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  • Great: Syrians, Palestinians Buying Fake Honduran Identities to Get Into US

    05/30/2016 3:39:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 30, 2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    It’s not just the U.S.’s porous borders with Mexico Americans have to worry about, it’s also corrupt immigration officials in other countries that should be a major cause for concern. According to a new report from Honduran newspaper La Prensa, officials in the country are being paid off to register foreigners as legal residents, which gives them access to documents that can then be used to enter the United States and other western nations. The Center for Immigration Studies reports (emphasis mine): Honduras' National Registry of Persons (RNP)confirmedthat hundreds of Palestinian, Syrian, and citizens of other Arab nations were fraudulently...
  • Former attorney general wants investigation of multi-billion dollar highway

    05/30/2016 12:05:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Daily Observer ^ | May 30, 2016 | CMC
    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, May 30, CMC Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj has called on the Keith Rowley administration to set up a three-member task force to investigate the construction of a multi-billion dollar highway that has since come to a halt when the former Peoples Partnership government was defeated in the September 7 general elections last year. Maharah, who is also advocating for a Commission of Inquiry into the matter, told a news conference on Sunday that the government had an obligation to determine how the TT$7.5 billion (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) funds were spent on the...
  • (Howie) Carr: Liz Warren knows biz of sweetheart real estate deal

    05/30/2016 4:53:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | May 29, 2016 | Howie Carr
    "Buy low, sell high" is the real estate philosophy of both Donald Trump and the fake Indian - but never confuse the nature of their investments. The difference is fundamental: Trump is a greedy evil Republican, and Elizabeth Warren is a warmhearted, selfless Democrat. Trump avariciously acquires property because he's a "small, insecure money-grabber," as Fauxcahontas called him this week. On the other hand, she and her husband are humanitarians, "fortunate to be in a position where they have been able to help relatives buy their homes ... to support their efforts to make a living." Not by giving the...
  • Huffington Post Removes Article Claiming Hillary Clinton Will be Indicted

    05/29/2016 6:31:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 67 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/29/16 | Patrick Howley
    The liberal publication Huffington Post removed an article on its website Sunday claiming that the FBI plans to pursue an indictment against Hillary Clinton on Federal Racketeering charges
  • Overdue impeachment at the IRS

    05/29/2016 7:02:38 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 26 May, 2016 | The Washington Times
    Honesty and loyalty are both virtues, but politics can put them at odds. The Internal Revenue Service commissioner has sacrificed honesty for loyalty, and congressional Republicans say he lied to hide the facts behind the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, all to help Democrats re-elect President Obama in 2012. The House Judiciary Committee is trying to conclude the case against IRS chief John Koskinen, seven months after Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Utah Republican, filed a resolution seeking his impeachment. Koskinen provided misleading testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, the chairman of...
  • The man who seduced the 7th fleet: Fat Leonard's trail of corruption

    05/27/2016 10:01:41 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For months, a small team of U.S. Navy investigators and federal prosecutors secretly devised options for a high-stakes international manhunt. Could the target be snatched from his home base in Asia and rendered to the United States? Or held captive aboard an American warship? Making the challenge even tougher was the fact that the man was a master of espionage. His moles had burrowed deep into the Navy hierarchy to leak him a stream of military secrets, thwarting previous efforts to bring him to justice. The target was not a terrorist, nor a spy for a foreign power, nor the...
  • Bill Clintons Personal Aide With No Security Clearance Operated Hillarys Email Server

    05/26/2016 10:08:44 PM PDT · by Enchante · 41 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | 05/26/16 | Dick Morris
    ... Cooper obviously had the authority, access, and ability to access and shut down the server used by State Department employees, diplomats, and ambassadors to communicate with the Secretary of State. And apparently the server was also used by Bill Clintons aides for his business, as we reported last September. The Clintons are very interested in Coopers legal issues. Columnist Monica Crowley reported that the Clintons are now paying Coopers legal bills. Thats interesting, isnt it? The all in the family approach of the Clintons to the operation of the private server makes a mockery of security. Not only could...
  • Dick Morris: Private Aide Ran Hillary's Email Server Without Security Clearance

