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  • The Jailbird Architect of Obama's Global Warming Plan

    06/25/2014 8:41:10 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 6/24/14 | Phil Kerpen
    When President Obama announced an unprecedented effort by the EPA to strong-arm states into adopting cap-and-trade, he made the announcement not by focusing on the benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but rather on the so-called co-benefits that closing coal plants will have on particulate matter, which is already tightly regulated. These purported co-benefits are based on two secret studies that have never been publicly validated. Amazingly, the architect of this co-benefits strategy is a long-time EPA staffer named John Beale, now known as federal inmate number 33005-016 and locked up for fraud at Cumberland Federal Correctional Institution. For nearly...
  • Convicted felon seeks 18th District House seat

    04/24/2011 3:35:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies
    galesburg.com ^ | 24 April 2011 | Karen McDonald
    PEORIA, IL — A Peoria man who’s running to represent the 18th Congressional District is a convicted felon who’s still on probation. Matthew Woodmancy calls his conviction “a huge, stupid mistake” and says everyone deserves a second chance. The 27-year-old Democrat, who is trying to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Peoria, released his criminal record to the media Thursday. No laws prohibit a convicted felon from running for or holding a congressional seat. “I learned the most from the felony. It was stupid. There are no, and there should not be, any excuses for it,” Woodmancy said Thursday. “I...
  • Clinton Wedding Raises Questions of Interfaith Marriage

    07/29/2010 8:43:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2010 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Click here to find out more! When asked about the significance of her daughter, Chelsea, marrying Marc Mezvinsky, who is Jewish, and thus being married in an interfaith union, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded, “Over the years, so many of the barriers that prevented people from getting married, crossing lines of faith or color or ethnicity have just disappeared.” True, the barriers have disappeared, but serious difficulties remain. While some scholars argue that mixed-faith unions “serve as a refiner’s fire” that make the relationships stronger, the statistical evidence indicates this is all too frequently not the outcome. The American...
  • William Jefferson (D-La & significant flight risk) sentencing of 27-33 years recommended

    11/08/2009 7:16:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies · 942+ views
    NOLA ^ | 11/06/09 | Jonathan Tilove
    William Jefferson sentencing of 27-33 years recommendedBy Jonathan Tilove November 06, 2009, 9:04PM Prosecutors on Friday night issued a memorandum recommending that former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson be sentenced to between 27 and 33 years in prison. Jefferson, 62, will be sentenced by federal Judge T.S. Ellis III on Nov. 13. The prosecution's sentencing memorandum suggests that Jefferson, who served 18 years in Congress, may have hidden resources and "poses a significant risk of flight,'' and ought to be immediately remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service after sentencing at the Alexandria, Va., courthouse. If Ellis follows the...
  • William Jefferson RAT-La defense to take stage soon (evidence photo of freezer loot)

    07/19/2009 10:39:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 605+ views
    NOLA ^ | 7/18/09 | Bruce Alpert
    William Jefferson defense to take stage soonby Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune Saturday July 18, 2009, 8:20 PM ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- Now, it's the defense team's turn. **SNUP** On Tuesday, jurors heard satellite radio executive Noah Samara say he was a longtime friend of the congressman's and happy to hire Jefferson's daughter to draw up the papers for an oil deal the two were pursuing. But he said he drew the line when the congressman suggested he also give her equity ownership in the venture. A day later, it was Folsom oil executive John Melton who said he drew up an...
  • Monica Conyers Resigns from City Council! (MI)

    06/29/2009 9:59:47 AM PDT · by Kieri · 44 replies · 3,049+ views
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 06/29/09 | WXYZ-TV
    (WXYZ) - Action News has learned that Monica Conyers has resigned from Detroit City Council. She submitted her resignation letter to Wayne County Clerk Janice Winfrey. Her resignation will take effect July 6. Conyers' staff will be on the payroll until December 31. They will reportedly be available to assist other Council members until then. Conyers' resignation comes on the heals of a call by Council President Ken Cockrel, Jr. for Conyers to step down. He said she had forfeited her office by pleading guilty to corruption charges on Friday. Stay with Action News and WXYZ.com for the latest on...
  • Illinois Governor Arrested on Corruption Charges

    12/09/2008 7:49:36 AM PST · by docbnj · 51 replies · 1,879+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9 Dec 2008 | Associated Press
    CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to fill the vacancy left by Barack Obama's election as president. According to a federal criminal complaint, Mr. Blagojevich also was charged with illegally threatening to withhold state assistance to Tribune Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune, in the sale of Wrigley Field. In return for state assistance, Mr. Blagojevich allegedly wanted members of the paper's editorial board who had been critical of him fired. The affidavit said Mr. Blagojevich discussed getting a substantial...
  • From One Jailbird to Another (Heidi Fleiss' Advice to Paris Hilton)

