Hundreds, if not thousands, of lobbyists are likely to be ejected from federal advisory panels as part of a little-noticed initiative by the Obama administration to curb K Street's influence in Washington, according to White House officials and lobby
Would you suggest to yourself that you are a fool? Would you say that you are stupid concerning money management? Would you definitely state that you have never had an original idea in your head! Didn't think so. So why are you allowingRead Letter
The Postal Service is legally prohibited from taking tax dollars. But in order to stay afloat, the agency has been borrowing from the US Treasury: At last count, it owes the government $10.2 billion. It lost $3.8 billion in the recent year
The frequency of identity tolls will continue to escalate as long as the legal precedents are tolerated by citizens. 24 state governments recently refused the hefty demands on identity in the Real ID Act. These States punted the regulations along wit
An explanation of how individuals were enslaved following the American Civil War
A federal judge found poor maintenance of a major navigation channel by the Army Corps of Engineers led to some of the worst flooding after Hurricane Katrina. A major victory for homeowners who suffered damage in the aftermath of the storm.
Although there are no formal laws in this town against drying laundry outside, a town official called to ask her to stop drying clothes in the sun. And she received two anonymous notes from neighbors saying they did not want to see her underwear flap
A consultant hired to diagnose the ills that have plagued Texas' $863 million data center consolidation project with IBM Corp. said Friday that the current deal is dysfunctional and unsustainable.
Today, County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced his office will decline to prosecute motorists on criminal charges whose cases are based solely on photo-radar evidence. Recently, the Arizona Department of Public Safety has referred cases to the Maric
On the agenda at this month’s Maricopa formal meeting of the Board of Supervisors, among other things, was how the plundering class is going to pilfer more money from the slaves now that the housing bubble orchestrated by the Federal Reserve has coll
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday that it has warned several companies to stop selling banned flavored cigarettes to U.S. consumers online. The agency sent letters this week to more than a dozen Web-based companies saying they are violatin
Mann was arrested as he waited on the tarmac at Harare airport, Zimbabwe, for arms to load on to a Boeing 727 carrying 64 mercenaries recruited in South Africa and headed for Equatorial Guinea. We'll show you where this conspirator went wrong.
It is high time that pay and investment guidelines be mandated for all top level executives who may in the normal course their daily work push the entire economy too close to or even over the edge of systemic risk falls.
The latest rap by Mos Def ? Or government intervention into my dog's life?
From the English and French upper classes and nobility came the “fops”. These over-dressed dandies were more concerned with style than substance. Almost 10% of Congress is related to another person who’s “served”; are politicians the new nobility? Is
A man set fire to the New York City 911 “Memorial”, revealing that, despite, millions in funds for “planning”, eight years after 911, the victim’s remains and the place to pay respects is a temporary tent next to the Coroner’s office.
Why does anyone still think that "government" can be a force for justice? And why are they still surprised when it's not?
A temporary measure that would keep the U.S. government running through December 18 cleared Congress on Thursday, giving lawmakers more time to work on spending bills for the current fiscal year.
WASHINGTON — Louis Freeh, the former head of the FBI, is now an Italian citizen. Officials at the Italian Embassy in Washington say Freeh was made a citizen at a ceremony Friday. An announcement on the embassy's Web site says Freeh was granted citize
One environmental group is dedicated to the goal of ending commercial development on the vast public lands of the West -- even if it means no cattle, sheep, solar farms, wind farms, natural gas or oil development or vitally needed new transmission li
A Citibank wealth manager who handled money of the super wealthy, once told me that the super-rich think different. He said that the way an average person thinks about a hobby, the super wealthy think about personal safety and protection of wealth--a
Energy companies have privately warned the Government that its climate change targets are "illusory" and "delusional" as global leaders prepare to sign up to stricter guidelines at the Copenhagen climate change conference in six weeks.
New York state's highest court has just bitch slapped a bunch of landlords who think they can provide apartments for the people of NYC at a rate that reflects the market rate.
Since its March launch, the government’s $50 billion program to prevent foreclosures has been marked by confusion, delays and doubts. A little-noticed conclusion in a government report released on Wednesday reveals that the program’s auditor is no di
On October 31, 2009, the once largest aluminum plant in the world will shut down. With it goes another American industry and more American jobs. The Columbia Falls Aluminum Company in Montana will shut down its aluminum production because it cannot p
New Jersey taxpayers are sending almost $1 million a month to a partnership run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc. for protection against rising interest costs on bonds that the state redeemed more than a year ago
A coalition of black, Latino and Asian lawmakers on Thursday expressed opposition to a proposal that would require next year's census forms to ask about the status of a person's citizenship.
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
A group of Senators, including Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd, are moving to extend the $8,000 first-time homebuyers tax credit and extend it to all homebuyers. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) who had previously owned a real estate compan