    05/26/2016 9:42:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    NewsMax ^ | May 26, 2016 | Todd Beamon
    A personal aide to former President Bill Clinton with no security clearance maintained Hillary Clinton's private email account and server greatly jeopardizing national security, political strategist Dick Morris told Newsmax TV on Thursday. The aide, Justin Cooper, served the Clinton Foundation while working for a private consulting firm, Teneo Holdings and Decision Sciences Corp., that served foreign dictators, Morris told "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview. "He has no security clearance and he had access to every single email either sent by or received by the secretary of state of the United States for four years," Morris...
  • How Much Trouble Is Hillary Clinton In? - O'Reilly Talking Points (Giuliani VIDEO)

    05/26/2016 7:56:04 PM PDT · by GilGil · 44 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/26/2016 | O'Reilly
    How Much Trouble Is Hillary Clinton In? - O'Reilly Talking Points
  • Obama snaps at reporter asking about Hillary Clintons emails

    05/26/2016 7:50:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 43 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama brusquely cut off a reporters question Thursday about Hillary Clintons use of a private email system at the State Department. At a press conference in Japan, the president said he would take one more question from reporters. But when the question turned out to be about Mrs. Clintons emails that violated State Department rules, he quickly changed his mind. You know I take it back Im not taking another question, Mr. Obama said. Were in Japan, dont you have something to do with Asia that we want to talk about? Ill be talking about this in Washington...
  • Judge orders video of Hillary Clinton aides email testimony sealed

    05/26/2016 7:40:34 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    <p>A federal judge on Thursday ordered that the videotape of Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff giving a deposition later this week be sealed so it can't be used in political attacks against the former secretary of state and likely Democratic presidential nominee.</p>
  • IF IT'S HAPPENING IN GEORGIA

    05/26/2016 1:09:11 PM PDT · by Thank You Rush · 18 replies
    No text, video only but it's one that will fire up your disgust.
  • Obama Admin Deletes Conflict Of Interest Disclosures For Top Bureaucrats

    05/26/2016 10:22:20 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Conflict of interest disclosure reports filed by top federal officials were removed from public view by the Obama administration in recent months, a move that government transparency and accountability advocates condemn as a major setback. The Office of Government Ethics (OGE) reports are the primary tool that watchdog journalists, political activists and interested voters can use to guard against presidential appointees using their positions to enrich themselves or others.
  • Audit: Illinois Lottery broke law to get around budget impasse

    05/25/2016 9:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    AP via WGN ^ | 3:15 PM, May 21, 2016
    The states auditor general says the Illinois Lottery violated state finance law by prepaying $20 million to ensure it could participate in future multi-state lottery games even without a state budget. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the lottery made two $10 million payments on June 30, 2015, when it was clear lawmakers had failed to agree on a state budget that should have begun the next day.
  • Google's Paris offices raided by police in tax probe

    05/24/2016 10:10:10 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 8 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/24/2016 | Ivana Kottasova
    French police raided Google's offices in Paris Tuesday, looking for evidence of money laundering and tax evasion. The state prosecutor said specialist anti-corruption officers and 25 tech experts took part in the search. They were trying to establish the scale of Google's business in France and to determine whether it has paid enough taxes. French officials began investigating Google last June, after the country's financial authorities accused it of dodging taxes. The prosecutor's office said Tuesday the preliminary inquiry is looking into "aggravated financial fraud" and "organized money laundering."
  • BREAKING: VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe subject of ongoing investigation by FBI & DOJ public [tr]

    05/23/2016 1:45:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 84 replies
    CNN - Twitter ^ | May 23, 2016 | Shimon Prokupecz
    BREAKING: VA Gov. Terry McAuliffe subject of ongoing investigation by FBI & DOJ public integrity unit, sources to CNN
  • The Department of Justice is a Criminal Syndicate

