PATH: BS | Government | Feds

How The Hillary Campaign Destroyed Trump in the Debates

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Washington Post columnist, Ezra Klein dissects Hillary Clinton's performance in the three 2016 presidential debates and outlines exactly what the Clinton campaign did to Trump. Many people think Trump sabotaged himself, but upon Klein's interesting analysis, it becomes obvious that the Clinton campaign did their homework and were masterful in orchestrating the train wreck that was the GOP implosion. See for yourself..

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Internet Talk: Oregon Domest Terrorist Leaders Captured

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[Terroir-ism]
As the "Oregon Militia" leaders became more relaxed and emboldened to wander freely in the area near the wildlife refuse in Oregon they "occupied", the Feds swept in and arrested most of the leaders.

In response the Internet comments have been pretty funny, here is a collection of some of the best...

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Government Attacks Scientist After He Discovers Pesticide Issues

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[Biotech]
Until fairly recently, Jonathan Lundgren enjoyed a stellar career as a government scientist. An entomologist who studies how agrichemicals affect the ecology of farm fields, he has published nearly 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals since starting at the US Department of Agricultures Agricultural Research Service laboratory in Brookings, South Dakota, in 2005. By 2012, he had won the ARSs "Outstanding Early Career Research Scientist" award, and directorship of his own lab.

But recently, things have changed. His work has "triggered an official campaign of harassment, hindrance, and retaliation" from his superiors..

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Moyers: The GOP Is Leading A Seccession

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[Activists]
This week’s government shutdown has consequences for all of us, costing an estimated $300 million each day that the government is closed for business. Many Americans have voiced their frustrations with the fallout from the shutdown on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hash tag #DearCongress. Here, Bill Moyers shares his own frustrations, admonishing the Republican Party for holding the country hostage via an irrational “ransom list” of demands — while sabotaging democracy in the process. “When the President refused to buckle to this extortion, they threw their tantrum,” Bill says. ”Like the die-hards of the racist South a century and a half ago, who would destroy the union before giving up their slaves, so would these people burn down the place, sink the ship.” He goes on to tell us where the “reckless ambition” of the Republicans could lead us.

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Actually The US Government Has Been Shut Down For 2 Years?

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As the American people ask if the Republican party has lost their freakin minds in the wake of protesting a law that's been legal for several years yet set to take effect this week. Their bluff of shutting down the government this week reveals that perhaps, they've already shut the government down and nobody noticed? Here's an incredibly insightful piece on just what's been going on in Washington over the last 4+ years...

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Senior US Federal Attorney Is Outed On Public Messageboard

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The US Attorney General for Louisiana, Jim Letten, announced today that one of his top prosecutors has been using the handle "Henry L. Mencken1951" to criticize a local landfill owner and a raft of other local and national figures, including federal judges, in the comments section on Louisiana's Times-Picayune website. Perricone "readily admitted" using the pseudonym, and the matter has been referred to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility, Letten said.

And what does a US Fed utter when he thinks he's protected by anonymity? Will this issue create a controversy over whether or not someone commenting publicly under an alias can be construed as an ethical conflict of interest?

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Stephen Colbert Weighs In On HBGary Scandal

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Stephen Colbert explains the details of the recent scandal involving a private security firm who was working on attacking Wikileaks in order to discredit them... which backfired horribly..

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Obama: Be Prepared For New Wave Of Anonymous Attack Ads

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In his weekly address, President Obama discusses the Republican Power Grab - this is an important, short video worth watching that will shed light on the coming mayhem of the mid-term elections.

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Obama Responds To GOP Talking Points For Point

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President Obama traveled to a House Republican retreat in Baltimore on Friday and delivered a performance that was at once defiant, substantive and engaging. For roughly an hour and a half, Obama lectured GOP leaders and, in a protracted, nationally-televised question-and-answer session, deflected their policy critiques, corrected their misstatements and scolded them for playing petty politics. Check out the video.

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Barney Frank Answers Real Questions About Government

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What happens when a United States Representative answers honestly about pending bills and legislation and "partisanship" in Washington? You get the real deal.. check it out - the 5 minute long explanations of how government works that you'll NEVER see on the TV news...

