Posts Tagged “corruption”

When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

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When did the Super Bowl become a political football?

When did the Super Bowl become a political football? The Super Bowl began as a fantastic expression of the highest achievements of American sports and an inspiration for young people to strive in fair and stubborn competition. Since when did it become a platform for entertainers and businesses to become a political platform for their personal partisan…

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Pension Reform And Then There’s Illinois

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Pension Reform And Then There’s Illinois ByRay Hanania Southwest News-Herald Newspaper Friday June 7, 2013 When I think of the state’s pension problems, I think about the credit card problems so many American families have. You buy something on credit one day and if you don’t pay it off right away, the debt accumulates on…

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07-09-09 Biased Peoria judge should resign in Jeff Mazon case

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Peoria Judge who rejected Mazon plea deal should resign By Ray Hanania — I covered both trials of Jeff Mazon, the man accused of allegedly taking a “bribe” in exchange for allegedly increasing a contract payment to a Kuwaiti firm that providing material support for our troops in Iraq. In both trials, the jury deadlocked on…

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HANANIA: Was Blagojevich’s coziness with Arab Americans in Chicago the straw that broke the camel’s back? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 01-29-09

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Was Blagojevich’s coziness with Arab Americans the straw that broke the camel’s back? By Ray Hanania — Rod Blagojevich is an Illinois governor whose notoriety has gone national for all the wrong reasons. He is the butte of many jokes on the national late night TV circuit, which is usually a barometer for the personalities…

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HANANIA: Judge’s actions overshadown already troubled Iraq war contracts case, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 10-19-08

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Judge’s actions overshadow already troubled Iraq war contracts case By Ray Hanania — Jurors in the controversial Halliburton corruption case playing out in a Federal Courtroom in Peoria complained to U.S. District Court Judge Joe Billy McDade last week they were “deadlocked” following their first full day of deliberations in the three-week long trial. The…

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COMIC STRIP: News media ignores real corruption, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 1, 2008

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COMIC STRIP: News media ignores real corruption, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 1, 2008

Click Comic Strip to view larger image Ray hanania’s World Comic Strip August 1, 2008 The mainstream American news media is buzzing about the corruption scandal that has forced Ehud Olmert out of office, but never writes about the moral corruption scandal involving Israel’s government violence against Palestinian civilians and other Arab civilians in the…

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HANANIA: Chicago corruption trial exposes weakness in Arab American leadership, For Immediate Release, April 23, 2008

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Chicago corruption trial exposes weakness in Arab American leadership By Ray Hanania — These guys were the self-anointed “leaders” of Chicago’s Arab American community. They were regaled and celebrated by the community leaders as the ones who were helping to empower Arab Americans in the Chicago area. Those who questioned their leadership were chastised, isolated…

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HANANIA: Iraq war corruption cases go beyond simple “fraud” For Immediate Release, April 8, 2008

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Iraq war corruption cases go beyond simple “fraud” By Ray Hanania — This week, a suburban Chicago man who once held a management position at a company that sub-contracted war-related services in Iraq through Halliburton, will finally face trial on charges of corruption. Halliburton and the sub-contractor, Kellogg Brown & Root Inc., (KBR), have seen…

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