#58314 Sep 4, 2014
Ex- Republican Va. governor guilty of public corruption !!!!!!!!
RICHMOND, Va.— A federal trial mired in soap-opera details of a broken marriage inside the governor's mansion ended in the harsh light of a jury convicting former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on multiple public corruption charges Thursday.
Jurors rejected a defense built on assertions the couple was barely speaking when Bob McDonnell was in office and that they could not possibly have conspired to trade access to their power for $165,000 in loans and luxury gifts.
The largess was courtesy of a businessman, the prosecution's star witness, who was seeking to win backing from the powerful couple for one of his company's nutritional supplements.
The former governor was found guilty on 11 of 13 federal charges filed against him, his wife on nine of 13 charges filed against her. The indictment carried 14 total charges. Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 6.
The jury deliberated about 18 hours over three days without a single question, despite the complicated nature of the evidence and indictment. After the verdicts were read and family members wept in the courtroom, the McDonnells -- married for 38 years -- left separately.
The ex-governor, a onetime political star who soared to hold the same office as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry and was touted in Republican circles as a possible running mate for 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, walked into a witness waiting room. Maureen McDonnell came out later, hugging one of her daughters while weeping loudly, and went into a separate waiting room.
When an ashen-faced Bob McDonnell finally emerged from the courthouse to climb into a waiting blue Mercedes, he was mobbed by TV cameras. "All I can say is that my trust remains in the Lord," he said quietly.
Here is a guy that wanted Obama impeached !!
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#58315 Sep 4, 2014
I'm your next president
#58316 Sep 5, 2014
Of the Costa Mesa retirement community outside Tuson
#58317 Sep 5, 2014
Washington Post Finds Obama’s ISIS Strategy…Sort Of
Washington Post columnist David Ignatius has found Barack Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” that terrorist army ISIS. Sort of.
In his column today, Ignatius writes,“Obama does seem to have a strategy, and it gets pretty good marks from allies abroad.”
Awesome! What is it?
The next line in his piece is,“But many components aren’t ready yet, and some aren’t fully conceptualized.” Um…
A strategy that isn’t “ready yet” could still be a strategy, but one with major components not yet “fully conceptualized,” to me, isn’t really a strategy.
It’s more like an idea or two. And given the fact that the President of the United States has had a year AND the entire Pentagon at his disposal, an idea or two is literally the bare minimum you should expect…from a janitor.
#58318 Sep 5, 2014
VOTE TOM WLF HE'S 25 POINTS AHEAD IN THE POLLS AGAINST CORBETT !!!!
VOTE TOM WOLF !!
FOR A BETTER PA.!
#58319 Sep 5, 2014
Tom Wolf for a better Pa
#58320 Sep 5, 2014
Vote Tom Wolf He's 25 points ahead of Corbett
Tom Wolf for next Governor !
#58321 Sep 5, 2014
David Gregory Slams Obama:‘Big, Expansive Terrorist Threat Amassed On His Watch’
NBC’s David Gregory had some unpredictably harsh words for the White House during an interview with Senator Dick Durbin on Sunday, noting that “a big, expansive terrorist threat that has amassed” under President Obama’s watch.
The “Meet the Press” host spoke with the Illinois Democrat over the limited air campaign ordered by the president to blunt the advance of ultra-violent jihadists in northern Iraq. Gregory requested the senator’s insight as to how the United States found itself again involved in the region.
“Is the problem that the Obama administration — wanting to be something other than President Bush – got out of the business of confronting terrorism on a big, global scale and just dealt with it in a more limited way?” he asked.“Is it an underreaction to the terrorist threat?”
Durbin tried to steer the conversation specifically back to Iraq, but Gregory cut him off.”I’m talking about the terrorist threat!” he said.“I’m talking about fighting terrorism.”
“The Obama team said,‘We are not in the business of a global fight against terror, we’re fighting al-Qaida in limited forms,” the NBC host continued.“This is a big, expansive terrorist threat that has amassed on his watch.”
#58322 Sep 5, 2014
Corbett will win. Republicans will remain in control of both chambers and will also win the US Senate.
#58323 Sep 5, 2014
Vote for a winner VOTE TOM WOLF !!
He can get the job done and NOT raise gasoline tax 28 cents like Corbett did and also raise vehicle registration and turnpike fees.......... We are tired of getting taxed to death
Vote TOM WOLF , HE'S 25 POINTS AHEAD IN ALL THE POLLS !!
Vote TOM WOLF !
#58324 Sep 5, 2014
Vote for me
#58325 Sep 5, 2014
You got it Eddie!
#58326 Sep 5, 2014
We don't need a socialist Democrat governor that's owned by the greedy teacher's unions or any other union ,$billions$ have been 'WASTED' dumping money on education that consistently puts out failures graduating high school with degrees in forklift operation . Lowering grade point standards to garner more Gov't. handouts & wages & pensions for those who work only 9 months a year with holidays off . Public school systems are a bigger FAILURE than Welfare . Stop the Socialist Democratic Party that favors millionaire elitists while raping the taxpayers. An easy four year degree sure as hell don't equate to $70,000 plus full benefits , sick leave , personal days & the best pension going - for working 9 months a year . Wise up & wake up !
#58328 Sep 5, 2014
Well Ben since you were the principal of VOC, I would argue the fact that McKeesport kids are stoopid. Look at other districts , not so much, we have kids that are smarter than McKeesport kids, TJ, WM, PH,USC,Mt L, etc. you need to fire the overpaid teachers in McKeesport that don't teach, McKeesport kids are on the bottom of the barrel in learning........ parents to blame too........
#58330 Sep 6, 2014
Justice Department Is Political, Say Americans
Aug. 30, 2014
The Obama Justice Department doesn’t have the confidence of the American people when it comes to putting justice ahead of politics.
Rasmussen reports,“Most voters have an unfavorable opinion of the U.S. Department of Justice and think it is more interested in politics than in serving justice.”
To some of us, this comes as little surprise. Especially after watching Attorney General Eric Holder run out to Ferguson to inject his racial prejudice into the situation.
Furthermore, the DOJ trafficked guns to Mexican drug cartels as a way to show how dangerous guns are and why there need to be stricter laws. Talk about a cynical political play.
At least a majority of Americans see it for what it is – another political arm of the Obama White House.
#58332 Sep 6, 2014
Vote Tom Wolf for Governor !''
He's leading Corbett by 25 points in all the polls !
Vote for a winner..........Vote Tom WOLF !
#58338 Sep 6, 2014
IRS says it has lost emails from 5 more employees
Sep. 5, 2014
The Internal Revenue Service has lost emails from five more employees who are part of congressional probes into the treatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status, the tax service disclosed Friday.
The IRS said in June that it could not locate an untold number of emails to and from Lois Lerner, who headed the IRS division that processes applications for tax-exempt status. The revelation set off a new round of investigations and congressional hearings.
On Friday, the IRS issued a report to Congress saying the agency also lost emails from five other employees related to the probe, including two agents who worked in a Cincinnati office processing applications for tax-exempt status.
#58339 Sep 6, 2014
Why so bitter and mean? You need Cheerios!
#58340 Sep 6, 2014
Is the IRS running for governor? Eat another cheese sandwich and take a warm bath!
#58341 Sep 6, 2014
I bet you go to a Chinese restaurant and order a peanut butter and jelly sammich! The sit I'd called topix and not off topix., u r silly!
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