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GOP Lawmaker Billed Taxpayers For Private Plane To Football Game

WASHINGTON (AP) – Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock billed taxpayers at least three times for more than $14,000 in private air travel last fall, including for a trip to a Chicago Bears football game, The Associated Press has learned. The newly revealed expenses encompass plane travel around Illinois and to Washington. They add to the list […]

Former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi is beginning a three-year sentence for corruption, money laundering and other convictions. The AP reports: Renzi, 56, was convicted of conspiring to use his congressional post to make companies buy his ex-business associate’s land so the associate could repay a debt to Renzi. A federal jury in Tucson convicted Renzi […]

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock, whose office was designed to look like something out of the elegant “Downton Abbey”, is now accused of using donor funds for private planes and a Katy Perry concert. Schock’s high-flying lifestyle, combined with questions about expenses decorating his office after the TV show “Downton Abbey,” add to awkward perceptions on […]

The best-selling Christian book is being pulled from the shelves. The 2010 memoir, “The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven,” was written by Alex Malarkey and his father, Kevin Malarkey, a Christian therapist in Ohio. In 2004, when Alex was 6, the two were badly injured in an automobile accident. Alex ended up in a […]

The accusation comes via the conservative National Review. Carson’s interactions with Mannatech, a nutritional-supplement company based in suburban Dallas, date back to 2004, when he was a speaker at the company’s annual conferences, MannaFest and MannaQuest. He also spoke at Mannatech conferences in 2011 and 2013, and spoke about “glyconutrients” in a PBS special as […]

Of all the election results this week perhaps none is more stupefying than Rick Scott being reelected as Governor in Florida. His criminal behavior before taking office and anti Florida policies while at the Capital should have been enough to disqualify him for consideration for a second term. But voters in “Flor-i-duh” did just that. […]

Last week, former Dildo Boat Captain James O’Keefe and his 70s porn mustache promised to humiliate the doubters who were pointing and laughing at his latest attempt at dress-up. Mother Jones‘ David Corn stole O’Keefe’s thunder by reporting on several Colorado Democratic organizations that busted O’Keefe and his hidden-camera minions trying to entrap them into […]

Kenneth “Buddy” Barfield was campaign manager for Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst (pictured), and now faces up to 28 years in prison and millions of dollars in fines. Appearing before a federal judge, Barfield pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, filing a false tax return and embezzlement… “You simply do not know what your […]

Democratic Montana Senator John Walsh’s master’s degree has been rescinded because of plagiarism charges. The Carlisle, Pennsylvania, college assigned an academic review board to the probe in August after The New York Times published a story showing that the Montana senator borrowed heavily from other sources for a paper he wrote in 2007. Walsh was […]

North Carolina State Senator Wesley Meredith is accused of taking welfare payments while making $100,000 a year in his landscaping business. The allegations stem from a binder full of documents that were passed on to his challenger Democrat Billy Richardson’s campaign. The documents allege Meredith, a Fayetteville business owner, committed welfare fraud in the late […]

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