DENVER, Colorado - August 14, 2008 - Hillary Clinton will have her name placed in nomination at this month's Democratic National Convention in what presumptive nominee Barack Obama's campaign says is a "show of unity" designed to allow Clinton's supporters to have their voice heard before getting behind his campaign.
HOUSTON, Texas - August 12, 2008 - The wife of Republican Representative Dr. Ron Paul was in serious but stable condition Monday at a Houston hospital, a spokesman for the congressman said.
SAN FRANCISCO, California - August 11, 2008 - Cindy Sheehan, an icon of the anti-war movement, has qualified to challenge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her seat in Congress.
Eligibility hinges on American citizenship
WASHINGTON - August 8, 2008 - Israel Insider is reporting that analysts working separately have determined the birth certificate posted on the Daily Kos website and later on Sen. Barack Obama's "Fight the Smears" campaign website is fraudulent, and now two different actions have been launched to try and obtain the truth about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee's birth.
Steve Dore, singer/songwriter and tireless promoter of Dr. Paul throughout the presidential campaign, has just released a new song simply titled, “Campaign for Liberty.” It is a sweet tune.
BAGRAM, Afghanistan - August 6, 2008 - I am not a very political person. I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram, Afghanistan, for about an hour on his visit to 'The War Zone'. I want to share with you what happened.
National Political Awards
Welcome to the Phony Awards national political awards presentation satire national and worldwide phenomenon! Below you will find the categories in which these awards will be presented.
Watch for the Phony Awards presentation... coming soon!
For the most successful political deception; this award goes to an event, as opposed to a person (for example, the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing of the Murrah building, etc.). This is the final award to be presented (equivalent to the Oscar for Best Picture).
Best Fraud Director
This equates to the Oscar for Best Director. It goes to the individual who is responsible for perpetrating the most effective fraud on the American people (for example, Karl Rove for orchestrating the acquisition of the presidency by George W. Bush without ever being elected to the position).
Best performance by a Senator
For best acting job by an elected official in the Senate. In other words, the senator who has put on the best performance (be sure to explain the “performance” in some detail).
Best performance by a Representative
For best acting job by an elected official in the House. In other words, the representative who has put on the best performance (be sure to explain the “performance” in some detail).
Best performance by an unelected official
For best acting job by an unelected official. This goes to any appointed official, even if he or she doesn’t work in the House or Senate. Nominees could include those who are nominated in either of the previous two categories.
Best impersonation of a public servant
Goes to the person who has most effectively maintained an image of selflessness and dedication to the American people while actually working against their interests.
Pork Barrel award
For the most wasteful use of public funds.
Best original plan to undermine freedom
This goes to the best plan, whether implemented or not, to undermine freedom in America.
For the most dishonest judge (federal or state).
Gutless Sheriff award
For the sheriff who does the least to protect the freedoms and property rights of the people in his county.
Alexander M. Haig crisis management award
This goes to the elected or appointed government official or employee who has displayed the greatest disregard for constitutional limitations while dealing with some kind of emergency.
Tom Delay ethics award
For the elected or appointed official whose behavior most reflects the kind of ethics we have come to expect from politicians.
Al Capone business management award
For the government agency, instrumentality, or organization that has shown the greatest ability to extort and intimidate the American people into compliance.
Mark Furman minority relations award
For the elected or appointed government official or employee who has shown the greatest bias, bigotry, prejudice, and partiality in the performance of his or her duties.
Harry Houdini special effects award
For the best display of political sleight-of-hand.
George Orwell Newspeak award
For the best example of Orwellian newspeak (for example, George W. Bush, for developing the word “terrorist” into a justification for the most egregious violations of American law).
Robert Mugabe creative economics award
For the individual most responsible for the current state of the U.S. economy.
Josef Stalin security enhancement award
For the individual or organization that most exemplifies the security philosophies of Hitler and Stalin (for example, Dept. of Homeland Security).
Joseph Goebbels public relations award
For the most skillful liar in government.
Pond Scum Lifetime Achievement award
For an individual who has had a consistent and profound impact on the lives of the American people throughout his or her political career.
