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  • More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state

    03/27/2015 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 31 replies
    WBEZ 91.5 ^ | 3/26/2015 | Susie An
    Illinois had the biggest decrease in population according to a new report from the Census Bureau. Between July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014, the state lost 9,972 people. On the other end, Texas saw the largest population increase adding more than 450,000 people during that time. Cook County saw a very slight decrease in population. It’s one of four counties with a population of more than 1 million to experience a decrease. Others include industrial counties like Wayne County, Michigan; Cuyahoga, Ohio; and Allegheny, Pennsylvania. The rate of people leaving Cook County for other counties has been increasing since...
  • 5 Investigates: Alleged marathon bombing victim indicted for stealing from One Fund

    Investigates has learned that a woman who claimed she was a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing is now facing criminal charges. Joanna Leigh, 41, of Jamaica Plain, has been indicted by a Suffolk County grand jury for allegedly stealing almost $40,000 in charitable donations, including money from the One Fund Boston and benefits from the state’s fund for victims of violent crime. Watch video report According to court records, Leigh allegedly faked injuries to obtain services and money from donors, a doctor, young students and the One Fund which was established with private donations to help the many victims...
  • Federal judge blasts DOJ lawyers in case of ATF whistle-blower

    03/26/2015 8:53:15 AM PDT · by thirst4truth · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 29, 2015 | William La Jeunesse, Maxim Lott
    Jay Dobyns is suing the Department of Justice, claiming it retaliated against him and damaged his reputation after he blew the whistle on the ATF's treatment of agents. (Fox Business News) A federal judge angrily accused Justice Department attorneys in newly unsealed documents of "fraud upon the court" by intimidating a witness in a case involving a former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent who alleges the agency trashed his reputation. Judge Francis Allegra, who was appointed to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 1998 by President Bill Clinton, is presiding over a suit brought by former...
  • Business dealings of Hillary Clinton's brother raise new questions

    03/26/2015 7:36:23 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/25/2015
    The latest baggage threatening to dog Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House comes in the form of her brother, who allegedly got help from the Department of Homeland Security in smoothing a business deal. The department’s inspector general found that Tony Rodham was given special treatment by DHS’ No. 2 in securing visas for foreigners connected to a deal. Rodham was CEO of an electric car company owned by another longtime Clinton pal, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, when he got help from DHS official Alejandro Mayorkas securing the visas for investors in the firm. It is not clear...
  • Eligibility for public programs not properly checked, state review finds

    03/25/2015 5:26:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    star tribune ^ | 3-24-15 | chris serres
    A state legislative auditor’s report found that the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) failed to ensure the eligibility of participants in large public assistance programs and that it did not always perform timely inspections of child care centers. The findings mirror those of other recent auditor reports and could fuel calls to reform the way state administrators verify eligibility for programs that together cost nearly $7 billion a year in federal money. For more than a decade, the legislative auditor has reported flaws in the way the state determines who qualifies for Medical Assistance, which provides health insurance to...
  • Fed should respect state laws on medical marijuana

    03/22/2015 6:29:08 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 22, 2015 | Editorial
    States across the land have legalized marijuana for medical – and, in some cases, recreational – use, but conflicts with strict federal anti-drug laws have left patients, other users, doctors, marijuana businesses and the banks and landlords with commercial relationships to those businesses vulnerable to federal raids and prosecution. A new bill introduced by Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would solve this problem by simply respecting states’ rights. Medical marijuana has been legalized in 23 states and the District of Columbia, but that has not stopped federal agencies from aggressively – and inconsistently –...
  • An American Renaissance

    03/23/2015 6:10:49 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 23 replies
    Accuracy in Media ^ | February 2, 2015 | Lawrence Sellin PhD
    The Obama years will be forever known as the Dark Ages of US history, a time of political, cultural and economic deterioration. We have yet to see if they will lead to the fall of the American republic. In the Obama years, the lie became not only a campaign strategy or a means to enact damaging policies, but an institution of government; the Presidency itself, a lie of monstrous proportions guarded by the complicit and the willingly ignorant. In the Obama years, the Congress finally clearly demonstrated that although we have elections, there is no longer a government representing its...
  • Chinatown businesses, supporters unhappy about impacts of high-speed rail work