    05/20/2007 2:32:52 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies · 1,675+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | May 20, 2007 | PUBLIC EYE'S WEEK IN REVIEW
    PUBLIC EYE'S WEEK IN REVIEW From one jailbird to another May 20, 2007 From one jailbird to another Think of it as camp. That's basically the gist of what former “Hollywood Madam” Heidi Fleiss is advising Paris Hilton with regards to her impending jail sentence. While others have been warning Hilton of the indignities of jail – no toilet seat on the commode, cramped accommodations and quel horreur, the likelihood of having to wear an orange jail-issue jumpsuit – Fleiss is telling Hilton, via the Los Angeles Times, that it'll be over in a flash, and that she's “spent nights...
  • Breaking: Bob Ney Pleads Guilty, Turns States Evidence

    09/15/2006 7:49:38 AM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 136 replies · 9,513+ views
    CNN ^ | 9-15-06 | CNN
    Republican Rep. Bob Ney of Ohio has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and making false statements as part of a deal in which he will cooperate with an influence peddling investigation, the Justice Department said.
  • Kubby headed back to Placer jail for 60 days

    03/16/2006 3:44:41 PM PST · by Mojave · 16 replies · 356+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 15, 2006 | Art Campos
    Nine days after being released early from the Placer County jail because of overcrowding, medical marijuana activist Steven Wynn Kubby is returning for another stay. Kubby, 59, will report to jail today to serve a 60-day sentence imposed Tuesday by Superior Court Judge Robert McElhany, who determined that Kubby violated probation when he moved to Canada in 2001 to avoid a 120-day term for a drug conviction.
  • Jailed Man Wins School Board Election

    11/10/2005 10:33:40 AM PST · by kingattax · 11 replies · 340+ views
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - The winner of a school board election didn't campaign, attend forums or even go to any school board meetings before the vote - because he was in jail. Randy Logan Hale won 831 votes in Tuesday's election, securing one of three open seats on the Romoland School District Board in a community about 70 miles north of San Diego. "This is wild, he'll be glad," said his wife, Penny. Hale, 40, was returned to prison in September for violating his parole on 1998 convictions for spousal abuse and drug possession, the California Institution for Men in...
  • Ex-teacher accused of sex with student agrees to 9 months in jail (Pamela Rogers Turner)

    08/12/2005 8:02:45 AM PDT · by Moose4 · 186 replies · 8,474+ views
    Associated Press via WKRN.com ^ | 12 August 2005 | Unattributed
    MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A former physical education teacher charged with having sex with a 13-year-old boy who attended the school where she worked agreed to a nine-month jail sentence in a plea deal Thursday and was immediately locked up. Pamela Rogers Turner, 28, entered a no contest plea that allowed her to avoid a scheduled November trial on multiple charges of having sexual intercourse and oral sex with the teenager during a three-month relationship that started in November. A court clerk said the nine months in jail is part of an eight-year sentence for the former homecoming queen previously...
  • Post-Prison Stewart Not Shy About Sharing

    04/03/2005 9:22:45 AM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 3 replies · 406+ views
    AP ^ | 4/3/05 | JIM FITZGERALD
    KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) -- Her middle name is Helen. She likes to spend a lot of time with eggs. And she has no use at all for that clunky black gizmo on her ankle. In the month since Martha Stewart was released from prison, after serving five months for her role in a stock-sale scandal, she has not been shy about sharing. Though she turned down an interview request with The Associated Press, the freed tastemaker has been talking about everything from kielbasa ("Yum," she proclaims) to Tasmania in forums ranging from court papers to Internet chat rooms to her...
  • Penn admits to arrest(How Sean Penn escaped from jail after being arrested for attempted murder)

    12/27/2004 1:30:30 AM PST · by Stoat · 34 replies · 5,843+ views
    News.Com (Australia) ^ | December 27, 2004
    Penn admits to arrestDecember 27, 2004 OSCAR-winning actor Sean Penn was arrested for attempted murder before escaping from his jail cell and fleeing to Hong Kong, it was reported yesterday. Jailbird ... Penn escaped prison. The star, with help from his personal assistant, dangled a photographer from a 9th-floor hotel balcony in Macau after catching him in his room in 1986 while he was filming Shanghai Surprise, according to The Sunday Morning Post in Hong Kong. The incident is revealed in interviews Penn gave to the author of his biography, Sean Penn: His Life and Times, according to the...
  • Martha Stewart to Get New TV Show