    05/23/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    Nearly a decade after the crash of the U.S. Housing market, the Obama administration continues to pursue claims against large financial institutions accused of contributing to the crash. For instance, in the past three years the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled with JPMorgan Chase & CO. in November 2013, Citigroup Inc. in July 2014, and Bank of America in August in 2014. These settlements concerned allegations related to the issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, and collectively these three settlements alone have totaled $36.65 billion in payments from the banks to various federal, state, non-governmental organizations, and direct consumer relief....
  • Clarice Feldman: A Part-time Law Lecturer vs. the Constitution

    05/22/2016 10:19:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 22, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Its a lie often repeated that Obama was a Constitutional law professor at the University of Chicago law school. In fact, he was just a lecturer there for a short time who never much impressed his colleagues. Watching this administration in action one wonders what, if anything, he understands about the Constitution at all. His is an administration based on flouting it. Its true that the judicial process moves slowly and such conduct can continue for a while until halted, but repeatedly the courts are catching up. In fact, the Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against the administration 20 times....
  • Top Democrat Shaun King Quitting Democratic Party Over Corruption Revelations

    05/22/2016 12:17:09 AM PDT · by chopperman · 19 replies
    Shaun King writes in the New York Daily News: Right now, the Democratic Party, which I have called home my entire life, is deeply in love with money. Consequently, its leaders have supported and advanced all kinds of evil, big and small, in devotion to this love affair.
  • Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic

    05/21/2016 4:15:24 PM PDT · by Syncro · 84 replies
    foxnews ^ | Published May 20, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Why Hillary Clinton is sinking faster than the Titanic By Wayne Allyn Root Published May 20, 2016 FoxNews.com Ive predicted publicly for a year now that Hillary Clinton, although a prohibitive favorite, still may never become the Democratic Partys nominee. ...barely squeaked by in Kentucky. Bernie has now won 11 of the last 14 primaries and caucuses. I ask Democrats, is this your nominee?The winner of your presidential nomination has lost just shy of 80 percent of her races coming down the homestretch. Call me crazy but don't presumptive nominees usually win about 80 percentof their races? This has...
  • BEAUMONT CORRUPTION CASE (CA, of course)

    05/21/2016 11:58:10 AM PDT · by Mark · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 5/21/16 | Richard K. De Atley
    Prosecutors put defendants assets on hold Two homes worth more than $1M could be used to pay fines and restitution if there are convictions With $122.5 million in possible fines and restitution in the Beaumont corruption case, prosecutors are trying to secure the homes and bank accounts of some defendants former top city officials charged with embezzlement and misappropriation of funds. Among the properties put on temporary ice this week are two million-dollar homes, one in Mendocino and one in Cardiff by the Sea, nestled just blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Superior Court Judge Becky Dugan granted a temporary...
  • 5 Reasons Hillary Clinton Isn't Fit To Be President (Only 5?)

    05/21/2016 4:44:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 21, 2016 | John Hawkins
    Only a living, breathing Hindenburg disaster like Hillary Clinton could make a 74-year-old socialist like Bernie Sanders seem like a fresh and charismatic new face. All over America, people are looking at the ancient wife of Bill Clinton and wondering how out of 320 million people, the Democrats could have possibly picked her as their nominee. This is a woman who is simply not fit to be President of the United States. Why? 1) Shes responsible for Benghazi. There have been endless Benghazi investigations and if you believe the mainstream media, youd think nothing came out of them.However, we did...
  • Europes Leaders Blast Bill Over Democracy Jibe: The Mouth Belongs To Clinton

    05/20/2016 11:04:37 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 May 2016 | Raheem Kassam
    Truncated title. Full title:Europes Leaders Blast Bill Over Democracy Jibe: The Mouth Belongs To Clinton, The Voice Belongs To Soros' Top European leaders have blasted Bill and Hillary Clinton following a war of words about the commitment to democracy of both the Polish and Hungarian governments. One leading figure insisted Mr. Clinton needs a medical test following his remarks. Bill Clinton upset NATO allies in a broadly unreported gaffe accusing Poland and Hungary of thinking democracy is too much trouble and wanting to have an authoritarian dictatorship. This is despite the fact that Poland recently held elections turfing out the...
  • Hillary's Electoral 'Luck'