    03/23/2015 3:07:25 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | March 22, 2015 | BY ANDREA CASTILLO
    Around 25 business owners and supporters of Fresno’s Chinatown gathered Sunday afternoon to share their concerns about the imminent high-speed rail construction along Kern and F streets. Chinatown Revitalization Inc. listed many concerns including that Spanish and Chinese speaking business owners have not been notified of the construction. Verta Gonzalez, who runs Floreria Rubi at 1515 Tulare St., said she had no idea about the coming construction. Gonzalez said business owners who speak English perhaps are able to defend themselves better. “It’s like they think Mexicans don’t matter,” she said of the rail authority. Rail authority spokeswoman Lisa Alley said...
  • Activist Allegedly Tried To Bait Protesters With 'Kill Cops' Script

    03/23/2015 6:51:22 AM PDT · by Kaled · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03-17-2015 | Carl Campanile
    A controversial conservative activist is being accused of trying to incite anti-police protesters by saying, "I wish I could kill some of these cops," to provoke them into making outrageous statements. A former top staffer with Project Veritas, Richard Valdes, said the incident occurred in January, when an undercover operative assigned to infiltrate the protest groups was given a script that included the startling comment. Valdes said he was fired by the group's founder, James O'Keefe, for not following through on the bizarre assignment....
  • Hillary Clinton Lies... A Lot [History Lesson]

    03/22/2015 4:23:25 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ben Shapario
    Hillary Clinton says that she is the most transparent woman in American politics. There's just one problem - Hillary Clinton lies... a lot. Ben Shapiro takes a trip in the way back machine to look at a few of the more egregious examples. TRANSCRIPT: Hillary Clinton is the most transparent woman she knows. She said so in 2008: I think I’m probably the most transparent person in public life…I feel you know a lot more about me than you know about anyone else. Much of it untrue, but nevertheless, it’s all out there. Unfortunately, Hillary is a liar. When news...
  • US Marshals Investigated for Quid Pro Quo Hiring, Misuse of Asset Forfeiture Funds

    03/22/2015 1:18:42 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 25 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 19, 2015 | C J Ciaramella
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) has launched an investigation into alleged quid pro quo hiring and misuse of federal asset forfeiture funds at the US Marshals Service. In a letter sent to the U.S. Marshals Service Thursday, Grassley requested records in response to whistleblower allegations that senior officials in the service’s Asset Forfeiture Division (AFD) engaged in improper hiring practices.
  • Investigators arrest another man in Hot Lotto ticket mystery

    03/22/2015 3:41:09 AM PDT · by jjotto · 16 replies
    KCRG-TV9 ^ | Mar 21, 2015 | Clare Murphy
    DES MOINES — Authorities made a second arrest in the Hot Lotto ticket investigation Thursday night. The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa Attorney General’s Office have charged Robert Clark Rhodes II, 46, of Sugarland, Texas, with two counts of fraud, according to a release from DPS. Both counts of fraud are Class D felonies. Iowa authorities arrested Rhodes in Texas March 20 with the help of Texas Lottery Enforcement officials, according to the release. He is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond in the Fort Bend County Jail where he will await...
  • GOP Senate Finance: At least $5.7B wasted on ObamaCare so far

    03/20/2015 12:24:56 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Sarah Ferris
    Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee say they have found at least $5.7 billion in wasted ObamaCare spending from the last five years. Panel Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said his staff have tallied the costs of five programs that have failed or "added no value," from the dysfunctional HealthCare.gov website to the national sign-up navigator program. "That is $5.7 billion down the drain," Hatch said during a hearing Thursday to mark the fifth anniversary of ObamaCare's passage. The federal government's HealthCare.gov, which broke down in the fall of 2013, has been one of the most criticized components of ObamaCare's rollout....
  • DEMS ANXIOUS OVER HILLARY CLINTON AS CLINTON FOUNDATION SCANDAL GROWS

    03/19/2015 10:14:01 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 19, 2015 | By Wynton Hall
    Growing Democratic anxieties over a possible Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy received a jolt on Thursday, as Reuters revealed Hillary and Bill Clinton broke the disclosure rules they agreed to with the Obama administration by failing to disclose Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) donors since 2010. As Reuters notes, CHAI is the Clinton Foundation’s “flagship health program, which spends more than all of the other foundation initiatives put together.” The Reuters revelation comes on the heels of Hillary Clinton’s roundly criticized explanations for why she evaded records laws by using a personal email address and had a secret server housed in...
  • Police investigate 51 cases of alleged voting fraud (Israel)

