That conversion will give the state’s battered treasury an unexpected windfall and pump 1,000 prison jobs and several hundred construction jobs into northwestern Illinois. “This prison they spent a lot of money on and hoped to use as an economic e
Ben Swann Reality Check takes a look at the Commission on Presidential Debates and why they are not allowing Gov. Gary Johnson or any other candidates take part in the 2012 Presidential debates.
It’s only natural that the Democratic incumbent, Barack Obama, and the Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, should participate in tonight’s first presidential debate, but in fact there are two other candidates who qualified for the ballot in enough st
If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the American media act as presstitutes for rich and powerful Americans.
Out of control.
I once thought Whole Foods was a great place to shop, and I used to look forward to finding a Whole Foods store in every city I visited.
An ex-TSA officer has come out about the rampant theft that takes place at airports, and how and why TSA agents steal from passengers. As more and more passengers "lose" valuable items, the TSA's accountability is being called into question.
Exclusive: A laboratory shows how an e-voting machine used by a third of all voters can be easily manipulated
A landmark U.S. fine for excessive speculation in the benchmark cotton futures market has revealed a startling new dimension to last year's blistering winter price rally: the biggest bull was a Chinese trader with a $510 million punt.
Human beings cannot live without vitamin B-6.
A federal investigation spelled bad news for consumers and Discover alike when it determined the bank had duped people into signing up for payment protection plans and other add-on services they probably didn't need.
The trade group's chief concern is that the settlement would prohibit all merchants that use Visa and MasterCard - whether they decide to opt in or opt out of the settlement - from filing future lawsuits over interchange issues.
Reading an article here on the DP about real estate by Catherine Austin Fitts, I found a link in the comments section at the site of the original article which lead me to this article on illicit drug money.
Project S.H.A.M.E.: Megan McArdle, a Covert Republican Party Activist Trained by the Billionaire Koch Brothers
As Detroit residents fled one of the nation's most-distressed cities in waves, then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick enriched himself and his allies by rigging public contracts, shaking down businessmen and pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars,
Every year, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) releases a list of the most corrupt members of Congress.
The Department of Justice continues to ignore requests for comment in response to allegations it has coordinated with left-wing advocacy group Media Matters for America. in which cabinet agency doesn’t believe the collaboration has great significance
This may seem like a “now for something completely different” post, but this story about Blackwater and a much smaller miscreant is yet another window into our American two tier justice system. Plus you will learn something about gun laws.
A new paper recommended as a "required read" to Business Insider by hedge fund legend Cliff Asness charges that America is getting swindled by the investment management industry.
Beau Biden is Delaware’s Attorney General. 5 years ago, Biden consummated the official cover-up of the police murder of Marine veteran Derek Hale, who was repeatedly shot with a Taser and then gunned down at point-blank range
Two of the so called Al-Qaeda members who were wearing Guy Fawkes masks forgot to remove their press passes.
Starting next year, new rules designed to prevent another meltdown will force traders to post U.S. Treasury bonds or other top-rated holdings to guarantee more of their bets.
Every single year, millions of young adults head off to colleges and universities all over America full of hopes and dreams.
Former CNN Reporter Exposes Networks Self-Censorship on Bahrain
The fastest way to go broke in America is to go to the hospital.
During the Vietnam War, Sweden was an independent country with a moral conscience, and Sweden gave sanctuary to US war protestors who refused the draft. Washington realized the cost to itself and purchased the Swedish government in order to prevent a
Federal authorities arrested Trenton, N.J., Mayor Tony Mack and more than half a dozen other people in connection with an ongoing corruption probe. Mack faces federal charges including conspiracy to obstruct commerce by extortion.
In late May, a lawyer for the New York State Assembly sent a note to his colleagues in the attorney general’s and comptroller’s offices, soliciting their advice.
Last month, Mark Kitto, a British businessman who built (and subsequently lost) an empire of English-language magazines in China, wrote a 4,000 word article for the UK's Prospect magazine explaining why, after 26 years, he was finally leaving China.
There was another chapter in the China Kleotocracy story the past week. Western press reported on a fellow by the name of Wang Guoqiang. Wang fled China with $30Mn in his pocket back in April. The problem is that the loot was stolen from the treasur