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Jesse Ventura On Current Events, Career Politicians And 911

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[Pundits]
It's always fun when mainstream media has the balls to give Jesse Ventura air time and as usual, his appearance on Larry King Live is thought provoking and insightful. Check it out...

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Peter Schiff: Government Is Contributing To The Depression

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The only finance guy who correctly predicted the mess the country is in has now come out commenting on the current administration's plan to address the economic crisis. As usual, Peter Schiff has some interesting things to say...

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Bill Maher On the Bailouts

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Bill Maher has released a viral video in anticipation of the season premier of his show Real Time, and as usual, he pulls no punches in addressing the current financial crisis...

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Environmental Group Exposes EPA Whitewashing

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[Environment]
Preliminary water tests from rivers near a huge coal ash spill in Tennessee show elevated levels of pollutants such as mercury and lead, a environmental group said on Friday.

"We're concerned that the water poses a greater risk to residents in the area than has been revealed so far," said Matt Wasson, a program director at Appalachian Voices, a environmental group that coordinated the testing of the water with scientists from Appalachian State University.

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FEMA Investigates Katrina Victims' Personal Data Put Online

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Personal information on people who applied for disaster aid after Hurricane Katrina was recently published on the Web without authorization, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

FEMA is investigating the unauthorized posting of the names, Social Security numbers, telephone numbers, addresses and other personal information that the agency collected from applicants, FEMA announced in a news release dated Dec. 19 and modified Dec. 23. FEMA was alerted Dec. 16 to a Web site posting of a spreadsheet that contained 16,857 lines of personal information about Hurricane Katrina evacuees from the Gulf Coast to Texas, the news release states.

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The Story Of Tommy Chong - What The Feds Don't Want You To See

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Most people are aware Tommy Chong was sent to prison for being involved in a web site operation that sold drug paraphernalia to a state that prohibited such sales. They probably don't know the details of this or who was behind it. It's worth checking out...

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FDA Raises "Safe" Melamine Level In Baby Formula

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Less than two months after federal food regulators said they were unable to set a safety threshold for the industrial chemical melamine in baby formula, they announced a standard that allows for higher levels than those found in U.S.-made batches of the product.

Food and Drug Administration officials on Friday set a threshold of 1 part per million of melamine in formula, provided a related chemical isn't present. They insisted the formulas are safe.

Presumably based on the number of complaints they received from newborn babies?

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State Department Protects Corporations From Citizens

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A PowerPoint presentation, leaked from a division of the State Department, reveals that the government is briefing corporations about animal rights activists and offering “countermeasures” to protect corporate profits.

For years, the government has relentlessly pushed to label animal rights and environmental activists as “eco-terrorists” and domestic terrorists. The FBI even labels these groups the “number one domestic terrorism threat.” But this State Department PowerPoint puts the “Green Scare,” as many activists are calling it, in much different perspective.

It spells out, with startling candor, that animal rights and environmental activists are less a threat to national security than to corporate financial security. And it shows that the targets of this “War on Terrorism” aren’t just people burning SUVs: the targets are people using their First Amendment rights.

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Are YOU At Risk For Levee Failure?

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[Environment]
Every state in the country has U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects, and many of them are in dangerous "vulnerable" condition. If you think what happened in New Orleans couldn't happen to you, think again. Now Levees.org has put together a searchable database by zip code so you can check to see if your community is at risk.

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United States: We're Number Twelve! Go Twelve!

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[Beating Dead Horses]
Despite spending $230m an hour on healthcare, Americans live shorter lives than citizens of almost every other developed country. And while it has the second-highest income per head in the world, the United States ranks 42nd in terms of life expectancy.

These are some of the startling conclusions from a major new report which attempts to explain why the world's number-one economy has slipped to 12th place - from 2nd in 1990- in terms of human development.

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Karl Rove Flees The Country, Ingores Congressional Subpeona

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[Liars]
Karl Rove was scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday. He didn't show. Not only that, the Committee was told that Rove had left the country on a "long scheduled" trip.