    03/17/2015 3:05:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    ynet ^ | 3/17/15 | Ahiya Raved
    Police opened 51 investigations on Tuesday related to alleged voting fraud ranging from impersonation, stolen ballots and threats against ballot officials, and 23 suspects were being pursued. Several attempts to subvert the voting process were noted in the north – four voters who arrived at their designated voting stations in Nahariya, Kiryat Tiv'on and Kiryat Ata found that someone had already voted in their name. Local police began investigating each incident. Police said that one man claimed that someone else may have used his lost drivers license to vote in his name. A similar incident was reported in Afula where...
  • Social Security Rolls Show 6.5 Million Centenarians SATIRE

    03/16/2015 9:19:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2015 | John Semmens
    Although the worldwide population of persons older than 112 years of age is estimated to be only three dozen, an investigation by the inspector general revealed that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has active accounts for 6.5 million persons over that age. Obviously, there aren’t really 6.5 million persons that old living in America. Obviously, many recipients who have been long dead are regularly mailed benefits checks by SSA. Obviously, millions of identities have been stolen and are being used to rack up potential benefits. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis) and Tom Carper (D-Del), who head the Senate committee that oversees...
  • IRS paid out $5.8 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year - 6.5m people in the US are 112

    03/14/2015 7:04:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/14/15
    IRS paid out $5.8 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year as Social Security records show that 6.5m people in the US are 112 Americans are getting older, but not this old: Social Security records show that 6.5 million people in the U.S. have reached the ripe old age of 112. In reality, only few could possibly be alive. As of last fall, there were only 42 people known to be that old in the entire world. But Social Security does not have death records for millions of these people, with the oldest born in 1869, according to a report...
  • VINDICATED: Researcher punished for exposing climate fraud beats UCLA

    03/14/2015 3:54:16 PM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 38 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 12, 2015 | Matt Lamb
    School says it’s purely a financial decision – trial ain’t cheap Scientific research at universities is supposed to involve inquiry into established theories and hypotheses. That is, unless they question environmental regulations. One UCLA science researcher, a 34-year veteran of the school, found himself out of a job in 2011 after examining the data underlying diesel regulations proposed by a California regulator and exposing the shoddy credentials of a lead author of that regulator’s report. James Enstrom secured victory in a two-and-a-half year legal battle against UCLA last week when the school agreed to settle the case. The school...
  • DC Matic - You Too Can Shred Problematic Emails!!!

    03/13/2015 5:04:03 PM PDT · by goodn'mad · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 14, 2015 | Reason TV
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlWo05vlKkM Fun watching Hillary Clinton's email problems.
  • Pa. Senator Proposes Automatic Voter Registration Law

    03/12/2015 8:47:55 PM PDT · by MilesVeritatis · 17 replies
    ABC 27 News (WHTM) ^ | 03/11/2015 | Myles Snyder
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A Pennsylvania senator says he plans to introduce a bill that would automatically register people to vote when they use the services of certain state agencies. Senator Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) said his proposal would essentially change Pennsylvania’s voter registration system from an “opt-in” system to an “opt-out” system. Pennsylvanians currently may fill out voter registration forms when they apply for public benefits, services or licenses through the Department of Transportation and other state agencies. Under his proposed legislation, Hughes said the state agencies would automatically collect voting-related information with the application and electronically send it to...
  • Hillary’s Brilliant Press Conference Performance

    03/11/2015 5:18:29 AM PDT · by LeoMcNeil · 29 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | March 11, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    You have to give the Clinton’s credit for knowing how to put on a good show. Hillary’s press conference yesterday was great entertainment. Sure, she’s completely full of it but the optics and the performance were magnificent. Hillary explained her personal email story at the UN of all places. It was picked for two reasons. First, the UN gives Hillary the appearance of being above the fray, focused on world politics rather than the pettiness of emails. Second, in order to get a press pass the media has to request one at least 24 hours in advance. Hillary announced her...
  • IG Audit: 6.5 Million People With Active Social Security Numbers Are 112 or Older

    03/10/2015 6:08:42 AM PDT · by knarf · 22 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | knarfsusan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - Many people are living longer, but not to age 112 or beyond -- except in the records of the Social Security Administration. The SSA's inspector general has identified 6.5 million number-holders age 112 -- or older -- for whom no death date has been entered in the main electronic file, called Numident.
  • More Evidence Of Climate Data Tampering By NOAA?