    05/20/2016 10:24:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2016 | Bruce Walker
    The Clintons are notoriously corrupt. Their pathological mendacity reaches back over many decades. They lie; they cheat; they bribe; they threaten. Often the Clintons seem to have almost supernatural "luck" that defies the best house odds in Las Vegas. Consider Hillary's "shrewd" investments as a virtual novice in the futures market. When Hillary entered the cattle futures market as the wife of the man who was set to become governor of Arkansas, she had virtually no experience or background in this very competitive and complex business. She was "lucky," wildly, beyond any reasonable probability analysis. How lucky? She turned an...
  • The Avarice of an Empty Pantsuit Speaking to an Empty Room

    05/19/2016 7:59:01 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 19 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    The following meme by Matthew Bracken provides a fitting counterpoint to last nights article on David Petraeus. Hillary Clinton and Gen. Petraeus are both shameless lucre-seeking missiles targeted at the copious petrodollars of the Persian Gulf.
  • Hillary's Support Among Democrats Fades As Party Crisis Looms (Rat high drama alert)

    05/18/2016 10:39:29 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    Party Politics: Every day there are stories about how deeply troubled the Republican Party is with Donald Trump as its presumptive candidate. But, if anything, the Democratic Party is in far worse shape. Think about it. Democrats still can't decide if Hillary Clinton is electable - in fact, her support has diminished as the primary season has dragged on. There are fears of a party revolt by Bernie Sanders supporters at the July convention, and theres a huge rift forming between two of its major factions. Plus, polls show that the supposedly can't-possibly-win Donald Trump is now close to Clinton....
  • High-ranking cop gets desk duty, detective fired in NYPD corruption probe

    05/18/2016 3:47:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    Another high-ranking NYPD officer has been disciplined amid the wide-ranging federal probe into alleged police corruption, law-enforcement sources said Wednesday. Brooklyn South Borough Inspector Peter DeBlasio was put on desk duty after he refused to answer questions before a federal grand jury hearing evidence in the case, sources said. FBI agents also had gone to DeBlasios home twice to interview him, the sources said. Captains Benevolent Association President Roy Richter said he was surprised by the department taking disciplinary action against DeBlasio.
  • First look at explosive Hillary documentary, Clinton Cash

    05/18/2016 1:19:05 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 17, May, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    Hillary Clinton says that when she and her husband moved out of the White House 15 years ago, they were dead broke. Today, theyre worth more than $150 million. In the new documentary Clinton Cash, it becomes all too clear how the former first couple went from rags to filthy rich with the emphasis on filthy. As the movie shows, the Clintons are political Teflon dons compared with another Beltway power couple, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen. The McDonnells were convicted of accepting more than $150,000 in gifts from a businessman while the governor was...
  • Hillary reveals she earned $1.5million from just SIX speeches last year and $5million in book ...

    05/18/2016 9:32:27 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 17, 2016
    Complete Headline: Hillary reveals she earned $1.5million from just SIX speeches last year and $5million in book royalties while husband Bill's speeches raked in a whopping $5 million Hillary Clinton filed a candidate financial disclosure form on Tuesday The documents show that the presidential hopeful made $5million from royalties for her book 'Hard Choices' in the year before her campaign In 2015 she also made $1.5million in speaking fees Her highest-paying speech was at eBay, for $315,000 [Snip] Hillary Clinton's speeches to Wall Street interests between 2013 and 2015 spurred questions about her own lack of transparency, leading to...
  • $10 Billion Later, The VA Makes Veterans Wait Even Longer To Get Care

    05/17/2016 3:31:12 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/17/2016 | John Merline
    When Congress rushed in two years ago to fix a chronic delay problem at the Veterans Health Administration, one of the key reforms was a new, $10 billion program called Veterans Choice. The goal was to give vets an option of going to a private doctor if they werent able to get a timely appointment with a government-paid VHA doctor.
  • "A nation without public virtue...betrayed by their own representatives...

