From the daily archives: Monday, October 22, 2007

I’m sure this will not please the wingnut right – especially Poole and Blumer, who apparently haven’t met a Muslim unworthy of their disdain – but after more than a decade of investigation the government was unable to secure any convictions against any of the defendants in the case. The results have also called into question the use of secret evidence to freeze a charity’s assets:

The decision today is ?a stunning setback for the government, there?s no other way of looking at it,? said Matthew D. Orwig, a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal here who was, until […]

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The Toledo Blade is reporting that:

The director of a now-closed West Toledo charter school and her husband owe the state nearly $120,000 for unaccounted taxpayer money, according to a special audit released yesterday by the Ohio Auditor’s Office.

Kari DiCianni was fired in January as executive director of the Performing Arts School of Metropolitan Toledo (PASMT), and the state auditor’s office was asked to investigate financial management by her and her husband, Bill DiCianni.

The audit conducted by Mary Taylor’s office was for the time period of July, 2006 through February, 2007.

Plunderbund researchers have discovered […]

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I missed this story last week- but it seems worth mentioning even if I am a little late.

A jury has awarded nearly $6 million to a Canal Winchester couple, holding World Harvest Church and a substitute teacher there liable for a spanking incident at its day care last year.

The World Harvest Church, as you probably know, is run by televangelist and religious charlatan Rod Parsley.

The incident occured at the World Harvest-Run Cuddle Care Preschool when a teacher beat the shit out of a two year old student with a ruler.

And, while I […]

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A new AP Poll shows that public approval for Congress is up while Bush’s rating stays low, low, low…

Public approval for Congress is at its highest level in a year as Democrats mark 100 days in power and step up their confrontation with President Bush over his handling of the Iraq War, the issue that overshadows all others.

Overall approval for Congress is 40%. The survey shows Bush’s approval ratings remain in the mid-30 percent range, that a striking 39% strongly disapproves his handling of foreign policy and the war on terror, and that the public has […]

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