    03/10/2015 5:57:50 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/10/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    When Dr. Roy Spencer looked up summer temperature data for the U.S. Corn Belt, it showed no warming trend for over a century. But that was before temperatures were “adjusted” by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration climate scientists — now the same data shows a significant warming trend.Spencer, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, said that the National Climatic Data Center made large adjustments to past summer temperatures for the U.S. Corn Belt, lowering past temperatures to make them cooler. Adjusting past temperatures downward creates a significant warming trend in the data that didn’t exist before....
  • Leader of Mortgage Relief Scam Receives 24 Year Prison Sentence

    03/09/2015 8:40:30 PM PDT · by cornelis · 7 replies
    Alan David Tikal, 46, the principal operator of a large-scale mortgage fraud/mortgage elimination scheme, was sentenced to 24 years in prison. In September 2014, Tikal was convicted of 11 counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering by United States District Judge Troy L. Nunley. Between January 7, 2010 and August 20, 2013, Tikal operated a business under the name KATN, which targeted vulnerable and non-English speaking homeowners looking for mortgage assistance in the wake of the financial meltdown. According to evidence presented at trial, Tikal and his associates promised these homeowners that their outstanding mortgage debt would...
  • IG Audit: 6.5 Million People With Active Social Security Numbers Are 112 or Older

    03/09/2015 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    CNS ^ | 06-09-2015 | By Susan Jones
    Many people are living longer, but not to age 112 or beyond -- except in the records of the Social Security Administration. The SSA's inspector general has identified 6.5 million number-holders age 112 -- or older -- for whom no death date has been entered in the main electronic file, called Numident. The audit, dated March 4, 2015, concluded that SSA lacks the controls necessary to annote death information on the records of number-holders who exceed "maximum reasonable life expectancies." "We obtained Numident data that identified approximately 6.5 million numberholders born before June 16, 1901 who did not have a...
  • This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along

    03/09/2015 9:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    This Is How Hollywood Has Been Fooling You All Along When it comes to contemporary Hollywood films, there's often more than meets the eye. We're not just talking about an elaborate use of special effects and CGI, its those smaller more finite details that are so often easy to ignore. On the set of any movie, along with the crew, actors and stunt doubles you'll also have 'extra's' - people like you and I paid to simply be a warm prop, background fodder if you will. A crowd milling about in a scene or a customer in a shop. Extra's...
  • Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats

    03/07/2015 7:20:18 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Editors
    Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stats 03/05/2015 Racial Politics: Unable to pin racism charges on Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Attorney General Eric Holder is using half-baked data to manufacture a case of racism against his entire police force. Holder's race-baiting civil rights crew combed through several years of Ferguson Police Department data on traffic stops, searches and arrests and "found a pattern of racial disparities in Ferguson's police activities." "African Americans are overrepresented in FPD's vehicular stops" and victims of "racial bias," Holder concludes in his report. He...
  • Defiant Sen. Menendez declares, "I am not going anywhere"

    03/06/2015 6:00:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 56 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 6, 2015 | Fox News' Chad Pergram, Jake Gibson and Jodie Curtis and The Associated Press contributed to this re
    A defiant Sen. Robert Menendez declared, “I am not going anywhere,” Friday night amid reports the Justice Department is preparing to charge the New Jersey Democrat with corruption counts over allegations he used his office to help a Democratic donor. A person familiar with a federal investigation of Menendez told the Associated Press the Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against him in the coming weeks. The pending charges were first reported by CNN. Menendez told a press conference about four hours after the reports surfaced that he had “always conducted myself appropriately and in accordance with the...
  • NEW EMAILS Could Send Democrat Elijah Cummings to Prison for Targeting Voter Rights Group

    03/05/2015 7:43:23 AM PST · by george76 · 103 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | March 5, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Last April House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released a report implicating Democrat Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in colluding with the IRS and Lois Lerner against the nonpartisan voters rights group “True the Vote.” Catherine Engelbrecht, the founder of “True the Vote,” testified before Congress in February. She was targeted by FBI, IRS, ATF, and OSHA after she filed for tax exempt status for her voters rights group. Engelbrecht said this during her testimony before Congress and Cummings, “Frankly, to sit before my accuser and be silent in the face of what he did was unconscionable.” ... This week the...
  • "Embattled" Hillary Clinton urges State Department to release emails

