Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $27,126
30%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 30% is in!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: corruption

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Obama Admits Collusion Between Clinton Foundation And Obama State Department

    01/22/2017 8:28:17 AM PST · by davikkm · 44 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Pamela Williams
    Obama takes a parting shot at Hillary Clinton during his last night as President. He admits to the American Center of Law and Justice that his State Department worked with the Clinton Foundation to secure a position as a “favor.” I guess Obama truly wanted to do the right thing before he left office. Many thought he would pardon Clinton, but he chose not to do that. Further, he chose to reveal this information of collusion between his State Department and the Clinton Foundation. We all knew it was happening, but now we have the outgoing President of the United...
  • Alexander Hamilton Wouldn’t Approve of a Terrorist’s Clemency

    01/21/2017 9:14:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 3 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/20/2017 | JOE CONNOR
    Although overshadowed by the clemency bestowed on Chelsea Manning, on Tuesday the news broke that President Obama was commuting the sentence of Oscar López Rivera. The push to release the terrorist had been a cause célèbre in Puerto Rico, the U.S. and Latin America for years. He counts among his supporters New York Mayor Bill de Blasio,
  • Roane sheriff pleads guilty to felony, hands in resignation(WV)

    01/18/2017 4:10:51 PM PST · by buckalfa · 9 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | January 18th, 2017 | Jeff Jenkins
    SPENCER, W.Va. — Roane County Sheriff Matthew “Bo” Williams handed in his written resignation Wednesday as part of a plea bargain with a special prosecutor. Williams, 31, pleaded guilty to an information charging him with the felony crime of entering without breaking. He stole drug evidence from the evidence locker at the Spencer Police Department last October. He faces 1-10 years in prison. Williams’ resignation was part of the plea agreement. The Roane County Commission will meet Friday to formally accept it and choose an interim sheriff. The commission will then have 30 days to choose a sheriff who will...
  • Majority of Israelis want Netanyahu to remain Prime Minister

    01/17/2017 10:03:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 01/16/17 12:57 | David Rosenberg
    Despite a host of investigations and allegations against the Prime Minister and his wife, Sara, a majority of Israelis believe Binyamin Netanyahu should not resign. A police investigation probing gifts allegedly given by media mogul Nuni Mozes to the Prime Minister, as well as claims of a conflict of interest in a purchase by Netanyahu’s government of ballistic missile submarines and allegations that public funds were diverted to Netanyahu family’s private residence have all fueled speculation Netanyahu could be forced to resign, making new elections all but inevitable. Earlier this week a veteran Shas MK warned that Netanyahu’s resignation was...
  • PROJECT VERITAS - Busted Democrats Caught Cheating 2017 - Election "Judge" Corruption

    01/17/2017 7:09:36 AM PST · by johnk · 8 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | 1/16/2017 | James O'Keefe
    Published on Jan 16, 2017 Busted Democrats Caught Cheating 2016 | Project Veritas. James O'Keefe does it again to uncover cheating in America.
  • 10 Killed, 29 Wounded In MLK Day Weekend Shootings [Chicago]

    01/17/2017 6:10:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 17, 2017 | Staff
    At least 39 people have been shot across Chicago over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving 10 dead. The latest killing happened at 11:36 a.m. Monday in the West Side Austin neighborhood, where a vehicle pulled up to 24-year-old Allante Elmore on a porch near his home in the 4800 block of West Hubbard, and shot him repeatedly, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died.
  • Corrupt California Ag Labor Board Chair Resigns; Gov. Reappoints Crooked Former Chairwoman

    01/17/2017 6:33:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Katy Grimes
    The corrupt ALRB is not only working overtime to deprive Latino farm workers their right to vote on labor union representation, it is now the state board where washed-up state legislators and useful idiots go to serve Removing all doubt that the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board is a Marxist tool for unionization, William B. Gould IV, Gov. Jerry Brown‘s appointed Chairman of the board, announced his resignation Friday, in a cranky letter complaining that farm workers don’t want to join the United Farmworkers Union. Gould’s resignation also proved that he never was an unbiased arbiter of the agency, despite...
  • Noor Salman, Wife of Orlando Shooter Omar Mateen, Arrested

