Biden's 2008 campaign fined $219K after audit WASHINGTON -- Election watchdogs have fined Joe Biden's 2008 presidential campaign more than $219,000 for sloppy bookkeeping and accepting excessive contributions, including a discounted flight on a private jet. The audit was released Friday by the Federal ... 07/9/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Biden Fined $219K For Illegal Campaign Contributions The Federal Elections Commission has fined Vice President Joe Biden $219,000 for accepting illegal donations and failing to disclose payments and debts. According to an FEC audit, Biden's 2008 presidential campaign didn't return $106,000 in campaign ... 07/19/2010 - 6:45 am | View Link
Joe Biden Fined $219K for Campaign Violations Joe Biden’s failed 2008 presidential campaign was sloppily run and violated campaign finances laws, a Federal Election Commission audit shows. Politico, which seems to have broken the news, titles the story “Joe Biden fined $219K for 2008 presidential ... 07/17/2010 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Feds Fine Biden Campaign $219K for Violations (Newser) – Election watchdogs have fined Joe Biden's 2008 presidential campaign more than $219,000 for sloppy bookkeeping and accepting excessive contributions, including a discounted flight on a private jet. The FCC audit says the Biden campaign ... 07/17/2010 - 9:07 am | View Link
Joe Biden fined $219K for 2008 presidential campaign violations The Federal Election Commission has penalized Vice President Joe Biden’s 2008 presidential campaign $219,000 for accepting over-the-limit contributions and a discounted flight on a jet owned by a New York hedge fund. His campaign was also charged with ... 07/17/2010 - 7:40 am | View Link
Police said a Michigan utility worker held a pregnant teenager he met online hostage for days after beheading her boyfriend and then strangling her.
Investigators said emails indicated 31-year-old Brady Oestrike arranged to meet 18-year-old Brooke Slocum for sex after the two connected on Craigslist, reported The Grand Rapids Press.
Slocum’s boyfriend, 25-year-old Charles Oppenneer, was supposed to be present at the meeting in a Wyoming park, police said.
Oppeneer’s body was found July 16 near his abandoned vehicle in Gezon Park, police said, but his head has not been located.
Slocum was likely killed July 17, authorities said, and her body was found in the trunk of Oestrike’s car after he fled from police during an attempted traffic stop and then shot himself to death after crashing the vehicle.
A search of Oestrike’s home turned up restraints that suggested Slocum, who was eight months pregnant, was held captive there before her death.
Her unborn daughter also died, police said.
Police described Oestrike’s home as a “hellish environment.”
“In this case, I’m sure there are moments and pictures that our staff will never forget,” said Police Capt.
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TIME TO PICK A CANDIDATE: Two months of Republican-on-Republican badmouthing will finally come to an end in Georgia tonight, according to ABCâ€™s CHRIS GOOD. Either Rep. Jack Kingston or former Dollar General CEO David Perdue will become the GOP candidate
Veteran rocker Tom Petty isn’t pulling any punches with his new song “Playing Dumb.”
In an interview with Billboard magazine, Petty said that he wrote the song about the decades of child sex abuse in the Catholic church and the elaborate lengths that priests and their leaders have gone to cover up the crimes.
“I’m fine with whatever religion you want to have,” Petty said, “but it can’t tell anybody it’s OK to kill people, and it can’t abuse children systematically for God knows how many years.”
Petty went on to say that he doesn’t understand why people continue to donate to the church, which has paid out millions of dollars in legal settlements to the victims of child-molesting priests.
“If I was in a club, and I found out that there had been generations of people abusing children, and then that club was covering that up, I would quit the club.
A Baltimore man who allegedly shot his longtime friend will be held without bail, a judge ruled on Monday.
Christopher Flohr, the attorney for 30-year-old Mark Ramiro, told a court that his client had intended to shoot a friend who was wearing a bulletproof vest as a “Jackass“-style prank, according to the Baltimore Sun.
In a video of the incident, 28-year-old Darnell Mitchell brags about taking a “deuce deuce in the chest” before Ramiro fires, hitting his friend of 15 years just above the protective vest.
Ramiro was charged with first- and second-degree murder, and handgun violations.
Flohr insisted to the court on Monday that Ramiro did not have any “ill will” toward Mitchell.
“It was a tragic, tragic accident between friends fueled by alcohol and drug abuse,” Flohr explained.
Immigration âReformâ: Engineered Destruction of the Middle ClassPosted By Michael Cutler On July 22, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Periodically so-called Âbuzz wordsÂ and Âbuzz phrasesÂ become fashionable.Â Of late, the concept of Âwage equalityÂ has been bandied about by members of the administration, politicians and some media personalities.
Does the IRS actually have their backups for e-mail from the period when Lois Lerner and her group targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny on tax-exempt applications? The agency claimed a month ago that it overwrote the tapes every six months, in one of the most notorious (and unsuccessful) Friday afternoon document dumps ever.