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2+ Years Later, Louisiana Homeowners Still Waiting To Rebuild

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Two-and-a-half years after Hurricane Katrina, tens of thousands of miserable homeowners are still waiting for their government rebuilding checks, and many complain they can’t even get their calls returned. But the company that holds the big contract to distribute the aid is doing quite well for itself.

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BSA Show #8: America's Worst Engineering Disaster

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[BSAlert *exclusive*]
Most Americans still aren't aware.. just a few years ago, our nation suffered the worst engineering disaster in the United States; the worst in the world since Chernobyl. And it's not "if" but "when" it's going to happen again. Maybe your city will be destroyed? No accountability. Tons of misinformation about the facts. And your congresscritters sitting on their asses worrying about prostitutes and baseball players on steroids.

Now there's a bill to be proposed in Congress to get to the bottom of this issue, but will it ever see the light of day?

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$527 Million Dollar Airport Detector Project: Total Scam

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[Faulty Products]
The Washington Post has revealed that a project by the Department of Homeland Security to install 1,400 "radiation detectors" in the nation's airports is more than fatally flawed: the detectors don't work and the testing protocol to verify their effectiveness may have been totally bogus!

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Secret Service: Stop Screening For Weapons At Obama Rally

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The Secret Service told Dallas police to stop screening for weapons while people were still arriving at a campaign rally for Barack Obama, a report said.

Police stopped checking people for weapons at the front gates of Reunion Arena more than an hour before the Democratic presidential hopeful appeared on stage Wednesday, the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram reported.

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CIA "Torture Jet" Crash Lands With 4 Tons Of Cocaine On Board

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From the "Seems too crazy to be true" files comes this story, which now has quite a load of hard evidence to back it up.

A Florida-based Gulfstream II jet aircraft #N987SA crash-landed on September 24, 2007, after it ran out of fuel over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. It had a cargo of several tons of cocaine on board. Now documents have turned up on both sides of the Atlantic that link this cocaine-smuggling Gulfstream II jet aircraft that crashed in Mexico to the CIA, who used it on at least 3 rendition flights from Europe and the USA to Guantanamo's infamous torture chambers between 2003 to 2005.

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Barack Obama Momentum Continues

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Endorsements seem to be falling from everywhere for Barack Obama. We take a look at one of Obama's recent speeches and how it seems to inspire people....

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FEMA Forgets Formaldehyde

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FEMA, a federal agency that ranks in the mind of the public somewhere above herpes and somewhere below groin punches, has been having a bad couple of years. Last summer it came to light that FEMA had avoided testing their famous trailers for formaldehyde (best known for making the dead stay fabulous) in order to not get sued. Well, the hits just keep on coming...

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The Corruption That Is Modern Banking: Money As Debt

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Here is a multi-part video documentary on how the banking system works: Money As Debt. It's quite enlightening.

Stay tuned as we interview the man responsible for this film, Paul Gringon in our next podcast!

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"Maxxed Out" - America's Debt Crisis

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In "Maxed Out", author/director James D. Scurlock takes on America's debt crisis. Consequently, he touches on related issues like race, corporate malfeasance, and political subterfuge. The full movie is here.

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Stephen Colbert's Presidential Run May Be Illegal

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With its snack-food sponsorship, Democratic and Republican affiliations, and Sen. Larry Craig as a possible running mate, Stephen Colbert's run for the presidency is hardly serious business.

But the joke could be on Colbert if federal election officials decide his candidacy is for real.

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Iraq Inks Arms Deal With China Saying US Too Slow

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[Outsourcing]
Iraq has ordered $100 million worth of light military equipment from China for its police force, contending that the United States was unable to provide the material and is too slow to deliver arms shipments, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said yesterday.

The China deal, not previously made public, has alarmed military analysts who note that Iraq's security forces already are unable to account for more than 190,000 weapons supplied by the United States, many of which are believed to be in the hands of Shiite and Sunni militias, insurgents and other forces seeking to destabilize Iraq and target U.S. troops.

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New Orleans: Two Years After Hurricane Katrina

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It's now been two years since the destruction of New Orleans caused by defective flood protection built by the US Army Corps of Engineers following Hurricane Katrina. Check out the video of the "progress."