    01/16/2017 10:52:15 AM PST · by SSS Two · 23 replies
    NBC News ^ | JAN 16 2017, 12:11 PM ET | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and TRACY CONNOR
    The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen was arrested by the FBI on Monday in connection with the mass shooting, officials said. Noor Salman was taken into custody in California, where her family lives, but the case is filed in Florida, where her husband massacred 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in June. "I can confirm the arrest did occur," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on MSNBC. This is a matter that we continue to take very seriously," she said. "We said from the beginning we were going to look at every aspect of this case, every aspect of...
  • Federal bribery charges filed over Maryland liquor licenses

    01/14/2017 1:09:11 PM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 01/05/2017 | Lynh Bui, Ann E. Marimow and Arelis R. Hernández
    Two liquor store owners looking for an advantage with Sunday sales bribed public officials in a scheme that involved money drops in the men’s restroom of a restaurant and bank deposits by an elected official who pulled stacks of cash from his pockets, federal prosecutors said Thursday... ...Among those charged were David Dae Sok Son, 40, the liquor agency’s administrator, and board commissioner Anuj Sud, 39, a College Park lawyer... ...Two business owners also were charged Thursday: Young Jung Paig, 62, the owner of Central Avenue Restaurant & Liquor Store and Shin Ja Lee, 55, owner of Palmer Liquor Store......
  • Glenn Greenwald Discusses “The Deep State” With Tucker Carlson…

    01/15/2017 4:26:17 PM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Jan 12, 2016 | Sundance
    While it might be disconcerting for some, and Glenn Greenwald is not a political ally, we hold no reservations about exposing the UniParty’s connections to Deep State constructs whenever it surfaces.
  • Accused Fort Lauderdale airport shooter twice had guns confiscated

    01/15/2017 12:50:17 PM PST · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/15/17 | ap
    Accused Florida airport gunman Esteban Santiago had his guns seized twice by authorities before the Jan. 6 massacre, including a reported confiscation four years ago in Puerto Rico – but on both occasions investigations were closed and Santiago’s guns were returned to him. Santiago, 26, had a gun or guns taken by Penuelas police in Puerto Rico more than four years ago, The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported on Friday, though the reason for the action wasn’t immediately clear. “It had to be some kind of complaint,” police press officer Edward Ramirez said.
  • Wikileaks: Mexican Drug Kingpin, El Chapo, Donated 15M to Clinton Foundation

    01/14/2017 2:38:59 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 63 replies
    The Times ^ | January 9, 2017 | John T. Robertson
    Julian Assange launched an attack on the integrity of the Clinton Foundation with the latest intelligence report that says the organization had ties with Mexican drug cartel leader, Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán.
  • Virgil: The Deep State Strikes Back: The Permanent Campaign Against Donald Trump

    01/13/2017 10:07:35 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2017 | Virgil
    In the first installment of this series, we observed that globalism is an ideology, maybe even a theology.  And so of course, globalism generates plenty of passionate support among the planetary elite.  And yet passion must be translated into political power.  And of course, the globalists have plenty of that, too.  In this second installment, we will see how the globalists still seek to get their way, even after losing the 2016 elections.  For them, Target #1, of course, is Donald Trump.  
  • Dukakis: Trump needs to apologize to Clinton

    01/13/2017 9:21:45 PM PST · by Zakeet · 103 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis said in an interview Friday that President-elect Donald Trump needs to get off Twitter and apologize to Hillary Clinton. "I mean he ought to be ashamed of himself for this kind of stuff, calling her a crook and that kind of nonsense. She's a good person, nothing she did involved breaches of national security," Dukakis said in an interview on WABC radio with Rita Cosby. "She was investigated for God knows how long about Libya, and a Republican-dominated committee exonerated her." Dukakis went on to say that Trump needed to change his behavior and...
  • D.C. Workers Billed Taxpayers to Dine at Restaurants During Winter Storm Jonas

    01/12/2017 7:24:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    Washington Free Beacon | January 11, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Audit finds workers plowing streets didn't receive bonus pay for 9 months District of Columbia workers billed taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to dine out during Winter Storm Jonas last year in violation of federal law, according to a new audit. While the government paid for D.C. desk workers to eat at local restaurants such as Ted’s Bulletin and Matchbox during the blizzard, workers plowing the streets were not given bonus pay until nine months after the storm. The government spent $521,857 on hotels and $145,193 on food for employees during Jonas, the January 2016 storm that blanketed the...
  • Truth That’s Told With Bad Intent Beats All the Lies One Can Invent