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The “War on Terror” has changed the face of modern Amerika. Today, just the possibility that we might be attacked is considered justification for the implementation of draconian, oppressive and highly restrictive regulations on the entire population. But do all the surveillance, control, and military tactics being used to monitor the Amerikan people really make us safer from terrorists?
What follows is an excerpt from the book, Little Brother by Cory Doctorow.
August 14, 2008 - I called this afternoon and Mayor Valley answered his own line.
I asked him about the allegations that the curfew he imposed on the city is unlawful, running contrary to the city charter and state and federal constitutions. He explained that he is an attorney and then assured me that he had not broken any law.
When I asked how he could make that statement, considering that according to the ACLU, the city charter specifically prohibits him from instituting a curfew for more than 48 hours without involving the city council, he said that the curfew he instituted was only for 48 hours; he then instituted another curfew for 48 hours, etc.
When I asked him about those innocent citizens who get caught up in the police action surrounding the curfew, he cited the U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Terry v. Ohio, in which the Supremes said that police can ask anyone for identification at anytime. I cited the Supreme Court ruling concerning a Nevada man who was asked to provide ID - in that ruling the court determined that there must be a reason for the police inquiry.
I asked him about curfews in the Land of the Free and he cited the need to balance between liberty and peace and security.
His main justification for all of this is that the people are entitled to peace. He claims that the people who live in Helena-West Helena have been mostly supportive of the curfew.
Apparently, the city council has imposed a new semi-curfew that does not affect adults, but imposes restrictions on minors during school hours and between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.
Contact Helena, Arkansas Mayor’s Office
James F. Valley
870-572-5034 - fax
Division Chief Investigations
Michael R. Morrissey
ask to speak with his assistant
Arkansas Mayor’s Office
Mayor James Valley
Governor Mike Beebe
ask for liaison Stacy Stark
August 11, 2008 - I have advised my good friends and family to have cash in hand (not in banks) by August 14, 2008, because come the 16th, a freeze on assets in the United States limiting cash withdraws from banks and investment accounts may go into effect. The evening of the 15th just may be the start of the worst evil global chaos in the last 50 years. Be prepared.
In Mel Brooks’ brilliant comedy, Blazing Saddles, there is a scene where movie villain Hedley Lamarr (that’s HEDLEY) is hiring bands of criminals to further his evil designs. During the assignment of badges to these social reprobates, one group of Mexican banditos is heard to comment, “Badges! Badges! We don’t need no stinking badges!”
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"There is no cause to worry. The high tide of prosperity will continue."
Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury
October 14, 1929
"Secretary Lamont and officials of the Commerce Department today denied rumors that a severe depression in business and industrial activity was impending, which had been based on a mistaken interpretation of a review of industrial and credit conditions issued earlier in the day by the Federal Reserve Board."
New York Times
December 5, 1929
"The Government's business is in sound condition."
Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of the Treasury
December 28, 1929
"Maintenance of a general high level of business in the United States during December was reviewed today by Robert P. Lamont, Secretary of Commerce, as an indication that American industry had reached a point where a break in New York stock prices does not necessarily mean a national depression."
Associated Press dispatch
January 13, 1930
"Reports to the Department of Commerce indicate that business is in a satisfactory condition, Secretary Lamont said today."
January 21, 1930
"Definite signs that business and industry have turned the corner from the temporary period of emergency that followed deflation of the speculative market were seen today by President Hoover. The President said the reports to the Cabinet showed the tide of employment had changed in the right direction."
News dispatch from Washington
January 24, 1930
"Trade recovery now complete President told. Business survey conference reports industry has progressed by own power. No Stimulants Needed! Progress in all lines by the early spring forecast."
New York Herald Tribune
March 8, 1930
"President Hoover predicted today that the worst effect of the crash upon unemployment will have been passed during the next sixty days."
May 1, 1930
"While the crash only took place six months ago, I am convinced we have now passed the worst and with continued unity of effort we shall rapidly recover. There is one certainty of the future of a people of the resources, intelligence and character of the people of the United States - that is, prosperity."
President Herbert Hoover
June 29, 1930
"The worst is over without a doubt."
James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor
August 29, 1930
"American labor may now look to the future with confidence."
