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Another Obama Administration Official Resigns Amid Scandal

This time, it’s all about a really big party in Las Vegas in 2010:

The General Services Administration’s inspector general issued a 16-page “management deficiency report’’ on Monday outlining its findings concerning the 2010 Western Regions Conference in Las Vegas. The report concluded that the five-day event for 300 attendees in October 2010 at the M Resort Spa Casino cost more than $822,751.  It added that many expenditures were “excessive and wasteful.”

In the wake of the report, the head of the GSA resigned and two of her deputies were fired. (The GSA is  the federal agency that manages U.S. government buildings.)

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Another Green Boondoggle Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

This is, what, about the eleventy-dozenth “green energy” company to go under despite the Obama administration’s subsidies?

A California solar energy company that was unable to meet a deadline for an Energy Department loan guarantee last year has sought bankruptcy protection in Delaware.

Solar Trust of America’s Chapter 11 filing on Monday listed assets between $1 million and $10 million, and liabilities between $10 million and $50 million.

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Search For Carbon Offsets Pushing Poor Africans Off Farms

Hey, they should be happy to do their part to help lefties feel good about themselves, right?

According to a report released by the aid group Oxfam on Wednesday, more than 20,000 people say they were evicted from their homes here in recent years to make way for a tree plantation run by a British forestry company, emblematic of a global scramble for arable land.

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ACORN Fined Max In Nevada Case

Admittedly, in the big picture, it’s just a slap on the wrist, but at least it’s something:

A judge Wednesday slapped the defunct grass-roots community organizing group ACORN with a maximum $5,000 fine for its role in a voter registration compensation scheme in the 2008 election cycle.

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Clinton Associate Involved In Post Office Scandal?

This could be the start of yet another Clinton scandal…

Former U.S. Postal Service Governor Alan Kessler pressured postal executives to scuttle a planned property purchase that would have cost a friend millions of dollars, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General. The IG also found that the Postal Service general counsel, Mary Anne Gibbons, failed to act as she should have to halt Kessler’s actions and report them to the IG.

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Wu Still Hasn’t Resigned

Remember David Wu (D-OR), the latest Democrat caught in a sex scandal with a young girl, who promised to resign after the debt ceiling vote?

He hasn’t yet.

Don’t worry, you didn’t blink and miss it. Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., is still a congressman.

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Wu To Resign–AFTER Debt Ceiling Vote

Well, call it a partial victory:

Scandal-plagued Rep. David Wu, D-Ore., announced Tuesday he is resigning in the wake of a report that he had an unwanted sexual encounter with a teenage girl.

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