    03/05/2015 4:59:28 AM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 5th 2015 | Steve Holland
    Reuters) - U.S. Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday broke her silence over a budding controversy involving her use of personal email for work when she was secretary of state, saying she wanted the U.S. State Department to release them swiftly. Clinton's statement was aimed at cooling a political firestorm over allegations that she inappropriately used her personal email for work while secretary of state from 2009 to 2013. "I want the public to see my email," the potential 2016 presidential candidate said in a tweet. "I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as...
  • WITNESSES TO MICHAEL BROWN SHOOTING FEARED CONTRADICTING ‘HANDS UP, DON’T SHOOT’ NARRATIVE

    03/04/2015 10:59:45 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 4, 2015 | by JOHN SEXTON
    According to an 86-page report issued by the Department of Justice, six of the most credible witnesses to the shooting of Michael Brown were afraid to give testimony in support of Ferguson, MO, police officer Darren Wilson, because they knew it would undercut the “Hands up, don’t shoot” narrative being advanced by their neighbors and, eventually, by the media. Several expressed concern for their safety should they choose to contradict that narrative publicly. As one witness noted, there were signs in the neighborhood reading “snitches get stitches.” The fear experienced by witnesses to the incident is a constant refrain in...
  • ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration

    03/03/2015 3:57:32 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 99 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-3-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    ‘We were never going to win’: House GOP caves on immigration Mar. 3, 2015 9:00am Pete Kasperowicz House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has told Republicans that he would call up and pass a “clean” Department of Homeland Security spending bill this week, and give up the fight to use that bill to defund President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. The decision marks the end of a standoff that has lasted for several weeks — a standoff Republicans will lose to Democrats when the clean DHS bill passes.
  • Boehner Caves on Amnesty

    03/03/2015 12:57:27 PM PST · by Regulator · 118 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 3rd, 2015 | Richard Manning
    “We were never going to win in Congress.” That is the epitaph spoken by Speaker Boehner ally Representative Tom Cole on the collapse of House Leadership’s resolve to legislatively fight Executive Amnesty. It may also be the final nail in the coffin for the notion of co-equal branches of government, as President Obama has already announced that he is considering using unilateral executive actions to ban ammunition and raise corporate taxes, on top of his massive Internet regulation announced last week.
  • Federal Worker Raided Student Data For Identity Theft

    03/03/2015 9:40:47 AM PST · by TennesseeGirl · 7 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/2/15 | Blake Neff
    Employees at the U.S. Department of Education have repeatedly treated the U.S. government’s trove of student information as a personal playground and piggy bank, according to a Freedom of Information Act release obtained by the Daily Mail.(excerpted)The Daily Mail’s inquiry found other cases of bizarre wrongdoing by the department’s 5,000 employees, including one worker who was caught searching for the student loan records of “Barrack Obama” (sic), apparently unaware that the president has already made most of his student loan details public. (excerpted)
  • Advocates: Walker's budget could hurt programs for disabled

    03/02/2015 12:02:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    LaCrosse Tribune ^ | March 2, 2015 | DANA FERGUSON
    "....Claire Yunker, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health Services, said in a statement that Walker’s proposal is aimed at preventing fraud and abuse in the existing system and creating a more coordinated care regimen. But Daniel Idzikowski, executive director of Disability Rights — a group that advocates for people with disabilities — said his organization was not consulted about Walker’s plan that the Legislature will debate over the next three months. It would drastically restructure Family Care, which administers personal care and long-term care services to elderly, disabled and injured Wisconsinites through Medicaid, he said. “By and large that...
  • The US recovery story is a fraud?