    01/10/2017 3:26:52 PM PST · by Resettozero · 11 replies
    Young Conservatives LLC ^ | 3:07pm January 10, 2017 | Sarah Palin
    Gov. Sarah Palin 03:07pm January 10, 2017 Curiouser and curiouser… revealing reports concerning Hillary capitalizing on her former position as the holder of secret national security communications, and Obama’s FBI and DOJ obstruction efforts to protect the Clintons and their money-making Foundation, aren’t going away. As conscientious patriots peel the onion, you’ll see why. The Conservative TreehouseKeeping up with new revelations, I’ll try to bring them to you with ratcheted down rhetoric so all may understand what is at stake here. An enlightening way to keep apprised and to get a (often times entertaining!) feel for others’ grasp of the...
  • Judicial Watch Seeks Eric Holder Contract Documents from California Legislature

    01/09/2017 12:28:38 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 9, 2017
    (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a records request with the California Legislature Joint Rules Committee seeking to examine legislative records regarding the state’s employment of former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.: All contracts between the California Legislature and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling. All communications between the California Legislature and former U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. or Covington and Burling about the Legislature’s retention of Holder and/or Covington and Burling. On January 4, 2017, California legislative leaders announced that they have hired Holder to assist...
  • Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

    01/08/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oliver Darcy
    The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according to its founder, Matt Drudge. And it's a mystery who's behind it all. Drudge wrote on Twitter that a December 30 attack was the "biggest DDoS since [the] site's inception." A DDoS attack is executed by using hijacked computers or electronic devices to flood a website with redundant requests, aiming to overload the website's hosting server and render it unavailable.
  • Government testing online grocery shopping for food stamp participants

    01/06/2017 12:25:44 PM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.cnbc.com ^ | 01-05-2017 | Jeff Daniels
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to launch a two-year pilot program this summer with seven retailers to allow food stamp recipients the ability to purchase their groceries online. More than 44 million Americans participated last year in federal government's low-income food assistance program, called SNAP, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Last year, the average benefit each person received was just over $125.50 per month. "Online purchasing is a potential lifeline for SNAP participants living in urban neighborhoods and rural communities where access to healthy food choices can be limited," USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a release. "We're...
  • No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are

    01/06/2017 6:43:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | Jan 6, 2017 | S. Noble
    No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are By S. Noble - January 6, 2017 US major government and military organizations are hacked all the time by endless numbers of foreign and domestic actors. Nothing was done to fix our cybersecurity. But let a privates organization like the DNC get hacked or careless John Podesta’s emails get hacked and all hell breaks loose. John Podesta left his smart phone in a cab, he fell for a phishing incident and his password was ‘passwØrd”. Hillary put our state secrets on a personal server she kept in...
  • Chicago Carnage: What Can Be Done?

    01/05/2017 3:40:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 7, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Chicago has come a long way from the idealized lyric "my kind of town, Chicago is," which Frank Sinatra made famous. True, Chicago has a history of gangland murders going back to the days of Al Capone, but 2016 set a new and lamentable record. According to CNN, citing figures released by the Chicago Police Department, Chicago experienced a surge in violent crime in 2016. There were 762 murders, 3,550 shootings and 4,331 shooting victims. This in a city with strict gun laws. In 2015, there were 480 murders in Chicago. Most of the violence is gang-related. Fatherless kids seeking...
  • BREAKING: Campus-carry activist at Ohio State shot dead near campus

    01/05/2017 10:12:06 AM PST · by b4its2late · 35 replies
    The College Fix ^ | January 5, 2017 | Greg Piper - Associate Editor
    Tarak Andrew Underiner wanted Ohio college students to have the right to carry guns on campus so they could defend themselves in dangerous situations – say, leaving the library late at night and traveling home alone. Now he’s the first homicide of 2017 in Columbus. The Lantern reports that the Ohio State University campus-carry activist was “found dead from gunshot wounds” at a residence near campus when police responded to a shooting around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The police report says investigators don’t think the shooting was “random in nature.” Underiner, the treasurer of Buckeyes for Concealed Carry, testified in November...
  • Wilileaks Fires Back at Dems: Wikileaks throws down SERIOUS new challenge; Democrats petrified

