Corruption Probe Into Wisconsin Recall Elections Involves Aides Of Scott Walker

By: Tuesday October 22, 2013 10:59 am

A secret investigation into corruption in Wisconsin has reportedly expanded into the 2011 and 2012 recall elections and involves aides to Governor Scott Walker according to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Sentinel also reports that former assistant US Attorney Francis Schmitz was recently appointed as special prosecutor. The investigation includes a focus on possible campaign [...]

Chris Christie Uses $2 Million Of Hurricane Sandy Relief Money For Quasi-Campaign Ads

By: Wednesday August 7, 2013 7:56 am

It is no secret that Chris Christie is a likely contender for president in 2016. However, should he really be using money from Hurricane Sandy relief to further that ambition? Isn’t that an inappropriate use of relief money? It turns out the Christie administration turned away a qualified low-bidder seeking to produce the series of [...]

Consensus Emerging With Economists That U.S. Economy Based On Rents Not Production

By: Friday June 21, 2013 8:02 am

Karl Marx may have been too optimistic about capitalism. Economist Michel Hudson has long claimed that Marx’s contention that ultimately industrial capitalism would triumph over finance capitalism was wrong. That, in fact, bankers have prevailed subjugating the productive forces of industry to the power of debt slavery and rentier capitalism. The real economy has been [...]

Corruption In State Department Detailed In Inspector General’s Memo

By: Thursday June 13, 2013 11:48 am

A U.S. State Department Inspector General’s memorandum details a slew of inappropriate behaviors by officials in the State Department, as well as efforts to cover up that wrongdoing. The memo was obtained by CBS News and lists claims of¬†prostitution, sexual assault, and illegal drug use by State Department officials. CBS News’ John Miller reports that [...]

Obama FCC Chairman Nominee Walking Conflict Of Interest

By: Saturday June 8, 2013 9:34 am

As twilight strikes the Obama Administration, the vigorous campaign pledges of reforming Washington’s insider culture appear abandoned. Beltway Insider could scarcely apply to anyone more appropriately than President Obama’s nominee for Chairman of the FCC, Tom Wheeler. ¬†Wheeler has been a representative of special interests in Washington for at least a generation. President Obama has [...]

Karzai Says He Was Told By CIA That Despite Exposure Cash Bribes Will Continue

By: Monday May 6, 2013 9:59 am

The CIA faced some embarrassment when it was revealed that the intelligence agency had been giving Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai bags of cash for favorable treatment. This revelation was embarrassing for a number of reasons. First, it confirmed reports that Hamid Karzai was running a corrupt government with facilitation by agents of the U.S. government. [...]

Mayor Says Sex In Government Office and Campaign Finance Violations Are A Private Issue

By: Saturday May 4, 2013 7:28 am

Embattled East Orange New Jersey Mayor Robert Bowser has an interesting theory. In a press conference on Friday Mayor Bowser told reporters that his admission of a sexual affair with a subordinate in a sexual harassment deposition is a private issue and belongs between him and his wife. The mayor read a prepared statement and [...]

House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling Goes Skiing With Wall Street

By: Wednesday May 1, 2013 7:28 am

Race you to the bottom. House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling decided to take some of his constituents with him on a ski trip, no not the people of Texas’ 5th congressional district, Hensarling’s real constituents, Wall Street. In January, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, ascended to the powerful chairmanship of the House Financial Services Committee. [...]

CIA’s Afghanistan Bribes Under Scrutiny

By: Monday April 29, 2013 5:36 am

Empires are run using carrot and stick policies. The American Empire is no different. In Afghanistan the Taliban’s refusal to comply has gotten them the stick – drones, special forces teams, and all manner of things as punishment. President Karzai for acting as a U.S. puppet, has gotten some nice carrots. And like everything else [...]

After Sabotaging Wall Street Prosecutions Lanny Breuer Will Return From Whence He Came, Wall Street

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 10:01 am

(Video satire based on the Frontline Special) What can you say about former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Lanny Breuer that has not been said about any mob lawyer? Breuer is without a doubt a ruthless self-dealer who would do anything for money. But unlike Bruce Cutler, Breuer prostituted himself at the expense [...]

Walmart Reports Losses From Bribery Probe

By: Thursday March 28, 2013 6:41 am

Walmart has told the SEC that it expects to have poor numbers this fiscal quarter due to bribery investigations the company is facing. While primarily related to the bribery probe in Mexico, Walmart is under investigation in multiple countries for corruption practices. Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) said it is ‘probable’ that the world’s largest retailer will [...]