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  • Ex-Massachusetts city official faces corruption trial

    LAWRENCE, Mass. — The corruption trial of a former Lawrence mayor's chief of staff is scheduled to get started. Jury selection in the trial of Leonard Degnan is expected to start Monday in Lawrence Superior Court. Degnan is the former chief of staff to ex-Mayor William Lantigua. Charges...

  • Florida whistle-blower says she's been shunned

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The whistle-blower who sued and alerted the U.S. Department of Justice about wrongdoing at Halifax Health Medical Center says she's been shunned by some of her co-workers. Elin Baklid-Kunz and her attorneys are set to receive a $20.8 million settlement for blowing the...

  • New Mexico sued over public-school financing

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, which...

  • Pittsburgh medical center settles False Claim Act allegations for $1.5M

    Hickton PITTSBURGH (Legal Newsline) – West Penn Allegheny Health System in Pittsburgh has entered into a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the federal government over claims that it violated the False Claims Act, according to prosecutors in western Pennsylvania. The U.S....

  • Senator seeks Hawaii health exchange information

    HONOLULU — State Sen. Sam Slom is asking the state to provide information on more than $200 million in federal grants it received to set up Hawaii's health insurance marketplace. Slom sent a letter to the Department of Health seeking copies of grant applications and other documents. He...

  • Government seeks restitution of $7.7M from Mississippi attorney

    GULFPORT, Miss. — A Biloxi attorney has pleaded guilty covering up evidence connected to a scheme to defraud two banks and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The government says in a news release that it is seeking restitution on behalf of the victims in the amount of $7.7 million. Stephen Richard...

  • Mississippi man gets prison time for oil spill fraud

    GULFPORT, Miss. — A 46-year-old Gautier man has been sentenced to prison for five months and ordered to repay $26,000 for oil spill recovery money he received by fraud. The Sun Herald reports Vester Ray Bassham also was sentenced this week to five months of home confinement with...

  • Ex-Nebraska fire chief guilty of theft from department

    LINCOLN, Neb. — A former fire chief has been convicted of stealing from his fire department in southeast Nebraska. Forty-seven-year-old John Porter pleaded no contest on Thursday in Lancaster County District Court to theft and attempted possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. His...

  • Deputy accused of stealing money taken in raid

    HOUSTON — Harris County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been fired for stealing money he was supposed to have confiscated and held as evidence. Jason Henry Hayes was fired Thursday and is charged with theft by a public servant and tampering with evidence. The 33-year-old Hayes began...

  • California unemployment agency passed up $500 million over tech fix, state auditor says

    California officials passed up on the chance to collect more than $500 million in unemployment benefit overpayments because the technology they needed would have cost $323,000, according to a report by the state auditor. The state's Employment Development Department, which administers...

  • No space in CFPB's $139m renovated headquarters for a third of its employees

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials are spending $139 million to renovate their headquarters, but a third of the bureau's employees still won't have offices, the Washington Examiner has learned.

  • Lawyer pleads guilty to bribing state district judge

    A lawyer admitted he gave cash and paid for vehicle repairs for then-144th District judge Angus McGinty in Texas.

  • EXography: Five governors --- 4 GOPers, 1 Dem --- who cut state jobs the most since taking office in 2010

    Americans went to the polls and elected a whole crop of new governors in 2010 -- 26 in all, if you count the election of governors who had previously served non-consecutive terms in Iowa and Oregon.

  • Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane defends handling of Philadelphia politicians probe

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Sunday defended her office's decision not to pursue criminal charges in an investigation into whether four Democratic state lawmakers from Philadelphia accepted illegal payments. Kane responded to a lengthy story in The...

  • Prison employee charged with taking bribes

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — An employee of the federal prison in Danbury has been arrested on charges that she took part in a scheme to collect bribes from inmates in exchange for recommendations that they be released early to halfway houses. Federal prosecutors say 42-year-old Kisha Perkins of...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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