Indiana cases could define conflict of interest

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:59

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The question of what constitutes a conflict of interest and why it matters for public officials has run throughout a string of high-profile ethics scandals in Indiana recently.

State Rep. Eric Turner's conflicts - as he represented both the people of his central Indiana district ...

Beach replenishment project may not start on time

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:34

BRICK, N.J. (AP) - Residents on the northern barrier island in Ocean County will have to sweat out another hurricane and nor'easter season before they receive the added protection of a federally funded beach replenishment project.

Last year, state officials announced work on a $158 million beach project ...

43 to become US citizens in Yellowstone ceremony

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 09:03

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - Yellowstone National Park sees plenty of foreign visitors who come to see its unique natural features.

But this week, 43 foreigners will be coming to the park to become U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at Mammoth Hot Springs.

The immigrants ...

Report: Ga. governments have weak nepotism rules

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:39

ATLANTA (AP) - Local governments in metro Atlanta have hired at least 770 relatives of current employees during the last three years, according to an investigation by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The review (http://bit.ly/1sSYiwN ) raises questions over whether rules designed to prevent nepotism are adequate or appropriately enforced.

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Former Culpeper mayor appeals sex crime conviction

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:38

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - Former Culpeper Mayor Chip Coleman is appealing a sexual battery conviction.

The Free Lance-Star reports (http://bit.ly/1pYLTcy ) that Coleman will appear in circuit court Oct. 20. Coleman was convicted in general district court earlier this month of hugging a woman and rubbing his chest ...

White House responds to Tahmooressi petition: 'We respect the rule of law'

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:14

The White House has responded to a popular petition that demands the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison, explaining that the Obama administration respects the rule of law and will continue to monitor the situation to make sure the soldier is treated fairly.

More than ...

Feinstein: Obama maybe 'too cautious' on Islamic State, but plans are underway

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 08:13

The chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said Sunday that President Obama is notably cautious — "maybe, in this instance, too cautious" — but insisted the U.S. and its allies will coalesce behind a plan to beat back the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria before their well-funded sources take ...

Sen. Robert Menendez: Russia has launched a direct attack on Ukraine

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:28

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday that eastern Ukraine is under direct attack by Russia and that Western allies should seriously consider military assistance, although not troops on the ground, to repel President Vladimir Putin's designs in the region.

If the U.S. and its allies cannot ...

Rep. Mike Rogers: Obama's foreign policy is in "free fall"

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 07:19

President Obama's foreign policy is in "absolute free-fall" amid the rise of the Islamic State, and Western allies no longer view the U.S. as a leader in confronting religious extremism in the Middle East, the House intelligence chairman said Sunday.

Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican, said the White House sat ...

After Sorenson case, lawmakers back ethics rules

Washington Times Politics - Sun, 2014-08-31 06:32

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Legislative leaders in Iowa have no immediate plans to change ethics rules governing political work after a former state senator admitted to lying about receiving payments to switch his support from one Republican presidential candidate to another.

Former state Sen. Kent Sorenson pleaded ...

Of Course the UN Doesn't Matter to Putin

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
The key question is not, as the US ambassador to the UN posed, today, what will make the Russians listen to the UN. It is what will ensure that the Russians stop. Obviously sanctions miss the mark. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Night Watch

Militarization of Police II

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
Theres a notion, popular among self-avowed libertarians, that among the largest threats facing our nation is that of the militarization of the police. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Jack Kerwick

Minds in the Dumps

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
Our Commander-in-Chief explaining that there is no current plan for dealing with the terror group, ISIS, beyond our containment efforts is the kind of thing that hurts the overall mood of the nation. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Charles Payne

The Foreign Policy of the Three Stooges

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
The Middle East isnt just a foreign policy problem; its another one of the man-caused disasters that has become the hallmark of the Obama administrations version of Moe, Larry and Curly. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z John Ransom

My Three Favorite ETFs Poised to Profit

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
This week certainly got started in unusual fashion for me, as I was nearly thrown out of bed on Sunday by the force of a 6.0 earthquake that rocked the Napa Valley. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Doug Fabian

Extreme Austrians Advocate “Do Nothing” to Stop the 2008 Meltdown

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
The Austrian school of economics was one of the few to warn of impending disaster coming from the real-estate bubble. But I have my doubts about Austrian school policy recommendations during a financial crisis. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Mark Skousen

An Italian Doctor Joins the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
If were creating a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame, I wont want to discriminate against foreigners. The U.K.-based Telegraph reports, for instance, that an unnamed doctor from Italy is a very worthy candidate for this award. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Daniel J. Mitchell

A Half-Trillion Dollar Budget Deficit

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
The Obama administration continues to run up big budget deficits and huge long-term debts that threaten our economic future and put our national security in peril. 2014-08-30T00:01:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Donald Lambro

Ferguson Demonstrations Invoke Che Guevara—OH! The Ironies!

TownHall - Sat, 2014-08-30 20:45
When a comedians brilliant witticism bombs he'll often complain to the "dumb" audience that: "The irony is lost on you people!" 2014-08-29T11:30:00-04:00 2014-08-31T03:45:06Z Humberto Fontova

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