    01/05/2017 11:34:47 AM PST · by ManHunter · 31 replies
    Allen B. West.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Matt Palumbo
    Just before Julian Assange’s interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News last night, Wikileaks sent out an ominous tweet indicating what their their next target may be. “We are issuing a US $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or exposure of any Obama admin agent destroying significant records,” Wikileaks posted on Twitter at 8:52PM, ahead of the interview. Fox News noted, “The appeal for any evidence mirrored a previous plea from the website in August for information leading to the “conviction” of whoever killed Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich in July. The website promised $20,000 for the...
  • The GOP needs to send Harry Reid a thank you note

    01/05/2017 7:10:16 AM PST · by Cheerio · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | Jan, 4th, 2017 | DrJohn
    As the new Congress convenes, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demonstrates that for some reason being a democrat leader in Congress has the unfortunate prerequisite of being an idiot. A volcano of bombast picking up right where Harry Reid left, Schumer spit out his vision of the unending obstructionism he plans forr the GP and Donald Trump. He promised to block any Trump nominee for the Supreme Court. “It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support,” Schumer said in an interview Tuesday night on MSNBC’s “The Rachel...
  • WikiLeaks-$20K Reward for Info Leading to Arrest/Exposure Of Obama Staff Destroying Records

    01/03/2017 11:25:34 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 26 replies
    Wikileaks Twitter ^ | 1-4-17 | Wikileaks
    We are issuing a US$20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest or exposure of any Obama admin agent destroying significant records.
  • A rotten Queens principal may finally be gone — for good

    01/03/2017 7:00:19 PM PST · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 3, 2017 | Post Editorial Board
    Well, what do you know? An official who doesn’t deserve her job in a public school actually won’t have it. Last week, Manhattan Judge Manuel Mendez tossed the reinstatement petition of Marcella Sills, a former principal who was fired for being chronically late to school. Why did the judge do that? Because Sills filed her petition . . . late.
  • Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17

    01/03/2017 4:20:47 PM PST · by malvor · 27 replies
    Tucker Carlson vs Gun Control Activist On Chicago Violence 1/3/17. On January 3, 2017 edition of "Tucker Carlson Tonight", Host Tucker Carlson takes on executive director for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Joshua Horwitz. Tucker Carlson grilled the activist on Chicago vilence and where the guns are coming in from
  • Israeli Police Enter Netanyahu's Home For Questioning Over Corruption Allegations

    01/02/2017 11:09:53 AM PST · by Sleeping Freeper · 134 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 1/2/16 | Tyler Durden
    As the Obama administration shunned Israel last week, we warned that police were calling on Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to allow them to open a full criminal investigation against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Today, as Channel 2 reports, Israeli police entered Bibi's home for questioning. The prime minister was quick to react, blasting "don't celebrate too soon over corruption probe." As we detailed last week, on Monday, December 26th, Israeli police announced that they are absolutely convinced that a criminal investigation will be opened in the next few days due to new documents that were recently received in a...
  • Report: Homeland Security Officials Took Millions in Bribes to 'Look the Other Way' on Drug Cartels

    12/31/2016 2:37:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 70 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Courtney O'Brien
    A stunning case of corruption inside the Department of Homeland Security was overshadowed by headlines about Russia and Israel this past week. Yet, federal employees accepting millions of dollars in bribes to avoid doing their job, is certainly worth a look. Hundreds of DHS employees have "looked the other way" as drugs crossed the border because cartels have made them offers they can't refuse. Other employees have sold green cards and other documents illegally. More from The New York Times: It was not an isolated case. A review by The New York Times of thousands of court records and...
  • The Death of Clintonism

    12/30/2016 9:11:05 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/30/2016 | TODD S. PURDUM
    In September 1963, two months before his death, John F. Kennedy mused aloud to his old friend the journalist Charles Bartlett about the prospects for the 1968 presidential election, in which, he presciently worried, his brother Robert might run against Lyndon Johnson. “He gave me the feeling he wasn’t pleased,” Bartlett would recall years later. “He wanted a record of his own. I sensed that he wanted the Kennedy administration to be Jack, and Bobby was going to turn it into a succession thing. Jack didn’t want a dynasty, although I am sure his father would have wanted that.” By...
  • Judicial Watch: New Obama Travel Costs Bring Eight-Year Total over $96 Million

