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Patriots to Rally Tuesday as Holder Plans Major Announcement on Voting Laws

Just when you thought Attorney General Eric Holder couldn’t get more sordid and arrogant, he has. His testimony last week before the House Judiciary Committee took the scandal plagued Justice Department into territory not traveled since John Mitchell worked overtime to conceal administration wrongdoing nearly four decades ago. Even Chairman Darrell Issa recognizes the comparison […]

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Convictions, political machines & vote fraud: corrupting the U.S. system

In late November, Obama friend and fundraiser Tony Rezko was sentenced to ten years in prison for political corruption schemes that netted him millions of dollars.  And this week, former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to fourteen years for his eighteen felony political corruption charges.  But Rezko and Blagojevich have far more in common […]

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Former Obama fundraiser Rezko gets 10-year sentence

A U.S. judge on Tuesday sentenced Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a former Chicago fundraiser for President Barack Obama, to 10-1/2 years in prison for corruption and extortion. Rezko’s conviction was among a slew of guilty pleas that led to the conviction in two trials of former Democratic Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich and several of his aides. […]

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Crony Capitalism and Government Protected Mortgage Giants

By Joe Miller.  Yesterday, top executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac defended exorbitant $16 million pay bonuses for themselves even though they presided over epoch failures of their agencies. By way of background, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are ground zero of the current financial crisis because of their government insured positions as a […]

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Alaska: Poster state for crony capitalism

Crony capitalism thrives in Alaska, center stage held by the Alaska Native Corporations (ANC). From the pending shakedown of taxpayers through a wholesale land grab (S.730 and H.R.1408) to recent arrests of four people in one of the “most brazen federal contracting scandals in our nation’s history,” there seems to be no end to the […]

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One last chance for Republicans

The GOP has to get it right in 2012.  It will either return to its platform of small government, traditional values, and national sovereignty, or its conservative base will abandon it. The stakes are far too high for conservatives to support the candidacy of another business-as-usual, ruling class member. Not only are we faced with […]

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Something Smells Fishy With Lisa Murkowski

Something Smells Fishy With Sen. Murkowski, Sen. Snowe and Rep. Frank By Tom Lamb (Red County):  Just as mysterious as the orange goo that washed up on the shores of northwest  Alaska, a mystery that surrounds an ex-aide to our Senator Lisa Murkowski by the name of Arne Fuglvog is unfolding. Last week, The Anchorage […]

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Joe Miller Remarks: The End of the Beginning

Anchorage, Alaska. December 31, 2010 — Joe Miller made the following remarks announcing his decision to end his legal fight regarding the U.S. Senate election in Alaska: As many of you know, I am a father. I have 8 wonderful children and an extraordinary wife. One of the primary reasons I decided to run for […]

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ICYMI – National Review: “Murkowski’s Quid Pro Quo” with Corporate Front Group “Alaskans Standing Together”

Joe Miller would reform a federal contracting program. Lisa Murkowski thinks Alaska is just getting its fair share. “Joe Miller has a plan for Alaska,” begins a commercial supporting Sen. Lisa Murkowski, which a new group called Alaskans Standing Together (AST) is spending nearly $600,000 to air in the state. The ad continues, “It erases […]