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Entries by ProPublica from 02/2009

Commission on Wartime Contractors Discovers.... Afghanistan

| Posted 02.03.2009 | World

The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan met for the first time in D.C. today, the start of a probe into corruption, abuse and fraud that may one day top a trillion dollars in cost.

Did Paulson Get a Good Deal for Taxpayers?

| Posted 02.06.2009 | Business

by Paul Kiel, ProPublica Former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson said last October that the taxpayers shouldn't fret about putting $250 billion in th...

House vs. Senate Stimulus Bills

| Posted 02.10.2009 | Politics

Some highlights: The House version would spend $60 billion more on education -- the Senate version adds more than $100 billion for tax cuts to individuals and families.

What School Construction Cuts Could Mean for Your District

| Posted 02.11.2009 | Politics

by Michael Grabell and Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica One of the more poignant moments from President Barack Obama's news conference Monday night was w...

Congress Brags About "Pork" in Pork-Free Bill

| Posted 02.18.2009 | Politics

Legislators switched from guarded rhetoric about a pork-free package to messages plugged with lardoons to highlight local projects and specific programs squeezed into the bill by individual lawmakers.

Obama Admin. On Detention Policy: "What He Said"

| Posted 02.24.2009 | Politics

In a court filing Friday, President Obama's lawyers declared that the new policy on detention is the same as Bush's.

Gov't Report Slams IRS for Lax Oversight of Tax Preparers

| Posted 02.26.2009 | Business

by Jennifer LaFleur, ProPublica The IRS allows tax preparers who have been penalized or sentenced in a criminal proceeding for tax shelter violation...