James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor
September 12, 1930
"We have hit bottom and are on the upswing."
James J. Davis, Secretary of Labor
October 16, 1930
"Looking to the future I see in the further acceleration of science continuous jobs for our workers. Science will cure unemployment."
Charles M. Schwab
October 20, 1930
"President Hoover today designated Robert W. Lamont, Secretary of Commerce, as chairman of the President's special committee on unemployment."
October 21, 1930
"President Hoover has summoned Colonel Arthur Woods to help place 2,500,000 persons back to work this winter."
"I see no reason why 1931 should not be an extremely good year."
Alfred P. Sloan, Jr., General Motors Co.
January 20, 1931
"The country is not in good condition."
June 9, 1931
"The depression has ended."
Dr. Julius Klein, Assistant Secretary of Commerce
These companies import Middle Eastern oil:
Citgo oil is imported from Venezuela by President Hugo Chavez.
The U.S. currently imports 5,517,000 barrels of crude oil per day from OPEC. If you do the math at $149 per barrel, that's millions per day (billions per year!) handed over to OPEC, many of whose members are our confirmed enemies!!!!!
Here are some large companies, each of which imports zero barrels of Middle Eastern oil:
BP / Phillips
1. You will not marry during the term of your contract.
2. You are not to keep company with men.
3. You must be home between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. unless attending a school function.
4. You may not loiter downtown in ice cream stores.
5. You may not travel beyond city limits unless you have the permission of the chairman of the board.
6. You may not ride in a carriage or automobile with any man unless he is your father or brother.
7. You may not smoke cigarettes.
8. You may not dress in bright colors.
9. You may under no circumstances dye your hair.
10. You must wear at least two petticoats.
11. Your dresses must not be any shorter than two inches above the ankle.
12. To keep the schoolroom neat and clean, you must:
- sweep the floor at least once daily;
- scrub the floor at least once a week with hot, soapy water;
- clean the blackboards at least once a day;
- start a fire at 7 a.m. so the room will be warm by 8 a.m.
Ed. Note: When you consider the state of American society today, I am not sure that we wouldn’t be better off if we restored rules of this sort. What do you think?
WASHINGTON - August 21, 2008 - U.S. consumers should brace for the biggest increase in food prices in nearly 20 years in 2008 and even more pain next year due to surging meat and produce prices, the Agriculture Department said on Wednesday.
TOKYO, Japan - August 19, 2008 - The Bank of Japan delivered its bleakest assessment of the economy since the Asian financial crisis of 1997 and 1998 in a sign that a global slump ignited by the tight credit market in the United States might be spreading too quickly for Japan to avert recession.
By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
LONDON, England - August 19, 2008 - The U.S. money supply has experienced the sharpest contraction in modern history, heightening the risk of a Wall Street crunch and a severe economic slowdown in coming months.
WASHINGTON - August 19, 2008 - The deepening toll from the global financial crisis could trigger the failure of a large U.S. bank within months, a respected former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund claimed today, fuelling another battering for banking shares.
WASHINGTON - August 17, 2008 - The Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA) reported Friday that the United States Mint has suspended sales of American Eagle gold coins to their network of authorized purchasers.
NEW YORK - August 16, 2008 - America's biggest banks have suffered unprecedented losses from the ongoing credit crisis, and that's made some investors question whether the big financial conglomerates should be broken up in order to survive.
NEW YORK - August 15, 2008 - Cookie retailer Mrs. Fields Famous Brands LLC said on Friday it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to help restructure its business, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
BRUSSELS, Belgium - August 14, 2008 - Europe today edged closer to recession for the first time since the single currency was introduced in 1999, after the economy shrank by 0.2 per cent during the second quarter.
NEW YORK - August 14, 2008 - Banks repossessed almost three times as many U.S. homes in July as a year earlier and the number of properties at risk of foreclosure jumped 55 percent as falling prices made it harder to sell or refinance.
SADDLE BROOK, New Jersey - August 13, 2008 - Authorities said a son held Bergen County sheriff's officers at gunpoint as they tried to evict his 88-year-old mother from her foreclosed home.