As some of you know, New Orleans is the home of BSAlert. Stay tuned... This week we're assembling a team of professional photographers and we'll be driving throughout the city taking pictures and will post them before the end of the week. We've opted to do this after the 2-year anniversary because, well, we don't want to think the only time we can call national attention to this problem is on a particular anniversary day.

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Only A Fraction Of Promised Money Spent Rebuilding New Orleans

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On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, President Bush made yet another visit to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and New Orleans, where he told astonished residents that, as an occasional visitor to the city, he could see all kinds of improvements that they--being merely residents who see the city every day--could not. And he repeated constantly the huge numbers to show that the federal government had showered the area with as much cold, hard cash as Katrina had showered it with rain.

But the people of New Orleans, who deal daily with the stalled reconstruction, the funds mired in red tape, the gutted health care system, the schools that were failing before the storm and are now only half-rebuilt, the closed day care and the public housing that has not yet reopened--even the undamaged parts--and the rebuilding of which has not even begun--well, they see things differently.

And on their behalf, New Orleans City Councilwoman Shelley Midura sent the following open letter to President George Bush. (Emphasis added.)

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Top Forestry Official May Face Jail Time Over Fish Killing Toxin

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As if it wasn't bad enough for the Bush Administration already, contempt charges are flying in Montana.

The Administration's top forestry official has been ordered to explain why the US Forest Service failed to analyze the environmental impact of dropping a fish-killing flame retardant on wildfires -- or face contempt of court.

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Taxpayers/Government Get "Screwed" for more than $20M

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A small South Carolina parts supplier collected about $20.5 million over six years from the Pentagon for fraudulent shipping costs, including $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to a Texas base, U.S. officials said.

The company also billed and was paid $455,009 to ship three machine screws costing $1.31 each to Marines in Habbaniyah, Iraq, and $293,451 to ship an 89-cent split washer to Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Pentagon records show.

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Time Magazine Story Identifies What Really Destroyed New Orleans

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[Environment]
The most important thing to remember about the drowning of New Orleans is that it wasn't a natural disaster. It was a man-made disaster, created by lousy engineering, misplaced priorities and pork-barrel politics. Katrina was not the Category 5 killer the Big Easy had always feared; it was a Category 3 storm that missed New Orleans, where it was at worst a weak 2. The city's defenses should have withstood its surges, and if they had we never would have seen the squalor in the Superdome, the desperation on the rooftops, the shocking tableau of the Mardi Gras city underwater for weeks. We never would have heard the comment "Heckuva job, Brownie." The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was the scapegoat, but the real culprit was the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which bungled the levees that formed the city's man-made defenses and ravaged the wetlands that once formed its natural defenses. Americans were outraged by the government's response, but they still haven't come to grips with the government's responsibility for the catastrophe.

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Nationwide List Of Deficient And Obsolete Bridges

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[Faulty Products]
Do you want to know how many deficient and obsolete bridges you have in your state? Details are here.

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Tainted Fish Get USDA Stamp Of Approval

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Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana have found banned drugs in imported seafood, according to statements by regulators in those states. The tests, conducted after the products cleared U.S. ports and were sent on for sale in grocery stores or restaurants, show the FDA isn't adequately protecting consumers from tainted fish, food safety advocates said.

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The US Government Gave $1.1 Billion To Dead Farmers

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First they paid farmers to farm.

Then they paid farmers not to farm.

Then they took another step by paying non-farmers not to farm.

And just when you thought they´d run out of ideas, here comes the logical conclusion: Agricultural subsidies for the dead.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributed $1.1 billion over seven years to the estates or companies of deceased farmers and routinely failed to conduct reviews required to ensure that the payments were properly made, according to a government report.

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Be A Detective: Help Analyze FBI Documents

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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has managed through a FOIA request and other legal maneuvers to obtain thousands of pages of previously-classified FBI documents. Now they're asking you, the general public to help them pour through the documents and be the "checks and balances" that our government is sorely lacking.

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D.C. Madam Phone Records Released: First Up LA Sen David Vitter

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[Sex]
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., apologized Monday night for "a very serious sin in my past" after his telephone number appeared among those associated with an escort service operated by the so-called "D.C. Madam."

