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  • Former Obama Adviser Brews A Different Tea Party (Van Jones)

    07/31/2011 2:36:09 PM PDT · by Drango · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/31/11 | NPR
    Van Jones was President Obama's special adviser for "green" jobs when he was hit with a wave of criticism from conservative pundits about his past associations. The controversy forced him to leave his post in September 2009, but it wasn't the last we'd hear of him. That same conservative wave went on to make a major splash in Congress through the Tea Party. Jones decided to fight back, founding a group called the "American Dream Movement." Some people call Jones' group a liberal version of the Tea Party. His inspiration, he tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz,...
  • He's In! Traficant Will Be On The Ballot

    09/02/2010 6:43:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies · 2+ views
    TPM Muckraker ^ | September 1, 2010 | Rachel Slajda
    It's official. TPMmuckraker's favorite ex-convict ex-Congressman Jim Traficant will appear on the ballot for his old House seat in Ohio. A county board of elections ruled today, in a meeting that lasted less than a minute, that Traficant has enough signatures to make it on the ballot. Traficant, who was a Democrat while serving in the House, is running in the 17th District as an independent against Rep. Tim Ryan (D). Ryan replaced Traficant in 2002 when he was kicked out of Congress over 10 felony convictions for bribery, racketeering, tax evasion and other charges. Traficant was released from prison...
  • Afghans Arrest Americans in Abuse Case

    07/08/2004 1:21:25 PM PDT · by jjm2111 · 45 replies · 4,831+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoooooooo! ^ | Thu, Jul 08, 2004 | AMIR SHAH, Associated Press Writer
    Afghan forces arrested three Americans, including a purported former Green Beret, after raiding a jail they were allegedly running in the Afghan capital and finding prisoners hanging from their feet, officials said Thursday. The U.S. military, facing a widening inquiry into prisoner abuse, quickly distanced itself from the three, who had been posing as American agents before being detained Monday. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Thursday "the U.S. government does not employ or sponsor these men." Afghan officials also dismissed claims by the apparent ringleader, Jonathan K. Idema, that he was a "special adviser" to their security forces, saying...
  • Ex-con arrested at rock festival wearing stolen orange prison uniform

    05/04/2002 4:31:21 AM PDT · by Pern · 37 replies · 617+ views
    St. Petersburg Times via Ananova ^ | May 3, 2002 | Unknown
    Florida police have arrested an ex-convict at a rock festival wearing a stolen bright orange prison uniform. The 25-year-old from Lakeland allegedly stole the uniform when he was released in January. Pasco County officers say he should have been at home under a curfew when they arrested him at the Livestock festival. Sheriff's detective Mark Morrison became suspicions when he saw: 'Polk County Jail' written on the man's shirt and trousers. The suspect told officers he was in a Halloween costume. He's been arrested for violating his parole. "He stood out in the crowd," sheriff's spokesman Jon Powers told the...