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Ray Nagin, former New Orleans
mayor, charged with taking
bribes while in office

Times-Picayune [New Orleans, LA], by Gordon Russell

Original Article

Posted By:Ribicon, 1/18/2013 1:38:25 PM

A federal grand jury charged former Mayor Ray Nagin Friday with 21 counts including bribery, conspiracy to deprive citizens of honest services, money laundering, wire fraud and filing false tax returns, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors. Nagin´s long-expected indictment arrived more than two and a half years after he left City Hall and relocated to the Dallas area. Two businessmen, Frank Fradella and Rodney Williams, have both pleaded guilty to paying bribes to the mayor — who was listed in earlier court documents as "Public Official A" — in exchange for

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Reply 1 - Posted by: navyjag907, 1/18/2013 1:45:57 PM     (No. 9124752)

What a surprise!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: catfur27, 1/18/2013 1:47:04 PM     (No. 9124754)

...it´s Bush´s fault!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clark Kent, 1/18/2013 1:47:26 PM     (No. 9124756)

Jefferson needs a cellmate

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fljack, 1/18/2013 1:49:22 PM     (No. 9124758)

Chocolate Penitentiary.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: paulfromTexas, 1/18/2013 1:51:18 PM     (No. 9124761)

I hope they find him a nice cellmate, like the feds did for Jim Bakker, whose roomie was Lyndon LaRouche.
If irony could drip.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/18/2013 1:51:30 PM     (No. 9124762)

Nagin didn´t do anything that the other democrats don´t do. Democrats taught him the ropes.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WyoEagle, 1/18/2013 1:51:46 PM     (No. 9124764)

Exactly # 4!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: billp, 1/18/2013 1:52:10 PM     (No. 9124766)

I am shocked! The ´chocolate´ mayor of New Orleans? Say it isn´t so - it is so uncommon to see this kind of behavior among the saintly Democrat party members.

/es (off EXTREME sarcasm)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 1/18/2013 1:52:19 PM     (No. 9124767)

The writer didn´t mention nagin´s party affiliation. It´s probably just an innocent oversight. As opposed to a deliberate attempt to hide the fact that nagin is a democrat. /sar

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Reply 10 - Posted by: TakeBackAmerica, 1/18/2013 1:55:37 PM     (No. 9124774)

Dems were crooks as far back as FDR...and no doubt long before then!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/18/2013 1:57:11 PM     (No. 9124779)

No!!!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dubyarules, 1/18/2013 1:59:50 PM     (No. 9124783)

6....5....4...3.... Countdown until race card is played.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: 0658, 1/18/2013 2:01:08 PM     (No. 9124786)

School Bus Ray Nagin, a democrat taking a bribe, I can hardly believe it!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: redwhite&blue2, 1/18/2013 2:04:03 PM     (No. 9124792)

Chocolate-town! Remember that bs? Crook! Liar! Thief! George Bush was right! Vindication! Katrina was Nagin´s fault, and that inept Governor, not GW´s...the corrupt enemedia LIED through their teeth, along with all the dimwit demoRATS! Vindication! Put this crook in the slammer forever! Bye bye Chocolatetown, hello bend over and get it in the ***-town! LMAO!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 1/18/2013 2:05:33 PM     (No. 9124794)

Shocked, stunned...what ONLY 21?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: caddyjak, 1/18/2013 2:07:13 PM     (No. 9124802)

All these crooked black mayors were endorsed by their local papers over and over again. Detroit Free Press endorsed Kwayme twice even though a blind man could see he was totally corrupt. Now Detroit is spending many millions to "bring him to justice" again. He was fined 850K at his last conviction and ordered to pay $500 per month. That means he will be 193 years old at his last payment and the purchasing power of the dollar will be less than a penny. Some justice.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Screwgun, 1/18/2013 2:08:20 PM     (No. 9124804)

I love a nice game of "guess the party" on a Friday afternoon.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: john56, 1/18/2013 2:09:28 PM     (No. 9124806)

I believe Mr Nagin´s family "relocated to the Dallas area" somewhere around mid-2005.

