Study: Too many marathons can kill

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Running too many marathons in a lifetime could be dangerous for the heart and lead to an early death, U.S. medical researchers said.

Tape on fake votes ousts Rep. Moran's son

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- The son of Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., resigned from his father's campaign after a covert video showed him discussing how to forge documents and cast sham ballots.

Coroner: Breitbart died of heart failure

LOS ANGELES, April 21 (UPI) -- Conservative gadfly Andrew Breitbart, who died suddenly near his Los Angeles home in March, was killed by heart disease, a coroner's report said Friday.

O'Keefe targets Ohio state workers

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 21 (UPI) -- Social services workers in three Ohio counties are the latest targets of a videotaped sting by conservative activist James O'Keefe.

Right-wing sting snags NPR executive

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- An NPR executive fell into a conservative trap when he told two men posing as donors the U.S. broadcaster would be better off without federal funds.

Suit filed over ACORN tapes

SAN DIEGO, July 14 (UPI) -- An ACORN employee in San Diego who was secretly filmed by activists last year has filed an invasion of privacy suit in federal court, observers say.

4 plead guilty in Sen. Landrieu video plot

NEW ORLEANS, May 26 (UPI) -- Four men pleaded guilty in New Orleans Wednesday to entering the office of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu posing as telephone repairmen to secretly record her staff.

Prosecutors clear ACORN in N.Y. case

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- The community organizing group ACORN did nothing wrong in its dealings with conservative activists posing as a prostitute and a pimp, New York prosecutors said.
4 charged in alleged phone tamper plot

4 charged in alleged phone tamper plot

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- A conservative filmmaker and three others were charged Tuesday with a plot to tamper with the office phones of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., authorities said.

ACORN sues undercover filmmakers

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- ACORN is suing filmmakers who taped staff in Baltimore giving advice to people posing as a pimp and prostitute, the community organizing group said Wednesday.

ACORN retains former Mass. A.G. for review

BOSTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The community group ACORN announced Tuesday it has retained a former Massachusetts attorney general to supervise its internal investigation of its practices.

ACORN workers allegedly advised pimp

BALTIMORE, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Footage of ACORN workers in Baltimore allegedly offering advice to a purported pimp and prostitute on how to avoid paying taxes was posted on the Internet.

Omega-3 fatty acids always benefit heart

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12 (UPI) -- Omega-3 fatty acids may sometimes result in "fishy burp," but the fatty acids always benefit the cardiovascular system, a U.S. doctor says.
James O'Keefe
A handout image of James O'Keefe, one of four men accused of attempted phone tampering at the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) in New Orleans, provided by the U.S. Marshals Service. The men were arrested on January 26, 2010 and charged with entering a government property under false pretenses for the purpose of committing a felony. UPI/U.S. Marshal Service

James E. O'Keefe III (born June 28, 1984) is a conservative American activist who has produced videos of public figures that were shot undercover. He came to national attention after publishing recordings of workers at Planned Parenthood in 2008 and at ACORN in 2009. The videos were shot via hidden camera in order to capture his targets' unguarded behavior, and he has used the videos to represent his targets as unethical, irresponsible or biased.

Some of O'Keefe's projects have generated controversy and have influenced Congressional votes. Some of his sting operations have been discovered by his targets, with one resulting in O'Keefe's arrest and conviction; others have resulted in lawsuits filed against him. O'Keefe's videos have been examined by law enforcement agencies and news organizations, and they were found to have been selectively edited to misrepresent his subjects and deceive viewers. His example has motivated a public debate on what it means to be a journalist and on what constitutes good journalistic practice when false pretenses are used.

O'Keefe became politically active while at Rutgers University. He cofounded a conservative student paper, the Rutgers Centurion, which publicized his first undercover video in 2005. After graduating he continued to produce videos, partnering with pro-life activist Lila Rose in 2007. In 2009 Andrew Breitbart paid him for the option to publish new videos on BigGovernment.com exclusively. In June 2010, O'Keefe formed a 501(c)(3) organization, Project Veritas, with the stated mission to "investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct."

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