Fireside 2.1 (https://fireside.fm) The Muck Podcast Blog https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:15:00 -0500 The Muck Podcast Blog en-us Episode 104: Take a Break https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep104notes Wed, 29 Dec 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com b9b14cd7-b2b4-4bba-9218-4f6b20c30b9a In this week’s year end special, The Muck Podcast’s Executive Producer, Alfredo Olvera, joins the pod to ask Hillary and Tina questions from fans and to chat about the year ahead.

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Episode 103: Fish in a Barrel https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep103notes Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com d1407b1f-7324-4f4e-b998-e3491af41630 Tina and Hillary cover the murder of Fred Hampton and US House Rep out of Colorado, Lauren Boebert.

Hillary’s Story
Fred Hampton helped fight for change in his local community and mobilized activists to fight for civil rights, eventually became a rising star in the Black Panther movement and is credited for starting the Rainbow Coalition. BUT, when the FBI’s CounterIntelligence Program sees him as a threat, they set out to silence this influential leader.

Tina’s Story
Lauren Boebert first made a name for herself in political circles for her gun rights stance and her support of the Proud Boys and Q-Anon conspiracies. BUT, when she continues to fuel hatred, bigotry, and fear, many wonder if her present and her past will catch up to her.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Chicago Tribune
In 1969, charismatic Black Panthers leader Fred Hampton was killed in a hail of gunfire. 50 years later, the fight against police brutality continues--by William Lee

Fred Hampton: Illinois Black Panther leader's life, death, legacy--by Alison Martin

Vox
Why the US government murdered Fred Hampton--by Ranjani Chakraborty and Melissa Hirsch

Wikipedia
Fred Hampton
The Murder of Fred Hampton

History
The 1969 Raid That Killed Black Panther Leader Fred Hampton

Britannica
Fred Hampton

Photos
Fred Hampton--via Wikipedia (Fair Use)
William O'Neal--via The Chicago Tribune (Fair Use)

Tina's Story
Insider
Trump endorses Lauren Boebert within 24 hours of Congress tacitly rebuking her for making Islamophobic comments--Cheryl Teh

CNN
House passes Ilhan Omar's legislation to combat Islamophobia--by Daniella Diaz
Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar was terrorist in anti-Muslim remarks at event--by Andrew Kaczynski
Another video shows Lauren Boebert suggesting Ilhan Omar was terrorist--by Andrew Kaczynski
Fact-checking Lauren Boebert's story about a man getting beaten to death outside her restaurant--by Daniel Dale

Wikipedia
Lauren Boebert

NPR WLRN (All Things Considered)
House members want Lauren Boebert removed from assignments over Islamophobic comments--Caitlyn Kim

Vox
There need to be consequences for Rep. Lauren Boebert’s Islamophobic comments--by Li Zhou

Twitter
Ilhan Omar Tweet (Nov 25, 2021)

Politico
Islamophobia controversy worsens after Boebert calls Omar--by Heather Caygle, Sarah Ferris, and Olivia Beavers
The Gun-Toting, Millennial Restaurant Owner Trying to Ride the Covid Backlash to Congress--by Jennifer Oldham

The Washington Post
Rep. Boebert shares picture of her children posing with guns after backlash to Rep. Massie’s holiday photo--by Amy B Wang

USA Today
Rep. Lauren Boebert and the politics of outrage: Why lawmakers reap rewards from firebrand tactics--by Erin Mansfield

Denver Post
Congressional candidate Lauren Boebert has a history of minor arrests, court no-shows--by Justin Wingerter
Armed and ready to feed you: Shooters Grill in Rifle serves up barbecue with a gun on the side--by Chaney Skilling

New York Post
GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert and husband racked up arrests in home district--by Jon Levine

Colorado Newsline
Inconsistencies in Rep. Boebert’s accounts of volunteer work, arrest history revealed in county records--by Chase Woodruff

Salon
Lauren Boebert’s husband did jail time for "lewd exposure" in a bowling alley. She was there--by Zachary Petrizzo

Colorado Times Recorder
Arrest Warrants Issued for Boebert in Multiple Cases After She Didn’t Show Up for Court Hearings--by Jason Salzman

The Washington Post
Boebert pushed to loosen drilling rules. She failed to disclose her husband’s income from energy consulting.--by Isaac Stanley-Becker

DCCC
List of Arrests

CPR News
Rifle Restaurant Shooters Grill Defies A Cease-And-Desist Order To Keep Serving Diners--by Stina Sieg

ABC News
Colorado Restaurant Serves Up Big Helping of Second Amendment--by Clayton Sandell, Aristides Pinedo-Burns, and Lauren Effron
Rep. Lauren Boebert improperly used campaign funds for rent, utilities--by Dareh Gregorian

Vanity Fair
WILL LAUREN BOEBERT’S ADDICTION TO CONTROVERSY EVER COST HER?--by Caleb Ecarma

Photos
Boebert Christmas Card--via Lauren Boebert's Twitter
Boebert and Trump--via Lauren Boebert's Twitter
Boebert Mugshot--by Garfield County Sheriff's Office via New York Post

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Episode 102: Talk Dirty to Me https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep102notes Wed, 15 Dec 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 2345e2b3-7d13-4fd7-addb-2bf988510fbe Tina and Hillary cover former school board member Steve Rocco and the Longest serving U.S. Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier

Tina’s Story
Steve Rocco began his political career with a mayoral run for Santa Ana city council back in 2000. BUT, it’s his actions after winning a school board seat in Orange County that draw attention to this curious candidate.

Hillary’s Story
Leonard Peltier became known for his activism work with the American Indian Movement. BUT when he is charged for a crime he didn’t commit, he lands a life sentence despite claims of innocence.

Sources
Tina's Story
OC Weekly
The Rocco Horror Picture Show--by Nick Schou
Albertsons Wants Me Dead--by Nick Schou
THE BIZARRE CASE OF THE PEOPLE VS. EX-ORANGE SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEE STEVE ROCCO--by Nick Schou
Andy Kaufman Isn't Dead

New Santa Ana
Steve Rocco becomes fifth candidate to announce for Ward 3

The Orange County Register
Rocco Running for a Second Public Office--by Erica Perez
Rocco's Ketchup Case Gets Even Stranger--by Frank Mikadeit
Steve Rocco announces court date with Santa Ana mayor--by Ron Gonzales

USA Today
Recluse voted to school board

Los Angeles Times
Ketchup-theft trial is latest forum for Steve Rocco--by Tony Barboza

Photos
Steve Rocco--screenshot from The Man Who Trolled a School Board--via Oki's Weird Stories (YouTube)
Steve Rocco on School Board Dais--screenshot from The Man Who Trolled a School Board--via Oki's Weird Stories (YouTube)
Rocco's Behind the Curtain Book--screenshot from The Man Who Trolled a School Board--via Oki's Weird Stories (YouTube)

Hillary's Story
Britannica
Leonard Peliter

Wikipedia
Leonard Peltier

Huffpost
Leonard Peltier Is America’s Longest-Serving Political Prisoner. Biden May Be His Last Hope.--by Jennifer Bendery

Amnesty
AFTER 38 YEARS, TIME TO RELEASE INDIGENOUS LEADER LEONARD PELTIER--by Natalie Butz

Free Leonard Peltier
INTERNATIONAL LEONARD PELTIER DEFENSE COMMITTEE

FBI
RESMURS Case (Reservation Murders)

Photos
Leonard Peltier--from Jeffry Scott via The Guardian
Leonard Peltier Arrested--from Google Slides via TeleSUR
FBI Agents Coler and Williams--from True at True Blog

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Episode 101: This is Not a Threat https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep101notes Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 2ec76406-0aa6-43a2-94f3-42640b7a7b6e Hillary and Tina cover US Army Major Ian Fishback and former Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio.

Hillary’s Story
Prior to earning the rank of major in the US Army Special Forces, Ian Fishback served as Captain of 1st Battalion,504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division during the Global War on Terror. BUT, when he witnesses the torture of detainees, he begins a crusade to stop prisoner abuse in the Middle East.

Tina’s Story
For 23 years, Joe Arpaio served as Maricopa County sheriff and became known as America’s Toughest Sheriff. BUT, after SIX TERMS, his horrible acts of racism and intolerance catch up to him, he faces his own trial.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Human Rights Watch
Leadership Failure

Hi-Phi Nation Podcast
Moral Exploitation (Season 1, Episode 2)

Rand Corporation
Suicide Among Veterans--by Rajeev Ramchand

MIC
The CIA Tortured People for Years. Meet the 5 Brave People Who Tried to Stop It--by Matt Connolly

Harvard Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Panel 3 - Ian Fishback--via YouTube

University of Pennsylvania (Law)
Ian Fishback Bio

NPR WLRN
The final, anguished years of a warrior-scholar who exposed torture by U.S. troops--by Quil Lawrence
Ian Fishback's death spotlights the mental illness crisis suffered by veterans

Beaulieu Funeral Home
Major Ian Fishback, PH.D

The Nation
Duty, Honor, Country: Ian Fishback and the Idea of America--by Andrew J. Bacevich

Government Info
Detainee Treatment Act of 2005

Wikipedia
Detainee Treatment Act
Ian Fishback

The New York Times
Maj. Ian Fishback, Who Exposed Abuse of Detainees, Dies at 42

Photos
Captain Ian Fishback--Wikimedia Commons
Senator John McCain--by Justin Sullivan / Getty Images via NBC News
Abu Gharib--from Associated Press via Daily News

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Joe Arpaio
Pardon of Joe Arpaio

The Guardian
Arizona's 'concentration camp': why was Tent City kept open for 24 years?--by Valeria Fernandez
Joe Arpaio: inside the fallout of Trump’s pardon--by Jude Joffe-Block and Terry Greene Sterling
Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of contempt for ignoring order to stop racial profiling--by The Associated Press

The New York Times
When a Taste for Publicity Bites Back--by Fernando Santos
Last Inmates Leave Tent City, a Remnant of Joe Arpaio--by Maya Salam

Sheiff Joe Arpaio Website
Re-Elect Sheriff Joe Arpaio

NPR WLRN
With the latest payout, former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has cost Arizona taxpayers $100M--Associated Press

NPR WLRN The Two Way
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Infamous 'Tent City Jail' Closes

The Washington Post via The Marshall Project
A champion of ‘the rule of law’: Pence praises pardoned Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arizona Central
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to run for mayor of Fountain Hills--by Renata Cio

CNN
Joe Arpaio loses Republican primary for sheriff to his former chief deputy--by Veronica Stracqualursi
Why Joe Arpaio was found guilty--By Joan Biskupic
Sheriff runs female chain gang

Rolling Stone
The Long, Lawless Ride of Sheriff Joe Arpaio--by Joe Hagan

Slate
"He's Going to Say My Name"--by Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block

ACLU
Five Reasons Racist Sheriff Joe Arpaio Should Not Receive a Presidential Pardon--by Brian Tashman

Phoenix New Times
A Phony Murder Plot Against Joe Arpaio Winds Up Costing Taxpayers $1.1 Million--by JOHN DICKERSON
Prisoners Hang Themselves in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Jails at a Rate That Dwarfs Other County Lockups--by MICHAEL LACEY
Joe Arpaio Loses: New Times Co-Founders Win $3.75 Million Settlement for 2007 False Arrests--by MATTHEW HENDLEY

New York Daily News
Restaurant owner raided by Sheriff Joe Arpaio gets $5 million settlement--by Joseph Wilkinson

Longreads
The Collected Crimes of Sheriff Joe Arpaio--by Danielle Tcholakian

GQ
It's Impossible to Overstate How Truly Vile Joe Arpaio Is--by Jack Moore

Photo
Sheriff Joe Arpaio—photo by Gage Skidmore (CC BY SA 2.0)
Tent City Outdoor Prison—screenshot from Newsy via YouTube
Presidential Pardon from Trump—via Public Domain

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Li'l Muck Episode 39: Desmond Meade https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep39notes Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com e6ea99bf-6089-492a-974c-5af794ea7399 Hillary and Tina speak to President and Executive Director of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, Desmond Meade !

Desmond Meade is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually become the President of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Chair of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, and a graduate of Florida International University College of Law.

As President and Executive Director of FRRC, Desmond led the FRRC to a historic victory in 2018 with the successful passage of Amendment 4, a grassroots citizen’s initiative which restored voting rights to over 1.4 million Floridians with past felony convictions. Recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2019, Desmond presently leads efforts to empower and civically re-engage local communities across the state, and to reshape local, state, and national criminal justice policies.

Hillary and Tina speak to Desmond Meade about his activism, his work with FRRC, voting rights, and more!

Sources
FRRC Website

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Episode 100: Florida in the House! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep100notes Wed, 01 Dec 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 582dc711-eb8a-4b1b-9af8-46ada798f563 Tina and Hillary cover the Night of Terror and forced sterilization in the United States.

Tina’s Story
In 1917, women were still fighting for the right to vote. BUT, when a peaceful protest at the White House ends in arrest, the women face a different kind of struggle.

Hillary’s Story
The racist theory of Eugenics gained a foothold in the United States beginning in the mid-19th century. BUT, when doctors attempted to put theory to practice, it resulted in one of the most horrific attacks on the country’s most marginalized women.

Sources
Tina's Story
Teen Vogue
Women's Suffrage Leaders Left Out Black Women--by Evette Dionne

The Washington Post
Women’s suffrage and the Black women left out

Time
How History Classes on the Women’s Suffrage Movement Leave Out the Work of Black Voting Rights Activists--by Olivia Waxman

History
Women’s Suffrage
15th Amendment

The Washington Post
'Night of Terror': The suffragists who were beaten and tortured for seeking the vote--by Terence McArdle

The Night of Terror: When Suffragists Were Imprisoned and Tortured in 1917--by Sarah Pruitt

Library of Congress
The Night of Terror Affadavit

Blackbird Archive from Virginia Commonwealth University
Silent Sentinels and the Night of Terror

National Park Service
Suffrage in 60 Seconds: The Night of Terror
Occoquan Workhouse

Wikipedia
Silent Sentinels

The New York Times
HOUSE MOVES FOR . WOMAN SUFFRAGE; Adopts by 181 to 107 Rule to Create a Committee to Deal with the Subject. DEBATE A HEATED ONE Annoyance of President by Pickets at White House Denounced as "Outlawry."

Zinn Education Project
Nov. 15, 1917: Suffragists Beaten and Tortured in the “Night of Terror”

A Mighty Girl
On This Day in 1917, Women Were Beaten and Tortured for the Right to Vote

Arlington Public Library
This Week in 19th Amendment History: The Night of Terror

Smithsonian Magazine
Radical Protests Propelled the Suffrage Movement. Here’s How a New Museum Captures That History

Queen City Nerve
‘The Night of Terror’ Leads to Women’s Suffrage--by Rhiannon Fionn

Oregon Secretary of State
Silent Sentinels Picket the White House--by Shemia Fagan

The Source from The Washington University in St. Louis
Of prison cells and suffrage

Ms. Magazine
Today in Feminist History: A Night of Terror in the Infamous Occoquan Workhouse (November 14, 1917)--by David M. Dismore

Los Angeles Times
In 1917, the ‘Night of Terror’ at a Virginia prison changed history. Now it’s a site of beauty--by Catharine Hamm

History Hustle
The Suffragists’ ‘Night of Terror’ At Occoquan--by Megan Hamilton

Photos
Silent Sentinels Picketing the White House--Library of Congress via Public Domain
Lucy Burns at Occoquan Workhouse--via Blackbird Archive (Public Domain)
Arrest of Suffragists--via Blackbird Archive (Public Domain)

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Eugenics in the United States
Compulsory sterilization

The Washington Post
ICE is accused of sterilizing detainees. That echoes the U.S.'s long history of forced sterilizations--by Steven Moore

University of Vermont
Eugenics: Compulsory Sterilization in 50 American States--by Lutz Kaelber

Berkeley Political Review
America’s Forgotten History of Forced Sterilization--BY SANJANA MANJESHWAR

PBS South Florida
UNWANTED STERILIZATION AND EUGENICS PROGRAMS IN THE UNITED STATES

NPR WLRN
The Supreme Court Ruling That Led To 70,000 Forced Sterilizations

Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
Forced sterilization policies in the US targeted minorities and those with disabilities – and lasted into the 21st century

Photos
Eugenical Sterilization Map of the United States--from The Harry H. Laughlin Papers, Truman State University
Eugenics Demonstration--via WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Registering Human Pedigree Article--via Popular Science magazine, 1923

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Episode 99: Party Pooper https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep99notes Wed, 24 Nov 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com bf2dadd9-5e24-4d8c-9587-cf0b778882f1 Hillary and Tina cover the FBI’s harassment of Jean Seberg and the murder of Albert Patterson.

Hillary’s Story
Actress Jean Seberg was on the verge of becoming one of Hollywood’s leading ladies. BUT, when she provides financial support to several civil rights organizations, the FBI sets on a years-long crusade to destroy her reputation.

Tina’s Story
In 1954, former Alabama Senator Patterson ran for Attorney General. BUT, when he vowed to rid the city of illegal activity, his life was put in jeopardy.
Sources

Hillary's Story
PBS News Hour
How actress Jean Seberg became a target of the FBI--by Jeffrey Brown

The New York Times
Jean Seberg Found Dead in Paris; Actress Was Missing for 10 Days

Wikipedia
COINTELPRO

Refinery29
The Tragic True Story Behind The FBI’s Takedown Of Movie Star Jean Seberg--by ANNE COHEN

Des Moines Register
Jean Seberg: Iowa actress robbed of Cinderella story by FBI harassment--by Daniel P. Finney

Photos
Jean Seberg--via Medium
FBI Memo--via Genius

Tina's Story
The Malefactor's Register
The Fall and Rise of Phenix City--via Mark Gribben

Montgomery Advertiser
John Patterson, Alabama governor during Freedom Rides, dies at 99--by Brian Lyman

WSFA 12
Former Alabama Gov. John Patterson dies at 99

Citizen of East Alabama
Statue dedication: Family attends ceremony to honor Albert L. Patterson--by Toni Stauffer

The New York Times
John M. Patterson, Segregationist Alabama Governor, Dies at 99--by Robert D. McFadden

Chatt Voice
Phenix City Unveils Albert Patterson Statue Near Downtown

The South Alabamian
Albert Patterson assassinated 55 years ago in Phenix City, ‘the wickedest city in America’

Wikpedia
Albert Patterson
Si Garrett

Time
Political Notes: The Attorney General

The South Alabamian
Phenix City’s problems weren’t all slot machines--by Bob Martin

Encylopedia of Alabama
Albert L. Patterson--by Alan Grady

Columbus State University Archives
Albert Patterson FBI File

Ninth Article
Sin City, Alabama Was Becoming Less Sinful in 1954

Our Campaigns
Patterson, Albert L.

Photos
Albert Patterson--from Alan Grady via Encyclopedia of Alabama
Chief Deputy Albert Fuller (left) at scene of Patterson’s murder--via Abbeville Institute Press)
Scene of Patterson’s Murder--from Alabama Department of Archives and History via Encyclopedia of Alabama)

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Li'l Muck Episode 38: The Girl with a Microphone https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep38notes Fri, 19 Nov 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 39b4a339-efd3-4689-baef-c442fdbd4d0f Hillary and Tina speak to instagram sensation, The Girl with a Microphone, Kate!

Kate (@thegirlwithamicrophone) is a creator best known for her microphone drive-by’s of Trump rallies and anti-vaxx protests. Since her first video went viral in 2020, she’s used her platform to raise nearly $30,000 for progressive causes, including: Fair Fight, Swing Left, Black Lives Matter, Black Voters Matter, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, abortion access in Texas, and direct aid orgs helping Black trans people. Her biggest fundraiser to date raised $10,000 for the 2020 GA Senate races.

Hillary and Tina speak to Kate about her activism, her philanthropy, and more!

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Episode 98: Cold Hard Hands https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep98notes Wed, 17 Nov 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 1b0a4206-bfb3-4128-897a-b246d8292874 Tina and Hillary cover former Chief Medical Examiner O.C. Smith and Jonathan and Diana Toebbe.

Tina’s Story
In 2000, O.C. Smith was nominated to be the chief medical examiner in Shelby County and helped solve some of the state's most awful crimes. BUT, when Smith suffers a gruesome attack, the coroner is embroiled in his own mystery at the morgue.

Hillary’s Story
Navy Engineer Jonathan Toebbe and his wife Diana lived the perfect suburban life. BUT, when they reach out to foreign agents to sell secrets, they risk everything.

Sources
Tina's Story
CNN
Executed man's last request honored -- pizza for homeless--by Ashley Fantz
Tennessee case twists and turns toward death--by Ashley Fantz
Trial set for medical examiner accused of staging his own attack--By Jessica Su

Los Angeles Times
Attack May Be Tied to Autopsy, Police Say--BY JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

CBS News
Terror at the Morgue--by Rebecca Leung

CBS News Press Release
WHO BOUND A MEMPHIS MEDICAL EXAMINER WITH BARBED WIRE AND A BOMB?

Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing
Philip Workman Executed in Spite of Serious Doubt

Memphis Daily News
Tenn. has Troubled History With Medical Examiners--by SHEILA BURKE

Memphis Flyer
O.C. Smith Reconsidered

News Channel 3
Accusations Medical Examiner Illegally Alters Documents--by Stephanie Scurlock

Action News 5
Former Shelby County medical examiner once accused of faking barbed wire attack on himself has died--by Janice Broach

Prison Policy
EVALUATING FAIRNESS AND ACCURACY IN STATE DEATH PENALTY SYSTEMS: The Tennessee Death Penalty Assessment Report

Washington Post
Memphis Coroner Charged--By Woody Baird

Commerical Appeal
Former Shelby County medical examiner, accused of faking own bomb attack, died Tuesday--by Micaela A Watts

Arizona Daily Sun
Medical examiner known for work on puzzling cases attacked--By WOODY BAIRD

Prison Legal News
Medical Examiners Lack Qualifications, Competence, Oversight--by Matthew Clarke

The New York Times
Coroner Faces Indictment On Faking Office Attack--by John Branston

The Daily Helmsman
Mistrial declared for former medical examiner accused of staging attack--by Woody Baird

The Daily Memphian
O.C. Smith, former Shelby County medical examiner, dies at 66--By Linda A. Moore

Death Penalty Information Center
State Medical Examiner Indicted for Lying; Participated in a Third of Death Row Cases

Deseret News
U.S. ponders retrial of medical examiner

Photos
OC Smith--screenshot from Action News 5 interview
OC Smith after attack--screenshot from Heavy Casefiles via YouTube
Philip Workman--by Menerbes (CC BY SA 3)

Hillary's Story
The United States Department of Justice
Maryland Nuclear Engineer and Spouse Arrested on Espionage-Related Charges

USA Today
FBI: Navy engineer, wife sought $5 million, had 'go bag' packed in nuclear submarine espionage case--by Kevin Johnson

New York Times
Couple in Submarine Spy Case Stewed Over Money and Politics--by Julian E. Barnes and JoAnna Daemmrich

CBS News
Navy nuclear engineer and wife indicted for allegedly trying to sell submarine secrets--BY ROBERT LEGARE

The Washington Post
The accused spy knew stealth was crucial from his work on submarines. He surfaced anyway--by William Wan and Ian Shapira

United States District Court
United States v. Jonathan Toebbe and Diana Toebbe

Photos
Diana and Jonathan Toebbe
USS California Submarine
Toebbe Mugshots

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Episode 97: Love is Good https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep97notes Wed, 10 Nov 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 4434dee8-053c-4429-aea6-d488350f0312 Hillary and Tina cover U.S. Congressman from Florida Alcee Hastings and the Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal.

Hillary’s Story
US Congressman Alcee Hastings began his political career when he was appointed to the US District court in 1977 and was known for his fight against social injustice. BUT, when he’s accused of bribery and conspiracy, he faces not one but two trials that puts his judgeship on the line.

Tina’s Story
In 1978, the Arkansas State Prison contracted with Health Management Associates to provide medical services and began paying inmates for blood. BUT, when they fail to screen the blood for diseases, thousands of recipients get infected.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Sun Sentinel
Congressman Alcee Hastings, after career of triumph, calamity and comeback, dies at 84--By Anthony Man

The New York Times
Alcee Hastings, Longtime Florida Congressman, Dies at 84--by Katharine Q. Seelye

United States Senate
The Impeachment Trial of Alcee L. Hastings (1989) U.S. District Judge, Florida

Wikipedia
Alcee Hastings

Encyclopedia
Alcee Hastings Trial And Impeachment: 1983 & 1989

United States House of Representatives
117TH CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION FORMERLY THE OFFICE OF REPRESENTATIVE ALCEE L. HASTINGS

Washington Post
Senate Removes Hastings

Whistleblower Network News
The Unheralded Story of Rep. Alcee Hastings’ Impeachment and an FBI Whistleblower--by Geoff Schweller

C-Span
Impeachment of Judge Alcee Hastings

Justia
Hastings v. United States, 802 F. Supp. 490 (D.D.C. 1992)

Tampa Bay Times
Alcee Hastings, pioneering civil rights activist, judge and politician, dies at 84--by Linda Robertson

Politico
Senate paves way for Hastings removal, Oct. 2, 1989--By ANDREW GLASS

Photos
Judge Hastings in 1986--from Florida Memory via Public Domain
Alcee Hastings Sworn In--from Zuma Wire via New York Post
Congressman Alcee Hastings--from US House of Representatives via Public Domain

Tina's Story
William & Mary Business Law Review
The Bloody Truth: Examining America's Blood Industry and its Tort Liability through the Arkansas Prison Plasma Scandal--by Sophia Chase

Medium
Repugnant Secrets: Did an Arkansas Prison Really Sell HIV-Contaminated Blood?--by Jennifer Rose

Arkansas Times
Clemency recommended again for prisoner who blew whistle on Arkansas prison blood scandal--By Max Brantley

The Daily Beast
Man Who Got Life for Toy Gun Robbery Will Finally Walk Free Next Month--by Kate Briquelet

Encyclopedia of Arkansas
Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal

Prison Legal News
Tainted Plasma Traced to Arkansas Prison: Bill Clinton's Blood Trails--by Jeffrey St. Clair

KNWA Fox 24
A CLOSER LOOK: prison tainted blood scandal and Rolf Kaestel’s connection--by Ninette Sosa

Salon
Blood Money--Suzi Parker

Photos
Rolf Kaestel Prison Photo via KNWA Fox 24
Rendering of B-domainless FVIII Protein--by Mattkosloski (CC BY 3.0)
Clinton being sworn in as governor of Arkansas--Clinton Family Photographs, Courtesy, William J. Clinton Presidential Library via Britannica

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Li'l Muck Episode 37: Franita Tolson https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep37notes Fri, 05 Nov 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 7d67eee0-0974-4551-a2e7-547052e3e156 Hillary and Tina speak to Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at University of Southern California Gould School of Law, Franita Tolson

Franita Tolson is Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and Professor of Law at University of Southern California Gould School of Law, where she also holds a courtesy appointment in the Political Science and International Relations Department. Her scholarship and teaching focus on the areas of election law, constitutional law, and legal history. Her research has appeared in leading law reviews and focus on a wide range of topics including partisan gerrymandering, political parties, the Elections Clause, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. Vice Dean Tolson is one of the coauthors of the leading election law casebook, The Law of Democracy (Foundation Press, 6th ed., forthcoming 2022). Her forthcoming book,_ In Congress We Trust?: Enforcing Voting Rights from the Founding to the Jim Crow Era_, will be published in 2022 by Cambridge University Press.

Hillary and Tina speak to Professor Tolson about her career, gerrymandering, voter rights, and more!

Links:
Franita Tolson, Southern California Gould School of Law

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Episode 96: Screaming Hillary https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep96notes Wed, 03 Nov 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com cd818744-1e94-4199-9d15-5a9b4b7317a2 Tina and Hillary cover Tailhook scandal and the murder of Gus Boulis.

Tina’s Story
For years, Navy and Marine aviation officers let loose at the annual Tailhook convention. BUT when rape allegations surface, the careers of several
aviators go down in flames.

Hillary’s Story
Gus Boulis made it big with restaurant chains in the US and Canada and then really hit the jackpot with his “cruise to nowhere” gambling boats, which he sold for millions. BUT, when Boulis doesn’t get the money promised to him, things take a dark turn.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Tailhook Association
Paula Coughlin

Tailhook Association
Home Page

Frontline
Post Tailhook Punishment
Tailhook '91
The Gauntlet

New York Times
Revisiting the Military’s Tailhook Scandal--by Michael Winerip
8 Years Later, Navy Restores Official Ties To Tailhook--By Steven Lee Myers

Britannica
Tailhook Scandal

Los Angeles Times
What Really Happened at Tailhook Convention : Scandal: The Pentagon report graphically describes how fraternity-style hi-jinks turned into hall of horrors.--BY NORMAN KEMPSTER

Military Wiki
Tailhook Scandal

The Washington Post
TAILHOOK PROBE IMPLICATES 140 OFFICERS--By John Lancaster

The Florida Times Union
Jacksonville resident in historic ‘Tailhook’ military scandal keeps pressure on sex assault issue--by William Browning

Associated Press
Two Navy Admirals Removed in Tailhook Scandal--by SUSANNE M. SCHAFER

The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University
TAILHOOK ‘91 AND THE U.S. NAVY--by Joslyn Ogden

Women are Property Evidence Photo--from the US Dept of Defense via Public Domain
Tailhook Association Logo--via Tailhook website
Las Vegas Hilton--by Lvtalon via Public Domain
Paula Coughlin-Puopolo speaking at Protect Our Defenders Event--screenshot from Protect Our Defenders Lackland Press Conference via YouTube

Hillary's Story
New York Times
South Florida Businessman Killed in Ambush on Street--by Dana Canedy

Wikipedia
Jack Abramoff
Adam Kidan

Sun Sentinel via Yahoo! News
Heirs of murdered millionaire Miami Subs founder fight for their fortune--by Rafael Olmeda

FL Keys News
Jury convicts killer of Keys developer Boulis--BY KEVIN WADLOW

Los Angeles Times
The Gus Boulis murder case--by South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Herald
Watch the scene after Gus Boulis was shot and killed in Fort Lauderdale--BY MDC’S WOLFSON ARCHIVES

Photos
Gus Boulis--via The Florida Bulldog
Jack Abramoff--via State Legislatures Magazine
Adam Kidan--photo by Lynne Sladky/AP via NBC News

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Episode 95: Moist https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep95notes Wed, 27 Oct 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 6d418230-872f-4815-8b4e-3435182b9889 Hillary and Tina cover the murder of Laquan McDonald and former Suffolk County police chief James Burke.

Hillary’s Story
In 2014, officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shot Laquan McDonald for allegedly threatening police officers. BUT, when dashcam footage contradicts the witness statements of police officers, the investigation reveals a widespread coverup.

Tina’s Story
James Burke served in Suffolk County New York for 31 years as an investigator for the District Attorney’s office before becoming police chief in 2012. BUT, when Burke’s bad behavior gets the best of him, the investigator gets investigated.

Sources
Hillary's Story
AP
A timeline of the Chicago police shooting Laquan McDonald

WTTW
Illinois Court Dismisses Jason Van Dyke’s Appeal in Murder of Laquan McDonald--by Matt Masterson

USA Today
Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced to more than 6 years for murder of Laquan McDonald--by Aamer Madhani

Chicago Tribune
Laquan McDonald timeline: The shooting, the video, the verdict and the sentencing--By NAUSHEEN HUSAIN

Yahoo! News
Rahm Emanuel questioned on murder of Laquan McDonald in confirmation hearing--by Ivana Saric

New York Times
Rahm Emanuel Addresses the McDonald Killing and China During His Confirmation Hearing

NPR WLRN
Chicago Cops Found Not Guilty Of Cover-Up In Laquan McDonald Shooting Case--by Patrick Smith and Michael Lansu of All Things Considered

Wikipedia
Murder of Laquan McDonald

C-SPAN
Rahm Emanuel addresses the murder of Laquan McDonald

Vox
Did Chicago police cover up the Laquan McDonald shooting? A judge is about to decide.--by PR Lockhart

Photos
Laquan McDonald--from the family of Laquan McDonald
Jason Van Dyke--by Antonio Perez via The New York Times
Rahm Emanuel--by Alex Wong/Getty Images via The Chicago Tribune

Tina's Story
New York Daily News
Police chief who beat junkie begs for no jail time so he can take care of his mom with cancer--By JOHN MARZULLI

NBC New York
Former Suffolk County Police Chief James Burke Pleads Guilty to Obstruction, Civil Rights Charges--By Greg Cergol, Jonathan Dienst and Ann Givens and Joe Valiquette

Yahoo! News
Former Police Chief James Burke Released From Prison: Reports

Daily Beast
The Dirty Cop and the Hunt for the Long Island Serial Killer of Prostitutes--Nick Schager

Meaww
Who is James Burke? NY police chief allegedly possessed snuff film that linked him to Long Island Serial Killer--by Neetha K

KFGO
Tales of True Crime, episode 11: Is the Long Island Serial Killer a Cop?--by Troy Larson

People
Former Police Chief James Burke Sentenced to Prison in Suspect's Beating and Cover-Up--by Christine Pelisek

Long Island Press
State Senator Calls on NY AG to Investigate Handling of Gilgo Beach Murder Investigation--by NICOLE FORMISANO

The Cinemaholic
Where is James Burke Now?--by Kriti Mehorta

WSHU
Suffolk Legislator Wants To Sue Convicted Police Chief To Recoup Taxpayer Money--By Jill Ryan

New York Post
Disgraced police chief busted with oxycodone in jail cell--By Yaron Steinbuch

Vice
The Strange Rise and Violent Fall of Long Island's Dirtiest Police Chief--by Michael Edison Hayden

The New York Times
James Burke, Ex-Suffolk County Police Chief, Is Sentenced to 46 Months--By Joseph Goldstein

News 12 Long Island
Ex-Suffolk officer: Burke ordered officers to spy on Executive Bellone

Photos
Police Chief James Burke Resigns--screenshot from ABC News 7
Christopher Loeb Mugshot--from Suffolk County Sheriff Department via The New York Times
Gilgo Beach map showing where bodies were found--by Aitru (CC-BY-SA 4)

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Li'l Muck Episode 36: Rep. Ted Deutch https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep36notes Fri, 22 Oct 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 7191e64c-f752-4599-973a-fd07537e3f07 Hillary and Tina speak to US Congressman from Florida, Ted Deutch.

Congressman Ted Deutch represents Florida's 22nd district, which serves communities in northern Broward County and southeastern Palm Beach County in South Florida. Now serving his seventh term in the 117th Congress, he is the Chairman of the House Ethics Committee, a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on which he serves as the Chairman of the Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism Subcommittee.Ted’s priorities in the 117th Congress include promoting economic opportunity in South Florida, reducing the influence of big money in our elections, gun violence prevention, fighting for full equality for all, and advancing the security interests of the United States, Israel, and our allies.

Hillary and Tina speak to Congressman Deutch about his career, Florida politics, music, and more!

Links
Rep. Ted Deutch House Page
Rep. Ted Deutch Spotify Playlist
Rep. Ted Deutch Wikipedia Page
BirdieLight

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Episode 94: Star Wars Forever https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep94notes Wed, 20 Oct 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 3e2629f2-7a92-4264-9aa5-94aaee1d0912 Tina and Hillary cover former US Army Colonel James C. Hiett and the Colombia Eagle Incident.

Tina’s Story
Colonel James Hiett served in the US Army for 24 years and ran the Anti-Drug Operations in Colombia. BUT when his wife enlists enlisted men to smuggle heroin, the Colonel jacks up his career.

Hillary’s Story
The SS Columbia Eagle was a military cargo ship used in World War 2 and later hauled supplies and ammunition to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. BUT when two merchant marines disagree with US’s involvement in the war, they take over the ship in an armed mutiny.

Sources
Tina's Story
Cannabis News
DEA official helped smuggle drugs from Colombia--from Reuters

The Baltimore Sun
And Justice for All--by Eric E. Sterling

Newsweek
A Woman with Two Lives--by Newsweek Staff

The Miami Herald
Narcotics case angers Colombians

Salon
The corruption of Col. James Hiett--by Bruce Shapiro

The Washington Post
U.S. Colonel To Plead Guilty In Colombia Drug Probe--By Karen DeYoung

Daily Press
COLONEL TURNED DRUG DUPE SEES NO PAY DECREASE--by JIM SPENCER

CBS News
Colonel Fired For Laundering Cash

Tampa Bay Times
Army fires colonel in drug case

The November Coalition
US Soldiers 'smuggled' cocaine from Colombia

Orlando Sentinel
ARMY KICKS OUT COLONEL

The New York Times
Army Colonel Is Sentenced to 5 Months for Failing to Report Wife's Heroin Smuggling--by Alan Feuer

Photos
Colonel James C. Hiett--screenshot from 60 Minutes via YouTube
Laurie Hiett--screenshot from 60 Minutes via YouTube

Hillary's Story
Military Wiki
SS Columbia Eagle incident

Working Class HIstory
E21-24: WCH Crime – The Columbia Eagle mutiny

Eagle Speak
Sunday Ship History: Mutiny on the Columbia Eagle

Zinn Education Project
March 14, 1970: SS Columbia Eagle Mutiny

Wikipedia
SS Columbia Eagle Incident

AP Archive
CAMBODIA SS COLUMBIA EAGLE

HistoryNet
Mutiny! These Revolts Show Why the Seven Seas May Not Always be Seventh Heaven

Photos
SS Columbia Eagle--via libcom.org
McKay and Glatkowski--via Courage to Resist

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Episode 93: Cocaine Cowboy https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep93notes Wed, 13 Oct 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com add17a2d-bf29-407f-812f-39648045310f Hillary and Tina cover the assassination of Dekalb County, GA police officer Derwin Brown and former Brockton, MA police chief Richard J. Sproules.

Hillary’s Story
Officer Derwin Brown served in the Dekalb County police department for 23 years before being elected police chief over incumbent Sidney Dorsey.in 2000. BUT, Dorsey decides he will take back his seat no matter the cost.

Tina’s Story
Richard J. Sproules served as police chief for Brockton MA and was the former head of the narcotics division. BUT, when Sproules is discovered stealing drugs, his arrest sends shockwaves through the Brockton community.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Augusta Chronicle
Jailed ex-sheriff admits he ordered rival’s death

[The Atlanta Journal-Constitution](18 years ago: DeKalb’s sheriff had his political rival murdered)--by Joshua Sharpe

The Los Angeles Times
Key Witness Offers Startling Account of Slaying of Sheriff--by Jeffery Gettlemann

Associated Press
Two Sentenced to Life in Murder-For-Hire--by ERRIN HAINES

Wikipedia
Sidney Dorsey
Derwin Brown

Prison Legal News
Ex-Georgia Sheriff Convicted in Ambush Killing of Successor--by Lonnie Burton

The New York Times
2 Acquitted of Killing Georgia Sheriff--by David Firestone

Photos
Derwin Brown--from AJC via Fair Use
Sidney Dorsey--screenshot from Augusta Chronicle via AP

Tina's Story
Associated Press
Former Brockton Police Chief Sentenced in Cocaine Theft With AM-Barry Trial, Bjt

Buffalo News
TWO INCIDENTS TELL A SAD STORY OF DRUG SCOURGE

New York Times
Massachusetts Police Chief Quits, Accused of Stealing Cocaine From Evidence Room--by Constance L. Hays

Wicked Local
Former Brockton police chief wins $1 million in lottery, promises to help others--by Erin Shannon
Brockton area has links to Boston Strangler case

Los Angeles Times
380 Drug Cases Dropped After Police Chief Steals the Evidence

The Herald News
Brockton police officers agree to first drug testing policy--by Marc Larocque

The Enterprise
A man exonerated of a Brockton murder after 32 years in prison is now suing the city--by Cody Shepard

Photos
Richard J. Sproules--screenshot from WBUR via YouTube
Sproules wins $1 million in lotto--by Massachusetts Lotto via Enterprise News

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Li'l Muck Episode 35: Jacques Bruna aka Bleubird https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep35notes Fri, 08 Oct 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ed1ee5fb-586b-4686-99f4-927981ab20ac Hillary and Tina speak to rap artist, performer, and founder of Anti-Hate Adventure Bois, Jacques Bruna, aka Bleubird.

Jacques Bruna known by his stage name Bleubird is an American rap artist known for his lyrical wit and freestyle. He is also the creator of the Anti Hate Adventure Bois clothing line that challenges folks to "get outside, get wild, fight hate."

Hillary and Tina speak to Bleubird about his start in music, his activism, upcoming projects, and more!

Links
Bleubird/Anti-Hate Adventure Bois
Bleubird Wikipedia Page

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Episode 92: Podcast Party, Bitch! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep92notes Wed, 06 Oct 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com cb5ca322-2a87-4fa0-b09a-197ef43e7c0e Tina and Hillary cover the Tuskegee Syphilis Study and Operation Sea Spray.

Tina’s Story
Back in 1932, the US Public Health Service along with the Center for Disease Control, funded and started a study to measure the impact of syphilis on untreated black patients. BUT, when a remedy was discovered in the 1950s, the Department sought to prevent treatment instead.

Hillary’s Story
By the mid 20th century, the US military began research into potential threats of biological warfare. BUT, when the military runs tests outside of a laboratory setting, thousands of lives are put at risk.

Sources
Tina's Story
McGill Office for Science and Society
40 Years of Human Experimentation in America: The Tuskegee Study--by Ada McVean

JSTOR
Racism and Research: The Case of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study--by Allan M. Brandt

History
Tuskegee Experiment: The Infamous Syphilis Study--by ELIZABETH NIX
Social Dawinism

Scientific American
We Learned the Wrong Lessons from the Tuskegee ‘Experiment’

Wikipedia
Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Tuskegee University

NBER Working Paper Series
TUSKEGEE AND THE HEALTH OF BLACK MEN--by Marcella Alsan and Marianne Wanamaker

CDC
The US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee

The New York Times
Families Emerge as Silent Victims Of Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment--by Carol Kaesuk Yoon
Blacks in U. S. Syphilis Program Settle Their Suit Out of Court

Trinity College Digital Repository
How Evolution was used to Support Scientific Racism--by Lindsay Pressman

CDC
Syphilis: The Facts

Britannica
Tuskegee syphilis study

Photos
Doctor Drawing Blood from Tuskegee Test Subject--from the National Archives via Public Domain
Depression Era Poster Advocating for Early Syphilis Treatment--WPA Poster via Public Domain

Hillary's Story
Business Insider
Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans--by Kevin Loria

SFGate
Serratia has dark history in region / Army test in 1950 may have changed microbial ecology--by Bernadette Tansey

Wikipedia
Serratia marcescens

New York Times
JUDGE'S DECISION EXPECTED SOON IN CALIFORNIA GERM WARFRE CASE

PBS American Experience
Secret Testing in the United States

Photos
Serratia marcescens--by Benutzer Brudersohn (CC BY SA 3.0)
The San Francisco Bay--by runn310 (CC BY 2.0)

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Episode 91: Hijinks Honey https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep91notes Wed, 29 Sep 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com db3e1831-6647-4737-a71b-a20f20aaadf1 Hillary and Tina cover Judge Jack Tarpley Camp Jr. and former Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson.

Hillary’s Story
After serving for 20 years as a United States District Court Judge, Jack Tarpley Camp, Jr. moved into semi-retirement. BUT, when he’s engaged in illegal activity at an adult entertainment establishment, the judge’s arrest and subsequent fallout becomes a case of poetic justice.

Tina’s Story
Tea Party favorite Ken Sorenson ran and won an Iowa House of Representative seat in 2008 followed by an Iowa Senate win in 2011. BUT when rumors swirl about alleged illegal payouts, Sorenson finds himself steeped in hot water.

Sources
Hillary's Story
PraBook
Jack Tarpley Camp

Justia
In the Matter of Jack Tarpley Camp

Wikpedia
Jack Tarpley Camp Jr

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Ex-judge Camp sentenced to 30 days in prison--by Bill Rankin

Reuters
Federal judge pleads guilty to helping stripper buy drugs--By Reuters Legal

Federal Judicial Center
Camp, Jack Trapley, Jr.

Open Jurist
Jack Tarpley Camp Jr.

Philadelphia Inquirer
Federal Judge Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

Photo
Judge Jack Tarpley Camp Jr.--via Open Jurist

Tina's Story
KCCI
Ron Paul's 2012 aide sentenced for campaign violations

The Guardian
Ron Paul aide convicted but another acquitted of charges related to 2012--by Associated Press in Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines Register
Kent Sorenson Facing Foreclosure
Sorenson gets 15 months in federal prison for role in caucus scheme--by Grant Rodgers
Kent Sorensen appeals prison sentence in caucus scheme--by Associated Press
President Trump pardons two Ron Paul aides convicted in 2012 Iowa caucus bribery scandal--by Nick Coltrain

USA Today
Ron Paul ex-aides guilty in payment scandal--by Grant Rodgers, The Des Moines Register

Courier Journal
Rand Paul ex-aide guilty in payment scandal--by Grant Rodgers, The Des Moines Register

The Gazette
3 former Ron Paul aides found guilty in campaign endorsement scandal-- by the Gazette Des Moines Bureau

AP News
Jury convicts Ron Paul aides of campaign finance violations--by DAVID PITT

Mother Jones
Disgraced Ex-Iowa State Senator Testifies Against Ron Paul Aides--by Russ Choma
The Scandal That Could Blow Up Rand Paul’s Machine--Andy Kroll

Open Secrets
Ron Paul Campaign Accused of Trying to Buy Iowa Endorsements--By Russ Choma
Former Iowa Senator Pleads Guilty to Accepting Money to Back Ron Paul
By Russ Choma

Wikimedia
Kent Sorenson

Ballotpedia
Kent Sorenson

Des Moines City View
Judges turn down cheeky appeal from Kent Sorenson. Sabbaticals: Streetball, German organs, boxing films.

Daily News
Michele Bachmann's Iowa chairman Kent Sorenson defects to GOP rival Ron Paul's side--The Associated Press

US News
Federal Judge in Iowa Ridicules Trump's Pardons--The Associated Press

O. K. Henderson
Sorenson sends email to constituents after his resignation

Bleeding Heartland
Lawsuit accuses Sorenson, Bachmann campaign staffers over stolen e-mails

NBC News
Bachmann campaign's use of contact list comes under more fire

WHO-13 Des Moines
STOLEN EMAILS: Bachmann Negotiating Settlement

Radio Iowa
Senator seeks death penalty for kidnap, rape and murder of children--by O. Kay Henderson

Photos
Kent Sorenson--Official Portrait (free use)
Ron Paul--by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Michelle Bachman--by Gage Skidmore (CC BY-Sa 3.0)

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Episode 90: Mr. Fancy Pants https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep90notes Wed, 22 Sep 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 6f0e4fd9-5ea4-4c60-87aa-cf6616a2765e Tina and Hillary cover current Congressman out of Tennessee, Scott DesJarlais and the assassination of Judge Richard Daronco.

Tina’s Story
Scott DesJarlais first earned his US House seat as a conservative Tea Party Candidate, BUT during his election he found himself in hot water when the family values guy asked women to have abortions.

Hillary’s Story
Judge Richard Daronco had a very successful career in law that culminated with a position on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. BUT, when a court case doesn’t go a defendant's way, Judge Daronco faces his own fateful sentencing.

Sources
Tina's Story
Politico
The Biggest Hypocrite in Congress?--by Chas Sisk

Chattanooga Times Free Press
DesJarlais divorce papers show abuse accusations--by Andy Sher

Wikipedia
Scott DesJarlais

US News
'Pro-Life' Congressman Who Urged Abortions for Ex-Wife and Mistress Is Running Again--by Steven Nelson
Rep. Scott DesJarlais Pays $500 Fine For Charges He Slept With Patients--by Elizabeth Flock

Slate
Six Affairs, Two Abortions and Another Term in Congress--BY JOSH VOORHEES

Snopes
Did Anti-Abortion U.S. Rep. DesJarlais Encourage Partners to Have Abortions?--by Bethania Palma

Huffington Post
DesJarlais Declares Victory Despite Abortion, Ethics And Sex Scandals--by Michael Mcauliff
Scott DesJarlais Approved Wife’s Abortion, Slept With Coworkers, Patients, Court Records Say--by Michael Mcauliff

The Tennessean
Doctor gets more severe punishment than DesJarlais--by Tom Wilemon

New York Magazine: Intelligencer
Pro-Life Congressman Recorded Himself Convincing Mistress to Get an Abortion--By Joe Coscarelli

WPLN News: Nashville Public Radio
Rep. DesJarlais Asks For Crackdown On Patients Who Share Narcotics--by BLAKE FARMER

Think Progress
Anti-Immigration Crowd Applauds Congressman’s Assurance That Young Girl’s Father May Be Deported--by ESTHER YU HSI LEE

Photos
Scott DesJarlais--from US House of Representatives via Public Domain
Desjarlais and Trump--from DesJarlais' Twitter via Tennessee Star

Hillary's Story
The New York Times
Slain Judge Ruled Against His Killer's Daughter--by Robert D. McFadden

The Washington Post
SLAIN JUDGE'S CHIEF LAW CLERK 'AS SOON AS I HEARD, I KNEW'--By Marianne Yen

Wikipedia
Richard J. Daronco

Associate Press
Federal Judge Shot at Home--Jim Fitzgerald
Judge’s Killer Was Retired Policeman Who Had Case Before Jurist--by MARLENE AIG

Bloomberg Law
Shooting at U.S. Judge’s Home Highlights Risks Outside Court (2)--BY MADISON ALDER

Sun Sentinel
JUDGE'S KILLING CALLED ACT OF VENGEANCE--by The New York Times

Photos
Judge Richard Daronco--from The Journal News via lohud
Richard Daronco Town House Plaque--via Wikiwand

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Li'l Muck Episode 34: Robin Bartleman https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep34notes Fri, 17 Sep 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com a5158e16-6b8a-482e-87f5-4d6b10052773 Hillary and Tina Florida House Rep from District 104, Robin Bartleman.

Robin Bartleman serves as a member of the Florida House of Representatives from District 104. Prior to earning the House Seat, Robin served on the Broward County School Board for 16 years. She has both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in special education and worked as a special education teacher and assistant principal in Liberty City.

Hillary and Tina speak to Robin about her start in politics, the right to choose, and the future of public education in Florida.

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Episode 89: OddPods Fam https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep89notes Wed, 15 Sep 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 4fa5bbaa-778a-4b02-9c7b-e69a2a8e2994 Hillary and Tina cover the Stono Rebellion and former staff member to US Senator Maggie Hassan, Jackson Cosko.

Hillary’s Story
In the 18th century, most of South Carolina’s population was enslaved. BUT, when slaves learned that Florida offered a chance of freedom, they revolted and this became one of the largest slave rebellions in US history.

Tina’s Story
Jackson Cosko worked as a computer systems analyst for US Senator Maggie Hassan in DC. BUT when he seeks revenge for what he believes to be an unfair termination, Cosko’s retaliation LAN him in court.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Britannica
Stono Rebellion

Black Past
STONO REBELLION (1739)

America's Story
Stono's Rebellion September 9, 1739

Wikipedia
Stono Rebellion

YouTube
The Stono Rebellion: Crash Course Black American History #6

Photos
Stono Rebellion Historical Marker--Photo by Henry of Saussure Copeland (CC BY-NC 2.0) via Black Past
Stono River Map--via Library of Congress

Tina's Story
The United States Attorney's Office (District of Columbia)
District Man Sentenced to Four Years for Stealing Senate Information and Illegally Posting Restricted Information of U.S. Senators on Wikipedia

Politico
Ex-Hassan aide sentenced to 4 years for doxing senators--By JOSH GERSTEIN

Heavy
Jackson Cosko: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

United States Capitol Police
U.S. Capitol Police Make Arrest for the Doxxing of U.S. Senator

The Verge
Former Senate staffer admits to doxxing five senators on Wikipedia--By Adi Robertson

NPR
Former Senate Aide Gets Probation For Helping Dox Republicans Over Kavanaugh Hearings--by Bobby Allyn

The Washington Post
Former Democratic aide pleads guilty to ‘doxing’ GOP senators, threatening employee--by Spencer S. Hsu

Voz Wire
The Curious Case of Jackson Cosko--by Jacob Ellis

Photos
Jackson Cosko--via the Tennessee Star
Brett Kavanaugh--by Fred Schilling/Public Domain

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Episode 88: In the 90's https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep88notes Wed, 08 Sep 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 13363424-263b-49b5-b8db-55365cd2448e Tina and Hillary cover Operation Boptrot and former CIA operative Valerie Plame.

Tina’s Story
Throughout the nineties, the Kentucky House of Representatives Business, Organization and Professions committee oversaw state laws regulating industries, like horse racing. BUT, when the Feds start an inquiry, legislators who tried to beat the odds try to beat jail time.

Hillary’s Story
In 2003, former American diplomat Joseph C. Wilson wrote a series of op-eds questioning the reasons the Bush administration gave for entering into the Iraq War. BUT, when Valerie Plame’s CIA’s cover is blown, people wonder if it may have been done in retaliation to his critical commentary.

Sources
Tina's Story
Campaign Legal
UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT

The New York Times
With Leaders Leaving Office for Jail, Kentucky Works to Refurbish Image--by B. Drummond Ayres Jr.

The New Yorker
DOING THE BOPTROT--By Bobbie Ann Mason

Law Justia
United States of America, Plaintiff-appellee, v. Donald J. Blandford, Defendant-appellant, 33 F.3d 685 (6th Cir. 1994)

Liquisearch
Operation Boptrot - Convictions As A Result of Boptrot

Wikipedia
Don Blandford
Operation Boptrot

Daily News via Google News
Don Blandford resigns House seat--by Associated Press

Google Books
It Happened in Kentucky--by Mimi O'Malley

The Gleaner
Frank Boyett: Legislative scandal 'Boptrot' started right here in 42420

The Courier Journal
Lobbyists still can't give gifts to Kentucky lawmakers, federal appeals panel rules--by Deborah Yetter

The Courier Journal via The Free Library
Lies, bribes and videotape--by Al Cross

WPSD Local 6
Federal panel reverses ruling that tossed Kentucky ethics rules--By AP

Photos
Don Blandford Speaking at Conference--screenshot via C-Span
Riverside Downs Entrance--via Waymarking

Hillary's Story
The New York Times
Times Topics: Valerie Plame

The Washington Post
Valerie Plame's claim that Scooter Libby leaked her identity--by Glenn Kessler

Britannica
Valerie Plame

Wikipedia
Plame affair
Valerie Plame

NPR WLRN
Timeline: The CIA Leak Case

Photos
Valerie Plame--by Richard Drew/Associated Press via The New York Times
Scooter Libby--via Time Magazine
Yellow Cake--via Public Domain

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Episode 87: Hit Pause https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep87notes Wed, 01 Sep 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com a0940552-021d-4d6c-af6d-8613cc49ba4c Hillary and Tina cover the Battle for Blair Mountain and former US Congressional Candidate from New Hampshire, Gary Dodds.

Hillary’s Story
In the early 20th century many coal miners still worked under harsh conditions. BUT, when a group of miners out of Logan County, West Virginia attempted to unionize, the state took the side of the mining companies and this led to the largest armed uprising in the United States since the Civil War.

Tina’s Story
Gary Dodds made a name for himself in New Hampshire political circles and served on the Rye County School Board. BUT, when Dodds disappears in the middle of his campaign, investigators revealed that there may be more to the story than meets the eye.

Sources
Hillary's Story
History
The Battle of Blair Mountain--by Evan Andrews

Wikipedia
Coal Wars
Battle of Blair Mountain

WNYC Studios: The Takeaway
The Battle of Blair Mountain 100 Years Later

Teen Vogue
The Battle of Blair Mountain Was the Largest Labor Uprising in U.S. History--by Abby Lee Hood

Associated Press
Battle of Blair Mountain centennial set in West Virginia

Photos
Coal miners--by Lewis Hine/Library of Congress via Timeline
Miners surrender weapons--via Public Domain
Battle map--via Public Domain

Tina's Story
Virgin Island Free Press
GARY DODDS, FORMER CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE, ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES--by John McCarthy
FORMER NEW HAMPSHIRE POLITICIAN CHARGED IN FREDERIKSTED WATERFRONT ASSAULT: VIPD

Patch
Gary Dodds In Trouble With The Law Again--by Robert Cook

Sea Coast Online
Gary Dodds charged with robbery in Virgin Islands
The media just wants the truth from Dodds
Los Angeles Times
An accident or a fraud? His campaign was still a wreck--BY HOLLY RAMER

Laconia Daily Sun
Local Democrats sizing up congressional candidates

Eagle Tribune
Prosecutor: Missing N.H. candidate soaked feet--by Associated Press

The Hill
Fmr. Congressional Candidate Gets 20 Days for Faking Disappearance--BY ANDY BARR

Case Law/Find Law
State v. Dodds

Talking Points Memo
Prosecutors Allege NH Dem Faked Car Crash for Funds--by Paul Kiel

Fosters
Did mystery tunnel play a role in Gary Dodds disappearance?--by Charles McMahon
Toll worker claims he saw Dodds: Says he was in SUV that passed through his booth--by Aaron Sanborn
Dodds wife says other woman prompted move--by Aaron Sanborn
Dodds, Eisenberg in alleged jailhouse dustup--by Leslie Modica

Boston
Missing candidate mystery deepens in N.H.

Backpacker
Rescue Me!--by David Howard

Taiwan News
Ex-congressional hopeful in New Hampshire faces trial on falsifying evidence charge--by Associated Press

Our Campaigns
Dodds, Gary B.

ABC News
Politico Who Faked Disappearance Re-Arrested--by Chris Francescani
Missing Candidate Baffles Police--by Chris Francescani

WMUR
Former NH congressional candidate Dodds arrested in US Virgin Islands

WCVB
New Hampshire Candidate who faked disappearance gets liquor license

Photos
Gary Dodds Campaign Photo--via Our Campaigns
Accident Photo of Guardrail--screenshot via WMUR TV on YouTube
Gary Dodds Arrest Photo 2020--from US Virgin Islands Police Department via Sea Coast Online

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Episode 86: Choke on Plastic https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep86notes Wed, 25 Aug 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 65af420c-d46c-4531-a325-e427ae67d3a1 Tina and Hillary cover Operation Underworld and former US Senator from Utah Arthur Brown.

Tina’s Story
After Japan’s surprise attack on a US naval base, the US officially entered World War 2, BUT when they wanted to counter Axis spies, avoid the capture of war supply ships, and more, the Navy made a secret pact with an unlikely ally.

Hillary’s Story
Arthur Bradley worked his way up through the Republican party of Utah and became one of the state’s first governors. BUT, his appetite for younger women landed in jail for adultery and ultimately led to deadly confrontation.

Sources
Tina's Story
Warfare History
Project Underworld: The U.S. Navy’s Secret Pact with the Mafia--by Gregory Peduto

US Naval War College
Counterintelligence: Operation Underworld

History
What was Operation Underworld?--by Christopher Klein

Mental Floss
Operation Underworld: When the U.S. Government Teamed Up With the Mafia to Fight Fascists During World War II--BY ELLEN GUTOSKEY

Inside Edition
Operation Husky and Turning the Tide of World War II: Did the Mafia Help the Allies Invade Sicily?--by Sal Bono

All That's Interesting
Operation Husky: How Mobster Lucky Luciano Aided The U.S. In WWII--checked by John Kuroski

New York Times
Excerpt of chapter 1 The Money and the Power--by Sally Denton and Roger Morris

The Daily Beast
The Devil Himself Explores Mob’s Fight Against Nazis During WWII--by Eric Dezenhall

Infamous New York
Operation UNDERWORLD: The Secret Alliance Between the Navy and the Mafia in WWII

NCIS A History
The Mafia in World War II

National Interest
Why Did the US Navy Make a Secret Pact with the Mafia During World War II?--by Warfare History Network

Thought Co.
A Profile of Meyer Lansky--by Ariela Pelaia

Photos
USS Normandie--from US National Archives via Public Domain
Charles "Lucky" Luciano Mug Shot--from New York Police Department via Public Domain
Joseph "Socks" Lanza--from New York Police Department via Public Domain

Map of Sicilian Invasion Landing--via Public Domain

Hillary's Story
Potus Geeks
Scandals in Presidential History: The Shooting of Arthur Brown

Wikipedia
Arthur Brown (U.S. senator)

Utah Humanities
The Case of Anne Bradley

History to Go
The Shooting of Arthur Brown, Ex-Senator From Utah

Photos
Arthur Brown and Anne Bradley -via Potus Geeks Live Journal
Isabel Brown--from The Washington Sketch Book via the Public Domain
Newspaper article regarding affair--via Potus Geeks Live Journal

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Li'l Muck Episode 33: Maya Gurantz https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep33notes Fri, 20 Aug 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 05fe301f-3265-49e1-a4b8-d2b005d38591 Hillary and Tina interview artist, writer, and podcaster, Maya Gurantz.

Maya Gurantz is an artist and writer whose work interrogates social imaginaries of American culture, and how constructions of gender, race, class, and progress operate in our shared myths, public rituals, and private desires.

Maya’s videos, performances, installations, and social practice projects have been shown and commissioned by (solo): Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, the Grand Central Art Center, Catharine Clark Gallery, Greenleaf Gallery, Pieter PASD; (group) the Museum of Contemporary Art Utah, Angels Gate Cultural Center, the Oakland Museum of California, Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall, Navel LA, Art Center College of Design, The Goat Farm Atlanta, The Great Wall of Oakland, High Desert Test Sites, Autonomie Gallery, and Movement Research at Judson Church, among others.

She is the recipient of the inaugural Pieter Performance Grant for Dancemakers and an Artist Residency at the McColl Center For Art + Innovation.

Maya is a regular contributor to The LA Review of Books (where her essay, Kompromat, was the most-read article of 2019), and has written for This American Life, The Frame at KPCC, The Awl, Notes on Looking, Avidly, Acid-Free, Baumtest Quarterly, RECAPS Magazine, and an anthology, CRuDE, published by the École Nationale Supérieure d’Art, Bourges. She co-translated Be My Knife and Someone to Run With by Israeli novelist David Grossman. In 2018 she received a grant from the UC Humanities Research Institute for “Out of the Archive,” an ongoing project making archives more widely accessible to citizen-researchers. She co-hosts the culture and politics podcast, The Sauce.

Hillary and Tina speak to Maya about her start in art, feminism, current projects, her podcast, and more.

Sources
www.mayagurantz.com
www.saucepodcast.com

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Episode 85: Swing Ride https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep85notes Wed, 18 Aug 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 5b1b46a9-f329-4bb2-bb65-233fcc6341f0 Hillary and Tina cover former US House Representative Mark Foley and former Indiana Governor Edward Jackson.

Hillary’s Story
Mark Foley was known throughout his political career as a charismatic congressman. BUT, when he gets a little too friendly with underage members of the historic House Page Program, he puts his future political aspirations in jeopardy.

Tina’s Story
Edward Jackson began his political career as prosecutor for Henry County Indiana and eventually made his way up to the governor’s seat. BUT, when a Klan member called in a favor, Jackson’s political career went kaput.

Sources
Hillary's Story
WLRN NPR
The Mark Foley Scandal

Wikipedia
Page of the United States House of Representatives
Mark Foley Scandal
Mark Foley

Reuters
Florida won't charge ex-lawmaker in sex scandal--by Reuters Staff

The Atlantic
Farewell House Page Program: A Look Back--by Adam Clark Estes

The Baltimore Sun
Untangling web around Foley scandal--by Clarence Page

Vanity Fair
Don't Ask...Don't E-mail--by Gail Sheehy and Judy Bachrach

Blogspot: Stop Sex Predators
Emails from Congressman Foley to 16 Year Old Page

ABC News
Foley's IM Exchange with Underage Page--by Brian Ross and the Investigative Team

Photos
Mark Foley--from United States Congress via Public Domain
Foley Instant Messages--screenshot via ABC News

Tina's Story
Indiana Governor
Edward L Jackson

County History
Edward L Jackson

Wikipedia
Indiana Klan
Edward L. Jackson

My Indiana
THE DYING DECLARATION OF MADGE OBERHOLTZER

Smithsonian Magazine
“Murder Wasn’t Very Pretty”: The Rise and Fall of D.C. Stephenson--by Karen Abbott

National Governors Association
Gov. Edward L. Jackson

WRTV
The History of Hate in Indiana: How the Ku Klux Klan took Indiana’s halls of power--by Jordan Fischer
The Dragon & the Lady: The murder that brought down the Ku Klux Klan--by Jordan Fischer

Courier & Press
Ku Klux Klan had short-lived political power in Indiana--by Andrea Neal

History Collection
Edward L Jackson

Google Books
Indiana: History and Government--by Wikipedians

IndyStar
Murdering Madge Oberholtzer: Rape, poison, and the KKK--by Dawn Mitchell

Photos
Governor Edward Jackson--from the Board of Public Printing via County History
Madge Oberholtzer--from International Newsreel via IndyStar
DC Stephenson, Grand Dragon of Indiana KKK, circa 1922--from the Public Domain

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Episode 84: Murder for Hire https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep84notes Wed, 11 Aug 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 7bd073a3-4ebe-457f-97ed-3057d3f6bdd4 Tina and Hillary cover when former Hialeah Gardens mayor Gilda Oliveros and the Correctional Officers Murder Plot

Tina’s Story
In 1989, Gilda Oliveros became the first Cuban born woman to win the mayor’s seat in Hialeah Gardens. BUT, when she’s brought up on election fraud charges, investigators discover a more nefarious plot.

Hillary’s Story
When prisoner Warren Williams is provoked into an altercation with a correctional officers, he is beaten. BUT, when one of the officers involved belongs to a white supremist group, Williams faces even greater danger.

Sources
Wikipedia
Hialeah Gardens, Florida

Google Books
Notable Hispanic American Women, Vol. 1--by Diane Telgen

Thrillist
Florida’s Worst Corruption Scandals Ranked--by Matt Meltzer

Sun Sentinel
EX-MAYOR IS SENTENCED, FREED--by MARGARITA MARTM-MN-HIDALGO
EX-MAYOR'S CONVICTION IN DEATH PLOT OVERTURNED--by Diana Marrero
EX-MAYOR CONVICTED OF PLOT TO KILL HUSBAND--by JOSE DANTE PARRA HERRERA

Tampa Bay Times
Ex-mayor to server nearly 5 years for murder plot

Anylaw
Oliveros v. State

Miami New Times
It Ain’t Knot’s Landing, It’s Hialeah--by William Labbee
Ranking Miami-Dade's Most Corrupt Cities--by MIAMI NEW TIMES STAFF
The Hialeah Gardens “Darkie” Problem--by Tristram Korten
Best Local Girl Gone Bad: Gilda Oliveros--by Miami New Times Staff
If the Suit Fits--by Ted B. Kissell

Photos:
Hialeah Gardens City Hall--screenshot from City of Hialeah Gardens
Then Lead Prosecutor Joe Centorino--screenshot from Ethics Miami Dade

Hillary's Story
Tampa Bay Times
A Florida KKK murder plot: Grab him up, take him to the river--by Associated Press

PBS News Hour
FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?

Brennan Center for Justice
Hidden in Plain Sight: Racism, White Supremacy, and Far-Right Militancy in Law Enforcement

The Intercept
UNREDACTED FBI DOCUMENT SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON WHITE SUPREMACIST INFILTRATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT--by Alice Speri

The New York Times
Efforts to Weed Out Extremists in Law Enforcement Meet Resistance--by Neil MacFarquhar

Wikipedia
Ghost Skin

Rolling Stone
The Enemy Within: Race and White Supremacy in American Policing--by Steve Volk

Essence
FBI Report Warns White Supremacists Seek to Infiltrate Law Enforcement--by Ashlee Banks

Photos
KKK Blood Oath--from David Goldman, AP via Tampa Bay Times
Correctional Officers Mugshots--booking photos via News 4 Jacksonville
Florida Reception and Medical Center--from Democracy Now

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Episode 83: Hold My Beer https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep83notes Wed, 04 Aug 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com c7885d8c-6249-4080-ad61-1a39c477de6e Hillary and Tina cover the Bonus Army and the 1904 Colorado Election Scandal.

Hillary’s Story
Up through the Great Depression, the US Government provided service certificates for military veterans who served in war. BUT, when the money stopped, the Bonus Army headed to DC to demand payment and what happens is shocking.

Tina’s Story
Governor James Peabody served during a tumultuous time in Colorado history and had a contentious relationship with the working class. BUT, when the incumbent governor loses, cries of election fraud add fuel to the fire.

Sources
Hillary's Story
NPR Radio Diaries
The Bonus Army: How a Protest Led to the GI Bill--by All Things Considered

History
Bonus Marchers evicted by U.S. Army

Zinn Education Project
July 28, 1932: Bonus Army Attacked

Wikipedia
Bonus Army

US Capitol
Bonus Army Conflict Image

The Washington Post
The verterans were desperate Gen. MacArthur ordered US troops to attack them.

Politico
Bonus Army expelled, July 28, 1932

ABA Journal
July 28, 1932: US Army disperses bonus marchers

National Park Service
The 1932 Bonus Army

Britannica
Bonus Army: United States History

US History
The Great Depression: The Bonus March

National Archives
Document from July 28th, 1932

Photos
Cops at Campsite--by Signal Corps Photographer via Public Domain
Campsite on Fire--by Signal Corps Photographer via Public Domain

Tina's Story
Google Books
Pioneers & Politicians: Colorado Governors in Profile--By Richard D. Lamm, Duane A. Smith

National Governors Association
Gov. James Hamilton Peabody

Colorado Archives
Colorado Governors: James H. Peabody

Holcombs
Biography of James H. Peabody--by James O. Chipman
History Colorado
1904: The Most Corrupt Election in Colorado History

Wikipedia
Alva Adams (governor)
James Hamilton Peabody

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection
Election Fraud--from The Whitehorn News

Colorado LegiSource
Verifiable Oddities in Colorado’s History: The Day Colorado Had 3 Governors--by Ashley Zimmerman

Daily Kos
Alva Adams to the People of Colorado Before Departing Denver--by JayRaye for Hellraisers Journal

Canon City Daily Record
James H. Peabody: A polarizing figure--by Ed Norden

Photos:
Alva Adams--via Public Domain
James Hamiliton Peabody--from C P Connolly via Public Domain
1904 Election Cartoon--printed by the Denver Post in 1904

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Li'l Muck Episode 32: Zachary Durand and David Fry https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep32notes Fri, 30 Jul 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 97875245-ed84-4c70-9704-4ea9bb48e3ea Hillary and Tina interview self-proclaimed UFO enthusiasts Zachary Durand and David Fry.

Zachary Durand is a south Florida native, an aide to the mayor of Fort Lauderdale, a volunteer for local democratic organizations, and an amateur astronomer.

His interest in the phenomenon has been lifelong but was significantly elevated in 2017 when the New York Times broke the story of the Pentagon's secret UFO program. He has spoken at a variety of institutions, including NYU and Pace University, and strives to lead by example as a face for a younger generation of public servants.

David Fry practices law as an Assistant Public Defender and is a former history teacher with absolutely zero formal training in engineering or physics. That said, much of his legal practice exists among more the nebulous concepts of perspective, bias, and intent -- those pesky human attributes that all so often creep into "knowledge" and obscure what would otherwise be universally observable as "truth." His passions have always been directed toward the unknown, wherever it may exist in time or space, with a particular focus as to how humans develop knowledge about ourselves and the universe in which we exist.

In defending his clients, David has learned to question the basis of what experts or lay individuals call fact by probing to question their basis of knowledge and processes for ascertaining a conclusion.

Hillary and Tina speak to Zachary and David about their interest in UFOs, the existence of extraterrestrials, and more.

Sources
60 Minutes’ May 16th UAP Story

Leslie Kean's “UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government Officials Go on the Record”

National Press Club Press Conference, 2001

"The Phenomenon" Documentary by James Fox
"Out of the Blue" Documentary by James Fox

The New Yorker’s "How The Pentagon Started Taking UFOs Seriously"

The Debrief’s investigative series “Devices of Unknown Origin”
Part 1: Mystery In The Caribbean
Part 2: Interlopers over the Atlantic
Part 3: Mr. Secretary, We Don’t Know

AZ Gov. Fife Symington on witnessing the Phoenix Lights, March 13, 1997

UFOs and Defense: What Should We Prepare For? (“The COMETA Report,” French National Defense, 1999)

The Black Vault’s Archive on the phenomenon - John Greenewald Jr.

“The Day After Roswell” by Col Philip Corso

TRINITY: The Best-Kept Secret by Jacques F. Vallée and Paola Leopizzi Harris

“Hunt for the Skinwalker” by Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp

“Bob Lazar: Area 51 And Flying Saucers” by Jeremy Corbell and George Knapp

“Don’t Dismiss the Alien Hypothesis” by Christopher Mellon

April 25 2013, Rafael Hernandez Airport, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

UFOTwitter:@LueElizondo, @ChrisKMellon, @NickPope, @RichDolan, Steven Greenstreet, LCDR Alex Anne Dietrich, @blackvaultcom, George Knapp, @RossCoulthart, @JeremyCorbell, Lt. Ryan Graves, Sean Cahill, @LtTimMcMillan, Cristina Gomez, @Debriefmedia, Somewhere in the Skies, Scientific Coalition for UAP Studies, Engaging The Phenomenon, @TheProjectUnity

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Episode 82: #TeamWets https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep82notes Wed, 28 Jul 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 296d328c-09dc-427a-a080-5a61d37f6514 Tina and Hillary cover when the US Government poisoned its citizens and former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert.

Tina’s Story
The 18th Amendment prohibited the production, sale, transportation, and use of alcohol in the United States beginning in 1918. BUT, when bootleggers and rum runners abound, the government tries a new tactic to control the hooch.

Hillary’s Story
Teacher turned politician Dennis Hastert moved up the political ladder to become Speaker of the House. BUT, when he tries to hide past misconduct, he learns that the truth always comes out.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Prohibition in the United States

Vox
The US government once poisoned alcohol to get people to stop drinking--By German Lopez

USA Today
Fact check: It's true, U.S. government poisoned some alcohol during Prohibition--by Matthew Brown

Slate
The Chemist’s War--by Deborah Plum

The Prisoner’s Handbook--by Deborah Plum

Smithsonian Channel
Why This Woman Destroyed Bars...Using a Hatchet--from Crime and Prohibition S1 E1

Alcohol Problems and Solutions
Deaths During Prohibition: Government Poisoned Alcohol to Stop Drinking

Time
The History of Poisoned Alcohol Includes an Unlikely Culprit: The U.S. Government--by Lily Rothman
Prohibition: New Sponge

Medium
The U.S. Government Intentionally Poisoned Alcohol During the Prohibition--by Sabana Grande

History Daily
When The U.S. Government Poisoned The Alcohol Supply During Prohibition

VinePair
The U.S. Government Poisoned 10,000 Americans During Prohibition

The Saturday Evening Post
Would the Government Deliberately Poison 10,000 Prohibition Violators?--by Jeff Nilsson

The Daily Beast
How the U.S. Government Enforced Prohibition by Poisoning Americans--by Allison McNearney

ATI
10,000 People Died Because The Government Poisoned Alcohol During Prohibition--By Katie Serena

Curious Historian
How the US Government Poisoned Hooch During Prohibition

JSTOR Daily
The Darker Side of Prohibition--by Tara Isabella Burton

WGRZ NBC
100 years since Prohibition: 5 things you may not know about the ‘Noble Experiment’--Adrianna Rodriguez and Suzanne Nuyen

Maclean’s
What Prohibition teaches us about race relations in the U.S.--by Christine Sismondo

Best Life
25 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out to Be True--by Alex Daniel

247 Wall Street
These 9 States Still Have Dry Counties--by Evan Comen

Ohio State University
Temperance and Prohibition

Ohio History Connection
Saloon-Keepers’ Rebellion

Photos:
Removal of liquor during Prohibition--from the United States Library via Public Domain
Americans celebrating the end of Prohibition in 1933--from The New York Times via Public Domain
A Prohibition-Era prescription for liquor --from the United States Government via Public Domain

Hillary's Story
Vox
A man two heartbeats away from the presidency was a serial child molester--By Dylan Matthews

CNN
Dennis Hastert Fast Facts

New York Times
Dennis Hastert, Ex-House Speaker Who Admitted Sex Abuse, Leaves Prison--by Liam Stack

Chicago Tribune
Timeline: Key events in the rise and fall of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert

Wikipedia
Dennis Hastert

USA Today
Ex-speaker Dennis Hastert released from federal prison--by Aamer Madhani

Photos
Dennis Hastert--from United States Congress via Public Domain
Hastert as the SOTU (top right)--from US Government via Public Domain
Hastert in court--by Charles Rex (AP) via The New York Times

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Episode 81: Go do something! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep81notes Wed, 21 Jul 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 11df0405-9f5c-41e4-bd29-c725adde1dfe Hillary and Tina cover former US House Representative from Ohio Donald “Buz” Lukens and former Brownsville Independent School District trustee, Sylvia P. Atkinson.

Hillary’s Story
Buz Lukens started his career in politics as early as 1960 and served in both the Ohio House and the Ohio Senate before earning his US House seat in 1987. BUT, when Lukens is accused of inappropriate behavior with a minor, his defense is equally despicable.

Tina’s Story
Sylvia Atkinson earned a seat on the Brownsville Independent School Board after serving in several key educational roles. BUT, when her alleged gambling problem interferes with her judgment, Atkinson rolls the dice on her future.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Cincinnati Public Radio
The Long, Hard Fall of Donald 'Buz' Lukens--by Howard Wilkinson

The New York Times
Donald Lukens, Scandal-Tainted Lawmaker, Dies at 79--by Douglas Martin

NPR's Political Junkie
Buz Lukens, Conservative-Up-&-Comer-Turned-Embarrassment, Dies At 79--by Ken Rudin

Wikipedia
Donald "Buz" Lukens

Journal News
Scandal rocks GOP star, making way for Boehner--by Michael D. Pitman

Mother Jones
From the House to the Big House--by JUSTIN PRITCHARD

Photos
Buz Lukens--from 101st Congress via Public Domain
Buz Lukens leaving court in 1995--photo by Dennis Paquin/AP via Cincinnati Public Radio

Tina's Story
Valley Central CBS 4
Sentencing Details: Former Brownsville ISD school board trustee sentenced to 80 months in prison--by Gaby Moreno
Sentencing for former Brownsville ISD school board trustee delayed
Vice President of Brownsville ISD School Board arrested for conspiracy, bribery by FBI--by Ronnie Marley

United States Department of Justice
School board leader sentenced in corruption scheme
BISD VP indicted

My RGV News
Final judgment: Atkinson sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for bribery--By Gary Long

KRGV
Former Brownsville ISD trustee sentenced to 80 months in prison--by Rudy Mireles
FBI informant testifies about secret recordings in Sylvia Atkinson bribery case--by Rudy Mireles
Documents detail how Atkinson profited from tablet deal at Rio Hondo ISD--by Rudy Mireles
Atkinson takes witness stand on sixth day of bribery trial--by Rudy Mireles

Facebook via @riohondo.bobcats
What was the school board thinking about...they just hired SYLVIA ATKINSON: THE IRON FIST INSIDE THE BISD VELVET GLOVE--By Juan Montoya

Fox South Texas
PETITION FILED TO REMOVE SYLVIA ATKINSON AFTER INDICTMENT

KVIA ABC 7
Former Socorro schools superintendent indicted on federal bribery charges--by Jim Parker

Action 10 News
Brownsville ISD official arrested just before board meeting, suspected of corruption and conspiracy

Court Listener
United States v. Atkinson (1:19-cr-01097)

Wordpress
Sylvia Atkinson’s Blog

Association of Brownsville Educators
BISD Board Candidate Questionnaire

KFOX14
Bond set for Vice President of Brownsville ISD School Board following arrest--by Paola Cepeda

KTSM NBC 9
Former SISD superintendent found guilty of bribery in Brownsville

Change.org
Sylvia Atkinson resignation petition

The Brownsville Observer
IS SYLVIA ATKINSON SIMPLY "THE FIRST SHOE TO DROP" AT BISD?--by Jim and Ana Barton

Wikipedia
Travel Act

Ballotpedia
Brownsville Independent School District, Texas

Photos
Sylvia Atkinson--via MyRGV News
Transcripts of Recordings of Atkinson--screenshot via KRGV video on YouTube
Sylvia Atkinson leaving court--screenshot via KRGV video on KRGV.com

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Li'l Muck Episode 31: Lucy Sedgwick https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep31notes Fri, 16 Jul 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 66ddab8a-e71d-4dfa-8fe2-be0fdbb0e809 Hillary and Tina interview President and CEO of Ruth’s List Florida, Lucy Sedgwick.

Lucy has dedicated her career to building movements and training the next generation of Democratic leadership.

In 2020, she led Colorado’s Abortion Access for All campaign, a state-wide coalition that defeated a high-profile initiative to ban abortion later in pregnancy.

Through her work, Lucy has trained hundreds of organizers, campaign staff and candidates. She served as National Training Director for Warren for President and National Training Director for the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, where she taught Democratic candidates at all levels how to run and win campaigns. Lucy is based in St. Petersburg, FL.

Hillary and Tina speak to President and CEO of Ruth’s List Florida, Lucy Sedgwick, about her start in politics, her work with reproductive rights, her campaign work, and more.

Sources
Ruth's List Florida

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Episode 80: Camelot, my ass! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep80notes Wed, 14 Jul 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 85f7479f-c655-4737-b041-7e9e4854b93d Tina and Hillary cover former New York City Councilman James E. Davis and the mistresses of John F. Kennedy.

Tina’s Story
James Davis served in the New York City Council beginning in 2002 after a decades long career in law enforcement. BUT, when a political rival holds a grudge over alleged political fraud, things turn deadly.

Hillary’s Story
The era of President John F. Kennedy was affectionately termed Camelot alluding to the idyllic era of Kennedy’s reign. BUT, after his death, several former mistresses come forward tarnishing his reputation.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
James E. Davis

Politics NY
Op-Ed: Remembering Councilman James E. Davis--By Joe Gonzalez

The New York Times
Councilman Is Shot to Death in City Hall--by Michael Cooper

CBS News
NYC Shooter Feared Being ‘Outed’
New Details in City Hall Murder

CBS News NY
Brother Of Slain City Councilman Holds Hunger Strike To Stop Gun Violence

Biography
James E. Davis Biography

Gotham Gazette
Murder in City Hall--by Julia Vitullo-Martin
A Hunger Strike in Memory of a Slain Councilman--by Latima Stephens
From Cop to Councilmember--by James Davis

Brooklyn Paper
FIVE YEARS LATER; SLAIN COUNCILMAN WAS RISING STAR--By Mike McLaughlin
JAMES E. DAVIS REMEMBERED 5 YEARS AFTER SLAYING

Los Angeles Times
N.Y. Gunman Complained He Was Being Blackmailed--By JOSH GETLIN

The Village Voice
How a City Hall Shooting Gave New York a Potential Attorney General--by Lauren Evans
Death by Outing--by Richard Goldstein

The Baltimore Sun
Rival guns down councilman in N.Y. City Hall; shooter killed--by NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE

Chicago Tribune
NY Killer said victim attempted blackmail--by Tribune Newspapers: Los Angeles Times

New York Magazine
Killer Competition--By Robert Kolker

Our Campaigns
James E. Davis

Queens Chronicle
St. Albans Officer Honored After Gunning Down City Hall Killer--by Bryan Joiner

The Advocate
Former lover says councilman's killer was always "calm"

Photos
Councilman James E. Davis--via Stonewall Rebellion Veterans Association
Othneil Askew--by Associated Press/WCBS-TV via The New York Times
Officer Richard Bert--screenshot via New York Post

Hillary's Story
The Vintage News
The mysterious demise of John F. Kennedy’s mistress--by Katie
Vernon

Grunge
The Mysterious Murder of a Mistress--by Aimee Lamoureux

Wikipedia
Mary Pinchot Meyer

History
Historic Presidential Affairs That Never Made it To the Tabloids--by Becky Little

Bazaar
A Scandalous Love Letter From JFK to His Mistress Has Been Unearthed--by Megan Friedman

Slate
The Logistics of Presidential Adultery--BY DAVID PLOTZ

CNN
'If you don't marry, come over': JFK love letters to Swedish mistress fetch $88K--by Megan C. Hills

Medium: The History Magazine
John F Kennedy’s Sex Affair with His mistress--by Krishh

The Smithsonian
44 Years Later, a Washington, D.C. Death Unresolved--by Lance Morrow

The Economic Times
'You are wonderful and I miss you': JFK's love letters to Gunilla von Post go under the hammer

Photos
JFK in Wayfarer Sunglasses--via Ray Ban
Mary Pinochot Meyer--by Robert L. Knudsen via Public Domain
C&O Canal Tow Path--by David from Washington, DC via CC BY 2.0
Mimi Alford--from Mimi Alford via People

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Episode 79: Cut the Hair https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep79notes Wed, 07 Jul 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 2ff3462c-7c47-4762-897a-48b4afa56f28 Hillary and Tina cover former Detroit Mayor Richard Reading and the Oklahoma Kickback Scandal.

Hillary’s Story
Richard Reading worked his way up in Detroit politics, building a political machine leading to his mayoral bid and win in 1938. BUT, when newspapers and the Feds receive incriminating evidence of a gambling racket, the high rolling Reading risks his coveted position.

Tina’s Story
Throughout the 1970s and 80s, Oklahoma spent around 100 million dollars annually on roads and equipment. BUT, when the Feds investigate the potential misuse of public funds, they uncover one of the biggest kickback schemes in US History.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Detroit And The "Good War": The World War II Letters of Mayor Edward--by Dominic J Capeci, Jr. via Google Books

Wikipedia
Richard Reading

New York Times
137 HELD FOR TRIAL IN DETROIT GRAFT; Former Mayor Reading, His Police Head, and McCrea, Ex-Prosecutor, Named LINKED TO PURPLE GANG $1,500,000 Declared Paid in Plot for Protection of Horse Race Gambling in City

Detroit Free Press
Meet the 5 worst mayors in Detroit history--by Dan Austin

Photos
Richard W. Reading, Detroit Mayor--Postcard via Public Domain
Mayor Richard Reading getting fingerprinted--via @detroitgriot on Twitter

Tina's Story
Tulsa World
1980s county commissioners scandal lives on in Oklahoma's tight control on counties, and Tulsa County lobbyist urges loosening the grip--by Randy Krehbiel
Kickback Scandals--by Ken Neal
Ex-finance chief Daxon will lead business

Prowling Owl
OKSCAM County Commissioner

Oklahoma Historical Society
Scandals, Political.

UPI
A multi-million dollar kickback scandal on county road equipment--By HARRY CULVER

Wikipedia
Tom Daxon

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Rufus Earl Young | Oklahoma FBI helper, 71

The Washington Post
Oklahoma Scandal--by Douglas B. Feaver

The Oklahoman
Toll 230 as book closes on county commissioner scandal

The New York Times
Kickbacks are investigated in Oklahoma and Texas
AROUND THE NATION; More County Aides Quit In Oklahoma Scandal
OKLAHOMA ROADS ARE BUMPIER SINCE SCANDAL
67 COUNTIES LINKED TO OKLAHOMA KICKBACKS
OKLAHOMA INQUIRY: CHANCES IN DOUBT
REPUBLICANS SEIZE INITIATIVE IN OKLAHOMA SCANDALS

Photos
William S. Price Assistant US Attorney holding a map from the case files--Photo by Marty Katz screenshot via New York Times
Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma--via NACO

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Li'l Muck Episode 30: Malcolm Kenyatta https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep30notes Fri, 02 Jul 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 80423586-a1bf-4ba0-a32c-06a7e2a3a5fe Hillary and Tina interview Pennsylvania State House Rep for District 181, Malcolm Kenyatta

Representative Malcolm Kenyatta currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Philadelphia Delegation and as a member of the Governor’sTaskforce on Suicide Prevention and a host of committee leadershippositions. He received a B.A. from Temple University, a M.S. from Drexel University, and completed the Harvard Kennedy School’s Executives in State and Local Government program. As the first openly LGBTQ person of color and one of the youngest members elected to the PA GeneralAssembly, he is deeply committed to creating an equitable and inclusive society.
As a legislator, he has championed proposals to address generational poverty, raise the minimum wage, protect workers' rights, increase access to mental healthcare, common-sense measures to address gun violence, and protect our digital infrastructure.

In 2016 and in 2020, he was elected as Delegate to the Democratic Convention (PA 2nd), both times garnering the second-highest vote total of any delegate in the Commonwealth. He has also appeared on local and national media outlets to discuss systemic poverty, affordable education and childcare, and making government more accountable to citizens. He was the subject of an award-winning short documentary about his election run, ‘Going Forward’ produced by Seven Knot Productions, which premiered on ‘The Atlantic Magazine Selects’ in 2018. In 2020 he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden to give the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention along with a group of other ‘Rising Stars.’ He was one of twenty Electoral College votes cast for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, in Harrisburg on December 14, 2020. He lives in North Philadelphia with his partner Dr. Matthew Miller.

Hillary and Tina speak to Representative Malcolm Kenyatta about his start in politics, his fight for fair wages, his LGBTQ+ advocacy, voter rights, and more.

Sources
U.S. Senate Campaign Launch Video

2018 Election Day Documentary “Going Forward”(Mark Kelly’s US Senate campaign hired this digital team)

Oct 1, 2020, Rachel Maddow:

2020 New Yorker Article

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Episode 78: Gonorrhea Joe https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep78notes Wed, 30 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 4b9688b2-fe1a-4991-b64c-3c7423a75fd3 Tina and Hillary cover former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline and the Assassination of Governor William Goebel.

Tina’s Story
Phill Kline served as Kansas Attorney General after winning the 2002 election and immediately became a divisive figure. BUT, when he engages in unethical conduct, the voters decline to put Kline back in office.

Hillary’s Story
Kentucky Governor William Goebel’s stern and aloof reputation landed him in trouble more than once. BUT, when he tries to shift the 1899 election his way things end badly for Goebel.

Sources
Tina's Story
The Wichita Eagle
Kansas Supreme Court indefinitely suspends Phill Kline’s state law license--BY TONY RIZZO
Former AG Phill Kline files federal lawsuit over license suspension--By Bryan Lowry

Above the Law
Lawyers Of The Day: Additional Allegations Of Attorney (And Judicial) Misconduct--by David Lat

Heavy
Phill Kline Lost Law License in 2013, Now Joining Trump Election Lawsuit

Kansas Reflector
Former Kansas AG Kline not letting absence of law license hinder work on Trump election-fraud fight--by Tim Carpenter

Pride Source
Creep of the Week: Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline--By D'Anne Witkowski

ABC News
Could One Man Influence Abortion Law?--by Emily Friedman

The Pitch
Phill Kline, former Johnson County District Attorney and anti-abortion provocateur, suspended indefinitely from law practice in Kansas (updated)--by Steve Vockrodt

Feminist
Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline Loses Race

Fire Phill Kline
Former AG Bob Stephen Calls for Kline Investigation

Tony’s Kansas City
Kansas Progressives STILL hate Phill Kline
Phil Kline don’t live here anymore

McClatchy DC Bureau
Kansas politician who crusaded against abortion loses big--by DIANE CARROLL - KANSAS CITY STAR

Deseret News
Kline says deception OK in abortion investigations--by Associated Press

NBC News
Doctor acquitted in late-term abortion case--by Associated Press
Federal judge sides with abortion rights group--by Associated Press

Talk 2 Action
Kansas Attorney General Kline's Leaked Memo For Church Involvement In Politics--by Bruce Wilson

Daily Caller
Phill Kline maintains innocence--by Caroline May

Wikipedia
Phill Kline
State v. Limon

Tiller Petition
Before the Board of Healing Arts of the State of Kansas

ACLU
Limon v. Kansas - Case Background

Court Listener
State v. Limon, 280 Kan. 275 (Kan. 2005)

New York Times
Kansas Prosecutor Demands Files on Late-Term Abortion Patients--by Jodi Wilgoren
Kiss and Tell No More
Abortion Charges Filed Against Kansas Clinic--by Susan Saulny
Abortion Cases Against Clinic in Kansas Are Dropped by Prosecutors--by John Eligon

The Kansas City Star
Phill Kline is indefinitely suspended from practicing law--By TONY RIZZO

KCUR 89.3
U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Review Former Kansas AG Phill Kline’s Suspension--By Dan Margolies

Planned Parenthood
Timeline of Phill Kline’s Investigation of Kansas Abortion Providers

Pennsylvania Capital Star
No law license? No problem for ex-Kansas att’y gen. helping Trump wage election fraud fight in Pa., other states--by Tim Carpenter

Our Campaigns
Kline, Phill

Rolling Stone
How Nothing and Everything Has Changed in the 10 Years Since George Tiller’s Murder--by EJ Dickinson

The Advocate
Kansas attorney general defends same-sex sodomy law

LJ World
Leaked memo details strategy--by Scott Rothschild

Daily Kos
Separation of Church and State? Not in Kansas according to Phil Kline--by Jen Hayden
The Seattle Times
Candidate courts Christian voters--by Stephanie Simon

Photos
Phill Kline--via the Public Domain
Dr. David Tiller--photo by Mike Hutmacher for The Wichita Eagle (fair use)

Hillary's Story
National Governor's Association
Gov. William Goebel

National Endowment for the Humanities
The Late Governor Goebel

Kentucky Historical Society
Old State Capitol

NBC LEX 18
Kentucky's Dark Past: The assassination of William Goebel

University of Kentucky
William Goebel: The Politics of Wrath

Northern Kentucky Tribune
Our Rich History: Kentucky Governor-elect William Goebel is nation's only assasinated governor

Wikipedia
William Goebel

The History Guy (YouTube)
The Assassination of Kentucky Governor, William Goebel

Roadside America
Goebel Fell Here

Photos
Governor William Goebel--Kentucky Historical Society via Public Domain
Courthouse where Goebel was killed--via the Kentucky Historical Society
Plaque showing place where Goebel died--by Acdixon via Public Domain

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Episode 77: Sell the House! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep77notes Wed, 23 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com bd748691-de55-4b3f-a5e2-69f59acbd629 Hillary and Tina cover former Oregon governor John Kitzhaber and Coppell Texas Mayor Jayne Peters.

Hillary’s Story
Governor John Kitzhaber had an impressive career tackling environmental and health issues in his state. But, when some shady history about his girlfriend is revealed, the media digs into her role and potential influence in the governor’s office.

Tina’s Story
Jayne Peters served on the city council for Coppell Texas beginning in 1998 and won the mayoral seat in 2009 and she earned a reputation for her competence and organization. But, when financial pressures mount, and questions get asked, Peters makes a devastating decision.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
John Kitzhaber
Cylvia Hayes

Chicago Tribune
Feds subpoena records pertaining to departing Oregon gov.--by Tribune Wire Reports

The New York Times
Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon Resigns Amid Crisis--by Lee Van Der Voo and Kirk Johnson
Gov. John Kitzhaber of Oregon and His Fiancée Walked Tangled Path to Exit--by Kirk Johnson and Michael Paulson

Seattle Times
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber cleared in influence-peddling case--by Steven Dubois

Los Angeles Times
Federal subpoena seeks Oregon state records concerning Gov. John Kitzhaber--By MARIA L. LA GANGA, NIGEL DUARA

Photos
Governor John Kitzhaber in jeans during swearing in ceremony--photo by Bondarowicz/The Oregonian via Oregonlive website

Kitzhaber and Hayes--photo accessed via GoLocalPDX

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Coppell, Texas

The Dallas Morning News
Police details reveal final acts of Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters after killing daughter
Anonymous donor gives Coppell $10,000 to cover Jayne Peters' personal charges on city card
Records show Corinne Peters’ Coppell High transcripts weren’t sent to colleges
Coppell High School has no record of mayor or daughter requesting transcripts for colleges

Medium
Motherhood is too fucking much: The murder suicide of Corinne and Jayne Peters--by Candles Myers

CBS News
Mayor of Coppell, Texas, Killed Daughter a Day Before Shooting Herself, Says Report--by Naimah Jabali-Nash
Texas Mayor Jayne Peters Had Covered Up Financial Issues Before Murder-Suicide--by Carlin Miller

Psychology Today
Did Jayne Peters kill her daughter?: The Mystery of an Apparent Murder-Suicide in Texas--by Cheryl Paradis

ABC 8
Coppell suicide notes released, new details emerge on gun
Autopsy reports released for Coppell mayor, daughter

NBC DFW 5
Police: Daughter Killed Well Before Mayor Shot Herself--By JAMIE STENGLE

Beaumont Enterprise
UPDATE: Coppell mayor's note explains grief for late husband--by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

CNN
Death of Texas mayor ruled suicide, daughter's death homicide--by the CNN Wire Staff
Friend: Mayor involved in apparent murder-suicide 'never opened up'--by the CNN Wire Staff

Dallas Observer
Reactions to Horrors Involving Coppell Mayor, Dallas Chief Tell a Tale of Two Tragedies--by JIM SCHUTZE

Coppell Gazette
Deputy police chief, mayor pro tem address mayor's death--by Marthe Stinton

The Eagle
Daughter shot from behind--by Elida S. Perez

The Truth About Guns
Coppell Mayor Jayne Peters: Pride Goeth Before Murder--By James Montgomery

Kera News
Memorial Planned for Coppell Mayor & Daughter--by Justin Martin

Khou 11
Missing keychain offers clue into murder-suicide of Texas mayor, daughter

Photos
Jayne Peters--by City of Coppell/AP via San Diego Union Tribune
Corinne Peters--personal photo via CBS News
Jayne Peters and Corinne Peters--personal photo via CBS News

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Li'l Muck Episode 29: Bobby DuBose https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep29notes Fri, 18 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 88477acc-a37f-43bf-b51e-ba31455d7e76 Hillary and Tina interview Florida State Representative Bobby DuBose from District 94.

Bobby B. DuBose’s notable career of leadership within the Florida Legislature began when he accepted the position of Democratic Leader Pro Tempore until 2018, leading to the highlight of his final term – serving as the current Minority Leader for 2020–22 Legislature. This accomplishment follows his many years of service as Commissioner for District 3 with the City of Fort Lauderdale. Additionally, Representative DuBose was elected as Chair of the Broward Legislative Delegation for 2016-2017.

Representative DuBose received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Florida. After graduation, Representative DuBose returned to his hometown neighborhood where he learned the true meaning of “to whom much is given, much is required.”

Hillary and Tina speak to Florida State Representative from District 94 Bobby DuBose about his work as Florida House Minority Leader, the challenges facing Democrats in the state of Florida, his work in the latest legislative session, and more.

Sources
Representative Bobby Dubose Florida House Page
Bobby DuBose Webpage

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Classic Episode: How Many Licks https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/classic1notes Wed, 16 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 73444525-6144-4168-a3eb-16999a4e9a6d Hillary and Tina cover former Fort Lauderdale Vice Mayor Doug Danziger and former Madeira Beach Commissioner Nancy Oakley. Hillary’s Story:
In 1991, Doug Danziger resigned from his position as Vice Mayor of Fort Lauderdale after allegedly engaging with housewife turned sex worker, Kathy Willets. Prior to his resignation, Danziger often spoke out against what he saw as immoral behavior in a moral crusade to clean up Fort Lauderdale. His purported behavior sent shock waves throughout the city.

Tina’s Story:
In 2017, Nancy Oakley found herself in a sticky situation that led to her resignation as Madeira Beach Commissioner. With a few misdemeanors and infractions, Oakley had some detractors, but when Madeira Beach residents found out she allegedly assaulted then City Manager Shane Crawford in the fall of 2012, they went mad for the story.

Sources:

Hillary's Story
Danziger: News Article--from LA Times

Danziger: News Article from Sun Sentinel

Danziger: News Article from Sun Sentinel

Danziger: AP News Article from the Associated Press

Photos
Danziger: Fort Lauderdale Beach Spring Beach Photo from Paul Diaz via Pinterest

Danziger: Willets' Newspaper Ad Screenshot/Danziger Screenshot via YouTube

Tina's Story
Oakley: Report of Investigation from Respect Mad Beach from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: Filed Allegation from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: Letter from Steve Aidio--from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: Additional Official Documents--from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: News Article from The Ledger

Photos
Oakley: Video of Shane Crawford from MSN

Oakley: Petit Theft Documents from Pinellas County Public Records

Oakley: Photo from Tampa Bay Times

Oakley: 2012 King of the Beach Event from Old Salt Fishing King of Beach Event Booklet

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Special Episode: Hell is Full of Dads https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/spep1 Thu, 10 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com d1f625a6-4106-48f9-94c7-f6df81c59826 Hillary and Tina interview Hell is Full of Dads cohosts Nathan Brown and Cody Burrows.

Hell is Full of Dads is a podcast where two dads talk about the trials and tribulations of child rearing and everyday life.

Hillary and Tina talk to the dads about politics, parenting, and more!

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Episode 76: Trigger Warning https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep76notes Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 610aa210-220d-4736-a550-8e7c7482eef9 Tina and Hillary cover US Senator from Wyoming Lester Hunt and former Governor of Missouri
Eric Greitens.

Tina’s Story
Lester Hunt served in the Wyoming House of Representatives and as governor before winning a US Senate seat in 1948 and served as an outspoken critic of Senator McCarthy’s anticommunist witch hunts. BUT, when Hunt’s son is arrested, McCarthy makes threats that lead to a tragic end.

Hillary’s Story
After years of service in the military and in the nonprofit sector, Eric Greitens ran and won a the Missouri governor’s seat in 2016. BUT, when a former mistress alleges that Greitens assaulted and blackmailed her, the governor faces a Federal indictment.

Sources
Tina's Story
WyoFile
The History Lesson of Lester Hunt: What happens when government polices sex--by Geoffrey O’Gara

New York Times
Senate Pays Tribute to 4 Who Have Died
HUNT TAKES LIFE IN SENATE OFFICE; Wyoming Democrat Fires Shot Through Brain -- Kidney Ailment Is Blamed
Hunt’s Brother Also Took Life
SENATOR HUNT RETIRING; Wyoming Democrat Says III Health Dictates Decision

United States Senate
Senator Lester Hunt's Decision

Boise State
The Shocking Death of Senator Lester Hunt--by Marc C. Johnson

Casper Star Tribune
A Death Untold: The Suicide of Wyoming Sen. Lester Hunt--By BENJAMIN STORROW

WyoHistory
Baseball, Politics, Triumph and Tragedy: The Career of Lester Hunt--by Roger McDaniel

New England Historical Society
NH Senator Convicted of Blackmailing Lester Hunt

WLRN NPR
'Uniquely Nasty' Remembers The U.S. Ban On Gay Federal Workers--by All Things Considered/Robert Siegel, Host

NBC News
Historic political blackmail led to Senate suicide and delay of gay rights--by Karly Schledwitz

Mattachine Society of Washington, DC
MSDC JOINS SEN. BALDWIN, LESTER HUNT JR. CALLING FOR INVESTIGATION OF MCCARTHY ERA, ANTI-GAY COLD CASE--by Jonathan Morales

Politico
Sen. Lester Hunt resigns, June 8, 1954--by Andrew Glass

Washington Blade
Baldwin calls for probe into 1954 blackmail scheme--by Lou Chibbaro, Jr.

Lohud
Former Dutchess County woman's play looks at a senator's suicide--by Brian TumultyFormer Dutchess County woman's play looks at a senator's suicide--by Brian Tumulty

National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
LGBT History: The Lavender Scare--by James Gleason

Photos
Lester Hunt--from United States Congress via Public Domain
Styles Bridges--from United States Senate via Public Domain
McCarthyism Cartoon--by Herbert Block via Fair Use/Library of Congress
Lavender Scare headlines--via CBS News

Hillary's Story
NPR: The Two-Way
1 Charge Against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens Dropped As He Resigns From Office--by Camila Domonoske

Navy Times
Navy reluctant to reinstate former Missouri governor Greitens until VP Pence intervened--by The Associated Press

Wikipedia
Eric Greitens

The Associated Press
EXPLAINER: What’s the background of Senate hopeful Greitens?--By The Associated Press

NBC News
Eric Greitens, former Missouri governor who resigned amid multiple scandals, to run for Senate--by Ben Kamisar

The New York Times
Missouri’s Governor, a Rising G.O.P. Star, Resigns Amid Scandal--by Mitch Smith and Julie Bosman
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, His Affair, and the Chaos that Followed.--by Julie Bosman and Monica Davey

Photos
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens--Julie Smith / The Jefferson City News-Tribune/AP file via NBC News
Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens and his wife, Sheena--by AP via Kansas City Star

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Li'l Muck Episode 28: Sarah Leonardi https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep28notes Fri, 04 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ba3545c3-618e-4202-8fa1-20494300e7c2 Hillary and Tina interview Broward County Public School Board Member for District 3, Sarah Leonardi.

Sarah Leonardi is a teacher and the school board member for Broward County Public School’s District 3. She has nearly a decade of teaching experience, primarily teaching English in Broward’s public high schools. During her tenure in Broward Schools, she served as the sponsor to various clubs, worked as a mentor to other teachers, and was voted the Teacher of the Year at Coconut Creek High School in 2016.

Ms. Leonardi grew up in the Middle East, spending six years in Cairo, Egypt, and nine years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As the daughter of a teacher, she was raised to truly believe in the power of education in changing lives. She moved back to the United States to attend the University of Miami where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education in 2011.

Ms. Leonardi lives in Pompano Beach with her husband, Ross. She serves on the vestry of her church, St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, and enjoys volunteering with the bingo ministry there. She also serves on community boards such as Ruth’s List Broward, an organization that works to get women elected to local and statewide office.

Hillary and Tina speak to Broward County Public School Board Member for District 3, Sarah Leonardi about the challenges facing public education, her experience in education, and more.

Sources
Sarah Leonardi BCPS Page

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Episode 75: Perverted Wavelength https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep75notes Wed, 02 Jun 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 71670e9b-f6e7-41d2-84cb-8d541f251087 Hillary and Tina cover former Lakeland County Sheriff Willis McCall and CIA hijinks of the Cold War and Cuba.

Hillary’s Story
Sheriff Willis McCall served as Lakeland County Sheriff for seven consecutive terms. BUT, when four men are falsley accused of raping a white woman, the Sheriff does nothing to find the real culprit and instead partakes in acts of violence against the men.

Tina’s Story
The CIA, or the Central Intelligence Agency, is known for protecting the country by gathering and analyzing intelligence. BUT, when some of their tactics border on wacky and weird, the agency faced ridicule.

Sources
Hillary's Story
PBS South Florida
The Groveland Four
The Legacy of Harry T. Moore

NBC
Groveland Four, the black men pardoned after 1949 rape accusation, honored with memorial--by Erik Oritz

Wikipedia
Willis V. McCall
Groveland Four

Black Past
The Groveland Four (1949)--by Samuel Momodu

The New York Times
Florida Pardons the Groveland Four, 70 Years After Jim Crow-Era Rape Case--by Jacey Fortin

Orlando Sentinel
Groveland Four: Who were they?--by Stephen Hudak

Los Angeles Times
Nearly 70 years later, Florida redresses one of its ugliest episodes of racial injustice--by John Cherwa

The Ledger
Monument erected to remember injustice of the Groveland Four--by the Associated Press

The Sun Sentinel
The Groveland Four: A “shameful chapter” continues

Florida Politics
Family of Norma Padgett stands by her accusation against Groveland Four

Photos
The Groveland Four--from Gary Corsair via The New York Times
Sheriff Willis McCall--by Wallace Kirkland / The LIFE Picture Collection via Dallas News

Tina's Story
CIA Website
About Page

Mental Floss
11 Amazing Facts About CIA Operations in the Soviet Union--BY DAVID W BROWN
10 Ways the CIA Tried to Kill Castro--BY STACY CONRADT

Wikipedia
List of CIA controversies
Acoustic Kitty

Elite Daily
The Craziest CIA Operations That The Government Doesn't Want You To Know About--BY JULIAN SONNY

ScoopWhoop
10 Of The Most Bizarre Experiments And Operations Conducted By The CIA--by Rohit Bhattacharya

NBC News
Fidel Castro: The CIA's 7 Most Bizarre Assassination Attempts--by Alexander Smith

Vox
7 bizarre ways the US tried to kill or topple Fidel Castro--by Dylan Matthews

BBC
Fidel Castro: Dodging exploding seashells, poison pens and ex-lover

Medium
Project Acoustic Kitty: the CIA’s Real-Life Spy Cats--by Amy Shira Teitel

History
When the CIA Learned Cats Make Bad Spies--by BECKY LITTLE

Buzzfeed
This TikTok User Said Americans Devised A Plan To Drop Extra-Large Condoms On The Soviets During The Cold War And It Is Actually True--by Krista Torres

The Guardian
Close but no cigar: how America failed to kill Fidel Castro--by Duncan Campbell

Skillset Mag
The 5 Craziest Fidel Castro Assassination Plots From the CIA--by Sullivan Cauley

ABC Triple Hack
How Castro survived 638 very cunning assassination attempts

Alpha History
A SUMMARY OF AMERICAN PLOTS AGAINST FIDEL CASTRO (1976)

Newsweek
The Plan to Nuke the Moon and Other Cold War Plots Revealed in Secret Documents--BY KURT EICHENWALD

Photos
Acoustic Kitty--via Setting the Air in Motion
Moon--by Gregory H. Rivera via Wikimedia Commons
Fidel Castro--from Mondadori Publishers via The Public Domain

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Episode 74: Perfectly Perfect https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep74notes Wed, 26 May 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 25c50b03-8767-422a-be83-9bb8095df508 Tina and Hillary cover former Fall River Massachusetts mayor Jasiel Correia and former Mayor of DC, Marion Barry.

Tina’s Story
Jasiel Correia became the youngest mayor of Fall River after winning the 2015 election and his early terms were clouded by a 2018 wire fraud charge. But, when he’s arrested again in 2019, his career goes up in smoke.

Hillary’s Story
Marion Barry had a storied legacy of civil rights activism before winning his first term as Washington, DC mayor in 1979. But, when he’s busted for cocaine use in 1990, he risks his career and reputation.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Jasiel Correia
Fall River, Massachusetts

WPRO News
Fall River elects its youngest-ever mayor--by Steve Klamkin

Boston Herald
Fall River council votes no confidence in mayor--by Marie Szaniszlo
Embattled Fall River mayor re-elected--by Associated Press

The Herald News
Group loses bid to deny Correia recall victory, but promises another fight--by Amanda Burke
What we know about sentencing for ex-Fall River mayor Jasiel Correia's co-conspirators--by Jo C. Goode
Mentors, 'fake news,' and money: More head-scratching moments from Jasiel Correia's trial--by Dan Medeiros, Lynne Sullivan, and Linda Murphy
Herald News backs reporter as Mayor Jasiel Correia admits to creating website pushing ‘fake news’ meme--by Will Richmond
City Councilor Correia files civil suit against Mayor Flanagan--by Jo C. Goode
Flanagan won’t face criminal charges in gun-flashing incident with Correia--by Jo C. Goode
Flanagan files countersuit against Correia alleging defamation of character--by Jo C. Goode

WCVB 5
Former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia convicted on multiple counts

US Department of Justice
Former Fall River Mayor Convicted of Extorting Marijuana Vendors and Defrauding Investors
Fall River Mayor Charged with Extorting Marijuana Vendors for Cash

WPRI 12
A guide to the 24 criminal counts against Jasiel Correia--by Steph Macado

Boston City Life
The Short, Wild Ride of Correia the Kid--by Chris Sweeney

The Public’s Radiiio
Witnesses describe unraveling of Jasiel Correia’s business career--by Ben Berke

The Gloucester Times
Onetime wunderkind Massachusetts mayor guilty of corruption--By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER

Boston Globe
‘Our city was for sale’: Fall River officials react after former mayor Jasiel Correia found guilty of extortion, fraud--By Nick Stoico

AP
Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case--by Alanna Durkin Richer

Boston Magazine
Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia Has Been Arrested… Again--by Spencer Buell

10 WJAR
Jasiel Correia's ex-girlfriend details his lavish spending on Day 4 in corruption trial--by Kelly O’Neil
Prosecutors say Jasiel Correia blew $228K disguised as business expenditures--by Kelly O’Neil

Fun 107
Fall River Councillor Says Mayor Flanagan Brandished Gun At Late Night Meeting--by Michael Rock

The New York Times
Fall River Ex-Mayor, Who Impressed Voters With His Zeal, Is Convicted of Corruption--by Jesus Jimenez

Boston
Mass City Councilor Says Mayor Threatened Him with Gun--by Legacy User

Photos
Mayor Jasiel Corriea--via Correia’s Facebook Page
Mayor Jasiel Corriea speaks to press after conviction--screenshot from WCVB 5
Mayor Jasiel Recall Election Flyer--via Correia’s Facebook Page

Hillary's Story
The Washington Post
Barry Arrested on Cocaine Charges in Undercover FBI, Police Operation--by Sharon LaFraniere

History
Washington, D.C. mayor Marion Barry arrested on drug charges

USA Today
Son of late embattled D.C. mayor Marion Barry dies at 36--by Greg Toppo

Britannica
Marion Barry: American activist and politician

The New York Times
Marion Barry, Washington’s ‘Mayor for Life,’ Even After Prison, Dies at 78--by David Stout

Wikipedia
Marion Barry

WAMU 88.5
Marion Barry, Beloved And Polarizing Legend Of D.C. Politics, Dies At 78--by Jacob Fenston

The Takeaway
Remembering D.C. Mayor Marion Barry

US News
D.C.'s Mayor Was Arrested for Smoking Crack 23 Years Ago--by Steven Nelson

Photos
Marion Barry--photo by Vincent Grey (CC BY 2.0)
Barry in FBI Sting Video--photo screenshot via Vice

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Li'l Muck Episode 27: Cindy Polo https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep27notes Fri, 21 May 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 6582f7fa-372e-4f83-8b4c-a44307bf6b38 Hillary and Tina interview former Florida State House Rep for District 103, Cindy Polo.

Cindy Polo is a mother, advocate, and a former Florida State Representative. She was born in Providence, Rhode Island to her Colombian parents. Moving to Northwest Miami-Dade at the age of two, Cindy has always been a fierce advocate for equal and adequate representation in all forms of government. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Mass communications and her MBA from Florida International University. Her career experience includes working for the Miami Heat and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority. Her most important role was becoming a stay at home mother. Inspired by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting, Polo knew she had to take action, which is why she ran for the Florida House of Representatives in 2018 for District 103. Cindy flipped a long-held seat from Red to Blue by 7 points. In her two years in the Florida House, Cindy Polo was a champion for everyday Floridians.

Hillary and Tina speak to Cindy Polo about her time in the Florida legislature, the fight for Florida’s future, and more.

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Episode 73: Benniferlary https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep73notes Wed, 19 May 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 40473f53-3a07-46d0-b524-cc819b9ee826 Hillary and Tina cover the 1985 bombing of MOVE and former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca.

Hillary’s Story
MOVE served as a radical advocacy group known for its push for justice of all living creatures. But, when MOVE members clashed with city officials, it resulted in one of the most terrifying acts of brute force to occur on United States soil.

Tina’s Story
Lee Baca served as Sheriff beginning with his election to office in 1998 and he gained criticism for accepting gifts and hiring friends. But, when he obstructed an FBI investigation, Baca couldn’t back his way out of a looming jail sentence.

Sources
Hillary's Story
History
A raid is set for MOVE headquarters

Vox
The day Philadelphia bombed its own people--by Lindsey Norward

On A Move
The Philadelphia Police are Guilty of Mass Homicide.

Wikipedia
1985 MOVE bombing
MOVE

NPR Code Switch
I'm From Philly. 30 Years Later, I'm Still Trying To Make Sense Of The MOVE Bombing--by Gene Demby
Why Have So Many People Never Heard Of The MOVE Bombing?--by Gene Demby

The Guardian
'This is huge': black liberationist speaks out after her 40 years in prison
The day police bombed a city street: can scars of 1985 Move atrocity be healed?--by Ed Pilkington
Philadelphia city council apologises for deadly 1985 Move bombing--by Ed Pilkington

The Philadelphia Inquirer
How the bomb decision was made--by Ron Wolf, William K. Marimow, Steve Lopez, and John Woestendiek

NPR
Remains Of Black Children Killed In MOVE Bombing Cannot Be Located--by Maya Kassutto

Billy Penn
MOVE 101: Why, 35 years ago, Philadelphia dropped a bomb on itself--by Anna Orso

Teen Vogue
The History of the Black Radical Group MOVE and Its Infamous Bombing by Police--by Kim Kelly

Photos
Osage Avenue after Bombing--from Bettmann Archive/Getty Images via Vox
MOVE Founder John Africa--by Bill Ingraham/AP via Vox
Members of MOVE in the 1980’s--from MOVE via Billy Penn

Tina's Story
Antelope Valley Times
Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca appeals for release due to coronavirus fears--by City News Service

The New York Times
Former LA County Sheriff is Ordered to Prison for Obstruction of Justice--by Aimee Ortiz
Ex-Los Angeles Sheriff, Lee Baca, Pleads Guilty to Lying in Corruption Inquiry--by Ian Lovett
Amid Accusations of Department Misconduct, Los Angeles Sheriff Will Step Down--by Jennifer Medina
Panel to Set Terms to End Abusive Reign at Los Angeles County Jail System--by Timothy Williams
Bribery Case Implicates California Official--by Jill Cowan
In California, Deputies Held Competition on Arrests--by Solomon Moore
A New Day for L.A.’s Brutal Jails

California Newswire
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Joins Faculty at the University of Los Angeles College of Divinity--By Valerie Gotten

89.3 KPCC
LA County Sheriff Lee Baca is an intellectual under fire--by Frank Stoltze from the Madeleine Brand Show
Former employees testify against ex-Sheriff Baca in corruption trial--by Annie Gilbertson

KTLA5
Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca loses bid to get out of prison during COVID-19 pandemic--by Los Angeles Times

Carnegie Mellon Computer Science
Why Is Sheriff Lee Baca Trying to Force Narconon & Scientology on the Residents of Leona Valley?

San Marino Tribune
Baca Reports for 3-Year Prison Sentence--by Mich Lehman

Pasadena Weekly
Nearly a decade of scandal comes to an end with the imprisonment of former Sheriff Lee Baca

SB Sun
Ex-LA County deputy says former Sheriff Lee Baca knew of FBI probe into jail abuse--Susan Abram
Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca given a week to decide if he’ll pay $100K fine in civil suit--by Susan Abram

Los Angeles Daily News
Ex-LA Sheriff Lee Baca to face trial after withdrawing guilty plea--by Susan Abram
Ex-Sheriff’s deputy recalls culture of abuse in jails under Lee Baca--by Susan Abram

US Department of Justice
Former L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Sentence to 3 Years in Federal Prison for Leading Scheme to Obstruct Investigation into Jails

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Potential jurors in trial of ex-Sheriff Lee Baca tell of stories about corruption and beatings in the L.A. jails--by Victoria Kim and Joel Rubin (Los Angeles Times)
Judgment day for convicted ex-Sheriff Lee Baca, and the end of a long-running scandal--by Joel Rubin (Los Angeles Times

Yahoo! Sports
Corruption trial for ex-Sheriff Lee Baca starts with fiery opening statements

California Policy Center
Convicted or Not, L.A. Sheriff Baca Will Collect a Big Pension--By Marc Joffe

ACLU Southern California
Inmate Abuse Timeline

NBC Connecticut
Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca Indicted on Federal Charges

Capital Gazette
Justice finally catches up with Sheriff Lee Baca – who helped deny it to others--by the Times Editorial Board

Met News
Lee Baca

Los Angeles Magazine
The Downfall of Sheriff Baca--by Celeste Fremon

The Guardian
Room 7201: celebrity confinement California style--by Charlie LeDuff

The Chronicle
Sheriff in Paris Hilton case has been under fire before--by MICHAEL BLOOD

Reuters
Wailing Paris Hilton ordered back to jail--by Steve gorman

Witness LA
Former Sheriff Lee Baca’s Long & Winding Legal Road Comes To An End As He Is Ordered To Begin His Prison Term On Feb. 5--by Celeste Fremon

San Antonio Employment Law Blog
Deputy Who Arrested Mel Gibson Settles Discrimination Case--By Thomas J. Crane

ABC7
Mel Gibson may be witness in discrimination trial

Newsweek
L.A. County Sheriff: Too Close to Hollywood?--by Jamie Reno

Photos
Lee Baca--by Neon Tommy via CC BY-SA 2.0
Lee Baca speaks to press after guilty conviction--screenshot from CBS Los Angeles via YouTube

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Episode 72: Ride or Die https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep72notes Wed, 12 May 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ce8b17d8-0f1a-44ff-9e3d-0c36a44a17ab Tina and Hillary cover former Clark County Commissioner Dario Herrera and Operation G-Sting and Former Governor of Florida Charlie Crist.

Tina’s Story
Dario Herrera served on the Clark County Commission beginning in 1998. But, when he is accused of taking bribes from a Las Vegas strip club owner, Herrera is stripped of his position.

Hillary’s Story
Charlie Crist began his political career as Florida state senator before winning the governorship in 2006, and he became known for his fickle stances on serious issues. But, his reputation really takes off when he blows from one political party to the next becoming one of the few politicians to lose a statewide election as a republican, independent, and a democrat.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Dario Herrera
Operation G-Sting
Erin Kenny

US Department of Justice
FORMER CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FEDERAL CORRUPTION CONVICTIONS

Tahoe Daily Tribune
Herrera denies payments from a Las Vegas strip club owner--by Ken Ritter
Lawyers deride word of witnesses in bribery trial--by Ken Ritter

Mohave Daily News
Two former Clark County commissioners sentenced--by Ken Ritter

Las Vegas Sun
Trial will show two sides of fallen star
Former commissioners found guilty in corruption trial

Los Angeles Times
The Talk of Las Vegas Is Operation G-String--By JOHN JOHNSON

The United States Attorney's Office Nevada
Former Clark County Commissioners Sentenced To Prison For Federal Corruption Convictions

Las Vegas Review Journal
Ex-commissioner Herrera arrested in California, raising violation questions--By Lawrence Mower

8 News Now
I-Team: Operation G-Sting – Where are the players now?--by Vanessa Murphy and Bill Roe

Salt Lake Tribune
Strip club owner says he greased palms in Las Vegas

Fox News
Ex-Officials Found Guilty in Las Vegas Strip Club Corruption

Law Crossing
Las Vegas Lawyer who Fled the Country Sentenced to Prison

Blogspot: G-Sting The Bigger Scandal
Dario Herrera

The New York Times
THE 2002 CAMPAIGN: THE ADVERTISING; Ethics Ads Batter a Las Vegas Candidate--by Lizette Alvarez

Our Campaigns
NV State Assembly 16

Photos
Commissioner Dario Herrera--via Las Vegas Review Journal
Dario Herrera and his former wife arriving to court--via The Salt Lake Tribune
Dario Herrera in 2017--via 8 News Now

Hillary's Story
Miami New Times
The Authority on "Charlie Crist Might Be Gay" Rumors Reminds Us Crist Might Not Be Gay--by KYLE MUNZENRIEDER

Broward/Palm Beach New Times
'Outrage' Features Charlie Crist. Also Local 'Alternative' Guy--by BOB NORMAN
Crist Denies Trysts--by BOB NORMAN

The Atlantic
Charlie Crist's Fan: A Love Story--by Molly Ball

Time
The Hug That Killed My Republican Career--by Charile Crist

The Florida Times Union
Florida U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist seeks divorce after less than 9 years--The Associated Press

Wikipedia
Charlie Crist
Outrage (2009)

The New York Times
Charlie Crist, a Florida Democrat, will run against DeSantis for governor.--by Patricia Mazzel

Charlie Crist
US Congressman Political Campaign Page

Orlando Sentinel
Charlie Crist was a fine Republican Governor. He shouldn't run again as a Democrat--by Scott Maxwell

Photos
Charlie Crist football--from Wake Forest University
Governor Charlie Crist--from Office of Congressman Charlie Crist via Public Domain
Crist announcing Governor 2022 Campaign--by AP/Chris O'Meara via Bay News 9

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Li'l Muck Episode 26: Gloria Pedro https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep26notes Fri, 07 May 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 3cc0e40e-beb6-4704-b5ba-4b3834ec4e5c Hillary and Tina interview Manager of Public Policy and Organizing for Planned Parenthood, Gloria Pedro

Gloria Pedro (she/her) is the Manager of Public Policy and Organizing for Planned Parenthood Great Plains Vote in Arkansas and Oklahoma. At PPGPV, Gloria is one of many dedicated policy experts and community organizers fighting for reproductive rights in four of the country’s most restrictive states. When Gloria’s not acting as a state legislature watch-dog, she’s using her voice as a truth-telling, Black radical, feminist to fight for liberation for all; or sipping whiskey while watching Grey’s Anatomy.

Hillary and Tina speak to Gloria Pedro about her career, Roe v. Wade, Title X, the future of Planned Parenthood, and more.

Sources
Volunteer for Planned Parenthood Great Plains Vote

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Episode 71: BDE at the Roller Rink https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep71notes Wed, 05 May 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com c737994b-80e6-499c-a109-efb93c919387 Hillary and Tina cover the Newport sex scandal and former United States Representative from Chicago Daniel Rostenkowski.

Hillary’s Story
In 1919, the Newport YMCA provided a home away from home for thousands of enlisted men. But, when rumors surfaced about what was then considered “immoral” sexual activity along with drug and alcohol use happening at the YMCA, the military launched an anti-gay witchhunt resulting in the persecution of gay sailors.

Tina’s Story
Daniel David Rostenkowski served in the US House of Representatives beginning in 1959 where he served as chair of the house democratic caucus and later the ways and means committee and as Chief Deputy Whip. But, when he’s indicted in the Congressional Post Office Scandal, he couldn’t whip up enough political support to save his career.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Newport sex scandal

GoLocalProv
FDR’s Dark Anti-Gay Legacy in Newport--by Arielle Confino

Daily Beast
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Forgotten Anti-Gay Sex Crusade--by Ben Brenkert

The New York Times (Books)
The Other Side of Silence--by John Loughery

History Collection
FDR's Investigation of Homosexuals at the Army and Navy YMCA in Rhode Island--by Donna Patricia Ward

Photos
Army and Navy YMCA in Newport--via Public Domain
Franklin Delano Roosevelt as Asst. Sect. of the Navy--via Public Domain

Tina's Story
Sources
Wikipedia
Congressional Post Office Scandal
Dan Rostenkowski

Chicago Tribune
Rosty had good reason to know politics is a blood sport--by John Kass

The Washington Post
ROSTENKOWSKI INDICTED ON CHARGES HE DEFRAUDED THE U.S. OF $500,000--By Pierre Thomas

The Seattle Times
Rostenkowski lamented how legacy would be tainted

The Hour
Dan Rostenkowski dies, road from Congress led to jail--from AP

The Baltimore Sun
The ways and means of Rep. Dan Rostenkowski--by Roger Simon

CNN
Pensions for convicted lawmakers draw watchdogs

FBI Vault
Daniel David “Dan” Rostenkowski Documents

San Bernardino Sun
Dan Rostenkowski, congressman sent to prison, dies

Our Campaigns
Rostenkowski, Dan “Rosty”

NBC Chicago 5
Former Congressman Dan Rostenkowski Dies--by Dan Moseley, Carol Marin, and Sachi Yoshitisugu

New York Times
Rostenkowski Pleads Guilty to Mail Fraud--by David E. Rosenbaum
Rostenkowski Fined $555
Rostenkowski Enters Prison (and Hospital)
The Rostenkowski Indictment
Rostenkowski Inquiry Is Said to Widen--by Isabel Wilkerson
Clinton Travels for Rostenkowski, and Major--by Douglas Jehl
Rostenkowski Donors Had Stakes in Bills--by Jeff Gerth
Rostenkowski, At Courthouse, Vows to Prevail--David Johnston
Redemption to Rostenkowski Can Include Fun and Profit--by Pam Belluck
Clinton Issues a Pardon To Ex-Rep. Rostenkowski--by Neil A. Lewis

Photos
Official Portrait of Chairman Dan Rostenkowski
Dan Rostenkowski Post Arraignment Comments--screenshot from via CSPAN

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Episode 70: Lose a Job, Gain a Husband https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep70notes Wed, 28 Apr 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 00136887-daaa-4f6d-9303-6bc9b8f6243f Tina and Hillary cover former Pennsylvania State Senator Henry “Buddy” Cianfrani and former US House Representative Gary Condit.

Tina’s Story
Henry J. Buddy Cianfrani began his political career after winning a seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1963 and became a State Senator in 1966. But, when Buddy pads the payroll with his buddies, he places his career in jeopardy.

Hillary’s Story
US House Representative Gary Condit, served on the House Intelligence Committee and ran unopposed for years. But, when his intern and lover Chandra Levy goes missing, his political career is jeopardized.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Henry Cianfrani

Washington Post
Once-Powerful Pa. Politician Is Expected to Plead Guilty--by Ray Holton

The Philadelphia Citizen
Henry J. “Buddy” Cianfrani

Case Text
United States v. Camiel

Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Department of Justice
Annual Report, 1977 (page 5)
Annual Report, 1978 (page 6)

Joint State Government Commission
Uniform Criminal Statistics

LA Times
‘Buddy’ Cianfrani, 79; Pennsylvania Senator Served Prison Term

Justia US Law
Com. of Pa. v. Cianfrani, 600 F. Supp. 1364 (E.D. Pa. 1985)

New York Times
Henry J. CIanfrani 79, Fixture in South Philadelphia Politics--by Associated Press
Ex-Pennsylvania Senator to Plead Guilty in Fraud
Brennan Rejects Bid to Withhold Legislative Data from Grand Jury
Nervous Exhaustion Hospitalizes Indicted Pennsylvania Senator
Convicted Pennsylvanian Official Wins $10,925-a-Year State Pension
Reporter Linked to a Senator’s Gifts
Pennsylvania Senators Bar Ouster of Indicted Head of Committee
An Ex-Pennsylvania Official Gets a Parole after Nearly 27 Months
Around the Nation, September 24, 1977
Around the Nation, December 28, 1977

Photos
PA State Senator Henry J Cianfrani--via Pennsylvania State Senate
Cianfrani Chats with Constituents, May 1991--Screenshot of Philadelphia Inquirer article

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Gary Condit
Chandra Levy

The Washington Post
The recording that undid the Chandra Levy murder case--by Scott Higham, Keith L. Alexander, and Ben St. Clair

New York Times
Charges Dropped Against Man Accused of Killing Chandra Levy--by Richard Perez-Pena
Guilty Verdict in Chandra Levy Murder Case--by Sabrina Tavernise
Chandra Levy's Killer Sentenced to 60 Years--by Sabrina Tavernise

USA Today
Deportation closes another chapter in sensational Chandra Levy mystery--by John Bacon

Politico
Lawyer: Condit not a subject or target in Levy murder probe--by Josh Gerstein
Feds drop charges against man convicted of killing Chandra Levy--by Josh Gerstein
Key Levy witness may be discredited--by Associated Press

Heavy
Chandra Levy: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know--by S.M. Walsh

Chicago Tribune
Condit from Success to Scandal

Bustle
Gary Condit Wrote A Book About His Side Of The Chandra Levy Case--by Dana Getz

Photos
Gary Condit--by Mike Theiler/Getty via Bustle
Chandra Levy Senior Portrait--distributed by Metropolitan Police Dept. of DC
Rock Creek Park--by Andrew Watanik via Live and Let Hike

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Li'l Muck Episode 25: Brianna Titone https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep25notes Fri, 23 Apr 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 12c8723e-6a8f-4343-ae90-6d94912b5684 Hillary and Tina interview Colorado House Rep for District 27, Brianna Titone.

Representative Brianna Titone was elected in 2018 to represent House District 27 in Colorado. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Joint Technology Committee, and serves on the Health & Insurance and Energy & Environment Committees. Additionally, she serves as chair of the House Democrats LGBTQ Caucus. She has successfully legislated an agenda committed to eliminating gaps in consumer protections, affordable housing, healthcare, and LGBTQ rights in Colorado.

Hillary and Tina speak to Representative Titone about her career, LGBTQ rights, bills in the current Colorado legislative session, and more.

Sources
Brianna Titone Website

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Episode 69: Fungus Among Us https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep69notes Wed, 21 Apr 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 737cf84b-cae4-4f49-a80c-1574f7390806 Hillary and Tina cover current Las Vegas Councilwoman Michele Fiore and former Texas House Representative Mike Martin.

Hillary’s Story
Michele Fiore, a staunch supporter of Second Amendment Rights, earned a seat in the Nevada Legislature in 2012 and later in the Las Vegas City Council in 2017. But, it was her shooting off at the mouth, more than her policy, that gained national attention.

Tina’s Story
Mike Martin won a seat in the Texas House in the 1980 election. But, after an assailant shot Martin outside his home, he weaved a ridiculous tale that put his reputation under fire.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Michele Fiore

Las Vegas Review Journal
Michele Fiore now says she loaned $40K to her PAC. But why?--by Shea Johnson

KTNV ABC13
Michele Fiore named Mayor Pro Tem for Las Vegas--by Joye Lupiani

Just Facts Vote Smart
Michele Fiore's Biography

The Washington Times
Vegas assemblywoman blames employee for tax liens--by Michelle Rindels

Legislator Information State of Nevada
Assemblywoman Michele Fiore

News 3 Las Vegas
Michele Fiore subject of complaint
Effort to recall Michele Fiore fails to gather needed signatures by deadline

Ballotpedia
Michele Fiore

Photos
Las Vegas City Councilwoman Michele Fiore--by Eric Jamison CC BY-SA 4.0
Michele Fiore's Christmas Card--via The Guardian

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Mike Martin (politician)

Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Michael W. Martin

The Bonham Daily Favorite
Martin pleads guilty, resigns house seat

The Victoria Advocate
Ex-Legislator Martin Brings Children to U.S.

Austin American-Statesman
Council hopeful Wayne is ex-Rep. Mike--by Marty Toohey

Web Archive
Michael Martin Website

Texas Monthly
1981: The Ten Best and The Ten Worst Legislators--by Paul Burka, Kaye Northcott, and Victoria Lee

The Austin Chronicle
Deep in the Heart of Texas Political Scandals

UPI
Legislator planned his own shooting for publicity, police say State representative Mike Martin said today he was innocent--by Tim Sheehy

Texas Observer
Political Intelligence: Target on His Back

People Pill
Mike Martin (Politician)

New Yorker
America’s Future is Texas--by Lawrence Wright

Washington Post
A Texas Tall Tale: ‘Who Shot Mike Martin?’--by Dan Balz

New York Times
Texas Legislator Suspected In Own Shooting

Photos
Representative Mike Martin--via Legislative Reference Library of Texas
Representative Mike Martin on Phone--screenshot from Texas Monthly
Longview, Texas--created by Nzeemin via CC-BY-SA 3.0

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Episode 68: Bros Before Country https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep68notes Wed, 14 Apr 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 6b2d6c6f-3222-4dc8-bee3-af82240a60bd Tina and Hillary cover former East Chicago Councilman Robert Battle and former FBI Agent Mark Felt.

Tina’s Story
Robert Battle began his career as City Councilman for East Chicago in 2011. But, when he is accused of murder along with possession and distribution of drugs a few years later, the embattled Battle tries desperately to hold on to his position.

Hillary’s Story
Associate FBI Director Mark Felt had a successful career with the FBI and had a hand in bringing down the White House during Watergate. But, it would be his own unlawful actions that brought down his own career.

Sources
Tina's Story
Springfield News-Sun
City councilman accused of murder sworn into office in jail

Chicago Tribune
Family remembers father before sentencing of ex-East Chicago councilman in his murder--Becky Jacobs
East Chicago politicians mum on councilman's murder charge--by Teresa Auch Schultz
Fox 59
Former Indiana councilman sentenced to 20 years for fatal shooting--by Associated Press
EC Councilman's murder case moves to federal court--by Teresa Auch Schultz

Michigan Live
Former Chicago-area politician with ties to Flint drug ring pleads to killing--by Dominic Adams
Politician with alleged ties to Flint cocaine scheme faces murder, drug charges--by Gary Ridley

WBEZ
East Chicago Not Sure How to Oust Councilman Accused of Murder--by Michael Puente

ABC7
East Chicago councilman sworn in from behind bars

Daily Herald
East Chicago councilman pleads not guilty to murder charge--by Associated Press
Indiana councilman sworn into office while in jail

Orlando Sentinel
Politician in jail eligible to cast ballot--by Carrie Napoleon

Justice.gov
Former East Chicago Councilman Sentenced To 20 Years in Prison
Northern District Of Indiana Grand Jury Returns Superseding Indictment

East Chicago Common Council
Special Meeting Minutes, May 16 2016

RT
Marijuana, money, murder: Indiana councilman sworn in to elected office while in jail

The Herald
Chicago council seeks guidance on jailed member--By The Associated Press

Photos
Councilman Robert Battle--via Talking Points Memo
Robert Battle’s empty City Council seat--by Michael Puente via WBEZ
Robert Battle’s Arrest Photo--from Lake County Sheriff’s Department via Chicago Tribune

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Mark Felt
Deep Throat (Watergate)

History
How ‘Deep Throat’ Took Down Nixon From Inside the FBI

Smithsonian
Who Was Deep Throat--by William Gaines

Politico Magazine
The Myth of Deep Throat--by Max Holland

Biography via YouTube
Mark Felt: The Man Who Was Deep Throat

FBI.gov
Watergate

The New York Times
W. Mark Felt, Watergate Deep Throat, Dies at 95--by Tim Weiner
The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

Photos
Mark Felt a.k.a. "Deep Throat"--by The United States Congress via Public Domain
Watergate Office Building--by Indutiomarus via Public Domain
Garage Meeting Place--by Amantio di Nicolao via CC BY-SA 4.0

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Li'l Muck Episode 24: Florida House Rep. Michele Rayner-Goolsby https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep24notes Fri, 09 Apr 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 77469468-166b-47af-a54b-4f3518c8ed73 Hillary and Tina interview Florida House Rep for District 70, Michele Rayner .

Representative Rayner is a Florida native and was born and raised in Pinellas County. Rayner comes from a long line of service. Her mother was one of the first Black social-workers in St. Petersburg, Florida. And, her uncles served the City of St. Petersburg, District 70 and the State of Florida as the first Black Secretary for the Department of Corrections for the State of Florida and the former State Representative for District 55 (now 70), respectively. Rayner is the founder and Principal Attorney at Civil Liberty Law. Representative Rayner has quickly become an emerging voice on the issues of criminal justice reform, education, health and economic disparities, and race and gender issues both locally and nationally. She currently serves as the local counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, served as Assistant Assistant Public Defender for Hillsborough and Pinellas/Pasco Counties and as a Legislative Aide to Former State Senator Arthenia Joyner. And, made history as the first openly queer black women in Florida’s legislature.

Hillary and Tina speak to Representative Rayner about her career, bills in the upcoming Florida legislative session, Florida’s future, and more.

Sources
Michele Rayner Florida House Page

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Episode 67: Mansplain Pasta | The Keating Five and Alexander McKenzie https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep67notes Wed, 07 Apr 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 7cae29ab-52da-41a8-afc0-1205e13426a8 Hillary and Tina cover the Keating Five and former Burleigh County Sheriff Alexander McKenzie.

Hillary’s Story
Charles Keating’s Lincoln Savings and Loans faced insolvency due to changing tax rates and found a way to avoid Federal Regulators. But, when Keating’s avoidance tactics connect to five high profile senators, their reputation along with the accounts risk bankruptcy.

Tina’s Story
Alexander McKenzie served as sheriff of Burleigh County, North Dakota from 1874-1886 and committeeman from North Dakota for twenty one years, but when tasked to monitor gold mines in Alaska, his greed for gold took hold as he took over full production of the mines for his own profit.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Charles Keating
Keating Five
Savings and loan crisis
Lincoln Savings and Loan Association

The Seattle Times
Revisiting McCain’s Keating 5 history--by Los Angeles Times

PBS Frontline
The Keating Five Scandal

Time
The Keating Five--by Alyssa Fetini

Britannica
Keating Five

Political Sandals Podcast
Scandal 14: The Keating Five

KET PBS Frontline
The Keating Five Scandal

Washington Post
The Keating Five

Photos
Charles Keating--by Nict Ut/Associated Press via The New York Times
The Keating Five Senators--screenshot from The Arizona Republic video

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Alexander McKenzie (politician)

North Dakota Studies
Section 2: Alexander McKenzie

University of North Dakota Commons
Alexander McKenzie, Boss of North Dakota 1883-1906

The Bismarck Tribune
From Magnate to First Pardon

History News Network
Big Alex McKenzie and the Last Great Fraud of the Gilded Age--by Paul Starobin

Journal Gazette Times Courier
Alexander McKenzie

Omaha World Herald
‘Conspiracy’ tells of gold rush, Gilded Age greed--Michael Hill, AP

Photos
Alexander McKenzie--via NDSU Institute for Regional Studies
McKenzie Political Cartoon--via NDSU Institute for Regional Studies
Gold Miners in Nome, Alaska, circa 1900--Alamy Stock Photo via The Wall Street Journal

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Episode 66: Chop Shop | Joe Gersten and John Hipple Mitchell https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep66notes Wed, 31 Mar 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 6faa4194-cfa3-4122-8d61-049692a0a76f Tina and Hillary cover former Miami Commissioner Joe Gersten and Representative from Oregon John Hipple Mitchell.

Tina’s Story
After serving in the Florida House, Florida Senate, and as a Miami commissioner, Joe Gersten set his sights on Mayor. But, when a wild tale surrounding his missing car, a sex worker, and crack cocaine heats up, Gersten heads down under.

Hillary’s Story
John Hipple Mitchell began his political career as an Oregon State Senator beginning in 1862, but when he used his political influence to fraudulently claim land for his clients, he landed in big trouble.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Joe Gersten
Janet Reno

Miami New Times
The Gersten Affair--by Juan Carlos Rodriguez

People Pill
Joe Gersten

Sun Sentinel
DADE COMMISSIONER ACCUSED OF ILLEGAL ACTS GERSTEN BOUGHT SEX, CRACK, HOOKERS SAY--by LUISA YANEZ
CRIME, MUDSLINGING TOP ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE--by JOHN KENNEDY
FORMER OFFICIAL IN MIAMI-DADE GRANTED ASYLUM IN AUSTRALIA

Committee on Government Reform (House of Representatives)
House Hearing, 107 Congress, First Session, Serial No. 107-27

Orlando Sentinel
POLITICIAN SAYS TALE OF SEX, CRACK ALL LIES--by Maya Bell

ABC Australia
Former US politician wins legal practice court case--by Michael Vincent

Chicago Tribune
The only scandal was this hearing--by James Warren

Financial Review
US inquiry finds signs of cover-up in Gersten case--by Bruce Walkley

Miami Herald
Where is Bum Farto? These Florida fugitives vanished through the years JOE GERSTEN: FROM THE TOP TO DOWN UNDER

The New York Times
Old Foe of Reno Revives a Miami Fugitive’s Case--by Dexter Filkins

Photos
Joe Gersten--via the Public Domain
Janet Reno, Florida’s First Female State Attorney--via the Public Domain
Joe Gersten Inspects his tie--by Donn Dughi via the Public Domain

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
John H. Mitchell
Oregon Land Fraud Scandal

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
Mitchell, John Hipple

Oregon History
How a sex-crazed, corrupt and charismatic 19th-century senator put Oregon on the map--by Douglas Perry

The Oregon History Project
Land Fraud Trial of Senator John Mitchell

Photos
John H. Mitchell--from the Library of Congress via Public Domain
Edward Henry Harriman--via Encyclopædia Britannica
Union Pacific Railroad Map--via American-Rails

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Li'l Muck Episode 23: Broward County Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep23notes Fri, 26 Mar 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 7ddd30e6-d37b-40b5-932a-082f3b7f60dc Hillary and Tina interview Broward County Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott.

Joe Scott graduated from West Point and earned the Bronze Star as an Army Captain and combat leader in Iraq. He successfully voted by mail while deployed to Iraq and is acutely aware of the importance of having one’s vote count here, no matter how far away an eligible voter may be. His MBA and 20 years of combined military and technology leadership experience gives him the unique skill sets required to unify different communities and stakeholders, to improve the voting experience in Broward, and to effectively build the team and capabilities needed to ensure fair voting for all.

Hillary and Tina speak to Broward County Supervisor of Elections Joe Scott about voter disenfranchisement, technology innovation, voter education, and more.

Sources
Broward County Supervisor of Elections

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Episode 65: Li'l Pasqualin https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep65notes Wed, 24 Mar 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 00513c8e-fa66-407f-aaff-8f67ba840982 Hillary and Tina cover Former U.S. Representative from North Carolina Robert Potter and the 1891 lynchings of eleven Italian Americans in New Orleans.

Hillary’s Story
Robert Potter’s reputation for spirited campaigns preceded him in most of his election cycles, but when his belligerence escalated, he committed a shocking act of violence that surprisingly left his future political prospects intact.

Tina’s Story
While walking home from work, several unknown men shot Police Chief David Hennessy who later died, but when suggestions that Italians were to blame, pressure mounted and led to one of the largest mass lynchings in United States history.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Yale Law School: Lilian Goldman Law Library
Constitution of North Carolina : December 18, 1776

The Downfall Dictionary
Robert Potter: kind of nutty

Wikipedia
Regulator--Moderator War
Robert Potter (American politician, died 1842)

Washington on the Brazos
The Fearless Fifty-Nine, Robert Potter

Gawker
Remembering Robert Potter, the North Carolina Castrater, Idiot of Yesteryear--by Andy Cush

NCpedia
Potter, Robert

Photos
Robert Potter, US House Representative from North Carolina--via Public Domain
Texas State Cemetery Headstone of Robert Potter--via Statesman

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
March 14, 1891 New Orleans lynchings
Joseph A. Shakspeare
Anti-Italianism
David Hennessy

The Mob Museum
New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy

The New York Times
How Italians Became White--by Brent Staples
Eight Hundred Italians Vaccinated

The Undefeated
White immigrants weren’t always considered white — and acceptable--by Brando Starkey

Academic Works CUNY
We Weren’t Always White: Race and Ethnicity in Italian/American ys White: Race and Ethnicity in Italian/American Literature--by Fred L. Gardaphé

Jesuit Social Research Institute
When Italians Were "Others": The 1891 Lynching in New Orleans--by Dr. Sue Weishar

Nola.com
New Orleans mayor plans apology for 'longstanding wound' of 1891 Italian immigrant lynchings--By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, The Associated Press
Who killed New Orleans' police chief 100 years ago?--by James Karst

Britannica
Black Hand

Mafia Wiki
Giuseppi Esposito

CNN
128 years later, New Orleans is apologizing for lynching 11 Italians--By Ryan Prior

The Guardian
New Orleans to apologise for worst mass lynching in America's history

University of Mississippi Thesis
Vengeance, Violence, and Vigilantism: An Exploration of the 1891 Lynching of Eleven ItalianAmericans in New Orleans--by Caitlin Kennedy

BuzzFeed
These people are among us but not of us: How a 125 year old mass lynching tried to make American great again--by Adam Serwer

Robyn Kagan Harrington Blog
Race, Immigrants, Lynching, and Prejudice

NewsOne
Sounds About White: Government Paid Reparations For Italian Americans Who Were Lynched

Photos
New Orleans Italian Lynching of 1891--by Benjamin Andrews via Public Domain
Mayor Joseph Shakspeare--via Public Domain
Chief David Hennessy--via Public Domain

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Episode 64: It's Just Barefoot https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep64notes Wed, 17 Mar 2021 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com b9b37517-d1f3-4dfd-b7dc-83daf8ee1292 Tina and Hillary cover Operation Mississippi Hustle and former Vice President of the United States Spiro Agnew.

Tina’s Story
Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections Chris Epps and School Board President and former Mississippi State House representative, Cecil McCrory served the state of Mississippi for many years in their respective roles, but when the FBI uncovered a long history of bribery, these two hustlers found themselves bargaining for their lives.

Hillary’s Story
After an extensive political career, Spiro Agnew served as Vice President alongside Richard Nixon, but when his past transgressions were uncovered, he pleaded his innocence and then pleaded his case in Federal Court.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Operation Mississippi Hustle
Cecil McCrory
Chris Epps

Governing
Down on Parchman Farm--by Tina Trenkner

FBI
Commissioner of Mississippi Department of Corrections and Local Businessman Indicted by Federal Grand Jury
Former Mayor of Walnut Grove Sentenced for Federal Witness Tampering

Jackson Free Press
Epps, McCrory Indictment Outlines MDOC Bribery Scheme--by R L Nave
MDOC Scandal Highlights Privatization Problems--by RL Nave

Gulf Live
Christopher Epps' star falls in Mississippi after lengthy federal indictment--by the Associated Press

Corrections
Miss. lawmaker sentenced in prison bribery case--by Jeff Amy

Prison Legal News
Former Mississippi DOC Commissioner, Co-defendants Sentenced in Massive Bribery Scheme

Courthouse News Service
Mississippi Prison Chief Indicted for Bribery--by Kevin Lessmiller

Mississippi Today
Cecil McCrory withdraws guilty plea in Corrections Department bribery case
Ex-legislator McCrory sentenced to 8.5 years--by Fred Anklam Jr.

The Advocate
Crooked vendor of drug tests, convicted in Mississippi, did business with Louisiana prisons--BY GORDON RUSSELL AND MAYA LAU

WLBT 3
Rankin County School Board President resigns--by Bob Burks

News Center ABC 11
Judge reduces former lawmaker's fine in bribery case

People Pill
Chris Epps

Clarion Ledger
Chris Epps sentenced to almost 20 years--by Jimmie E. Gates

Alleged kickback scheme: McCrory's connections vast--by Emily Le Coz

Epps probe: 'Miss. Hustle' started with sex scandal--by Emily Le Coz

The Mississippi Link
Ex-MDOC chief Chris Epps arrested in Flowood

Delta Daily News
Another 7-Year Sentence For Christopher Epps--by Kelly Benford

Super Talk
Wife of Former Mississippi Lawmaker Sentenced for Paying Kickbacks--by Andi Davis

United States Department of Justice
Mississippi Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Bribery of Former Corrections Commissioner

ProPublica
Years Ago, I Investigated Mississippi’s Prisons. Here’s Why I’m Doing It Again--Jerry Mitchell

My Central Jersey
Prison bribery scandal sentencing for woman set after health delay--by Associated Press

Corrections1
Wife of former Miss. prison chief seeks to keep property--by C1 Staff

WJTV 12 News
US marshals arrest former Mississippi prisons chief Epps

WAPT 16 ABC
Rankin school board member with ties to MDOC resigns--by Angela Williams

Photos
Commissioner Chris Epps via WLBT 3 NBC
Cecil McCrory Speaking to Press via WAPT 16
Mississippi State Penitentiary via Public Domain

Hillary's Story
History
Vice President Agnew resigns

Britannica
Spiro Agnew: vice president of United States

Wikipedia
Spiro Agnew

Chicago Sun Times
‘A Trump before Trump’: Drawing parallels between Nixon’s disgraced VP Spiro Agnew and our current president--by Michael Sneed

The New York Times
Agnew Quits Vice Presidency And Admits Tax Evasion In '67; Nixon Consults On Successor

Baltimore Sun
Spiro T. Agnew, ex-vice president, dies in Md. at 77

NPR WLRN Fresh Air
'Bad Behavior By People In High Office': Rachel Maddow On The Lessons Of Spiro Agnew--hosted by Terri Gross

Des Moines Register
Fifty years ago — Spiro Agnew and the 'Des Moines' speech--by
Charles Holden

Daily Beast
Rachel Maddow Exposes the Shittiest Vice President Ever--by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz

Photos
Vice President Spiro Agnew--from Executive Office of the President of the United States via Public Domain

Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew--by Hulton Archive/Getty via The Daily Beast

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Li'l Muck Episode 22: U.S. Representative Val Demings https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep22notes Fri, 12 Mar 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ec8b7c86-a708-48e8-81d2-b49ec4a0dd1f Hillary and Tina interview US Representative of Florida’s 10th District, Val Demings.

Congresswoman Val Demings represents Florida's 10th District. A lifelong public servant, Rep. Demings broke numerous glass ceilings in her rise through the Orlando Police Department and her election to Congress. The first in her family to graduate college, she became a social worker, then a police officer. In 2007, after a distinguished career, she made history by becoming Orlando’s first female Chief of Police. Chief Demings shepherded the department through the financial crisis, championed policing strategies that put the community first, and oversaw a stunning 40% reduction in violent crime. Today, she serves as a member of the House Intelligence, Judiciary, and Homeland Security Committees, and chair of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery. She made history and stood up for the rule of law when she was chosen to prosecute President Trump’s first impeachment before the U.S. Senate. And in her limited spare time, Rep. Demings rides her Harley-Davidson.

Hillary and Tina speak to Representative Demings about voter suppression, current legislation, Florida's future, and more.

Links
Representative Val Demings, US House Page

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Episode 63: Cold Cash Jefferson https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep63notes Wed, 10 Mar 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com f9755bc7-067a-45ae-a595-edb30da27e26 Hillary and Tina cover current US House Representative from Ohio, Jim Jordan and former US House Representative from Louisiana William J. Jefferson.

Hillary’s Story
US House Representative Jim Jordan made headlines for his combative interrogative approach on the US House investigative committee, but when he’s asked to come clean about his knowledge in a university scandal, Jordan moves from interrogating witnesses to alleged witness tampering.

Tina’s Story
William Jefferson served nine terms as US House Rep beginning in 1991, but when the FBI raided his offices in 2006, Jefferson faced a hefty prison term.

Hillary's Sources
CNN
Six former wrestlers say Rep. Jim Jordan knew about abusive OSU doctor--By Curt Devine, Drew Griffin and Majlie de Puy Kamp

Sports Illustrated
Ex–Ohio State Wrestler Says Rep. Jim Jordan Asked Him to Deny Abuse Allegations--by AVERY YANG
Why Aren't More People Talking About the Ohio State Sex Abuse Scandal?--by Jon Wetheim

Wikipedia
Jim Jordan (American politician)
Ohio State University abuse scandal

US News
More Ohio State wrestlers say Rep. Jim Jordan knew about sexual abuse when he was coach--by Corky Siemaszko

Vulture
George Clooney to Produce Docuseries About Ohio State Wrestling Abuse Scandal--By Halle Kiefer

Politico
‘A cesspool of deviancy’: New claims of voyeurism test Jordan denials--By RACHAEL BADE and JOHN BRESNAHAN

The Columbus Dispatch
A look at Richard Strauss’ career, abuse, and death, and what comes next--by Jennifer Smola

Washington Post
Jim Jordan accused of 'begging' former Ohio State wrestler not to support reports of sexual abuse--by Colby Itkowitz

Photos
Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan--The Washington Post via AP, Pool accessed from WOSYU Radio
Dr. Strauss--screenshot from WBNS-TV via The Columbus Dispatch
Larkins Hall--via The Ohio State University Library

Tina's Sources
Wikipedia
William J Jefferson
William J Jefferson corruption case

US Congress
Jefferson, William Jennings; biographical directory

History, Art, & Archives
Jefferson, William Jennings

ABC News
Amid Katrina Chaos, Congressman Used National Guard to Visit Home--by Jake Tapper

Politico
Judge rules to release former Rep. Jefferson from prison--By LOUIS NELSON and JOSH GERSTEIN
Jefferson convicted in freezer case--by John Bresnahan

The Advocate
Federal judge approves plea deal for ex-New Orleans congressman Bill Jefferson--BY BRYN STOLE

Christian Science Monitor
Former Rep. William Jefferson sentenced to 13 years in prison--by David Cook

United States Department of Justice
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Former Congressman William J. Jefferson Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison for Bribery and Other Charges

WJLA
William Jefferson to start serving sentence in two weeks

NBC News
FBI Man to Jefferson: Where’s ‘my $100,000’?--by Joel Seidman

CBS News
Jefferson Sentenced in Freezer Cash Case
Ex-La. Rep. Convicted in Cash Bribe Case

The San Diego Union-Tribune
Ex-congressman on trial over freezer cash, bribery--by Matthew Barakat, AP

The Harvard Crimson
Law School Grad Charged With Corruption--by Paras D. Bhayani

Tahoe Daily Tribune
Political bribery scandals: A pox on both their houses!--by Fred Kalhammer

FBI
William Jefferson, History

New York Times
Congressman Sought Bribes, Indictment Says--by David Johnston and Jeff Zeleny

NPR, WLRN
William 'Cold Cash' Jefferson Convicted Of Corruption--by Frank James

NOLA.com
Ex-Rep. Bill Jefferson, freed from prison, wants to void $392,000 judgment against him--by Drew Broach

Photos
William J Jefferson Official Photograph by US Government--via Public Domain
Cash bundles found in Jefferson’s freezer-- via FBI
"Krewe d'Etat" New Orleans carnival float satirizing congressman William Jefferson--by Infrogmation CC BY 2.5

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Episode 62: Campaign American Style https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep62notes Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 9f638869-e1cb-4924-87a0-6548912c09e4 Tina and Hillary cover former New York Court of Appeals Judge Sol Wachtler and current South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg.

Tina’s Story
Sol Wachtler was first elected to the New York Court of Appeals in 1972 and was named Chief Judge in 1985. But, when a steamy love affair ends and harassment begins, this judge trades the bench for a jail cell.

Hillary’s Story
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg has railed against stricter gun control, jail reform, and Biden’s election and more all in the name of justice. But, when he finds himself involved in a tragic accident, justice no longer seems to matter.

Tina's Sources
Wikipedia
Solomon “Sol” Wachtler

Historical Society of the New York Courts
Sol Wachtler

Buffalo News
OBSESSION SOL WACHTLER, JOY SILVERMAN AND THE LOVE THAT WENT AWRY--by Louise Continelli
THE JUDGE WHO BECAME A PRISONER OF LOVE--By CHARLES ANZALONE AND MICHAEL BEEBE, DAN HERBECK

New York Magazine
Sol’s Two Lives
The Man Who Had Everything--by Beth Landman

Case Text
Matter of Wachtler

The Public Relations Marketing Group
Client Press Release: FORMER NYS CHIEF JUSTICE SOL WACHTLER DISCUSSES “LAW AS IT IMPACTS THE CITIZEN” AT LIMBA

New York Times
A Prison Term Of 15 Months For Wachtler--by Diana Jean Schemo
How F.B.I. Closed In on Top New York Judge--By Craig Wolff
Judge and Heiress: The Rise and Fall of a Private Affair--By Catherine S. Manegold

Sun Sentinel
EX-N.Y. JUDGE ENTERS GUILTY PLEA IN KIDNAP THREAT--by N.R. KLEINFELD

The Wall Street Journal
Sol Wachtler Got His Law License Back--By Peter Lattman

The Baltimore Sun
Relationship of wife, self, lover said to veil judge's alleged affair--by New York Daily News

Chicago Tribune
JUDGE`S FALL A PAINFULLY PUBLIC TALE OF OBSESSION--by Lisa Anderson, Chicago Tribune

Washington Post
FORMER N.Y. CHIEF JUDGE INDICTED ON FIVE COUNTS--by Malcolm Gladwell

The Christian Science Monitor
Chief Judge of New York Resigns His Post Amid Scandal
--by Lucia Mouat

IMDB
Law & Order, Censure

The New Yorker
Mad Money--by Jeffrey Toobin

Slate
The Judge Who Coined “Indict a Ham Sandwich” Was Himself Indicted--BY JOSH LEVIN

UPI
Wachtler gets 15 months in jail--By GLENN McDONALD

Associated Press
New York’s Chief Judge Winds Up On Wrong Side Of The Bench--by LARRY MCSHANE

Tampa Bay Times
Chief judge of New York state resigns

New York Personal Injury Law Blog
New York’s Disgraced Ex-Chief Judge Wachtler Readmitted to Bar

Monsters & Critics
Socialite Joy Silverman’s stalking terror at hands of judge Sol Wachtler | Vanity Fair Confidential exclusive--by Julian Cheatle

S Wachtler Biography
King of the Mountain--by John M Caher

Newsweek
The Strange Case of Judge Wachtler--BY NEWSWEEK STAFF

Touro College
Sol Wachtler

Internet Archive
Campaign American Style, CBS News

Photos
Judge Sol Wachtler Portrait--via Historical Society of the New York Courts
Sol Wachtler, Law Professor--via Touro Law Center Facebook Page
Linda Wolfe’s Book about the Wachtler Silverman Incident--screenshot via Goodreads

Hillary's Sources
Washington Post
South Dakota AG pushed by critics to resign over new evidence in fatal car incident: 'He knew what he hit and he lied'--Andrea Salcedo

New York Times
South Dakota Attorney General Faces Impeachment and Calls to Resign Over Crash--by Christine Hauser

YouTube
South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg Avoids Felony Charges and Some Bad Popo!--by Robert Gruler, Esq

Wikipedia
Jason Ravnsborg

Rapid City Journal
SD Attorney General involved but uninjured in fatal East River crash--by Arielle Zionts

Jason for Ravnsborg
Homepage

Argus Leader
What we know about South Dakota AG Jason Ravnsborg's investigation--by Michael Klinski, Joe Sneve, and Shelly Conlon

USA Today
'His face was in your windshield': Police skeptical South Dakota AG didn't know he fatally struck a pedestrian--by Danielle Ferguson, Joe Sneve, and Jonathan Ellis

Photo:
Jason Ravnsborg Headshot--by Jason Ravnsborg via CC BY-SA 4.0
Jason Ravnsborg's Car after the Accident--from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety via Argus Leader

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Li'l Muck Episode 21: Emmanuel George https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep21notes Fri, 26 Feb 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com dee3e859-d2db-42b1-817a-bb8d4284f2fe Hillary and Tina interview community advocate, Emmanuel George of the Black Broward film project, the Sistrunk-a-Fair, and the Legends of Broward card series.

Born in Overtown, Florida, Emmanuel George spent his childhood years in North Miami and Miami Shores. In 2002 to present day he's been living in Hollywood and Dania Beach. His calling to be a voice and advocate for the local Black community came after being taken under Valencia Gunder's wing as one of her mentees. Through getting involved in community activism in Miami, he applied what he was taught in Miami-Dade and brought it to the Hollywood and Dania Beach communities. His passion has always been film and art. He wanted to blend what he loves with community development. Because of his work and dedication to Black Broward, he's started the Black Broward film project, is the Producer of the Sistrunk-A-Fair, and creator of the Legends of Broward card series

Hillary and Tina speak to Emmanuel George about his advocacy, the impact of gentrification on black communities, the importance of archiving local black history, his current Legends of Broward trading cards project, and more.

Links
Black Broward Film Project
Sistrunk-A-Fair
Article on Legends of Broward Trading Cards

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Episode 61: Spectator to Horror https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep61notes Wed, 24 Feb 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 4d7c60b8-3506-45a0-ab7f-b179e4ab87f2 Hillary and Tina cover Governor of Texas Greg Abbott and former Broward County Sheriff Walter R. Clark.

Hillary’s Story
As Texas’s longest serving attorney general, Greg Abbott ruled with a conservative bent which led to a sweeping gubernatorial win in 2014, but when an unprecedented winter storm hits Texas, the governor faces scrutiny for his handling of the crisis.

Tina’s Story
Walter Clark served as Broward County’s longest running sheriff holding office from 1931-1939 and again from 1941-1950. His corrupt lifestyle and relationship with the mafia ended his career, but it was his racism and role in a lynching that mark him as one of our most terrible sheriffs.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Greg Abbott
February 13–17, 2021 North American winter storm
2021 Texas Power Crisis
Deregulation of the Texas electricity market

New York Times, The Daily Podcast
The Blackout in Texas

New York Times
How Texas’ Power Generation Failed During the Storm, In Charts--By Veronica Penney
No, Wind Farms Aren’t the Main Cause of the Texas Blackouts--by Dionne Searcey

Politico
Greg Abbott

Wall Street Journal
The Political Making of a Texas Power Outage

The Advocate
Why Texas Governor Greg Abbott Is Terrible--By Trudy Ring

The Associated Press
Texas crisis has governor facing big backer: energy industry--By PAUL J. WEBER and NOMAAN MERCHANT

What Texas Governor Greg Abbott Gets Wrong about His State's Power Failures--by Matt Stieb

Photos
Governor Greg Abbott--by J Dimas CC BY 2.0
President Trump Meets with Governor Abbott--by The White House via Public Domain
Winter Storm Uri--by NASA via Public Domain

Tina's Story
Florida Lynchings
The Lynching of Rueben Stacy

Sun Sentinel
A lynch mob killed a Black man in Fort Lauderdale in 1935. His name was Rubin Stacy.--Susannah Bryan
Here’s how the Sun Sentinel decided to show the lynching of Rubin Stacy--by Julie Anderson
Broward sheriffs haven’t all been shining stars: The dramas and downfalls--By LISA J. HURIASH
Back in the '30s and '40s, slots and stickmen ruled Broward--By BY ROBERT NOLIN
Time can’t erase brutality of black man’s hanging--by Robert Nolin via PressReader
ONE MAN'S WAR AGAINST THE MIAMI BEACH MOB BRIBES AND THREATS COULDN'T CORRUPT TOUGH LITTLE MEL RICHARD, WHO TOOK ON THE POWERFUL BOOKIES WHEN THE COPS LOOKED THE OTHER WAY.--by STUART McIVER
HIGH-ROLLERS ON THE BEACH NOT SO LONG AGO, CASINOS FLOURISHED IN SOUTH FLORIDA. SURE, THEY WERE ILLEGAL - BUT NOBODY CARED.--by STUART McIVER

America’s Best History
Kefauver Committee Preliminary Report, February 28, 1951

Fort Lauderdale Magazine
His Name Was Rubin Stacy--by John Dolen
Racist, Corrupt,--and Sheriff--by John Dolen

Broward County Library Archives
Walter R. Clark Collection

FAU Digital Archives
Walter Reid Clark: Legendary Sheriff of Broward County--by William H. Kramer

Jane’s History Nook
Sheriff Walter Clark, Broward gambling and ... the take down (1931-1950)--by Jane Feehan
Sen. Kefauver stunned by Broward Sheriff Clark 1950 acquittal--by Jane Feehan

Northeastern University Library
The Rubin Stacy Lynching--by Emma Sipperly

Photos
Walter R Clark Portrait--via The Walter R. Clark Collection, Broward County Historical Archives, Broward County Library
Senator Kefauver presides over a committee hearing. Photo credit: Senate Historical Office via US Senate Website
Child at Stacy’s Lynching--via Taylor Munson and Clio Admin

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Episode 60: We Got Receipts https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep60notes Wed, 17 Feb 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 5bfc05f8-0eac-4cbf-9e95-cec4e4eb16c7 Tina and Hillary cover former Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus and former Marshall, Arkansas Sheriff Lang Holland.

Tina’s Story
Civil Rights Activist Leon Jordan was elected to the Missouri House in 1964 and became one of the most powerful black politicians in Kansas City. But in the early morning hours of July 15th, 1970 Jordan’s life ended tragically leaving behind a decades long mystery and incredible legacy.

Hillary’s Story
Though Lang Holland didn’t serve as Marshall Sheriff for too long, he did manage to raise concerns for his pushback against state mandates. But, it was his engagement on the notorious Parler app that garnered attention from state officials.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Orval Faubus
Fables of Faubus
Little Rock (poem)

Arkansas Times
Real History—by Ernest Dumas

Black Past
(1958) ORVAL E. FAUBUS, “SPEECH ON SCHOOL INTEGRATION”

Encyclopedia Britannica
Orval Eugene Faubus American politician

America’s Library
Eisenhower and the Little Rock Crisis

New York Times
Orval Faubus, Segregation's Champion, Dies at 84

University of Arkansas Digital Collections
Gov. Orval Faubus Declares a State of Emergency

KUAF NPR
The Curious, and Infamous, Career of Orval Faubus--By KYLE KELLAMS

Casetext
Faubus v. United States

Constitution Daily
On this day, Supreme Court orders Little Rock desegregation

Eisenhower Library
Civil Rights: The Little Rock School Integration Crisis
Woodrow W. Mann’s telegram to Eisenhower

History.com
Little Rock Nine
Orval Faubus Blocks Little Rock High School Integration

NPR WLRN
Little Rock Remembers Troops' Arrival--by Alex Chadwick

The Guardian
Little Rock Nine: the day young students shattered racial segregation--by David Smith

Encyclopedia of Arkansas
Little Rock Nine
Orval Eugene Faubus (1910–1994)
Negro Boys Industrial School Fire of 1959

Our Documents
Executive Order 10730: Desegregation of Central High School (1957)

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Little Rock Nine

A History of Racial Injustice
The Little Rock Nine

KATV
Tragedy in Wrightsville: What really happened in 1959--by Sarafina Brooks

Arkansas Times
Finally, a memorial to the 21 boys who were burned to death at Wrightsville in ’59--BY Leslie Newell Peacock

Photos
Orval Faubus--University of Arkansas via Public Domain
Faubus speaking to a crowd protesting the integration of Little Rock schools--by John T. Bledsoe via Public Domain
Little Rock Nine Students--screenshot from AP 60 Years On, A Look Back at the Little Rock Nine clip on YouTube

Hillary's Story
ABC 7
Arkansas police chief resigns after derogatory social media posts circulate--by Viktoria Capek and Paige Cushman

WLRN NPR
Police Chief Resigns In Arkansas After 'Death To All Marxist Democrats' Messages--by Jaclyn Diaz

Wikipedia
QAnon
Marshall, Arkansas

New York Times
Arkansas Police Chief Resigns After Calling for Democrats to Be Executed--by John Ismay

AP
Some US police resist enforcing coronavirus mask mandates--By ANDREW DeMILLO

Facebook
Ozarks Collection

Photos
Lang Holland Parler Profile Photo--from Holland's Parler Profile via Vice
Lang Holland's Parler Posts--from Holland's Parler Posts via KNWA Fox 24

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Li'l Muck Episode 20: Helen Butler https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep20notes Fri, 12 Feb 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ade99acd-1a37-4c71-a77d-fa4f00bc065c Hillary and Tina interview Helen Butler, Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda.

Helen serves as Executive Director of the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda, an advocacy organization comprised of representatives from the human rights, civil rights, environmental, labor, women, young professionals, youth, elected officials, peace and justice groups throughout the State of Georgia founded by the late Dr. Joseph E. Lowery. In keeping with the People’s Agenda commitment to social justice issues, she has formed strategic alliances to improve quality of life for communities of color. She also serves as the Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable of Georgia as an affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation to promote health and wellness, economic security, education and global empowerment for Black women. And, she serves on the Morgan County Board of Elections and in 2013 she was appointed to serve on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights as a member of the Georgia Advisory Committee. Additionally, she currently serves on the City of Atlanta’s 2020 Complete Count Committee and the State Civic Engagement Table’s Complete Count Committee. And, Helen was recently recognized by the Atlanta Business League as one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence 2018, 2019, 2020; 2019 Community Engagement Award from National Action Network; and 2019 Dr. C.T. Vivian Courage Award by Let Us Make Man.

Hillary and Tina speak to Helen Butler about what inspired her life of service, the Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, voter outreach strategies, and more!

Links
Georgia Coalition for the Peoples’ Agenda

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Episode 59: Football is Stupid https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep59notes Wed, 10 Feb 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 9567ccdf-d0d3-4907-b974-f72fc05fbb1d Hillary and Tina cover former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and the assassination of Kansas City House Representative and activist, Leon Jordan.

Hillary’s Story
In 2002, Ray Nagin won the mayoral seat in New Orleans and after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating hit, Nagin earned national attention for speaking out against the Federal Government’s slow response in funding rebuilding efforts. But, when investigators look into Nagin’s handling of city contracts, they find that he made efforts to build his own wealth instead.

Tina’s Story
Civil Rights Activist Leon Jordan was elected to the Missouri House in 1964 and became one of the most powerful black politicians in Kansas City. But in the early morning hours of July 15th, 1970, Jordan’s life ended tragically leaving behind a decades long mystery and incredible legacy.

Sources
Hillary's Story
New York Times
Nagin Sentenced on Corruption Charges
Louisiana: Nagin Pleads Not Guilty--By Campbell Robertson
10-Year Term on Graft Charges for C. Ray Nagin, Former Mayor of New Orleans--By Allen M. Johnson Jr. and Campbell Robertson
Nagin Guilty of 20 Counts of Bribery and Fraud--by Campbell Robertson
Nagin Re-elected as New Orleans Mayor--by Adam Nossiter
Taking Stand, Nagin Defends Acts as Mayor in New Orleans
By Campbell Robertson
Times Minute | New Orleans Politics--by Christian Roman
Prosecutors Lay Out List of Ex-Mayor’s Schemes--by Campbell Robertson
Mayor of New Orleans Vows to Rebuild Two Devastated Areas--By Christine Hauser
Former Mayor of New Orleans Is Charged in Sweeping Corruption Case--By Campbell Robertson

Wikipedia
Ray Nagin

WDSU 7
Lawyer: Ray Nagin released from prison amid COVID-19 concerns--by Travers Mackel

nola.com
Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, due for 2023 release, sent home early due to coronavirus--BY GORDON RUSSELL and JOHN SIMERMAN

WLRN NPR
Swept Up In The Storm: Hurricane Katrina's Key Players, Then And Now--by Maureen Pao

BBC
Hurricane Katrina: Mayor Nagin's emotional interview

CNBC
American Greed: Ray Nagin: New Orleans Shakedown

Photos:
Ray Nagin--photo posted on Black Enterprise website
Hurricane Katrina Devastation--by Jerry Grayson/Helifilms Australia PTY Ltd/Getty Images via History.com
Ray Nagin Arrested--by Gerald Herbert/AP via CNN

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Leon Jordan
Freedom, Inc

Kansas City Public Library
Who Was Leon Jordan?
Kansas City Star
'70s slaying of KC politician Leon Jordan a mob hit?--BY MIKE MCGRAW AND GLENN E. RICE

African American Registry
Leon Jordan, Teacher and Police Detective born

People Pill
Leon Jordan American Politician

KBJA
Green Duck Lounge - Leon Jordan, Freedom, Inc., and Kansas City--By MATT HORN

KSHB Kansas City
Black History Month: Police detective and political leader Leon Jordan--by Deme Walls

McClatchy DC (reprint of Kansas City Star article)
Kansas City reopens 1970 cold case slaying of black politician--by MIKE MCGRAW

Dubois Consultants
The "Monument to Freedom, Justice + Courage" at the Leon M. Jordan Memorial Park

KC History
BIOGRAPHY OF LEON JORDAN (1905-1970), POLITICAL LEADER AND CO-FOUNDER OF FREEDOM, INC.

Black Then
The Assassination of Leon Jordan--by M. Swift

University of Missouri Kansas Libraries
Leon Jordan Biography--by Dr. Robert M. Farnsworth,

Vox Magazine
'The Green Duck Lounge' brings black history to life--by KASEY CARLSON

African American Heritage Trail
Green Duck Tavern

Photos
Leon Jordan--via KCUR NPR from LaBudde Special Collections, Miller Nichols Library/University Of Missouri-Kansas City
Green Duck Tavern--screenshot via African American Heritage Trail
Leon Jordan Memorial--by Judge Dred Scott CC BY-SA 3.0

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Episode 58: Auburn-Haired Amazon https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep58notes Wed, 03 Feb 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 227f6db8-e219-4c2a-a1eb-10bcd2e8680f Tina and Hillary cover the 1917 Bath Riots at the Mexico-US Border and former US Senator from Oregon, Robert Packwood.

Tina’s Story
Packwood stood out from the beginning of his political career for his stubborn attitude and progressive stance; however, it was his flair with words that earned him notability. But, when allegations of sexual misconduct and alleged assault surfaced in 1992, Packwood’s own words were used against him.

Hillary’s Story
In 1917, US border officials adopted a shocking policy of sanitizing Mexican immigrants at a disinfecting station in El Paso. But, when 17 year-old Carmelita Torres refused the disinfection process after rumors of abusive practices, a riot ensued.

Sources
Wikipedia
Bob Packwood

The New York Times
THE PACKWOOD CASE: THE OVERVIEW; PACKWOOD SAYS HE IS QUITTING AS ETHICS PANEL GIVES EVIDENCE--By Katharine Q. Seelye
Packwood Is Leaving As a Pariah In His State--by Timothy Egan
The Trials Of Bob Packwood--by Trip Gabriel
THE PACKWOOD CASE; Excerpts From Senator Packwood's Diaries and Depositions by Accusers
THE 1992 CAMPAIGN: Senate Race; 2 Veteran Lawmakers Engage in a Bitter Battle--by Adam Clymer

Chicago Tribune
PACKWOOD DIARIES: A SENATOR FOR SALE--by Michael Tackett

Oregon Live
Bob Packwood gets a polite homecoming from Senate Finance Committee--by Jeff Mapes
Bob Packwood, still lobbying at 81, says Sen. Ron Wyden faces tough odds as Finance chairman--by Jeff Mapes
The women Oregon Sen. Bob Packwood preyed on--by Steve Duin

Williamette Week
Bob Packwood: What one of Oregon's once-most powerful Republicans thinks about the party now.

United States Senate
Feet First

NPR WLRN
When Bob Packwood Was Nearly Expelled From The Senate For Sexual Misconduct--by Tamara Keith

Oregon Encyclopedia
Robert W. Packwood (1932-)

J. Michael Martinez
Scoundrels: Political Scandals in American History—Bob Packwood

Baltimore Sun
Sen. Bob Packwood, serial sexual harasser--by Kristine Phillips
Senate panel to probe allegations of Packwood sexual misconduct--by Karen Hosler

Public Apology Central
Bob Packwood

Political
Bob Packwood's Redemption Story--Jordan Michael Smith

AP
Excerpts from Sen. Bob Packwood’s diaries, released by the Senate Ethics Committee--by The Associated Press

The Baltimore Sun
The real scandal in the Packwood diaries--by Fred Wertheimer

The Christian Science Monitor
Lawyers Claim Packwood Changed Diary Recordings--by AP

Sun Sentinel
DOCUMENTS REVEAL SENATOR ON ROAD TO SELF-DESTRUCTION--by The New York Times

Mother Jones
Mitch McConnell Says He Stood Up for Women in a Senate Sexual-Harassment Scandal. The Real Story Is Damning.--by Molly Redden

News and Record
PACKWOOD ACCUSED OF ALTERING AUDIO DIARY OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE?--BY DAVID HESS

Roll Call
Packwood Returns to Talk Taxes, Not Scandal

Deseret News
Diaries Provide Packwood with Dramatic Exit

Washington Report
Senate Call for Packwood Expulsion Ended Protection of Israel Lobby--By Richard H. Curtiss

Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
COMMENTARY: Harassment, attempted cover up remain vivid memories decades later

Kitsap Sun
MARYLAND: Art exhibit mirrors Packwood's travails

Los Angeles Times
SENATOR PACKWOOD RESIGNS : Tearful Packwood Bows to Pressure, Says He’ll Resign : Senate: ‘It is the honorable thing to do,’ disgraced lawmaker says, ending a three-year drama. At end, even his staunchest backers recoiled from misconduct charges.--By EDWIN CHEN

Photos:
Bob Packwood Senate Photo--from House of Congress via Public Domain
Bob Packwood with Gayle Rothrock--from AP via NY Daily News
Women outside the U.S. Capitol holding signs supporting the National Organization for Women's "Rally for Women's Lives" and against sexual harassment, probably in reference to the accusations against Senator Bob Packwood--by Maureen Keating via The Library of Congress

Hillary
NPR WLRN
The Bath Riots: Indignity Along the Mexican Border--by John Burnett

Mitu
Remembering Carmelita Torres, The Teenage Mexicana Who Started A Riot At The Texas Border--BY RAQUEL REICHARD

Mexico Unexplained Podcast
Carmelita Torres and the 1917 Bath Riots--by Robert Bitto

Vox
The dark history of gasoline baths at the border--By Ranjani Chakraborty
The dark history of gasoline baths at the border--by Vox on YouTube

La Crosse Tribune
Carmelita Torres

Wikipedia
Mexican Revolution
Carmelita Torres
1917 Bath Riots

Teen Vogue
The Long History of Women's Resistance at the United States-Mexico Border--by Rene Kladzyk

Photos:
Workers being sprayed with gasoline--Photo accessed on Urban Areas
Workers being examined--photo by Leonard Nadel via National Museum of American History
Sketch of Carmelita Torres in El Paso Morning Times--photo from El Paso Morning Times via Public Domain

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Li'l Muck Episode 19: Red Tide Radio https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep19notes Fri, 29 Jan 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 88cb63da-5a34-49a3-9e38-2bfd6bd9d2f0 Hillary and Tina interview Red Tide Radio co-hosts Thomas Kennedy and Gerald Doherty.

For over a decade, Thomas Kennedy lived as an undocumented immigrant. Watching his parents overcome their struggles to try and achieve success led Thomas to become involved in student activism and immigration reform advocacy. He graduated with an International Relations major from Florida International University and worked with the Florida Immigrant Coalition, was a fellow for the Center for Community Change Action, currently serves as the Florida State Coordinator for United We Dream, and was recently elected as a DNC member.

Gerald Doherty is an organizer with the Lower Hudson Valley DSA in NY (previously with the Miami DSA). As an organizer for the DSA, which stands for the Democratic Socialists of America, Gerald works to empower working folks by fighting for reforms and effect change through legislative and direct action.

Hillary and Tina speak to Thomas and Gerald about their podcast Red Tide Radio, their political activism, the future of the Florida Democratic Party, and more.

Links
Red Tide Radio
United We Dream
Democratic Socialists of America

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Episode 57: Super Secret Boyfriend https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep57notes Wed, 27 Jan 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com accf7b62-f19d-446a-8497-a35cb97a9958 Hillary and Tina cover the disappearance of retired FBI agent and CIA operative Robert Levinson and former County Executive of Essex County, New Jersey, James Treffinger.

Hillary’s Story
In 2007, retired FBI Agent Robert Levinson went to the Middle East as a private investigator to look into cigarette smuggling. But, when he goes missing, the US launches an investigation and discovers an unauthorized undercover mission that may have led to his detainment.

Sources
Hillary's Story
New York Times
Ex-F.B.I. Agent Who Vanished on C.I.A. Mission to Iran Is Most Likely Dead, U.S. Concludes--by Adam Goldman

FBI Website
Seeking Missing Retired FBI Agent Robert Levinson

Ted Deutch Website
Press Release: Rep. Deutch Marks Bob Levinson's 13th Year in Captivity

CNN World
Robert Levinson Fast Facts
Reports: American who went missing in Iran worked for CIA--by
Susan Candiotti and Catherine E. Shoichet

CNN Politics
US identifies and sanctions two Iranian intelligence officers for abduction and 'probable death' of Bob Levinson--By Jennifer Hansler

Wikipedia
Disappearance of Robert Levinson

Business Insider
American Missing Nearly 7 Years In Iran Was On An Unapproved CIA Mission--by Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman

Photos
Robert Levinson Hostage Photo--Levinson family via AP (accessed from NBC News)

Christine Levinson--via the Levinson Family (accessed from ABC News)

Robert Levinson Hostage Photo--Levinson family via AP

Tina’s Story
In 1994, James Treffinger earned his position as County Executive after years of public service. But, when the FBI raids his office, Treffinger faces years in prison.

Tina's Story
North Jersey
NJ must replace 'freeholder' term rooted in structural racism, Murphy says--by Dustin Racioppi

New York Times
IN PERSON; County Government Gets a Personal Trainer--by Andy Newman
A Dark Horse in a Field of Republican Obscurity--by Maria Newman
Former Essex County Official Sentenced in Corruption Case--by Ronald Smothers
U.S. Charges Essex Leader With Extortion--By Laura Mansnerus
Treffinger Pleads Guilty To Corruption--By Ronald Smothers
Candidate For Senate Is Hit by Raid--By Ronald Smothers

New Jersey Globe
FBI raids Treffinger's office--by BRIAN P. MURPHY

My Plainview
Ex-N.J. County Chief Guilty in Fraud Case--by JEFFREY GOLD

SUPREME COURT OF NEW JERSEY Disciplinary Review Board
IN THE MATTER OF JAMES W. TREFFINGER AN ATTORNEY AT LAW
IN THE MATTER OF MICHAEL A. DeMIRO AN ATTORNEY AT LAW

Los Angeles Times
Ex-Official Pleads Guilty in New Jersey Fraud Case--By JOSH GETLIN

My Central Jersey
EXCLUSIVE: Crooks with state pensions--by Andrew Ford

New Jersey Spotlight News
The List: A Rogues Gallery of the 15 Most Corrupt Politicians in NJ History--by COLLEEN O'DEA

New Jersey Hills
Treffinger is charged with fraud

Showbiz Cheat Sheet
Why ‘The Sopranos’ Had to Shoot ‘Pine Barrens’ Outside of New Jersey--by Eric Schaal

ABA Journal
Crusading N.J. Prosecutor Accused of Bullying Tactics, Cronyism--BY DEBRA CASSENS WEISS

Midland Daily News
Ex-N.J. County Chief Guilty in Fraud Case--by JEFFREY GOLD

Federal Election Commission
Advisory Opinion

US Department of Justice
Advisory Opinion Request

Plan Sponsor
Former Garden State Exec Gets Pension Slashed--by FRED SCHNEYER

Insider New Jersey
Jim Treffinger: Power, Prison, Pulpit And Redemption--By Tom Barrett

Federal Elections Commission
Treffinger and Others to Pay $171,000 Civil Penalty for Excessive Contributions

Photos
James Treffinger as US Senate Candidate--via CSPAN program on New Jersey Republican Issues (screenshot)
Pastor James Treffinger during Easter 2020 Service--from Brookdale Christian Church via YouTube
Chris Christie defending arrest of James Treffinger--from Chris Christie YouTube

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Episode 56: High Crimes and Misdemeanors https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep56notes Wed, 20 Jan 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com b2378611-6195-4999-9646-86021be618c7 Tina and Hillary cover former Secretary of War, William W. Belknap and current Broward County Clerk of Courts, Brenda Forman.

Tina’s Story
In 1869, then President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Belknap to Secretary of War after his leadership of the 11th and 15th volunteer infantry during several battles of the Civil War, but, when rumors surfaced that Belknap received kickbacks for traderships at US Military forts, he trades in his once respected reputation for a tarnished legacy.

Hillary’s Story
In 2016, Brenda Forman was elected to the Clerk of Courts after working for the clerk’s office for several years, but her own record is called into question when she faces one controversy after the next.

Sources
Tina's Story
UVA Miller Center
WILLIAM W. BELKNAP (1869–1876)

Gov Info
The Impeachment and Trial of William W. Belknap

THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IOWA: University of Iowa Press Digital Editions
Belknap, William Worth

Constitution Annotated
ArtII.S4.2.3.3 Impeachable Offenses: Post-Bellum Practices (1865–1900)

United States Senate
War Secretary's Impeachment Trial

Wikipedia
William W. Belknap
Trader Post Scandal
Second Battle of Corinth

American Battlefield Trust
Vicksburg

The Downfall Dictionary
William W. Belknap: shell game--by Dirk Langeveld

USA Today
Congress impeached and tried my ancestor after he left office. Trump could be next.--by Andra Belknap

Politico
Senate holds former war secretary’s impeachment trial, May 4, 1876--By ANDREW GLASS

Western Michigan University Thesis
THE IMPEACHMENT AND TRIAL OF SECRETARY OF WAR WILLIAM WORTH BELKNAP--by Duane Edward Holthof

History.Net
The Belknap Scandal: Fulcrum to Disaster--by John Koster

History
Battle of Shiloh

National Geographic
Apr 7, 1862 CE: Battle of Shiloh

Digital History
Overview of the Gilded Age

The New York Times
Why Trump Can Be Convicted Even as an Ex-President--by Stephen Vladeck

Photos
William W. Belknap--by Library of Congress via Public Domain
Battle of Shiloh--Restoration by Adam Cuerden via Public Domain
Fort Sill--by Pi3.124 (CC BY SA 3.0)

Hillary's Story
Sun Sentinel
Public defender says his office is shortchanged on fee collections--By RAFAEL OLMEDA
Broward clerk faces rivals’ attacks now that she won’t face criminal charges--By RAFAEL OLMEDA
Former courts clerk Howard Forman accuses estranged wife of frivolous incompetency claim--By RAFAEL OLMEDA
Broward clerk acted in bad faith when she challenged her husband's mental capacity, judge rules--By RAFAEL OLMEDA
Forman vs. Forman: First they divorced, now they’re running against each other for top county position--By LARRY BARSZEWSKI and RAFAEL OLMEDA
Howard Forman showed signs of dementia as marriage crumbled, wife testifies--By RAFAEL OLMEDA
Broward clerk of courts lashes out in Facebook video--By MARIO ARIZA
Politician loses fight to get guardianship over her husband and his money--By MEGAN O'MATZ

Floridian Press
Democrat Brenda Forman posts fake Adolf Hitler quote to social media--by Javier Manjarres

Broward Beat
Divorce Shocker! Broward Clerk Brenda Forman Wants Cut of Husband’s $800K And $10K Monthly Pension--BY BUDDY NEVINS

Flagler Live
A Clerk of Court Takes a Case to the Supreme Court (It’s Not Tom Bexley)

Miami Herald
His ex-wife said he was incompetent. Now, he wants voters to fire her and elect him.--by David Smiley

Debbie Wasserman Schultz House of Representatives
Broward Congress Members' Joint Statement on Clerk of Court’s Insensitive Social Media Post

Law Office of Cheryl Bucker
Personal and political stakes high in Broward County divorce

Local 10 News
Broward courts clerk Brenda Forman posts rambling Facebook video taking aim at political rivals
Local 10 interview with Brenda Forman, via YouTube

Brenda D. Forman Clerk
Overview of the Clerk's Office

Photos
Brenda and Howard Forman--from handout via The Sun Sentinel
Brenda Forman speaking at Clerk of Courts Forum--by John McCall via Sun Sentinel

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Li'l Muck Episode 18: Caroline Light & Melba V. Pearson https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep18notes Fri, 15 Jan 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ed3b066a-f451-4d41-81ef-e6130480ba68 Hillary and Tina interview Professor Caroline Light and former Assistant State Attorney Melba V. Pearson. Caroline Light currently serves as the Director of Undergraduate Studies at Harvard University and teaches courses on women, gender, and sexuality. Melba Pearson is an attorney specializing in civil rights and criminal law, with an emphasis on policy.

As her Harvard bio notes: Professor Light’s research explores the ways in which race, gender, and religion have shaped collective (mis)memory and archival silence. Her recent book, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense provides a critical genealogy of our nation’s ideals of armed citizenship. Beginning with the centuries-old adage “a man’s home is his castle,” she tracks the history of our nation’s relationship to lethal self-defense, from the duty to retreat to the “shoot first, ask questions later” ethos that prevails in many jurisdictions today.

Melba Pearson is the Director of Policy and Programs for Florida International University’s Center for the Administration of Justice, as well as Senior Fellow/Faculty in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Her work centers on the expansion of the use of Prosecutorial Performance Indicators for more transparency, equity and racial justice in the criminal justice system. Before joining FIU, Ms. Pearson spent three years as Deputy Director of the ACLU of Florida where she worked to change police practices, expand voting rights, and reform the criminal justice system. Previously, Ms. Pearson was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for 16 years, culminating as Assistant Chief in the Career Criminal/Robbery Unit supervising junior attorneys while prosecuting homicides. She lives in Miami Beach with her husband Bill.

Links
Caroline Light
Caroline Light Harvard Bio
Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense
Tampa Bay Times Article: DeSantis’ new ‘stand your ground’ would provoke the danger it professes to prevent

Melba Pearson
Melba Pearson new director of policy, programs at Center for the Administration of Justice
Prosecutorial Performance Indicators
Tampa Bay Times Article: Women inmates exposed to sexual abuse at Florida prison, report says

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Episode 55: Off a Cliff! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep55notes Wed, 13 Jan 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 95b1c1a0-77dd-4c89-b30e-4c0ef436a8ec Hillary and Tina cover former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and current US House Representative from Florida, Matt Gaetz.

Hillary’s Story
In 2001, Kwame Kilpatrick became Detroit’s youngest mayor after serving one term in the Michigan House of Representatives. But, when rumors surface about a wild party at the Mayor’s Mansion, the Feds uncover years of corruption.

Tina’s Story
In 2010, Matt Gaetz earned a seat in the Florida House of Representatives and later a seat in the US House of Representatives in 2016. But, when his wild antics and behavior earn him attention, Gaetz’s ethics are called into question.

Sources
Hillary's Story
The Oakland Press
Timeline of former Detroit mayor's legal troubles--by The Associated Press

MLive
Excerpts of text messages in ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick saga

FBI Detroit Division
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Indicted on Fraud and Tax Charges

Click On Detroit
Sister claims ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will be released from prison this week

Wikimedia
Kwame Kilpatrick

Detroit Business
How Kwame Kilpatrick's Arrogance Spawned a Reign of Corruption in Detroit--By Ric Bohy

New York Times
Kwame M. Kilpatrick, Former Detroit Mayor, Sentenced to 28 Years in Corruption Case--By Steven Yaccino
Kwame M. Kilpatrick Articles

Photos
Kwame Kilpatrick--via Detroit Free Press
Kwame and Carlita Kilpatrick--screenshot via Slate
Tamara Green--via NY Criminal Defense
Christine Beatty--by Andre Jackson via Detroit Free Press

Tina's Story
Tampa Bay Times
GOP lawmaker Don Gaetz is rising fast as a state Senate leader--by Shannon Colavecchio-Van Sickler,
Matt Gaetz’s 2008 DUI arrest resurfaces after jab at Hunter Biden’s substance abuse. Here’s what happened.--by Steve Contorno and Michael Van Sickler

The Guardian
GOP lawmaker condemned for inviting Holocaust denier to State of the Union

CNN
A high-profile Trump ally in Congress just straight-up threatened Michael Cohen--by Chris Cillizza

The Hill
Gaetz sent apology text to Cohen after House testimony: report--BY CHRIS MILLS RODRIGO

Rolling Stone
Matt Gaetz, Who Mocked Coronavirus by Wearing Gas Mask on House Floor, Is Now in Quarantine--by Ryan Bort

Wikimedia
Matt Gaetz

Fox News
Matt Gaetz hits back after NJ's Dem governor says he's 'not welcome' in state--by Caitlin McFall

Orlando Weekly
Fear distracts, divides and dehumanizes us. And fear is Trump's best friend--By Jeffrey C. Billman
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz goes all-in on false conspiracies blaming antifa for Capitol attack on House floor--By Colin Wolf

CNET
Twitter hides Rep. Matt Gaetz tweet for 'glorifying violence'--by Steven Musil

Politico
Matt Gaetz rents office space from longtime friend and donor — at taxpayer expense--by JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN
Matt Gaetz appears to run afoul of House ethics rules--by JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN

Business Insider
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz may have broken House rules by sending nearly $30,000 in taxpayer funds to an LLC linked to a former Trump aide--by Sonam Sheth
Former Democratic Rep. Katie Hill says Matt Gaetz's relationship with his son Nestor is genuine, and told people to lay off--by Mia Jankowicz

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
Chemed Corp. and Vitas Hospice Services Agree to Pay $75 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations Relating to Billing for Ineligible Patients and Inflated Levels of Care

Roll Call
Matt Gaetz describes himself as ‘single step-parent’ to Nestor Galban--by Paul V. Fontelo

The Florida Times Union
Sixth-grader gives GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz the finger during school visit--by By Jennie McKeon, Northwest Florida Daily News

Vanity Fair
“IF YOU AREN’T MAKING NEWS, YOU AREN’T GOVERNING”: MATT GAETZ ON MEDIA MASTERY, INFLUENCE PEDDLING, AND DATING IN TRUMP’S SWAMP--by Abigail Tracy

Sun Sentinel
State rep accuses U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of inventing sex game--By DAN SWEENEY

Huffington Post
Matt Gaetz’s ‘Creepy’ Tweet To Tiffany Trump Leaves Twitter Users Feeling Gross--Ed Mazza
Twitter Reminds Matt Gaetz Of ‘Lock Her Up’ After He Slams Calls For Jailing Trump--by Jeremy Blum

Creative Loafing--Tampa Bay
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz cites fake report blaming antifa for Capitol attack--by Colin Wolf

The Intercept
Rising Star Matt Gaetz Represents Everything That’s Wrong With Trump’s Republican Party--by Mehdi Hasan

Photos
Matt Gaetz Official Portrait--by United States Congress via Public Domain
Matt Gaetz Speaking at a 2020 Trump Event--by Gage Skidmore via CC-BY-SA 2.0
2016 campaign mailer illustrating Matt Gaetz's xenophobic policy positions--by Baboonx via CC-BY-SA 4.0

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Episode 54: Oink Oink, Bitch https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep54notes Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 941b3142-032e-4706-912c-b3c0f94a7ec2 Tina and Hillary cover former Biscayne Park Police Chief, Raimundo Atesiano and former Florida governor and senator, Charley Johns.

Hillary’s Story
Charley Johns spent most of his political career serving as senator in the Florida senate. But, when he chairs the infamous Florida Legislative Investigation Committee, which fought against integration and contributed to the red scare and lavender scare, Johns reveals his true colors of bigotry and racism.

Tina’s Story
In 2011, former Biscayne Park police chief, Raimundo “Ray” Atesiano was named officer of the year for his exemplary performance. But, when a closer look at his crime solving tactics reveals a conspiracy to frame innocent black folks for crimes they didn’t commit, he faces his own criminal charges.

Sources
Tina's Story
Miami Herald
For framing innocent black men, a Florida police chief gets three years in prison--BY JAY WEAVER AND DAVID OVALLE

WSVN 7 News
Biscayne Park Police implementing change after former chief convicted for framing minorities

The Sun Sentinel
South Florida police chief gets three years in prison for framing innocent black men--By ASSOCIATED PRESS

United States Department of Justice
Superseding Indictment Charges Former Biscayne Park Police Chief and Former Officers with Conspiring to Violate Three Victims’ Civil Rights by Intentionally Making False Arrests
Former Biscayne Park Police Chief Sentenced for Conspiracy to Deprive Persons of Civil Rights by Ordering Officers to Make False Arrests
Former Biscayne Park Chief of Police Pleads Guilty to Conspiring With Other Officers to Violate Victims’ Civil Rights by Making False Arrests

CBS Miami
Biscayne Park Police Chief Resigns

The Biscayne Bay Times
The Mess Left Behind by Dirty Cops--BY JOHN DORSCHNER

NPR
Ex-Florida Police Chief Sentenced To 3 Years For Framing Black Men And Teen--by Vanessa Romo

The Innocence Project
Records Suggest Biscayne Park Police Officers Framed Black People to Clear Cases--By Innocence Staff
Man’s Burglary Convictions Vacated After He was Already Deported--By Innocence Staff
Florida Police Chief Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Framing Innocent Black Men--By Innocence Staff

The New Times
Miami-Area Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Framing Black Teen--by JERRY IANNELLI

USA Today
Ex-police chief in Florida gets prison time for framing black people--by Kristin Lam

New York Magazine
Florida Police Chief Told Cops to Arrest Random Black People to Boost Stats--By Adam K. Raymond

NBC News
Ex-Florida police chief gets three years in plan to frame black people--by The Associated Press
Two former Florida officers get prison for framing black teenager--by The Associated Press

The New York Times
Florida Police Chief Gets 3 Years for Plot to Frame Black People for Crimes--By Christine Hauser

CNN
Ex-Florida police chief sentenced for framing people so he could claim a 100% burglary clearance rate--By Doug Criss

Daily Business Review
Attorney of the Year Finalist: Public Defender Carlos Martinez Scrutinized Corrupt Police Convictions--by Catherine Wilson

Vice
These Dirty Cops Framed Random Black People to Pad Crime Stats--by Francisco Alvarado

The Ledger
Prosecutors review arrests by Biscayne Park police--by David Ovalle and Charles Rabin

The Palm Beach Post
Former Biscayne Park police chief, 2 officers charged with pinning crimes on black people for better stats--by Laura Jazmin Tolliver

Delaware Public Media
Teen Allegedly Framed By Town's Police To Preserve Perfect Arrest Statistics--By SASHA INGBER

Case Text
Desrouleaux v. Vill. of Biscayne Park

Photos
Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano--by Biscayne Park Police Department via The New York Times
CLARENS DESROULEAUX--via Florida Department of Corrections
Biscayne Park Police Department--via WPLG Local 10 on YouTube (screenshot)

Hillary's Story
Florida Memory: State Library and Archives of Florida
List of Pork Chop Gang during 1956 Special Session

Wikimedia
Charley Eugene Johns
Homosexuality and Citizenship in Florida
LeRoy Collins

The Florida Squeeze
FLASHBACK FRIDAY: THE PORK CHOP GANG LED BY CHARLEY JOHNS FIGHTS INTEGRATION AND DISGRACES FLORIDA

Sun Sentinel
Florida’s arrogant new Pork Chop Gang proposes roadblocks on citizen petition drives--by Editorial Board

Behind Closed Doors Films
The Pork Chop Gang

YouTube
The Pork Chop Gang Documentary

Photos
Charley Eugene Johns--via Public Domain
Group Portrait of the Pork Chop Gang during the 1956 special session of the Senate--via Public Domain (Florida Memory)

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Li'l Muck Episode 17: Nancy Metayer https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep17notes Fri, 01 Jan 2021 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com dadd21e7-f543-4456-a03f-75195991682f Hillary and Tina interview Nancy Metayer, Coral Springs, Florida’s first Black and Haitian American woman to serve as Commissioner in Coral Springs. Metayer built a notable public service career providing steadfast leadership on issues ranging from environmental advocacy to disaster relief. Prior to joining the Coral Springs City Commission, she led a long-term strategic initiative: the Florida Disaster Preparedness Plan (FDPP).

Metayer is an Environmental Scientist and former member of the Broward County Soil and Water Conservation District. She has undertaken work across multiple government agencies and nonprofit organizations where she brought long-term strategic expertise to programs seeking to improve environmental conditions, water, sanitation, and public health. She has been a staunch advocate for those impacted by water crises nationwide and worked extensively in response to devastating natural disasters such as Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Michael, and Hurricane Dorian.

Additional Information
Nancy Metayer, Coral Springs Commissioner

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Episode 53: First Political Trick https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep53notes Wed, 30 Dec 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com e425cdc8-1461-4931-b192-fd439b8ccd43 Hillary and Tina cover former US Senator from North Carolina, John Edwards and political operative, Roger Stone.

Hillary’s Story
Successful attorney turned senator John Edwards set his sights on the presidency. But, when tabloids start reporting about an extramarital affair with a former campaign staffer, Edwards works extra hard to deflect the rumors.

Tina’s Story
Roger Stone has worked as a political lobbyist and strategist beginning with Nixon’s presidential campaign in 1972. But, when the FBI raids his home in 2019, Stone has some explaining to do.

Sources:
Hillary's Story
Chicago Tribune
Former Senator Edwards' defense starts its case--by Colleen Jenkins

Wikipedia
John Edwards
John Edwards extramarital affair
Rielle Hunter

Bustle
Whatever Happened With John Edwards?--By Chris Tognotti

CNN
Edwards admits to extramarital affair
John Edwards Fast Facts--by CNN Editorial Research

Britannica
John Edwards

The Atlantic
Why the John Edwards Trial Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think--by HAMPTON DELLINGER

The New York Times
Edwards Admits to Affair in 2006--by Katharine Q. Seelye

ABC News
John Edwards and the Mistress: A Breakdown of One of America's Most Sensational Scandals--by MARC DORIAN and LAUREN EFFRON
Rielle Hunter on Her Relationship With John Edwards Today, Their Life With Their Daughter Quinn--By GARY WYNN and SUZAN CLARKE

Congress.Gov
Senator John Edwards

NPR: It's All Politics
John Edwards, An American Tragedy--by Frank James

Photos
John Edwards Official Senate Portrait--by United States Congress via the Public Domain
John and Elizabeth Edwards--by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images via The New York Times
John Edwards and Rielle Hunter--via CBS News
Breck Girl Ad--by Ralph William Williams & John H. Breck, Inc via Public Domain

Tina's Story
Business Insider
Meet Roger Stone: One of Trump's most loyal supporters whose 40-month prison sentence was just commuted--by Eliza Relman and Grace Panetta

The Atlantic
Roger Stone Can Be Tried, Again--by Neal K. Katyal and Joshua A. Geltzer
Meet the Leader of Eliot Spitzer's Smear Campaign--ALEX GIBNEY

The Guardian
Roger Stone has escaped punishment for his crimes. Trump is sending a signal--by Andrew Gawthorpe
Trump commutes sentence of Roger Stone, longtime friend and adviser

ABC News
What you need to know about the indictment against Roger Stone--by Ali Dukakis

Roger Stone Indictment
United States of America vs. Roger Jason Stone, Jr.

Mother Jones
From Nixon to Trump, the Long, Shady Career of Roger Stone--by Will Greenberg

New York Magazine
The Indestructible Roger Stone--By Geoffrey Gray

Politico
Watergate Created Roger Stone. Trump Completed Him--By JOHN A. FARRELL
WikiLeaks, dog threats and a fake death notice: Roger Stone's odd friendship with Randy Credico--by JOSH GERSTEIN and DARREN SAMUELSOHN

The Washington Post
How did Roger Stone Survive Watergate--by Timothy Naftali

USA Today
Roger Stone's Nixon back tattoo, Netflix documentary and more odd facts about Trump's associate--by Ashley May

The New Yorker
The Dirty Trickster--by Jeffrey Toobin

CBS Sacramento
Roger Stone’s Original ‘Dirty Trick’ Target Gets The Last Laugh--by George Warren

The Hill
Paul Manafort: Handmaiden to dictators--by DAVID HOFFMAN

Daily Beast
Top Trump Aide Led the ‘Torturers’ Lobby’--By Betsy Swan and Tim Mak

Amazon
Stone's Rules: How to Win at Politics, Business, and Style

Washington Examiner
Smears, swingers, and dirty tricks: Roger Stone's colorful career in politics--by Alana Goodman

Sun Sentinel
Proud Boys: A small, incendiary group chummy with Florida and its political figures--By ANDREW BORYGA

GQ
The Brooks Brothers Riot, the J. C. Penney Skirmish, and the Changing Republican Uniform--by Cam Wolf

Retropolis
‘It’s insanity!’: How the ‘Brooks Brothers Riot’ killed the 2000 recount in Miami--by Michael E. Miller

Photos
Roger Stone’s Nixon Tattoo--via Twitter (Michael Del Moro @MikeDelMoro·Jan 25, 2019)
Roger Stone Leaving Court--via Youtube screenshot of NBC Nightly News
Roger Stone Giving Nixon V Sign--via Youtube screenshot of CNN

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Episode 52: End of Year Special! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep52notes Wed, 23 Dec 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 022c2336-fa84-40fd-8924-01bbac118626 Tina and Hillary look back at the year and highlight some special moments from the show, and they talk to some Mucksters about their favorite episodes as well.

Tina’s Story
Tina turns to some self-centered, shady, silly, and stupid politicians from the show. She recounts the story of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s johnson from Episode 37 and Custer County Sheriff Michael Burgess’s awful treatment of female prisoners from Episode 22. She also recounts Anthony Weiner's accidental tweet from Episode 17 and wanna be gangster, Mayor Buddy Cianci from Episode 31.

Hillary’s Story
Hillary reflects back on several memorable moments. She discusses how Newt Gingrich used his sudden political fame to sow the seeds of division from Episode 12. She also talks about Elvis’s historic visit to the White House from Episode 28, Reagan’s mishandling of the AIDS crisis from Episode 5, and the time when Rod Blagojevich started a band in prison from Episode 30.

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Li'l Muck Episode 16: Shevrin Jones https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep16notes Fri, 18 Dec 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 965cf0ff-717d-4fd2-80b1-b15d79034876 Hillary and Tina interview Senator Shevrin “Shev” Jones. Senator Jones was first elected to the Florida House, championing meaningful bipartisan legislation, including two consecutive bills to secure dignity for incarcerated women; statewide expansion of a clean syringe exchange program; safety and oversight for athletic coaches for youth athletic teams; and ensuring transparency and accountability via police body cameras. Today, Jones proudly serves Florida’s 35th Senate District, which includes portions of Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Senator Jones served on President Barack Obama’s College Promise Task Force and is an active member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Young Elected Officials Network, Leadership Florida Connect - Class 32, Leadership Broward Class 27, the Council of State Governments TOLLS fellowship program, and Millennial Action Project’s Florida Future Caucus.

Senator Jones speaks to us about his historic win, his work on the Dignity Act and Tammy Jackson Act, what he hopes to achieve as senator in the upcoming Florida legislative session, and more.

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Episode 51: Welcome to the Bell Jar https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep51notes Wed, 16 Dec 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 3b6d8b5f-262a-45b1-a66a-b883726136da Hillary and Tina cover former US Senator from Missouri, Thomas Eagleton and former Governor of Illinois, George Ryan

Hillary’s Story
In 1972, then Senator Thomas Eagleton earned a place on the Democratic ticket as a Vice Presidential nominee. But, when his past comes back to light, his opponents use it against him.

Tina’s Story
In 1999, George Ryan won the governorship of Illinois, which was one of several elected positions Ryan held throughout his political career. But, when a horrific traffic accident occurs, Ryan’s career comes to a screeching halt.

Sources
Hillary's Story
NPR All Thing's Considered
The Thomas Eagleton Affair Haunts Candidates Today

Encyclopedia.com
Eagleton Affair

History
George McGovern Picks Eagleton as Running Mate

Wikipedia
Thomas Eagleton
1972 United States presidential election
What's My Line?

Medium
The Familial Blackmail Of A Popular Senator--by Edward Anderson

The Washington Post
THE CAUTIOUS CLOSET OF THE GAY CONSERVATIVE--By Elizabeth Kastor

CBS News
Eagleton speaks after stepping down as VP candidate--CBS News via YouTube

The New York Times
Thomas F. Eagleton, 77, a Running Mate for 18 Days, Dies--by By Adam Clymer

Photos
Thomas Eagleton--US Federal Government via Public Domain
Senator Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri with Senator George McGovern (left)--UPI File Photo via Saint Louis Post Dispatch

Tina's Story
CNN
George Ryan Fast Facts--by CNN Editorial Research

NPR
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan Heading to Prison--by DAVID SCHAPER

The New York Times
Ex-Governor of Illinois Is Convicted on All Charges--by By Monica Davey and John O'Neil
Then There Was One: An Illinois Ex-Governor Leaves Prison--by Steven Yaccino

US Department of Justice
U.S. INDICTS FORMER ILLINOIS GOV. GEORGE RYAN FOR ALLEGED PUBLIC CORRUPTION DURING TERMS AS SECRETARY OF STATE AND GOVERNOR

14 News
Former IL Governor Ryan Sentenced--by Kerry Corum

Tulsa World
Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan indicted on corruption charges--by MIKE ROBINSON

Reuters
Wife of jailed former Illinois Gov. George Ryan dies--By Mary Wisniewski

NWI Times
Key events in licenses for bribes scandal--by The Associated Press

NBC News
Ex-governor convicted of racketeering--by The Associated Press

The Southern Illinoisan
Ex-Illinois Gov. George Ryan released from halfway house--BY MICHAEL TARM

Huffington Post
George Ryan, Imprisoned Ex Governor Of Illinois, Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize
25 Fun Facts About Illinois--by Madison Bondi

Photos
Governor George Ryan--Photo by spsarge (CC BY 2.0)
Willis Family Press Conference--Screenshot of Willis Testimony via YouTube
Driver’s Testing License Center--Screenshot of WISN 12 News via YouTube

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Episode 50: Pilgrims are Murderers https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep50notes Wed, 09 Dec 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 1275eba1-7117-49c8-81c0-6fae244bb98c Tina and Hillary cover former the Thibodaux Massacre and Former US Senator from Tennessee William Blount.

Hillary’s Story
William Blount began his career as a land speculator and eventually earned a seat in the US Senate. But, when his financial troubles escalate, he concocts a treasonous scheme to attack US territories.

Tina’s Story
In 1887, roughly 10,000 workers went on strike against sugar cane plantations. But, when tensions mount, then governor Samuel Douglas McEnery sends in paramilitary groups to attack the workers and their families resulting in one of the most dangerous labor strikes in American history.

Sources
Hillary's Story
History
8 Early American Political Scandals--by Evan Andrews

History.Army.Mil
WILLIAM BLOUNT

Wikipedia
William Blount
Transylvania Colony

Tennessee Encyclopedia
William Blount

American History
A Biography of William Blount 1749-1800

US Senate
William Blount: A Featured Biography
The First Impeachment

Encyclopedia.com
Blount Conspiracy

Photos
William Blount--by Washington Bogart Cooper via Public Domain
Lyon/Griswold Brawl--Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division via Public Domain

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Samuel D. McEnery
Thibodaux Massacre

The Opelousas courier
Riot in Thibodaux (printed Nov. 26 1887)
History is a Weapon
"Red-Handed Murder: Negroes Wantonly Killed at Thibodaux, La."--by Anonymous (November 26, 1887)

Lib.org
The Thibodaux massacre, 1887--by Stephen Kliebert

Labor History Podcast
November 23 - The Thibodaux Massacre

NOLA.com
Thibodaux Massacre victims to be commemorated 130 years after they were killed: report--by Drew Broach

Black Past
THE THIBODAUX MASSACRE (NOVEMBER 23, 1887)--by KC Washington

Daily Comet
Researchers unveil findings of Thibodaux Massacre--by Dan Copp

Yesterday’s America
The Thibodaux Massacre--By Yesterday's America Editorial Team

64 Parishes
Samuel McEnery--by Joyce Jackson

Smithsonian Magazine
The Thibodaux Massacre Left 60 African-Americans Dead and Spelled the End of Unionized Farm Labor in the South for Decades--by Calvin Schermerhorn

Philadelphia Tribune
Mass celebrated to honor 1887 Thibodaux Massacre victims

Vermillion Parish
WHY IS LOUISIANA THE ONLY STATE TO HAVE PARISHES AND NOT COUNTIES?

Photos
Cutting Sugar Cane in Louisiana--by William Henry Jackson via Public Domain
Samuel Douglas McEnery--Library of Congress via Public Domain
Knights of Labor Seal--via Public Domain

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Li'l Muck Episode 15: Nik Harris https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep15notes Fri, 04 Dec 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com aec92063-769f-4c9a-9347-7099334a2fed Hillary and Tina interview Nik Harris. Nik currently serves as Consumer Advocate to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Nik also works as Senior Attorney for the Florida Department of Transportation, where she has worked for over decade. As a longtime advocate for the LGBTQ community, Nik serves as a member of the Florida Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, serves as the National Board of Governors Vice-Chair for the Human Rights Campaign and co-chairs the Steering Committee in South Florida. Nik also co-chairs the National Community Engagement, and is Vice President of the Dolphin Democrats and the LGBTQ Democratic Caucus and Women & Leadership Council.

Nik talks to us about her work as a consumer advocate, the changes the Democratic Party needs to make, the importance of trusting black women, and more.

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Episode 49: What Took You So Long? https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep49notes Wed, 02 Dec 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 4980a5cd-b956-465d-a6c4-696e9bc755f5 Hillary and Tina cover former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and FBI Agent turned spy Robert Hanssen

Hillary’s Story
When California faces a critical budget crisis, Arnold Schwarzenegger wins the governorship vowing to terminate the deficit. But when his budget proposals lead to more debt, the Governor’s ratings take a plunge.

Tina’s Story
Robert Hanssen served as an agent for the FBI from 1971 to 2001. But, when he covertly drops off a package in a park near his home, Hanssen’s caught red handed as one of the most notorious double agents in recent history.

Sources
Hillary's Story
History
Arnold Schwarzenegger becomes California governor

Politico
Schwarzenegger elected California’s governor, Oct. 7, 2003--By ANDREW GLASS

KVCR News
PolitiFact Check: Was Arnold Schwarzenegger California's Greenest Governor?--By CHRIS NICHOLS

LA Magazine
The Man Who Tried to Make California Great Again--By Ed Leibowitz

CNN
Arnold Schwarzenegger Fast Facts--by CNN Editorial Research

Wikipedia
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Political career of Arnold Schwarzenegger
First term of Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California
Gray Davis

Los Angeles Times
The tragedy of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governorship--By MICHAEL HILTZIK

The Atlantic
The Rise and Fall of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger--by Ray Gustini

Photos
Bodybuilder Arnold Scwarzenegger--from Madison Square Garden Center via Public Domain
Arnold as Conan the Barbarian--by Universal Studios via Brittannica
California Governor Gray Davis--screenshot via CNBC
Arnold and Maria on Election Night--by Mark J. Terrill/AP via Politico

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Opus Dei
GRU

FBI
Robert Hanssen
FBI Richmond History

History
Robert Hanssen: American Traitor--by Elizabeth Nix
6 Daring Double Agents--by Elizabeth Nix

CNN
Robert Hanssen Fast Facts--byCNN Editorial Research
Notable US Spies Fast Facts--by CNN Editorial Research
Ex-FBI spy Hanssen sentenced to life, apologizes
Ex-stripper describes her time with accused spy

The New York Times
Spy's Wife Speaks, After Taking a Lie Test--By James Risen

Timeline
There was a Russian spy in the FBI for 15 years, and even he warned of election tampering--by Allen McDuffee

Clearance Jobs
The Ghost and Dr. Death: The True Story of How the FBI Caught Robert Hanssen – America’s First Cyber Spy--by Caroline D'Agati

ABC News
How the FBI Tracked Robert Hanssen--By Peter Dizikes

FSA Hanssen Affidavit
AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, ARREST WARRANT AND SEARCH WARRANTS/United States vs. Robert Phillip Hanssen

Public Apology Central
Robert Hanssen

Patch
15 Years Ago: Spy Robert Hanssen Arrested in Vienna--by Mary Ann Barton

Washington Post
Hanssen Admits Spying, Avoids Death Penalty--By Brooke A. Masters

The Observer via The Guardian
The spy who loved being out in the cold--by Katie Roiphie

VOA News
US Spy Robert Hanssen Spared Death Sentence - 2002-05-10

ABC News
Stripper Discusses Friendship With Accused Spy

Photo
Robert Hanssen Official Agent Photo--via FBI (Public Domain)
Fox Stone Park “Dead Drop” Site--via FBI (Public Domain)
Robert Hanssen Mug Shot--via FBI (Public Domain)

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Episode 48: Run, Bitch! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep48notes Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 5a661602-20d1-4729-83f3-80c7128cb001 Hillary and Tina cover former Agriculture Commissioner of South Carolina Charles Sharpe and the Assassination of California State Senator Leo Ryan

Tina’s Story
Charles Sharpe served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1985-2002 and served as the South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner from 2002 to 2004. But, when he’s embroiled in a local cockfighting, his career flew the coop.

Hillary’s Story
Throughout his career, Congressman Leo Ryan faced dangerous situations to gain a greater understanding of what was happening in his district. But, nothing could have prepared him for his encounter with Jim Jones and the People’s Temple.

Sources
Tina's Story
Spokesman-Review
S.C. official charged for accepting payoffs

Post and Courier
Ex-lawmaker finds life after prison--by Ron Menchaca

Augusta Chronicle
Former official denies role

The New York Times
After Arrest, Push to Punish Cockfighting--By The Associated Press
National Briefing | South: South Carolina: Ex-Commissioner Pleads Guilty--By Ariel Hart

Go Upstate
Former top state agriculture official speaks after 2 years in prison--by The Associated Press

The State
Restaurateur among those who bribed Metts, indictment says--BY NOELLE PHILLIPS
21 indicted in probe of cockfights--BY NOELLE PHILLIPS

The Dispatch
‘Greed and bloodlust’--by Wayne Pacelle

Savannah Now
Cockfighting could be a felony in home of fighting Gamecocks

The Times and Democrat
Cockfighting guilty plea gets Sharpe 2 years--by Jacob Jordan
Former AG Commissioner Sharpe reports to prison--by Associated Press

Wikipedia
Charles Sharpe (politician)

Seven Seas Media
7 Surprising Facts You May Not Know About South Carolina

Ballotpedia
South Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture

South Carolina State House
Sharpe Legislation (sponsored/co-sponsored bills)

Humane Society
Cock Fighting Fact Sheet

NBC Miami
Body Cam Footage Shows Moment Florida Deputies Busted Cockfighting Ring

BCC
Police officer raiding illegal cockfight gets killed by rooster

Photos
Charles Sharpe Leaving Court--from Associated Press via Times and Democrat
Charles Sharpe House of Representatives Photo--via South Carolina Legislature Online
Early Print of CockFight--via Public Domain

Hillary's Story
PBS American Experience
Leo Joseph Ryan

Wikimedia
Leo Ryan
Jim Jones
Jonestown
Jackie Speier

Today Show via YouTube
Congresswoman Recalls Surviving Jonestown Massacre

Time
The U.S. Military Had to Clean Up After the Jonestown Massacre 40 Years Ago. What the Crew Found Was 'Beyond Imagination'--By Andy Kopsa

FBI
History: Jonestown

San Diego State University
Alternative Considerations of Jonestown & Peoples Temple

Rolling Stone
Jonestown: 13 Things You Should Know About the Cult Massacre

History
Mass Suicide at Jonestown

NPR
Rep. Leo Ryan's Daughter Recalls His 1978 Murder

Photos
Congressman Leo Ryan--via United States House of Representatives (Public Domain)
Jim Jones--Photo by Nancy Wong (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Shooting at Airstrip--Screenshot via NBC News Dateline
Bodies at Jonestown--Photo by David Hume Kennerly via Kennerly Website

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Li'l Muck Episode 14: Jason Blank https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmepnotes14 Fri, 20 Nov 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 30b0e25b-4ab5-492f-be14-4f2c436f8435 Hillary and Tina interview attorney Jason Blank. Jason joined Jason H. Haber to form Haber Blank, LLP to provide effective and strategic representation to clients. Jason’s practice focuses on Florida election law as well as criminal defense trial and appeals. Prior to establishing Haber Blank, LLP, Jason served as a Broward County Assistant Public Defender, handling all levels of criminal cases. In the course of his Florida election law Practice, Jason has served as Broward County Counsel for the Florida Democratic Party’s Voter Protection team since 2008 where he oversees hundreds of volunteer lawyers to ensure that every eligible voter in Broward County who wants to is able to cast their ballot. Additionally, Jason represents elected officials and their campaigns across the State of Florida. He has been involved in numerous recounts ranging from the 2018 Senate, Commissioner of Agriculture, and various State House seats, to local races for Circuit Court Judge, Mayor, and Commission across Florida. He is part of legal teams that have litigated various election law and election rights issues in both the Federal and State courts including cases against President Trump, the Florida Secretary of State, and against the Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections.

Jason Blank discusses the 2020 election from a legal perspective. He talks to us about potential post-election lawsuits, the role of judges, and his favorite election cases.

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Episode 47: Hey, Hey, Hey Goodbye! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep47notes Wed, 18 Nov 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 7f24d114-bd6f-41be-a1ec-af4a1285802c Hillary and Tina cover the Teapot Dome scandal and the New Hampshire Phone Jamming Scandal.

Hillary’s Story
Albert B. Fall served as Secretary of the Interior beginning in March of 1921. But, when Fall’s standard of living increases exponentially, investigator’s wondered if oil companies greased his palms for leases to oil reserves.

Tina’s Story
Allen Raymond worked as a GOP operative and political consultant. But, when he was approached to help close the gap in the 2002 US Senate Race for New Hampshire, Raymond made a bad call leading to accusations of election tampering.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Teapot Dome Scandal
Albert B. Fall

Montana The Magazine of Western History via JSTOR
New Mexican Machiavellian? The Story of Albert B. Fall--by David H. Stratton

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
FALL, Albert Bacon (1861-1944)

History
Cabinet Member Found Guilty in Teapot Dome Scandal

UVA Miller Center
ALBERT B. FALL (1921–1923)

Britannica
Albert Bacon Fall

Photos
Albert B. Fall--Harris & Ewing - Library of Congress via Public Domain
Teapot Rock--Historical postcard via Public Domain
Scandal Investigation--National Photo Company Collection (Library of Congress) via Public Domain

Tina's Story
Wikimedia
2002 New Hampshire Senate Election Phone Jamming Scandal
Allen Raymond

New York Times
The New Hampshire Phone Scam
Republicans Seek to Swamp Democratic Offices With Anti-Impeachment Calls--by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni

Politico
'02 phone scandal still ringing Dems' ears--By DAVID MARK

Impact 2020
Inside a GOP effort to rig the 2002 New Hampshire elections--by GREG GORDON

Ballotpedia
U.S. Senate race in New Hampshire (2002)

NBC News
Records show phone jammer-White House link--by The Associated Press

Fosters
Ex-GOP official convicted of telephone harassment in jamming--by Annie Saunders

Think Progress
Evidence Mounts Of White House Ties To New Hampshire Phone Jamming Scheme--by Matt Corley

The Spokesman Review
N.H. phone-jamming scandal may lead to White House

Huffington Post
Why Sununu Should Testify on Phone Jamming--by Kathy Sullivan
Mystery of 2002 GOP Phone-Jamming Scandal May Finally Be Solved--by Thomas B. Edsall

The Spokesman
Phone-jam case focuses on Sandpoint firm--by Associated Press

Daily Beast
I Went to Prison for Jamming Phones for the RNC. Now the RNC Is Boasting About Doing It Again.--by Allen Raymond

Lincoln Journal Project
GOP operative and ex-con comes clean about the dirty jobs in politics--by Peter Carlson

Vox Verax (Boston Globe Article Repost)
Fallen star blames self, GOP tactics--By Michael Kranish, Boston Globe Staff

Outside the Beltway
NH Phone Jam Convict out of Jail, Back to Advising GOP--by JAMES JOYNER

Department of Justice
Former RNC New England Regional Director Convicted In New Hampshire Phone Jamming Case

Photos
Allen Raymond Speaking on CSPAN--screenshot via CSPAN
How to Rig an Election Book Cover--screenshot via Amazon
John Sununu, US Senator from New Hampshire--via US Congress Image via the Public Domain

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Episode 46: Wheels Up, Rings Off https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep46notes Wed, 11 Nov 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ec3e13be-80ca-4b08-a80e-a766a3b4553d Tina and Hillary cover the 2012 Secret Service scandal and Former New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran.

Tina’s Story
In April 2012, President Obama headed to Cartagena Colombia for the South American Summit. But, when a Secret Service agent shouted with a sex worker for services rendered, the secret of their escapades was out!

Hillary’s Story
Dianna Duran served as New Mexico’s Secretary of State beginning in 2011 after eight terms as a state senator. But, shortly after beginning her second term as Secretary, Duran ran into some trouble that ruins her career and reputation.

Sources
New York Times
Investigator in Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Resigns--By Michael S. Schmidt

ABC News
Colombia Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Spreads to the DEA--by PIERRE THOMAS and JASON RYAN

The Atlantic
How to Party Like a Secret Service Agent in Cartagena--by Adam Martin

What Happens in Colombia ... Is Pretty Embarrassing for the Secret Service--by SETH ABRAMOVITCH

Amherst Times
Texas Women Claim Affairs With Disgraced Secret Service Agent Arthur Huntington

Huffington Post
Arthur Huntington, Ex-Secret Service Agent, Faces Fresh Allegations

Business Insider
LISTEN: CNN Identifies The Secret Service Agent Whose Altercation With A Prostitute Started The Scandal

Daily News
Secret Service member suspended in Colombia sex scandal claims agents were ‘railroaded’--by Erik Oritz

The Guardian
Secret service scandal in Colombia has agency's culture under a microscope--by Karen McVeigh

The Tico Times
Remember that Secret Service scandal involving prostitutes in Colombia? Turns out there’s more to the story--by Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura

The Wall Street Journal
Secret Service Agents in Scandal Placed on Leave--By Laura Meckler

NPR WLRN
Secret Service Agents Recalled From Overseas For Drinking--by Scott Neuman

U.S. revokes security clearance of 11 agents over Colombia incident--By Tabassum Zakaria, David Alexander

Homeland Security Today
Secret Service Took Appropriate Steps in Response to Prostitution Scandal, IG Says

12 News Now
More details emerge in Secret Service scandal--by Dana Bash

Office of the Inspector General
USSS Cartagena Review

Time
Meet the ‘Steely’ Woman Who Booted 11 Secret Service Agents from Colombia--By Nick Carbone

DCist
Colombian Prostitute Says Secret Service Agent Was Proud Of His Abs--by Benjamin R. Freed

CBS 8
Woman in Secret Service scandal calls agents 'fools'

Photos
President Obama Address Scandal During South American Summit Visit--Screenshot, PBS News via YouTube
Hotel Caribe--Screenshot, ABC News via YouTube
US Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan--Screenshot, PBS News via YouTube

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Dianna Duran

Governing
New Mexico Secretary of State Could Be First to Lose Pension Under New Law--by Caroline Cournoyer

Las Cruces Sun News
Dianna Duran resigns, pleads guilty to felonies--by Heath Haussamen

Abqjournal
Duran sentenced to 30 days in jail, ordered to pay $28,000--by Dan Boyd

New York Times
New Mexico Secretary of State, Dianna Duran, Pleads Guilty to Fraud--by Fernanda Santos

Photos
Dianna Duran Outside Courthouse--by Montoya Bryan/AP via New York Times
Duran Mugshot--via New Mexico Political Report
Dianna Duran Senate Photo--via New Mexico Legislature

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Li'l Muck Episode 13: Alfredo Olvera https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmepnotes13 Fri, 06 Nov 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 566c338c-5bea-45da-a858-8724724ef942 Hillary and Tina interview Dolphin Democrats President, Alfredo Olvera. As president of the Dolphin Democrats, he leads by example and inspires folks to action. An advocate for the LBGTQ+ community, Olvera works to help elect pro-LGBTQ+ candidates while also ensuring access to voter education. Furthermore, he also works hard to combine efforts with other local grassroots organizations to further build community engagement. Most recently, Olvera helped organize a team of volunteers to show up at the polls for several local candidates as well as the Biden campaign.

Alfredo Olvera discusses winners and losers of the 2020 election both across Florida and the nation. He also comments on necessary changes the Democratic Party needs to move forward as well as Trump’s appeal for over 40 million American voters.

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Episode 45: Way To Go, Girl https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep45notes Wed, 04 Nov 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ed799852-e292-406f-8fb5-0d60cca9ce73 Hillary and Tina cover the election of 1876 and US House Rep from California, Duncan D. Hunter.

Hillary’s Story
The disputed election of 1876 was rife with controversy and led to a constitutional crisis. But, when those in power strike a shady deal, they gamble with the Reconstruction movement, which has lasting impacts still felt today.

Tina’s Story
Duncan D. Hunter served as a US House Representative for California beginning in 2008. But, when allegations of campaign finance violations emerge, the Justice Department hunts for answers.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
1876 United States presidential election
Compromise of 1877
Britannica
United States presidential election of 1876
Redeemers

History, Arts, & Archives
The Electoral Vote Count of the 1876 Presidential Election

History.com
How the 1876 Election Tested the Constitution and Effectively Ended Reconstruction--by Sarah Pruitt

Smithsonian
The Ugliest, Most Contentious Presidential Election Ever

Chicago Tribune
Flashback: All the Twists and Turns of the Election of 1876

The Atlantic
The Hayes-Tilden Electoral Commission--by James Monroe, October1893 Issue

Photos
Rutherford B. Hayes--via the Library of Congress (public domain)
Samuel J. Tilden--via the public domain
Political Farce of 1876 Poster--from Library of Congress via Wikimedia Commons

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Duncan D. Hunter

Times of San Diego
How a 384-Word Story by Morgan Cook Led to Duncan Hunter’s Guilty Plea--by Ken Stone
Duncan Hunter Seeks Delay of Prison Start Till January to Avoid COVID--by Ken Stone
Judge OKs Duncan Hunter Request to Delay Serving 11-Month Sentence--by Ken Stone

Vox
Republican Duncan Hunter is baselessly calling his Mexican-Palestinian-American opponent a “security threat”--by Tara Golshan

New York TImes
Duncan Hunter Sentenced to 11 Months in Prison for Stealing Campaign Funds--by Neil Vigdor
Duncan Hunter Used Campaign Money for Multiple Affairs, Prosecutors Say--by Tim Arango
Duncan Hunter’s Wife, Margaret, Is Sentenced for Stealing Campaign Funds--by Azi Paybarah
Duncan Hunter’s Guilty Plea: Answers to 5 Crucial Questions--by Marvin Webster and Patrick J. Lyons

United States Department of Justice
Congressman Duncan D. Hunter Pleads Guilty to Stealing Campaign Funds

San Diego Union-Tribune
New details of misconduct by former Rep. Duncan Hunter emerge ahead of sentencing--by Morgan Cook and Jeff McDonald
Rep. Duncan Hunter to plead guilty in campaign finance scandal, leave Congress--by Morgan Cook and Jeff McDonald

Associated Press
GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter resigns after corruption conviction--By JULIE WATSON

NBC News
Duncan Hunter appears to blame wife for $250K campaign cash scandal--by Adam Edelman

Track Bill
US Congress Rep. Duncan D. Hunter

KUSI News
Congressman Duncan D. Hunter announces guilty plea on one count of misuse of campaign funds

NPR
GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter To Plead Guilty To Campaign Finance Charge, May Resign--by Jessica Taylor

Document Cloud
United States’ Motion To Admit Evidence Of Defendant’s Use Of Campaign Funds To Pursue Personal Relationships (USA vs. Duncan D. Hunter)

Photos
Rep. Duncan Hunter (CA-50)--House Creative Sources via Public Domain
Duncan Hunter Courtroom Sketch--screenshot from KPBS Evening Edition via YouTube
KPBS
Duncan Hunter Resignation at News Conference--screenshot from KPBS Evening Edition via YouTube
KPBS

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Episode 44: Grateful Dead, People https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep44notes Wed, 28 Oct 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 5bb63d5b-7d5c-48a1-850c-1108722a7842 Tina and Hillary cover former US House Representative for Tennessee, Sam Houston and Vice President Mike Pence’s time as Indiana Governor.

Tina’s Story
Sam Houston served as the US House Rep for Tennessee, then earned a seat as Governor of Tennessee, and then later became the Republic of Texas’s first and third president, senator of Texas, and later served as Governor of Texas. But, his early career in Tennessee came to a halting end because of marital strife.

Hillary’s Story
Before serving as Vice President and leading the Coronavirus Task Force, Pence served as Indiana governor. But, when the then governor faced a potential AIDS outbreak in 2015, he ignored public health advice which led to hundreds of cases statewide.

Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Sam Houston
William Stanbery

History.com
7 Things You May Not Know About Sam Houston--by CHRISTOPHER KLEIN

Tennessee Historical Society
Sam Houston and Eliza Allen: “Ten Thousand Imputed Slanders”

The Washington Post
SAM HOUSTON'S 'BRIDE' REVISITED--By Sarah Booth Conroy

Texas Monthly
Sam Houston, Warts and All--by Bill Porterfield

Hays Free Press
Tennessee scandal drives Houston into Texas exile--by Bartee Haile

History Net
As Big As Texas: Sam Houston--by Johnny D. Boggs

The Post Intelligencer
New details emerge of Houston's failed marriage--via AP

Longview News Journal
Houston’s trial changed Texas, U.S. history--By Van Craddock

Georgetown University Law Center
Marital Exits and Marital Expectations in Nineteenth Century America--by Hendrik A. Hartog

Texas Standard
The Street Fight That Brought Sam Houston to Texas--by Andrew Roush

Boundary Stones
A Congressional Beating: Sam Houston and William Stanbery--by Mark Jones

Photos
Sam Houston--from George Eastman Museum via Public Domain
Eliza Allen--from the Kenneth Thompson Collection via The Tennessee Historical Society
William Stanbery--via Public Domain

Hillary's Story
Sources
Wikipedia
Mike Pence
White House Coronavirus Task Force

The Guardian
‘We still have darkness’: the town where an HIV outbreak occurred under Mike Pence--by John Wood

The Policy Surveillance Program
Syringe Distribution Laws

Huffpost
Mike Pence's Defining Moment As Governor? Enabling An HIV Outbreak.--by Erin Schumaker

New York Times
Mike Pence’s Response to H.I.V. Outbreak: Prayer, Then a Change of Heart--by Megan Twohey

PBS News Hour
What Pence’s handling of an HIV outbreak means for his coronavirus role--by Gretchen Frazee

NPR WLRN
Pence's New Coronavirus Role Raises Questions About His Public Health Record--by Miles Parks

Indiana Democratic Party
A Timeline of Mike Pence’s Discrimination Against the LGBT Community

Politifact
Speaking of an HIV outbreak in Indiana during his time as governor, says “we immediately deployed health resources.”--by Miriam Valverde
How Mike Pence Made Indiana’s HIV Outbreak Worse--by GREGG GONSALVES and FORREST CRAWFORD

CNN
Pence's history managing HIV crisis in Indiana under scrutiny now that he's overseeing coronavirus--by Jen Christensen

Fact Check
Pence Moved Slowly in Combating HIV Outbreak--By Rem Rieder

NCBI
Dynamics of the HIV Outbreak and Response in Scott County, Indiana, 2011-2015: A Modeling Study--by Gregg S. Gonsalves, PhD and Forrest W. Crawford, PhD

NBC News
Pence's handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny--by Associated Press

Photos
Vice President Mike Pence--by D. Myles Cullen via Public Domain

Mike Pence as Governor--by Michael Conroy via Chicago Tribune

Mike Pence at COVID Briefing--via Washington Post

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Li'l Muck Episode 12: Harold Pryor https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmepnotes12 Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com cf8624dc-eeaa-469f-a055-38817816b2f8 Hillary and Tina interview Broward County State Attorney candidate, Harold Pryor. Pryor served as an Assistant State Attorney with the Office of the State Attorney in and for the 17th Judicial Circuit of Florida in Broward County, prosecuting serious criminal offenses in the Felony Trial Unit. He developed a reputation for being a tough, fair, and skilled trial lawyer. Harold was often lauded for his compassion for victims and his constant quest for truth and fairness through every stage of the prosecutorial process. Pryor strongly believes that as a prosecutor, securing guilty verdicts should never be a prosecutor’s primary goal; but rather the pursuit of truth and justice throughout the process should be paramount. In August 2020, Pryor won the Democratic Primary for State Attorney.

Harold Pryor discusses his candidacy for Broward County State Attorney, the importance of diversity in constitutional seats, and the role the State Attorney’s office can have on racial and social justice.

Resources
Harold Pryor Website

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Episode 43: Freedom is the Cure https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep43notes Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 664cdbee-e0c5-49f9-bf39-78dc54f63e1f Hillary and Tina cover former Washington House Representative Matt Shea and Birmingham Commission of Public Safety, Bull Connor.

Hillary’s Story
Attorney and radio host, Matt Shea earned a seat in the Washington State House in 2009, but when he publishes a manifesto calling for biblical war, the FBI launches an investigation that leads to accusations of domestic terrorism.

Tina’s Story
Bull Connor served as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives, Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety, and the President of the Alabama Public Service Commission.
But, when he continually denied rights to blacks, worked to further disenfranchise minority communities, and encouraged police brutality, he proved himself to be the embodiment of racism.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikimedia
Matt Shea
State of Liberty

The Seattle Times
In filing deadline surprise, controversial state Rep. Matt Shea won’t seek reelection--by Jim Brunner and Joseph O’Sullivan
Washington Rep. Matt Shea engaged in domestic terrorism against U.S., says state House report--by David Gutman, Jim Brunner and Joseph O’Sullivan
Leaked emails show Washington state Rep. Matt Shea endorsed training children to fight in holy war--by Chad Sokol

NPR
Washington Legislator Matt Shea Accused Of 'Domestic Terrorism,' Report Finds--by Vanessa Romo

Facebook
Matt Shea Political Page

The Spokesman Review
A look at Rep. Matt Shea’s legal career: Recently laid off, he’s sued bad drivers and a state university--by Chad Sokol

CNN
Investigation finds Washington state representative took part in 'domestic terrorism'--By Chris Boyette and Carma Hassan

United States House of Representatives
Selected Memorials

The Rolling Stone
Something’s Brewing in the Deep Red West--by Leah Sottile

Photos
Matt Shea--by Thestevo via CC BY-SA 3.0 License
Matt Shea at Gun Rights Rally--by Ted S. Warren via Yakima Herald

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Bull Connor
Birmingham campaign
Letter from Birmingham Jail

King Institute
Connor, Theophilus Eugene "Bull"

PBS: American Experience
Meet the Players: Other Figures--Eugene "Bull" Connor, Selma, AL

History.com
Birmingham Church Bombing

Biography
Eugene “Bull” Connor

National Park Service
Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor (1897-1973)

Alabama Moments in American History
T. Eugene “Bull” Connor

AL.com
Joe Biden’s George Floyd speech references Birmingham’s Bull Connor--by
Leada Gore
Bull Connor used fire hoses, police dogs on protestors (May 3, 1963) (videos)--by Jeremy Gray

AFL-CIO
Bull Connor, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Labor Movement--Jay Smith

HITC
WHO WAS BULL CONNOR? BARACK OBAMA’S SPEECH AT JOHN LEWIS’S FUNERAL DEMANDS ATTENTION!--by Filiz Mustafa

Salon
Bull Connor spat in my teenage face: The civil rights march that changed me forever--by Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III

Real Clear Politics
Obama: Bull Connor May Be Gone, But We Witness Police Officers Kneeling On The Necks Of Black Americans--by Ian Schwartz

The St. John Source
Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor: Police Power in Racist Hands--by Frank Schneiger

The Guardian
How Alabama's newspapers failed to cover segregation in 1963--by Roy Greenslade

Pretty Sweet
Bull Connor Was a Horrible Man, So I Peed on His Grave--by Kevin McCormick

African Studies Center--University of Pennsylvania
"Letter from a Birmingham Jail, King, Jr."

New York Times
THE BIRMINGHAM BOMBING--By Howell Raines and Howell Raines

Photos
Bull Connor--by BIrmingham Police Department via Public Domain
Peaceful Protestors Hit by High Pressure Hoses--by Charles Moore via Fair Use
Recreation of Martin Luther King's Cell in Birmingham Jail at the National Civil Rights Museum--by Adam Jones, Ph.D via CC BY-SA 3.0

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Episode 42: Two Screaming Women https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep42notes Wed, 14 Oct 2020 00:00:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com c4a5013f-fbe6-4bf0-bccb-35ccbaf6ee31 Tina and Hillary cover activist, lawyer, judge, and revolutionary, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hillary’s Story
In 1959, Ruth Bader Ginsburg earn her law degree from Columbia University. But, when she faced challenges securing employment due to her sex, and witnessed more progressive views on gender equality in Sweden, she became a force to be reckoned with as lawyer and later as the co-founder of the Women’s Rights Project with the ACLU.

Tina’s Story
After her work with the ACLU, RBG gets appointed by Carter to the second highest court in the land, The Court of Appeals. But, when she continues to distinguish herself as a judge who judges fairly and with integrity while standing up for all Americans rather than the powerful few, she earns a spot on the highest court, The Supreme Court of the United States.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Rewire News Group
In the 1970s, Racism Led to Women Being Sterilized Against Their Will. Could It Happen Again?--by Sanoja Bhaumik

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
NOTORIOUS RBG: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG

Wikipedia
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

History
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

ACLU
TRIBUTE: THE LEGACY OF RUTH BADER GINSBURG AND WRP STAFF

Britannica
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Mental Floss
15 Amazing Facts About Ruth Bader Ginsburg--BY BETH ANNE MACALUSO

The New York Magazine
The Glorious RBG I learned, while writing about her, that her precision disguised her warmth.--By Irin Carmon

CNN
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Fast Facts

NPR
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Champion Of Gender Equality, Dies At 87--by Nina Totenberg

Photos
Ruth Bader Ginsburg as Young Girl--by Supreme Court via CNN
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wedding Dress--from Justice Ginsburg's personal collection via CNN
Ruth Bader Ginsburg with ACLU--by Lynn Gilbert via Wikimedia Commons

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Harvard Gazette
The life and legacy of RBG

USA Today
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's top opinions and dissents, from VMI to Voting Rights Act--by Richard Wolf

Seventeen
8 Historic Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court Rulings and Dissents to Know About--by Carolyn Twersky

CNBC
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s biggest cases: Equal pay, Bush v. Gore and insider trading--Marty Steinberg

PBS
5 of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s most powerful Supreme Court opinions--by Marcia Coyle

Reader's Digest
15 Ways Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Made History--by Tina Donvito

Mental Floss
15 Amazing Facts About Ruth Bader Ginsburg--BY BETH ANNE MACALUSO

Oyez
Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Good Housekeeping
Here's How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Changed American Life for the Better--Katie Bourque

Town & Country
Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Collars Decoded: What Each Neckpiece Means--by Chloe Foussianes

New York Times
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lace Collar Wasn’t an Accessory, It Was a Gauntlet--by Vanessa Friedman

Photos
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Portrait by Supreme Court of the United States via the Public Domain
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's chair and the bench in front of her seat draped in black by Supreme Court of the United States via Public Domain

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Li'l Muck Episode 11: Daniel Uhlfelder https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep11notes Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com a223d01c-1667-48af-aaae-6bbb2896bb5c Daniel Uhlfelder discusses his mission to keep politicians accountable, his appearances as the Grim Reaper across Florida beaches, his latest plan to bring a herd of goats to the Florida state capital and the Make My Day PAC and podcast.

Make My Day PAC
Make My Day Podcast

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Episode 41: Settle Down, Ladies https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep41notes Wed, 07 Oct 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com de85086a-6713-4068-b143-4fade53c0847 Hillary and Tina cover former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford and the infamous Orie sisters of Pennsylvania.

Hillary’s Story
In 2003, Mark Sanford won the first of two terms as governor for South Carolina after serving as a US House representative. But, when the governor goes missing for five days, a mystery ensues and secrets get revealed.

Tina’s Story
The Orie sisters were three successful political sisters--Jane served as Pennsylvania State senator, Joan sat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, and Janine worked as her sister Joan’s judicial aide. But, when a letter leads to an investigation, their success story becomes a tragedy.

Sources

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Mark Sanford
Mark Sanford extramarital affair
Elizabeth Colbert Busch

New York Times
Mark Sanford Drops Trump Primary Challenge: ‘You’ve Got to Be a Realist’--by Annie Karni
Mark Sanford’s Breakup Post Caught His Fiancée Off Guard--By Jim Rutenberg
Mark Sanford Is Still in Love--By Andrew Goldman
Gov. Mark Sanford Admits Affair
Mark Sanford Is the Biggest Republican Threat to Trump--by Liz Mair
Former Governor Advances in South Carolina Race--By Kim Severson
Mark Sanford Won’t Get Money From G.O.P. for House Bid--BY ROBBIE BROWN
Sanford Takes South Carolina Seat--by Nathan Frandino, Kim Severson, Channon Hodge and Ben Werschkul
Sanford’s Political Comeback--by Marcus Mabry, Ben Werschkul, Channon Hodge, Pedro Rafael Rosado and Alyssa Kim

Mark Sanford
Home Page

CNN
Sanford engaged to longtime girlfriend

South Carolina DMV
License Plates

Photos
Mark Sanford--by US Government, via Wikipedia
Sanford and wife Jenny--Jonathan Ernst/Reuters, via The Guardian
Sanford and lover, Maria Belen Chapur--via CNN

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Jane Orie
Joan Orie Melvin

USA Today
Three political sisters in Pa. convicted of corruption--Associated Press

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Sen. Orie's attorneys file to stop investigation--Paula Reed Ward
Judge suspends Joan Orie Melvin's corruption sentence--by Timothy McNulty
Orie sisters accused of threatening DA over grand jury probe--by Dennis B. Roddy

GoErie
DA invokes Melvin to rebut appeal by sister Orie--by Joe Mandak

Politics PA
Judge Joan Orie Melvin to be Charged Today--by Kelly Cernetich
Breaking: Orie Guilty on 14 of 24 Felony Counts--by Keegan Gibson

WPXI
Ex-Orie Staffer Uncomfortable After Bonusgate

Governing
Sen. Orie's 14 Convictions May Force Her Removal from Pennsylvania Senate--The Associated Press

Judgepedia
Top 5 List of Real-Life Judicial Misconduct

Penn Live
The rise and fall of the Orie sisters: 3 convicted in Pa. of corruption--The Associated Press

Philadelphia Inquirer
Pennsylvania Supreme Court may be affected by Orie scandal--by Tom Infield

Courthouse News Service
Politically Ruined Orie Sisters Take Fight to Third Circuit--by Emilee Larkin

NBC Philadelphia
Conviction Costs Judge Her Job--By MARK SCOLFORO

KDKA Pittsburgh
Orie Melvin, Sister Found Guilty In Corruption Trial House Judiciary Committee Leader Begins Impeachment Process Against Justice Melvin--By Jon Delano

The Tribune Democrat
Convicted ex-judge Joan Orie Melvin mails out court-ordered apology letters--By JOE MANDAK

The Morning Call
Pa. Supreme Court Judge Orie Melvin guilty on all but one count--by Paula Reed Ward

Lehigh Valley Live
Pa. Supreme Court Judge Joan Orie Melvin convicted of corruption

Photos
Senator Jane Orie--via Wikipedia (Free Use: CCBY3.0)
Judge Joan Orie Melvin--via Ballotpedia
Janine Orie--via PennLive

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Episode 40: That's a Goomara https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep40notes Wed, 30 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com b3940108-27d1-4899-b7a3-15a0f3f61d3e Tina and Hillary cover former New York Supreme Court Justice, Joseph Force Crater and former 4-Star General, David Petraeus.

Tina’s Story
Joseph Crater served as justice for the New York Supreme Court for New York County. But, when he failed to return home from a trip to the city, an investigation was launched into his supremely suspicious disappearance.

Hillary’s Story
Former 4-Star General David Petraeus served in the US Army for decades before becoming CIA Director in 2011. But, when the FBI begins an investigation into a potential classified information leak, the former general’s star starts to fall.

Sources

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
Joseph Force Crater

History.com
Joseph Force Crater becomes the missingest man in New York

The Seattle Times
Letter may solve 1930 mystery of missing judge--by Alison Gendar and Leo Standora

The unsolved mystery of Judge Joseph Force Crater's disappearance--By JAY MAEDER

The New York Times
Judge Is Still Missing, but Novel Tracks Him Down--By Alan Feuer

The Baltimore Sun
7 decades later, judge's vanishing still a mystery--by Frederick N. Rasmussen

Politico
Judge John Force Crater disappears, Aug. 6, 1930--By ANDREW GLASS

New York Post
1930 CRATER VANISH ‘SOLVED’ – DEAD WOMAN’S NOTE: MY HUBBY & COP PAL KILLED JUDGE--By Larry Celona

The Morning Call
THE MYSTERY OF JUDGE CRATER IN 1930, THE EASTON-BORN JURIST STEPPED INTO A CAB AND INTO HISTORY--BY FRANK WHELAN

Photos:
Judge Joseph Force Crater--screenshot via Matthew Baker’s Judge Crater’s Disappearance Tour on YouTube
Judge Crater Missing Flyer--screenshot via Matthew Baker’s Judge Crater’s Disappearance Tour on YouTube
Judge Crater and his Wife Stella--screenshot via Matthew Baker’s Judge Crater’s Disappearance Tour on YouTube

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
David Petraeus
Paula Broadwell
Holly Petraeus
Petraeus scandal

The New York Times
Petraeus Quits; Evidence of Affair Was Found by F.B.I.--by Michael D. Shear
Second Act of a Scandal: Cue the Superlawyers and the Spinmasters--by Scott Shane
David Petraeus, Secretary of State Candidate, Meets With Trump--by Mark Landler
Petraeus, Suddenly With Plenty of Free Time, Ponders His Next Move--by Elisabeth Bumiller

People
Hands Touching Thighs Under a Dinner Table While Spouses Watched: In New Memoir, Jill Kelley Dishes on Scandal That Brought Down Former CIA Director--by Susan Keating

Photos
David Petraeus--Official Photo from Central Intelligence Agency, public domain
Holly and David Petraeus--via Achievement.org
Paula Broadwell--screenshot via CBS This Morning
Jill Kelley--from Politico

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Li'l Muck Episode 10: Anna Eskamani https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep10notes Fri, 25 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 5bc29b06-7157-4380-82db-257371fd1fac Representative Anna Eskamani discusses her 2018 election, her fight for reproductive rights in Florida, and her work helping Floridans suffering unemployment during the Covid-19 crisis.

Resources
Representative Anna Eskamani's campaign page
Representative Anna Eskamani's Florida House page

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Episode 39: Calf Length Black Socks https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep39notes Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 17da5bca-71d3-4f7c-a1d3-6096b5961b88 Hillary and Tina cover the former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and the City of Bell scandal.

Hillary’s Story
In 2007, Eliot Spitzer earned the New York’s governor seat after campaigning on a platform of integrity and principle. But, when a wiretap exposes Spitzer’s alleged liaisons with a known escort agency, his own integrity and principles are called into question.

Tina’s Story
In 2010, the City of Bell was a modest suburb in Los Angeles county with quaint tree lined streets. But, when a newspaper reporter learns of potential misappropriation of funds, he rings the bell on political corruption that no one suspected.

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Eliot Spitzer
Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal

New York Times
Eliot Spitzer
Spitzer Said to Be Weighing Resignation--By Danny Hakim and William K. Rashbaum
Felled by Scandal, Spitzer Says Focus Is on His Family--By David Kocieniewski and Danny Hakim
Spitzer Resigns, Citing Personal Failings--By Michael M. Grynbaum
Eliot Spitzer Sues Woman Who Accused Him of Assault--By Jesse McKinley
Eliot Spitzer: Milestones in an Ambitious Career

Washington Post
FBI Watched Spitzer Before February Incident--By Keith B. Richburg, Susan Schmidt and Carrie Johnson

CNBC
ELIOT SPITZER SEX SCANDAL NEWS SPECIAL

Democrat & Chronicle
Behind the scenes: The Capitol chaos when Eliot Spitzer resigned 10 years ago--by Joseph Spector

Photos
Eliot Spitzer--Public Domain via Wikipedia
Spitzer and Silda at Press Conference--by Stephen Chernin via US News
Mayflower Hotel--by Jacquelyn Martin via Business Insider

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
City of Bell Scandal

City of Bell
City of Bell Homepage

Whittier City News
Last councilman convicted in Bell corruption scandal sentenced to 1 year in prison--by City News Service

Los Angeles Times
Timeline Bell: ‘Corruption on Steroids’--By LOS ANGELES TIMES STAFF

SFGate
Bell salary scandal: Mayor among 8 arrested--by John Rogers

Courthouse News Service
Convicted City Manager in Public Funds Scandal Wins Partial Reprieve--Matt Reynolds
Assistant City Manager Convicted in Public Funds Scandal Loses Appeal--by Nathan Solis

NPR WLRN Miami
How The L.A. Times Broke The Bell Corruption Story--by David Folkenflik

KPCC
Bell scandal: 3rd ex-council member sentenced in corruption trial--by KPCC Staff

NBC Los Angeles
Prosecutors: “Secret Formula” Key to Bell Corruption Scandal--By Patrick Healy and Jonathan Lloyd
City of Bell Sues Former Police Chief--by Beverly White and Bill French

California Legislative Information
Government Code Section 36516

CBS News
Defendant details financial actions in Bell Calif salary scandal Ex Bell Calif Mayor Oscar Hernandez too uneducated to know his actions were illegal lawyer says--by AP

ABC 7 News
E-mails serve as new evidence in Bell scandal--by ABC7
Bell corruption trial: Ex-police chief explains controversial emails--by ABC7

Daily News
Bell, Calif. city manager gets 12 years prison for $6 million corruption scheme--The Associated Press

VC Star
5 Bell scandal counts tossed for ex-local official--by The Associated Press

KFI AM
Former Bell Assistant City Administrator Ordered to Payback $8 Million--by RJ Johnson

California City News
ANGELA SPACCIA FOUND GUILTY

Venturans for Responsible & Efficient Government
A Little Here. A Little There. Pretty Soon It Adds Up To Real Money.--by VREG Staff

All Gov California
Ex-City Official’s $650,000-a-Year Pension Slashed Again

Los Angeles Daily News
Former Bell Police Chief to reimburse city for over $200,000 in tentative settlement--City News Service

Southern California Public Radio
Bell scandal: Ex-mayor gets 1 year in jail; 4th council member to be sentenced in corruption case

ABC News
Bell, Calif., City Leaders Arrested in Salary Scandal--by Lee Kamlet

Orange County Register
Surf museum ends Robert Rizzo’s parking gig

Photos
Robert Rizzo Leaving Court--Screenshot via KTLA (Jury Deliberation coverage of Bell Scandal)
Angela Spaccia—Screenshot via KTLA (Jury Deliberation coverage of Bell Scandal)
Bell 8 Scandal Mugshots—Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Handout via Reuters

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Episode 38: Larceny in my Blood https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep38notes Wed, 16 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 282aff3a-8f4d-4e02-8219-390ca1fc0bb7 Tina and Hillary cover the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton and the Abscam Sting Operation.

Tina’s Story
Alexander Hamilton is one of the Founding Fathers, who worked as a banker and lawyer, fought in the military, and served as a politician. But, when confronted with evidence of an affair, Hamilton’s political aspirations become compromised.

Hillary’s Story
Con man and swindler Melvin Weinberg was always looking for the next racket, but when the FBI finally catches up with him, he makes a deal to help with one of the most unprecedented political stings in US history.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Alexander Hamilton
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
Hamilton-Reynolds Affair

Founders Online
The Reynolds Pamphlet, 1797

History
The Scandal That Ruined Alexander Hamilton’s Chances of Becoming President--by Sarah Pruitt

Vox
The Reynolds Pamphlet, explained: Why Alexander Hamilton printed his sex scandal's details--by Andrew Prokop

Smithsonian Magazine
Alexander Hamilton’s Adultery and Apology--by Angela Serratore

All That’s Interesting
Meet Maria Reynolds, The Woman Behind The Nation’s First Political Sex Scandal--by All That's Interesting

American Heritage
The Notorious Affair Of Mrs. Reynolds--by Robert C. Alberts

History 101
An American scandal: The story of Maria Reynolds and Alexander Hamilton--by Aleyna Jones

Journal of the American Revolution
ALEXANDER HAMILTON’S EXTRAMARITAL ESCAPADES--by John L. Smith, Jr.

Medium
Review of Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton--by Jason Park

North State Journal
HILL: Top 10 people who wanted to kill Alexander Hamilton before Aaron Burr got to him--by Frank Hill

Splinter
The story of Manhattan's first major murder mystery, starring Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr--by Dave Matthews

Harper’s Bazaar
The story of Manhattan's first major murder mystery, starring Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr--by Lauren Puckett

New York Times (Books)
Scandalmonger, Prologue--By WILLIAM SAFIRE

Mental Floss
Here's What Happened to 15 Key Players in Hamilton After the Duel--BY ERIK SASS

Photos
Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbell via the Public Domain
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton via the Public Domain
First Page of Love Letter from Hamilton to Eliza--Courtesy Mark Cheshire via Smithsonian Magazine

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Abscam
Mel Weinberg
Evelyn Knight

FBI
ABSCAM

WHYY
The real ‘American Hustle’: Abscam and its lasting impact on New Jersey--By Nora O'Dowd

The Daily Beast
The Real Story and Lesson of the Abscam Sting in ‘American Hustle’--by Jimmy So

Washington Post
Ex-congressman from Abscam scandal faces new vote-buying charges--by Devlin Barrett

Rolling Stone
Top Ten Political Scandals

Photos:
Abscam Undercover Video--from AP via Rolling Stone
FBI Agent posing as Sheik--from AP via WHYY
Melvin Weinberg--via The Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Li'l Muck Episode 9: Cara Fox https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep9notes Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com a6e4b910-4b99-4f3d-8968-c866bc5ba38f Hillary and Tina interview Cara Fox freelance journalist and digital media creative based in Montreal, Quebec. In 2019, Fox began freelance writing and had the incredible privilege of travelling to Canada’s north to report on Arctic tourism and Inuit communities, where she was happy to partner with brands Adventure Canada, Arc’teryx, and Canada Goose. Currently, Fox produces independent content for brands & publications such as articles, blogs, videos and social media content.

Fox discusses Canadian politics with us focusing on the 2019 SNC-Lavalin affair and the political backlash then Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Jody Wilson Raybould, faced for maintaining her convictions and standing up against corruption.

Resources
[foxc@live.ca](foxc@live.ca)
[www.carafox.ca](www.carafox.ca)
[www.instagram.com/thewanderingblonde](www.instagram.com/thewanderingblonde)
[www.twitter.com/foxcara](www.twitter.com/foxcara)
[www.linkedin.com/in/foxc](www.linkedin.com/in/foxc)

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Episode 37: Pun Intended https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep37notes Wed, 09 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com cd839b72-2087-4b12-bfd0-24cd74782f58 Hillary and Tina cover current Democratic candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives, District 37, Aaron Coleman and former president Lyndon B. Johnson.

Hillary’s Story
Aaron Coleman won the primary as the youngest Democratic candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives, District 37. But, when the incumbent loses, the state Democratic Party throws its weight around.

Tina’s Story
Lyndon B. Johnson assumed the presidency after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and became known for his domineering personality known as the “Johnson treatment.” But, when he also threw his penis around as much as his attitude, Johnson’s johnson garnered attention as well.

Sources
Hillary's Story
New York Times
Kansas Democrat, 19, Who Admitted to Revenge Porn, Ekes Out Primary Win--by Maria Cramer

Kansas Reflector
‘Mask it or casket’: Democratic House candidate hopes GOP stricken by COVID-19--By Tim Carpenter

The Intercept (via YouTube)
Special Episode: Aaron Coleman Interview - System Update with Glenn Greenwald

Aaron Coleman, the 19-Year-Old Progressive Who Won His Kansas Primary, Speaks About His Troubled Past and Promising Present--by Glenn Greenwald

Vice News
A 19-Year-Old Who Blackmailed a Girl for Nudes Just Won a Democratic Primary in Kansas--by Carter Sherman

Kansas City Star
KS teen Democratic candidate admits bullying, revenge porn

Twitter
Aaron Coleman's Tweet Regarding His Win

Associated Press
Teen leading in Kansas race admits blackmail, revenge porn--By JOHN HANNA

Facebook
Aaron Coleman for Kansas Page

KSHB Kansas City
Wyandotte County election board certifies win for 19-year-old--by Sam Hartle

Kansas Legislature
Representative Stan Frownfelter

Photos
Aaron Coleman--from Facebook/Aaron Coleman for Kansas via Heavy
Stan Frownfelter--via Ballotpedia

Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Lyndon B. Johnson

Archive
Lyndon B. Johnson; The exercise of Power; a Political Biography--by Evans, Rowland, 1921-; Novak, Robert D., joint author

History Collection
The Johnson Treatment
LBJ Used this One Thing To Control Others Around Him, Which Became Known as the Johnson Treatment--By Wyatt Redd

All That’s Interesting
Lyndon Johnson Orders Pants While Belching And Talking About His “Bunghole” [AUDIO]--By Gabe Paoletti

Medium
Every Notable Presidential Dick Through History--by Brian VanHooker

CNN
The history and shenanigans that really happened on Air Force One--By Thom Patterson

The New Republic
The Presidential Penis: A Short History

The Guardian
Why Lyndon Johnson, a truly awful man, is my political hero--by Jack Bernhardt

Politico
The Long History of Presidential Penis Innuendo--By JOSEPH CUMMINS

Gawker
LBJ Was Obsessed With His Dick--by Jordan Sargent

History
Historic Presidential Affairs That Never Made it To the Tabloids--by BECKY LITTLE

The Atlantic
Three New Revelations About LBJ--by ROBERT DALLEK

Forbes
The Johnson Treatment: Pushing And Persuading Like LBJ--by John Coleman

Vanity Fair
L.B.J. DEMANDED WHITE HOUSE SHOWER BE FITTED WITH NOZZLES AIMED AT HIS NETHER REGIONS, ACCORDING TO NEW BOOK--BY KIA MAKARECHI

The New York Post
This ‘little whorehouse’ in Texas helped a president relieve stress--By Larry Getlen

History Hit
A Very Persuasive President: The Johnson Treatment Explained--by Alex Browne

The New York Times
Remembering the Johnson Treatment--By Tom Wicker

The Perfect Response
The Johnson Treatment

The United States Senate
Lyndon B. Johnson: A Featured Biography

The Buffalo News
'MOVE OVER, THIS IS YOUR PRESIDENT'--By CARL ROWAN

Biblioklept
Dr. Samuel Johnson, Origin of a Penis Euphemism

Photos:
Lyndon B. Johnson by Arnold Newman via the Public Domain
Johnson Giving “The Treatment” to Theodore Green via the National Portrait Gallery
Lyndon B. Johnson on the Phone from Lyndon Baines Johnson Library via Public Domain

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Episode 36: The Fabulous Muck https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep36notes Wed, 02 Sep 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 1148d6e3-26e5-4e2a-bcc3-ff7f29c240c1 Tina and Hillary cover former Tennessee Representative Sam “Tommy” Burnett’s role in Operation Rocky Top and former Florida governor, Napoleon Broward.

Tina’s Story
Sam “Tommy” Burnett served as a Tennessee House State Representative beginning in 1970. But, when the feds cracked down on an illegal bingo operation, Burnett’s number turned up.

Hillary’s Story
After serving as sheriff, Napoleon Broward earned his first seat as a Florida House Representative in 1900 and later won the governor’s seat. But, his desire to drain the swamp and recent evidence of racism have mucked up his once lauded reputation.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Tommy Burnett
Operation Rocky Top

Case Law
Sam Thomas BURNETT v. BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY

Knoxville News Sentinel
Mr. Sam Thomas Burnett, crafty, colorful, convicted former state lawmaker, dies

Putnam Pit
Sam Thomas Burnett Reinstated

Memphis Daily
Former Tenn. House Leader, Once Elected in Prison, Dies--by ERIK SCHELZIG

Tennessean
'Tennessee’s losing gamble': Operation Rocky Top and the bingo scandal that changed the state--by Phil Williams

Operation Rocky Top: Gamblers grabbed charities and churches as fronts--by Phil Williams and Jim O’Hara

New York Times
TENNESSEE OFFICIAL MAKES STRONG RE-ELECTION BID FROM PRISON--By William E. Schmidt
Tennessee Republicans See an Election Weapon in State's Bingo Scandal--By Ronald Smothers
Gentry Crowell, 57; Top Tennessee Aide

Nashville Post
State bids farewell to legendary legislator Tommy Burnett--by Ken Whitehouse

WKNO
Bingo, Bribes And A Wire: Tennessee Senate's New Leader Recalls The Episode That Defined His Career--By CHAS SISK

Tennessee Forum
Operation Rocky Top

UPI
State legislator under federal probe found dead in his Knoxville home

AP
Official is Second Suicide During Federal Probe in Tennessee--by BILL RAWLINS
Tennessee Secretary of State Attempts Suicide

Legacy
Tommy Burnett Obituary

Sheboygan
Operation Rocky Top: Starring undercover role pulls a senator from obscurity--by Phil Williams and Jim O’Hara

ELawyers
United States v. Virginia Hurst (90-6235) Sam T. Burnett (90-6448) and Eddie E. Shutt (90-6254), 951 F.2d 1490 (1991)

Photos
Representative Sam “Tommy” Burnett--via obituary on Legacy
Rep Tommy Burnett (Right) Speaking with Rep Jim Henry--via Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessean Article on Bingo Scam--cartoon via Tennessean

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Napoleon B. Broward
Henry Flagler

National Governor's Association
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward

Florida Historic Capitol Museum
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward: Gunrunner to Governor

UF George A Smathers Libraries
America's Swamp: the Historical Everglades Project: Governor Broward

Florida Department of State
Napoleon Bonaparte Broward

Florida History Network
April 30, 1915: Broward County created, named after former Gov.

Florida Virtual Campus
Napoleon B. Broward: Life And Times Of A Florida Governor

Sun Sentinel
Is Broward named for a racist? Courthouse statue controversy raises question--by Rafael Olmeda
'Racist' statue of Broward County’s namesake to be removed from courthouse
By LARRY BARSZEWSKI and RAFAEL OLMEDA

The Palm Beach Post
Florida Time: Napoleon Broward was responsible for a so-called environmental catastrophe

The Forgotten South
Florida Governors Mansion at Pilot Town along the St. Johns River--By Kelly Gomez

National Park Service
Drain the Swamp

News Break
Broward’s segregated past lives on in legal records. Its new mayor wants to erase the hurtful language.

Photos
Governor Broward's Inauguration--via Florida Memory
Napoleon Broward--from Library of Conrgress via National Park Service
The Three Friends Boat--via Latin American Studies

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Episode 35: Supermarket Sweep Style https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep35notes Wed, 26 Aug 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com a9bb5e11-c8f9-470e-b441-0223da5a5085 Hillary and Tina cover the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and former US Senator of Massachusetts, Ted Kennedy.

Hillary’s Story
In 2015, Ammon Bundy and Ryan Payne fought against the imprisonment of local Oregan ranchers, Dwight and Steven Hammond. But, when negotiations failed, Bundy and Payne took matters into their own hands and attempted to take over Government Sanctioned land.

Tina’s Story
Ted Kennedy served as US Senator out of Massachusetts beginning in 1962. But, when a local sheriff discovers a submerged vehicle registered to the senator complete with a body inside, Ted Kennedy’s presidential aspirations take a plunge.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Ammon Bundy
Bundy Standoff
Hammond arson case
Timeline of the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge
Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

Reuters
Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired refuge standoff--by Jonathan Allen

High Country News
Malheur occupation, explained--by Tay Wiles
Acquitted, convicted, fined or free: after the Oregon standoff--by Tay Wiles
The residual power of Ammon Bundy--by Leah Sottile

Oregon Live
Oregon standoff timeline: 41 days of the Malheur refuge occupation and the aftermath

Washington Post
Malheur Wildlife Refuge Occupation Still Reverberatig as FBI Agent Goes on Trial

NPR
7 Defendants In Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Found Not Guilty--by Merrit Kennedy and Richard Gonzales

Los Angeles Times
Full Coverage: Oregon standoff at national wildlife refuge

Photos
Ammon Bundy--by Rob Kerr via The Guardian
Refuge Mess Scene 1--by US Fish and Wildlife Service via CNN
Refuge Mess Scene 2--by US Fish and Wildlife Service via CNN
Robert "LaVoy" Finicum--by Rick Bowmer via Courthouse News

Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Ted Kennedy
Chappaquiddick incident

Time
The Secret Boozy Deals of a Kennedy, a Churchill, and a Roosevelt--by Thomas MaierThe Secret Boozy Deals of a Kennedy, a Churchill, and a Roosevelt--by Thomas Maier

Vanity Fair
“The Kennedy Machine Buried What Really Happened”: Revisiting Chappaquiddick, 50 Years Later--by Josh Sanburn

Psychology Today
The Top Seven Kennedy Sex Scandals--by Stanton Peele

NBC News
Ted Kennedy died 10 years ago. It's time for liberals, and America, to reassess his life and crimes.--by David Mark

YouTube
1969 report on Ted Kennedy's accident at Chappaquiddick Island--via ABC News

GQ
Ted Kennedy on the Rocks--by Michael Kelly

Smithsonian
Why the True Story of ‘Chappaquiddick’ Is Impossible to Tell--by Lorraine Boissoneault

History
Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick Incident: What Really Happened--by Sarah Pruitt
Ted Kennedy

People
Chappaquiddick, 50 Years Later: 10 Revelations About the Deadly Scandal That Could Have Brought Down a Kennedy--by Liz McNeil

Politico
‘Chappaquiddick’: The Trial of Ted Kennedy--by Peter Canellos

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library
Edward M. Kennedy

How Stuff Works
10 Political Scandals

The Atlantic
Chappaquiddick Is a Damning Portrayal of a Real-Life Tragedy--David Sims

Reader’s Digest
What Really Happened in Chappaquiddick? 15 Eerie Facts About the Shocking Ted Kennedy Scandal--by Meghan Jones

The Milford Daily News
Author: Mary Jo Kopechne more than footnote to tragedy--by Geoff Spillane

Biography
Ted Kennedy

Photos
Senator Ted Kennedy, Congressional Portrait via Public Domain
Mary Jo Kopechne via Public Domain
Ted Kennedy’s Vehicle after the Crash--screenshot via ABC News, The Girl in the Car promo

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Li'l Muck Episode 8: Emma Collum https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep8notes Fri, 21 Aug 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 2825b61a-7fa8-4995-bf6c-890357d1a2fd Hillary and Tina interview Emma Collum, an attorney, activist, co-founder of the National Women’s March on Washington, and Founder and former President of Women’s March Florida. She currently serves on the Executive Board for Ruth’s List Florida and is the Chair of the Broward Chapter.

Collum talks about her experience supporting female candidates. She also discusses the importance and impact of local elections.

Links
Emma Collum, Ruth's List Florida

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Episode 34: Omerta https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep34notes Wed, 19 Aug 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com dad357b5-d074-4887-b52c-40b8bc243ded Tina and Hillary cover mysticism in the White House and ranchers turned arsonists Dwight and Steven Hammond.

Tina’s Story
Throughout history, a number of First Ladies turned to the occult when suffering hardships. But, when rumors swirl that the Reagans regularly sought astrological advice, it makes one wonder whether the supposed rational people elected to govern us may be governed by superstition.

Hillary’s Story
Dwight and Steven Hammond railed against the federal Bureau of Land Management for years. But, when they start a series of fires over the years, an arson investigation ignites, flaming tensions between the Federal government and the ranching community.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Jane Pierce
Franklin Pierce
Donald Regan
Fox Sisters

Vice
The First Ladies Who Brought the Occult to the White House--by Amanda Arnold

First Ladies
First Ladies & The Occult: Premonitions & Dreams Reveal Presidents’ Death, Part 3--by CARL ANTHONY

Smithsonian Magazine
The Spiritualist Who Warned Lincoln Was Also Booth’s Drinking Buddy--by Terry Alford

Google Books
America's First Ladies: A Historical Encyclopedia and Primary Document--By Nancy Hendricks

Boston Magazine
TBT: President Franklin Pierce’s Train Wreck—by Hayley Glatter

White House History
Seances in the Red Room--by Alexandra Kommel

Vaguely Interesting
President Lincoln and the White House séances

Mental Floss
8 Famous Seances--by Stacy Conradt
The Rise and Fall of 5 Claimed Mediums--BY REBECCA OCONNELL

Miss Havisham’s Curiosities
White House Seances and Madness

History Collection
10 First Ladies Who Believed in the Supernatural--By Shannon Quinn

Los Angeles Times
Nancy Reagan turned to astrology in White House to protect her husband--by SHELBY GRAD AND DAVID COLKER

Timeline
Ronald Reagan actually used this San Francisco astrologist to make presidential decisions--by Allen McDuffee

Atlas Obscura
How Nancy Reagan Became Forever Linked with Astrology--by REYHAN HARMANCI

The New York Times
White House Confirms Reagans Follow Astrology, Up to a Point--By Steven V. Roberts

Cheat Sheet
These Are the Presidents Who Believed in Astrology (and How Donald Trump Compares)--by Kelsey Goeres

Today
White House moving day: Behind the 5-hour flip between the Obamas and Trumps--Eun Kyung Kim

Medium
Mary Todd Lincoln, Spiritualist--by Mitch Horowitz

We Are The Mighty
An astrologer may have helped end the Cold War--by Megan Miller

Arms Control
The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

YouTube
Land of Confusion music video by Genesis
Photos:
Jane Pierce with her son, Benjamin--via Public Domain
Mary Todd with Lincoln’s Ghost, a hoax image created by William H Mumler--via Public Domain
Time Magazine Cover about the Reagan’s Astrology Use--via firstladies.org

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Hammond arson case

ABC 11
Ranchers Report to California Prison Amid Armed Standoff--By EMILY SHAPIRO

Herald Net
Judge revokes grazing permit for ranchers pardoned by Trump--by AP

AP
Ranchers whose case sparked standoff get grazing rights back

US Attorney's Office, District of Oregon
Eastern Oregon Ranchers Convicted of Arson Resentenced to Five Years in Prison

Heavy
Dwight & Steven Hammond: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know--by Tom Cleary

NPR
Trump Pardons Ranchers Dwight And Steven Hammond Over 2012 Arson Conviction

Drovers
BLM Now Hopes Hammond’s Cattle Can Reduce Fire Risk--by Greg Henderson

Los Angeles Times
Full Coverage: Oregon standoff at national wildlife refuge

Photos
Dwight and Steven Hammond--by US Department of Justice via Heavy

Hammond Ranches--via Free Range Report

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Episode 33: L' Anno di Gesu https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep33notes Wed, 12 Aug 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com fa00acfc-d7f6-4565-bfee-f390db8e1cb4 Hillary and Tina cover former Bridgeport Connecticut Mayor Joe Ganim and former US Senator out of Oklahoma, Ralph Shortey.

Hillary’s Story
Joe Ganim wins the 1991 election to become Bridgeport, Connecticut’s 51st mayor after campaigning on a law and order platform. But, in 2000, when the FBI revealed that Ganim was a target of a three year investigation, the law and order mayor had to face the music.

Tina’s Story
Ralph Shortey served as US Senator out of Oklahoma's 44th district beginning in 2010. But, when police discover the senator in a hotel room with a minor, Shortey’s political career is cut short.

Sources
Hillary's Story'
Wikimedia
Joe Ganim

Hartford Courant
The Ins And Outs Of Public Campaign Financing In Connecticut--by Neil Vigdor

Bridgeport has spent over $500,000 as it responds to a federal criminal investigation--by Associated Press

CT Mirror
Eight years out of prison, Ganim says he’s ready to be governor--by Mark Pazniokas

The New York Times
Bridgeport Mayor Convicted On 16 Charges of Corruption--By Paul von Zielbauer

Why This Ex-Con Mayor Is Running Away From Reporters

WNPR
At It Again: Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim Seeks Reelection--By CARMEN BASKAUF & LUCY NALPATHANCHIL

The Atlantic
From a Prison Cell to the Mayor's Office--by Russell Berman

CT Post
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim sues Delta Airlines over dog bite--By Daniel Tepfer

Bridgeport Connecticut
Mayor Joseph P. Ganim

Photos:
Joe Ganim--via Westfair Online
Joe Ganim Leaving Halfway House--by Jessica Hill via The Atlantic
Joe Ganim Reelected--via The New York Times

Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Ralph Shortey

Oklahoma News 4
“I’ve hurt more people than I can name,” Ex-senator sentenced for child sex trafficking
Former Oklahoma senator convicted of child sex trafficking sentenced to 15 years in prison--by K. Butcher

Non Doc
‘Gang bang’: Read the full FBI affidavit on Ralph Shortey--By Tres Savage

International Business Times
Who Is Ralph Shortey? Trump Campaign Leader, Oklahoma State Senator Charged With Child Prostitution To Resign--By Kasia Kovacs

Tulsa World
Ralph Shortey: Downfall was swift, shocking--By Dale Denwalt The Oklahoman
Ralph Shortey: Fast facts about the state senator and the legislation he's supported
Rep. Dan Kirby silent on sexual harassment accusation as activist calls for his resignation--by Randy Krehbiel

YouTube (Red Circle Interrogations and Confessions)
Sen Ralph Shortey - Police Interrogation - Former Republican state senator - sex trafficking charge

Huffington Post
Ralph Shortey, Oklahoma State Senator, Introduces Bill Banning Aborted Fetuses In Food--By Laura Bassett

SCRIBD
Shortey Indictment for Web 1504734866--Uploaded byGrant Stern

News 9
Tulsa Republican Rep. Dan Kirby Resigns--by Grant Hermes

News on 6
Records Allege Two At Capitol Knew Of Child Porn On Shortey's Computer

Fox News
Oklahoma lawmaker wants to protect people who destroy drones flying on their property

ABC News
Self-Defense or Murder? Oklahoma Case Sparks Debate--by CLAYTON SANDELL, SABRINA PARISE and KATIE KINDELAN

Field and Stream
OK Senator in Favor of Open-Carry to Defend Against Turkey Attacks--by Chad Love

CNN
Cultures clash as Oklahoma's Hispanic population surges--By Ed Lavandera and Tracy Sabo

NBC News
Former Oklahoma state senator sentenced to 15 years on child sex trafficking charge

Ballotpedia
Ralph Shortey

KFOR
Oklahoma law allows Sen. Ralph Shortey to keep his state retirement even if convicted of prostitution with a minor

Courthouse News Service
Disgraced Lawmaker Gets 15 Years for Soliciting Teen--by ROBERT KAHN

The Journal Record
Shortey ordered to pay $125,850 to victim

The Washington Post
Former Oklahoma state senator admits to child sex trafficking while in office--by Kristine Phillips

The Kansas City Star
Police video shows Oklahoma lawmaker getting busted in motel room with underage boy--BY ADAM DARBY AND LISA GUTIERREZ

Track Bill
Oklahoma Sen. Ralph Shortey (R) 44th district

Pink News
Anti-LGBT Republican sentenced to 15 years in prison for child sex trafficking--by JOSH JACKMAN

Newsweek
[Trump Campaign Coordinator and 'Family Values' Republican Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking, Faces Life in Prison](Trump Campaign Coordinator and 'Family Values' Republican Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Trafficking, Faces Life in Prison)--BY CARLOS BALLESTEROS

AP
Lawmaker charged with child prostitution filed odd bills--By SEAN MURPHY
Records: 2 knew about porn on Oklahoma lawmaker’s computer--By SEAN MURPHY

State of Oklahoma
Senate Bill 1418 by Shortey

KOCO News 5
Federal child porn-related charges filed against former state Sen. Ralph Shortey

Photos
Ralph Shortey Mug Shot from Cleveland County Sheriff's Office via AP from NBC News
Ralph Shortey with Ephesians 5:22 T-shirt--from police body cam via Kansas City Star
Ralph Shortey Police Interrogation--via KOCO 5 News

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Li'l Muck Episode 7: Caitlin Schmidt https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep7notes Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 34ad96f3-245f-4140-beac-e8edf0d61c74 Hillary and Tina interview Caitlin Schmidt, current Government watchdog and sports investigative reporter at Arizona Daily Star. Schmidt writes breaking news and investigative stories about crime, disasters, courts, law enforcement oversight and sports-related legal issues.

Schmidt talks about her role as an investigative journalist. She also shares her experience covering the Pima County’s Sheriff’s Office misuse of RICO funds and the subsequent FBI investigation.

Links
Caitlin Schmidt Arizona Daily Star
Caitlin Schmidt Twitter

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Episode 32: Creepville Central https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep32notes Wed, 05 Aug 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com b85a2d42-b6e1-4d3c-8525-7b66767cbc02 Tina and Hillary cover former New Hampshire State House Representative Kyle Tasker and Wilbur Mills, former United States House Representative from Arkansas.

Tina’s Story
Kyle Tasker served as Representative, New Hampshire State House of Representatives, 2010-2016. But, when he attempts to make inappropriate contact with a minor, Tasker is called to task by authorities.

Hillary’s Story
Wilbur Mills of Arkansas, known for his punctuality and reliability, served as one of the most powerful US House Representatives from 1939 to 1977, but when DC police pulled his swerving limousine over near the National Mall in Washington, Mills’s character was called into question.

Tina's Sources
Cool Kid Facts
New Hampshire Facts

Huffington Post
Kyle Tasker, New Hampshire State Legislator, Drops Gun During Committee Meeting--By John Celock
Kyle Tasker, New Hampshire State Legislator, Says He Doesn’t Think Black Women Are ‘Unfit’ Parents--By John Celock
New Hampshire GOP Lawmaker Refuses To Apologize For ‘Battered Women’ Comment--By Amanda Terkel

Fosters
State rep in hot water over Facebook comment about black women--by Jim Haddindin

WMUR
NH Rep. Tasker not backing down after push back to Facebook comment

TPM
GOP Lawmaker Asks If He Can Join Black Caucus: ‘I’m Fond Of Rap Music’

Miscellany Blue
Politically incorrect: Rep. Kyle Tasker holds forth on drugs, alcohol and domestic violence

Vote Smart
Kyle Tasker’s Voting Record

NHPR
Ex-New Hampshire Lawmaker To Plead Guilty In Drug, Sex Case--by Associated Press
Facing Felony Charges, Rep. Tasker Resigns--By MICHAEL BRINDLEY
State Rep. Arrested on Felony Drug, Computer Charges--By JOSH ROGERS

Boston Herald
Probe: Politician peddled pot in N.H.

NECN
AG: Multiple NH Legislators Purchased Marijuana From State Rep. Facing Drug, Sex Charges

AP News
Former legislator now faces drunken driving charge
Judge: ex-lawmaker’s judgement has not improved “one iota”

Ballotpedia
Kyle Tasker

Union Leader
Judge OKs work release for ex-state rep in drug, teen sex case--By JASON SCHREIBER
Prosecutors seek more prison time for former Nottingham state rep--By Jason Schreiber
Judge denies request to impose more prison time for ex-lawmaker--By Jason Schreiber

Photos
Kyle Tasker Mugshot--by Nottingham Police via Daily Kos
Kyle Tasker Pleads Guilty--screenshot from WMUR via YouTube
Kyle Tasker Sold Pot to State Reps--photo by Boston 25 News

Hillary's Sources
Wikimedia
Wilbur Mills
Fanne Foxe

Vanity Fair
Find Out What Became of These 16 Sex-Scandal Survivors!--BY JENNIFER WRIGHT

Arkansas Times
Wilbur Mills and Fanne Fox--BY Arkansas Times Staff

The Washington Post
Mills Admits Being Present During Tidal Basin Scuffle--By Stephen Green and Margot Hornblower

KUAF
The Powerful Career of Wilbur Mills--By KYLE KELLAMS

Timeline
In 1974, a stripper known as the “Tidal Basin Bombshell” took down the most powerful man in Washington--by Laura Smith

Biographical Directory of the United States
Mills, Wilbur Daigh

The New York Times
Wilbur Mills, Long a Power In Congress, Is Dead at 82--By Dennis Hevesi

Photos
Wilbur Mills--by Kay C. Goss via Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Fanne Foxe--by Arkansas State Archives via Encyclopedia of Arkansas

Wilbur Mills with Fanne Foxe--from Bettmann Archive/Getty Images via Timeline.com

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Episode 31: D-E-D https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep31notes Wed, 29 Jul 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 62b796f0-a9d0-4fbe-bff0-398914ac3bec Hillary and Tina cover the illegal occupation of Hawaii and former Providence, Rhode Island Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci.

Hillary’s Story
The island chain of Hawaii was ruled by the Kingdom of Hawaii beginning in 1795, but in 1893, the United States unlawfully invaded the island leading to an overthrow of the Hawaiian government.

Tina’s Story
Buddy Cianci served as the longest serving mayor of Providence, Rhode Island from 1975-1984, and again from 1991-2002. But, when the FBI gets wind of a possible corruption scandal, Buddy may have been too buddy buddy with local scoundrels and found himself in the muck.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
History of Hawaii
Overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Black Week
Hawaii Admission Act

National Archives
Hawaii Statehood, August 21, 1959

Smithsonian Mag
The Political Dealmaking That Finally Brought Hawaii Statehood--by David Stebenne
Five Things To Know About Liliʻuokalani, the Last Queen of Hawaiʻi--by Jason Daley

US Deptarment of State
Annexation of Hawaii, 1898

History
Hawaii becomes 50th state

The Washington Post
What Hawaii’s statehood says about inclusion in America--by Sarah Miller-Davenport

Skyline Hawaii
How Hawaii Became a State

National Geographic
Jul 6, 1887 CE: Bayonet Constitution

The Hawaiian Kingdom
The Hawaiian Kingdom

University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Chronicling America: Historic Newspapers from Hawaiʻi and the U.S.: Hawaiʻi Statehood

Teaching History
Hawaiian Statehood

Photos
Official Portrait of Captain James Cook by Nathaniel Dance-Holland--via Public Domain

Queen Liliuokalani--by James J. Williams via Public Doman

Newspaper Announcing Hawaii's Statehood--via Hawaii Magazine

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Buddy Cianci
Operation Plunder Dome

The Providence Phoenix
Jekyll and Hyde--by Jack White
When Worlds Collide--by Ian Donnis

New York Times
A Sentence for Corruption Ends an Era in Providence--By Pam Belluck
Checking In With an Old Buddy (Cianci That Is)--by Dan Barry

Politico
Remembering Buddy Cianci--by Kevin Baker

Boston Globe
For decades, Buddy Cianci’s ex-wife stayed silent about their marriage. Now she’s speaking out--By Amanda Milkovits

Boston CBS Local
Play About Infamous Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci To Debut In September

NBC News
Buddy Cianci, Ex-Mayor of Providence, Rhode Island, Dead at 74--By Corky Siemaszko and Tom Winter

The New Yorker
The Buddy System--by Phillip Gourevitch

Gawker
Dead Providence Mayor Buddy Cianci Was Just a Vicious Goon--by Jordan Sargent

Boston Magazine
The Ballad of Buddy Cianci

Hartford Courant
Buddy's Back: Can Felonious Ex-Mayor Regain His Reign?--Jenny Wilson

Los Angeles Times
Providence Mayor Gets Prison Sentence for Corruption--By ELIZABETH MEHREN

10WJAR
NBC 10 I-Team: Sunday marks 20 years since Plunder Dome raid--by PARKER GAVIGAN
Radio became Cianci's second career--by R.J. HEIM
NBC 10 I-Team: FBI files shed new light on Operation Plunder Dome--by PARKER GAVIGAN

Ballotpedia
Operation Plunder Dome

WBUR
Cianci Making Post-Prison Bid For Providence Mayor--by Michelle R. Smith

Inside Sources
What Makes Us Forgive Political Rogues Like Buddy Cianci?--by Graham Vyse

Washington Post
Providence Mayor Is Found Guilty--Pamela Ferdin

Photos
Mayor Vincent Buddy Cianci Providence, Rhode Island--by sharperimage0 via Wikimedia
Buddy Cianci 1974 Election Poster--Public Domain via Wikimedia
Mayor Buddy Cianci Serving Sauce to Customers--screenshot via WPRI12 footage on YouTube

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Li'l Muck Episode 6: Albert Samaha https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep6notes Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 9fa8863f-2dbf-4364-bfb0-d770313ef1a6 Hillary and Tina interview Albert Samaha, Albert Samaha is an investigative journalist at BuzzFeed News and author of Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City, which was a finalist for the 2019 PEN/ESPN Literary Sports Writing Award and winner of the New York Society Library’s 2019 Hornblower Award. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Best American Travel Writing 2018, and the Pop-Up Magazine live storytelling tour.

Samaha discusses his experiences as an investigative journalist. He also shared some of his most meaningful pieces including his story on a Bronx murder helped get a wrongfully convicted man freed from prison in 2017, and his 2018 story on a teenager who accused two NYPD detectives of rape led six states to pass bills strengthening their police sexual misconduct laws.

Links
Albert Samaha Buzzfeed Articles
Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City

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Episode 30: Operation Board Games https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep30notes Wed, 22 Jul 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 39ea072f-a60d-4275-86c9-90f26d699882 Tina and Hillary cover former Arizona Property Assessor, Paul Petersen and former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.

Tina’s Story
Paul Petersen served as property assessor after winning a 2014 special election. But, when rumors circulated about his potential involvement in a human trafficking scheme, people start assessing his value as an elected official.

Hillary’s Story
Scandals plagued Rod Blagojevich’s governorship since his election in 2002, but when a federal indictment came out in 2008, the public learned that the FBI had a larger interest in the unscrupulous Governor.
Sources

Tina's Sources
Sources
Wikipedia
Paul Petersen (criminal)
Marshall Islands

Arizona Central
What to know about indicted Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen and his adoption-law practice--by Chris Coppola and Uriel J. Garcia
How did the women in Arizona adoption scam get government health care?--by Stephanie Innes
Paul Petersen pleads guilty in federal court to smuggling women in adoption scheme--by Jessica Boehm
Paul Petersen admits to human smuggling in Utah as part of international adoption scheme--by
Robert Anglen
Paul Petersen's ex-wife asks lawmakers to change law that let authorities seize her homes--by Jessica Boehm and Andrew Oxford

New York Times
Former Arizona Official Pleads Guilty in Adoption Scheme--by Azi Paybarah

CNN
Arizona official brought women to the US to give birth and charged families to adopt the babies--By Faith Karimi and Pierre Meilhan

Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum
IMPACT OF PROPOSED DHS PUBLIC CHARGE REGULATION ON CITIZENS OF FREELY ASSOCIATED STATES UNDER COMPACTS OF FREE ASSOCIATION

Arizona Capitol Times
Prostitution camp provided women for Petersen adoptions--By Dillon Rosenblatt

The Salt Lake Tribune
Arizona elected official believed to have smuggled more than 40 pregnant women through Utah in illegal ‘baby mill’--by Jessica Miller
Paul Petersen pleads guilty to human smuggling in Utah as part of a multistate adoption scheme--by Jessica Miller
Elected Arizona official Paul Petersen, accused of selling babies, suspended for 120 days--by The Associated Press

USA Today
Elected Arizona official accused of selling babies in illegal adoption scheme resigns--by Jessica Boehm

Deseret News
Former Arizona official pleads guilty in Utah adoption scheme--by Annie Knox
CBS News 5 (Arkansas)
Paul Petersen to plead guilty in Arkansas, Marshallese Community reacts--by Veronica Ortega

WLRN
Arizona Official Arrested In Alleged 'Baby Mill' Adoption Fraud Scheme--by Bobby Allyn

Rose Law Group Reporter
Banner Gateway treated 20 pregnant women in Paul Petersen’s adoption scheme without raising alarms--by Staff

CBS 4
Arizona official charged with human smuggling in adoption fraud

Oxygen
‘I Think Greed Is What Destroyed Him’: Official Allegedly Brought Dozens Of Pregnant Women To U.S. In Massive Adoption Scheme--by Jill Sederstrom

Honolulu Civil Beat
Major Player In Black Market Marshallese Adoptions Faces Criminal Charges--by John Hill

NBC News
Arizona county assessor accused of human smuggling, sale of a child in adoption scheme--by Associated Press

4029 News
Paul Petersen pleads guilty in Arkansas human trafficking case--by Cole Zimmerman

Photos
Paul Petersen Mugshot--Maricopa County Sheriff's Office/Shutterstock--via Rolling Stone Magazine
Raquel Petersen Speaks Out--screenshot via CBS4 Arizona on YouTube
Paul Petersen’s Former Law Office Home Page--via KUTV

Hillary's Sources
Wikimedia
Rod Blagojevich

Rod Blagojevich corruption charges

CNN
Rod Blagojevich Fast Facts--CNN Editorial Research

Chicago Tribune
Disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich signs podcast deal--by Lisa Donovan

Convicted ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich officially disbarred--By JASON MEISNER

New York Times
Who Is Rod Blagojevich? Why Did President Trump Commute His Sentence?--by Monica Davey and Mitch Smith

NWI
Illinois agrees to pay fees in video game industry suit--The Associated Press

FBI
Rod Blagojevich Public Corruption Case

Washington Post
Rod Blagojevich Former Illinois Governor Sentenced to 14 Years on Corruption Charges

NBC News
'Erosion of public trust': The real reasons why Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to prison--by Dareh Gregorian

AP News
A timeline of Blagojevich’s political career, criminal case

Photos
Rod Blagojevich
Blagojevich Mugshot

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Episode 29: Convict No. 9653 https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep29notes Wed, 15 Jul 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 8f7b2a56-c684-4d82-be8c-f21c4455a6f0 Hillary and Tina cover the current Texas Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen and former Indiana Senator Eugene V. Debs.

Hillary’s Story
In 1993, while in college, Bonnen was elected to the Texas House of Representatives for the 25th District holding that seat for the next 14 elections, and in 2019 got elected as Speaker of the House. But, when allegations of bribery arise, Bonnen found himself in the middle of a criminal investigation.

Tina’s Story
Activist, socialist, and trade unionist, Eugene V. Debs fought fiercely for labour regulations. But, when he railed against the US’s role in WW1 and urged citizens to refuse the draft, he landed in prison, which became the headquarters for his next campaign.

Sources
Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Dennis Bonnen
Empower Texans
Texas House of Representatives
Dustin Burrows

The Dallas Morning News
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen says he ‘screwed up badly’ in scandal that forced him out--by James Barragan

Texas Monthly
The Speaker and the Creeper: Everything You Need to Know About the Craziest Texas Political Scandal in Years--by Christopher Hooks

YouTube
Texas Face Off: Audio of Speaker Dennis Bonnen's secret meeting is out--via KVUE

Just Facts--Vote Smart
Dennis Bonnen's Voting Records

The Houston Chronicle
Amid controversy, Rep. Dustin Burrows resigns as Texas House GOP Caucus chair--by Taylor Goldenstein

KCBD
District 83 Representative Dustin Burrows announces bid for 2020 re-election--by Brad Burt

The Texas Tribune
Texas House committee adopts report saying Dennis Bonnen "likely violated" law in meeting with hardline activist, closes investigation--by Cassandra Pollock

Houston Chronicle
House Speaker Dennis Bonnen won’t face criminal charges in bribery probe--by Andrea Zelinski

Photos:
Michale Quinn Sullivan--by Dallas Morning News Staff via the Dallas Morning News
Dustin Burrows--via The Texas Tribune
Dennis Bonnen--by Marjorie Kamys via The Texas Tribune

Tina's Sources
Wikipedia
Eugene V. Debs

Wikiquote
Eugene V. Debs

History
Eugene V. Debs

New Yorker
Eugene V. Debs and the Endurance of Socialism--by Jill Lapore

Encyclopedia Britannica
Eugene V Debs

PBS
Eugene Debs

Washington Post
The socialist who ran for president from prison — and won nearly a million votes--by Terence McArdle

The Wall Street Journal
The Second Coming of Eugene V. Debs--by Jason L Riley

Atlas Obscura
Railyards Were Once So Dangerous They Needed Their Own Railway Surgeons--by Sarah Laskow

Thirteen
The Sedition Act of 1918

Photos
Eugene Debs Speaking in Canton Ohio, 1918--from the Public Domain via Wikimedia
Eugene V Debs Mugshot--from The National Archives via The Washington Post
Convict No 9653 for President Button via The Progressive
Eugene Debs Released from Prison Dec 25, 1921--from The Library of Congress via The Nation

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Li'l Muck Episode 5: Sabrina Javellana https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep5notes Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 5a23f2c7-00a0-4452-9249-439b4aff056e Hillary and Tina interview Sabrina Javellana, current Vice Mayor of Hallandale Beach, Florida. In 2018, she was the youngest person ever to be elected to a seat in Florida. Vice Mayor Javellana continues to advocate for social justice as a progressive activist.

Vice Mayor Javellana discusses her experiences as an elected official in Hallandale Beach. She also speaks about her social justice advocacy and the recent resignation of the Hallandale SWAT team and the push to change confederate street signs in Broward County.

Sources
Sabrina Javallana Vice Mayor

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Episode 28: Biddy Biddy Bom Bom https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep28notes Wed, 08 Jul 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 932ea977-8c0f-479e-b1d2-4690bb7aeaeb Tina and Hillary cover the murder of former Arkansas Senator Linda Collins-Smith and former President Nixon’s visit from Elvis Presley.

Tina’s Story
Linda Collins-Smith served as Arkansas senator from 2014-2019 and prior to that served as a member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from 2011-2013. But, when her body is discovered outside her home, her death and the alleged reason for her murder sends shockwaves through her hometown of Pocahontas.

Hillary’s Story
In 1970, Nixon was beginning his campaign to stop an alleged drug epidemic he believed was sweeping the nation. Elvis Presley had similar concerns at what he saw as a rising drug culture in America. But, when Elvis Presley decides to call on the president, Nixon learns that Elvis has more in mind than a simple visitation.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Linda Collins-Smith

Heavy
Philip Smith, Linda Collins-Smith’s Husband: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Arkansas Times
Retired judge reprimanded for personal use of office--BY Max Brantley

Magnolia Reporter
Former state senator found dead from gunshot wound

ABC News
Prosecutors to seek death penalty for suspect in shooting death of former Arkansas Sen. Linda Collins-Smith. Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, 48, is charged with capital murder.--By Julia Jacobo, Josh Margolin and KATE HOLLAND
Judge to finally unseal documents in murder of former state Sen Linda Collins-Smith--By Kate Holland and Josh Margolin
Suspect in killing of former Arkansas state senator now accused in murder-for-hire plot Rebecca Lynn O'Donnell allegedly tried to hire women she met in jail--By Kate Holland, Josh Margolin, and Julia Jacobo
Hearings begin for suspect accused of killing former Arkansas state senator Linda Collins-Smith was found dead at her home after she disappeared in May 2019--By Kate Holland and Josh Margolin

Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Money is called a motive in killing of of former Arkansas senator--by John Moritz

NEA Report
Store Owner: I fired Rebecca O’Donnell for Theft
11 Facts we Know about the Linda Collins Murder Investigation

CBS News
New twist in case of woman accused of killing former Arkansas state senator

WSB-TV
Aide charged in ex-senator’s death now accused of attempting murder-for-hire plot from jail--by Crystal Bonvillian

Dayton Daily News
Aide charged in ex-senator’s death now accused of attempting murder-for-hire plot from jail--by by Crystal Bonvillian

Ballotpedia
Linda Collins-Smith

KATV
Murder suspect accused of attempting to hire inmates to kill former senator's ex-husband

ABC 7
New prosecutor named in former Arkansas senator Linda Collins murder case

KAIT 8
Search warrant issued for Linda Collins’ email, web activity

USA Today
Former Arkansas state Sen. Linda Collins-Smith found dead, state GOP officials say--by Rebecca Morin

Heavy
Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Photo
Linda Collins-Smith and Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell (Facebook photo via People)
Tim Loggins, Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell, and Linda Collins-Smith (Facebook via Radar Online)
Rebecca Lynn O’Donnell Arrest Photo (via WSBTV)
Linda Collins-Smith Senator Photo (via Ballotpedia)

Hillary's Story
US Government Archives
When Nixon Met Elvis--Letter
Elvis's Letter to Nixon (in text form)

Wikipedia
Elvis Meets Nixon

National Security Archive
The Nixon-Presley Meeting

Politico
President Nixon meets Elvis Presley: Dec. 21, 1970--By ANDREW GLASS

BBC
When Elvis met Nixon: The bizarre story behind this photo--by Rebecca Laurence

You Tube
We Were There When Nixon Met Elvis--from US National Archives
When Elvis Presley Met Richard Nixon (feat. Jack Black & Bob Odenkirk) --from Drunk History

All That's Interesting
The Wild Story Behind This Photo Of Elvis And Nixon--By Katie Serena

The New York Times
‘Elvis & Nixon’ Is Based on a Strange, Real-Life Meeting--by Kathryn Shattuck

Smithsonian Magazine
When Elvis Met Nixon--by Peter Carlson

Photos
Nixon and Elvis Meet at the White House--Photo MPI/Getty via Time Magazine

Elvis Presley's Badge--via Metropolitan News Enterprise

Letter to Nixon--via National Archives

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Episode 27: Protect Her https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep27notes Wed, 01 Jul 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 17c97e30-e937-44ae-9366-f0edd767eae9 Hillary and Tina cover former King County Superior Court Gary Little and former Nevada House Representative Steven Brooks.

Hillary’s Story
Gary Litttle built a prestigious career as Assistant Attorney General and volunteer counselor to the Seattle juvenile court before being elected to the King County Superior Court. But, when rumors of Little’s sexual exploits involving juveniles come to light, Little faces big legal problems of his own.

Tina’s Story
Steven Brooks served as a House Representative beginning in 2011 for District 19 and in 2013 earned a seat for District 17. But, when Brooks gets passed over for a committee position, he reacts in an unimaginable way and puts his political future at risk.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Gary Little
The Washington Post
Social Watchdogs Shielded a Judges Troubling Secret--by Jay Matthews

History Link
King County Superior Court Judge Gary Little commits suicide over allegations of child abuse on August 18, 1988.--By David Wilma

Google Books
The Socially Skilled Child Molester: Differentiating the Guilty from the Falsely Accused--By Carla Van Dam

The Astonisher
The Judge Who Raped Children

History
A Seattle judge involved in a sex scandal dies by suicide

The New York Times
Judge a Suicide As Reports Cite Sexual Conduct

Doug4Justice
JUSTICE NEVER SLEEPS--by Doug Schafer

Photos
King County Courthouse--via Auburn Examiner
Judge Gary Little--via The Astonisher

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Steven Brooks (Nevada politician)
Clark County, Nevada

Press Release Distribution
Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks Files For 2012 Election--by Brooks Campaign 2012

LV Criminal Defense
What exactly is battery against a protected person?

News 3 Las Vegas
Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks arrested again

8 News Now Las Vegas
Former Nev. Assemblyman Steven Brooks arrested for intimidating police officer and other charges--by Nikki Bowers

Las Vegas Review Journal
Ex-lawmaker Steven Brooks arrested again--by Annalise Little
Steven Brooks Candidate Questionnaire 2010
Legislator Brooks, facing felony charge, put in protective custody--by Benjamin Spillman and Antonio Planas

LA Times
Expelled Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks arrested near Barstow--By JOHN GLIONNA

Las Vegas Sun
Assemblyman in jail, accused of threatening fellow lawmaker--by David McGrath Schwartz
Brooks arrested in California after police chase--by Tovin Lapan

Nevada Appeal
Brooks 1st expelled legislator--by Geoff Dornan
Ex-Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks receives 3 years’ probation in gun case--by Ken Ritter

New York Times
Nevada Legislator Expelled, Then Arrested, as His Life Unravels for the Public to See--By Timothy Pratt

CBS News
Ex-Nev. assemblyman Steven Brooks arrested hours after expulsion

Victorville Daily Press
Lawyer seeks Steven Brooks mental health hearing--By MICHELLE RINDELS

Bolder City Review
Brooks’ replacement likes Assembly job, will try to keep it

Huffington Post
Steven Brooks, Nevada Assemblyman, Explains Arrest--By John Celock

Ballotpedia
Steven Brooks Legal Trouble

Photos
Steven J Brooks Shirtless-via Las Vegas Review Journal
Steven Brooks Arrest Photo--Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via Las Vegas Review Journal
Steven Brooks Assemblyman, 2011--by Sam Morris via Las Vegas Sun

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Li'l Muck Episode 4: Jason Kruszka https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep4notes Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com a69f7e76-4094-42cb-b12e-810b34d7595d Hillary and Tina interview Jason Kruszka, current Chief of Staff for Broward County Commissioner Tim Ryan. Mr. Kruszka also served as an attorney for the Public Defender’s office for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Fort Myers, an attorney for the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel, and interned at the Innocence Project of Florida.

Mr. Kruszka discusses his experiences working in the public defender’s office where he represented thousands of clients and had 33 jury trials, defending against charges ranging from misdemeanors to punishable-by-life felonies. He also shares a memorable case from his time with the Innocence Project of Florida.

Sources
The Innocence Project of Florida

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Episode 26: F**k J.K. Rowling https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep26notes Wed, 24 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 96feef9c-5fde-4e81-a139-aa34d6faa941 Tina and Hillary cover the Wilmington Massacre of 1898 and the wrongful death of Tyra Hunter.

Tina’s Story
After the Reconstruction, Blacks in Wilmington, North Carolina yielded political power, built thriving businesses, and had a strong local newspaper. But, when Southern Democrats made up of several white supremecists wanted to reclaim Wilmington, it led to the only coup d'etat on American soil.

Hillary’s Story
On August 7, 1995, Tyra Hunter was in the passenger seat of her friend’s car going to work when the car collided with another. But, when EMS workers and medical personnel learned that Tyra was transgendered, they refused to provide life saving medical care highlighting the need for transgendered rights in the United States.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Wilmington, North Carolina
Fusion Party
Wilmington Insurrection of 1898

The Atlantic
The Lost History of an American Coup D’État--by ADRIENNE LAFRANCE and VANN R. NEWKIRK II

Ferris State University
The Brute Caricature

The News and Observer
The Ghosts of 1898--by Timothy B. Tyson

Christian Science Monitor
Residents are working to help Wilmington, N.C., heal racial divisions that persist 100 years after whites ran blacks out of town--by Ann Scott Tyson

Port City Daily
Thousands sign a petition calling on New Hanover County to change Hugh MacRae Park’s name--By Port City Daily staff

Change.org
Change the Name of Hugh MacRae Park Petition

Black Past
WILMINGTON RACE RIOT OF 1898--BY TEKLA ALI JOHNSON

NCPedia
Wilmington Race Riot--by Ronnie W. Faulkner

America’s Black Holocaust Museum
Wilmington Insurrection of 1898

NPR
How The Only Coup D'Etat In U.S. History Unfolded

NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
1898 Wilmington Race Riot Commission

Zinn Education Project
Nov. 10, 1898: Wilmington Massacre

Indy Week
How White Supremacists Won North Carolina: A Pulitzer Prize Winner’s New Book Explores the Wilmington Coup of 1898 and Why It Still Matters--BY JEFFREY C. BILLMAN

The New Yorker
What a White-Supremacist Coup Looks Like--by Caleb Crain

Photos
Wilmington Mob Burns The Daily Record Newspaper Building--via Wikipedia, Public Domain
Black Wilmington Residents, 1898--via Wikipedia, Public Domain
Wilmington Coup, described in the Richmond Planet. Nov.1898--via Wikipedia, Public Domain, Richmond Planet Archives

Hillary's Story
Wikpedia
Charlotte Clymer
Roger Serverino

Generation Progress
Twenty Years After Tyra Hunter’s Death, LGBT People Are Still Waiting For Basic Protections--By Sunny Frothingham

Washington Post
Death Suit Costs City $2.9 Million--by Maria Elena Fern and ez
A Death Robbed of Dignity Mobilizes Community--by Scott Bowles

Twitter
Charlotte Clymer's Page

NPR
Judge Scraps 'Conscience' Rule Protecting Doctors Who Deny Care For Religious Reasons
Transgender Health Protections Reversed By Trump Administration--By Selena Simmons-Duffin

LGBT Project Wiki
Tyra Hunter

Associated Press
Mom of Transvestite Awarded $2.9M--by NANCY ZUCKERBROD

Them
Why Black Trans People Can't Trust Doctors to Save Our Lives--by Devin-Norelle

The Guardian
Trump administration reverses health protections for transgender people

Hollywood Reporter
'Studio City' Actor Scott Turner Schofield Slams Trump's Revoking of Trans Health Care Protections--by Alexandra Del Rosario

Photos
Tyra Hunter--via Trans Lives Matter (from Planet Transgender)

Roger Serverino--photo by Jacquelyn Martin via NPR

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Episode 25: Miller Time https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep25notes Wed, 17 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ce9ab356-adb8-4f08-b2cc-05f9bda4148f Hillary and Tina cover former US Senator from Massachusetts Charles Sumner and current political advisor to President Donald Trump, Stephen Miller.

Hillary’s Story
As senator, Charles Sumner railed against slavery by denoucning the Fugative Slave Law, “Slave Power,” the political arm of slave owners and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. But, when he verbally assaults and mocks pro-slavery senators Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois and Andrew Butler of South Carolina things turn violent.

Tina’s Story
Stephen Miller currently serves as Trump’s senior advisor for policy and built his career on race baiting and arousing hostility toward immigrants. But, when damaging emails were leaked in November 2019, Miller’s Miller’s white nationalism was thrown back into the national spotlight and calls for his resignation resounded.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Caning of Charles Sumner
Bleeding Kansas
Preston Brooks
Charles Sumner
Kansas-Nebraska Act

US Senate Page
The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner

US History
Canefight! Preston Brooks and Charles Sumner

History
Violence in Congress Before the Civil War: From Canings and Stabbings to Murder--by BECKY LITTLE

Photos
Charles Sumner--Photo by Matthew Brady (Public Domain)
Preston Brooks--Photo by Adam B. Walker (Public Domain)
Political Cartoon--Lithograph by John L. Magee (Public Domain)
Cane--(Public Domain)

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Stephen Miller
Kesha Ram
David Horowitz
Duke Lacrosse Case

LA Magazine
Trump Advisor Stephen Miller Has Always Been This Way--by Laurie Winer

Washington Post
What you can learn about Stephen Miller from a high school video--via YouTube

Vanity Fair
HOW STEPHEN MILLER RODE WHITE RAGE FROM DUKE’S CAMPUS TO TRUMP’S WEST WING--by William Cohen

Newsweek
Stephen Miller's Op-Eds From High School and College Show How He Became Trump's Most Notorious Aide--BY CARLOS BALLESTEROS

Frontline
Last Man Standing: The Immigration Insurgent Who Survived the Trump White House--by Zoe Todd

Raleigh News & Observer
Stephen Miller’s brash path from Duke campus to Trump White House--By Jane Stancill

Southern Poverty Law Center
Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails--by Michael Edison Hayden

The Guardian
Top Trump policy adviser was a 'controversial figure' for college writings

Insider
America’s most notorious white nationalist says he knew Stephen Miller ‘quite well’ while they were members of a Duke University conservative club--by Mack DeGeurin

The Atlantic
Trump’s Right-Hand Troll--by McKay Coppins

The Outline
Does Stephen Miller have any friends? An investigation--by Gaby Del Valle

Forward
Stephen Miller Gets Protest Letter From Duke Classmates--By Daniel J. Solomon

The Nation
Stephen Miller Is a Perfectly Mainstream Republican--By Jeet Heer

The Black Scholar
An Open Letter to Duke University’s Class of 2007, About Your Open Letter to Stephen Miller--By M. Shadee Malaklou

The Leadership Conference of Civil and Human Rights
Letter to the White House: Civil Rights Groups Call for Stephen Miller’s Removal

BuzzFeed
"Sickening" And "Proof" Of Racism: DHS Officials Said Stephen Miller Must Go After His Emails Were Released--by Hamed Aleaziz

The Hill
Trump camp outraged over Jezebel article calling for Stephen Miller to get coronavirus--BY JOHN BOWDEN
Twenty-five Jewish lawmakers ask Trump to fire Stephen Miller over 'white nationalist' comments
BY TAL AXELROD

Politico
Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.--By DAVID S. GLOSSER

Business Insider
Stephen Miller's uncle trolled him by donating to a refugee-rights charity as a wedding gift--by Tom Porter

The Chronicle
What's wrong with Duke? White supremacy is the root--by Don Taylor

The New York Times
Duke University Apologizes Over Professor’s Email Asking Chinese Students to Speak English--by Sarah Mervosh

Essence
Duke University Will Remove Name of Virulent Racist From Campus Building--by Breanna Edwards

The Wrap
Stephen Miller: 8 Late-Night Insults for Trump’s ‘Basic Henchman’ (Photos)--by Tim Malloy

ACT Petition by AOC and Illhan Omar
Demand Stephen Miller’s Resignation

Photos
Stephen Miller Political Advisor--by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons
Stephen Miller High School Speech--screenshot via Washington Post’s YouTube
Stephen Miller/Mr. Burns--screenshot of Late Night with Seth Myers via The Wrap

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Li'l Muck Episode 3: Peg McNichol https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep3notes Fri, 12 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 35d0604c-20d6-4d3e-bee2-83a5b5e36ee4 Hillary and Tina interview independent journalist and news anchor for WHTC News/talk AM radio station, Peg McNichol.

Peg McNichol shares her experiences about writing an investigative series about Cape Girardeau County Missouri’s then auditor David Ludwig's violation of the county's computer-use policy stemming from then Commissioner Jay Purcell’s potential violation of sunshine laws, and she shares her insight on the role of journalism in social justice causes.

Show Links
Peg McNichol Website
Peg McNichol Articles

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Episode 24: Tina, stop! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep24notes Wed, 10 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com e3211945-9f32-44ea-9c6b-49e7fa625a22 Tina and Hillary cover current Warren Michigan mayor Jim Fouts and former Colorado senator and presidential hopeful Gary Hart.

Tina’s Story
James Fouts has served as Warren’s mayor for four consecutive terms beginning in 2007 and prior to that served as councilman in Warren for 26 years (elected in 1981). But, when damaging audio tapes of Fouts emerged during Fouts 2019 re-election bid, Fouts bigotry is revealed yet results in little to no consequences.

Hillary’s Story
Gary Hart served as Colorado senator from 1975-1988 and was the presidential frontrunner in the 1988 election. But, when investigative reports get a juicy tip about a potential affair, Hart’s bid for the White House is jeopardized.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
James R. Fouts
Warren, Michigan

Macomb Daily
Warren Council orders Mayor Jim Fouts to attend meetings--By Norb Franz

City of Warren
Mayor Fout May 20, 2020 Press Release

Michigan Radio
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, under fire for comments, could be re-elected--By TRACY SAMILTON

Detroit Free Press
Warren Mayor Fouts says new City Council throwing grenades at him--by Christina Hall
Did Warren Mayor Fouts abuse rules to give his aide lifetime job protection?--by Tresa Baldas

The Detroit News
Fouts tops Colegio to win 4th term in Warren--by Gregg Krupa

Detroit Metro Times
Audio: Warren Mayor Gouts allegedly complains about Black people calling 911, committing crimes--by Steve Neavling
Audio: Warren Mayor Fouts said he wants to 'shoot' former chief of staff 'through the fucking head'--By Steve Neavling

Metro News
Here's audio of Warren Mayor Fouts allegedly saying he wants to have sex with an 'abused woman'--By Lee DeVito

Motor City Muckraker
Audio: Mayor Fouts compares black people to ‘chimps,’ ridicules women--By Steve Neavling
Warren Mayor Fouts accused of losing temper again, lunging at treasurer--By Steve Neavling

Vice
This Mayor Allegedly Said Vile, Racist Things on Tape. Voters Still Stand by Him--by Trevor Bach

Fox 2 Detroit
81-count lawsuit filed against Warren Mayor Jim Fouts for creating hostile racial environment

People Pill
James R. Fouts

The Guardian
Voters' response to shocking tapes of a Trump-style mayor offers 2020 hint

WXYZ News
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts violated Michigan Campaign Finance Act

Ballotpedia
James Fouts Recall

Audio Forensic Tapes
WARREN MICHIGAN MAYOR JIM FOUTS VOICE IDENTIFICATION TEST POSITIVE

Royal Oak Tribune
Complaint about Warren Mayor Fouts' birth date too late--by Norb Franz

The Grio
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts denies being caught on audio recording making gay slur--By Kia Morgan-Smith

Daily Tribune
Warren Mayor James Fouts blasts ex-employees in tirade--By NORB FRANZ

Michigan Live
Warren mayor accused of comparing blacks to 'chimps' in recorded conversation

Patch
Warren Mayor Jim Fouts Criticized By Royal Oak Officials--By Scott Daniel

Soundcloud
Motor City Muckraker

YouTube
Citizens Turn Tables on Spying Government

Photos
Mayor James Fouts--via City of Warren
Mayor Fouts and Amanda Mika Holding Hands--screenshot via YouTube
Mayor Fouts Addressing City Council Frustrations--Detroit Local 4, screenshot via YouTube

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Gary Hart
Donna Rice Hughes

Vanity Fair
The Road to Bimini--by Gary Sheehy

Miami Herald
The Gary Hart story: How it happened

New York Times
COURTING DANGER: THE FALL OF GARY HART-- by David Johnston and Jon Nordheimer
Following Gary Hart--by James Savage
How Gary Hart’s Downfall Forever Changed American Politics--by Matt Bai

Photos
Gary Hart and American Flag--via Britannica

Gary Hart and Donna Rice--AP Photo via CBS News
Gary Hart in Alley with Reports--by Brian Smith via Miami Herald

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Episode 23: Ear for Nonsense https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep23notes Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ccd86f18-2367-4912-b771-a0a24d253be9 Hillary and Tina cover former Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes and former Alabama Supreme Court Judge and failed US Senate of Alabama nominee, Roy Moore.

Hillary’s Story
Jim Rhodes served as Ohio Governor beginning in 1962 and ran on the promise of jobs and progress. During his tenure, tensions escalated regarding the US’s role in Vietnam and college students across the country participated in protests. But, when Moore decides to call in the National Guard to maintain order at Kent State, his attempt at control leads to tragedy.

Tina’s Story
Roy Moore served as circuit judge from 1992 to 2000, served 2 separate turns on the Alabama supreme court ,and in 2017 made a run for the US Senate. But, when women came forward accusing Moore of sexual misconduct, conservative christian warrior Moore faced the consequences of his less than righteous behavior.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Kent State Shootings
Ohio Army National Guard
Jim Rhodes

New York Times
Four Students Were Killed in Ohio. America Was Never the Same--by Richard M. Perloff

History Channel
Kent State Shooting

CNN
50 years ago today, the shooting of 4 college students at Kent State changed America--by Harmeet Kaur

The New Yorker
Kent State and the War that Never Ended--by Jill Lepore

Time 100 Photos
Kent State Shootings--by John Paul Filo

Photos
Governor Jim Rhodes--via wikipedia

National Guard on Campus--via Rolling Stone

Smoke Bombs at Shooting--via History.com

During the Shooting--via CNN

Four Students Killed--via New York Times

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Roy Moore
Etowah County, Alabama
Roy Moore Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Time
'Homosexual Conduct Should Be Illegal,' and 5 Other Things GOP Senate Candidate Roy Moore Has Said--by Nash Jenkins
Roy Moore Co-Authored a Government Course Saying Women Are Unfit for Office--Katie Riley
The Internet Is Outraged That Roy Moore Told a Black Man That America Was Great During Slavery
--by Jaime Ducharme

Case Law
Supreme Court of Alabama.Ex parte H.H. IN RE: D.H. v. H.H.1002045.Decided: February 15, 2002

The Washington Examiner
Roy Moore Is Constitutionally Illiterate--by Jonathan Adler

CNN
Ten Commandments monument moved--CNN Law Center
Ten Commandments judge removed from office--CNN Law Center
Roy Moore was removed from 1990s divorce case after he barred lesbian from seeing her children unsupervised--By Andrew Kaczynski and Chris Massie

ABC News Alabama
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore suspended for remainder of his term--by Lauren Walsh, WBMA

Foundation of Moral Law

Alabama
A Roy Moore timeline: From "God's law will be publicly acknowledged in our court."Ten Commandments to senate candidate--By Kent Faulk

Christian Science Monitor
Thou Shalt Not Stop Praying in This Judge's Courtroom--By Elizabeth Levitan Spaid

New York Times
Roy Moore Sues Sasha Baron Cohhen and Showtime, Seeking 95 Million--by Sopan Deb
For Roy Moore, a Long History of Combat and Controversy--by Jess Bidgood, Richard Fausset and Campbell Robertson
Roy Moore Is Mired in a Sexual Misconduct Scandal. Here’s How It Happened.--by Richard Perez-Pena
Text of Beverly Young Nelson’s Accusation Against Roy Moore
Moore Accuser Says She Wrote Part of Yearbook Inscription
--by By Jess Bidgood and Richard Pérez-Peña
4 More Women Accuse Roy Moore of Misconduct--by Alan Blinder

Liberty
Judging the Judges--by Derek H. Davis

Governing
Suspended From Alabama's Supreme Court, Roy Moore Resigns to Run for U.S. Senate--by CAROLINE COURNOYER

Politifact
Roy Moore

Photos:
Roy Moore Circuit Court Judge Ten Commandments--via Alabama.com
10 Commandments Monument--via Alabama.com
Roy Moore 2017 Senate Run (ABC News)--Screenshot via YouTube

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Li'l Muck Episode 2: Dan Christensen https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep2notes Fri, 29 May 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com a7ac98b2-0fe9-46ab-98f0-88749b034bee Hillary and Tina interview Florida Bulldog founder and award winning former investigative reporter for The Miami Herald and Daily Business Review, Dan Christensen.

Dan Christensen shares his experiences covering former Broward County sheriff, Ken Jenne, discusses power in politics, and tells us about some of the most compelling stories of his career.

Show Links
Florida Bulldog
Florida Bulldog Dontate Page
Florida Bulldog Townsend Frame Up Article

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Episode 22: That's So Broward https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep22notes Wed, 27 May 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 72486f0e-f95f-4d3f-98f9-62ffce03d4b3 Tina and Hillary cover former Custer County Sheriff Michael Burgess and former Broward County Sheriff Nick Navarro.

Tina's Story
Mike Burgess earned the voters trust three times and served as sheriff of Custer County for 15 years. But, when allegations surface that Burgess forced inmates and drug court defendants to engage in sexual activity, Custer County sheriff takes his last stand, and like the county’s namesake, is utterly destroyed.

Hillary's Story
Nick Narvarro grew the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office in his tenure and many police agencies nationwide turned to his expertise. But, when he decided to battle with the legendary rap group 2 Live Crew, Navarro only managed to highlight his own ridiculous exploits and antics.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Custer County, Oklahoma

The Oklahoman
Former Custer County sheriff Mike Burgess convicted on sex charges--BY RON JACKSON
Oklahoma seeks plan to house ex-sheriff Mike Burgess--BY RON JACKSON
Jury holds ex-sheriff Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess' fate--BY RON JACKSON

Enid News and Eagle
UPDATE: Former Custer County sheriff gets 79 years

Prison Legal News
$10 Million Settlement in Suit Over Oklahoma Sheriff’s Sex Abuse Scandal--by David M. Reutter

KOCO News Five ABC Affiliate
Police: Okla. Sheriff Ran Sex-Slave Operation From Jail

Justia US Law
MICHAEL G. BURGESS, Appellant, v. THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, Appellee.

Charlotte Observer
Deputy testifies she was groped by sheriff--ASSOCIATED PRESS

Tulsa World
Former Custer County sheriff convicted on sex charges--by Associated Press
Ex-sheriff's wife says faith helps them cope--by Ron Jackson

ABC News
Sheriff Embroiled in Inmate Sex Scandal--by David Schoetz

The Wenatchee World
Testimony: Email exclusion preceded deputy's dismissal--by Jefferson Robbins

iFiberOne News
Chelan County deputy awarded $500,000 in discrimination case against sheriff's office--by Shawn Goggins

The Frontier
For some officers convicted of sex crimes, information removed from prison website--By DYLAN GOFORTH, CLIFTON ADCOCK

Photo:
Sheriff Mike Burgess Cowboy Hat--via Jezebel
Sheriff Mike Burgess Being Booked--screenshot via The Oklahoman

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
Nick Navarro
Cops (TV Program)

Miami New Times
Nick Navarro Put Me In Jail and Put People To Work--by LUTHER CAMPBELL

Associated Press
Broward Sheriff, Office Slapped With Federal Subpoenas

Trend Mag
Remembering Sheriff Nick Navarro

Sun Sentinel
SHERIFF'S OFFICE MAKES OWN CRACK FOR DRUG STINGS--BY LARRY KELLER
Obituary: Former Broward Sheriff Nick Navarro died today--by Brittany Wallman
Broward sheriffs haven't all been shining stars: The dramas and downfalls--by Lisa J. Huriash

Miami Herald
South Florida’s last big gay bar raids happened 25 years ago--By Steve Rothaus

SFGM
The BSO Raid: Living in Infamy--by Norm Kent

New York Times
High-Profile Sheriff Is Defeated in Florida--By The Associated Press

Entertainment Weekly
2 Live Crew sparked controversy five years ago--by Ethan Smith

CBS4 Miami
Former Broward Sheriff Nick Navarro Dead--By Carey Codd

YouTube
Nick Navarro Elected Broward County Sheriff 1984-- Channel 7
Donahue - Indecency & Obscenity - feat. 2 Live Crew - circa 1990-- Donahue
COPS Season 1--COPS (CW)
Best of Cops S1 (Part 1)--COPS (CW)

Metacritic
COPS Season 1

Photos
Nick Navarro and Luther Campbell--photo/Mark Phillips, AP via Flashback Miami
Charles Freeman, Record Store Owner--via Flashback Miami
Luther Campbell Performing Arrest--via Miami Herald
Nick Navarro Election Night --via The Sun Sentinel

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Episode 21: Bird Bath https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep21notes Wed, 20 May 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com cf5bb597-c47a-403e-9ddb-7d155c552c9a Hillary and Tina cover former Rowan County Clerk of Courts Kim Davis and Senator William Langer.

Hillary's Story
Kim Davis served as Rowan County Clerk of Courts beginning in 2015. But when she refused to adhere to the Supreme Court’s Same Sex Marriage decision citing religious rights, Davis became a symbol of intolerance.

Tina's Story
Prior to his senatorship, William “Wild Bill” Langer served as state attorney and later as governor for two terms beginning in 1932. But, when allegations of then Governor Langer’s attempt to defraud the government came to light, Wild Bill fought the law--and Wild Bill won.

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Obergefell v. Hodges
Kim Davis
Miller v. Davis

USA Today
Court rejects Kentucky's attempt to shirk legal fees in Kim Davis gay marriage case--by Billy Kobin

NBC News
Kentucky clerk Kim Davis may have hefty legal bill in gay marriage case--by The Associated Press

NPR
Kim Davis Loses Her Re-Election Bid For Kentucky County Clerkship--by Colin Dwyer

Rolling Stone
Kim Davis Thinks Taxpayers Should Cover Her $220,000 Legal Battle--by Tim Dickinson

Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky must pay $225,000 legal bill from Kim Davis case, appeals court says--By John Cheves

Photos
Kim Davis--photo by Timothy D. Easley/AP via NBC News
Supreme Court Session on Gay Marriage--photo by Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images via NPR

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
William Langer
NonPartisan League
Ole H. Olson
Thomas H. Moody
Walter Welford

The Wisconsin Magazine of History
William Langer: A Maverick in the Senate--by Lawrence H. Larsen

Mandan Historical Society
William “Wild Bill” Langer (1886-1959)

North Dakota Studies
William Langer

Grand Forks Herald
To her, 'Wild Bill' Langer was simply 'Daddy'

New York Times
Senator Langer, 73, GOP Rebel, Dead
Langer Renominated in Dakota Primary
' WILD BILL' LANGER IN TROUBLE AGAIN--by William Blair
INDICT GOV. LANGER FOR FORCING GIFTS OUT OF RELIEF PAY
NORTH DAKOTA PUTS EMBARGO ON WHEAT--by The Associated Press via NYT
HIS TICKET WINS AS LANGER FAILS--by Gerald W. Movius

Inforum
'Wild Bill' Langer was loved - and hated--by Curt Eriksmoen
The time a ND governor was convicted of a felony, refused to leave office and declared martial law--by Kris Kurzmen

The Mighty
That time North Dakota seceded from the Union--by Blake Stilwell

Williston Herald
Rude Awakening--by Jayme Job

Bismark Times
Langer's time as governor controversial--by CURT ERIKSMOEN

Senator from North Dakota
HEARINGS BEFORE THE -COMMITTEE ON PRIVILEGES AND ELECTIONS, UNITED STATES SENATE SEVENTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS FIRST SESSION ReLATIVE TO A PROTEST TO THE SEATING OF WILLIAM LANGER, A SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA

Photos
Governor William Langer--via North Dakota Studies
Campaign Cartoon from The Fighting Governor--screenshot via The Wisconsin Magazine of History
Senator William Langer Re-Election Poster--via Digital Horizons

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Li'l Muck Episode 1: Brittany Wallman https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/lmep1notes Fri, 15 May 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 79a38971-a584-47b7-910f-3291e78dc4b0 Hillary and Tina interview Sun Sentinel journalist, Broward Politics Blog co-writer, and shared winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, Brittany Wallman.

Brittany Wallman shares her experiences covering former Fort Lauderdale mayor, Jim Naugle, her recent reporting on Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony, currently under fire for his childhood shooting incident, and tells us about one of the most memorable stories of her career.

Show Links
Brittany Wallman Sun-Sentinel Bio
Broward Politics: Homeless child-murder convict speaks

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Episode 20: Papa and Baby Kush https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep20notes Wed, 13 May 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com c01fabc9-e4c5-436b-a9b1-902fac163b6d Tina and Hillary cover real estate mogul and political donor Charles Kushner, and his son, senior advisor to Donald Trump, Jared Kushner.

Tina's Story
Charles Kushner found and enjoyed success as a real estate developer, and while he hasn’t held political office, his financial assets allowed him to influence politics in New Jersey. But, when allegations of campaign fraud start to surface, Papa Kushner mucked up his once pristine reputation.

Hillary's Story
Jared Kushner’s privilege and access landed him in the ivy league and garnered him roles like vice president of a real estate development firm. But, when nepotism lands him the President’s ear, Kushner’s dangerous lack of knowledge and experience is exposed.

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
Charles Kushner

New York Times
BRIEFINGS: POLITICS; F.E.C. FINES DEVELOPER--By The Associated Press
When a Campaign Ledger Becomes a Target List--By Iver Peterson
New Jersey Republicans See Shortsighted Cronyism in McGreevey's Appointments--By David Kocieniewski
McGreevey's Nominee to Lead Port Authority Withdraws--By David Kocieniewski
Donor Apologized to Sister for Seduction of Husband--By Robert Hanley
Democratic Donor Receives Two-Year Prison Sentence--By Ronald Smothers
Chris Christie Says Jared Kushner’s Father Committed a ‘Loathsome’ Crime--by Daniel Victor

Observer
Port Authority Could Get N.J. Guy Who Raided City--By Andrew Rice

CBS News
NJ Scandal: Sex, Money & Politics

Time
So, Did You Get My Gift?--By John Cloud

People Pill
CHARLES KUSHNER: REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER AND PHILANTHROPIST

Justice.gov
Developer Charles Kushner Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud, Witness Retaliation and Making False Statements to the Federal Election Commission

AL.com
Father of Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner spent 14 months in Montgomery federal prison

Vanity Fair
JARED KUSHNER: BLACKMAIL AND WITNESS TAMPERING ARE “FAMILY MATTERS”
The First Son-in-Law has some interesting views on federal crime

Buzzfeed
Jared Kushner's Dad Says Ethics Groups "Assure That Poor, Not Successful People" Get Government Jobs--by Tom Namako

Forbes Magazine
In Pictures: America's 10 Cushiest Prisons

The Hill
Jared Kushner’s father says he would register to vote as an independent--BY JOHN BOWDEN

Business Insider
Charles Kushner explains his meeting with Qatar's finance minister, says it was 'a wrong thing to do,' but 'none of us knew the rules of government'--by Michelle Mark

NYU Local
NYU’s Close Ties to the Kushners

Washington Examiner
Jared Kushner’s dad secretly met Cory Booker in a stairwell while in halfway house: Book--by Steven Nelson

Heavy
Charles Kushner, Jared’s Dad: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

ProPublica
The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance Into Harvard--by Daniel Golden

Wired
Jared Kushner Voted As a Woman, According to His Registration--by Ashley Feinberg

Photos
Papa Kush and Baby Kush--Photo by Patrick McMullan via Bloomberg
Charles Kushner Leaving Court (2004)--Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images via Bloomberg
Federal Prison Camp, Montgomery--Photo courtesy of Federal Bureau of Prisons

Hillary's Sources
Wikimedia
Jared Kushner
666 Fifth Avenue

Vanity Fair
Inside Donald Trump and Jared Kushner’s Two Months of Magical Thinking--by Gabriel Sherman

THE STRANGE, COMPLEX EDUCATION OF JARED KUSHNER--by Emily Jane Fox

Politico
Behind the scenes, Kushner takes charge of coronavirus response--by Adam Cancryn and Dan Diamond

Biography
Jared Kushner

ProPublica
How Jared Kushner Is Tackling the White House’s Coronavirus Response — Without Any Evident Experience--by Andrea Bernstein

The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance Into Harvard--by Daniel Golden

New Yorker
Who Is Jared Kushner?--by Andrea Bernstein

The Intercept
CORONAVIRUS HASN’T STOPPED JARED KUSHNER’S REAL ESTATE EMPIRE FROM HOUNDING TENANTS WITH DEBT COLLECTION, EVICTION LAWSUITS--by Lee Fang

Salon
Jared Kushner has failed upward his entire life. Now he's applied that to a viral pandemic--by Amanda Marcotte

Business Insider
The life of Jared Kushner: How a rich kid from New Jersey went from buying buildings with his dad and owning a newspaper to advising the president of the United States--by Michal Kranz and James Pasley

The Real Deal
Behind the record deal for 666 Fifth Avenue--by Adam Piore

Photos
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump--Chip Somodevilla via ProPublica
666 Fifth Avenue--via Wikipedia

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Episode 19: Zambanella https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep19notes Wed, 06 May 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 02207086-2be5-4de5-a5f2-205ba3ae415b Hillary and Tina cover former US Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska and former Boise, Idaho mayor H. Brent Coles.

Hillary's Story
Ted Fulton Stevens, Sr. served as a United States Senator from Alaska from 1968 to 2009, making him the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senator in history at the time he left office. But, in 2006, when the FBI and IRS started investigating Stevens’ financial disclosures, things got complicated for the senator.

Tina's Story
H. Brent Coles held the mayor’s seat in Boise for 10 years, from 1993 to 2003. During his tenure, he was named president of the United States Conference of Mayors and was also considered by then president George W. Bush to be named the Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy But, when allegations of misuse of public funds come to light, Mayor Coles finds himself stuck in the muck.

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Alaska political corruption probe
Alaska Permanent Fund
Alaska Legislature

Juneau Empire
Opinion: The ‘Corrupt Bastard’s Club’ is alive and well

PBS
Timeline: Alaska Corruption Scandal
[Alaska: The Senator and the Oil Man](Alaska: The Senator and the Oil Man)

Washington Post
["I'll Sell My Soul to the Devil"](Alaska: The Senator and the Oil Man)--by Karl Vick

New York Times
A Senate Lion Brought Down
A New Generation of Republicans in Alaska--By William Yardley

Politifact
Sarah Palin--"As governor, I've stood up to ... the big oil companies."

Photos
US Senator Ted Stevens--via Wikimedia
VECO Bill Allen--via Anchorage Daily News
Ted Stevens Chalet--via Kirby on the Loose

Tina's Sources
Sources
Wikimedia
H. Brent Coles
Boise, Idaho
United States Conference of Mayors

Idaho Statesman
“Boise still bears scars of Coles scandal”--By Sven Berg
“He was popular, then fell from grace. Ex-Mayor Brent Coles says he’s a changed man”--by KATE TALERICO

Deseret News
“Ex-mayor relieved of church duties”--AP

Church News
“First LDS Mayor Elected”

New York Times
“Charged With Getting Free Olympics Trip, Boise Mayor Resigns”--By The Associated Press

Lewiston Morning Tribune
“Boise Mayor Resigns”--by Dan Gallagher, the Associated Press

Lewiston Tribune
“Brent Coles enters innocent pleas”--by the Associated Press
“Former Boise mayor out of jail”--by TheAssociated Press

The Spokesman Review
“Record cleared, rights restored for ex-Boise mayor”--by Associated Press

The Missoulian
“Former mayors leader takes heat”--by Chuck Oxley, Associated Press

Idaho Reports
“Brent Coles once agreed to never run for office again”--by Seth Ogilvie

Idaho Mountain Express
“In Boise, a slick mayor and naïve police chief”--by PAT MURPHY

Channel 7 KTVB via YouTube
2007 Boise Mayor Brent Coles interview: 'I can't see myself being a public servant again'

KTVB
“Former Boise Mayor Brent Coles announces mayoral run, 16 years after scandal”
“Former Boise mayor & wife face $44K Idaho tax lien”

Idaho Democaratic Party
“IDAHO STATESMAN: TOP IDAHO GOP SCANDALS OF YESTERYEAR (AND TODAY)”

Photos
Idaho News Six
Brent Coles Resigns (screenshot via YouTube)
Brent Coles Announces 2019 Mayoral Bid (screenshot via YouTube)

KTVB
Brent Coles Mayoral Debate Panel (screenshot via Youtube)

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Episode 18: Beautiful Weirdo https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep18notes Wed, 29 Apr 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com b9bd7953-4bae-4bcd-b950-3b060be3fd36 Tina and Hillary cover former Delaware deputy attorney general Thomas Capano and former US Senator Larry Craig of Idaho.

Tina's Story
Thomas Capano rose to power as a successful attorney, deputy attorney general, political consultant, and legal counsel to former Governor Mike Castle. But, when his mistress, Ann Marie Fahey disappeared after a night out, Capano's true nature is unmasked.

Hillary's Story
In 1990, Larry Craig ran for and won a US Senate seat for Idaho and became a ranking member of several committees, but when Craig was arrested at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport for suspicion of disorderly conduct of a sexual nature, Craig’s “wide stance” excuse didn’t cut it.

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
Thomas Capano
Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware Online
“20 years later: 12 details about Thomas Capano murder trial”--by Patricia Talorico and Esteban Parra

Murderpedia
Thomas J. Capano

Encyclopedia
“Thomas Capano Trial: 1998-99”

The Baltimore Sun
“Lawyer to be sentenced for murder; Tomorrow, Capano faces death row or lifetime in prison”--by Jean Marbella

WBOC
“School Donations From Capano Brother Anger Some”

NBC News
“Delaware High Court Overturns Death Sentence”--AP

Vocal Media
“The Deadly Secret”--by Darryl Richie

CBS News
“FATAL ATTRACTION: BEHIND THE FACADE”--by Emily Cartwright

POst Gazette
“Capano blistered, sentenced to death”--by Robert Dvorchak

WESM913
“Del. mistress killer Thomas Capano found dead in prison cell”--by Randall Chase

Delaware Courts
Thomas Capano vs. Supreme Court
ABC News
“Should School Buildings Be Named for Notorious Family?”--By Chris Bury

Philadelphia Inquirer
“The tortuous fall of Tom Capano”--by George Anastasia

“Convicted Delaware killer Capano dies in prison”--by Larry King

South Coast Today
“Del. governor’s aide missing; boyfriend charged”--By Todd Spangler, Associated Press

Fold3
Del. trial spins web of privilege, passion Intrigue: A wealthy Wilmington lawyer is accused of murdering his girlfriend, whose body has never been found

Dark Matter
Ann Marie Sinead Fahey

The FBI Files
Deadly Obsession

Amazon Prime
Ann Rule's And Never Let Her Go

Photos
Detectives Bring Evidence Into Court (Cooler)--via Delaware Online
Anne Marie Fahey--via Vocal Media
Thomas Capano--Photo by Tim Shaffer, AP via WhyyPBS

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Larry Craig
Larry Craig Scandal
Cruising for Sex

Idaho Statesman
"Foot-tapping takes on new meaning"--BY LYNNE DUKE AND DENEEN L. BROWN

Washington Post
"Former Senator Larry Craig Owes U.S. Treasury"

Politico
"Why I Outed Gay Republicans: A decade later, I’m still not sorry."--by MICHAEL ROGERS

4 News Now via YouTube
"Senator Larry Craig: 'I am not gay'"

AP Archive via YouTube
"Craig interrogation"

Idaho News 6 via YouTube
"One-on-one with Larry Craig"

The Smoking Gun
"Larry Craig's 'Wide Stance' Arrest Turns 10"

Open Secrets
Sen. Larry Craig - Idaho

New York Times
"AUTHORITIES MEET ON CAPITOL SEX AND DRUG INQUIRY"--by Robert Pear

Pantagraph
"8 men claim sexual encounters with Sen. Craig"--by The Associated Press

Photos
Larry Craig Mug Shots via The Smoking Gun
Larry Craig Senate Portrait via Wikipedia
Airport Bathroom from Craig Scandal via Wikipedia

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Episode 17: Carlos Danger https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep17notes Wed, 22 Apr 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com b00def05-b5be-4f63-a8b1-e67f0ca15733 Hillary and Tina cover former US House Representative for California Katie Hill and former United States House Representative from New York, Anthony Weiner.

Hillary's Story
In 2018, Katie Hill was elected to the most female and racially diverse Congress to govern in the history of the United States. But, when nude photos of Hill were published across the internet, Hill fought to protect her reputation. Still, many wondered if Hill was a victim of misogynistic double standards or a perpetrator of sexual misconduct.

Tina's Story
Anthony Weiner, served as congressman for New York’s 9th district from 1999-2011. Known for his competitiveness and candor, Weiner challenged political opponents and called out shady behaviors and actions regularly. But, when Weiner accidentally posts an inappropriate selfie to Twitter, he revealed parts of himself that no one wanted to see.

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Katie Hill (politician)
California's 25th congressional district

The Intercept
"FBI ARRESTS HACKER LINKED TO FORMER REP. KATIE HILL’S CAMPAIGN"--by Ryan Grim

Politico
"Rep. Katie Hill to resign amid allegations of inappropriate relationships with staffers"--by Heather Caygle, John Bresnahan, and Kyle Cheney

Newsweek
"REPORTER WHO BROKE KATIE HILL STORY CALLED HERSELF 'CAMPAIGN MANAGER' FOR HILL'S GOP OPPONENTS"--by Marika Malaea

ABC News
"Reflecting on her 2019 scandal, former Rep. Katie Hill says she still hasn't 'fully recovered'"--by Lauren Lantry

The New York Times
"The Complicated Case of Katie Hill"--by Jessica Bennett

Vice
"Katie Hill’s Downfall Is Revenge Porn Experts’ Fears Come to Life"--by Brendan O'Connor

"Here's how Katie Hill just won a primary everyone wanted her to lose"--by Shawna Thomas and Kristin Fraser

NBC News
"A day of historic firsts in Congress"--by Jane C. Timm

LA Times
"Special election to replace former Rep. Katie Hill set for March 3, California primary day"--by Michael Finnegan

The Cut
"‘Being Careful’ Won’t Prevent Revenge Porn"--by Sarah Jones

Photos
Katie Hill, official portrait, 116th Congress--by House of Representatives via Wikipedia

Katie Hill and Kenny Heslep--Instagram via Heavy

Tina's Sources
Wikipedia
Anthony Weiner
Brooklyn
Crown Heights Riot
Anthony Weiner Sexting Scandals

Politico
“Weiner defends an old race-baiting flier: 'It was just quoting from The New York Times'”--By AZI PAYBARAH

New York Times
“Topics of The Times; Smears and Fears”
“Weiner Wants Scofflaw Diplomats to Pay Up”--BY EMILY S. RUEB
“Congressman Pushes Staff Hard, or Out the Door”--By David W. Chen
“Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin’s Post-Scandal Playbook”--by Jonathan Van Meter
“Weiner Admits to More Lewd Exchanges but Denies an Addiction”--byJavier C. Hernández and Michael Barbaro

Buzzfeed News
“Anthony Weiner's First Campaign Began With An Apology For ‘Race-Baiting’"--by Andrew Kaczynski
“Anthony Weiner Has Pleaded Guilty In A Teen Sexting Case And Faces Jail Time”--by David Mask and Mike Hayes
“Anthony Weiner is the Most Important Politician of the 2010s”--by Matt Berman
“Anthony Weiner ‘Sorry’ After Report He Sent Lewd Messages To Underage Teen”--by David Mack

The Forward
“What Were the Crown Heights Riots”--by Juliana Kaplan

Roll Call
“Members Collect Many Unpaid Tickets”--By Jennifer Yachnin

ABC News
“Rep. Anthony Weiner: A Timeline of Deceit”--by Devin Dwyer

CNN
“Congress, lewd photos and NYC's mayoral race: An Anthony Weiner timeline”

NBC News
“Anthony Weiner admits sexting continued after 2011 resignation from Congress”--by Tracy Connor

USA Today
“Law enforcement investigating Weiner's alleged sexting with teen”--by Kevin Johnson
“The Rise and Fall of Anthony Weiner”--by Nick Penzenstadle

Mother Jones
“Anthony Weiner Caught in Yet Another Sexting Scandal”--By Inae Oh

AP
“‘Rock bottom’: Weiner gets 21 months in prison for sexting”--By TOM HAYS and LARRY NEUMEISTER
“Ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner ordered to register as sex offender”--By MICHAEL R. SISAK

Chicago Tribune
“Anthony Weiner's lawyers say 15-year-old girl he sexted wanted to affect election”--by Larry Neumeister

Vanity Fair
“What’s Wrong with Anthony Weiner? We Asked Some Psychotherapists”--by Bruce Handy

Photos:
Anthony Weiner Congressional Photo--via Wikipedia
Weiner Post Cover--screenshot via The Village Voice
Weiner After Sentencing--Andrew Gombert via USA Today

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Episode 16: Burn This Letter https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep16notes Wed, 15 Apr 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com e7c55885-a654-4b75-9b3e-29fa05384d6f Tina and Hillary cover former Montgomery County Planning Board Member, RuthAnn Aron and US President Grover Cleveland.

Tina's Story
RuthAnn Aron, a successful real estate developer, earned an appointment to the Montgomery County Planning Board in 1992 and ran for and lost the bid for Maryland’s republican Senate nomination. But, when Aron loses not only the nomination, but also a slander trial, Aron takes matters into her own hands and mucks things up but good.

Hillary's Story
In 1884, Cleveland's reputation as an opponent of corruption make him a shoe in for the presidency, but when rumors erupt about an illegitimate child, Cleveland’s own shockingly unacceptable behavior is revealed.

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
RuthAnn Aron
Montgomery County, Maryland

Washington Post
“The Mystery of Ruth Ann Aron”--by Karl Wick
“GOP Senate Foes Trade Shots”--by Charles Babington
“Aron Gets Three Years in Murder Plot”--By Katherine Shaver
“A Senate Candidate; A Murder Plot; An Undercover Cop; A Giant Fiasco”--by Monica Hesse
“Montgomery Ousts Aron From Board”--By Manuel Perez-Rivas
“Are we talking about an obituary”--transcripts of RuthAnn Aron calls with “hitman”
“On Tape: Negotiating With a 'Hit Man'”--transcripts of RuthAnn Aron calls with “hitman”
“'Just Be Careful,' Aron Says On Tape”--transcripts of RuthAnn Aron calls with “hitman”

Barry H. Helfand and David Martella Website
“Aron’s Husband Tells of a Marriage Crumbling Quietly”
“Aron Allegedly Was Abused as Child; Long-Kept Secret Helps Explain Plot Against Husband, Her Lawyer Says”

District of Columbia Courts
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA COURT OF APPEALS, RE: RuthAnn Aron, Esquire

New York Times
“Ex-Politician Sentenced in Murder for Hire”

Bethesda Magazine
“Ruthann Aron Files Petition in Attempt to Overturn Plea in Contract Killing Case”--by Andrew Metcalf

Photos
RuthAnn Aron with Gun--Montgomery Department of Parks and Recreation via Washington Post
RuthAnn Aron Mugshot--File photo via Washington Post
RuthAnn Leaving Court--Washington Post photo by Dayna Smith via NZHerald website
William H. Mossberg (Informant)--By Susan Biddle/TWP via Washington Post

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Grover Cleveland
Frances Cleveland

Smithsonian
"President Cleveland’s Problem Child"--by Angela Serratora

The Daily Beast
"Grover Cleveland's Sex Scandal: The Most Despicable in American Political History"--by Charles Lachman

Vice
"Grover Cleveland, a Rapist President"--by Jamie Lauren Keiles

Photos
Young Grover Cleveland--via Wikipedia
Maria Halpin--via Smithsonian Magazine
Grover Cleveland Election Cartoon--via Wikimedia Commons
Grover Cleveland Presidential Portrait--via White House History
Grover Cleveland Wedding--via Trivia Happy

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Episode 15: Magical Vagina https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep15notes Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ae869130-2ee9-4110-b61a-ce15f1cca241 Hillary and cover current US Senator from Florida Rick Scott and former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife former Honolulu deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha.

Hillary's Story
In 2019, Rick Scott was sworn in as United States Senator from Florida and has is known for controversial investment schemes and his conservative position on issues like the death penalty, welfare, voter rights and school choice, along with his rejection in the scientific belief of climate change. But, in March 2020 Scott took things too far when he tried to block the passage of the Coronavirus Relief Bill.

Tina's Story
Louis Kealoha served in the Honolulu police department beginning in 1983 and, after working his way up, got sworn in as a police chief in 2009. But, in 2017, after an FBI probe surrounding, of all things, a stolen mailbox, the police chief, along with his deputy prosecutor wife, Katherine, found themselves mired in the muck.

Hillary's Sources
Politifact
"Rick Scott 'oversaw the largest Medicare fraud' in U.S. history, Florida Democratic Party says"--by Amy Sherman
"Gov. Rick Scott shifts again on Medicaid expansion"-by Jon Greenberg

Miami Herald
"Florida’s Rick Scott demands reduced unemployment benefits in coronavirus relief bill"--BY ALEX DAUGHERTY AND EMMA DUMAIN

"How Rick Scott won reelection as Florida governor"--By Marc Caputo and Adam C. Smith

Orlando Sentinel
"Rick Scott restored the voting rights of twice as many white former felons as black felons"--by Monivette Cordeiro

Tampa Bay Times
"Why is Sen. Rick Scott so heartless toward jobless Floridians?"--Editorial Board

"Rick Scott's office deleted messages related to Irma nursing home deaths"--by Kirby Wilson

Sun Sentinel
"Gov. Rick Scott took responsibility? No, he took $300 million"--by Randy Schultz

Wikimedia
Rick Scott

Photos
Woman yelling at Rick Scott at Starbucks (screenshot via YouTube):
Rick Scott via Daily Kos
Rick Scott in Testimony via Village News

Tina's Sources
Sources
Honolulu Police Department
Louise M. Kealoha

Wikimedia
Katherine Kealoha
Honolulu

Slate
“There’s a Bonkers Corruption Case Unfolding in Hawaii”--by Molly Olmstead

AP
“Prosecutor says Hawaii police chief, wife abused positions”--by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER
“Hawaii law enforcement power couple mired in corruption case”--By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

ABC
“Convicted ex-Honolulu police chief files for divorce”--By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER

United States Department of Justice
“Former Honolulu Prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, Former Police Chief Louis Kealoha Plead Guilty”

Hawaii News Now
“Ahead of sentencing, ex-Police Chief Louis Kealoha pleads for leniency”--by Lynn Kawano
“'No one is above the law': Former HPD chief, prosecutor wife indicted”

Honolulu Civil Beat
“Honolulu Feds Want Katherine Kealoha In Prison For 14 Years”--by Nick Grube
Kealoha Timeline

West Hawaii Today
“Katherine and Louis Kealoha admit guilt”--By Rob Perez

KITV 4
“Katherine Kealoha and brother indicted on drug distribution charges”

Kai Wai Ola Magazine
“Dynamic Duo: Together the Kealohas serve and protect the public and Hawaii’s natural resources”--by Howard Dashefsky

Boston College Law School Magazine
“The Mysterious Case of the Missing Mailbox”--Nick Grube

Khon News 2
“Half-brother of former Police Chief Louis Kealoha arrested for alleged abuse”

Photos:
Honolulu Police Department
Louis M. Kealoha (headshot via Honolulu Police Department)

Boston College Law School Magazine
Kealohas Leaving Court Wearing Lei (via Boston College Law School Magazine)

Hawaii News Now
Florence Puana (via Screenshot of Hawaii News Now Interview with Puana)

Star Advertiser
Katherine Kealoha’s Boyfriend, Firefighter Jesse Michael Ebersole (Photo by Cindy Russell via Start Advertiser)

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Episode 14: Find a Hobby, Bro! https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep14notes Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com c5395c37-8bac-4429-b021-d35eb8378611 Tina and Hillary cover former Vermont State House Representative Kiah Morris and former Putnam County Tennessee Tax Assessor, Byron Looper.

Tina's Story
In 2014, Kiah Morris won a seat in the Vermont House of Representatives becoming Vermont’s only black, female representative. But, in 2018, she chose not to seek re-election and then resigned her position after facing years of harassment.

Hillary's Story
In 1996, Bryan Looper was elected as Putnam County’s Tax Assessor and became known for his verbal attacks on local politicians and other ridiculous shenanigans. But, when he puts in a bid for Tennessee state senator, constituents soon learn that Looper will do anything to win.

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
Kiah Morris

Kiah Morris Home Page
Kiah Morris

VT Digger
“How the Kiah Morris case gripped Vermont, but hasn’t changed anything”--by Alan J. Keays
“More trouble for Max Misch: Video at NY bar prompts probe”--by Alan J. Keays

Washington Post
“A white nationalist’s harassment helped force a black female lawmaker to resign. He won’t face charges”--by Meagan Flynn

Vermont State
Vermont Attorney General Legal Findings (Morris Case)

Vermont General Assembly
Representative Ruqaiyah "Kiah" Morris

Newser
“Black Lawmaker: Gun Control Led to My Quitting”--by Neil Colgrass

CNN
“Racial harassment of ex-Vermont lawmaker won't be prosecuted because it was free speech, official says”--by Augusta Anthony

New York Times
“Black Female Lawmaker in Vermont Resigns After Racial Harassment”--by Liam Stack

Burlington Free Press
“Kiah Morris: The Vermont incidents that led to a black lawmaker's resignation”--by Jess Aloe and April McCullum
“Vermont man who harassed black lawmaker faces gun charge”--by Lisa Rathke

Broadly via YouTube
Kiah Morris on Fighting Racial Harassment | The Scarlet Letter Reports

WCAX3
“Kiah Morris supports campaign for union workers”
“Donovan calls for 3rd-party investigation into Bennington Police”--by Don Amato
“Consultants to review Bennington Police Department policy”

Action Network
Justice for Kiah Morris Petition

Seven Days Vermont
“Max Misch Loses Gun Law Challenge in Criminal Case”--by Derek Brouwer

The Root
“'Keep Up These Racial Disparities': Protester Kicked Out of Courtroom for Blasting Judge Who Freed Armed White Nationalist”--by Michael Harriot

VPR
“AG's 'Bias-Incident' Reporting System Falls Flat With Racial Justice Leaders”--By PETER HIRSCHFELD

Photo:
Broadly via YouTube
Kiah Morris on Fighting Racial Harassment | The Scarlet Letter Reports
Morris with Tweets--(The Scarlet Letter Reports/Broadly via YouTube Screenshot)

VT Digger
“Shawn Pratt speaks up during Max Misch hearing”
Pratt Escorted Out for Speaking Up—(VT Digger via YouTube Screenshot)

Bennington Banner
“Misch denies violating release conditions”
Max Misch F-Gun Control (Photo by HOLLY PELCZYNSKI via BENNINGTON BANNER)

VPIRG
“VPIRG co-signs letter in response to Rep. Kiah Morris’ re-election withdrawal”--by VPIRG
Kiah Morris Headshot (Photo via VPIRG)

Hillary's Sources
Wikimedia
Byron Looper
Charlotte Burks
Tommy Burks

Murderpedia
Bryon Anthony Looper

Nashville Scene
"The Death of a Senator: Tommy Burks and Byron (Low Tax) Looper"--by Stephen Elliot

New York Times
"Tennessee Senator's Killing and Opponent's Arrest Upend Small Town"
By Rick Bragg

Photos
Nashville Scene
Byron (Low Tax) Looper--mugshot via Nashville Scene
Tommy Burks--via Nashville Scene
Charlotte Burks--State Senate Photo via Nashville Scene

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Episode 13: Don't Drink the Kool-Aid https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep13notes Wed, 25 Mar 2020 00:00:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 54476ed8-4073-474d-9a0c-acb581d08c13 Hillary and Tina cover former San Francisco Board Supervisor Dan White and Little Rock, Arkansas political Activist Robert “Say” McIntosh.

Hillary's Story
Dan White’s reputation as a local hero and all American guy helped earn him a seat to San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors. But, as he struggled to make ends meet on a public servant’s salary and grew more and more dissatisfied with what he believed to be corrupt politicians, he made a fateful decision that broke hearts throughout San Francisco and the nation.

Tina's Story
Throughout Little Rock, Say McIntosh was known for his vocal critique of local and state politicians, but, when Say lightens up on his usual attacks during Clinton’s presidential campaign, rumors swirl about what may have led to his change of pace.

Hillary's Sources
Wikipedia
Dan White
Harvey Milk
George Moscone
White Night Riots
Moscone-Milk Assassinations

Murderpedia
Daniel James White

New York Times
"DAN WHITE, KILLER OF SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR, A SUICIDE"--By Robert Lindsey

NPR-WLRN
"40 Years After The Assassination Of Harvey Milk, LGBTQ Candidates Find Success"--by Scott Shafer

Photos
Wikipedia
Dan White Television Appearance
George Moscone Headshot

History Channel
Harvey Milk at Desk

Tina's Sources
Wikipedia
Robert “Say” McIntosh

Arkansas Times
“Say McIntosh: The Lion in Winter”--David Koon
“The Says of our lives--Highlights from the colorful public history of Robert McIntosh.”--David Koon

Encyclopedia of Arkansas
“Robert ‘Say’ McIntosh”

Case Text
McIntosh vs. Rep. Party--Frank White--United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

New York Times
“Startling Arkansas, Governor-for-a-Day Sets 2 Convicts Free”--by The Associated Press
“Voters Face Racial Choice in Arkansas Runoff”--Special to The New York Times

Conduit for Action
“When the Governor is away – Saying goodbye to a history of shenanigans”--Conduit for Action

ABC’s 7 (Arkansas)
“Say’s Sweet Potato Pie”--Diana Harbour’s post

Chicago Tribune
“TWO MEN SUING CLINTON ADMIT PERSONAL VENDETTAS”--H.G. Bissinger

UPI
“Robert 'Say' McIntosh says he will hang on a…”

LA Times
“Activist Says He’ll Back Man He Hit on TV” --AP

Photo:
Black Then
“ROBERT ‘SAY’ MCINTOSH: THE SWEET POTATO PIE KING OF LITTLE ROCK”--posted by Jae Jones
Say McIntosh Early Photo

Arkansas Times
“The Says of Our Lives”--David Koon
McIntosh Magazine Cover--via slideshow from Arkansas Times
Say’s Clinton Dinner Poster--via slideshow from Arkansas Times

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Episode 12: Patient Zero https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep12notes Wed, 18 Mar 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 4f125034-3662-4682-b1eb-e153f3579183 Tina and Hillary cover former President Judge of the Luzerne County Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Mark Ciavarella and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Tina's Story
Mark Ciavarella served as judge for the Court of Common Pleas since 1995 where he developed a reputation for his harsh sentencing. But, when the FBI gets tipped off about accusations of nepotism and questionable sentencing of children, Ciavarella’s secret role in an alleged kids for cash scheme is revealed.

Hillary's Story
Throughout his political career, Newt Gingrich was known for his partisan battles that wreaked havoc in Congress. But, when he became Speaker of the House in 1995, he paved the way for the damaging slash and burn politics common today.

Tina's Sources
Wikimedia
Mark Ciavarella
Wilkes Barre
Michael Conahan
Kids for cash scandal

New York Times
“Suit Names 2 Judges Accused in a Kickback Case”--Ian Urbina
“Despite Red Flags About Judges, a Kickback Scheme Flourished”--Ian Urbina
Leaked State Audit--Bureau of Financial Operations, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, via New York Times
“Former Judge Is on Trial in ‘Cash for Kids’ Scheme”--JON HURDLE and SABRINA TAVERNISE

NPR
“Pa. Judge Sentenced To 28 Years In Massive Juvenile Justice Bribery Scandal”--Eyder Peralta

Pocono Record
“US Supreme Court again rejects former judge’s appeal”--Associated Press

Citizens’ Voice
“Feds decline to retry Ciavarella for racketeering”--James Halpin
ABC 16 WNEP: The News Station
“Some Convictions Against Former Judge Ciavarella Vacated”--Dave Bohman

All That’s Interesting
“Kids For Cash: When Judges Took Bribes To Dish Out Harsh Sentences To Juvenile Offenders”--Gina Dimuro

New York Post
“Corrupt ‘Kids for Cash’ judge ruined more than 2,000 lives”--Larry Getlen

Reuters (ROY-ters)
“Former judge sentenced to prison for ‘kids for cash’ scheme”--Dave Warner

Case Law
United States Court of Appeals,Third Circuit. UNITED STATES of America v. Mark CIAVARELLA, Jr., Appellant.

Washington Post
“Pa. judges accused of jailing kids for cash”--MICHAEL RUBINKAM and MARYCLAIRE DALE

League of Women Voters
“Privatization of Prisons”--Ted Volskay

Juvenile Justice
“A Plot with a Scandal: A Closer Look at ‘Kids for Cash’ Documentary”

Our Campaigns
Mark A Ciavarella, Jr.

Courthouse News
“$4.75M Kids for Cash Settlement Approved”--Rose Bouboushian

Kids for Cash the Movie

Photo:
Wikimedia Commons
Mark Ciavarella Mug Shot via US Department of Justice

PennLive
Sandy Fonzo Confronts Ciavarello--Michael J Mullen via PennLive news site

All That’s Interesting
PA Child Care Facility--Matt Rourke, AP via All That’s Interesting

Hillary's Sources
Wikimedia
Contract with America

The Atlantic
"The Man Who Broke Politics"-- by McKay Coppins

Politico
"The Millennial's Guide to Newt Gingrich"--by Julia Ioffe

PBS Frontline
"The Long March of Newt Gingrich"--by Peter J. Boyer

The Daily Beast
"The Inside Story of How Newt Gingrich Single-Handedly Destroyed Congress"--by Timothy McNulty and Brendan McNulty

Photos
Wikimedia
Newt as Professor--by Andrew Hazlett

Stars Unfolded
Newt with Jackie--via Stars Unfolded

LA Times
Newt with Marianne--via La Times

National Review
Newt with Callista--Reuters photo, Jonathan Ernst via Politico

The Atlantic
Baby Newt Cartoon--Daily News via The Atlantic

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Episode 11: Gummy Brain https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep11notes Wed, 11 Mar 2020 00:15:00 -0400 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 1d7e8641-1310-4cfe-bd9b-8aaaf5362782 Hillary and Tina cover and former Waterbury, Connecticut Mayor Philip Giordano and President George Washington’s teeth.

Hillary's Story
Since 1754, founding father George Washington had more than his fair share of dental problems. And, today, people still believe that Washington wore wooden teeth as dentures. But, things were not so simple; in fact, Washington suffered for decades in search of the best teeth.

Tina's Story
For five years, Philip Giordano served as the City of Waterbury mayor. As mayor he prided himself for his work getting the city’s finances in order. But, in 2001, when investigators started looking into his methods for balancing the budget, they discovered that Giordano was even more mucked up than they thought.

Sources

Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
George Washington's Teeth

George Washinton's Mount Vernon
"The Trouble with Teeth"

Revolutionary War Journal
"History of Dentistry in the 18th Century"--Harry Schenawolf

Photos
Collector's Weekly
Dental Keys--from Savigny’s catalog of surgery implements, circa 1798.
Washington's Cheeks--Rembrandt Peale’s first portrait of George Washington
Old Dental Photo-- Louis Leopold Boilly 1827 engraving
George Washington's Dentures Side View--Library of Congress
George Washington's Dentures--via New York Times

Tina's Story

Wikimedia
Philip Giordano
Waterbury, Connecticut

The Baltimore Sun
“Woman In Giordano Sex Abuse Case Is Spared More Prison”--by Edmund H. Mahoney

CNN
“Mayor arrested on sexually related charges involving child”--CNN

New Haven Register
“Giordano is his own man”--by Christopher Hoffman’

New York Times
“A Senate Candidate in a New Spotlight”--by Richard Weizel
“Mayor's Arrest Hits Waterbury Harder Than Past Corruption”--by Charlie Leduff and David M. Herszenhorn
“Rape Charges Against Mayor Of Waterbury”--by Paul von Zielbauer
“Ex-Mayor Convicted in Sex Abuse Case”--by Paul von Zielbauer
“A Young Mayor Offers Tough Love for Waterbury”--by Bill Ryan
“Waterbury Corruption Case Is Moving Forward Again”--by Stacey Stowe

NBC News
“Ex-Mayor guilty of child sex is sentenced again”--by Associated Press

Hartford Courant
“Changing Jobs to Change a City”--by Bill Leukhardt
“His Honor, Mayor Philip A. Giordano: Vain, Power-Hungry, Sexually Obsessed And Increasingly Reckless”--Hartford Courant Staff
“Ex-Waterbury Mayor Phil Giordano, Convicted Of Raping Children, Loses Another Appeal”--by Edmund Mahony
“Judge Describes Child Victims' Anxiety, Self-Loathing As He Sentences Giordano To 37 Years”--by Lynne Tuohy

“Reading Giordano's Response”--by Stan Simpson
“Giordano’s Taped Calls Fill Court”--by Lynn Tuohy

Newstimes
“Judge questions Giordano's abuse of office”--Newstimes

Justia US Law
“United States of America, Appellee, v. Philip A. Giordano, Defendant-appellant, 442 F.3d 30 (2d Cir. 2006)”--US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

New Haven Register
“Ex-mayor Giordano takes child-sex abuse case to US Supreme Court again”--by Dave Collins, AP

Casetext
Doe v. City of Waterbury, US District Court

Photos:
The Waterbury Observer
“Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano Arrested By FBI” --by John Murray
Giordano Mayoral Election Photo--John Murray via the Waterbury Observer

CT News Junkie
Giordano Prison Photo--CT Department of Corruption via CT News Junkie

Wikipedia
Waterbury Clock Tower--Daniel Case via Wikipedia

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Episode 10: Schlemiel Schlimazel https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep10notes Wed, 04 Mar 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com eed37a41-b1ce-4106-bb21-bbf84dfd5226 Hillary and Tina cover former Escambia County Commissioner Willie J. Junior and former Wisconsin State Senator Gary George.

Tina's Story
From 1981 until 2003, Gary George served as Wisconsin’s State Senator known for being a maverick. But, when he failed to toe the party line one too many times, he became embroiled in a recall election and later sank further into the muck of corruption.

Hillary's Story
In 1983, Willie J. Junior made history as the first black commissioner of the Escambia County Commission. When charges of bribery, racketeering, and other crimes come to light, Junior mucks up his legacy. But, it’s his strange disappearance that catapults the Florida town into a decades long mystery.

Sources:

Tina's Story
Wikimedia
Gary George (Wisconsin politician)
Milwaukee

Pioneer Press
“Former Wisconsin senator named in Laos plot court papers”--by Pioneer Press

Politifact
“Gary George says he created school choice”--by Dave Humfoefer

The Badger Herald
“Gary George removed from ballot”--The Badger Herald

Fox 6 Now
“Running for Congress: Convicted felon Gary George”--AP Wire Service

Wisconsin Elections Commission
“About Recalls in Wisconsin”

The Chippewa Herald
“Revolt ousts Senator George” by Todd Richmond (Associated Press)
“State Sen. Gary George indicted on two conspiracy charges”--by Melissa Trujillo
“Former state senator sentenced to 4 years in prison”--by Todd Richmond (Associated Press)

Urban Milwalkee
“Gary George’s Grafton Mansion”--by Michael Horne

Wisconsin State Journal
“State court reinstates Gary George's law license”--by Associated Press

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Gary George vs Gwen Moore, and 2 Republicans face off, in congressional primary”--by Annysa Johnson

Milwaukee Magazine
“Downfall”--by Joel McNally

SFGate
“Ex-Wisconsin lawmaker implicated in Laos coup plot, federal agent says” by Demian Bulwa

Twin City Pioneer Press
“Former Wis. senator implicated in Laos plot had ties to Hmong”--by Pioneer Press

New York Times
“Political Briefing; Name Recognition, But With a Twist”--by B. Drummond Ayres Jr.

Case Law
“Supreme Court of Wisconsin--Re: IN RE: DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS AGAINST Gary R. GEORGE”

Milwaukee Magazine
“Cloak and Dagger”--by Jessica McBride

Photos:
Wisconsin Eye
Gary George Speaking to Reporters (screenshot via YouTube)

Ballotpedia
Gary George (Wisconsin)

Wikipedia
Gwen Moore Congressional Photo (U.S. House Office of Photography)

Hillary's Story
Pensapedia
Willie Junior
W. D. Childers

Rick's Blog
"In 2005: Mysterious Death of Willie Junior"--Rick Outzen

Casetext
McMillan v. Escambia County--United States Court of Appeals

Photos
Pensapedia
Willie Junior Commissioner Photo
W. D. Childers
Childers Swearing-in
Junior Drive-Thru Funeral Home

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Episode 9: Baby Bing https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep9notes Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:00:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 98747aca-61e3-4c98-b04e-34dde80feeb4 Hillary and Tina cover US Senator out of Louisiana David Vitter and former Tennessee Governor Ray Blanton.

Hillary's Story
Throughout his political career, Senator David Vitter championed conservative, family values agenda. But, when journalists highlight names from the DC Madam’s client list, his own morals are called into question.

Tina's Story
Tennessee’s 44th governor, Ray Blanton played an instrumental role in tax reform for the state and in building partnerships with foreign investors. But, in 1978, when suspicions surrounding Blanton’s questionable actions started to bubble to the surface, Tennessee didn’t know what the muck hit them.

Sources
Hillary's Story
Wikipedia
David Vitter
Wendy Vitter

New York Times
"Deripaska and Allies Could Benefit From Sanctions Deal, Document Shows"--Kenneth Vogel
"David Vitter’s Defeat in Louisiana Is a Lost Opportunity for Senate Democrats"--Carl Hulse

NPR
"Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter Gets Tough Questions On Birth Control And Abortion"--video

Vice
"New Details on the Infamous DC Madam Scandal Emerge"--Jason Leopold

Mother Jones
"Here’s the Story Behind That Crazy Story About David Vitter Having a Love Child With a Prostitute"--Tim Murphy

The Advocate
"Once a reformer, David Vitter's now lobbying for Russian oligarch"--Stephanie Grace

Photos:
Britannica
Candidate Photo

Nola.com
Vitter and Wife

Wikipedia
Deborah Jeane Palfrey

Tina's Story
Sources
Wikipedia
Ray Blanton
Marie Ragghianti
Marie (film)
Adamsville, Tennessee

The Evening Independent
“The ‘Hillbilly’ Nixon”--Bill Rose

Tennessee Encyclopedia
Leonard Ray Blanton

Tennessean
“Donald Trump’s troubled presidency recalls Ray Blanton years”--GayNelle Doll
“How one of Tennessee's most dramatic political moments unfolded 40 years ago this week”--Joel Ebert

New York Times
“Blanton Grants Clemency To 52 Tennessee Convicts”--Special to The New York Times
“Goy. Blanton of Tennessee Is Replaced 3 Days Early in Pardons Dispute”--Howell Raines
“Senate Contest”--By George Vecsey
“Blanton’s Uncle Sentenced”--AP

UPI
“Ex-Blanton aides plead guilty in clemency-for-cash scandal”--Tom Humphrey

New Jersey Globe
“The ‘Pardon me, Ray’ Story”--David Wildstein

WKRN Nashville
“Turbulent Transition: The story behind the sudden swearing in of Lamar Alexander 40 years ago”--Hunter Patterson

AP
“Ray Blanton, 66, Ex-Governor Ousted in a Tennessee Scandal”--The Associated Press

Genius
Pardon Me, Ray Lyrics--Brian Christie

YouTube
Pardon Me, Ray Audio--Brian Christie, YouTube

The Knoxville Focus
Ray Blanton, Part 5--design

History Collection
Top Six Corrupt Politicians

Photos:
Wikipedia
Ray Blanton—via Library of Congress

Genius
Pardon Me, Ray Record--via Genius.com

Nashville Tennessean
Lamar Alexander Swearing In--via Nashville Tennessean

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Episode 8: Shrimp Boy https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep8notes Wed, 19 Feb 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com d174e792-5646-4fe6-be8a-62bcc119e610 Tina and Hillary cover the story of former California State Senator Leland Yee and President James Garfield.

Tina's Story
In 2014, California State Senator LeLand Yee was celebrated for his leadership, gun control advocacy, support of first amendment rights, and more. But, an FBI raid on Yee’s office highlighted a level of hypocrisy that shook the civic foundation of the state, landing a ten on the Richter Scale of California’s history.

Hillary’s Story
In 1881, newly elected President James Garfield fought against political corruption throughout his career, but when a member of the Stalwarts seeks revenge for a perceived slight, the course of history is changed forever.

Sources:
Tina's Story

Wikipedia
“Leland Yee”

SFWeekly
“A tale of two Yee’s: Norman Yee may have unwittingly benefited from Leland Yee”--Rachel Swan

“Calif. state Sen. Yee had role in case against Ed Jew”--Phillip Matier And Andrew Ross

“Good Scout, Bad Boy: Examining the Virtues of Leland Yee”--Matt Smith

BeyondChron
“How the Media Protected Leland Yee”--Randy Shaw

Ballotpedia
“Leland Yee”
“California Proposition 50, Legislator Suspension Amendment (June 2016)”

Snopes
"Was Ex-California State Senator and Gun Control Advocate Leland Yee Arrested for Gun Trafficking?"--Bethania Plama

The Guardian
“Former California state senator Leland Yee sentenced to five years in prison”

Daily Republic
“Few can reconcile Leland Yee with the charges against him”--Tribune Content Agency

Represent Us
“CALIFORNIA BADBOYS: SENATOR LELAND YEE AND ‘SHRIMP BOY’”

ABCLocal
LeLand Yee Criminal Complaint

San Francisco Examiner
“DA, FBI announce formation of political corruption task force”--Jonah Owen Lamb

CalWatchdog
“Not a single Leland Yee gun-control bill was signed into law”--John Hrabe

California State Senate
Leeland Yee

Forbes
“Senator Yee Knew Conspiracy Would Send Money To Islamic Militants And Arms To North Africa”--Gregory S. McNeal

CBS SF Bay Area
“Man Who Threatened To Kill State Sen. Leland Yee Faces 10 Year Sentence”--CBS News Service

KQED California Public Radio
“Prop. 50: Should Legislature Be Able to Suspend Lawmakers Without Pay?”--Ben Adler

KPCC
“Leland Yee investigation: 8 shocking details from the affidavit”--Sharon McNary

Photos
LA Times
Shrimp Boy--Jen Siska via LA Times

Wikimedia
Leland Yee Headshot--photo by Nancy Wong

NBC Bay Area
Leland Yee--Screenshot via NBC Bay Area News

Hillary's Story

Wikipedia
"James A. Garfield"

The Atlantic
"How the Assassination of James A. Garfield Haunts VA Reform"--Norm Ornstein

Mental Floss
"8 Things You Might Not Know About James A. Garfield"--by Jake Rossen

Encyclopedia Brittanica
"James A. Garfield: President of United States"

Photos
Wikipedia
Garfield Election Poster via Library of Congress
Presidential Portrait via Library of Congress
Guiteau via Jacek Halicki via Wikimedia Commons
Garfield and Wife via Western Reserve Historical Society

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Episode 7: Brad Pitt 4-Ever https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep7notes Wed, 12 Feb 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com c07bc585-0266-4c0b-96e6-58f057653018 Hillary and Tina cover the story of former Michigan State Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat and former Kentucky Campbell County Judge and School Board member Timothy Nolan.

Hillary's Story
When Tea Party candidates Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat win their respective elections, they join forces as outsiders in the State House and their party. But, when rumors start swirling about an illicit affair, a media storm sweeps the state.

Tina's Story
In 2017, Timothy Nolan was a highly respected former Campbell County judge and newly elected member of Kentucky’s Campbell County School Board. But, when Nolan’s nefarious acts are finally revealed, he turns out to be the antithesis of the convervative crusader he pretended to be.

Sources:
Hillary's Story

Wikipedia
Todd Courser
Cindy Gamat
Tea Party Movement

The Detroit News
"Former Rep. Courser gets 12 months probation for 'false flag' email"--Beth LeBlanc

M Live
"Todd Courser, Cindy Gamrat: How a sex scandal turned into 6 felony charges"--Emily Lawler

YouTube
"Michigan Lawmakers Caught in Love Affair Cover Up"--ABC's 2020

Photos:
M Live
Courser and Gamrat Rep Photos--Danielle Duval via M Live

West Michigan Politics Blog
Courser Gamrat Footrub Photo--via West Michigan Politics Blog

New York Daily News
Courser and Gamrat on Michigan House Floor--Dale G. Young via New York Daily News

Tina's Sources
Wikipedia
Tim Nolan (Politician)

Campbell County Kentucky
Campbell County Home Page

Local 12 News
“Former Campbell Co. judge charged with human trafficking”--Joe Webb

“Tim Nolan files lawsuits against family from prison”--Joe Webb

Fox Chattanooga
“Judge advises Tim Nolan, who is representing himself, that he "has a fool for a client"--Joe Webb

ABC6
“Former Cincinnati-area judge, school board member sentenced for human trafficking”--Joe Webb

River City News
"Campbell Co. School Board Member, Former Judge Charged with Human Trafficking"

Cincinnati The Enquirer

“NKY Notebook: Investigation involves former judge”--Scott Wartman

“Tim Nolan, judge accused of human trafficking, asks to withdraw guilty plea: 'What is going on?’”--Scott Wartman

“Former judge files suit over KKK photo”--Scott Wartman

“Tim Nolan was a judge. Tim Nolan was a conservative activist. Tim Nolan was a human trafficker”--Scott Wartman

“Judge Tim Nolan indicted on more charges going back 50 years”--Scott Wartman

WCPO Cinncinati
“Ex-Campbell County judge sentenced to 20 years for sex crimes”--James Leggate

UPI
“Ex-Kentucky judge sentenced to 20 years for human trafficking”--Ray Downs

Kentucky.gov
“ATTORNEY GENERAL BESHEAR: PROSECUTOR WHO HELPED CONVICT FORMER NORTHERN KENTUCKY JUDGE RECOGNIZED BY HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS ADVOCATES”--Terry Sebastian or Crystal Staley

“Beshear, Law Enforcement, Advocates Working to Stop Human Traffickers at 144th Kentucky Derby”--
Terry Sebastian or Crystal Staley

AP News
“Former judge in Kentucky fighting sex charges”--Bruce Shreiner

National Human Trafficking Hotline
Help and Hotline

Photos
Campbell County Kentucky
Campbell County Main Street--screenshot via Campbell County Kentucky
Campbell County Hills--screenshot via Campbell County Kentucky

Kentucky Online Offender Lookup
Nolan Inmate Photo--via Kentucky Online Offender Lookup

YouTube (Channel 12 Segment)
Nolan Court Screenshot--via Channel 12 Segment on YouTube

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Episode 6: Throw a Chair https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep6notes Wed, 05 Feb 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 37885096-6155-4455-856e-85009c185752 Hillary and Tina cover the Chicago Alderman Edward Burke and former Mount Pleasant, Iowa Mayor Edward "Edd" King."

Tina's Story
Mayor Edd King was a beloved and innovative leader of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. But, on December 10th, 1986, an encounter with an aggrieved, reclusive consitutent changes the history of the once peaceful town forever.

Hillary's Story
Since 1969 Alderman, Edward Burke, ruled Chicago's 14th ward. But, in 2019 after years of kickbacks, Burke has to defend himself against corruption charges.

Sources
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Mount Pleasant

Tom Vilsack

Chicago Tribune
“Iowa Vets Drummed Out Veteran”--Rogers Worthington

The New York Times
“Killing in Council Chamber Stuns City in Rural Iowa”--Andrew H. Malcolm

“Murder Case in Suspect’s Past”--UPI

“Slain Mayor in Iowa Eulogized at Service”--UPI

Associated Press
“Slain Mayor Remembered As 'Dedicated'; Suspect Called 'Oddball'”--David Speer

“Man Says He Has No Regrets About Killing Mayor Over Sewer Dispute”--David Speer

“Mayor Killed, Two Council Members Wounded In Meeting Gunfire”--David Speer

USA Today
“Tears flow as memorial fountain to slain mayor is removed”--Kyle Munson

League of California Cities
“Physical Security and Public Officials”--Robert Herrick

Cut Bank Pioneer Press
“Convicted murderer dead at 81”--Jim Hekel

Photos
Wikimedia
Mount Pleasant
Main Street Mount Pleasant

City of Mount Pleasant
Mount Pleasant Comprehensive Plan 2017
Mayor Edd King Early Photo

The Courier
“Man Kills Mt. Pleasant Mayor; Two Council Members Wounded”--AP
Ralph Orin Davis Handcuffed

The Hawkeye
Mayor Edward Edd King Memorial Fountain--Photo by John Loveretta via The Hawkeye

Hillary's Story
New York Times
"Live, at Chicago's City Hall: It's the 'Jerry Springer Show'"--Bruce Weber

Chicago Magazine
"In 1997, We Profiled Ed Burke. He Was in Trouble Then, Too"--Phobe Mogharei

Wikipedia
Chicago City Council

Edward M Burke

Chicago Tribune
"Feds charge Ald. Edward Burke, allege wiretap on cellphone captures him in attempted extortion"--Jason Meisner

Photos
Chicago Tribune
Young Edward Burke

Burke and Alderman Timothy Evans

Chicago Sun Times
Older Burke

Mental Floss
Jerry Springer Show

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Episode 5: The Anonymous Letter https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep5notes Wed, 29 Jan 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com ac3f2947-30b4-4048-a27b-da36c4ff063f Hillary and Tina cover the political failures of America’s HIV/AIDS crisis and former Roslyn County Superintendent Frank Tassone.

Hillary’s Story:
In the mid to late 1970s, gay men throughout America started dying at major rates from what appeared to be minor infections. By the time government entities, politicians, and community leaders focused more on why this was happening, rather than who it happened to, more than five thousand people had died.

Tina’s Story:
In 2002, Roslyn County School Board members believed Superintendent Frank Tassone had their best interest when he quietly prevented a potential scandal from going public and tarnishing the County’s pristine reputation. But, in 2004, the curtain lifted on the well-dressed and well-respected Tassone, and his pursuit of the good life finally caught up with him.

Sources
Hillary's Story
New York Times
"Judging Mayor Koch’s AIDS Record, Whispers Aside"--Ginia Bellafante

NBC News
"LGBTQ History Month: The early days of America's AIDS crisis"--Tim Fitzsimons

UCSF
"Thirty Years of AIDS: A Timeline of the Epidemic"--Lisa Cisneros

Avert
"History of HIV and AIDS Overview"--Avert

Wikipedia
HIV/AIDS

Photos
Time
"The Photo That Changed the Face of AIDS"--Ben Cosgrove
David Kirby--by Therese Frare

NBC News
"LGBTQ History Month: The early days of America's AIDS crisis"--Tim Fitzsimons
ACT UP Activists--by Catherine McGann

ACT UP Poster--by ACT UP New York

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Nassau County, New York

New York Times
“Roslyn Schools Superintendent Resigns as Officials Investigate District's Financial Scandal”--Michelle O'Donnell

New York Times
“A Suspicious Clerk and a School Scandal”--Paul Vitello

New York Magazine
“The Bad Superintendent”--Robert Kolker

“Former Schools Chief of Roslyn Gets 4 to 12 Years in Fraud”--Paul Vitello

Newsday
“Roslyn's Tassone to be released from prison early”--Joie Tyrrell

Vanity Fair
“The Unbelievable New York School Scandal That Inspired Hugh Jackman’s New Movie”--Julie Miller

Photos
Newsday
Frank Tassone Arraignment--Karen Wiles Stabile

Newsday
“Suffolk political attack ad pictures the wrong man”-Rick Brand
Wrong Tassone in Ad

Vanity Fair
“The Unbelievable New York School Scandal That Inspired Hugh Jackman’s New Movie”--Julie Miller
Tassone/Jackman Side by Side

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Episode 4: Beam Me Up, Mr. Speaker https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep4notes Wed, 22 Jan 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 70f84c06-8604-4855-9b17-2727bbe5919b Hillary and Tina cover former Minnesota US House Representative Cornelia “Coya” Knutson and former Ohio US House Representative James “Jimbo” Traficant.

Tina’s Story:
In 1985, former Mahoning Valley Sheriff, James Traficant began his 17 career as Ohio's 17th District US House Representative. But, in 2002, the colorful Mahoning Valley congressman finally had to account for a lifetime of corrupt, crooked, and criminal behavior.

Hillary's Story
In 1950, Cornelia “Coya” Knutson ran for and won a Minnesota House Seat and later became the first female US House Representative for the state. But, when she refused to endorse her party’s presidential primary nominee, political leaders expose a secret from her past in an attempt to smear her name tarnish her reputation.

Sources:
Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Youngstown, Oh
RICO

The New Republic
Crimetown, USA--David Grann

Showbiz Cheatsheet
“Surprising Things You Never Knew about the House of Representatives”--Rachel Diaz

Independent
“James Traficant: Maverick politician who became only the second person to be thrown out of Congress since the American Civil War”--Matt Schudel

NPR
"Ex-Rep. James Traficant Dies at 73"--on Morning Edition

Forbes
“James Traficant Jr. And The Taxpayer's Burden”--Peter Reilly

Law Resource
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Document

Morning Journal
“James Traficant cause of death was asphyxia, coroner says”--AP

Congressional Research Service
“ Status of a Senator Who Has Been Indicted for or Convicted of a Felony”--Jack Maskell

Downfall Dictionary
“Jim Traficant Beamed Out”--Dirk Langeveld

CNN
“Traficant guilty of bribery, racketeering”

United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
United States vs. Traficant--02-3864

American Mafia
“The Trials of Traficant”--James Ridgway deSzigethy

Amazon Prime
Traficant: The Congressman of Crimetown

Photos
Belt Magazine
“‘A Champion of the People’: Youngstown Says Goodbye to Jim Traficant”--Vince Guerrieri
Traficant Memorabilia

Thinking Through History
"Friday Fun: The Absurd, The Serious, And The Useless In History Trivia"--Tim Lacy
Traficant Leisure Suit

NPR
“Why Youngstown, Ohio Loved ‘Jimbo’ Traficant--Marilyn Geewax
Traficant Courtroom--Associated Press--Joe Marquette

Hillary's Story
NPR
"The Congresswoman Whose Husband Called Her Home"--Liz Halloran
The New York Times
"Coya Knutson, 82, Legislator; Husband Sought Her Defeat"--Robert Mcg. Thomas Jr.
Smithsonian Magazine
"Friends in the House, Hostility at Home"--Gilbert King

Photos
MNopedia
Coya Knutson, 1955
Coya with Farmers

History, Art, and Archives
Coya and Andy Knutson--Associated Press Wire Photo

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Episode 3: Like Evil Idiots https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep3notes Wed, 15 Jan 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com f177c248-8a19-4dd3-94e3-952c8b1bf2aa Hillary and Tina cover former Rockland County Texas, District Attorney Louis “Bill” Conradt, Jr and former Amsterdam, Ohio police chief, David Cimperman Hillary’s Story:
In 2006, NBC’s Dateline ran an undercover sting operation to catch potential predators in Murphy, Texas. But, when beloved Rockland County, Assistant District Attorney, Bill Conradt, Jr’s name gets tallied about, things take a deadly turn.

Tina’s Story:
In 2019, USA Network Investigation uncovered a slew of corrupt cops across the nation. And, when Amsterdam, OH officials realize police chief, David Cimperman, is caught up in the scandal, they finally learn the truth about his murky past.

Sources:
Hillary's Story
NPR
"Ethics of NBC's Sting Show 'To Catch a Predator'"--Talk of the Nation

Wikipedia
"Louis Conradt"
"To Catch a Predator"

Esquire Magazine
"Tonight on Dateline This Man Will Die"--Luke Dittrich

Colombia Journalism Review
"The Shame Game: 'To Catch a Predator' is propping up NBC’s Dateline, but at what cost?"--Douglas McCollam

Photos
Esquire Magazine
SWAT Team
Arrest Warrant
Hansen and Chief Myrick
Louis Bill Conradt, Jr.

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
Amsterdam, Ohio

USA Today
“Fired for a felony, again for perjury. Meet the new police chief”--James Pilcher, Aaron Hegarty, Eric Litke and Mark Nichols, USA TODAY Network

Ohio Times Reporter
“Dave Cimperman, ex-New Philadelphia police officer, featured in USA Today probe” --Jon Baker

CBS News
“How an officer fired twice from one police department became chief of another”--CBS Interactive Inc.

Wonkette
“America Knows How To Handle Bad Cops: Make Them Police Chief!”--Doktor Zoom

New Philadelphia City Council
December 23, 2002 (re: Cimperman suing city again)

New Philadelphia City Council
January 13, 2003 Meeting Minutes (re: Cimperman reinstatement)

New Philadelphia Municipal Court
Schedule of Fines

Cornell Law School--Legal Information Institute
Wiretap Code

Photos
USA Today--article above
Cimperman Headshot and Cimperman Vehicle

New Philadelphia Reporter--article above
Cimperman Photo New Philadelpia Police Force and Cimperman Vehicle in Garage

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Episode 2: Sweet Communion https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep2notes Wed, 08 Jan 2020 00:15:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 9ffb6855-d7a6-4744-80d3-fad5e1e10440 Tina’s Story:
In 1986, Budd Dwyer found himself mired in a political bribery scandal. His alleged decision to take a 300K kickback mucked up his pristine reputation as Pennsylvania state treasurer. Dwyer professed his innocence and had a loyal following of supporters, but with an upcoming sentencing, Dwyer’s back was up against the wall. Then, he made a fateful decision that shocked Pennsylvania residents and gripped the nation.

Hillary’s Story:
In 1887, Kentucky House Representative William Preston Taulbee faces major repercussions after local journalist Charles Kincaid exposes Taulbee’s affair with a young, beautiful teenage clerk. With a marriage on the rocks and ruined career, Taulbee terrorizes Kincaid for years, until a fateful encounter on the stairs of a basement restaurant in the Capitol Building.

Sources:

Tina's Story
Wikipedia
R. Budd Dwyer

From Eighty Four Films:
Honest Man: The Life of R. Budd Dwyer

All That’s Interesting
R. Budd Dwyer and the Death of an “Honest Man”

Ranker
The Video of Budd Dwyer’s Suicide is Infamous, but Do You Know Why He Did It?

Associated Press--Michael Hirsh
“Dwyer Eulogized as Innocent Victim”

Penn Live
“Former Pennsylvania Treasurer R. Budd Dwyer's controversial death re-examined in new film”

The Morning Call
“DWYER SOUGHT SPECTER'S HELP TO GET A PRESIDENTIAL PARDON”

Washington Post--Elanor Randolph
“WITNESSES TO DEATH JOURNALISTS QUESTION THEIR ROLE"

Associated Press--David Morris
“Pennsylvania Treasurer Kills Self At News Conference”

LA Times
“Family to Get $1.28-Million Pension in Suicide of Pennsylvania Official”

PetaPixel
“The Day That Made AP Photographers Switch to 100% Color Film”

New York Times
“Governor’s Widow Goes to Senate”

Photos
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Photograph of Budd Dwyer--1980s

Dwyer Family
Budd Dwyer swearing in as Pennsylvanian state treasurer, 1984

News Lanc
Dwyer Final Statements

Observer Gazette
Dwyer Moments Before Death

Hillary's Story
Encyclopedia.com
Charles Kincaid Trial: 1891--Mark Thorburn

NPR
"A Historic Killing at the Capitol Building"

Law Library
"Kincaid Pleads Self-Defense"

Photos
Skeptical Inquirer
Taulbee as a young man--copy by Joe Nickell

WAMU Radio
Charles Kincaid Drawing--Robert Pohl

NPR
Taulbee Scandal Article--from 1887 Washington Post

Quest-France
Bloody Staircase Photo

NPR
Bloody Staircase Close Up Photo--Peter Overby

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Episode 1: How Many Licks https://themuckpodcast.fireside.fm/articles/ep1notes Sun, 22 Dec 2019 15:00:00 -0500 themuckpodcast@gmail.com 736c519f-ebc8-4f73-bb83-1361a97312ec Hillary’s Story:
In 1991, Doug Danziger resigned from his position as Vice Mayor of Fort Lauderdale after allegedly engaging with housewife turned sex worker, Kathy Willets. Prior to his resignation, Danziger often spoke out against what he saw as immoral behavior in a moral crusade to clean up Fort Lauderdale. His purported behavior sent shock waves throughout the city.

Tina’s Story:
In 2017, Nancy Oakley found herself in a sticky situation that led to her resignation as Madeira Beach Commissioner. With a few misdemeanors and infractions, Oakley had some detractors, but when Madeira Beach residents found out she allegedly assaulted then City Manager Shane Crawford in the fall of 2012, they went mad for the story.

Sources:

Hillary's Story
Danziger: News Article--from LA Times

Danziger: News Article from Sun Sentinel

Danziger: News Article from Sun Sentinel

Danziger: AP News Article from the Associated Press

Photos
Danziger: Fort Lauderdale Beach Spring Beach Photo from Paul Diaz via Pinterest

Danziger: Willets' Newspaper Ad Screenshot/Danziger Screenshot via YouTube

Tina's Story
Oakley: Report of Investigation from Respect Mad Beach from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: Filed Allegation from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: Letter from Steve Aidio--from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: Additional Official Documents--from Respect Mad Beach

Oakley: News Article from The Ledger

Photos
Oakley: Video of Shane Crawford from MSN

Oakley: Petit Theft Documents from Pinellas County Public Records

Oakley: Photo from Tampa Bay Times

Oakley: 2012 King of the Beach Event from Old Salt Fishing King of Beach Event Booklet

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