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Not Much To Celebrate On Sunshine Week

Today marks the start of the annual nationwide effort that draws attention to the importance of open government but this year’s Sunshine Week will be tainted with dark clouds of serious disclosure regressions at the federal and state levels. Most government agencies routinely fail to disclose information requested under a…

Obama Earmarks For Wife’s Employer, Big Donor

Barack Obama touts himself as the only presidential candidate not corrupted by Washington politics but his earmark record contradicts that because he tried steering millions of federal dollars to his wife’s employer and the company of a top campaign donor. Recently released earmarks reveal that the Democratic presidential candidate requested…

GOP Treasurer Embezzles Party Funds

In one of the largest political fraud cases in recent history, the treasurer of the cash-strapped House Republican fundraising committee stole hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting forged audit reports to divert the cash to his personal accounts. The longtime treasurer of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Christopher…

Obama Campaign Advisor Blames U.S. For 9/11, Damns America

A member of Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, who also happens to be his longtime friend and pastor, regularly delivers inflammatory sermons blaming the U.S. for causing the 2001 terrorist attacks with its own terrorism, damning America for treating blacks less than human and accusing the government of giving blacks drugs.…

County Prosecutor Won’t Charge Detroit Mayor

The county prosecutor who refuses to charge Detroit’s corrupt mayor with perjury—despite overwhelming evidence—is notorious for being soft on crime and bargaining with armed felons. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy claims her office is still investigating whether Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his city employee mistress committed perjury to hide…

Spitzer Out Of Office, In Big Legal Trouble

New York’s scandalous, hooker-addict governor may be out of public office but his legal problems are far from over as he faces a series of charges that could send the Ivy League graduate to prison. After a puffy-eyed Eliot Spitzer delivered his resignation speech assuring that he would always feel…

Mexican Trucks Enter U.S. Without Inspection

A crucial safety provision of a controversial program that allows Mexican trucks to travel anywhere in the United States has been repeatedly violated, putting Americans at risk of being victimized by a third-world country’s dismal safety standards. When the U.S. government launched the Cross Border Trucking Demonstration Project, officials promised…

Spitzer Resigns, Says He’ll Always Feel Remorse

Amid impeachment threats, disgraced New York Governor Eliot Spitzer finally resigned today saying that he cannot allow his private failings to disrupt the people’s work. The popular first-term Democratic governor spent thousands of dollars on high-end prostitutes and drew suspicions with unusual financial transactions to shell companies that served as…

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