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AUGUST 2, 2012 1:26PM

Obama Appointee Is a Failure on the Federal Bench

Abdul Kallon

 

Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer

Alabamians of all political stripes should be thankful that former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis has left our state for greener pastures in Virginia. Davis was one of the most disgraceful politicians in Alabama history--and that is saying sometRead full post »

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JULY 24, 2012 1:15AM

Super Rich Hide $21 Trillion in Our "Offshore Economy"

 

 

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 Ultra-rich individuals around the globe are exploiting tax havens to hide an estimated $21 trillion offshore, according to a new study by the Tax Justice Network.

 

The so-called "black money" is equal to the combined GDPs of t… Read full post »

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JULY 13, 2012 2:00PM

Penn State Employees Feared Being Fired in Sandusky Case

Louis Freeh

 

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Former FBI director Louis Freeh yesterday released his report on the Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State, and coverage has focused mainly on the role of iconic football coach Joe Paterno in an apparent cover up.

 

Freeh's 26… Read full post »

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JUNE 19, 2012 11:07AM

"Stand Your Ground" Case Ends In a Neighborhood Death

Raul Rodriguez

 

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A Texas man was convicted of murder last week in a case that has been portrayed as a defeat for "stand your ground" laws.

 

The case in Houston, however, stands as a poor companion to the shooting of TrayvonRead full post »

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DECEMBER 29, 2010 2:21PM

Obama's Support for Michael Vick Reveals Shallow Thinking


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President Barack Obama recently praised the Philadelphia Eagles football team for signing quarterback Michael Vick after his release from prison on federal convictions related to a dog-fighting operation.


Obama's words about the challenges facRead full post »

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AUGUST 2, 2010 2:21PM

GOP is Setting the Stage for Investigations of Obama


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President Barack Obama has stubbornly taken a "look forward, not backwards" philosophy to possible criminal acts during the Bush administration. But Republicans are sending signals that they will not take such an approach if they are able to win back the U.S. Ho… Read full post »
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JULY 28, 2010 4:41PM

Is Obama DOJ Engaged in a Coverup?

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Until last week, the best that could be said of the U.S. Department of Justice under Barack Obama was, well . . . nothing. That's because the DOJ, under Attorney General Eric Holder, had pretty much done . . . nothing.

But things changed… Read full post »
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JULY 19, 2010 1:53PM

BP Oil Cap Sends GOP Lunacy Into High Gear

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We already have noted the irony of Christian groups calling for prayer to help resolve the BP oil spill. After all, Christian groups tend to vote Republican these days, and it was a Republican administration--led by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney--that pushed… Read full post »
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JULY 14, 2010 3:18PM

Corporate Candidates Crash and Burn

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No state has been more "pro business" than Alabama over the past 15 years or so. With the help of Karl Rove and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, corporate interests bought first our judicial branch and then our executive branch. In the process, they… Read full post »
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JULY 12, 2010 1:20PM

Should Progessives Be "Disgusted" With Obama?

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With the arrest of an Army intelligence analyst in the Wikileaks case, a question comes to mind: Should more progressives be disgusted with President Barack Obama for his treatment of those who uncover government wrongdoing?

The question hits close to home he… Read full post »
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JULY 1, 2010 2:58PM

My Connection to BP's "Bogus Press" Operation

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Stories have broken in recent days about BP hiring professional journalists to act as reporters in order to put a positive spin on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

And darned if I don't know one
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JUNE 17, 2010 12:07PM

Will Abramoff Tale Ever Fully Unravel?

 
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Disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff recently was released from federal prison in Maryland to a halfway house. His sentence is due to end on December 4 for his convictions on fraud-related charges.

But here is the looming question about Abramof… Read full post »
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JUNE 1, 2010 12:39PM

Oil Coming to the Alabama Coast

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Alabama, which perhaps has sucked up to corporate interests more than any other state over the past 15 to 20 years, is about to pay a huge price.

The Associated Press reports that oil from the massive BP leak is forecast to hit Alabama's shores for… Read full post »
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MAY 27, 2010 1:45PM

Is Sarah Palin Smarter Than Obama?

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It pains us to even write the words in the headline above. On almost every level, the question plainly is absurd. But on one level--that of street-fighting politician--we suspect it is a legitimate question.

In fact, a recent quote from Sarah Palin indicates that, when… Read full post »
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JANUARY 19, 2010 1:21PM

Is Football Star Sending the Wrong Message on Abortion?

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University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam, will be featured in a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl in February. The Christian group Focus on the Family is behind the ad, and it is expected to send an anti-abortion message.

Details about t… Read full post »
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JULY 17, 2009 12:03PM

Did "Sex Scream" Really Lead to Assault?

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The story dropped out of tabloid heaven.

A teenager in Torrington, Connecticut, heard her mother scream from a vigorous round of sex and thought an assault was taking place. The teen gathered four of her friends, who proceeded to break into the bedroom and… Read full post »
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JULY 10, 2009 1:56PM

Was Siegelman Whistleblower Really a Security Risk?

A whistleblower in the Don Siegelman case was fired from her job in the U.S. Department of Justice because she was considered an "unreasonable risk to operational security."

Scott Horton, of Harper's magazine, reports that the DOJ terminated Tamarah Grimes' security clearance as a prelude to firing h… Read full post »
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JULY 7, 2009 2:26PM

Obama Questions Political Prosecutions--In Russia

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For Americans wanting President Barack Obama to speak out against political prosecutions, the words were long overdue.

But there was one problem: Obama was talking about political prosecutions in Russia, not back home in the United States.

According to The NewRead full post »