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REPORT: BONUSES TO CONGRESSIONAL AIDES JUMPED 17% IN 2008

PAPER: While Congress has been flaying companies for giving out bonuses while on the government dole, lawmakers have a longstanding tradition of rewarding their own employees with extra cash — also courtesy of taxpayers.

Capitol Hill bonuses in 2008 were among the highest in years, according to LegiStorm, an organization that tracks payroll data. The average House aide earned 17% more in the fourth quarter of the year, when the bonuses were paid, than in previous quarters, according to the data. That was the highest jump in the eight years LegiStorm has compiled payroll information…

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Obama’s Health Secretary Pays $7,040 in Back Taxes After 3 Years

WIRE: Health and Human Services nominee Kathleen Sebelius has corrected three years worth of tax returns after finding “unintentional errors.”

Sebelius alerted senators to the changes in a letter dated Tuesday that was obtained by The Associated Press. She says the changes involved charitable contributions, the sale of a home and business expenses….

Cites “unintentional errors…”

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19,000 Credit Card Details Accessible by GOOGLE

PAPER: The credit card details of up to 19,000 British shoppers were published on the internet – where they could be found using a simple search on Google. The list, obtained by the Mail, includes the names, home addresses and full card details of thousands of Visa, Mastercard and American Express customers…

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People March for Cop-Killer Who Raped 12-Year-Old

PAPER: “OPD you can’t hide – we charge you with genocide,” chanted the demonstrators as they marched along MacArthur Boulevard, near the intersection with 74th Avenue where Mixon, 26, a fugitive parolee, gunned down two motorcycle officers who had pulled him over in a traffic stop. He killed two more officers who tried to capture him where he was hiding in his sister’s apartment nearby…

A ‘True Hero…’

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U.S. Criticized Over Immigrant Rights by Amnesty International

Amnesty International has said tens of thousands of people are being held in US immigration jails without receiving a hearing to determine whether their detentions are warranted.

About 30,000 immigrants are held on an average day, the rights group said in a report released on Wednesday, triple the number in custody a decade ago…

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Murdered ABC Journalist Turns Out to Be Pedophile, Found Teenage Boys on Craigslist

PAPER: The officials said that Mr. Weber, 47, and the teenager apparently met through the Craigslist Web site. One of the officials, who declined to be identified because he was not authorized to speak about the case, said that Mr. Weber had posted advertisements on Craigslist and messages on his Facebook page saying that he was interested in meeting young Hispanic men…

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OAKLAND COP KILLER LINKED TO RAPE, DNA SHOWS

PAPER: The day before Lovelle Mixon unleashed a barrage of gunfire that killed four Oakland police officers, the department’s investigators learned that DNA evidence had linked the fugitive parolee to an unsolved rape this year, authorities said Monday…

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Guantanamo Detainees May Be Released in U.S.

“Attorney General Eric Holder said some detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may end up being released in the U.S. as the Obama administration works with foreign allies to resettle some of the prisoners.

Mr. Holder, in a briefing with reporters, said administration officials are still reviewing individual cases of the approximately 250 detainees to determine which will be put on trial and which may be released to comply with plans to close the detention facility by next year…”

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California Budget Slashes Illegal Immigrants’ Health Care

“Bowing to recession-related budget pressures, Sacramento County recently took the drastic step of cutting non-emergency health services for illegal immigrants. Contra Costa County, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, will vote on a similar measure Tuesday…”

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California Set to Release Symbionese Liberation Army Terrorist

Sara Jane Olson, who was a fugitive for a quarter-century after attempting to kill Los Angeles police officers and participating in a deadly bank robbery near Sacramento as a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army, is scheduled to be released from a California prison next week…”


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OBAMA APPOINTS DEFENSE LAWYER FOR JOHN WALKER LINDH (TALIBAN) AS ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

“Curiously enough, though, not one of these brief reports mention that Tony West was “American Taliban” terrorist John Walker Lindh’s defense lawyer. Another key bit of info left out of these announcements was that Tony West raised $65 million for Obama’s presidential campaign. Money well spent if it gets a cushy government job, I suppose…”

SF GATE: “He also took part in the defense of Lindh, the Marin County man who was a 20-year-old Taliban soldier in Afghanistan when he was captured in November 2001. Lindh pleaded guilty in 2002 to serving in the Taliban army and carrying weapons and was sentenced to 20 years in prison…”

BLOG: Raised $65 MILLION for Obama Campaign as a state finance co-chair…

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OBAMA: ECONOMY “NOT AS BAD AS WE THINK”

Confronting misgivings, even in his own party, President Barack Obama mounted a stout defense of his blueprint to overhaul the economy Thursday, declaring the national crisis is “not as bad as we think” and his plans will speed recovery. Challenged to provide encouragement as the nation’s “confidence builder in chief,” Obama said Americans shouldn’t be whipsawed by bursts of either bad or good news and he was “highly optimistic” about the long term…”

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LEGISLATION SEEKS TO STRIP CATHOLIC CHURCH OF FINANCE CONTROL (VIDEO)

Catholic

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Palin Appoints Former PLANNED PARENTHOOD Board Director to High Court

“Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has appointed a state judge who once served on the board of Planned Parenthood to the state Supreme Court, against the urgings of a conservative group who claimed the pick would put “another activist” on the court.

Anchorage Superior Court Judge Morgan Christen, 47, will be the second woman to serve on the state’s high court. Former Gov. Tony Knowles appointed current Chief Justice Dana Fabe in 1996.”

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Judge Stabbed In Courtroom, Perp. Shot Dead on Scene

…was fatally shot by a police detective after he left the stand and began attacking San Joaquin County Superior Court Judge Cinda Fox during a break in proceedings…

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Lawsuit Seeking Obama’s Occidental College Records

Obama’s defense lawyers are trying to throw out request for Occidental records…

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FBI Rescues 48 Alleged Teenage Prostitutes, As Young as Age 13; 570 Arrested

FBI Director: “We may not be able to return their innocence but we can remove them from this cycle of abuse and violence”…

Nearly 570 suspects arrested; FBI seeking 16 year old girl recruiter (AUDIO)…

List of Cities in Child Prostitution Sting…

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