    12/29/2016 11:39:05 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 29, 2016
    ‘Earth Day’ Travel Bill Over $1 Million, Hillary Clinton’s Ride on Air Force One Cost $360,000 (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it has received new documents from both the Secret Service and the Air Force relating to Obama travel expenses, bringing the known total over the past eight years to $96,938,882.51. The reports contain information regarding Obama’s Earth Day trip to the Florida Everglades, a political fundraising trip to San Diego, Michelle Obama’s annual Aspen ski trip, her trip to Morocco, a family vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, as well as Hillary’s ride with Obama on Air Force One to...
  • Navy repeatedly dismissed evidence that ‘Fat Leonard’ was cheating the 7th Fleet

    12/29/2016 8:53:30 AM PST · by drop 50 and fire for effect · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 27, 2016 | Craig Whitlock
    For Fat Leonard, conning the U.S. Navy was a big piece of cake. The Navy allowed the worst corruption scandal in its history to fester for several years by dismissing a flood of evidence that the rotund Asian defense contractor was cheating the service out of millions of dollars and bribing officers with booze, sex and lavish dinners, newly released ­documents show. The Singapore-based contractor, Leonard Glenn Francis, found it especially easy to outwit the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), the renowned law enforcement agency that has inspired one of the longest-running cop shows on television. Starting in 2006, in...
  • Federal Appeals Court Revives Hillary Email Case Leaving Key Decision To Trump's Attorney General

    12/28/2016 5:27:37 PM PST · by blam · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-28-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 28, 2016 A federal appeals court for the District of Columbia has breathed new life into the Hillary email-gate scandal which will be music to the ears of Trump's "lock her up" supporters. The case was filed by watchdog groups Judicial Watch and Cause of Action seeking to force the State Department to instruct the Department of Justice to file a federal records suit to recover Hillary's missing emails. A lower court had previously ruled that the State Department's efforts to recover Hillary's emails were sufficient and threw the cases out. But D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen Williams, a...
  • Nigeria rids civil service of 50,000 ghost workers, saving over $600m

    12/28/2016 1:53:28 PM PST · by Colofornian · 19 replies
    AfricaNews.com ^ | Dec. 28, 2016 | Ismail Akwei
    The Nigerian government has rid its civil service of 50,000 ghost workers and saved over 600 million dollars in the fight against corruption, the presidency said on Tuesday. “The Federal government payroll has been rid of 50,000 ghost workers, saving the country a huge amount of N200 billion ($636 million USD),” spokesperson of the presidency, Garba Shehu, said in a statement. “Over N13 billion has been taken off the payroll monthly from February to December this year … The pension bill was N15.5bn monthly as at February. Now it is down to N14.4bn, which means average monthly saving is made...
  • KERRY: ‘ISRAEL CAN EITHER BE JEWISH OR DEMOCRATIC — IT CANNOT BE BOTH’

    12/28/2016 9:27:23 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 160 replies
    Grabein.com ^ | 12/28/2016
    Secretary of State John Kerry delcared Wednesday that Israel "can either be Jewish or democratic" but "it cannot be both." Here's a transcript: "The truth is that trends on the ground, violence, terrorism, settlement expansion and the seemingly endless occupation, they are combining to destroy hopes for peace on both sides and increasingly cementing any reversible -- an irreversible one state reality that most people do not actually want. Today, there are a similar number of Jews and Palestinians living between the Jordan river and the Mediterranean Sea. They have a choice. They can choose to live together in one...
  • Defiant Maxine Waters refuses to even meet with Trump: The problem with Dems is we’re too ‘nice’

    12/27/2016 6:19:03 AM PST · by kevcol · 99 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 27, 2016 | Samantha Chang
    That has been a problem in my party, that when we’re in power, we’re nice. We bend over backwards to work with people. . . . Waters said she wouldn’t even bother to meet with Trump if he invited her to the White House, saying she doesn’t trust him. “I’m not going to go,” Waters said. “I have no intentions of sitting down with him … He can’t be trusted. Why should we work with someone I can’t trust? … I’m going to fight him every inch of the way.”
  • Remembering the victims of Obama on Christmas: DOJ Used Perjured Testimony to Secure Guilty Verdict

