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Corruption a Jefferson Family Affair

The first member of a politically prominent Louisiana family that has seen five—including a veteran lawmaker —charged with federal crimes has pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to skim hundreds of thousands of dollars from charities operated by her corrupt relatives. Brenda Jefferson, the youngest sister of nine-term Democrat…

U.S. Military Loses Nuclear Missile Components

The U.S military has lost an alarming amount of sensitive nuclear missile components in addition to the recently disclosed inadvertent shipment of missile nose cones to Taiwan that led to the firing of two top Air Force officials. A British international business newspaper disclosed this week that a Pentagon investigation…

Corruption Strikes Maryland At All Levels

Maryland may be one of the nation’s smallest states but lately it has been tainted with some big time corruption allegations that have touched the governor’s office, the state legislature and the state’s largest city. Let’s start with this week’s lengthy raid of Baltimore mayor Sheila Dixon’s home. A headline…

Idaho Supreme Court: Illegal Immigrant Is Legal Resident

Although an Idaho law prohibits giving public benefits to those who are not legal residents, the state’s Supreme Court has ruled that taxpayers in one county must pay for the costly medical care of an illegal immigrant because the concept of residency does not distinguish between citizens and those who…

Indicted, Bribed Lawmaker Seeks Reelection

Vowing to vindicate his “good name,” the Louisiana congressman charged with accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and caught with some of the cash in his freezer will run for reelection in November. A years-long bribery scandal, 16-count federal indictment and FBI video of him accepting a hefty…

Army Official Fired For Questioning $1 Billion Iraq Bill

The veteran military official in charge of the government’s biggest Iraq contract was fired for refusing to pay more than $1 billion in questionable charges from a politically connected company that provides U.S. troops with food, housing and other services. There have been numerous reports of the same company, Houston-based…

U.S. Seaports Still Not Secure

Nearly seven years after the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, a vital and costly security program to protect the nation’s vulnerable seaports is still not operating properly. Established by Congress, the $70 million measure known as the Transportation Worker Identification Credential is supposed to ensure that individuals who pose…

Supreme Court Gives Immigration Violators Win

Although the U.S. was attacked in 2001 by Islamic terrorists who had overstayed their visas, a new Supreme Court ruling makes it easier for such foreigners who overstay their visas to remain in the country legally. The High Court ruled in favor of a Nigerian illegal immigrant (Samson Dada) who…

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