    02/27/2015 8:49:51 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 18 replies
    Most US economic data missed expectations in February. And that investors are sending stocks to all-time highs is making Societe Generale's Albert Edwards crazy. In a note Thursday, Edwards wrote: "With equity markets galore hitting record highs clearly I must be missing something big! We are at that stage in the cycle where I begin to doubt my own sanity. I’ve been here before though and know full well how this story ends and it doesn’t involve me being detained in a mental health establishment (usually)." From Janet Yellen's testimony on Capitol Hill earlier this week, Edwards points out that...
  • Rand Paul Draws Liberal Fire As The Left Discovers Its Inner Love Of The Fed

    02/24/2015 11:57:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ralph Benko
    The New Republic, in its February 8th issue, carries an article by Danny Vinik entitled Rand Paul Has the Most Dangerous Economic Views of Any 2016 Candidate. It appears that TNR’s fact checkers decamped along with its top journalists. Vinik: Speaking in front of more than 150 Iowa activists, Paul ripped into the Federal Reserve and promoted his “Audit the Fed” bill, which he introduced earlier this week. “I think there needs to be some sunshine,” he said, according to reports of the event. …Paul’s bill …would significantly damage the Fed’s independence, which exists so that politicians cannot influence the...
  • Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface - Jeremiah Wright

    02/24/2015 5:54:01 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ray Long
    Daughter of former Obama pastor sent to jail after new allegations surface By Ray Long Chicago Tribune contact the reporter The daughter of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the former pastor of President Barack Obama, was sent to jail Monday by a federal judge who revoked her bond in a money laundering case. lRelated Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Breaking News Rev. Jeremiah Wright's daughter found guilty of money laundering Jeri Wright, 49, of Hazel Crest, was convicted last March of 11 corruption counts, including money laundering and lying to a grand jury, in a case tied...
  • Chickens Coming Home To Roost: Rev. Wright’s Daughter Headed To Prison

    02/23/2015 6:18:45 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/23/15 | DEREK HUNTER
    Jeri Wright, the 48-year-old daughter of President Barack Obama’s mentor and former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is heading to jail. Free on bail while awaiting sentencing for money laundering in connection to a government-funded jobs training program, a U.S. District Court Judge found “there was probable cause to believe Wright committed a separate theft while on bail, thereby violating terms of her supervised release.” The new charges against Wright involve more sketchy bookkeeping. The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Prosecutors now say Wright was taking part in another scheme — this one involving ghost payrolling — even as she was standing trial. Between...
  • Clinton Body Count: You Won’t Believe These Numbers!

    02/23/2015 5:02:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 64 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 1/17/2014
    According to the American Freedom Fighters, the latest body count associated with the Clintons’ has been updated. All of the people included in the list below have been connected with the Clintons in some form or another, as explained in the description provided. Not included were any deaths that could not be verified or connected to the Clinton scandals. All deaths are listed chronologically by date and current to the best of their knowledge as of January 2014. Susan Coleman: Rumors were circulating in Arkansas of an affair with Bill Clinton. She was found dead with a gunshot wound to...
  • Obama-Supporting Immigration Attorney Arrested for Fraud – Forged Visa Application Forms

    02/23/2015 7:23:31 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/22/15 | Jim Hoft
    Irving immigration lawyer and Obama supporter, Sherin Thawer, was arrested on federal fraud charges and for forging applications of illegal immigrants. Sherin Thawer was invited to the Obama White House last year to discuss immigration reform. Dallas.com reported: An Irving immigration lawyer was arrested Friday morning on federal fraud charges for allegedly forging visa applications for illegal immigrants she represented, the U.S. attorney’s office said. Sherin Thawer, 45, was arrested by agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations at her Coppell home, authorities said. She made her initial court appearance Friday and was released. The seven-count indictment,...
  • How Dare Giuliani Question Obama’s Patriotism!

    02/23/2015 5:03:57 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 53 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 23, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    Rudy Giuliani had the unmitigated gall last week to question President Obama’s love of country. This has been a standing question about Obama since he ran for President in 2008. How can you love a country that you believe needs to be fundamentally transformed? It’s not like Obama wants to fundamentally transform the United States into some romanticized version of the past. He wants to fundamentally transform the country into his own image. In many ways he’s been successful. We have a large number of Americans who believe court orders are mere suggestions to be ignored and that the executive...
  • 50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money (Stunning Disclosure)

    02/17/2015 7:51:04 AM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 17 Feb 15 | John Hawkins
    The late, great Eric Hoffer once said that, “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” Some people have started to wonder whether that’s happened to groups in the conservative movement – and that’s understandable. Reports about sleazy activities by conservative groups have not exactly been in short supply over the last couple of years. Damaging stories have popped up on the Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Washington Post, the Politico and at the Daily Caller among other outlets. Additionally, for those of us who have a lot of friends in the Tea...
  • Illinois poverty on rise since 2010; four counties at greatest risk, says report