Oh, and the word "Democrat" appears nowhere in the article. Congrats to the NOLA paper for their strict adherence to the AP Style Manual which prohibits identification of Democrat party miscreants (although any connection, albeit slight, to a Republican, conservative or Bible-believing Christian must be prominently noted).

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 1/18/2013 2:12:33 PM     (No. 9124810)

To add to #16´s comment - my absolute favorite was Marion Barry - caught on *tape* smoking crack with a hooker...

And how many times after that was he re-elected as Mayor?

Ya´ gotta´ love what passes for ´ethics´ in liberal affirmative action land...

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Reply 20 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/18/2013 2:17:00 PM     (No. 9124813)

Yeah, there´s a shock.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/18/2013 2:19:27 PM     (No. 9124821)

He will love Angola.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: tusker, 1/18/2013 2:26:44 PM     (No. 9124831)

What else is new?

Just more minority led politics in action.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: realrep, 1/18/2013 2:30:03 PM     (No. 9124838)

He didn´t hang out with the Arkansas gang enough.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Namma, 1/18/2013 2:31:23 PM     (No. 9124839)

someone tell that so called comedian K.West his pal Nagin is corrupt...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/18/2013 2:34:51 PM     (No. 9124845)

You can´t blame Nagin he was just tryin to keep Na´lins a Chocolate City.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: KarenJ1, 1/18/2013 2:40:26 PM     (No. 9124852)

#9 took the words right out of my mouth. If this had been a Republican the party affiliation would have been in the headline.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/18/2013 2:40:55 PM     (No. 9124854)

It was a choc-o-late kickback!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: georgia peach, 1/18/2013 2:42:01 PM     (No. 9124858)

Well,isn´t this interesting.Our sheriff just got re-elected despite the fact that he has a 50 count indictment against him.Our school board was so contentious and inept that the all schools in our county lost their accreditation.Welocme to my world.
Clayton County,Georgia.Sheriff Victor Hill.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/18/2013 2:48:55 PM     (No. 9124876)

Those silly editors forgot to mention party affiliation, /s

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Susieq1, 1/18/2013 2:49:01 PM     (No. 9124877)

Well # 1 stated my opinion before I could say jack rabbit.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: patsyf1941, 1/18/2013 3:07:34 PM     (No. 9124913)

New Orleanians have been waiting for this day for a long, long time. Those who voted for him the first time did so because they believed him to be an honest business man. His second election was won dishonestly, by allowing people to vote by fax, etc. After Katrina, everyone who remained in New Orleans wanted him gone.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 1/18/2013 3:09:59 PM     (No. 9124918)

I remember how he locked himself in the bathroom of Air Force One after Katrina. The Secret Service had to coax him out.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: The Advocate, 1/18/2013 3:12:30 PM     (No. 9124925)

Buried is fact that ACORN´s headquarters and Wade Rathke were both located in NO.
This was a coordinated Lieberal attack on GWB.
The deaths in NO were due to Nagins failure to evacuate city-he was afraid he would lose his Base.
Press covered for him.
Stealing from the children.
Now that he is gone they are learning in new Charter Schools that the union thugs are trying to kill.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/18/2013 3:30:03 PM     (No. 9124963)

Now we know why all those school buses sat in the parking lot - -

- - Nagin was waiting for a payoff to release them.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: John21, 1/18/2013 3:32:06 PM     (No. 9124965)

Let see he is a far left liberal democrat from one of the most corrupt cities in the nation and you say he took bribes, WHAT A SURPRISE, I am astounded, what a surprise. The bigger surprise of course is that the propaganda media is reporting it; I mean he is a Democrat.

