Tag: Corruption

Democrats’ Best Friend in DC, Marion Barry, Locked Up Again

Democrats’ Best Friend in DC, Marion Barry, Locked Up Again

| July 5, 2009 | 1 Reply

If you’re looking for two words to sum up why Washington, DC has been a national joke for the past thirty years, you couldn’t do better than “Marion Barry”. WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former D.C. mayor, now Washington councilman, Marion Barry has been arrested again. On July 4, the U.S. Park Police arrested Barry and charged […]

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In Other News, What’s Happening with the IG Scandal?

In Other News, What’s Happening with the IG Scandal?

| July 3, 2009 | 1 Reply

While the MSM, the rabid left, and certain feckless and self-aggrandizing Republicans go haring after Sarah Palin, the Inspectors General scandal is still moving forward. Michelle Malkin has been digging into the Amtrak part of the story and has found little but the stench of cronyism and some shiny glimmers of real trouble for the […]

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Congressional Bailout Corruption Strikes Again

Congressional Bailout Corruption Strikes Again

| July 1, 2009 | 1 Reply

Culture of Corruption? Why, whatever on Earth could you be talking about? Sen. Daniel K. Inouye’s staff contacted federal regulators last fall to ask about the bailout application of an ailing Hawaii bank that he had helped to establish and where he has invested the bulk of his personal wealth. The bank, Central Pacific Financial, […]

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Chuck Grassley Just Fired the First Shot in the IG Scandal.

Chuck Grassley Just Fired the First Shot in the IG Scandal.

| June 26, 2009 | Reply

The Inspector General scandal (IG-Gate? In-Scam?) has taken another large step forward now that Senator Chuck Grassley has released an immense report on the resignation of the Amtrak IG. I’ll read it over the weekend and give you any juicy bits I can find. In the meantime, head over to where Stacy McCain has been […]

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Government Health-Care: Card-Check in Disguise?

Government Health-Care: Card-Check in Disguise?

| June 24, 2009 | Reply

Is health-care reform actually a back-channel way to increase union membership? Well, the effort to pass card-check is wobbling on the brink of death, but if Max Baucus (D-MT) has his way, it won’t be necessary. He’ll just punish you if you’re not in a union. Union members and their families who receive healthcare benefits […]

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At the AIP Blog, I Suggest Fear Might Be At Work

At the AIP Blog, I Suggest Fear Might Be At Work

| June 23, 2009 | Reply

Over at the American Issues Project blog I’ve been wwriting what’s becoming an unintentional series about how the Obama adminstration is handling its promise to deliver a more transparent and accoutnable government. In short, the President is going the wrong way. It’s going to be tough for him to argue that he’s keeping his promise […]

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Another Promise Broken

Another Promise Broken

| June 22, 2009 | 3 Replies

How do you get a job in the Obama administration? Andrew Malcom cracked the code. First, get a lot of money. Second, get a lot of friends with a lot of money. Third, all of you give a lot of that money to Barack Obama’s Democratic presidential campaign. This is, of course, the same way […]

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Wanted: A Couple Mad-Dog Journalists

Wanted: A Couple Mad-Dog Journalists

| June 22, 2009 | 1 Reply

Stacy has some interesting thoughts on IG-Gate. At this point, IG-Gate raises two basic questions: Does all this suspicious smoke indicate a genuinely scandalous fire? That is to say, is there genuine crime or ethical misconduct involved, or are the inspectors generals just victims of political hardball which, while rudely thuggish in typical Chicago fashion, […]

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The IG Story is Growing Legs. Running Comes Next.

The IG Story is Growing Legs. Running Comes Next.

| June 20, 2009 | 5 Replies

Stacy McCain spent the day Thursday in and around Capitol Hill doing some actual reporting on what he’s dubbed “IG-Gate”. I’ve written about that growing scandal here and here and NTC News has been all over the story with the latest developments available here. His reporting work then has borne fruit in a piece for […]

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Is the President’s Former Main Man a Spammer, Too?

Is the President’s Former Main Man a Spammer, Too?

| June 19, 2009 | Reply

Is President Obama’s former Campaign Manager breaking the law? Dan Riehl says yes and he has a pretty good initial case. After speaking with political campaign email expert John Caldwell and receiving feedback from similar professional sources with deep experience in Anti-Spam legislation and affiliations with groups such as the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email(CAUCE), […]

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