Feds' overbearing use of force
yields backlash throughout West

BLM backs down on cattle roundup, reverses attempt to keep protestors in pens

Federal cops block Lake Mead road LAS VEGAS (AP) — Images of a forced cattle roundup on a rural Nevada range sent ripples through the West on Friday, prompting elected officials in several states to weigh in, militia members to mobilize and federal land managers to reshape elements of the operation.

Bureau of Land Management officials dismantled designated protest areas Thursday and Nevada's governor urged calm as the fight over rancher Cliven Bundy's cattle widened into a debate about states' rights and federal land-use policy.

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Harry Reid's Koch 'obsession'
subject of video compilation

134 mentions of brothers reveals bizarre dimension of 'smear effort'

Reid at Majority Leader's podiumWASHINGTON DC — Harry Reid's obsession with the Koch brothers is now documented in a cumulative video compilation produced by a Washington, D.C., newspaper. 

The Washington Free Beacon notes that Nevada's senior senator has "gone to incredible lengths to demonize a pair of anti-cancer philanthropist brothers named Charles and David Koch," mentioning them 134 times in a series of "strange diatribes" on the Senate floor, which the paper documented visually.

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Ex-city official in Bell corruption
called 'con artist', gets 12 years

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the architects of a massive corruption scandal that nearly bankrupted the modest Los Angeles suburb of Bell was sentenced Thursday to nearly 12 years in prison by a judge who called her a con artist.

Former Assistant City Manager Angela Spaccia was also ordered to make more than $8 million in restitution to Bell.

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Federal report: Excessive force
used by Albuquerque police

Frequent use of deadly force on people posing minimal threat

Wash. state issues own nuke-cleanup plan

Governor contemplates second legal action against federal government

Iowa expands its 'do not rehire' list,
despite judicial second-guessing

HR officials say practice identifies bad workers, saves taxpayer money

FBI sting penetrates San Francisco Chinatown

Charge: Lawmaker assisted in brokering of arms deal

Calif. Senate suspends 3 Dem lawmakers

Majority leader: Gun-running not covered in legislative ethics class

Small business owner: Margin tax
would impose 32% marginal tax rate

Threat of hefty tax offers new incentive to keep revenues low

Ex-border inspector sentenced for corruption

Worked with drug smugglers for almost a decade.

Feds probe San Diego police misconduct

FBI, U.S. Attorney's Office conduct two separate investigations

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