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More Trouble For Marion Barry—What’s New?

It’s not surprising that the politician best known for appearing in an FBI surveillance video smoking crack, is once again in legal trouble. Marion Barry, a four-term District of Columbia mayor, appeared in that tape 15 years ago and later got convicted on drug charges and served jail time. Now…

Socialist Drug-addict Athlete Leads Anti-American Protest

Folks at the White House must be shaking in their boots that a washed out soccer player well known for his drug addiction and tight friendship with Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro, is the guy leading an anti-American protest at a South American summit that George Bush will attend this week.…

Massachusetts Fraud/Extortion

A top aide to former Springfield Mayor Michael Albano was indicted on tax fraud charges and within 24 hours the mayor of nearby Chicopee was arrested and charged with extortion. Anthony Ardolino was former mayor Albano’s chief of staff from 1996 to 2001 and for years federal investigators have been…

FOIA At Work

Here is a perfect example of how valuable the Freedom of Information Act?a favorite Judicial Watch tool?is: When former head of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Lester Crawford, resigned abruptly a few months ago, mum was the word from government officials. Suspecting some kind of financial wrongdoing on the…

Oil-for-Food Money Could Be Traced to Clintons

In the final report of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program issued by Paul Volcker (available at their website), an American name turns up that some may remember from the Clinton years. That name is Marc Rich. The report states that Marc Rich & Company financed…

Alito Building Momentum

It appears President Bush’s second choice to replace the retiring Sandra Day O’Connor is much more popular than his first, especially among conservatives. Hugh Hewitt has a new poll up on the Alito nomination. With 18,000 votes counted, approximately 94% think President Bush made a wise choice and would support…

Former Governor Indicted

Don Siegelman was the governor of Alabama from 1998 until 2002 and in 2006 he will be a candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. But first he must answer to some serious charges detailed in an indictment this week. Siegelman pleaded not guilty to corruption charges for supposedly trading political…

GOP Donor Charged

A major GOP donor already involved in an Ohio state government scandal has been charged with giving thousands of dollars to other people to contribute to President Bush’s re-election campaign in order to skirt a $2,000 limit on individual contributions. Tom Noe, a coin dealer already being investigated for the…

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