Dem Senator’s Small Business Experience Was Co-Running Store that Sold Stolen Goods

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.N.) / AP

Throughout her political career, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) has touted her experience as a small business owner, including during her current race against former GOP Sen. Scott Brown. Shaheen’s small business experience was co-running a store that once sold thousands of dollars-worth of stolen jewelry.

Inside the Worst Forfeiture Court in America

Philadelphia, Pa. / AP

PHILADELPHIA – Room 478 is a dumpy little courtroom on the fourth floor of the Philadelphia City Hall. Well, it’s technically a courtroom, but one could be forgiven for not recognizing it as such. There is no judge or jury or formal “all rise” when the proceedings start every day at 9 a.m. sharp—just a couple of prosecutors and a crowd of confused, frustrated people sitting in old wooden chairs.