    02/14/2015 12:33:56 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Reebot Illinois ^ | Feb 12, 2015 | Caitlin Wilson
    Illinois poverty on rise since 2010; four counties at greatest risk, says report Caitlin Wilson The number of Illinoisans living in poverty has risen steadily since 2010, with nearly 15 percent of residents living at or below the poverty line, a new report says, the highest mark since 1960. The Social Impact Research Center (SIRC) released a report detailing the statistics surrounding poverty in Illinois, finding that Illinois “has plenty of room for improvement” in comparison to other states when it comes to residents living in poverty, and that 14 of the state’s counties have more than 20,000 residents in...
  • Outrage as Shirley MacLaine asks: Were Holocaust victims paying for sins in past lives?

    02/13/2015 6:01:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 13, 2015 | Sam Creighton
    Her bizarre New Age views on topics such as reincarnation and UFOs have often left the public baffled. Now Shirley MacLaine has provoked widespread fury by claiming the victims of the Holocaust may have brought their fate upon themselves. The veteran Hollywood actress suggests the six million Jews and millions of others systematically murdered in Hitler’s death camps in the 1940s were ‘balancing their karma’ for crimes committed in past lives. She also suggests that cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking may have subconsciously given himself his debilitating motor neurone disease.
  • Federal subpoena seeks Oregon state records concerning Gov. John Kitzhaber[Reisgns/Ethics Probs]

    02/13/2015 12:27:07 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb 13, 2015 | Maria L. La Ganga and Nigel Duara
    <p>Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Friday, ending weeks of speculation about whether he could lead Oregon with the cloud of at least two investigations into possible ethical breaches hanging over his head.</p> <p>The embattled governor faces allegations that his fiancee used their relationship to win contracts for her consulting business and failed to report income on her taxes. The state’s two top legislative leaders and the state treasurer -- all Democrats, as is the 67-year-old governor -- had called on Kitzhaber on Thursday to resign. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Caption Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, fiancee provide new green energy scandal After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning After rumors swirl. Gov. Kitzhaber says he's not resigning Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon governor insists he won't resign Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work' Oregon sec. of state 'headed to the capitol to do some work'</p>
  • The Problem Of Money In Politics Is Completely Overblown

    02/12/2015 5:51:55 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 11 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 12, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The Democrats on the FCC are working towards the creation of massive regulations on the internet. Preparing them in secrecy, they apparently have 322 pages worth of regulations that they’re prepared to vote on later this month. Meanwhile at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Democrats want to create massive regulations for speech on the internet. Apparently the Democrats aren’t happy with recent Supreme Court decisions which limit the government’s ability to prohibit people from donating money to campaigns and PAC’s. Their solution is to have government regulate internet speech. Some of the rules they’re talking about would regulate blogs, even...
  • Clinton foundation received up to $81m from clients of controversial HSBC bank

    02/10/2015 9:54:52 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    The Guardian ^ | February 10, 2015 | Paul Lewis in New York and James Ball in London
    The charitable foundation run by Hillary Clinton and her family has received as much as $81m from wealthy international donors who were clients of HSBC’s controversial Swiss bank. Leaked files from HSBC’s Swiss banking division reveal the identities of seven donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation with accounts in Geneva. They include Frank Giustra, Canadian mining magnate and one of the foundation’s biggest financial backers, and Richard Caring, the British retail magnate who, the bank’s internal records show, used his tax-free Geneva account to transfer $1m into the New York-based foundation. Hillary Clinton has expressed concern over...
  • David Brock resigns from Hillary Clinton PAC

    02/09/2015 7:54:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/2015 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    David Brock on Monday abruptly resigned from the board of the super PAC Priorities USA Action, revealing rifts that threaten the big-money juggernaut being built to support Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential campaign. In a resignation letter obtained by POLITICO, Brock, a close Clinton ally, accused Priorities officials of planting “an orchestrated political hit job” against his own pro-Clinton groups, American Bridge and Media Matters. Those groups — along with another pro-Clinton group, the super PAC Ready for Hillary — had their fundraising practices called into question last week by a New York Times report. It pointed out that veteran Democratic...
  • The fiddling with temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever

    02/08/2015 11:43:12 AM PST · by amnestynone · 53 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/07/15 | Christopher Booker
    When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified. Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on his Notalotofpeopleknowthat blog, had checked the published temperature graphs for three weather stations in Paraguay against the temperatures that had originally been...