    05/17/2016 7:22:10 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 9 replies
    The First Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, being appointed by George Washington, was also President of the American Bible Society. Who was he? John Jay, who died MAY 17, 1829. As President of the Continental Congress, John Jay approved the "Circular Letter from the Congress of the United States of America to their Constituents," September 13, 1779: "Friends and Fellow Citizens... In governments raised on the generous principles of equal liberty... the rulers of the state are the servants of the people, and not the masters of those from whom they derive authority... ...The ungrateful despotism and inordinate...
  • Report: Tesla Used Illegal Foreign Labor to Expand CA Plant

    05/17/2016 7:00:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 17, 2016 | Chriss W. Street
    Report: Tesla Used Illegal Foreign Labor to Expand CA Plant by Chriss W. Street 17 May 2016Newport Beach, CA148 First Digitals Bay Area News Group investigative reporters have accused Tesla Motors of employing foreign contract laborers at $5-per-hour, 10 hours a day, six days a week to expand its government-subsidized California auto plant. In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy in loaned Tesla Motors $465 million to open a plant for its all-electric Model S vehicle. Despite the $1 billion traditional automakers were paying to build and equip new auto plants, Tesla acquired the bankrupt General Motors New United Motor...
  • Hillary Clinton keeps losing. So how come she's winning?

    05/16/2016 7:28:44 PM PDT · by GilGil · 42 replies
    LA Times ^ | 5/16/2016 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Bernie Sanders is on a roll. He's won the last two Democratic primaries and stands a good chance Tuesday of adding Oregon and perhaps Kentucky to his pile of victories. Yet Hillary Clinton is likely to continue her seemingly unstoppable march to the party's presidential nomination. How can that be? It's not a conspiracy, as some angry Sanders backers suggest, a result of dark magic or a wrinkle in the time-space continuum. Rather, it's the rules that Democrats play by -- rules that now work to Clinton's advantage, even as they thwarted her candidacy eight years ago, when she lost...
  • Clinton E-mails: Is the Fix In?

    05/15/2016 5:17:13 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | May 14, 2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    There was an extraordinary report in Tuesdays Washington Post about the Clinton e-mail investigation. It involved the governments interview of longtime Clinton consigliere Cheryl Mills. It details how Justice Department attorneys made an agreement with Millss attorney to cut off questioning about a key aspect of the case. Mills, who is a lawyer, was represented at the interview by a lawyer named Beth Wilkinson. As is customary in these situations, the questioning was conducted jointly by FBI agents and Justice Department prosecutors. Yet when things got dicey, it seems the Justice Department prosecutors worked jointly with Ms. Wilkinson to block...
  • Clinton Emails reveal the Reason she Ousted Gaddafi

    05/15/2016 3:29:24 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 21 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Mar. 18, 2016 | Youtube.com
    A declassified email exchange between former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her adviser Sid Blumenthal shows that Clinton was up to her eyeballs in the Western conspiracy against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his Pan-African "Gold Dinar". See video: Clinton e-mails reveal the golden reason she ousted Gaddafi and it exposes the true masters
  • Clinton Foundation Scandals Pooh-Poohed by Insider [semi-satire]

    05/14/2016 4:17:21 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    Bill Allison, a senior fellow at the Sunlight Foundation, a government watchdog group, labeled the so-called charity "a slush fund for the Clintons. Only a small fraction of the money raised is distributed as aid. The vast bulk of the money is used on administration, travel, salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends." Clinton Foundation spokesman Craig Minassian asserted that "no laws have been broken. How any charitable trust spends the funds it receives is a matter of discretion. The donors all gave voluntarily. They wanted the Clinton family to have this money. We haven't heard...
  • Mark Levin Show,Ray Charles Fridays,M-F,6PM-9PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 13,2016