    12/08/2004 4:51:31 PM PST · by The Loan Arranger · 13 replies · 306+ views
    iWon News ^ | December 8, 2004
    Martha Stewart will revive her daily homemaking show next September, this time with a live audience, celebrity guests and the help of "The Apprentice" producer Mark Burnett, it was announced Wednesday. Stewart, in prison and not allowed to conduct business, was not involved in the deal with NBC Universal to syndicate the show but is "very pleased," said Susan Lyne, president of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. --snip-- Shortly before she went to prison, Stewart gave Burnett a cerrated ruler that could also be used as a fruit peeler. He said he thought she was giving him a file to bake...
  • Jihad Jack refused bail

    11/23/2004 9:04:58 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 1,888+ views
    www.news.com.au ^ | 24 November 2004 | Aussie Dasher
    A MAGISTRATE has refused a bail application by Melbourne terror suspect "Jihad" Jack Thomas. Melbourne Magistrates' Court was told the former taxi driver and Muslim convert trained with the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda in Afghanistan before the September 11 attacks. The court also has been told that its leader, Osama bin Laden, wanted someone to conduct surveillance operations in Australia. Joseph Terrence Thomas, 31, was arrested last Thursday by officers from the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police joint counter terrorism team at his Werribee home, in Melbourne's western suburbs. Thomas is charged with receiving financial support from al-Qaeda, providing al-Qaeda...
  • Martha's 'little people' ... it's a good thing

    07/19/2004 7:38:23 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 19 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Delaware County Times ^ | July 19, 2004 | Gil Spencer
    I sat down with Martha Stewart yesterday evening to interview her about the interview she gave to Barbara Walters for ABC's ''20/20,'' which aired last night. She wore the same dark gray business suit she wore for Barbara. I wore the same cream-colored suit and dark blouse that Barbara wore during her sit down. And a blond wig too. Me: Martha, you told... may I call you Martha? MS: No. Me: Ms. Stewart, you told Barbara Walters that you hope that charges of which you were convicted, stock manipulation and lying to investigators, would be overturned on appeal. MS: Yes....
  • A hero, a domestic diva and a total loss of perspective

    07/18/2004 10:32:50 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 78 replies · 1,360+ views
    The Times ^ | July 19, 2004 | Abigail Rayner
    Martha Stewart likens herself to Nelson Mandela Martha Stewart: "There's many other good people that have gone to prison" Photo: Louis Lanzano/AP SHE compared herself to Nelson Mandela and claimed she was the victim of a witch hunt. But all Martha Stewart’s public outpourings have achieved is to provide a road map for other indicted executives on how not to present themselves to the judiciary, senior lawyers said yesterday. The multimillionaire television star hired Herb Hoelter, a leading defence lawyer to advise her on her presentation and demeanour as well as to negotiate community service. But in an interview with...
  • Candidate for House on way to prison

    07/14/2004 3:11:30 AM PDT · by bad company · 12 replies · 511+ views
    K.C.Star ^ | 14 July 2004 | Mike Rice
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted on Wed, Jul. 14, 2004 Candidate for House on way to prison Bailey sentenced in support case By MIKE RICE The Kansas City Star Bailey A Northland candidate in the 6th Congressional District is headed to state prison over failure to pay child support. Jeff Bailey, who is seeking the Democratic nomination in the Aug. 3 primary, was sentenced to four years in prison Monday after a Saline County judge imposed a sentence that had been suspended. Bailey, of Gladstone, was being held Tuesday in the Saline County Jail in Marshall, Mo., and could not be reached for...
  • FBI Raids 3 City Agencies, Street Fund-raiser's Office

    10/17/2003 7:32:04 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 33 replies · 338+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Oct. 17, 2003 | Anthony S. Twyman, Nathan Gorenstein and Emilie Lounsberry
    FBI Raids 3 City Agencies, Street Fund-raiser's Office By Anthony S. Twyman, Nathan Gorenstein and Emilie LounsberryInquirer Staff Writers       Ratcheting up the federal investigation that has engulfed the mayoral election, FBI agents crisscrossed Center City yesterday to search three city agencies and the office of a lawyer who is a top political ally of Mayor Street's and has earned millions from municipal legal work.   The extraordinary raids targeted the city Finance Department, the city treasurer's office, and the city Board of Pensions and Retirement, as well as the law office of Ronald A. White, a major...
  • Tyson's Wallet Goes Down for the Final Count

    08/05/2003 12:52:13 PM PDT · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 31 replies · 301+ views
    FoxNews online ^ | Tuesday, August 05, 2003 | Amy C. Sims
    <p>NEW YORK — Mike Tyson is no longer in the boxing ring, but he's still getting knocked out ... financially.</p> <p>Once the most feared man in boxing, Tyson has filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court (search), claiming that his finances are in disarray and he is unable to pay his bills.</p>