    12/25/2016 10:04:52 AM PST · by Jack Black · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jul 2015 | EDWIN MORA
    Department of Justice (DOJ) prosecutors used perjured testimony to secure guilty verdicts for four decorated veterans accused of indiscriminately shooting into a crowd of Iraqi civilians in September 2007 while working as private contractors for Blackwater, argue some of the defendants’ family members. Nicholas Slatten of Sparta, TN, one of the former Blackwater guards, was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison in April. The other three — Paul Slough of Keller, TX, Evan Liberty of Rochester, NH, and Dustin Heard of Maryville, TN — were convicted of numerous counts of voluntary manslaughter and attempted manslaughter,...
  • Bribes + NY State Pension Fund = Millions In Profits For Financial Companies

    12/22/2016 9:43:45 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 13 replies
    Village Voice ^ | December 21, 2016 | By Nick Pinto
    Two financial firms raked in billions of dollars of business from the New York State Common Retirement Fund, the $184-billion retirement fund serving many state employees, after their agents bribed one of the pension fund's employees with cash, watches, travel, bottle-service, cocaine, strippers, prostitutes, and Paul McCartney tickets, according to indictments announced today by Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The two indictments announced today only cover three people: Navnoor Kang, 38, the director of fixed income and security for the $185 billion New York State Common Retirement Fund; Gregg Schonhorn, 45, the vice...
  • Arrest made in burning of Greenville church (You guessed it!)

    12/21/2016 1:53:52 PM PST · by Islander7 · 30 replies
    Facebook Top Stories ^ | 12/21/2016 | Waverly McCarthy
    GREENVILLE, MS (Mississippi News Now) - Officials with the Greenville Police Department have arrested Andrew McClinton today in connection with the November fire at Hopewell MB Church in Greenville. McClinton, of Leland, is being held in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance in Greenville Municipal Court.
  • Congress: Obama Admin Fired Top Scientist to Advance Climate Change Plans

    12/20/2016 3:09:26 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 20, 2016 | By Adam Kredo
    A new congressional investigation has determined that the Obama administration fired a top scientist and intimidated staff at the Department of Energy in order to further its climate change agenda, according to a new report that alleges the administration ordered top officials to obstruct Congress in order to forward this agenda. Rep. Lamar Smith (R., Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, released a wide-ranging report on Tuesday that shows how senior Obama administration officials retaliated against a leading scientist and plotted ways to block a congressional inquiry surrounding key research into the impact of radiation....
  • Bombshell: Obama Setting Up "Shadow Government" To Undermine Trump

    12/20/2016 5:49:50 AM PST · by Fennie · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 19, 2016
    Outgoing President Barack Obama won't be going anywhere, according to author and insider Ed Klein. In fact, Obama might have a trick up his sleeve to make life hard for Predident-Elect Donald Trump and that involves setting up a shadow government.
  • TNGOPe Sen. Bob Corker: first he was against illegal immigration, now he’s for it

    12/18/2016 3:13:08 PM PST · by molewhacka · 23 replies
    Tennessee Leaders ^ | 12-13-2016 | Tennessee Leaders
    In 2007, after only one year as a Senator, Bob Corker voted against amnesty for illegal immigrants. Democrats controlled the Senate, and enough Senate Democrats also voted to kill the 2007 comprehensive immigration reform bill. Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) was the key engineer of the bill along with Diane Feinstein (D-California). Yet, Kennedy had the support of GOPe senators John McCain (R-Arizona) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) along with President George Bush. Feinstein, McCain and Graham are still in the Senate. So is Corker. The bill was titled the “Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007.” Key features...
  • The Corruption of Bob Corker – Part 3

    12/18/2016 3:05:32 PM PST · by molewhacka · 9 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 12-9-2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Crony Capitalism on Steroids. Did inside information by The Hutton Co. and/or Wells Fargo allow Bob Coker to make a killing on a speculative, taxpayer-backed investment? We report, you decide. The extent of Corker’s relationship with Wells Fargo is absolutely astonishing. We have already told you how Wells rode to the rescue of Corker’s business buddy Henry Luken (and likely Bob himself) with the refinancing of over $28 million in debt at a time when “refinancing” and “real estate debt” were mutually exclusive terms. Now comes an even more egregious example of how Wells Fargo appears to be financially joined...
  • Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes

