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Prosecutors Launch Investigation Of Paterson Over Gaming Contract

WPIX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK (WPIX) - PIX News has learned that federal prosecutors are investigating Governor David Paterson's awarding of a lucrative contract to a poli...

Angelides Commission Staff Announced Before Probe Into 2008 Meltdown

Los Angeles Times | Michael Hiltzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Angelides commission, convened by Congress to investigate the financial meltdown of 2008, today announced a passel of "senior staff" appointments....

Sources: SEC Gearing Up For Insider-Trading Crackdown

Bloomberg | By Joshua Gallu and David Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Federal investigators are gearing up to file charges against a wider array of insider-trading networks, some linked to the criminal case against billi...

Burd Ford owner Richard Burd found dead | John Tuohy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The owner of Burd Ford in Lawrence was found dead in his office this morning, apparently by suicide. Richard A. Burd, 43, was found by his wife and po...

Nidal Hasan Warned Army During 2007 Walter Reed Speech, Urged Release Of Muslims From US Military

Washington Post | Dana Priest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Army psychiatrist believed to have killed 13 people at Fort Hood warned a roomful of senior Army physicians a year and a half ago that to avoid "a...

Bush Damage To DOJ's Civil Rights Division Will Take Years To Fix

The Daily Beast | Benjamin Sarlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Attorney General Eric Holder committed this week to repairing the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, one of the most scandal-plagued institut...

Shoot the Kitten

Jonathan Richards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

Sheriff Obama doesn't want any trouble, but Dirty Dick Cheney keeps raising the stakes. Are we nearing High Noon?...

Obama's "Drip, Drip, Drip..." Intelligence Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama faces a steady drip, drip, drip of stories leaking and becoming public. Wiretapping stories, torture stories, and secret CIA covert stories were all in the news in the past week alone.

The CIA and Murdoch Will Get Away With It

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The CIA and the Murdoch organization are protected by their own consistently bad behavior and negative image.

Blood and Treasure: Free Trade Human Plasma Across the US Mexican Border?

Aram Roston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aram Roston

The United States is the world's leading exporter of human plasma - providing about 70 per cent of global supplies, the biggest player in what is now a multibillion dollar business.

High Time for Change?

Christal Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christal Smith

Alcohol is far more dangerous than marijuana, so just regulate marijuana, control it, and tax it and we'll be far, far ahead of where we are today.

Truth or Reconciliation?

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Russ Baker

Official investigations of the Bush administration are on the way. Politicians will appear heroic. The media will get a hot story they won't have to do a bit of digging for. And the rest of us?

HuffPost Breaks Another Bailout Story: Reform Groups Demand Investigation!

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

Too many Americans believe money buys results in Congress -- an idea that heightens cynicism about our democracy and weakens civic engagement.

Talking With The F.B.I.'s Undercover Source In Alaska's VECO Corruption Case

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: "It's going to be a tight race, but Stevens could still win this thing. Stevens has been around so long, and we do have a very partisan situation up here in Alaska."

"Investigate Congress for Anti-Americanism", Says Republican Michelle Bachmann: A Glimpse of the Future

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The strategy for Republicans is clear: win by any means necessary and they lose, then delegitimize the victory.

Exclusive Interview: Frank Prewitt, Author Of Last Bridge To Nowhere

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Prewitt: The book is my experience working as the confidential source who spent nearly four years helping the F.B.I. pry the lid open on the sordid world of political corruption in Alaska and Washington.

Friday Talking Points [50] -- Can I Call You Joe?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I refuse to get too wrapped up in the question of who "won" the debate. In general, unless one candidate obviously self-destructs, this question is answered subjectively and personally. That's not to say I didn't think Biden did better. I did.

Afghanistan September 2008: Karzai Under Pressure Amid Rising Civilian Casualities & Calls for Troops Withdrawal

Shoaib Harris | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Shoaib Harris

Local newspapers have called the increasing civilian casualties, "huge crisis" as Afghans began dawn-to-dusk fasting on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.

Larry Flynt And The Politics Of Hope

Jon Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Raymond

In this upside-down country of lying presidents and corrupt politicians, it seems almost natural that the one true champion of real American values is a world-class pornographer.

Oil Prices Were Manipulated, U.S. Government Commission Charges

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

The agency charged with "ensuring the integrity of the futures & options market," has accused Optiver Holding of manipulating the prices of crude oil, heating oil and gasoline futures on the NY Mercantile Exchange.

Precedent George Bush

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Bush's term in office will be remembered for the precedents it set, particularly in relation to the presidential power, and the separation of powers between the three branches of U.S. government.

Sam Stein

White House Obstructing Plame Investigation | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Bush Administration is actively blocking Congress' investigation into the outing of once-covert CIA agent Valerie Plame, according to House Oversi...