Aug 052015
 

WASHINGTON (AP) – The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The newspaper also said the FBI has asked Clinton lawyer David Kendall about the security of a thumb drive, containing copies of Clinton’s emails, [...]

Aug 052015
 
The secrets of Joan Huffman

THE SENATOR – Two-term state Sen. Joan Huffman By Steve Miller | Texas Watchdog For more than a decade, state Sen. Joan Huffman failed to report her husband’s income on her personal financial disclosure. At the same time, she bolstered that income by using his companies during her campaigns, paying $21,964 to entities connected to her husband, [...]

Aug 052015
 
Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin emerges as potential liability in 2016 bid

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s closest aide is starting to look like a liability on the campaign trail for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Huma Abedin, who has been at Mrs. Clinton’s side as her personal assistant — or “body woman” — since the 2008 presidential race, has come under scrutiny for pocketing a [...]

Aug 042015
 

WASHINGTON (AP) – Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies. Abe had expressed deep concern about the documents WikiLeaks published last week, [...]

Aug 042015
 

DENVER (AP) – Hillary Clinton on Tuesday repeatedly slammed Jeb Bush and the rest of the Republican presidential field over immigration and women’s health during a campaign stop in Denver. Bush is more dovish than the rest of the Republican presidential field and supports legal status for millions of people in the country illegally. But [...]

Aug 042015
 
Christie squeezes into GOP prime-time debate

  HE MADE IT: Gov. Chris Christie is one of 10 GOP candidates in Thursday’s prime-time debate By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog Chris Christie squeezed his way into the prime-time Republican presidential debate on Fox, but it was a tighter fit than the New Jersey governor had wished. The choice of only 3.4 [...]

Aug 042015
 

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89. Her death was confirmed by her husband of 70 years, billionaire industrialist Henry Hillman, and their four children. Elsie Hillman is a former Republican National Committeewoman who used her political [...]

Aug 042015
 

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – In the weeks leading up to Thursday’s first debate of the 2016 presidential race, Republican candidates have sought to distinguish themselves from each other – and President Barack Obama – with ever-tougher positions on border security and illegal immigration, claiming current measures are failing. And yet by many standards, the situation [...]

Aug 042015
 

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – A state ethics board created to address Albany’s corruption problem squabbled Tuesday over perceived meddling by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, with some members vowing to oppose any effort to hire a new executive director with ties to him. Over a strained two hours, members of the state’s Joint Commission on Public [...]

Aug 042015
 
Paxton indicted on ‘strange’ legal theory

Attorney General Ken Paxton has been indicted for fraud under a peculiar legal theory. By Jon Cassidy | Watchdog.org Like the prosecutions of Tom DeLay and Rick Perry, the case against Attorney General Ken Paxton depends on a novel interpretation of state law. The two charges of fraud against Paxton don’t involve misrepresentation on Paxton’s part, [...]

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