In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

Thompson slides into political obscurity

New polls show Presidential wannabe Fred Thompson sliding into well-deserved political obscurity.

For former Tennessee Senator, former actor and soon to be former candidate now sits in sixth place.

Fred, we hardly knew ye..and it looks like we didn’t want to.

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Shame, shame

The Federal Election Commission fined a front group for unions this week, saying it ran illegal ads for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election.

A union group doing something illegal in an election?

This is news?

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More fraud and abuse

Even student loans aren’t safe when it comes to finding new ways to rip off taypayers.

The feds have caught a student loan company in Pennsylvania cooked the books to skim $34 million from Uncle Sam.

Sounds like these guys should be teaching economics.

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We’ve got a better idea

President Bush is calling for more community service by Americans.

We’ve got a better idea.

The President should set an example for community service by volunteering to do what’s best for America.

He should quit.

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State finds enough suckers for Iraq posts

The State Department said on Monday it had now found enough volunteers to serve in Iraq and would not have to force diplomats to go there.

Last month, in an announcement that angered many diplomats, the State Department said it might order staff to Iraq against their will if it could not fill 48 vacant spots in the U.S. embassy in Baghdad next summer.

However, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said all of the posts had now been filled by volunteers and there would be no need for “directed” assignments to the war zone.

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9/11 panel boss backs McCain

The chairman of the panel that examined the nation’s security before Sept. 11, 2001 and the aftermath of the terrorist attacks announced Monday he was endorsing John McCain — and not former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani — for president.

Former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean, a Republican like Giuliani and McCain, said the Arizona senator’s blend of congressional, military and foreign affairs experience left him the best equipped of the GOP candidates to serve in the White House.

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Contractors get rich off U.S. wars

US contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan more than doubled from 2004 to 2006 to over 25 billion dollars but government oversight of the firms involved has slackened, a watchdog group said Monday.

“While the billions of dollars involved and the complexity of these war-related contracts has only grown, the lack of oversight has been staggering,” said Bill Buzenberg, head of the Center for Public Integrity.

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Homeland Security advisor calls it quits

Fran Townsend, the leading White House-based terrorism adviser who gave public updates on the extent of the threat to U.S. security, is stepping down after 4 1/2 years.

President Bush said in a statement Monday morning that Townsend, 45, “has ably guided the Homeland Security Council. She has played an integral role in the formation of the key strategies and policies my administration has used to combat terror and protect Americans.”

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Hate crimes on the rise

Hate crime incidents rose nearly 8 percent last year, the FBI reported Monday, as civil rights advocates increasingly take to the streets to protest what they call official indifference to intimidation and attacks against blacks and other minorities.

Police across the nation reported 7,722 criminal incidents in 2006 targeting victims or property as a result of bias against a race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or physical or mental disability. That was up 7.8 percent from 7,163 incidents reported in 2005.

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