[How convenient] - Earlier this month, state police reopened their investigation, acknowledging that they had never interviewed two Bourne firefighter/EMTs who treated Peirce at the scene of the Route 6 crash. Those Bourne firefighters declined to
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit blasted the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) for committing "highly objectionable," "tainted," "reckless," "misleading" and "illegal" conduct in a 2005 attempt to seize more than $186,400 f
An oxymoron (i.e. "sharply dull" in Greek) is a figure of speech that combines two normally contradictory terms. They appear in a range of contexts, from inadvertent errors to puns such as “extremely average” to “jumbo shrimp”, to the “same differen
Gotta watch the video on this one. During an ongoing judicial hearing, a Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy walks behind the defense attorney, rummages through her legal documents and hands a few to another deputy who walks off with them. The deputy cl
"APS: Emergency! I need to charge my customers a rate hike so I can make more profits. Its an emergency for my shareholders!" (actual comment! - Ed)
A California judge has dismissed a complaint challenging President Obama's eligibility to be president citing the "birth certificate from the state of Hawaii"...
House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee rep
The House ethics committee announced Thursday that it would begin full investigations into two House members, Maxine Waters and Laura Richardson, but a security breach threatened to make public the names of many other members facing ethics inquiries.
Nearly half the members of a powerful House subcommittee in control of Pentagon spending are under scrutiny by ethics investigators in Congress, who have trained their lens on the relationships between seven panel members and an influential lobbying
(Maybe Goldman Sachs will hire him) A man in eastern China has been given a 9-year jail term for buying and selling over 58 billion yuan ($8.5 billion) worth of fraudulent gold futures, state media said on Thursday. The man, named as Zhang Yong
Dubbed the "instant millionaire", Congressman Alan B. Mollohan is a self-made political creature. He’s been representing WV’s-1 since 1982. Along the way, he’s picked up some powerful committee seats, lots of personal cash and a lot of questions. We
Excerpt at mid-level page in case you don't want to read the whole thing - Ed.
The group, which included supporters from community group National People's Action and the Service Employees International Union, has organized the protests to coincide with the annual meeting of the American Bankers Association. The group is demandi
WTF is wrong with this clown?
The Department of Defense awarded nearly $30 million in stimulus contracts to six companies while they were under federal criminal investigation on suspicion of defrauding the government.
After receiving a complaint alleging a violation of Open Meeting Law during an Oct. 13 Tombstone City Council meeting, along with reviewing a video clip of the incident, Cochise County Attorney Edward Rheinheimer said his office decided to initiate t
Palm Beach billionaire Jeffry Picower, the biggest beneficiary of Bernard Madoff's fraud, was found lying at the bottom of the pool at his home, police said. Police were investigating the death of the 67-year-old investor as a drowning.
Costs are out of control, and priorities are skewed in the interests of rich organized interest groups at the expense of the vast majority of citizens...The one percent that comprise the superrich are laughing as they say, "let them eat cake."
...Pelosi Says: 'Are You Serious?'
What is it about the name Goldman Sachs that makes otherwise sensible people foam at the mouth? . Alistair Darling declared that this was a grievous mistake and that no bank “would be standing here today if the taxpayer had not put their hand into th
The $8,000 tax credit for first time homebuyers is turning into a disaster of major proportions. According to a WSJ (and other) report fraud has been rampant in this program. Some highlights:
One year after the government took over and bailed out Freddie Mac, the giant mortgage finance company, federal regulators are blocking former employees from revealing information to investors who are suing the company for fraud, lawyers for shareho
Lobbying by large financial firms has been relatively quiet during the period they were receiving government bailouts, as it would have looked foolish and unethical to be receiving taxpayer funds while then turning around and making donations to poli
Why Make Money through Commercial Banking when you can become a taxpayer backed Investment Bank. How JP Morgan Really made the $3.6 Billion in Q3 Profits.
Wow, George Soros must be really pissed he is not in on the latest looting of the people.
National People's Action Network has put out an email reporting that 10,000 people have signed up to protest this weekend at the American Bankers Association conference in Chicago.
As of September 30, 2009, Partners Bank had total assets of $65.5 million. .... The FDIC estimates that the cost to the Deposit Insurance Fund (DIF) will be $28.6 million.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told CNSNews.com that after reviewing the Memorandum of Agreements between Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and state and local law enforcement agencies in 23 states, the only agency to lose its auth
Congress put American taxpayers on the hook for $700 billion last year when it approved the massive bailout to paper over imprudent lending decisions of nine Wall Street giants: Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs
An Alaska businessman admitted to giving gifts to Republican Rep. Don Young, the state's long-serving sole congressman, in a confession made public as part of an ongoing federal investigation into political corruption in the state.