This is likely just the beginning as the phone records have been leaked onto the Internet. While the mainstream media reported there were no members of government on the lists, Internet detectives have proven otherwise. Join the investigation yourself and look at the records.

Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) first got his start in Congress after replacing former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA), who “abruptly resigned after disclosures of numerous affairs” in 1998. At the time, Vitter argued that an extramarital affair was grounds for resignation:

“I think Livingston’s stepping down makes a very powerful argument that Clinton should resign as well and move beyond this mess,” he said. [Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 12/20/98]

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Congress To Allow Rotted Meat On Supermarket Shelves

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If the new 2007 Farm Bill passes, expect a drastic reduction in quality of food and meat products. The new bill eliminates local regulation of food safety. But don't worry, only 90% of contaminated, spoiled meat is rejected by local health inspectors & supermarkets. You'll still find 10% of that chicken Salmonella-free.

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Walter Reed Lauches "Surge" Of Mail Carriers

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Turns out the trouble at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the focus of a firestorm of criticism over poor treatment of wounded war veterans, reached into the mailroom.

The Army said Friday that it has opened an investigation into the recent discovery of 4,500 letters and parcels — some dating to May 2006 — at Walter Reed that were never delivered to soldiers.

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JFK Terrorism Informant Was A Pinched Drug Trafficker

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Earlier this month, when federal officials announced charges against four men for plotting to blow up gas lines at JFK, a paid "confidential source" was credited with infiltrating the terror cell and gathering critical information. A footnote in a criminal complaint notes that the source had two prior drug convictions and was, through his cooperation, seeking leniency in sentencing on the latter trafficking rap.

It seems this so-called valuable informant was a drug dealer who was caught with $2M in cocaine, tried to murder a rival drug lord in New York, and was looking to get his own sentence reduced in the process of turning over these goofball terrorists which nobody in their right mind thought were capable of doing as much damage as the media claimed.

The Smoking Gun has learned the identity of this informant and the more you know, the more you understand how "reliable" this guy likely was.

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Web Site Tracks Lies Of The Bush Administration

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[Liars]
Computers are used for all sorts of tasks these days, from communication to helping balance your checkbook. You might think some applications aren't really ideal for a computer, but checking this web site shows keeping track of the unbelievable amount of lies told by the Bush administration is a job only a computer can likely perform.

Tens of thousands of references are listed, covering things you know, things you forgot about, and many, many things you didn't know, about the things this administration has had the audacity to do to and tell the American people.

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Louisiana Congressman Bill Jefferson Indicted

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Rep. William Jefferson, D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, money-laundering and soliciting more than $400,000 in bribes in connection with years of trying to broker business deals in Africa.

The charges came almost two years after investigators raided Jefferson's home in Washington and found $90,000 in cash stuffed in a box in his freezer.

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John McCain Is Too Busy To Do His Job

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An Arizona state lawmaker is calling for John McCain to resign from the Senate for missing too many votes.

Republican Representative Russell Pearce of Mesa says Arizona's interests aren't being heard because John McCain is skipping Senate votes to campaign for a spot in the White House.

"He's our Senator and we elected him," said Pearce. "This is about representing Arizona properly."

According to The Washington Post, McCain has missed almost 50% of Senate votes during the current Congress. This comes at a time when taxpayers are paying McCain a salary of $165,200 to represent Arizonans on the Senate floor.

The only other Senator with a worse record is South Dakota's Tim Johnson who has been out recovering from a brain hemorrhage.

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Does America Deserve Levees That Work?

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John Goodman has gone public in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina debacle to call attention to a common misconception about the destruction of New Orleans: It was caused by defective levees built by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The Corps knew about the problems and ignored them. The city was flooded and destroyed.

Similar Corps projects are in virtually every state in the U.S. Goodman asks, "Don't we deserve levees that work?"

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Chocolate May No Longer Be Chocolate Thanks To The FDA

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The federal Food and Drug Administration is proposing to redefine the very essence of chocolate and to allow big manufacturers such as Hershey to sell a bar devoid of a key ingredient — cocoa butter. The butter's natural texture could be replaced with inferior alternatives, such as vegetable fats. And consumers would never know.

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