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White House Bypasses Congress To Buy Illinois Prison

The Obama administration and Federal Bureau of Prisons is buying the Thomson, Ill. Correctional Center from the state for $165 million, Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s office announced Tuesday.

The unusual move to “reprogram” existing Justice Department funding bypassed House appropriators, who had objected to the purchase.

Source: Politico. Read full article. (link)

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  • Ralph Wylie||

    Don't panic, they're just securing their quarters for after the election. It's rumored to be renamed the 'Fast Furious Eric Holder-Holder Minimum Security Day Spa.'
    Michelle Obama is rumored to be the travel agent in charge of bookings. Barack Obama is said to not be going, but is sending an empty chair for a stand-in. He prefers to serve at 'Egypt on the Med.'