There are many ways elderly, sick and disabled people can wind up in a court-appointed guardianship, where a complete stranger wields total control over their lives and assets. Some are identified as “incapacitated” by paid caregivers. Others are turned in by greedy relatives or rapacious attorneys.But members of the National Association to Stop Guardian Abuse who spoke out last week on Capitol Hill agree that once loved ones are placed in a guardianship, they are stripped of all their civil and constitutional rights, and death is often the only way out. Read More
A coaltion of leftist groups, including the Campaign for America’s Future, MoveOn.Org (which claims as “fact” that “the GOP will hurt America just to undermine Obama”), Rebuild the Dream, and the AFL-CIO are urging their members to attend a noon protest on Capitol Hill for a “Don’t Destroy the American Dream” rally. Read More
On May 3, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testified before House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa's committee that he only learned about the government's sale of weapons to Mexican drug cartels "in the last few weeks."
But Big Government found a 2009 speech by Holder on the Department of Justice's own website that proves the attorney general was well aware of Operation Gunrunner back in 2009: Read More
On the same day a federal judge was dismissing a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, a candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia was calling for MWAA's abolishment.
U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga ruled in Alexandria that MWAA has the right to levy tolls without the consent of the Virginia General Assembly under the Constitution's interstate compact provisions. Read More
Well, what do you know. Obama administration officials at the Department of Homeland Security deliberately misled Congress when they denied using “selective enforcement” to deport convicted criminals in the U.S. illegally. Their much-criticized “catch and release” policy was confirmed by documents obtained by Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act. Read More
Uncertainty is bad for business, and Obamacare has apparently increased – not decreased – uncertainty in the health care industry. But there may be a silver lining for patients. Read More
United Airlines is blaming a “computer glitch” for a massive network crash that grounded planes all over the country on June 17th, left 2,500 passengers stranded in Los Angeles alone, and shut down the airline’s entire operation – including its website – for five hours.
On Tuesday, an Examiner Local Editorial warned that Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s attempts to tax Internet purchaseswould have serious repercussions for Maryland residents, to wit:“Large e-retailers like Seattle-based Amazon.com and Utah-based Overstock.com are already moving to end local marketing arrangements and close warehouses and distribution centers” in states attempting to tax Internet sales. Read More
A Chicago jury has just found former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 counts of political corruption.
It’s nothing new for rogues and rapscallions to be sent to the Illinois governor’s mansion. In fact, within just the past 35 years, three former governors wound up in prison. Read More
Chicago jurors who’ve already spent nine days deciding the fate of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich won’t be back in court until Monday.
But even before the 11-woman, one-man jury began its deliberations, Blago’s lawyers had already filed an “omnibus motion for mistrial” - noting that it was “not an exhaustive list of every error and impropriety” that occurred in presiding U.S. District Court Judge James B. Zagel’s courtroom. Read More
Have you noticed the ridiculously high prices at the grocery store lately? Blame it on the Corn Bubble.
Reuters reports that earlier this month, "the World Bank and other international organizations called on governments to stop their ethanol subsidies because of concerns they were driving up food prices" – and pushing millions of people worldwide into poverty. Read More
Senator John Kerry, whose presidential campaign was plagued by accusations that he chronically flip-flopped on the issues, is apparently at it again. Read More
There’s a kerfluffle in the lefty blogosphere over whether the Project on Government Oversight (POGO) and other groups dedicated to open government should rescind the Transparency Award they gave to President Obama earlier this year. Read More
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington announced today that it is suing the Department of Justice for not releasing documents regarding the late Rep. John Murtha’s, D-Penn., earmark and lobbying activities which the non-profit legal watchdog group requested under the Freedom of Information Act in February.
CREW said privacy concerns were cited as one of the reasons DOJ refused to release the information, pointing out that they do not survive Murtha’s death in 2010. Read More
Members of the Federal Aviation Administration Whistleblowers Alliance were expecting more from the chief of the FAA’s Office of Audit and Evaluation, Clayton Foushee Jr. They hoped Foushee would finally do something about the relentless retaliation reported by former FAA employees forced out for doing their jobs. But they were once again disappointed. Read More