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‘Real Housewives’ Couple Faces Jail Time After Pleading Guilty to Fraud

“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her husband pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges on Tuesday, in crimes that could send them behind bars.

The reality TV personalities, who left a Newark courthouse without speaking to reporters, were ordered to return on July 8 when US District Court Judge Esther Salas will hand down their punishment...

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Sen. David Vitter Accuses IG of Covering for EPA in Investigation

Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee are condemning an inspector general’s report exonerating Environmental Protection Agency officials in the case of using unofficial email addresses to hide their dealings from public scrutiny.

In a letter to Arthur A. Elkins Jr., the agency’s inspector general, Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), the panel’s ranking member, charged that the probe was not only insufficient but that it was conducted in a manner “that inappropriately provided cover for EPA’s problematic email practice.”...

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Thomas Sowell: The ‘Fairness’ Fraud

It seems as if, everywhere you turn these days, there are studies claiming to show that America has lost its upward mobility for people born in the lower socioeconomic levels. But there is a sharp difference between upward "mobility," defined as an opportunity to rise, and mobility defined as actually having risen.

That distinction is seldom even mentioned in most of the studies. It is as if everybody is chomping at the bit to get ahead, and the ones that don't rise have been stopped by "barriers" created by "society."...

 

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13 Illinois Democrats Including Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter, Charged With Embezzling $16 Million From Taxpayer-Funded Grants

THE WATCHDOGS: The U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield has been busy the past few years investigating a variety of fraud schemes involving state grants with 13 people charged so far, six who have pleaded guilty. Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama. Here’s a brief look at each of the criminal cases...

 

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