The ties between indicted banker Allen Stanford and members of Congress -- including millions in contributions and weekends in five-star Caribbean resorts -- are now the subject of a sweeping federal investigation.
How to make a dying economy even worse - siphon $3.7M away from private daycare workers into the union that they didn't know existed, provides no benefits, and has no corporate entity to fight.
A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer stationed at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on a charge of receiving child pornography. The indictment charges that Eric Higgins, 31, received pornographic ima
Perhaps modern psychiatry has discovered a new mental illness: Battered Citizen Syndrome (BCS). The key symptoms of this illness include the following:
Hendershott's response was exactly the note one would expect from Arpaio. Naturally, he maligns Polk as having tried to "tank the case" she was working on because she's part of the conspiracy against Arpaio. And so, Yavapai County Attorney Polk joi
The provision he cites, found on pages 240 through 248 of the manager’s amendment, requires that six different agencies each establish an “Office of Minority Health.” The agencies are the “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resour
In October, Jagels told the Bakersfield Californian that after 26 years in office, he won't be running for reelection in 2010. Good riddance to him. You'd be hard pressed to find a law enforcement official who embodies the worst excesses of America's
In a rare early Saturday morning vote, the Senate passed a massive Pentagon spending bill that includes nearly $130 billion for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a measure Republicans had tried to block as a means of delaying action on President Obam
Phil Mendelson sent a letter to D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier requesting a detailed account of the costs associated with the mayor's security detail, and whether the mayor ever reimbursed the city for the use of the detail for non-official business
Controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., is no stranger to hardball tactics, so he probably isn't fazed by being on the receiving end of rough politics. Still, that doesn't excuse the Obama administration's apparent ideological ven
Former IL governor Blagojevich's lawyers want the FBI to give up details of interviews conducted last year of President Obama, his chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, White House adviser Valerie Jarrett and others as part of the investigation.
Barack Obama... has for some reason allowed his presidency to be hijacked by sniveling, low-rent shitheads.
His plea makes Cramer one of the highest-ranking ICE officials to admit to or be convicted of corruption and it raises questions about the ability of Mexican drug cartels to reach the upper echelons of U.S. law enforcement.
"But now Peter faces a felony rap for "assaulting a federal officer" (Peter and the witness in the car say he didn't do a thing, and I believe them). Defending this charge will cost a fortune, and an inadequate defense could cost Peter his home, his"
Sen. Max Baucus (D-MN), chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, gave a $14,000 pay raise to a female staffer in 2008, at the time he was becoming romantically involved with her, and later that year took her on a taxpayer-funded trip to Sou
NEW YORK – A story emerging out of Britain suggests "follow the money" may explain the enthusiasm of the United Nations to pursue caps on carbon emissions, despite doubts surfacing in the scientific community about the validity of the underlying glob
A South Carolina House panel voted Wednesday not to impeach Gov. Mark Sanford for abandoning his duties and abuse of power, all but closing the door on lawmakers removing Sanford from office. The seven-member panel, instead, voted unanimously to c
Two attorneys who have been prominent in the court battles regarding whether Obama is Constitutionally eligibile to be President have joined forces.
DETROIT, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Two leaders of a Detroit homeless shelter will plead guilty to charges they diverted taxpayer funds to political causes, The Detroit Free Press said Tuesday.
U.N.'s H1N1 scientists linked to companies making vaccine
Burglars broke into the offices occupied by two members of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's legal defense team overnight and stole eight computers and a safe, police said Friday. The break-in occurred at the South Side offices of veteran Chicago crim
“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Mark Twain on Disraeli from Chapters from My Autobiography
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus was romantically involved with a former staffer when he recommended her earlier this year to become the next U.S. attorney for Montana, a spokesman said.
The world's pettiest sheriff continues to show us the facade that passes for law and order in Maricopa County
A former top climate scientist for NASA is in the news. Mark Schoeberl was found guilty of steering lucrative contracts to his wife Barbara’s company.
As struggling communities around the country wait for more help from the $787 billion stimulus package, one region is already basking in its largess: the government-contractor nexus that is metropolitan Washington. [surprise]
While contractors allow the U.S. to fight wars with fewer American troops -- which may be good or bad, depending on who you ask -- they also present serious transparency and security concerns
Free tickets to ball games, spa visits or other treats for California officials' spouses or children should be reported and counted toward annual gift limits, according to the staff at the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
The Idaho Supreme Court ruled former U.S. Rep. George Hansen owes more than $700,000 for defrauding an Idaho couple in an investment scheme Hansen called the "Congressional Accountability Project." The court ruled unanimously against Hansen, 79, a Re