The federal government hired a New Orleans man for $18,000 to appraise whether news stories about its actions in the Gulf oil spill were positive or negative for the Obama administration, which was keenly sensitive to comparisons between its response
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office could start to receive $2,430,000 in racketeering and jail-enhancement funds under a proposal expected to appear today before the Board of Supervisors.
Cartels are now "employing Cold War-era spy tactics to recruit and corrupt U.S. officials," reports the Washington Post.
"If [Prop 19] passed, Californians 21 and older would be the first Americans with the legal right to use marijuana recreationally. " [note to 73-year-olds: you are not Americans. Get out before CBS calls ICE on your un-American asses.]
The following information is taken from a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on February 25, 2010. Please read Blackwater Used More Than 30 Front Companies to Obtain Government Contracts. Thanks to Corey Pein of War Is Business for transc
911 deja vu. Just like at ground zero, when people were told the air was safe to breath, the criminals at the EPA are covering up for BP's actions in the Gulf.
According to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Blackwater has created 31 shell companies in order to win military and CIA contracts worth nearly a $Bn without revealing its notorious name.
Insurers are stealing from the dead
But the reason I won't short them is because the accounting is so bad it's not possible to get your arms around what's going on. Back in the mania I tended to avoid them because they were just financial black holes…
Blackwater Worldwide created a web of more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain millions of dollars in American government contracts after the security company came under intense criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq, according
A former senior employee of a U.S. military contractor pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to pay $360,000 in bribes to U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at a U.S. military base in Kuwait, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer o
1.Most of the regional reports were very poor in August. Either they collectively all wrong or the ISM is.
A report is circulating that some housing sales are being recorded at much higher prices than the true sales prices. The report has the smell of truth.
Byline: Anita Moncrief - original whistleblower at Acorn An article posted at the site Texas GOP Vote highlights the close connection between Representative Kristin Thibuat and ACORN: “The Republican Party of Texas today unveiled a new webs
August 31st, 2010 - Here are the 26 reports of police misconduct tracked in our National Police Misconduct News Feed for Monday, August 30, 2010:
I know if I was at work and was caught red-handed stealing money by a undercover investigator my employer wouldn’t pay me to sit at home while my fellow workers decide if I am allowed to keep my job.
They’re morally blind money addicts who believe they’re “God’s chosen.” AA would say: They haven’t “bottomed,” won’t recover from their disease till a disaster hits, with another market meltdown and the “Great Depression 2.” Then maybe they’ll “quit
A former DOD contract employee pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to bribe U.S. Army contracting officials stationed at an Army base in Kuwait, and to money laundering conspiracy, announced the Assistant Attorney General. Agrees to Forfeit $650,000 t
But in some new developments, homebuilders are including in contracts a 1% fee to be paid to them every time the house is sold -- for 99 years. And the money doesn't go for improvements or upkeep: It's just money in the builders' pockets.
"Think about it, there were actually eight people murdered during that time frame that would not have been murdered had Mark Goudeau simply been taken into custody," Victor said.
Why did Arizona's two main gubernatorial candidates, Gov. Jan Brewer, former secretary of state/head of elections, who contracted for highly criticized and easily-hacked Diebold and Sequoia ballot scanning systems, and Attorney General (AG) Terry God
"He should get in contact with police so that he can be confronted with the suspicions," authorities say. "The next step is that we interrogate him." No shit.
Chalk up another one for the media covering up for the Clintons. I mean, how is it that I'm just learning about this now?!?!?!
Are the banks knowingly dumping worthless paper on Fannie (and perhaps Freddie) - and if so are they fairly-disclosing the impairments? One has to wonder why Fannie would be interested in buying a long-delinquent second with no collateral behind it.
Nice work if you can get it. A TX DA uses drug seizures as his own private slush fund. In addition, Three Former Brooks County DA secretaries paid over $1 million in salaries in three year period.
It is vital to understand how widespread Goldman Sach's ties are to the Obama administration. This diary shows the pervasive influence of Goldman Sachs and Goldman created institutions (like the Hamilton Project embedded in the Brookings Institution)
Pastor Steven Anderson was beaten and Tased at a Border Patrol checkpoint last year, and has since been cleared of all charges by a jury. But now he's filing suit against the officers who Tased him.
This has been released in Massachusetts by Sean Bielat, the candidate who is running against Earl Sholley to try and unseat Frank.....
Public records show it sold in foreclosure for $25,500 in January 2009, then resold for $355,000 in October. In between, a $110,000 mortgage was taken out on the home, supposedly for renovations. This June, the property went back into foreclosure.
Former House majority leader Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) was both defiant and ebullient on Monday after hearing that the Justice Department had dropped its six-year investigation of his interactions with lobbyist Jack Abramoff and a host of other political co