits in the District of Columbia Fire Department were obligated to spend training hours helping with a councilman’s birthday party, they have been summoned to serve drinks and pass out cake—on taxpayers’ dime—at the same lawmaker’s upcoming holiday bash. Thirty two District fire academy recruits and their instructors…

Law To Deport Illegal Immigrants Makes L.A. Ballot

An initiative requiring a sanctuary city’s police department to identify and deport illegal alien gang members got enough signatures to make next spring’s municipal election.  Named after a Los Angeles high school football star (Jamiel Shaw) murdered this year by a previously convicted illegal immigrant gang member, Jamiel’s Law will…

Illinois Gov. Tries To Sell Obama’s Senate Seat

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has finally been arrested and charged with corruption for selling the influence of his office, lucrative state jobs and contracts to the highest bidders.  The scandal-plagued Democrat has been under federal investigation for at least three years and he put the figurative icing on the cake…

Fla. Gov. Bills State For Luxury European Trip

In the midst of his state’s worsening financial crisis, Florida Republican Governor Charlie Crist spent hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars for first-class travel to Europe with an entourage.  A south Florida newspaper reports that Crist billed the ailing Sunshine State $430,000 for the 12-day trip to London, Paris, St.…

Cash Bonuses At Mismanaged Govt. Agency

Top officials at a U.S. government agency with a history of mismanagement and dismal employee morale have received hefty cash awards for “outstanding leadership” and “extraordinary accomplishment.”  The prestigious honor (Meritorious Executive Presidential Rank Awards) supposedly recognizes a small group of career government employees who are strong leaders that

Rep. “Dollar Bill” Booted From Congress

Voters in a solidly Democrat Louisiana district denied a corrupt congressman embroiled in a massive bribery scandal a tenth term by electing an unknown Republican to represent them in the U.S. House. New Orleans citizens finally came to their senses and booted Representative William “Dollar Bill” Jefferson after electing him…

Homeland Security Official Hires Illegal Immigrants

A high-ranking Homeland Security official, who oversees a large division responsible for preventing illegal immigrants from entering the U.S., has been arrested and charged with hiring them as domestic workers.   For years, the Massachusetts regional director of Customs and Border Protection (Lorraine Henderson) paid illegal immigrants cash to clean…

Obama Cabinet Pick Helps Free Drug Dealer

Barack Obama has chosen a second cabinet member embroiled in Bill Clinton’s deplorable last-minute pardons, this week a California politician who orchestrated the commutation of a jailed drug dealer whose father was a major campaign donor. Weeks after naming an attorney general who helped pardon a fugitive financier and a…

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