NEW YORK - August 11, 2008 - The failure of IndyMac Bancorp, Inc. and seven other banks this year may erase as much as 17 percent of a government insurance fund and raise premiums for all banks, from Franklin National of Minneapolis to Bank of America Corp.
Press play to listen now!
Road to Depression
(to the tune of “Road to Morocco”)
We’re off on the road to Depression
Where is it, it’s just south of Hell
Where poverty and sickness
Are a way of life
We’ve lost our inspiration
All we have left is strife
Our economic ship has run aground
Like a nation that’s gone bankrupt
We’re travelin’ the road to starvation
Just moving as fast as we can
When the truckers who deliver
All our food and drink and more
Stop truckin’ due to high fuel costs
Oh, it will make us sore
‘Cause the shelves will all be empty
At the supermarket store
If we don’t stop fooling around
Then our children will go hungry
We’re walking a path of destruction
Our country is going down for good
For years we’ve lived beyond our means
But now our debts are due
It’s time to pay the piper
Who so long supported you
If you listen you can hear the sound
Of America collapsing
We’re making our way to extinction
There isn’t so much left for us to do
Our businesses have closed their doors
Have shut down operations
And moved them overseas
The king of despair has been crowned
He has wrapped us in his arms
Oh, we’re Depression-bound!
We’re off on the road to Depression
It isn’t a smooth running ride
Our hopes and dreams have gone away
We have no more time for those
Survival is at stake now
That’s just the way life goes
When our government controls us all
Tyranny then grows
If we ever hope to rebound
We’d better reverse course ‘cause
We’re keeping the home fires burning
Each day is much harder than the last
There still remain a vaunted few
Who tirelessly aspire
To help restore our way of life
To standards that are higher
All that we’ve lost must be found
If we’re ever gonna fix this
WASHINGTON - August 11, 2008 - The Federal Reserve is reporting that more banks are tightening lending standards on home mortgages, consumer, and business loans as a deepening credit crisis exerts a heavier toll on the economy.
NEW YORK - August 11, 2008 - Five of North America's largest credit unions are reporting big paper losses on mortgage-related securities, a sign that housing-market distress is spreading even to the most risk-averse financial sectors, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said on Monday.
LONDON, England - August 10, 2008 - The CBI, the UK's largest employers' organization, has warned that the UK economy is deteriorating faster than it previously thought.
NEW YORK - August 7, 2008 - Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, reported July sales at stores open a year or more rose 3%, short of analysts' expectation that sales would grow 3.4%. Wal-Mart shares fell over 5%.
- Ann Taylor is closing 117 stores nationwide.
- Eddie Bauer will close more stores after closing 27 stores in the first quarter.
- Cache, a women’s retailer, is closing 20 to 23 stores this year.
- Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug, Catherines are closing 150 stores nationwide.
- Talbots, J. Jill are closing stores. Talbots will close all 78 of its kids and men's stores plus another 22 underperforming stores. The 22 stores will be a mix of Talbots women's and J. Jill.
- Gap Inc. is closing 85 stores.
- Foot Locker will close 140 stores.
- Wickes Furniture is going out of business and closing all of its stores. The 37-year-old retailer that targets middle-income customers, filed for bankruptcy protection last month.
- Levitz, the furniture retailer, announced it was going out of business and closing all 76 of its stores in December. The retailer dates back to 1910.
- Zales, Piercing Pagoda plan to close 82 stores by July 31 followed by closing another 23 underperforming stores.
- Disney Store owner has the right to close 98 stores.
- Home Depot is closing 15 more stores amid a slumping U.S. economy and housing market. The move will affect 1,300 employees. It is the first time the world's largest home improvement store chain has ever closed a flagship store.
- CompUSA (CLOSED).
- Macy's has closed 9 stores.
- Movie Gallery video rental company plans to close 400 of 3,500 Movie Gallery and Hollywood Video stores in addition to the 520 locations the video rental chain closed last fall as part of bankruptcy.
- Pacific Sunwear is closing 153 Demo stores.
- Pep Boys, auto parts supplier, is closing 33 stores.
- Sprint Nextel is closing 125 retail locations, with 4,000 employees following 5,000 layoffs last year.
