Koch Industries, a leader of industry resistance to proposed post-9/11 anti-terrorism safeguards at petrochemical plants, owns 56 facilities using hazardous chemicals that put 4.8 million Americans who live nearby at risk.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said two reactors were taken off line near Lake Anna in central Virginia, near the epicenter of Tuesday's earthquake, which shook buildings up and down the east coast.
Even by Washington standards, health information technology companies seem exceptional; 70% of registered lobbyists who worked for such firms in the past two quarters have passed through Washington's infamous "revolving door."
The FBI's 2010 "Year in Review" mortgage fraud report says the agency has used wiretaps, undercover operatives and "tactical analysis coupled with advanced statistical correlations and computer technologies." Not everyone is impressed.
Critics charge S&P played an important role in lobbying to prevent Wall Street from being held accountable for abusive practices -- and by providing their seal of approval to toxic mortgages that helped spark America's economic woes.