Mortgage Stress Strikes Higher Again

DFA has released our mortgage stress survey results to the end of November. And after a couple of months going sideways, thanks to some rate cuts and tax refunds, the trajectory has gone sharply higher again this month. One factor which is now biting is the switch from interest only loan to principle and interest … Read moreMortgage Stress Strikes Higher Again

California CEO and Seven Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Conduit Campaign Contribution Case

Earlier today, an indictment was unsealed against the CEO of an online payment processing company, and seven others, charging them with conspiring to make and conceal conduit and excessive campaign contributions, and related offenses, during the U.S. presidential election in 2016 and thereafter. Please follow and like us:

Four Gangster Disciples Sentenced Following Seven-Week Jury Trial

Following a seven-week jury trial in U.S. District Court earlier this year, a federal jury convicted five members of the Gangster Disciples of multiple counts relating to a racketeering conspiracy and a drug distribution conspiracy, which plagued the Clarksville, Tennessee, area with violence and murders for more than a decade, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian … Read moreFour Gangster Disciples Sentenced Following Seven-Week Jury Trial

Justice Department Announces Settlement With Liberty Tax Service

The Justice Department announced today that it has filed a complaint with a U.S. District Court in Norfolk, Virginia, seeking entry of a court order requiring Franchise Group Intermediate L 1 LLC, (Liberty) the national franchisor and owner of Liberty Tax Service stores, to refrain from specific acts, enact enhanced internal compliance controls regarding the … Read moreJustice Department Announces Settlement With Liberty Tax Service

Hizballah Operative Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Covert Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad Organization

The Department of Justice today announced that Ali Kourani, 35, was sentenced to 40 years in prison based on terrorism, sanctions, and immigration convictions arising from Kourani’s illicit work as an operative for the Islamic Jihad Organization, Hizballah’s external attack-planning component. Please follow and like us:

Justice Department Honors Law Enforcement Officers and Deputies in Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing

Attorney General William P. Barr and Justice Department leadership today announced the recipients of the Third Annual Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service in Policing, recognizing the exceptional work of 19 law enforcement officers and deputies from 12 jurisdictions across the country. Please follow and like us:

International Counterterrorism Officials Share Good Practices on Community-Oriented Policing for Countering Violent Extremism

International senior counterterrorism (CT) officials, academic experts, U.S. interagency representatives, and organizations dedicated to policing initiatives and extremism topics met in Washington, DC from Dec. 2 to 4, to openly discuss and address current knowledge on community-oriented policing for countering violent extremism (CVE) to further improve mutual exchanges and better connect multilateral cooperation and national … Read moreInternational Counterterrorism Officials Share Good Practices on Community-Oriented Policing for Countering Violent Extremism

Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Delivers Remarks at the Cutting Edge Tactics for Threat Assessment, Mitigation, Disruption & Early Engagement Symposium (Deep Seminar)

Good morning and thank you for that kind introduction. On behalf of the Justice Department, and Attorney General Barr, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to participate in this event. The presentations and exchange of ideas set to take place over the next two days are of the highest importance. Hopefully … Read moreDeputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen Delivers Remarks at the Cutting Edge Tactics for Threat Assessment, Mitigation, Disruption & Early Engagement Symposium (Deep Seminar)

Fact Check: Pete Buttigieg Says Illegal Aliens ‘Subsidizing Everybody Else’

Illegal migrants are subsidizing Americans, Pete Buttigieg told a December 1 meeting hosted by progressives in North Carolina. “The uncomfortable reality is that undocumented folks are, in many ways, like Social Security, subsidizing everybody else,” Buttigieg told Rev. William Barber, a progressive activist in North Carolina. Buttigieg was at the North Carolina event to raise … Read moreFact Check: Pete Buttigieg Says Illegal Aliens ‘Subsidizing Everybody Else’

MEMA Chief Objects to Elimination of Emergency Buffer at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts

From CapeCodTimes: capecodtimes.com “MEMA chief objects to elimination of emergency buffer at Pilgrim By Christine Legere Posted Nov 25, 2019 at 9:10 PM Updated Nov 26, 2019 at 7:46 AM Decommissioning process still poses substantial risk to public, new director argues. PLYMOUTH — The state’s top emergency planning official is objecting to a federal exemption allowing owners of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to shrink the … Read moreMEMA Chief Objects to Elimination of Emergency Buffer at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts

Consumers Using Loyalty Schemes Are At Risk

Improvements to customer loyalty schemes and broader legislative reforms are required to protect consumers using loyalty schemes, according to the ACCC’s final report into customer loyalty schemes released today. There is an emerging risk of real consumer harm if individual consumers were to be charged inflated prices based on profiling derived from their data. The report … Read moreConsumers Using Loyalty Schemes Are At Risk

Former Postal Workers President in South Carolina Pleads Guilty

On October 22, Dana Quinn Roush, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 403, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina to one count of embezzlement of funds in the sum of $10,089 from the Spartanburg-based union. She had been charged on September 12 following a probe by the … Read moreFormer Postal Workers President in South Carolina Pleads Guilty

“Trump is sort of chemotherapy”

Urs Gehriger // Die Weltwoche In 2018, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib — a newly minted member of “The Squad” — spoke for many angry #Resistance fighters when, upon her election to the House of Representatives, she declared, “We’re going to impeach the motherfucker!” And with a newly minted majority in the House, … Read more → Please … Read more“Trump is sort of chemotherapy”

Op-Ed: Say No to the US-Israel Mutual Defense Pact, by Eric Striker

Last September, Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu selling the idea to his rival Benny Gantz. The Likud party has so far been unable to form a government and Netanyahu is battling corruption charges. As a side note, two major GOP donors, Sheldon Adelson and Larry Ellison, are joint war games with Please follow and like … Read moreOp-Ed: Say No to the US-Israel Mutual Defense Pact, by Eric Striker

Can Truth be Our Future?, by Paul Craig Roberts

On December 31 this website will be eight years old. It originated when readers called me out of retirement—all two months of it—and put me back to work. The readership has expanded dramatically, but the financial burden is carried by a relatively few core group of monthly donors, supplemented by responses to my quarterly calls… … Read moreCan Truth be Our Future?, by Paul Craig Roberts

In Hong Kong, It’s US vs. China Now, by Pat Buchanan

At first glance, it would appear that five months of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong had produced a stunning triumph. By September, the proposal of city leader Carrie Lam that ignited the protests — to allow criminal suspects to be extradited to China for trial — had been withdrawn. And though the protesters’ demands escalated… … Read moreIn Hong Kong, It’s US vs. China Now, by Pat Buchanan

Govt asks oil cos to recover Rs 108 cr from staff

The petroleum ministry has asked oil marketing companies BPCL and IOC to recover Rs 108 crore from its employees after the CAG found that the companies had given pre-loaded cards and vouchers to them on completion of 15, 20 and 25 years of service in violation of rules. In 2015 the ministry had said these … Read moreGovt asks oil cos to recover Rs 108 cr from staff