- J. C. Penney, Lowe's and Office Depot are all scaling back.
- Ethan Allen Interiors plans to close 12 of 300 stores to cut costs.
- Wilsons the Leather Experts is closing 158 stores.
- Bombay Company will close all 384 U.S.-based Bombay Company stores.
- Dillard's Inc. will close another six stores this year.
NEW YORK - August 4, 2008 - Wall Street takes a look at 8 larger retailers that are in real trouble. Some are at risk for bankruptcy and each of them could have to cut operations so much that their revenue would be a fraction of what it is now.
WASHINGTON - August 4, 2008 - Consumer spending, after adjusting for inflation, fell in June as shoppers were hit with the biggest increase in prices in nearly three decades.
Insured deposits of small Florida bank assumed by SunTrust
SAN FRANCISCO, Kalifornia - August 1, 2008 - First Priority Bank was shut down by regulators on Friday, making the small Florida lender the eighth bank failure in the U.S. so far this year.
NEW YORK - August 1, 2008 - The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation revealed on Friday that it had issued warnings to four small U.S. banks that lacked sufficient reserves to cover potential loan losses.
ALBANY, New York - July 30, 2008 - Warning of an approaching economic calamity, Gov. Paterson yesterday called an emergency session of the state Legislature - and raised the specter that New York may have to sell off roads, bridges and tunnels to close a massive budget deficit.
NEW DELHI, India - July 29, 2008 - Facing threats of a global crash, the central banks have taken "extraordinary" action on a scale not seen since the Great Depression of 1929, the Reserve Bank of India said on Tuesday.
CHICAGO, Illinois - July 29, 2008 - Customers showing up for lunch at Bennigan's restaurants in Chicago and across the country found quite a surprise Tuesday morning, when all the corporate-owned locations had signs on display reading "closed for business."
NEW YORK - July 28, 2008 - The duds say it all - and it's depressing.
Taking a cue from the grim economy, this fall's fashions at Banana Republic, Gap and H&M are featuring a distinctly Depression-era trend of cloche hats, pencil skirts, conductor caps and baggy, vintage-style dresses.
WASHINGTON - July 28, 2008 - U.S. regulators took over two banks on Friday and sold them to Mutual of Omaha Bank, the sixth and seventh bank failures this year as financial institutions struggle with a housing bust and credit crunch.
NEW YORK - July 28, 2008 - According to The New York Times, Financial Times, and other noteworthy publications, hedge funds and other investors are buying up farms, farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators, shipping equipment and other necessities for producing food.
MOSCOW, Russia - August 21, 2008 - The West’s deteriorating relations with Moscow were plunged into deep freeze yesterday when the United States and Poland sealed a deal that will place a key part of Washington’s “Son of Star Wars” anti-missile system on Polish soil. Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. Secretary of State, flew to Poland from the NATO meeting that condemned Russia’s military presence in Georgia, to sign the agreement with Radoslaw Sikorski, the Polish Foreign Minister.
MOSCOW, Russia - August 20, 2008 - The Russian aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” is ready to head from Murmansk towards the Mediterranean and the Syrian port of Tartus. The mission comes after Syrian President Bashar Assad said he is open for a Russian base in the area.
WASHINGTON - August 18, 2008 - Half a dozen Blackwater Worldwide security guards have gotten target letters from the Justice Department in a probe of shootings in Baghdad that killed 17 Iraqis, The Washington Post reported.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - August 14, 2008 - Faced with desertions by his political supporters and the neutrality of the Pakistani military, President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan, an important ally of the United States, is expected to resign in the next few days rather than face impeachment charges, Pakistani politicians and Western diplomats said Thursday.
WASHINGTON -August 18, 2008 - Homeland security officials in the Washington area plan to dramatically expand the use of automated license plate readers to prevent possible terrorist attacks.
DES MOINES, Iowa - August 16, 2008 - State records show that a $50,000 judgment has been awarded to two retired schoolteachers who were strip-searched during a 2004 campaign stop by President Bush.
MIAMI, Florida - August 16, 2008 - A Florida man is dead after being repeatedly shocked by a Taser stun gun.