    05/13/2016 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | May 13,2016 | Mark Levin
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  • The Hillary Myth

    05/14/2016 5:08:28 AM PDT · by libstripper · 46 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 14, 2016 (dated 5/23) | Fred Barnes
    Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy. She says shes for "strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth." She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s when husband Bill was in charge. This is a different Hillary Clinton from the one we've seen in debates with Bernie Sanders, her socialist rival for the Democratic presidential nomination. It's the centrist-at-heart Clinton whom conservatives and Republicans eager for an acceptable alternative to Donald Trump can vote for.
  • Ranking: Mexican Law Enforcement One of the Worlds Worst

    05/14/2016 5:05:27 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Panam Post ^ | May 9, 2016 | Elena Toledo
    The Mexican Police have one of the lowest rankings in the world for performance and effective service, according to the 2016 World Police and Internal Security Index. The organization placed Mexico in the 118th position out of 127 countries that were evaluated. The diagnosis made by the International Association of Police Sciences uses four main areas of a police force: capacity, process, legitimacy and results. Mexico scored an overall rating of .394, which ranked below Sierra Leone, Honduras, Zambia, Liberia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Guinea, and Nicaragua.
  • Ex-Argentine leader Fernandez indicted in central bank case

    05/13/2016 5:25:14 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/13/16 | Hugh Bronstein
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez was indicted on Friday over accusations that she oversaw irregularities in the central bank's sale of U.S. dollars in the futures market while she was in office. Federal Judge Claudio Bonadio charged Fernandez, her former economy minister Axel Kicillof and former central bank chief Alejandro Vanoli with "unfaithful administration to the detriment of public administration," according to court papers. The ruling, which gives a green light for prosecutors to put Fernandez on trial, may be appealed. There was no arrest warrant. The accusation is that the central bank took billions of...
  • Police chiefs say GOP congressmans pot comments offensive

    05/13/2016 12:17:10 PM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | May 13th, 2016 | By Christopher Cadelago
    When Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher endorsed the California initiative to legalize recreational marijuana, the one-time speechwriter for former President Ronald Reagan railed against a justice system that spends billions to try to take care of someone who wants to smoke weed in his backyard. How many women have been raped or people have been murdered by distracting our law enforcement? Rohrabacher asked last week in San Francisco. The Orange County congressmans comment didnt sit well with Ventura Police Chief Ken Corney, president of the California Police Chiefs Association, a leading opponent of pot legalization. In a letter to Rohrabacher, Corney...
  • Clinton Cash, Or, Its Always Worse Than You Think

    05/13/2016 1:30:17 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 13, 2016 | Roger Kimball
    Yesterday, in his column for PJ Media, my friend Ron Radosh, the distinguished historian, outlined the case for believing that Hillary Clinton is the lesser of two evils compared to Donald Trump. Ron says that he is fully aware of Hillarys liabilities, yet concludes that on foreign policy, there is more hope that [she] will take a course that asserts American leadership abroad. Ron is not alone in asserting this. Several prominent conservatives have, with varying degrees of hesitation (not to say repugnance), embraced Hillary Clinton as the less bad alternative to Donald Trump. A new film, which will debut...
  • How the Kleptocrats $12 Trillion Heist Helps Keep Most of the World Impoverished

    05/05/2016 8:44:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02 May 2016 | David Cay Johnston
    An investigative economist has crunched 45 years of official statistics to discover just how much kleptocrats have plundered from 150 mostly poor nations. For the first time we have a reliable estimate of how much money thieving dictators and others have looted from 150 mostly poor nations and hidden offshore: $12.1 trillion. That huge figure equals a nickel on each dollar of global wealth and yet it excludes the wealthiest regions of the planet: America, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. The $12.1 trillion estimatewhich amounts to two-thirds of Americas annual GDP being taken out of the economies of...
  • Probe catches agency in corrupt deals to help Syrian refugees