    12/17/2016 6:54:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/14/2016 | John Kass
    Most aldermen, most politicians are hos," corrupt Chicago Ald. Arenda Troutman said, rather famously, on federal tape. She wasn't speaking about gardening tools, was she? Troutman was talking about the politics of Chicago, which is, if you've forgotten, the political corruption capital of the United States. Troutman represented the South Side's 20th Ward. At her 2009 sentencing, she squirted a few tears, sobbed, prayed, begged and then got four years in federal prison anyway. And on Wednesday her replacement, Ald. Willie Cochran, a former Chicago police officer who campaigned as something of a corruption buster, was himself indicted on federal...
  • CNN: ‘Experts’ Compare Trump Family to ‘Corrupt Regimes Around the World’

    12/17/2016 9:16:14 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 77 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Relying on an “expert” who turns out to be a former Obama aide, CNN this morning compared the Trump family to “corrupt regimes around the world.” Asked by host Christi Paul whether the presence of Trump family members in official meetings with foreign heads of state and business leaders posed an ethical problem, CNN reporter Cristina Alesci said “a number of ethics experts said, yeah, it’s a serious problem. A number of outspoken experts are comparing the Trump’s family behavior to corrupt regimes around the world.” The only “expert” cited was former Obama aide Norman Eisen, seen in a clip...
  • Missouri Department of Transportation not deicing Interstate highways - what's up?

    12/16/2016 7:03:05 PM PST · by old-ager · 50 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2016-12-16 | Self
    Tonight driving home - very thin layer of ice on I-64 (Highway 40). No traction. Traffic jammed. Slipping and sliding at 10 miles per hour. NOT A SALT TRUCK IN SIGHT. I-70 from Columbia to St. Louis was arguably the worst stretch of road in the nation, with crashes, closings, backups of many hours. Yet MO Highway 141 was deiced. County roads were deiced. Even my podunk street had large chunks of salt on it, just like in the old days. I noticed something like this before in the last couple of years. What the hell is up? Anybody know?...
  • Medicaid Blew $26 Mil on Health Coverage for Dead People (Florida alone)

    12/16/2016 11:47:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 16, 2016
    The government spent a breathtaking $26 million to provide dead people—who were poor when they were alive—with health insurance in one state alone, according to a new federal audit. The benefit was administered through Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the needy and the astonishing multi-million-dollar figure applies to just Florida but similar atrocities are likely occurring in other states. American taxpayers may wonder how this could possibly happen, though fraud and corruption are rampant in government, especially in welfare programs. First let’s explain how Medicaid, jointly funded by federal and state governments, functions. The Centers for Medicare &...
  • Mayor de Blasio fined over $47G for violating campaign finance regulations

    12/15/2016 8:46:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Mayor de Blasio was hit with over $47,000 in fines for violating campaign finance rules— including having his partially taxpayer-funded campaign pick up the tab for a makeup artist for his family and a six-figure payout to his buddy’s PR firm that appeared unwarranted. The huge sum is one of the highest fine amounts hit on any of the 2013 campaigns. The Campaign Finance Board, in a determination released Thursday, levied most of the $47,778 in fines against the mayor for what it called “impermissible” post-election spending. The $21,159 fine for that violation largely stems from a $168,750 payout to...
  • Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto

    12/15/2016 6:05:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 13 replies
    Cook County Record ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | S. Laney Griffo
    Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto, but similar legislation could follow SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would automatically register voters across Illinois has held up in the General Assembly, leaving unclear whether such a bill can secure enough votes to become law amid the current political environment. The Illinois State Senate easily topped the total needed to override the veto with a 38-18 vote in favor. The parties, however, were more divided in the Illinois House of Representatives. The bill received 67 yes votes. However, 71 votes were required to override...
  • A $2M check, Harry Reid and one frustrated prosecutor

    12/13/2016 8:12:59 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | First Published December 11 2016 Last Updated December 12 2016 | by HARVEY AND JENNIFER DOBNER, The Salt Lake Tribune
    (Salt Lake Tribune) – The $2 million cashier’s check was drawn at a St. George bank Nov. 5, 2010. From there, it was sent by FedEx to a Los Angeles attorney who represented Ireland-based Full Tilt Poker. Made out to “Mail Media LTD” — a Full Tilt-owned entity used to launder online-gambling funds — the millions then were deposited at Basler Kantonalbank in Switzerland, where Mail Media had an account. And from there, Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings is investigating whether it went into a Marshall Islands account in the name of Searchlight Holding Inc. to benefit, or even bribe,...