Former Louisiana police officer accused of repeatedly jolting handcuffed man
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - August 13, 2008 - A former police officer accused of repeatedly jolting a handcuffed man with a Taser before he died was indicted on a manslaughter charges Wednesday by a grand jury in central Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana - August 13, 2008 - A judge threw out murder and attempted murder charges Wednesday against seven New Orleans police officers accused of gunning down two men on a bridge in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Radiation sensors and surveillance cameras to be used to screen and follow every vehicle entering lower Manhattan
NEW YORK - August 12, 2008 - The NYPD is working on a high-tech, anti-terror plan to track every vehicle that enters Manhattan. It's called "Operation Sentinel," and it's already sparking a debate about the right to privacy.
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada - August 11, 2008 - Rioting broke out late Sunday in a Montreal neighborhood where police shot a young man to death over the weekend. A police officer was shot in the leg, stores were looted and firefighters were pelted with beer bottles.
MOSCOW, Russia - August 11, 2008 - Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accused Washington of undermining Russia’s attempts to restore peace in the South Ossetian conflict zone. Putin said a decision by the U.S. military to fly 800 Georgian soldiers from Iraq to Georgia showed America was ‘trying to get in the way’.
Metamaterials can deflect light waves surrounding an object, making it disappear
WASHINGTON - August 10, 2008 - Scientists say they are a step closer to developing materials that could render people and objects invisible.
PHOENIX, Arizona - August 8, 2008 - Four Mexican army soldiers entered southern Arizona and pointed their rifles at a U.S. Border Patrol agent early this week, the Border Patrol said.
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait - August 7, 2008 - Two additional United States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times.
WASHINGTON - August 7, 2008 - The Department of Defense continued its controversial mandatory anthrax vaccinations program despite high ranking Bush regime officials acknowledging there were problems with the vaccine within months of the Bush regime taking office - well before the events of 9/11 and the October 2001 anthrax letters.
PHOENIX, Arizona - August 7, 2008 - According to federal prosecutors more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers were stolen from popular retailers and restaurants.
TRENTON, New Jersey - August 6, 2008 - Small towns that will soon have to pay for their State Police patrols hope that drivers who break the law, and not local taxpayers, foot the bill.
WASHINGTON - July 31, 2008 - A House committee voted yesterday to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress, as its Senate counterpart explored punishment for alleged Bush regime misdeeds.
SAN FRANCISCO, Kalifornia - August 1, 2008 - Garbage collectors would inspect San Francisco residents' trash to make sure pizza crusts aren't mixed in with chip bags or wine bottles under a proposal by Mayor Gavin Newsom, who has developed a reputation for disregarding state and federal laws in pursuit of his own personal and political agenda.
CONCORD, New Hampshire - August 4, 2008 - Two men have been sentenced to prison for helping tax evaders Ed and Elaine Brown.
WASHINGTON - July 30, 2008 - In a little-reported brief filed late Tuesday with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Bush regime asked the court to keep any review of the warrantless wiretapping law passed earlier this year by Congress secret.
WASHINGTON - July 30, 2008 - On January 2, 2008, Army Staff Sergeant Ryan Maseth was electrocuted while taking a shower at the Legion Security Forces Building in Baghdad. Press reports have indicated that contractor KBR ignored repeated warnings about the unsafe wiring.
JERUSALEM, Israel - July 30, 2008 - The United States has agreed to place advanced missile detection systems in Israel.
WASHINGTON - July 29, 2008 - Senator Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator and a figure in Alaska politics since before statehood, has been indicted on seven counts of falsely reporting hundreds of thousands of dollars in services he received from a company that helped renovate his home.
By Jerome Corsi
July 28, 2008 - The Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America is dead, says Robert A. Pastor, the American University professor who for more than a decade has been a major proponent of building a North American Community.
NEW YORK - July 28, 2008 - Soaring corn and soy prices on top of rising construction costs and tight credit markets have pushed about a dozen U.S. biofuel plants to file for bankruptcy protection, experts said.
Critics of the president let loose before the judiciary committee. One Republican calls it 'impeachment lite.'
WASHINGTON - July 26, 2008 - Call it the un-impeachment hearing.