    05/13/2016 4:18:10 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 05/12/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    NGO that gets tens of millions in U.S. taxpayer money to resettle foreign refugees into dozens of U.S. cities is being investigated for corruption involving contracts with Turkish companies. The International Rescue Committee is one of the nine volunteer aid agencies, also called VOLAGs, that contract with the federal government to resettle refugees into the United States from Syria, Somalia, Burma, Iraq, Bhutan, Afghanistan and elsewhere. New York-based IRC, headed by former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband, is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General within the U.S. Agency for International Development for bid rigging and bribery that...
  • Dean Skelos is Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Corruption Case

    05/12/2016 10:55:29 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 12, 2016 | Benjamin Weiser and Vivian Lee
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  • Brazil's Rousseff set to bow out after Senate votes to put her on trial

    05/12/2016 7:29:10 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 5 replies
    http://www.reuters.com/ ^ | May 12, 2016 | ANTHONY BOADLE AND MARIA CAROLINA MARCELLO
    Brazil's Senate voted on Thursday to put leftist President Dilma Rousseff on trial in a historic decision brought on by a deep recession and a corruption scandal that will now confront her successor, Vice President Michel Temer. With Rousseff to be suspended during the Senate trial for allegedly breaking budget rules, the centrist Temer will take the helm of a country that again finds itself mired in political and economic volatility after a recent decade of prosperity. The 55-22 vote ends more than 13 years of rule by the left-wing Workers Party, which rose from Brazil's labor movement and helped...
  • Clinton distrust renews Democrats pessimism about general election

    05/11/2016 4:19:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 11, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    From suspicion over the Clintons Whitewater dealings to 2008 claims of having braved sniper fire in Bosnia to now, where she faces questions over her use of a secret email server to conduct business in the State Department, Hillary Clinton has earned a level of distrust thats almost unprecedented for a major political party presidential nominee. New polling shows voters rate Donald Trump as more honest than Mrs. Clinton, underscoring deep questions that have been swirling for decades around the former secretary of state and current front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. Sen. Bernard Sanders, her competitor for the nomination,...
  • Arkansas Judge Resigns After Thousands of Nude Photos of Defendants Found

    05/11/2016 7:04:28 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    nbc ^ | MAY 10 2016, | TIM STELLOH
    An Arkansas judge accused of swapping sex for reduced sentences resigned after a state commission said it discovered thousands of photographs from his computer depicting nude male defendants. In a letter to the Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission, Cross County District Judge Joseph Boeckmann said his resignation was effective immediately, and that he would never again seek a job as a local, county or state employee. The commission said it was in the process of recovering as many as 4,500 photos. "They all depict young men, many naked who are in various poses inside the judge's home and outside in...
  • And Now for the Losers (TN Politics)

    05/11/2016 5:22:45 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/10/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    A few days ago we selected the Winners of this past legislative session. Today RTP brings you the Losers. This selection was much more difficult, as there were so many more Losers than Winners, but we gave it a shot: Speaker Beth Harwell. It is hard to imagine a Speaker having a worse legislative session. Ok, maybe former short term U.S. House Speaker Robert Livingston. Oh, and former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. But we digress. From the Jeremy Durham nightmare (where Beth not only shot herself in the foot by ignoring it, she then pulled out a full automatic and...
  • Hillary Clinton, a 'nasty, mean enabler'? The claim is ludicrous (industrial strength barf alert)

    05/10/2016 9:56:55 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 9 May, 2016 | Jill Abramson
    Now Donald Trump is playing the woman card. With sustained force, he is using Bill Clintons sexual misconduct with women to attack Hillary Clinton as his enabler. At a rally in Oregon on Friday night, Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to destroy the lives of her husbands accusers. She was an unbelievably nasty, mean enabler, and what she did to a lot of those women is disgraceful, he thundered, offering no evidence. He repeated the same charges the next day in Washington state. Could the sex scandals of the 1990s become an issue that harms Hillary Clintons 2016 campaign?...