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GovernmentContract.com E-Learning Site Launched to Help Professionals and Organizations Successfully Compete and Win Government Business

LogoGovernementContract.com launched a free online learning website designed to help industry professionals and executives successfully enter and compete in the government marketplace. Developed for those new to government contracting as well as seasoned professionals, members will have access to insights and courses developed by subject matter experts to expand government contracting knowledge and increase company sales.

Notes on Quotes: Almost Losing Our Bill of Rights, Gordon and Marcia Mercer

As the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention recessed in 1787, the delegates were reasonably confident that their work on a strong national constitutional form of government with separation of powers and checks and balances would be easily ratified. As delegates began to arrive home, however, they were hit with a "firestorm". They had not put in a Bill of Rights with freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, trial rights, the right to bear arms and the many rights we value today.

Newsmakers Network Announces Political Radar Echo with Cassandra Hautala

LogoNewsmakers Network today announced the addition of Political Radar Echo, a weekly political discussion show to its Political Radar channel. The show will be hosted by Cassandra Hautala and will feature a wide array of guest panelists having many different political points of view.

Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul Tanaka and Other LASD Officials Allegedly Wrongly-Convicted

LogoOn September 27, 2011, the LA Times reported that the "FBI orchestrated an undercover sting" to smuggle a cell phone into an inmate at a Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD) jail and about Sheriff Lee Baca's public comments that the FBI's actions were criminal (lat.ms/2nPxAJ1). "Our review of the case shows the FBI may have engaged in misconduct and possibly committed a crime that endangered the lives of LASD deputies," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. "When Baca ordered a lawful and legitimate internal investigation into alleged FBI misconduct, the FBI cried obstruction of justice, claiming the Baca and subordinates who were conducting the investigation against FBI agents were interfering with their federal probe," adds Banks. "As a result, Undersheriff Paul Tanaka and eight other LASD subordinates were wrongly convicted and sent to prison for following orders of Baca to investigate," says Banks. "A Just Cause is hurting for these, their spouses and their children and will fight to vindicate them and tell their side of the story where the mainstream media failed to do so," adds Banks.

civ.works and Activism Engine Announce Strategic Partnership and Launch

Logociv.works, the privacy-protected social network for civic engagement, in partnership with Activism Engine, has launched an innovative mechanism to provide personalized opportunities for civic engagement for the civ.works community. This powerful new feature will place time-sensitive and important local, regional, state and national actions directly into a subscriber's activity feed based upon their issue affinity and their location.

House Judiciary Committee and Trump Asked to Close Wasteful Federal Prison Camps

LogoAccording to the February 8, 2017 Bloomberg Criminal Law Reporter (Vol. 100, no. 18, pg. 393), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) are ready to release criminal justice reform legislation but are waiting on a green light from the White House. A Just Cause is urging Congress and President Trump to close 76 federal prison camps and eliminate this wasteful extension of the welfare system that, according the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, houses, clothes, feeds and provides healthcare for nearly 22,000 non-violent offenders.

Newsmakers Network Announces New Political Radar Lineup

LogoToday, Newsmakers Network Founder and President Daniel Jones announced a major expansion to the company's Political Radar channel.

Government Witnesses Expose IRP6 Indictment as a Fraud but Federal Judge Refused to Dismiss

LogoIf somebody asked you if a bank or car dealer approved you for a loan or extension of credit based solely on you falsely representing that you have one of the highest paying jobs in the country, you would think they were either joking or just asking a ridiculous question, because that would simply not be enough to influence a business to extend you credit. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, based on law established by the U.S. Supreme Court, said to prove that a person obtained a loan or credit by fraudulent means under federal mail and wire fraud statutes, the government must show that a false statement or representation "has the natural tendency to influence, or is capable of influencing, the decision of the decision-making body to which it is addressed." A false statement about a high paying job to a bank or car dealer wouldn't be capable of influencing them into approving a loan or extending credit to someone any more than a real estate agent could influence a home buyer to purchase ocean-front property in Colorado. Basically, for fraud to be fraud, it must be reasonably expected to deceive a person of ordinary intelligence. However, in a federal criminal case (Dist. Colo. case no. 09-cr-00266-CMA), which is known as the "IRP6" case, former Colorado U.S. Attorney John Walsh and his subordinate, Assistant United States Attorney Matthew T. Kirsch, prosecuted six information technology executives by absurdly alleging that staffing companies would not have extended credit to the executive's company if not for being "induced" or influenced by false statements about having a large "current or impending" government contract. Not surprisingly, when Kirsch tried to prove these absurd claims at trial, his own staffing company witnesses confirmed, like any other business, they extended credit based on creditworthiness, not verbal statements about contracts. Virtually all witnesses said they were not even responsible for making the decision to extend credit which makes one wonder why Kirsch had them testify when they couldn't have been influenced to extend credit because they were not even involved in the process. The witnesses repeatedly admitted they assumed there was a contract or denied statements about contracts were ever made by the defendants. Listen to what the government witnesses had to say directly from trial transcripts.

House Judiciary Committee and Trump Asked to Close Wasteful Federal Prison Camps

LogoAccording to the February 8, 2017 Bloomberg Criminal Law Reporter (Vol. 100, no. 18, pg. 393), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) are ready to release criminal justice reform legislation but are waiting on a green light from the White House. A Just Cause is urging Congress and President Trump to close 76 federal prison camps and eliminate this wasteful extension of the welfare system that, according the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, houses, clothes, feeds and provides healthcare for nearly 22,000 non-violent offenders.

Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland Gives an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, March 9, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland (D-MD) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

New Survey of Retired Americans Reveals Seniors Find Social Security Benefits Inadequate

LogoA new survey of retired Americans conducted by The Seniors Center has revealed a growing concern among senior citizens that Social Security payments no longer adequately address the rising costs facing the elderly.

Attorney Raymond Lahoud Featured in NBC News Report on Impact of Trump's Immigration Policy

LogoAn NBC News report March 5 featured Raymond Lahoud, an immigration attorney with law firm Baurkot & Baurkot.

Online Protest to Deport Trump to Siberia Continues to Gain Momentum

LogoA new organization is offering a simple way for concerned citizens to protest against the current president. Anyone who wishes to join can do so on the protest's main website, deport2siberia.com. On the website, hundreds of online protesters are posting comments against Donald Trump and donating money to the cause. At the time of writing, over $3000 has been raised.

AJC Radio's "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" Welcomes Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee, Giving an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, March 2, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee (D-TN) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

ACT I Announces Corey Gomez to Lead Financial and Cost Analysis Programs

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces Mr. Corey Gomez, as Senior Contract Project Manager for multiple DoD contracts.

USACITO Announces Guaranteed Entry in the American Green Card Lottery Program

LogoUSACITO has announced a new way for clients to have entry in the American Green Card Lottery Program. Many individuals from around the world are longing to live the American Dream. In fact, nearly 12 million people apply for the Green Card Lottery program each year.

ACT I Announces New Program Manager to Lead F-35 Contract

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces the addition of Mr. William Stranges, leading the company's critical F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office (JPO) Business Financial Management (BFM) contract.

House Judiciary Committee and Trump Asked to Close Wasteful Federal Prison Camps

LogoAccording to the February 8, 2017 Bloomberg Criminal Law Reporter (Vol. 100, no. 18, pg. 393), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Ranking Democrat John Conyers (D-MI) are ready to release criminal justice reform legislation but are waiting on a green light from the White House. A Just Cause is urging Congress and President Trump to close 76 federal prison camps and eliminate this wasteful extension of the welfare system that, according the Federal Bureau of Prisons website, houses, clothes, feeds and provides healthcare for nearly 22,000 non-violent offenders.

NoCo Hemp Expo and Strategic Partners Head to #HempOnTheHill

LogoThe NoCo Hemp Expo, the largest hemp-centric event in the U.S., will represent and advocate for the nation's industrial hemp industry at Hemp on the Hill Tuesday, February 28, 2017. This expo and conversation is hosted by Congressman Jared Polis, with Co-hosts Congressmen Massie, Comer, Blumenauer, and Honorary Co-Host Senator Wyden. The event will be held at the Rayburn Foyer, 45 Independence Avenue SW in Washington, DC, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois Gives an Exclusive Interview on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoAdvocacy group, A Just Cause, announces this Thursday, February 23, 2017 the segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congresswoman Robin Kelly of Illinois (D-IL) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

ACT I Names Paul Szerszen as Vice President for Department of Homeland Security Business Development

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, announces Mr. Paul Szerszen as Vice President for its Department of Homeland Security (DHS) business development account. In this role, Mr. Szerszen provides business development oversight for ACT I's DHS programs and delivers innovative solutions to the company's business endeavors.

Congresswoman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi Is Highlighted on AJC Radio's Spotlight on Capitol Hill

LogoA Just Cause, announces this Thursday's, February 16, 2017 segment of AJC Radio's, "Spotlight on Capitol Hill" will shine the spotlight on Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi (D-MS) (www.AJCRadio.com, 8-10 PM ET).

Dispensary Exchange Explained How US Marijuana Dealers Facing Troubles Despite Complying with State Laws

Dispensary Exchange, a website that brings all the latest updates to the recreational and medical marijuana community, recently spelled out the implications of the new attorney general already in his office. Eight US states voted to legalize recreational and medical marijuana on the Election Day last November, and the number of states where the adult recreational use of marijuana is legalized went up to 29 with this. On the other hand, President Trump confirmed Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions II's name, a man known for his long battle and zero-tolerance stance against marijuana, as the newly appointed attorney general.

ACT I Awarded HQ PACAF / Surgeon General Program Management Support Contract

LogoAdvanced Concepts and Technologies International, L.L.C. (ACT I), an industry-leading provider of Total Acquisition Management solutions, was awarded a Task Order under its GSA OASIS Small Business Pool 1 contract to provide the Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (HQ PACAF) Office of the Command Surgeon General (PACAF/SG) with Advisory and Assistance Services (A&AS) over the next 3 years. ACT I will provide program management of medical technology and modernization planning, programming, management, innovation, and acquisition services at HQ PACAF/SG on Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Colorado Federal Judges Worthy of Trump, Gorsuch and Media Criticism

Logo"President Trump's current criticism of federal judges, while unwarranted, is refreshing because the media takes a hands-off approach in dealing with wrongdoing by federal judges and prosecutors, even when there is irrefutable evidence," says Lamont Banks, Executive Director of A Just Cause. Today, A Just Cause presents an opinion by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch where he reversed and remanded a criminal case on the same legal grounds his 10th Circuit peers, trial judge Christine M. Arguello, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and federal prosecutor Matthew T. Kirsch, disregarded to uphold the wrongful conviction in the IRP6 case (Dist. Colo. no. 09-cr-00266-CMA), which is the subject of a judicial complaint (bit.ly/2ba9827) and a letter (bit.ly/2b06Rpm) to Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts.