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Virginia Candidate's Green Car Business Sues for $85 Million Over Visa 'Fraud' Article

Controversy erupted last week over a “green jobs” business founded by Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman who is now running for governor of Virginia. GreenTech Automotive (GTA), the company McAuliffe started in 2009, has filed an $85 million libel lawsuit against Watchdog.org, a project of the non-profit Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity, for an article critical of GTA’s use of “an immigrant-investor program to raise […]

American Idol may be Sued Amid Accusations of Racism

  Nine black men who were contestants on American Idol are seeking permission from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to sue the mega-hit talent show amid allegations of racism. Their attorney, James H. Freeman, claims Idol broke California state employment statutes which prohibit employers from questioning potential employees about any history of arrest, stating that “Their personal and professional lives remain permanently and severely impaired.” Freeman suggests that the Idol […]