Monticello, New York, Democratic Mayor Gordon Jenkins—a member of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns—was arrested Thursday on bribery charges, the latest in a long string of legal and ethical foibles by Jenkins.
A major Democratic donor said he supports Southern secession because the South is “dumbing down” national politics, according to emails from a secret progressive Google group obtained by Media Trackers, a conservative Wisconsin news outlet.
The White House responded Monday to criticism from dozens of leading press organizations and transparency groups, saying it has improved access to public officials, whistleblower protections, and declassified documents.
According to the letter, the Justice Department originally refused to hand over documents in three Inspector General investigations.
In a statement to the Washington Post, Justice Department spokesman Brian Fallon said the department did not block the IG’s investigation.
The federal government has created more than 400 new crimes since 2008, according to a report by the Congressional Research Service (CRS).
Special tax carve-outs to companies and individuals cost states across the country hundreds of billions of dollars last year, according to a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin’s legal foundation is asking a federal judge to sanction the Environmental Protection Agency for destroying public records.
Beretta USA, one of the nation’s largest firearms manufacturers, will move its manufacturing and approximately 300 jobs out of Maryland because of the state’s new gun control laws, the company said in a statement Tuesday.
Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country reported more than 500 incidents last year where patients were gravely injured or died as a result of the care they received.
Data obtained by the Washington Free Beacon through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) shows 575 “institutional disclosures of adverse events”—the bureaucratic phrase for reporting a serious mistake—at VA hospitals in fiscal year 2013.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the Obama administration is “absolutely” the most transparent presidency in history, contrary to recent complaints from press groups.