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Aug 19, 2014

Eric Garner's chokehold death could lead to charges against the NYPD, Staten Island DA says

Staten Island prosecutors said Tuesday they will present evidence to a special grand jury in the case of Eric Garner, the accused cigarette peddler put in a banned chokehold by an NYPD officer, to determine if criminal charges are warranted against t... #Al Sharpton #Loretta E Lynch

Aug 15, 2014

Rick Perry indicted for carrying out threat to veto funding

A grand jury indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday for allegedly abusing the powers of his office by carrying out a threat to veto funding for state prosecutors investigating public corruption making the possible 2016 presidential hopeful his stat... #Texas #Rick Perry #U.S. Republican Party #Austin, TX #Tom DeLay #U.S. Democratic Party

Aug 11, 2014

Edward Walsh probe turned over to FBI, Suffolk Sheriff DeMarco says

Suffolk Sheriff Vincent DeMarco confirmed Monday that an investigation into Edward Walsh, a correction lieutenant and Suffolk Conservative Party chairman, has been turned over to the FBI. DeMarco said he gave materials that were used to bring termina... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Vincent DeMarco #Thomas Spota #Suffolk County, NY

Aug 12, 2014

No action on Edward Walsh case while FBI investigates, says DA Spota

District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday he won't look into allegations against Suffolk Sheriff's Lt. Edward Walsh while the FBI investigates the case but defended the ability of his office to handle public corruption cases. "The FBI has decided t... #Federal Bureau of Investigation #Vincent DeMarco #Thomas Spota #Suffolk County, NY #Hauppauge, NY

Aug 29, 2014

Gifts of designer dresses, Rolex watch didn't buy influence, say lawyers for ex-Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell accused of bribery

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn&apost refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including d... #Virginia #Mitt Romney #Rolex #Bob McDonnell #U.S. Republican Party

Sep 01, 2014

Perry says tweet mocking Democratic DA 'unauthorized'

A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry's verified account on Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The tweet was later delete... #Texas #San Antonio, TX #Rick Perry #U.S. Democratic Party #U.S. Republican Party #Austin, TX

Aug 30, 2014

Final arguments on McDonnells: Bribery vs. just 'tacky'

RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, i... #Virginia #Rolex #Mitt Romney #Bob McDonnell #U.S. Republican Party

Aug 30, 2014

Names and faces

• said Friday that she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton Foundation and the imminent birth of her first child. Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter had been working at the network since 2011, sporadica... #Clinton Foundation #NBC News #NBC #Hillary Rodham Clinton #Facebook #Mark Young

Aug 26, 2014

Perry files motion to dismiss charges

AUSTIN, Texas -- Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. In a 60-page motion file... #Texas #Rick Perry #U.S. Republican Party #New Hampshire #U.S. Democratic Party #Austin, TX

Aug 21, 2014

The nation in brief

McDonnell testifies in corruption trial RICHMOND, Va. -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday in his own defense, testifying at his public corruption trial about his sometimes volatile relationship with his wife, Maureen. McDon... #Virginia #Texas #New Hampshire #Rick Perry #Bob McDonnell #U.S. Republican Party