I wonder how much he made of the New Orleans free money government money run provided by his fellow corruptocrats in DC, the whole time telling us how bad it was in the 9th ward, even after refusing to evacuate the area and of course blame it on Bush.

Eric Holder (Head of the Cesspool) will not prosecute "his kind" remember, or maybe the incompetent will just bury it like the deportation of Obama´s aunt and uncle until quieter time to cover it up.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/18/2013 3:32:41 PM     (No. 9124966)

Nagin is currently expressing an interest in ´green energy´ which appears to be the last refuge of scoundrels.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Salt5792, 1/18/2013 3:54:26 PM     (No. 9125002)

Nagin had the NOPD confiscate guns from law-abiding citizens. He should already be in the penitentiary for that stunt.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: uno, 1/18/2013 4:23:06 PM     (No. 9125043)

No party affiliation and in another story a disclaimer where they said this was in no way related to Katrina.
Ummm yeah. Lessee here...He was corrupt before Katrina, after Katrina, but not during Katrina. Yup, got it prestitutes...


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Reply 39 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 1/18/2013 4:29:01 PM     (No. 9125059)

Can you say "resume enhancer?" Ray´s just keepin it real for the homies. Got his street cred now.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 1/18/2013 4:41:37 PM     (No. 9125079)

I haven´t seen a Black DemocRAT politician yet who was not corrupt, either Mayor, Governor or even pResident. It just seems to run in the genes. Plus no accounting for the corrupt mainstream media that always covers for them.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: franq, 1/18/2013 4:43:33 PM     (No. 9125084)

Hope they throw the book at him, and he does hard time making small rocks out of big ones. But on a related note - is there such a thing as an honest politician?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/18/2013 4:46:54 PM     (No. 9125095)

#18, while people in New Orleans were still searching for the bodies of their loved ones, while people were living in tents and moldy houses and bunking with friends and family (not even toxic trailers at that point), Nagin was in Dallas with his wife and children, buying a comfortable house for them to live in. That was before Thanksgiving, as I recall, when he then took his family for a vacation in a Sandals Resort while New Orleanians had very little to be thankful for.

Nobody knew that Nagin was solaking up the sun at the Sandals resort in Jamaica until I chanced upon an article in a Jamaican newspaper that noted his arrival. Nagin´s sponsor for that second of two trips turned out to be Greg Meffert of NetMethods (a city contractor, as I recall)--and it cost him around $6500. I expect that´s in the indictment too.

Where was the first trip?

Hawaii.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: mozey, 1/18/2013 5:08:46 PM     (No. 9125147)

Welcome to the New Orleans cesspool. Home of the Bribe-ors, and the Bribe-ees. This has been going on in N.O. for over a century, so why didn´t the Feds go after this during the last 100 years? Was it because Katrina shed a spotlight that could not be bribed away? Or maybe Dubya´s on his horse now? Whatever it is, stay tuned, because thousands of roaches are probably running from the spotlight. Should be fun.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: oldsfc, 1/18/2013 5:45:58 PM     (No. 9125209)

Looks to me ol´ Ray must have upset obama´s delicate sensibilities. Thats only way eric holder would have allowed this to proceed without the obligatory coverup.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/18/2013 7:54:33 PM     (No. 9125440)

I´m shocked, I tell you. Shocked!

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All 17 Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee have called on Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to end the “partisan” investigation into the Benghazi attack “and begin focusing instead on conducting responsible oversight to implement constructive reforms.” The Dems, led by ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), charged that the probe “has been characterized by wild and unsubstantiated political accusations that turn out to be completely inaccurate.” They proceeded to outline those instances in the five-page letter. “Continuing this reckless pattern of launching wholly unfounded accusations on national television — and racking up more and more Pinocchios in the process —

