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Statue of Penn State’s Joe Paterno planned for downtown State College

19 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

The statue of Joe Paterno at Penn State was pulled down in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse scandal that rocked the university, but now another one is planned for State College, Pa. The bronze statue would depict the coach sitting on a bench reacing “Aeneid” and would be placed outside the Tavern […]

First subpoenas for oral testimony issued by N.J. bridge probe committee

(CNN) - A special New Jersey state legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal that has upended Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued its first subpoenas for oral testimony. The panel said it had served Pat Foye, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, agency board member William […]

Another New Jersey Bridge Scandal

No, it’s not the George Washington Bridge. It’s the Pulaski Skyway. And it’s another charge against the Christie Administration. “Last year, the mayor of Jersey City was supposed to meet with the state’s transportation commissioner about a construction project that would temporarily close a section of the Pulaski Skyway, an aging bridge and elevated highway […]

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: NY Times: Hollywood Begs for a Tax Break in Some States, Including California IRS Uses Private Company to Track Taxpayer License Plates Small Colleges Battle Death Spiral as Enrollment Drops The IRS Scandal, Day 345 Sunday: Tax Court: 'Taxpayers Rely on IRS Guidance at Their Peril' Top 5 Tax...

Former NY1 reporter named communications director for state Senate’s IDC

Jennifer Rainville, the former NY1 reporter who became entangled in the scandal involving former Channel 2 anchorman Rob Morrison, has a sweet new government job.

NJ Working Families calls for grassroots effort to keep the NJ State Ethics Commission "ethical"

NJ Working Families is inviting you to show up with them Tuesday at the NJ Ethics Commission to tell them to focus on ethics issues arising from the interrelated Christie administration scandals. The group filed a complaint last month...Show More Summary

'Scandal' Makes History With Its Most-Watched Season Finale Ever

Thursday's season finale of "Scandal"went out with a bang. Literally. Bombs exploding, Papa Pope proving he really is the most immoral human being on the planet, and Olivia and Jake flying off into the sun(set) left fans in a state of shock. Show More Summary

It's Time to Drain the Swamp in Sacramento

If the scandals involving California state senators Leland Yee, Ron Calderon, and Roderick Wright have proven anything it is that the existing system for the Senate to police the ethics of its own members has been an utter failure. The...Show More Summary

Hilton Chicago and its Stevens Hotel scandalous history

Hilton Chicago has the reputation for hosting every President of the United States as a guest from the time the Stevens Hotel opened in 1927. There is a fascinating early hotel history from 1927 with the Stevens family of Chicago who built the immense hotel only to lose it in bankruptcy with the Great Depression. Show More Summary

Incredible Scam to Kill Inedible Wolves

There is more fallout from the Michigan wolf hunt scandal, in which state legislators relied on and trafficked in exaggerated and even fabricated stories about wolf incidents as they went about authorizing a hunt on the state’s small...Show More Summary

Even Liberal Reporter Bob Woodward calls for full investigation of IRS after probes find IRS workers backed Obama while on the job

This “phony scandal” isn’t going away. With last week’s revelations that a federal watchdog office had sought disciplinary action against rank-and-file IRS employees in three states for illegally pushing the re-election of PresidentShow More Summary

Christie’s scandal defense exposed: Discredit state panel and pray for legal exoneration

With a legislative panel running into headwinds and Democratic allies having his back, the governor has a strategy

Field Poll: Independent Voters Oppose California Incumbents

A new California Field Poll released Thursday reveals that in the aftermath of the corruption scandals involving three State Senators, the opinions of voters are turning against the performance of State Legislature incumbents. Democrats currently hold 55 seats and Republicans 25, a greater than two to one margin. Show More Summary

Despite setback, N.J. panel will keep investigating Christie bridge scandal

(CNN) – The state legislative committee investigating the role members of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration played in closing down lanes to the George Washington Bridge will continue its work despite being dealt a blow by a local judge. “We’re going to continue to look at bringing people in for testimony and we’ll continue to work […]

NJ Judge Rules Against Bridge Scandal Panel In Subpoena Fight

Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson found no basis to force Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Stepien to comply with state legislative committee subpoenas.

Judge Blocks State’s Attempt to Subpoena Former Christie Staffers

A New Jersey judge on Wednesday rejected the state Legislature's attempt to subpoena two important figures in the George Washington Bridge scandal, ruling that compelling them to turn over records would have violated their 5th Amendment right to not incriminate themselves.

Judge: Two in N.J. bridge scandal don’t have to comply with subpoenas

(CNN) – Two key figures caught up in the George Washington Bridge traffic controversy that has upended the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will not have to hand over information sought by a state legislative committee investigating the matter. Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson on Wednesday dismissed the panel’s complaints that […]

Poll: NJ Gov. Christie’s credibility is casualty of Bridgegate scandal

THE LONG RUN: Gov. Chris Christie’s fate may depend on the outcomes of investigations beyond his direct control — particularly the ongoing probes by the U.S. attorney’s office and a state legislative panel. By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s credibility may be the biggest casualty of the Bridgegate scandal,...

New Jersey doesn't believe Chris Christie is innocent in the Bridgegate scandal

The state of New Jersey doesn't believe Chris Christie's claims of ignorance to the Bridgegate scandal, according to a new Quinnipiac poll out Wednesday. In the survey, 56 percent of registered voters called an investigation into the...Show More Summary

I wouldn't vote for Nicky Morgan, but her opposition to gay marriage doesn't mean she can't represent women

Enough of Maria, there's a new scandal in town, a non-event that we can all get worked up about! Sajid Javid is the new Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Equalities and all that other stuff. Apart from "Women". Mr David is a modern Tory star, but he's not female. So he [...]

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