The Individual Mandate Goes Poof
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Wall Street Journal, by Abby McCloskey and Tom Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/26/2014 9:11:56 PM     Post Reply
One by one, the myths of the Affordable Care Act have been revealed. When the curtain on open enrollment falls on March 31, the last remaining big myth of ObamaCare will be fully exposed: The individual mandate has failed. After a last-ditch effort with President Obama himself encouraging "young invincibles" to sign up before the deadline, the administration is scrambling to boost enrollment. On Tuesday, the White House announced that people who applied for coverage on the federal health-insurance exchange will have until mid-April to finish the paperwork. The mandate was supposed to be the administration´s magical elixir for the assorted shortcomings

More than 6 million Americans
enrolled under the ACA, WH says

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Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 3/27/2014 3:39:18 PM     Post Reply
More than six million Americans have now signed up for private insurance under the Affordable Care Act, according to the White House, with just four days to go until the end of its first open enrollment period. While traveling in Italy on Thursday, President Obama shared the news in a conference call with thousands of health-care navigators and volunteers helping enroll people on state and federal marketplaces. As the volume of consumers seeking health plans has surged -- there were over 1.5 million visits to HealthCare.gov Wednesday and more than 430,000 calls to the marketplaces´ call centers -- Obama urged those on

The New Republican Reformers
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Wall Street Journal, by Karl Rove    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/27/2014 7:56:35 AM     Post Reply
Their target is the GOP, but they are not angry liberals bent on destroying it. They are reform-minded Republican leaders intent on strengthening it. These Republicans are applying conservative principles to 21st-century challenges, focused on middle-class concerns like lowering costs and improving access to college, modernizing health care and reforming the tax code. They aim to broaden prosperity´s reach through markets and merit, not government and corporate cronyism. They´re also concentrating on helping the poor by changing Washington´s dizzying assortment of antipoverty programs to emphasize work and make the safety net more effective and sustainable. The reformers´ success in providing

Getting popularity tips? Barack Obama hopes
for ´Francis bounce´ as he meets Pope for
first time and tells him he is a ´great admirer´

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Daily Mail [UK], by Tara Brady    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 3/27/2014 8:17:00 AM     Post Reply
One is a world leader who has been praised for his humility and outlook on the world. The other is an American president, once the international superstar of the political stage. So it is no surprise that President Barack Obama has travelled to the Vatican in Rome possibly to get some tips from the popular Pope Francis who now even has own weekly glossy magazine dedicated to him. As he sat down with the Pontiff at the Vatican this morning, Obama called himself a ´great admirer´ of the pope. Their historic first meeting comes as Obama´s administration and the church

Watch Chris Hayes Get
Hammered After Personally
Attacking Conservative Guest (Video)

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Breitbart The Conversation, by Debra Heine    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 3/27/2014 4:42:34 PM     Post Reply
Usually the type of Republicans MSNBC hosts invite on their shows are either craven RINO types who can be depended upon to trash talk fellow Republicans, or the more inarticulate, dimmer bulbs in the party who fail to communicate conservative positions effectively. MSNBC host Chris Hayes had an entirely different type of animal on his hands with PA Americans For Prosperity Director, Jennifer Stefano. In fact, he´s probably still licking his wounds after the nasty confrontation he had with her, Wednesday night in a debate over the latest ObamaCare delay. He got off on the wrong foot by introducing Stefano

´Funny´ Feminist: I´d ´Personally Like to
Castrate Every Male Conservative Christian´

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NewsBusters, by Tim Graham    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 3/27/2014 12:17:28 PM     Post Reply
Joe Newby at The Washington Examiner has found a real doozy of a “comedian.” Her name is Laura Levites – with obviously no connection to the priests of the Old Testament. (She´s an atheist with a fondness for Ricky Gervais.) "I would personally like to castrate every Male Conservative Christian so that they have NO reproductive rights," she wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag "#HobbyLobby." She certainly knows how to draw attention to herself. Newby said that’s not all. She also expressed her hatred of Christians in a tweet calling conservative Christians "******bags," claiming they are "really trying" her patience.


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